|The 2012 State Champion Bulldogs Footall team are recognized by the Board of Supervisors. Board Chair Ken Peterson and School Board Chair John Wright (center wearing ties) pose with team members.|
The Goochland Board of Supervisors paused at the start of a February 11 budget meeting to recognize our Goochland Bulldogs, the 2012 Virginia High School League Group A Division 2 State Football Champions.
Players, proud parents and coaches filled the board room as Board Chair Ken Peterson, District 5, and School Board Chair John Wright, District 5, congratulated the players, coaches and parents for this fine accomplishment. Several team members were participating in a concurrent basketball game and missed the event.
Peterson commended the team for its hard work throughout the season. He observed that the lessons these fine young men learned on the playing field will stand them in good stead throughout their lives.
Talent, luck, hard work, good chemistry among players, a bit of luck, and excellent coaching came together to create this championship season. As the players filled the front of the board room, head coach Joe Fowler was urged to stand in the front of the group for a photo. Fowler declined and said “boys in the front, coaches in the back.” He did step forward a bit later to accept a framed resolution from Peterson and Wright on behalf of the team.
The supervisors also adopted a resolution to recognize other county teams who are James River District champions. These are: Varsity and Junior Varsity high school football; JV and Varsity volleyball; cheerleading and girls and boys cross country.
Excellence is contagious in county schools. Though most visible, our victorious football team is but the tip of the iceberg. Kudos to students, teachers, coaches and parents who create an environment that encourages achievement.