A lot of accolades have been lauded upon Trevon Wofford during the 2017 season, and for good reason.
The Region 5-AAAA Offensive Player of the Year racked up thousands of yards both throwing and passing during his career at Cedartown High School, and did so this past year under center having learned a whole new offensive scheme.
He’ll in part be repeating that feat again this year as he made his decision official late last week in a ceremony at the high school to change his colors for the University of Pikeville’s Orange and Black.
Wofford, who is graduating this spring, said that he’ll be playing under center for the Bears now that he’s officially signed his intent to accept their offer.
“I really like the program they had to offer,” he said of his choice of the Kentucky school. “I’m just glad to have the opportunity to play at the next level.”
He said that he was unsure of what exactly he planned to study over the next four years, but he was sure that it would have something to do with medicine.
“It means a lot to me to be able to continue to do something that I love to do,” Wofford said.
Wofford was joined for the ceremony in the school’s library on Feb. 16 by his family, with “all five of his moms,” but especially his mother Kimberly Poole sitting by his side, and teammates and coaches looking as the Bulldogs send a second player off to school following a big season for Cedartown’s football program.
He said he was thankful for all that his family, immediate and extended, had done to help him achieve his dream.
Head coach Doyle Kelley and offensive coordinator Jacob Kelley extolled his virtues on and off the field during the ceremony.
“I’ve coached at several different schools, but this by far is the easiest transition I’ve ever experienced with a quarterback taking on a new system,” Jacob Kelley said. “He took it with a grain of salt, and always trusted me and I trusted you... You did a great job of leading this team.”
Kelley added it wasn’t just a chance for Wofford to better himself, but to represent Cedartown to the world at large.
Head boys basketball coach Benjie Frazier also used a brief moment to remind Wofford of his position as a leader of the Bulldogs, even after he is an alumni, which can be pointed to as what can happen when players work hard to achieve their dreams.
“This right here is your day, but we’re not just doing it for you,” Frazier said. “These underclassmen, you’re also doing it for these guys as well.”
Wofford heads off to play for the Bears after an exciting 10-2 season for the Bulldogs, who made it into the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs. During his career Wofford played both under center and defense, racking up more than 2,000 yards in passing and 28 touchdowns plus an additional 1,000+ yards of rushing with another 14 touchdowns on the ground.