Thursday, February 9, 2012
Nathan Coker and G. Jack Wood, ALFCA Excutive Director
Nathan Coker, son of James and Candace Coker, was awarded the Dr. Lawrence Lemak Scholarship at the Alabama Football Coaches Association banquet on January 28, 2012. Dr. Lemak brought the 1996 Olympic Soccer Games to Birmingham and many other sports and sports medicine endeavors in his community and he was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame with the Distinguished Sportsman Award in 1997. Dr. Lemak was the first physician to be inducted into the AHSAA Hall of Fame due to his devotion to the care and safety of high school athletes in the state of Alabama. The Lemak Scholarship is given on a state wide basis with grades, activities, and the character of the student athlete determining the winner. Nathan received $1,500 in scholarship funds to be used at the college of his choice.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
A Signing Party was held Wednesday, February 1st at 9:30 a.m. in the field house of the Collinsville Panthers for Curtis Williams. Curtis will continue his football career at Shorter. His mother, Brenda Williams was on hand for this event. Several reporters were there and asked Curtis about his last season as a panther. Curtis said the players really came together as a team and didn’t let anything come between them-on the field or off.
Curtis Williams had a stellar senior season in which he had 32 tackles, 6 assist, 1 caused fumble, 1 recovered fumble, 7 interceptions, 3 returned for a touchdown, offensively 17 catches 482 yards and 8 TD's. Curtis was named first team 1A All-State, All-Region, All-County and Times-Journal All-County.
Collinsville Head Football Coach Alan Beckett said, "Curtis has had a great four years. His senior season was something to remember. This is a reflection of his and his teammate’s hard work."