MRH Football Celebrates Season
At the Maplewood Richmond Heights football banquet, every contributor to the team's success is applauded.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights 2010 football family got together one last time on Tuesday night.
Players, coaches, families and friends gathered for a team banquet in the Sunnen complex in Maplewood to celebrate a successful Blue Devils season. The Blue Devils went 14-1 on their way to the Missouri Class 2 state championship game, where they lost to Penney.
The team fell short of its final goal of winning the state championship, but parents were proud of the team's accomplishments this year.
"It's my son's first year playing with them, and I think they had a great year," said Adrienne Cooper, mother of senior Cortez Cooper. "I thank little Wes, number ten, for stepping up, and I wish we could have won, it but it was a blessing to be at the Dome."
Piper Pinnell, mother of senior Patrick Pinnell, said she was proud of the whole team.
"All the boys gave 110 percent this year," she said. "It was just awesome just being there (at the Dome) and supporting all of the young men."
Tony Campanella, dad of junior Dominic Campanella, said it was fun for them because it was Dominic's first year playing organized football.
"It was exciting for us to see how he developed from the beginning of the year to the end," he said.
During the banquet, head coach Brandon Gregory recognized All-Conference and All-State players. He also gave out the following awards:
- Offensive Player of the Year — Terron Dale
- Defensive Player of the Year — Marcus Taylor and Randell Stokes
- Special Teams Player of the Year — Nick Coulter
- Rookie of the Year — Cortez Cooper
- Stand and Deliver — Wes Williams
- Lineman of the Year — Patrick Pinnell
- Blue Devil Award — Kahlid Hagens
- Citizenship Award — Dominic Campanella