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CHS football players thanked for a memorable season

| November 21, 2016

COSHOCTON – If you are on the field with her son, Missy Guilliams considers you one of her own.

This same attitude is shared by a group of Coshocton High School football parents who treated the team to pizza and brownies after practice Nov. 18 to thank them for their hard work and a memorable season.

“We love all of our boys,” said Lisa Brightwell, whose son Jaelen Brightwell-Walls is a sophomore on the team. “This is a family.”

Guilliams’ son Chase Bishop is a senior on the team and she said his father helped them get the 20 pizza’s from Creno’s and Brightwell said many community businesses made donations for the 45 goodie bags they made up for the team.

“Everyone who is dressing for the game (Nov. 19) got one,” Brightwell said. “There are bowling, movie tickets, sodas, meals, tacos and more coupons in there. Almost everyone in the community did something.”

Senior Brent Bordenkircher said what the parents did for them means the world to the team.

“They went out of their way for us and spent their own money and time to do this,” he said.

Chris Addy, another one of the seniors on the team, also was very thankful.

“I appreciate this a lot and everything that’s been done like decorating our locker room,” he said.

Senior Jonathan Eberwine said he’s been glad to have everyone’s support during this special season.

“This season has been a roller coaster with lows and highs, but we’ve always found a way to come out on top,” he said.

Chase Bishop, who is also a senior, said the season has been amazing.

“Not a lot of teams go 9-1 and still get to push into week 13 in the playoffs,” he said.

Jordan Carkin said the support of the moms and the community has been greatly appreciated and had one word to sum up the season – phenomenal.

All of the business that donated to the football players’ goodie bags will receive a team photo and thank you signed by the athletes.

Coshocton beat Ironton 34-11 in the first round of the playoffs and then went on to defeat Garaway 23-20 before topping Wheelersburg 30-20 to win the regional championship. The victory over Wheelersburg put them in the state semifinals where they faced Coldwater on Nov. 26.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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