SPORTS CAMP INFO
Football team wraps up season with senior sweep at awards night
November 8, 2012By Nick Holland of Southport High School
The Cards football team finished off their season with their Sectional loss to Lawrence Central. Awards were given to the players at a banquet last night, Nov. 7. The MVP went to senior Robert Webb. The Most Improved player award was given to senior Emanuel Massaquoi. The Mental Attitude award went to senior Zach Goelz and the Sportsmanship award went to senior Max Doughty, who went down halfway through the season with
“The season went really well,” head coach Mr. Bill Peebles said. “I’m really happy with how we did. This year I believe we competed really well.”
With the small amount of seniors lead the team and with the multiple young guys on the team they still ended third in Conference Indiana behind favorite to win the state title LC and Pike, giving the team their fifth straight winning season.
“Any time we can come in the top half of our conference and beat Perry Meridian, it’s a good season,” Peebles said.
Five sophomores were on varsity this year for the Cards. Dondaycee Millbrook, Donovon Millbrook, and William Griffin were on the defense and Cardell Tucker and Kyle McAtee were on offense.
“I feel we have a great opportunity next year if our returning players commit in the weight room,” Peebles said.
Peebles noted that positives for the Cards this year were the senior leadership, mental toughness, and overall chemistry of the players. Negatively though Peebles said that younger guys need to hit the weight room more in order to prepare for the strong more fast-paced game in high school. Strength will be “key” for next season according to Peebles.
Thank you for following the Southport football team throughout their season.
SHS News Bureau