The Paoli Rams football team had their annual banquet on Sunday, December 9 in the high school cafeteria. Head coach Jeremy Lowery, opened up the banquet with a short speech about the success the Rams had this season. Following this, awards were given to players based on their performance in the recent Sectional-winning season. Player awards are separated into the categories of team awards and individual postseason awards.
The team awards, voted on by the team, included most valuable player and offensive production award (Ty Lawson), most valuable defensive back and defensive production award (Carter Elliott), most valuable offensive lineman (Michael Campbell), most valuable offensive back (Ian Strange), most valuable defensive lineman (Jace Ingle), most valuable special teams player (Dawson Long), junior varsity offensive MVP (Carson Little), junior varsity defensive MVP (Jaden Kameda and Sawyer Livingston).
Individual postseason awards are decided on by coaches of the conference or state. All PLAC All-Conference players include quarterback Ty Lawson, wide receiver Carter Elliott, running back Timmy Burton, running back Austin Carmickle, offensive lineman Michael Campbell, defensive back Charlie Meredith, linebacker Nick Douthitt and defensive lineman Jace Ingle. Michael Campbell was also named an IFCA All-State offensive lineman.
The Paoli Football Banquet is always an anticipated event for anyone involved with Rams football. Following the ending a very successful season, it is enjoyable to gather everyone involved and show praise to such a successful football team.
Story by Jace Ingle