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Team holds annual banquet

Unicoi County High School officially put the stamp on the 2014 football season during the team’s banquet held on Sunday, Nov. 23, at the school.
During a presentation, head coach Glenn White, along with the rest of the coaching staff gave out their annual awards to the season’s top offensive, defensive, special teams and scout players.
White added a new twist to the awards – naming each award after former Blue Devil standouts.
“I wanted a way to recognize our former players,” White said.
The W.A. Wilson Offensive Player of the Year award was presented to senior Luke Fronckoski by coach Jason Hensley.
The Jack Engle Defensive Player of the Year award saw two players nab the honor: seniors Chris Johnson and Erik Arnett. Each award was presented by UCHS coaches Willie Douglass and Chuck Sutton.
For the Stewart Garland Special Teams Player of the Year coach Drew Rice presented Nick Fender the award. Fender tallied more than 700 yards on kickoff return yards and four returns for scores to go along with punt-return duties this season.
White presented the F.H. Penland award and named the 2014 team as the winners of the accolade.
“Like I’ve told the papers,” White said, “I’ve studied the history of Unicoi County football and in the past 92 years, I’ve never seen the program go through a coaching transition midway through the season. This year’s team set the foundation for the upcoming years and I’m proud of every member of this team and what they gave to our program this season.”
The guest speaker for the event was former UCHS head coach Larry Rose.
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A schedule for the 2015 season will be made available in the coming weeks but coach White already has early indicators of how next year will look for the Blue Devils.
“As far as our road games, our long hauls will be to Pigeon Forge and Northview Academy,” White said. “We’ll host Claiborne (County) next season.”
With three non-conference games allowed for next year, the Blue Devils will add South Greene with two other non-league opponents.
The conference schedule includes Elizabethton, Chuckey-Doak, Johnson County, West Greene, Pigeon Forge, Northview Academy and Claiborne.