Boys Varsity Football · Russellville Football Holds Banquet to Honor 2017 Team


Head Coach Mark Heaton and the Golden Tiger football coaching staff honored the members of the 2017 Russellville football team Tuesday night at the A.W. Todd Center.

The following awards were given out to the players:

Offensive Awards

  • Most Improved Offensive Player: Freshman OL Edgar Amaya, Freshman WR Rowe Gallagher, Senior WR Calen Bragwell, Junior OL Will Rushing, Freshman QB Luke Barnwell, Senior OL Ondre Armestead, and Senior OL John David Aycock
  • Offensive Lineman of the Year: Senior OL John David Palmer
  • Wide Receiver of the Year: Senior WR Robert Hamilton
  • Offensive Most Valuable Player: Senior WR/RB Bernard Phinizee

Defensive Awards

  • Most Improved Defensive Player: Freshman LB Brooks Scott, Junior DT Andres Tomas, Junior S Wylie Boyd, and Freshman DB Ashaad Williams
  • Defensive Lineman of the Year: Senior DL Roman Cortez and Senior DL Jeff Lloyd
  • Defensive Back of the Year: Junior S Wylie Boyd
  • Hawk Award: Senior DB Kevin Patrich
  • Turnover Belt: Senior DE Jeff Lloyd
  • Defenisve Most Valuable Player: Senior DL Jeff Lloyd

Other Awards

  • Special Teams Player of the Year: Junior K/P Kener Perez and Senior KR Logan Jones
  • Iron Man: Senior OL/LB John David Aycock, Senior DL/TE Jeff Lloyd, and Senior RB/WR/LB Bernard Phinizee
  • Coaches Award: Senior WR/LB Calen Bragwell, Senior DL/TE Jeff Lloyd, Senior OL John David Palmer, Junior OL/DL Will Rushing, Sophomore WR Austin Ashley, Freshman QB Luke Barnwell, Junior WR/QB Devin Buckhalter, Freshman LB Peyton Ray, and Freshman DB Grayson Eady
  • Captains: Senior LB/WR Calen Bragwell, Senior OL/LB John David Aycock, Senior OL John David Palmer, Senior DE Jeff Lloyd, and Senior RB/LB Bernard Phinizee
  • All Area Selections: Kener Perez (2nd Team), Jeff Lloyd (2nd Team), Bernard Phinizee (2nd Team), John David Palmer (Honorable Mention)
  • All State Selections: Senior ATH Bernard Phinizee