BGA’s Price, Summit’s Reed honored as varsity athlete John Maher Builders | Sports
FRANKLIN – Battle Ground Academy Senior Kennedy Price and Summit High School Senior Maddox Reed have both been selected as the final John Maher Builders Fellow-Athletes for the 2021-22 school year.
John Maher Builders is entering its 16th year of partnership with the Williamson Herald to recognize outstanding student-athletes in the region. Price and Reed are both eligible for a $ 2,000 scholarship that will be awarded to two women and two men selected as College Athletes of the Year by John and Margie Maher of John Maher Builders at the end of the school year.
Kennedy Price, Battle Ground Academy
Jan Morrissey, the BGA women’s football coach, called Price one of the most decorated and talented athlete to walk the halls of Franklin School.
“She is an athlete who has worked diligently and tirelessly to perfect her craft,” said Morrissey. “The time and energy she devoted over her four years has earned her a long list of accolades, and I’m sure there are more to come.”
Price is a two-time Division II-A state soccer champion with the Lady Wildcats as well as a four-time selection in all districts, regions and states. She finished last season with 25 points overall, scoring six goals and assisting 13 more in a new role where she became the team’s top scorer to become a defensive anchor for the Lady Wildcats.
“She can play just about anywhere,” Morrissey said.
The senior BGA pledged to play college football at the University of Tennessee in October and has been a staple in the midst of the state within its club football team as well as its community. She has a GPA of 3.61 and volunteered with the Tennessee Soccer Club for six years, coached the BGA Spring Soccer League, and participated in the TSC Holiday Adopt a Family throughout her high school career.
Morrissey said Price, also known as “Ferrari” for his speed and “KP” for short, shows the same tireless work ethic on the pitch in the classroom and in the community.
“She is considered a bright and hardworking student with a great aptitude for academics,” Morrissey said. “I was impressed with KP’s ability to meet and often exceed expectations on and off the pitch, simply because of her dedication and commitment to being a better version of herself. “
BGA reached a third straight Division II-A state championship this fall, dropping a much-contested 1-0 decision to the University School of Jackson in the final.
“Kennedy’s successful growth at BGA will be one that I will be able to use for years to come,” said Morrissey. “She has certainly taken life by the horns and is heading for a prosperous future.”
Price is the daughter of Dawn and Derek Price from Franklin.
Maddox Reed, Summit High School
Much like some of his teammates, Reed battled an injury Saturday night in the state championship.
The Summit senior played his last game in high school with a separated shoulder, playing through the pain to help the Spartans fight Oakland for the Class 6A BlueCross Bowl.
“He played the entire game, and that’s just a testament to his hard work and dedication to his team and his community,” said Summit football coach Brian Coleman. “He’s a boy of high character and he’s a ‘yes sir, no sir’ young man.
“He had therapy twice a day before the game to be able to play. “
Reed has recorded 55 tackles for the Spartan defense this year, including 12 for losses with five sacks, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.
In addition to playing on the football field, where Reed won All-Region 7-6A honors and All-Star status as a pass rusher, the elder enjoys a 4.5 GPA in the hall. class. He is also a mainstay of FCA locally as well as a volunteer at a parish camp this summer.
Coleman said Reed plans to attend a service academy after graduation and “fits that mold really well.”
Reed also competes in wrestling and helped the Spartan grapplers reach double state championships last year and finish third overall in the AAA class – the best performance in program history. Reed narrowly missed the fight in the individual rounds of state medals as a 195-pound junior. He won the Region 7-AAA title at the age of 195.
“Maddox is a great young man,” Coleman said. “Maddox truly exemplifies the kind of work ethic we are proud of at Summit High School. “
Reed is the son of Jeff and Katherine Reed of Spring Hill.