Seniors recognized at last home football game


Abby Smith

Montevallo’s senior football players break the bust-through one last time at the final home football game.

Abby Smith, News Writer

Montevallo seniors gathered at Richard Gilliam Stadium pregame to celebrate Senior Night as they prepared for the last home football game, Friday, October 27.

“The night was one of the most bittersweet moments I have ever experienced,” senior majorette Sydney Selman said.  “Even though I am ready to graduate, I will miss performing for Montevallo High School on Friday nights”.

As the seniors walked on the football field, the football players were greeted by football coach Brandon Wilcox with flowers. Senior football players included Kiyon Brown, Harry Perez, Dalston Grisham, Demetrius Smith, Tavarius Holman, Taylor Hall, and Daqwan Bryant.

“I felt like I had to win one more game for my Bulldogs,” senior football player Tavarius Holman said.

The band members received flowers, a crown and a goody bag from band director Lindsey Underwood and auxiliary sponsor Dawn Cabrera. Senior band members included Sydney Selman, McKenley Brantley, Nathan Moreland, Price Alexander, Eddie Anthony, Jessie Evans, Mackenzie Johnson, Rachel Moran, Nate Pepper, Mary Purvis, Jordynn Thomas, and Grace Stermer.  

“Senior Night is an emotional night,” Cabrera said.  “For many, we have been together in the classroom for 3+ years.  Watching my students grow up and leave the nest just reminds me how precious time is.  However I do look forward to the day I see them in the community becoming successful men and women.”