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Football Closes 2016 Season with Annual Banquet

MACON, Ga. – The FPD varsity football team held its annual end-of-the-season banquet on Wednesday night, Jan. 5, in the ZACH Gymnasium on the campus of FPD.

“Our banquet is a great time for our football family to reflect and celebrate all of the positive things that came from our season,” FPD head coach Greg Moore said. “I take great pride in being able to honor the young men that give so much of themselves for our team and our school.”

The following awards were given out Wednesday night:

Team Captains:
Dalton Cox (Jr.), Thomas McBride (Sr.), E. J. Tobler (Sr.)

Academic Achievement Award:
Alan Carlton (Sr.)

Kaiser “Heart of a Viking” Award:
Ryan Jones (Jr.)

Austin Childers Attitude Award:
Thomas McBride (Sr.)

Scout Soldier Award Winners:
Rob Cunningham, Tucker Bryant, Josh Raines, Blaine Kizer, Dillian Rosado, Will Ware, Griffin Brown, Christian Tinkey, Andrew Cohen, Dylan Cox, Hunter Squires, Ryan Jones, Brandon Paxton, Cade Jones, Noah Takac, Blake Jones, Jarred Brooks.

All-Region 7 Team Selections:
Thomas McBride (OL), E. J. Tobler (OL), Dalton Cox (QB), Titus Moore (WR), Armaun Smith (Ath)

All State Recognitions:
Thomas McBride (Georgia Sportswriters Association, Atlanta Journal Constitution)
Torrian Bradley-McSwain, Titus Moore (RecruitGA.com)

All Middle GA Recognition:
Thomas McBride (2nd Team OL Selection)
Titus Moore (Honorable Mention)

All Star Game Selections:
Thomas McBride (National Preps Sr. Elite All Star Classic – Atlanta)
Armaun Smith, Robert Johnson, C. J. Harris (Fresh Sports Elite Classic – Fort Valley)

“It’s always a special time for us to honor our players – particularly our seniors – at the end of season banquet,” Moore said. “Our coaches have a very personal interest in our players, and their tribute to each senior shows that attention in a very meaningful way.”

FPD finished the season at 7-5 and picked up its second GHSA Class-A Private postseason victory in program history over Aquinas on Nov. 11.

Check www.fpdvikings.com in the off-season for updates on the varsity football team.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while upholding the school’s mission statement to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. For more information, visit www.fpdvikings.com and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting www.twitter.com/FPDVikingSports.