Honoring Fall Athletes

December 15, 2020 / Athletics/All News
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Jackson Academy’s fall athletes played exciting and rewarding seasons this semester, and celebrated together as circumstances allowed. Players and fans alike overcame the challenges of playing and supporting sports during the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, we recognize the varsity football team, the cheer and dance teams, the softball team, and the varsity and junior varsity girls soccer teams. Congratulations to each student athlete and team on their accomplishments!

Varsity Football Awards

1st Team All-Conference

Running Back – Marcus Harris
Tight End – Drew Antici
Wide Receiver – Deion Smith
Wide Receiver – Dan Smith
Offensive Line – Thomas Nance
Defensive End – Simms Baker
Defensive End – Max Walenta
Linebacker – Donavan Veasley
Defensive Back – Lardarrius Webb Jr
Defensive Back – Trey Adams
Punter – Scott Swalley

2nd Team All-Conference

Quarterback – Jackson Conn
Offensive Lineman – Daniel Adams
Offensive Lineman – Alex Summerford
Defensive Lineman – JT Thigpen
Defensive Lineman – Ethan Archie
Linebacker – Parker Ryan
Linebacker – Caleb Hernandez
Linebacker – Adams Kennedy
Defensive Back – Porter Harrell

MAIS All-Star

Donavan Veasley 
Thomas Nance
Lardarius Webb

Lady Raider Softball

The Lady Raider softball team developed a foundation of growth and resilience during the 2020 season, which came to an end in early October. Reflecting on the season, Coach Tyler Parvin said, “I hope that when people look back and reflect on this season, they look beyond the record to the fact that in almost every game we played this year we were competitive. The girls showed so much improvement and fight throughout. Our school should be excited for the future of these young girls in the years to come.”

Cheer and Dance Teams


Varsity Dance 5A Kick Division: 1st Place
Varsity Dance 5A Pom Division: Runner Up

Varsity Cheer

Varsity Cheer 5A Game Day Division: 1st Place
Varsity Cheer 5A Tumbling Division: Runner Up

MAIS All-Star

Tumbling – Hallie Gray House
Tumbling – Emmy Brown

Junior Varsity Cheer

JV Cheer 5A Tumbling Division: 1st Place
JV Cheer 5A Game Day Division: Runner Up


JV Dance 5A Pom Division: 1st Place


Girls Soccer


Most Valuable Player – Addi Roberts 
Best Offensive – Avery Krobs 
Best Defensive – Ava Couey
Raider Award – Regan Felder 
Raider Award – Emily Thompson 

Junior Varsity 

Most Valuable Player – Dallys Alexander
Best Defensive – Ebbie Barbour
Best Offensive – Caroline Quin
Raider Award – Mary Lamar Chustz