The 2017 edition of the Farragut High School Sports Hall of Fame banquet will be this Saturday, February 4th, at 5:30 pm in the Commons. The football program will welcome two former players into this year’s class. Quarterback Chris Avans, class of 1995, will join the Hall of Fame’s fifth induction class along with punter/kicker, Aaron Doyle, class of 2004.
Avans rewrote the record book as the Admirals’ signal caller for the 1992-94 seasons. Avans’ 1993 squad captured the Region 2-5A championship and advanced to the Quarter-finals in the first year of the TSSAA expansion to five classifications. Avans was 24-5 as a starting QB and now ranks 6th all-time in career passing yards (3,071), 2nd in career TD passes (45), 7th in career total offense (3,831), and 2nd in career total TDs responsible for (67). Chris also lettered in baseball and basketball.
Aaron Doyle was named an All-American for his efforts on the Admirals’ soccer team that won back-to-back State titles in 2003 and 2004 along with being named National Champions in 2003. Doyle joined the football team prior to his senior year to handle all punting and placekicking duties. Aaron was able to finish the season with a 40.3 yard average on 46 punts as well as making 6 of 7 field goal attempts. Most notably, his first attempt of the year was a game-winning, 36-yard field goal to beat Bearden 10-7 on the game’s final drive. Aaron now ranks 12th in punting average all-time and converted a career long 47-yard field goal versus Ooltewah.
Other inductees into the 2017 Hall of Fame class include:
Donald Dodgen (coach, basketball)
Kelsey Benorden Baird (volleyball)
Jeff Glover (baseball, basketball)
Jessie Howard Baird (softball, swimming)
Alex Munday (basketball, track, volleyball)
Mandy Newman Watson (basketball, track)
Willie Parker (basketball, track)
Erika Thornton Scott (golf)
Justin Treadwell (basketball)
Tickets to the event are $30 and tables for eight can be purchased at $225. This year’s ceremony will be featured by former Tennessee and NFL standout kicker Fuad Reveiz as the keynote speaker. For tickets and information, contact Coach David Moore at 966-9775.Tweet