Dyersburg's Stowe, Jenkins honored by Northwest Tennessee Football Officials Association

Monday, November 5, 2012
Dyersburg head coach Bart Stowe congratulates Trojan senior Billy Jenkins on earning a scholarship from the Northwest Tennessee Football Officials Association.

While the Dyersburg football finished 9-1 during the regular season and still must travel to begin the state playoffs, two members of the program received individual honors from the Northwest Tennessee Football Officials Association .

Trojan head coach Bart Stowe, in his fourth year at DHS, was selected as the Coach of the Year. The award, voted on by coaches throughout the District 13AA, was a humbling one for Stowe.

"This is very humbling and I am extremely fortunate and proud at the same time because I was selected by the other coaches," said Stowe. "This is a direct reflection of the type of kids we have in our program and the type of coaches we have at Dyersburg High School. I accept this not for me but on behalf of our football program."

Jenkins was selected as the Second Annual Scholarship Recipient by the association. The DHS senior was selected for the honor based on academics, community service and athletics.

A four-year member of the Trojan football program that scored the final touchdown of the regular season last week against Obion County, Jenkins carries a 4.0 GPA and scored 30 on the ACT. In addition to his high academic marks, Jenkins is an Eagle Scout and very deserving of the scholarship award presented by the association according to Stowe.

"Billy is a great young man and the ultimate team player. He will do whatever you ask him to do and it's been a pleasure having him in our program for the last four years," added Stowe. "He has stayed after practice many times over the past four years and worked his way into the starting lineup. I have no doubt that he will be very successful in college and I'm very proud of him for what he has meant to our program."

Both Stowe and Jenkins will look to build on the positive accomplishments tonight when Dyersburg travels to Memphis to face Trezevant beginning at 7.

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