This fall, nine students from Westminster joined the Woodland Presbyterian School football teams as part of an athletic partnership between the schools. Players from Westminster were:
5th graders – Noah Dickerson and Jack Dougherty
6th graders – John David Gibson and Timothy Gregory
7th graders – Ben Bolton, Will Dougherty and Thomas Smith
8th graders – Jack Laughlin and Clay Smith
The partnership proved to be a positive relationship for both schools, as several of the young men from Westminster were awarded honors at the end-of-season football banquet. Timothy Gregory was given the Warrior Award, Ben Bolton was awarded Offensive Most Valuable Player, and Clay Smith was named Most Improved Player. “I would like to thank all of the boys from Westminster that played football with us this year,” said Dale Creasy, Athletic Director at Woodland. “[They] represented Westminster and their families very well on and off the field. It was a pleasure to get to know all of them, and I look forward to next year!”
Mrs. Dougherty, whose sons played on the teams, also had encouraging things to say about the program. “Playing football for Westminster was a really great experience for my two oldest boys,” she said. “My sons learned how to balance a very demanding practice schedule and academics. I think football was extremely competitive, and our players had to push themselves to a new level of athleticism.” Congrats to all of the players who participated this year!