Tuesday, December 24, 2013
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
Academic Excellence: Sr. Kevin Dickinson
Jr. Mac McCurry
Soph. Chandler Farrell