Senior linebacker, Chris Odom, was named the 2008 DCHS Football Most Valuable Player at Saturday night's awards banquet, sponsored by the DCHS Quarterback Club. Odom led the Tiger defense in tackles, this past season, was an All-Region selection, the Upper Cumberland's Best Linebacker, and was considered for Dream Team and All Mid-State honors, this season, as well. Odom was a four-year member of the Tiger football team. The Tigers set many program records en route to final record of 9-3 in 2008.
Meanwhile, DCHS senior, Avarie Maynard, was named Most Valuable Cheerleader for the 2008 football season. Maynard was a senior captain, a four-year member of the cheerleading squad, and one of only three seniors on the 2008 DCHS football cheerleading squad.
Other football awards were as follows:
Best Offensive Player: Hunter Poteete
Best Defensive Player: Logan Roller
Best Offensive Lineman: Josh Emberton
Best Defensive Lineman: Nick Lester
Best Offensive Back: Matt Lawrence
Best Defensive Back: J.J. Herriott
Best Receiver: Abram Edwards
Best Linebacker: John Curtis
Best Special Teams Player: Zach Taylor
Most Improved: Tom West
Clay Edwards Memorial Tiger Pride Award: Matt Lawrence
Other cheerleading awards were as follows:
Best Stunts: Kidman Puckett
Most Spirited: Quincie Winchester
Best Jumps: Krysta Ferrell
Best Dance: Macy Felts
Most Improved: Erin Colwell
D.E.A.R. Award: April Hale
Macy Felts, Krysta Ferrell, Lela Ambrose, Kidman Puckett, and Johnna Roller were also given Perfect Attendance awards for not missing any practices throughout the course of the season.
The annual DCHS Football banquet was held Saturday night at Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church.