By Chuck Williams
Corsicana Daily Sun
Many a year I have penned this column, and never have I seen a team faced with so many obstacles. Oh, some will argue that a few years ago, the Tigers had the same challenges and that is a matter of opinion.
With 2012 in the books, to heck with debate and where this team ranks in history etc ... I think I have done this almost every year, and I am going to do it again. Without further adieu, my look back at 2012 with my unofficial but official CHS Point After Awards.
The best half award goes to the first half of the first game against Denton Ryan - The Tigers had all the pieces of the puzzles in this game and hustled out to a 22-0 lead over 5A Denton Ryan. For a glorious 24 minutes all was right in the land of Tiger football.
The MVP award for the 2012 team is, hands down, the offensive line. Chris Jones, James Jordan, Floyd Shresta, Tiano McDonald, Dean Fletes and Donovan Hailey. Here's to you for a job well done.
Stepping Up Award — Ronnie Devearux. Devearux played a little receiver and a little cornerback to start the season, but stepped up when his team needed him at running back.
Special Teams Award — Punter David Cruz. Cruz had a fantastic season punting the football and was a bright spot for the Tigers special teams.
Defensive MVP — Cedric Weaver. Weaver showed up to play every football game and led the Tigers in tackles. Weaver's motor was always running and he was a pleasure to watch.
The Plug N Play award — Bobby Wallace. Wallace played cornerback, safety, tailback, wide receiver, kick returner, punt returner and quarterback. Wallace's versatility was a must in a season filled with injuries and other issues.
The Pancake Supper Award — Jeffrey Jordan. I am not sure what the record is, but I know this: A certain Jacksonville lineman was pancaked a double digit amount of times by big Jeff.
Decision 2012 — One of the best was spearheaded by coach John Griggs. The walk out of the tunnel was brought back. The walk is Tiger Tradition. The walk essentially pays respect to those that played before. The walk is Corsicana as much as the "C" on the helmet.
Stepping Up Award Part II - Zach Rash. Rash started out the season at linebacker and wide receiver. Rash did a more than admirable job subbing for the injured Bell.
Until next year.... a year that will hopefully see Bell's return to the lineup and a fifth consecutive trip to the post season.