Jefferson’s senior pole vaulter Ryder Pagel earned the ONE LAST FINALIST spot for Athlete of the Year consideration after 8,876 votes supported him. A total of 19,397 came in of support of all the nominees battling for the last finalist spot.
Pagel now joins Tallulah Falls’ Grey Bourlet, Nix Burkett (White), teammate Robbie Head, Collin Kilgore (Dawson), Shannon Segars (Commerce), and Griffin Stephens (Banks) as the finalists for the honors.
Next up comes the voting by our internal panel to determine Player of the Year. This is done Heisman-style (each voter ranking the finalists) to determine the winner.