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MARY PERSONS BULLDOGS ,i!i i,i .iiii il 281 "l-fit College Drive Forsyth, GA 31029 478-992-9945 Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5".30 pm . IF IT'S PLAYED, WE'VE GOT IT COVERED :*"Y / / Former Hubbard High athlete Annie Ree Brant- ley Summers is one of eight persons wh6 will be enshrined into the Forsyth-Monroe County Sports Hall of Fame on June 16. By Rid rd Dumas scrimmage. More than 1,000 fans attended a spring scrim- forsyth@mymcr.nef Toe cost of attendance for fans is $5.mage between the two state powers in 2017. Toe Bulldogs and Golden Hawks haven't While last year the two squads didn't keep score, The Mary Persons football team will host squared off in a real game since 2015 when MP MP head coach Brian Nelson said the GHSA rival Washington County at Dan Pitts Stadium dominated WACO 38-14 to snap an eight-game has requested that the score be kept this time at 6 p.m. on Friday in its annual end-of-spring losing streak in the series dating back to the around. 1993 state semifinals. Pre- 1960 MP football players to be honored Persons or businesses who would like to spon- sor the second annual gala of the Forsyth-Mon- roe County Sports Hall of Fame will receive free tickets to the June 16 ceremony as part of their sponsorship package. Sponsorship forms are available online at fmc- or in paper form at'Toe Reporter office. Sponsorship packages include: Gold Sponsor Level ($1,000 donation) -- 8 tickets to the ban- quet, a fullpage ad in the banquet program and signage at the banquet; Silver Sponsor Level ($500 donation) -- 4 tick- ets to the banquet, a half- pag6 ad in the banquet program, signage at the banquet; Bronze Sponsor Level ($250 donation) -- 2 tickets to the banquet, a quarter-page ad in the banquet program and signage at the banquet; Patron ($100 donation) -- name listed in the banquet program. Tickets for the June 16 induction ceremony are currently on sale to. the public at Persons Bank, United Bank, the Reporter and Alderman HalL The cost of a ticket is $35 per person, which will include a seated dinner. Team members, coaches, cheerleaders and managers of Mary Persons football teams that pre-date 1960 will also be recognized at the banquet. An annual Hall of Fame banquet tradition also indudes the honoring of one male and one female Mary Persons senior scholar- athlete. This year's honor- ees include: MP football/ soccer star Dawson Daniel and MP softball/ soccer star Loft Smith, who are also among the top scholastic performers in the 2018 MP senior , dass. / MP held its season-ending boys soccer banquet at Forsyth Methodist Church on Thursday night. (Above) Individual award winners included from left to righti Jacob Anthony -- Coaches Award, Brock Hulsey -- Defensive MVP Award, Beau Watson -- Most Improved Player Award, Dawson Daniel -- MVP Award and Golden Boot Award (Most Goals Scored) and Alex Rivera -- Offensive MVP Award. Not pictured: Matt Miller -- Taylor Dell Award. (At right) MP seniors pictured on the front row from left to right: Beau Watson, Rus- sell Lynch, Jacob Anthony and Dawson Daniel. Pictured on the back row from leftto right: head coach Allen Luton, Alex Rivera, Jakob Cox and Brock Hulsey. Not pictured: Gabe Medlin and Matt Miller. (At bottom right) Academic Award re- cipients from left to right: head coach Allen Luton, senior Brock Hulsey, junior Mason Baker and fresh- man Garrison Walker. Below: JV Team MVP Tristen Johnson (right) is pictured with JV coach Andrew Stevick. (Photos/Sheri Baker and Angle Bullock) /- /- / fi 7" By Richard Dumas The 2018 class will Toe Mary Persons boys track officially be enshrined' squad placed in a tie for 21st at at a gala at the Monroe the AAAA State Championship County Convention Meet at Berry College in Rome on Center at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Saturday, June 16. Toe MP boys accumulated seven points, placing the Bulldogs in a tie with Cedartown. St. Pius X was the boys meet champion with 80 points. Sandy Creek was the runner-up with 57 points,followed by Chapel Hill in third place with 56 points. See TRACK DOGS Page 3B Mary Per- sons distance standout Justin Wachtel, pictured outpacing the competition in the 1,600 meters at the Region 2-AAAA track meet, accounted for all seven of MP's team points at state on Saturday. (Photo/ Richard Dumas)