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Chavis receives Ras Branch Award

Chavis receives Ras Branch Award

Holmes Community College sophomore offensive lineman Jack Chavis of New Hebron received the Ras Branch Award during Monday night's awards banquet in the Math/Science Building on the Goodman Campus.

The Ras Branch Award is named for former coach and Holmes President Ras Branch. Branch's name can be found throughout Holmes' proud athletic history as he helped lead many teams from many different sports to state championships. He also served the school as president from 1940-49.

Chavis, who played along the offensive line for the Bulldogs the last two seasons, was named Honorable Mention All-State following his sophomore season.

"It was a great honor to receive this honor," Chavis said. "I've tried to work all year, and I'm glad that they gave me this award."

Chavis said he's glad to have spent two years at Holmes. "I loved being up here," Chavis said. "When I first came to Goodman, I wasn't sure how I would like it. I have really enjoyed my time here, and I am really going to miss the place."

"The Ras Branch Award traditionally epitomizes what you think a Holmes football player is all about," Holmes Head Coach Jeff Koonz said. "Jack was not only a good player on the field but also in the classroom and in the community. Jack has been an outstanding player for us and epitomizes what a Holmes football player is all about."

Chavis has committed to play next season at Kennesaw State University.