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Three Football Players Named Mr. Football Semifinalists

three mr. football semifinalists

Published November 10, 2020

Three WCS high school football players are in the running for this year's Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award.

Independence High's Jaxson Campbell, Ravenwood High's Jake Briningstool and Summit High's Destin Wade were all named Mr. Football Semifinalists.

"Jaxson has had a tremendous career at Independence," said IHS head coach Scott Blade. "He has played any and every position we have asked him to with a great attitude and work ethic. These same traits can be witnessed daily in his approach to his studies. Jaxson Campbell is the perfect example of what a student-athlete should look like."

Destin is in Class 5A, and Jake and Jaxson are in Class 6A. The award honors the top student-athlete in each class as well as the top kicker.

"It’s been fun to watch Jake mature into a leader as he continues his successful football career," said RHS head coach Matthew Daniels. "He is competitive and passionate in everything he does, and that enthusiasm is contagious. Being named a semifinalist validates the daily battles he has fought as a high school football player, and it's a testament to not only his work ethic but his teammates’ as well."

The semifinalists are selected by a committee of sports writers statewide based on performance in the 2020 season, academics and character. Coaches and members of the media initially nominated each student-athlete.

"Destin is very deserving of this honor," said SHS head coach Brian Coleman. "But Destin will tell you that he couldn't have done it without his teammates. Destin is such a positive young man and a joy to coach."

The finalists will be announced November 17, and the winners will be announced December 8. Finalists and their families will attend the awards luncheon at Nissan Stadium.