In Atlanta, Georgia for the annual matchup of Marist vs. Tucker, the Tucker Tigers were favored going into the game and got on the scoreboard first.
From Marist High School, the scholarship winner is Adam Erwood. Adam is a two-year Varsity letterman and has been a member of the War Eagle Football program for 6 years. He is a member of the National Honors Society and Spanish Honors Society and is involved in the Peer Leader program while being a Student Ambassador. He plans to pursue a degree in engineering while considering Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, the University of Georgia and the University of Virginia. He is pictured with his parents, Scott and Patti.
The scholarship recipient from Tucker High School, Norman Hayes, is a two-year letterman on the varsity football team and a two-year letterman in track. Norman is a true representative of a student-athlete. Next year he plans to attend Harvard University. He is pictured with his parents, Norman and Nikki.
Patrick was a three-year letter winner as an offensive lineman and outstanding player for the War Eagles. He was selected as Atlanta Area Lineman-of-the-Year and selected to play in the Georgia-Florida game his senior year. After graduating in 1993, Patrick attended Duke University on a football scholarship. In 1998, he was drafted by the Chicago Bears and is currently in his 12th season in the NFL with the Bears and is the 2nd longest tenured player in the NFL among active long snappers. In addition to football, Patrick is the Illinois state spokesman for the American Lung Association Athlete’s and Asthma Program. Accepting the award for Patrick was his father, Jim Mannelly.
Myke lettered for three years under Coach Ballard at Tucker from 2003-2005. He played strong safety and running back and helped lead the program to the Region 6-AAAA title all three years. As a senior, he was named to the All-DeKalb County team and was the Special Teams Player of the Year on the All-DeKalb County team. After high school, Myke went on to play running back for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Currently, he is beginning his senior year at Louisiana Tech and is a running back and special teams standout. Myke was recovering from surgery and unable to attend the game.