The Rutherford County Board of Education recognized two Mr. Football finalists and a Mr. Football winner at its Dec. 12 meeting.
Oakland High School junior Jack Jones is the school’s first recipient of the Mr. Football award. Offensive coordinator Matt Snow praised the six-foot, five-inch, 270-pound lineman for his character.
“He’s the perfect gentleman off the field and a gentle giant on the field. You couldn’t ask for anything more,” Snow said.
The Board also recognized Denzel Harding from Siegel High School and Chris Hale from Eagleville School for being named Mr. Football finalists. Harding could not attend the meeting because he was out of town practicing for the all-star game.
Eagleville coach Steve Carson shared Hale’s long list of impressive stats from the past season, which included 3,485 yards of total offense.
“He was a pretty busy and tired young man on Friday nights,” Carson said.
Hale was grateful for the support of his family and others.
“I want to thank God for this great opportunity,” he said. “Without Him I wouldn’t be able to do anything.”
Pictured, from left, Oakland offensive coordinator Matt Snow, Oakland Mr. Football recipient Jack Jones, Eagleville Mr. Football finalist Chris Hale, Eagleville coach Steve Carson, Eagleville Principal Bill Tollett, and Oakland Principal Bill Spurlock. Not pictured, Siegel High’s Mr. Football finalist Denzel Harding.