By Wendell Womack
The Winston Academy Jr. High Patriots finished the 2013 season with a perfect 7-0 record and the District 2 AA Championship.
The young Patriots easily defeated most of their opponents and were not put to the test many times as they captured the crown for Winston.
With 17 veteran 9th grade players on this championship team, they will certainly be welcomed to the Winston Patriots group on returning players next season. Ninth grade players that will move up next year are Colby Cox, Payson Roberts, Isaac Keen, Kevin Kuhn, Richard Woodruff, Jarrett King, Brett Perkins, Clark Graham, Hunter Sanders, Dakota Morgan, Sam Ferguson, Gray Watson, A.J. Sloan, Tyler Sloan, Clay Mercer, and Branson Eaves. Some of these players have already seen high school action this year in Patriot games. Coaches Bo Milton, Corey Burns, and Joe Ward will miss these players in the Jr. High program but will be proud to have them as they add their talents and experience to the Winston Patriots squad.
This championship team was rewarded for their achievements with a steak dinner at Quail Ridge and were given championship shirts.
Congratulations to all the players, coaches, and cheerleaders for their successful championship season.