The Lions Defeat Deshler to Advance in the Playoffs

The Deshler Tigers came to town last night for the third meet-up this season against the Haleyville Lions, only this time both teams were playing for the opportunity to move on to the next round of the playoffs. Back on December 13, the Lions traveled to Deshler and lost 55-56. On January 23, the Tigers came to Haleyville, beating the Lions 55-57. Both games were close throughout so no one expected any less for this game. Only this time, the Lions won the game that mattered, narrowly winning 54-50.

Up next, the Lions will travel to Hanceville this Saturday, February 14, to take on East Lawrence at 1:30 PM in the Regional Finals. Click here for bracket.

The Haleyville Lion Awards Banquet 2014

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Coach Bo Culver and staff honored the players and cheerleaders tonight at the Annual Lions Club Football Banquet. Bobby Taylor hosted the event and the guest speaker was former Alabama player Cory Reamer. Coach Culver and Sponsor Wendy Rushing recognized the players, cheerleaders and individuals that helped during this past season, followed by each member of the coaching staff presenting the awards for the 2014 season.

This year’s award winners were:

Academic MVP Sophomores: Reid Haughton, Wyn McAlpine and Brady Sherrill

Academic MVP Junior: Hayden Ward

Academic MVP Senior: Jonas Dodd

Lion Award: Walker Hughes

Most Improved Offensive Skill: Connor Kiser

Most Improved Offensive Lineman: Alston Mays

David Albright Award: Cole Southern

Most Improved Defensive Skill: Wyn McAlpine

Most Improved Defensive Lineman: Adam Broyles

Special Teams Award: Dillon Posey

Team Captains: Connor Kiser, Wil Beckmann, Jonas Dodd and Dillon Posey

Bobby Lee Long Award: Brady Sherrill

Earl Frank Walker Award: Walker Hughes

Special Honors were given to Michael Humphries, Mac McAlpine, David Albright and Kyle Rushing

Pictures from the event are posted here.

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