Davis receives scholarship from coaches association

Jacob Davis of Isabella High School received the Bill Poole Scholarship Award from the Alabama High School Football Coaches Association during the organization’s annual convention Jan. 27.

The criteria for the award took into account Davis’ athletic and academic performances.

The scholarship is worth $1,500 and will be used to help pay for Davis’ college tuition.

“That’s a semester depending on where you go,” Davis said.

He plans to attend Jefferson State Community College and become a physical therapist assistant.

Davis tore his hamstring as a freshman and went through physical therapy as part of the healing process.

“I just thought it was a cool job,” Davis said. “I’d like to help people get better, like they helped me.”

Athletics is not the only extracurricular activity that Davis is involved in at Isabella. He is also the vice president of the Beta Club, as well as a member of FFA and the Isabella leadership team.

It can be a balancing act to fit all the activities into his schedule, but Davis has learned how to handle it without sacrificing success in either the classroom or the on playing field.

“It’s really time consuming, but it’s fun,” Davis said. “It’s hard work, but in the end it’s all worth it.”

According to Davis, his family, friends and coaches over the years have always been there to provide support even during the low points.

Davis plays football and baseball for Isabella. His primary positions on the football team were linebacker and tight end, while he spent time as a pitcher, second baseman and catcher on the baseball team.

Receiving the scholarship adds to an already memorable senior year for Davis.

“Ever since I was in elementary [school] I’ve been thinking about what it would be like to be a senior,” Davis said. “Now it’s here and it’s flying by. It has been the best year of high school.”

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