HR52: Commending the Appomattox County High School football team.


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 52
Offered February 4, 2020
Commending the Appomattox County High School football team.
Patron-- Fariss

WHEREAS, the Appomattox County High School football team won the Virginia High School League Class 2 State Championship at Salem City Stadium on December 14, 2019; and

WHEREAS, the Appomattox County High School Raiders defeated the Stuarts Draft High School Cougars in Augusta County by a score of 42–21, earning the program its fourth state title in the past five years; and

WHEREAS, despite a slow start to the season in which the Appomattox County Raiders lost two of their first three games, the team showed determination by rallying for 12 straight victories to clinch this year’s championship; and

WHEREAS, the Appomattox County Raiders were led by senior Cristian Ferguson, who had three clutch touchdowns and an interception late in the fourth quarter of the championship, and quarterback Tre Lawing, who posted nearly 2,400 all-purpose yards throughout the season; and

WHEREAS, the accomplishments of the Appomattox County Raiders are the result of the hard work and dedication of the student-athletes, the leadership and guidance of their coaches and teachers, and the steadfast support of the entire Appomattox County High School community; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That the Appomattox County High School football team hereby be commended for winning the 2019 Virginia High School League Class 2 State Championship; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Doug Smith, head coach of the Appomattox County High School football team, as an expression of the House of Delegates’ admiration for the team’s achievements and best wishes for the future.