NEWBERRY — The next-to-last meeting of the 2012 Newberry County Touchdown Club met this past Monday evening.
Mid-Carolina High School assistant coach Hu Mills commented on their players-of-the-month.
On offense was Josh Snider who is the “wall” of their defensive line, said Mills.
Josh Parker was the defensive play and as the starting right guard is the “most consistent” player on the line.
Dillon Pelton was named as the special teams player and converted two winning field goals in consecutive weeks against Chapman and Chapin.
Newberry High head coach Phil Strickland introduced his players, with the offensive award going to Trahjare Reeder, a Shrine Bowl selectee, is “playing at the level he is capable of.”
Tovaris Cureton “never comes off the field” including offense, defense and special teams and was named as the defensive player.
On special teams Perry Able is the long snapper for extra points and field goals as he “really improved his skills over the summer to become very consistent,” said Strickland.
Whitmire High assistant Chris Martin talked about their players and the offense player of the month was Rondera Lindler, who is one of six seniors as the team had all “been very encouraging to all of our underclassmen players.”
Alex Ellison “leads the team in tackles as a freshman” and was the defensive player.
On special teams Sam Miller, the second leading tackler on the team is also noted by Martin as “nobody works harder than Sam does.”
Newberry College head coach Todd Knight commended three of his players with the offensive award going to Corey Washington “makes catches like” no one else in the state can.
The college defensive player is Apollo Stretch is an All-American, an All-Conference and is in the top three in tackles in the conference.
Kyle Mackey “hasn’t missed a PAT” as his teammates have given him the nickname of Automackey, said Knight of the special teams player.
Guest speaker at the banquet was Will King, the assistant program director for 107.5 “The Game” radio station in Columbia.
King was having to fill-in for originally scheduled speaker Reed Morton, whose family is welcoming the birth of a new daughter this past weekend.
“There is still a lot to play for this season,” said King of the University of South Carolina’s football season. “This team is going to bounce back. They are going to have plenty more memories to share with their fans.”