Congratulating Fyffe High School Football Teamby Representative Robert B. Aderholt
Posted on 2014-12-16
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Mr. ADERHOLT. Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate the Fyffe High
School Football Team on winning the Alabama High School Class 2-A
Championship on December 5, 2014.
Coach Paul Benefield, his players, and staff achieved the very difficult task of a 15-0 record during the 2014 season. I would officially like to congratulate them on their victory.
Coach Benefield has spent 34 years in the coaching and teaching profession, winning many games and awards. In 18 years as the head coach at Fyffe, Benefield has won more than 200 games and 13 region and area [[Page E1849]] championships. Now he can add to that list a state championship.
I want to commend the fine young men who make up this championship team at Fyffe. They set a goal at the beginning of the season to take the Red Devils to the state championship, and that's exactly what they did. These players worked in the scorching heat of late summer and on many cold nights in the late fall, but they never lost sight of their goal.
By beating Elba High School 28-17 in the championship game, the Fyffe Red Devils saw their goal realized and did much more. The win, and the hard work it took to get there, taught life-lessons these young men will carry with them for the rest of their lives. While the winning is certainly an important accomplishment, the struggle to get there will prove to be just as valuable.
Again, I want to congratulate the Fyffe Red Devils on this great achievement. They have brought pride to their school, community, DeKalb County and to the Fourth Congressional District. I wish them continued success in the seasons to come.