Dempsey selected “Athlete of the Month” for November at Wells High School

Post date: Jan 09, 2017 11:46:37 AM

WHS senior Riley Dempsey has been awarded the school’s “Athlete of the Month” award for November of 2016. As with many others before him in the past decade, Dempsey is receiving the award for his academics, sportsmanship and participation in WHS sports, in particular, for the offensive and defensive roles he played on the WHS Warrior Football Team during the season’s playoff period ending in victory for the Warriors in the Class C State Football Championship game in November.

Presenting a plaque to Dempsey on December 6th was John C. Kreie of Cole Harrison Insurance Agency, Pamela Moody-Maxon of Moody Maxon Real Estate and Warriors Football Coach Tim Roche.

“The month of November was our playoff run, and we had to win four games to win the State championship…” said Roche. “Riley did a great job on offense and defense making plays for us all the time.”

"Riley was a lot of fun to watch this year,” commented John Kreie, a graduate of WHS and a football player with the Warriors from1989-92. “The kid never came off the field, offense, defense and special teams…he was always out there going ‘100 mph’. To score 19 touchdowns and rush for more than 700 yards in a season is unheard of.”

“I couldn’t have done it without my coaches and teammates, especially helping me on the football field, getting me ready,” said Dempsey of his performance on the team and the Athlete of the Month pick for November, “I really have to thank them for all of their support throughout the season.” Dempsey, who began playing football during his fourth grade year, played football for the Warriors throughout high school.

“He really did a great job for us all year,” summed up Roche. “But we stepped up big time in the month of November and he was a real big part of that. He is a big leader for us...” Riley Dempsey is the son of Bridget and Ken Dempsey of Wells.

The Athlete of the Month awards program at Wells High School is entering its 11th year. It is sponsored by the Cole Harrison Insurance Agency and Moody Maxon Real Estate. Recipients of the award are selected based upon the above mentioned criteria by the administration at Wells High School.

From left to right, is John Kreie, Riley Dempsey, Pam Moody-Maxon and Warrior Football Coach Tim Roche.