Those in attendance last Tuesday night for the Winter Sports Awards got a special treat. Because they were still playing, the football awards were not presented at the fall sports night and that opened the program.
After Northumberland Athletic Director Teresa Rock opened the program, Principal Dr. Travis Burns made the following observations, “We have a lot to celebrate this evening. Ninety-four student/athletes participated in sports, twenty-five were all academic, the football team was nine to one. We had eleven all district, six all region and two all state.”
Coach Aaron Lewis and his staff asked for the football team to come on stage. He said it was the first time in over a decade they had beaten Essex, the first time they had beaten Colonial Beach in awhile and had done it twice this season. He said the two games the Indians lost were on messy fields and had that not happened, they would have been in the state championships. The awards went to Caleb Davis as Defensive Player of the year. Davis, largely overlooked by the district coaches, was picked as second team selection. Lewis said how Davis had responded to all the coaching staff had asked and recorded twenty five and half sacks this year. The Offensive Player of the Year went to Collin Saunders and Coaches Award to Tristen O’Bier. The Most Valuable Trophy went to Delvin Palmer who was the player of the year in both the Northern Neck and Region 1A and a first team All State for Group One as both wide receiver and as a defensive back. Lewis closed by saying, “The seniors will be missed and I wish them the best in their next life.”
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Caleb Davis, shown with Bowe Rogers,
got trophies in two sports.