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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the Bellmont High School football team.


    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on


First Regular Session of the 116th General Assembly (2009)


        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the Bellmont High School football team.

    Whereas, Bellmont High School football team, Decatur, topped off its amazing season with a 28-14 victory over Evansville Memorial High School in the Class 3A state championship held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis;

    Whereas, This victory marked the first football title for the Bellmont Braves;

    Whereas, A season of firsts, the team earned its first sectional championship, first regional championship, and first semi-state championship in the school's history;

    Whereas, During the season, the running attack dominated the games, but in the state championship game, the defense made the difference;

    Whereas, The Braves (14-1) regained a two touchdown lead early in the second half of the championship game in just three plays, capped off by a long pass from Joel Bone for only the third touchdown catch all season by the run-oriented offense;

    Whereas, Offensive lineman Caleb Meyer, defensive back Grant Melcher, and defensive tackle Billy Baker are among the 18 players from northeast Indiana who earned Associated Press All-State honors;

    Whereas, Coach Toney Bergman, the 2008 Northeast Hoosier Conference Coach of the Year, a Colts Coach of the Week, and the Motorola Coach of the Year - 3A, credits the Braves' outstanding season and state championship to hard work; and

    Whereas, Excellence on the athletic field deserves special recognition: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly congratulates the Bellmont High School Braves on their Class 3A football championship and wishes them continued success in all their future endeavors.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to the members of the Bellmont High School football team, the student managers, the assistant coaches, Head Coach Toney Bergman, Principal Scot Croner, and Superintendent Wylie Sirk.