Join us May 20th, 6:30 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings (125 Barrett Pkwy., Suite 106, Marietta) where we'll watch the Black & Gold game video, and have a great time with parents and players!
Wear your black and gold and join us for dinner and lots of fun - we will earn a percentage of the dine in proceeds. We hope to see you there!
The Sprayberry Yellow Jackets have a long history of fine kickers. From eventual Georgia Bulldogs Craig 'Golden Toe' Elrod, Peter Rajecki, and Rusty Gillespie to, more recently, Rob Englar (Sprayberry field goal distance record-holder), Josh Foster (current Jackets Assistant Coach and Sprayberry 1984-2004 and Golden Anniversary All-Star), and Cazimon Suri (All-Region and All-County kicker in 2011), there is no shortage of kicking tradition on Sandy Plains. Yet, the Special Teams standouts on the 2012 Yellow Jackets roster are 'special' indeed.
Senior Long Snapper, Holder, Punter, Wide Receiver, and Quarterback Hank Harris is ranked #64 among all Class of 2013 long snappers nationwide (according to ProKicker.com). Due to his multitude of roles, look for Hank to be just about anywhere and everywhere during the course of a game (he posted a 101 NFL Quarterback Rating and caught 22 passes for 352 yards and 3 touchdowns in five Summer 7-on-7 competitions).
Senior Place Kicker, Punter, Kickoff Specialist, and Defensive Back Sawyer Page is ranked #67 among all Class of 2013 place kickers in the nation. Sawyer is not only a reliable Place Kicker (he kicked field goals of 37 and 38 yards, along with an extra point, during the 2012 Spring Black-and-Gold Game), but also a wily and disruptive Defensive Back (he led all defenders with 7 passes defended and 2 interceptions in five Summer 7-on-7 competitions).
Sophomore Place Kicker, Punter, and Kickoff Specialist Rodrigo Blankenship (a recent transfer from Walton High School) is the #1-ranked punter as well as the #2-ranked place kicker among all Class of 2015 kickers in the nation. Rodrigo has competed in several National All-Star games to date.
Once again, the Sprayberry Yellow Jackets find themselves with potent Special Teams assets. It is rare for so much Specialist talent to be concentrated on one team. There is no doubt, however, that Head Coach Billy Shackelford is happy to have so many accomplished Specialists to supplement his already prolific 'Shack Attack' Offense. One thing is certain... stand by for a few Sprayberry kicking records to fall very soon!
To his students and colleagues, Tim Crunk was an educator and coach that stood out. Inside the classroom, he taught science and was a previous "Teacher of the Year" for his school. Outside, he was a winning baseball and softball coach who led his players to success.
Mr. Crunk had been an assistant principal and athletics director for Sprayberry High School for three years.
Before, he spent nine years at Kennesaw Mountain, where he was named Teacher of the Year in 2004 and led state runner-up teams in softball and baseball, respectively, the following two years. Prior to moving to Kennesaw Mountain, Mr. Crunk taught and coached for 10 years at South Cobb High School.
In recent years, Mr. Crunk had stepped aside from coaching and moved into school leadership, Kelly said. "He made the transition into administration flawlessly," Mr. Kelly said.
Beyond his work, Mr. Crunk was very involved with Cedarcrest Church, where he volunteered with the Haiti Education Project. Mr. Crunk and his wife, Leslie Cobb, had recently made two mission trips to Haiti, and Mr. Crunk ultimately hoped to open a school there, Mr. Kelly said.
Mr. Kelly said he last saw Mr. Crunk Monday evening at a meeting for a men's ministry the two were both involved in.
Mr. Crunk left around 8:15 p.m. with plans to go for a run, Mr. Kelly said. Later Monday night, Mr. Kelly said he got a phone call with the awful news.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Crunk is survived by daughters Hillary Crunk and Anastasia Crunk and son Corey Crunk, all of Acworth.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Marietta Funeral Home, 915 Piedmont Road. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Tim Crunk Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank or to the Haiti Education Fund at Cedarcrest Church, 3950 North Cobb Parkway, Suite 201, Acworth GA 30101.