Rowan commissioners honor state champion West Rowan football team

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

By Jessie Burchette
West Rowan High School’s varsity football team picked up more hardware Tuesday night to go with its 3A state championship.
The Rowan County Board of Commissioners honored the team and coaches with a plaque and a resolution.
Chairman Carl Ford presented the plaque to Head Coach Scott Young and also read the resolution praising the team for its accomplishment.
The resolution read in part, “Whereas, by their extraordinary efforts, this dynamic team has won regional, sectional and conference titles and progressed to achieving the 3A State Championship Title and ending the season with an amazing record and a chapter in Rowan County history;
“Whereas, the individual efforts of all team members was crucial to the successful season; and the commitment and excellent performance of these young Rowan County men, along with their coaching staff, have proven to be a source of admiration and inspiration to the citizens of Rowan County.”
The team and coaching staff got a standing ovation from commissioners and others attending the session.
Commissioners were also advised that two members of the team are expected to receive appointments to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
Commissioner Tina Hall, a Mount Ulla resident, wore a “very vintage” West Rowan letter jacket.
Hall said it belonged to her husband, David, a 1967 graduate who lettered in track.
Vice Chairman Jon Barber noted he also had a letter jacket from 1978, but quickly added that he can no longer fit into it.
Saying he’s proud of the team and proud to live in Mount Ulla, Barber recalled players on the ’78 team were a lot smaller.
“We won two games,” he added.
Contact Jessie Burchette at 704-797-4254.