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Youth football player honored with award in his name
by Adam Elrod
aelrod@neighbornewspapers.com
December 26, 2012 05:31 PM | 2380 views | 4 4 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Joe Livingston<br>Dobbs Middle School student Kyler T. Harrison, 13, son of Claude and Tracey 
Harrison shows his jersey and award.

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Staff / Joe Livingston
Dobbs Middle School student Kyler T. Harrison, 13, son of Claude and Tracey Harrison shows his jersey and award. n
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Hiram Hornets Youth Football has created a new award named after one of their outstanding players.

Kyler Harrison, 13, the son of Claude and Tracey Harrison of Dallas, recently was the first recipient of the award.

Kyler has been playing football in the league since he was 7 years old, but instead of playing with his age group Kyler had to play with the 11- and 12-year-olds. He weighed 138 pounds, which is over the weight requirement for his age, Harrison said.

The league did not want to let Kyler, a nose guard, play at the age group because it is the highest level they have, he said.

“He held his own then and [has] held his own ever since,” Harrison said. This was Kyler’s final year in the league, and after all of his hard work, determination and leadership skills the league decided to create the award, Harrison said.

“He embodies everything we want to have in a youth football league,” said Jim Black, president of Hiram Hornets Youth Football.

Kyler, a seventh-grader at Dobbins Middle School, said he was excited about the award.

“It is an amazing honor to get an award, but it is even better to get an award named after you,” he said.

The award will be presented every year to a player who shows the same determination and leadership as Kyler, said Kathie Stancil, treasurer of the league. The trophy will always read, “In recognition for determination, commitment to leadership, continuous dedication to sportsmanship that which represents the Hiram Hornets Youth Football.” Kyler is also a top student, Harrison said.

“His mother trains him in school, and I train him in football,” he said. Kyler is in all advanced classes, Mrs. Harrison said.

“He has a lot of high goals,” she said.

Kyler and her sit down at the table every night to map out what he needs to do for school, Mrs. Harrison said. She said she tells Kyler he has to stay on top of his work to excel, she said.

“He does not shy away from a challenge,” Mrs. Harrison said.

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Aunt Carolyn
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December 29, 2012
Auntie Carolyn will always cheer you on in the absent of Big Jack and remember that big jack always said you could make it, and I love you from the bottom of my heart! Do Great Thing's In Life and no one can stop you but you... love Aunt Carolyn!!!
James Fulmore
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December 29, 2012
Love you !!!! Do Big Things lil' Bro.... from cousin jamie
Tracey Harrison
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December 27, 2012
Kyler I am very proud of you and look forward to seeing what a bright and successful future you have. I Thank God for all the opportunity and favor He contnues to send your way. Congratulations and the sky is the limit!!
Karen Lawrence
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December 28, 2012
I am so proud of my nephew. He is such an amazing example to other youth to aspire high. Kyler, stay focus, keep moving ahead and God will continue to direct your path!! Love you! Auntie K.
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