Oh, what a season! The Tigers marched undefeated in district play (6-0) to capture the school’s first District Championship since 1993, then battled their way to the Division III quarterfinals before ending the season with a 9-2 record overall.
As a result of a great team effort and stellar individual performances, 13 Tigers have earned 8-2A All District awards. Senior quarterback Mike Williams was named Offensive MVP while junior defensive back Derek Stingley was voted as Defensive MVP.
“District MVP awards rarely go to players that are on average teams. The district recognition that Mike and Derek have received demonstrates how great they are as football players, but is possible because they were part of a great team,” said Head Coach Neil Weiner.
“Mike has been a pleasure to coach the last three years. He is a rare blend of size and speed. Derek Stingley’s junior season has been the more dominant defensive performance I have ever seen. We are proud to have them represent the Dunham School.
All District awards are selected by the Head Coaches of each team in the district. Coaches can not vote for their own players .
Tigers receiving All-District First Team honors include Thomas Brinson ’18, DL; Reed Godberry ’19, LB; Shelby Hanks ’18, OL; Derek Stingley ’19, RET & DB; and Mike Williams ’18, QB.
Receiving All-District Second Team recognition are Benton Davis ’18. K; Tyler Johnson ’18, OL; Treylan Mouton ’19, RB; Jordan Roberson ’19, DB; and Derek Stingley ’19, WR.
Players receiving Honorable Mention include Nicholas Cambias ’19, WR; C.J. Falgoust ’19, OL; Devin Taylor ’20, WR; and Ross Thompson ’18, DB.
In addition, Head Coach Neil Weiner was named 8-2A District Coach of the Year.
“I am honored to receive Coach of the Year honors. I could not receive this award unless we had a great team of players and a great coaching staff. It is an honor to be the Head Football Coach of the Dunham Tigers,” Weiner said.
Williams also has been selected to play in the US Army Red Stick Bowl on December 16 and Weiner will coach “Big Cat” one last time as Offensive Coordinator for the Black Knights team.
“We said before the season that this would be one of the most memorable seasons in Dunham football history. It was a special season to have our coaches and players be part of the first District Championship in nearly 25 years,” Weiner added. “Our entire Dunham community played a role in our success. We owe a big thanks to all of the parents and community volunteers that make Friday nights in the fall such a special time.”