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Football players recognized at annual awards banquet
by Chuck Thompson
Feb 14, 2013 | 982 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Award winners at last Thursday’s football banquet hold their trophies and plaques.
Award winners at last Thursday’s football banquet hold their trophies and plaques.
The Jones County Touchdown Club hosted its annual football awards banquets for the Greyhounds last Thursday at the school.

Coach Dwight Jones congratulated the team, which finished 7-4, for making it to the state playoffs for the first time since 2004. And he noted that the graduating class of seniors was the first in many years to go through four years in high school without a losing season in football.

Actually, it is only the second time in school history that is true. The only other four-year stretch without a losing record for Jones County was 1986-89 when Bubba Williams was head coach and the Greyhounds were 5-5 in 1986, 6-4 in 1987, 7-5 in 1988 and 6-4 in 1989.

Under Jones, the Greyhounds were 5-5 in 2009 (snapping a streak of seven consecutive losing seasons), 6-4 in 2010, 5-5 in 2011 and 7-4 in 2012.

“This group of seniors has been a big part of turning this program around and getting us going in the right direction,” Jones said. “They’ve worked really hard to make that happen, and we’re going to keep working. And, by the way, this is a reminder to the guys coming back that we begin our early-morning workouts at 6:15 a.m. on Feb. 26, and you better not be late.”

The Greyhounds do not give a most valuable player award. Instead, they have position and captain awards, plus the best offensive and best defensive player awards based on season statistics.

But there were two special awards given out.

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