Look who's coming to dinner.
Bobby Lamb, head football coach at Furman University, is the guest speaker at the Evans High School football and cheerleading awards banquet. The banquet will be Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the school commons area.
The Evans High School Athletic Boosters Club normally presents the fall sports awards at one combined banquet, but this year Evans football coach Lee Chomskis pushed for a separate football and cheerleading presentation, with the idea to line up a guest speaker.
"We wanted to make the banquet a little special, and we're blessed to have Coach Lamb. I think the players are excited about it," Chomskis said. "Having a guest speaker is a nice touch. I grew up in Lincoln County, and Larry Campbell always had a speaker, and Washington County has had some pretty prominent folks at their football banquets. We hope to make this an annual event."
Lamb is speaking free of charge. According to Chomskis, Evans coach Russell Lee and Lamb were former classmates at Furman, and Lee helped secure Lamb as guest speaker.
It didn't hurt that Lamb currently is recruiting Evans football standout Steven Rogers to play for the Paladins.
"That was probably a feather in our cap," Chomskis said.
Tickets to the banquet cost $6, and can be purchased at Evans from Ellen Segraves in the accounting department, or from members of the school's coaching staff.
"The banquet is open to the public," Chomskis said. "We'd love anybody to come that wants to see Bobby Lamb speak."
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