by Jace Frisbee and Jacob Miner with reporting from Collin Frady
The fall sports season is now over and the time for all-conference selections has come. The Brevard fall sports programs really shined as they had 11 all-conference picks.
In order to be chosen, coaches around western North Carolina vote on players that they feel should be on the All-Conference team. To be on all conference is an honor that shows where hard work and dedication can take an athlete.
The Brevard football program alone had 10 total selections, more than any other team in their conference. Eight out of the 10 players that were chosen for Brevard were seniors Nick Cabe, Tanner Ellenberger, Jace Frisbee, Samuel Kicklighter, Jesse Lowery, Tanner Pettit, Lane Pressley, and Earon Wilkes. The other 2 selections were juniors Ethan Shook and Ari Williams.
These 10 players were leaders for Brevard as they went on to have a very successful season as they won the conference.
Not only did several players win all-conference recognition, but they received other awards as well, with junior Ethan Shook winning defensive player of the year. Shook had the second most tackles in Western North Carolina. Senior Tanner Ellenberger earned co-offensive player of the year with 2,007 passing yards and 40 total touchdowns on the year. Senior Samuel Kicklighter was special teams player of the year, leading the conference in touchbacks, and Coach Craig Pritchett won coach of the year after taking the Devils from a 2-9 season to a 10-3 season.
Coming from the soccer program, Senior Aaron Neuman, the captain of the varsity soccer team, was selected as an all-conference player as well. He had a fantastic year individually and really caught the eye of the coaches around the conference throughout the season.
BHS is very proud of its fall coaches and athletes this season with their overall success this year.