Edgewood senior Bailey Hansen examines his championship ring during Monday’s presentations. Photo by Griffin Pritchard
Edgewood senior Bailey Hansen examines his championship ring during Monday’s presentations. Photo by Griffin Pritchard

Edgewood continues tradition; rings awarded

Published 10:11am Thursday, March 7, 2013

In what has become part of the Edgewood Academy school calendar, students gathered on the first day of March to honor the success of the football team as they were presented with rings after adding a fourth golden football to the school’s trophy case.
“This senior class is the winningest class in Edgewood’s history and has raised the bar tremendously,” said Bobby Carr, Wildcats football coach and athletic director.
“You’ve raised the bar of what is expected of an Edgewood Academy athlete.”
For this current group of seniors, the class of 12-13, Monday’s sparkling addition is ring No. 7 (four straight baseball championships and three football crowns).
They also capped the year with a 30-game winning streak.
“This school has a lot to be proud of,” said Clint Welch, on the tail-end of his first year as Edgewood’s Head of School. “As fans, we get complacent and expect Edgewood start the game 50 points ahead. But there is a lot of hard work and preparation that goes on in the summer to get us to that point.”
Last season, Edgewood defeated Clarke Prep 41-29 in the championship game and became the first Alabama Independent School Association team to win 14 games in a season.
The Wildcats outscored their opponents 646-242 and have the 12th longest win streak in the nation (MaxPreps.com) ahead of 30-win Bowling Green High (Ky.,) and Ouachita Christian (Monroe, La.) and behind 34-win Duchesne High (Utah).
“For the younger guys, all the way do to junior high and sixth grade and fifth grade – this is why you put the uniform on,” said Carr, as members of the varsity football team began trying on their new rings.

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