Senior Lions share their PRIDE

Senior Lions share their PRIDE

The Cannon Courier

It's only fitting the word 'Pride' should be attached to 2015 Lions' senior class 2015 football at Cannon County High School. This class has played with a lot of pride during their time inside the program. Their final home game of their high school career was Oct. 16 against Sequatchie County.

Here's what each of the nine seniors, along with head coach T. J. Daniels, told the Cannon Courier about being a part of the Lions during their high school career.

Austin Bogle - "It is a big thing, because we are all brothers. It is amazing to have a team that cares about you and worries about you. Who texts and calls you making sure you are alright in bad times."

Courtland Ryan - "It has meant being part of something bigger than myself."

Tyler Gilley - "It has been a fun ride, and I have enjoyed it while it has lasted."

Brady Page - "It has meant a whole lot to me, and I have enjoyed every bit of it. I am not ready for it to be over. I will never get the same experience here as I will anywhere else. I am real sad it is over."

Jeremy Litchford - "It is great to be a part of a brotherhood. It is bigger than yourself, and you have people behind you, pushing you farther and farther to go the more you can."

Eldon Resko - "It has been everything to me, because it is not just a game. These are my brothers, and I would not trade them for anything."

Garrett Cook - "It has meant a lot, and I had fun while it lasted. I hope to get another experience like this in the next couple of years."

Austin Brock - "It is something special. It is not about losing instead I get to come out here and play with my brothers. I know they always got my back."

Bo Bryson - "It means dedication and fighting through adversity with the brothers on the team."

Here are Coach Daniels thoughts on the 2015 senior class: "All of these seniors are great guys, and they stick with it no matter what. It has been the most enjoyable senior class that I have coached in the past. They know what they are up against, and they keep coming to work every day. They are a great bunch of guys I would not trade them for the world."

CCHS falls to Sequatchie

It was a senior night the Lions would like to have back as they fell to Sequatchie County, 42-0, last Friday at Fred Schwartz Field. Before the game, nine seniors were honored on the field for their contributions to the program.

The 2015 football senior class included Austin Bogle, Garrett Cook, Courtland Ryan, Tyler Gilley, Brady Page, Jeremy Litchford, Eldon Resko, Austin Brock and Bo Bryson. The 10th member of the class, Livia Walker missed the game because of a soccer recruiting trip, but she sent a message to her teammates wishing them good luck.

As for the game, SCHS returned a Page interception 30 yards for a pick-six on the Lions first possession of the game, and they took control the rest of the way for the dominating victory.

CCHS had a chance to score midway through the fourth, but Brock fumbled at the SCHS 2 after a big hit. He along with Bogle was injured on the play, and both of them did not come back in.

The Lions dropped to 0-9 on the season, but they are off this week because of fall break. They end the season on Oct. 30 at hated rival DeKalb County.