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Sponsors: Reps. Mahaffey, Sinclair and Talley
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Introduced in the House on January 28, 2004
Introduced in the Senate on January 28, 2004
Adopted by the General Assembly on January 28, 2004
Summary: Coach Bobby Bentley
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/28/2004 House Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate HJ-45 1/28/2004 Senate Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence SJ-17
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TO EXTEND THE CONGRATULATIONS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO THE MEMBERS OF THE 2003 JAMES F. BYRNES HIGH SCHOOL "REBELS" FOOTBALL TEAM AND HEAD COACH BOBBY BENTLEY FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING STATE CHAMPIONSHIP WIN IN THE DIVISION II 4A STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITION.
Whereas, being a member of a sports team allows young people to have the opportunity to learn the skills of cooperation and teamwork while developing great athletic talents; and
Whereas, to become a champion in football, all members of the team and the coaching staff must have outstanding leadership and physical abilities; and
Whereas, the James F. Byrnes High School "Rebels" of Spartanburg County capped their thrilling 2003 football season by taking the Division II 4A State Title in a 40-14 victory over Conway High School in a resounding victory at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia; and
Whereas, the overwhelming victory was a real team effort with running back Rodricuz Williams rushing 100 yards and scoring four touchdowns in the second half and quarterback Trey Elder throwing for 170 yards and rushing for a score; and
Whereas, the team opened the game with a 17-0 lead within the first 32 seconds of the second quarter and went into halftime with a 24-14 lead that would never be relinquished; and
Whereas, Head Coach Bobby Bentley charged his defense with enthusiasm and the defensive team held the Conway "Tigers" to only fourteen points and dominated the rest of the game; and
Whereas, this outstanding finish for the 2003 Byrnes football team gives the "Rebels" the longest winning streak in the State with 26 wins in a row and the team ranks 6th in the nation overall; and
Whereas, the win over the Conway "Tigers" capped the Byrnes football team's perfect season and brought the team their second consecutive 4A Division II State Championship Title, becoming only the fourth program to win consecutive Division II titles in the division's 23-year history; and
Whereas, in addition to their perfect finish in the state championship game, quarterback Trey Elder and wide receiver Jamar Wright both set state records with Elder passing for 3,787 yards in one season and Wright with 104 receptions in one season; and
Whereas, this victory for the James F. Byrnes High School "Rebels" proves that this football team is truly a championship team and a state championship title has brought pride not only to James F. Byrnes High School, its administration, staff, alumni, students, and loyal fans, but also the members of the Spartanburg community. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, extend their congratulations to the members of the 2003 James F. Byrnes High School "Rebels" Football Team and Head Coach Bobby Bentley for their outstanding state championship win in the Division II 4A State Championship Competition.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the 2003 James F. Byrnes High School Football Team and Head Coach Bobby Bentley.
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