Kennedy named Green Wave MVP

  • Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Roger Lee/Journal Scene Senior kicker David Kennedy (left) was named the Green Wave football team’s MVP Wednesday. Also pictured is Green Wave kicking coach Bryan Jordan.

For the first time since John McKissick took control of the Summerville High football program, a kicker has received the Green Wave’s varsity MVP Award.

Senior punter/kicker David Kennedy was named the MVP for the Summerville High School football team Wednesday evening during the 2013 Green Wave Football Banquet.

Green Wave kicking coach Bryan Jordan, who was himself a SHS kicker, says the team made a good choice in its MVP selection.

“David is very disciplined and always eager to receive input,” Jordan said. “He listens to his coaches and he practices things until he gets them right. When his number is called, he gets the job done.”

Kennedy made 50 of the 52 extra-point kicks (96.2 percent) he attempted during the 2013 season. He was 15 of 19 for field goals (78.9 percent) with a long field goal of 45 yards. Some of those kicks were game-winners.

On Nov. 27, Kennedy hit three field goals against Boiling Springs including a 35-yarder with no time remaining on the game clock to lift Summerville to a 29-28 victory that advanced the team to the third round of the playoffs for the first time since 2007.

His punting was also very important for the Green Wave, which finished the season with an 11-3 record after falling in the state semi-finals. Kennedy made 68 punts during the season, averaging 39.1 yards per punt. His longest punt covered 59 yards.

Jordan and McKissick agree Kennedy has a D-1 leg.

“I could see him handling both kicking and punting duties at the next level because he is so good at both,” Jordan said. “He can put kickoffs deep into the end zone and he is consistent on field goals. He also pinned a lot of teams down near the goal line with his punts so I think he has D-1 potential.”

Summerville coaches also handed out 10 other team awards during the banquet and honored their all-region athletes as well as the top students on the team. Green Wave cheerleaders and athletic trainers were also recognized during the event.

2013 SHS Football Banquet Awards

Cheer Leadership Award: Lindsay Agnew

Burns Meyer Best Blocker Award: Zack Bailey

Marion Singletary Most Hustle: Codie Soto

Dwayne Tanner Most Dependable: Johnston McCurry

George Winningham Defensive Lineman: Kawuan Cox

Linebacker Award: Mac McCurry

Defensive Back Award: Kevin Dickinson

Archie Paris Special Teams Award: Hundley McCurry

Sophomore Award: Chris Felder

Kyle Perdue Sportsmanship Award: Chad Wood

Wayne Scott Most Improved: Jonathan James and Sean Smith

Most Valuable Player: David Kennedy

All Region Players: Mac McCurry

David Kennedy

Sean Smith

Johnston McCurry

Jonathan James

Zack Bailey

Kawuan Cox

Academic Excellence: Sr. Kevin Dickinson

Lindsay Agnew-Pinner

Jr. Mac McCurry

Torii Johnson

Soph. Chandler Farrell

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