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Irving, Texas. October 10, 2017 Five middle schools in the Irving Independent School District will receive tablet devices for the upcoming school year through a program under Verizon Innovative Learning. In partnership with the nonprofit Digital Promise, Verizon Innovative Learning is equipping 5000 students and 490 teachers at five Irving schools Austin, Bowie, Houston, Lamar and Crockett middle schools with 1 to 1 mobile devices and two year Verizon Wireless 4G LTE data plans, for 24/7 internet access both in the classroom and at home.
“I don’t want this to end as this team is like a brotherhood and nothing compares to what we have here,” said , senior linebacker and award winner of the team’s Most Valuable Player and 12th Man Award for the Bob Jones Patriots at the team’s football banquetThe annual event to celebrate the school’s football program was held at the Westin Hotel at Bridgestreet. Portraits of the graduating seniors were hung from the ceiling surrounding the ballroom where coaches, players, parents and others gathered to remember the 2013 season and honor excellence.After an inspirational appearance by guest speaker Mickey Haddock, who is currently Mayor of Florence and a 15 year veteran official in the Southeastern Conference, Bob Jones head coach Kevin Rose spoke of the 2013 season theme of “Five Times” (referring to being five time Region 8 champions) and team word of “Frenzy” of every play being an attack on its opponents. “You get out of what you put in it,” stated Rose.After certificates were handed out to each of the freshmen, sophomore and junior class players, senior awards of specially made plaques were handed to senior members of the team which led the squad that tied a school record with most wins and a place in the third round of the state playoffs.Season ending awards were handed out: Receiver Roderick Randolph (31 catches for 10 touchdowns), Scholar Athlete Jonathan Rice (4.4 GPA and 33 ACT), Offense Most Improved Austin Harris (offensive lineman), Offensive Lineman Caige Stapler (starting center), Running Back Award Jay Rogers (second consecutive 1,000 yard season), Offensive MVP Ryan Crooks (112 carries and 80 receptions), Drive Award Jeremy Frye (key plays in last second win against Muscle Shoals), Signal Award Ryan Lewis (starting punter), Defensive Line Award Julian Lewis (always in opponent’s backfield), Defense Most Improved Kenneth Turney (twice as many tackles as last season), Big Play Award David Norris (82 tackles, 30 hurries, 12 sacks), Linebacker of the Year Nick Holman (104 tackles, 3 sacks), Defensive Back Award Tyler Brutofsky (87 tackles, 2 interceptions), Mr.