Spradlin Says Goodbye at Temple Football Banquet

 Five years ago, Mike Spradlin had a good feeling about coaching football in Temple when he decided to leave his stable, successful situation at Abilene Cooper and seize the opportunity to recharge a town with one high school and a rich winning tradition.
Even so, Spradlin wasn’t fully prepared for how exciting and rewarding his time in Temple would be.
“Five years ago I left a place that was pretty good, and when I came to Temple I had no idea about the ride I was in for. I couldn’t have imagined it in my wildest dreams,” Spradlin said Thursday night during the Temple Wildcats’ 2015 football banquet at Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center. “This town absolutely embraced what we did. It’s been an unbelievable ride, crazy good. God is wonderful.

Below is a list of the awards presented at the banquet.
Best Offensive Line: Philip Lynch
Best Defensive Line: TaQuon Graham
Best Offensive Back: Reid Hesse
Best Defensive Back: Jalen Rios
Outstanding Receiver: Aaron Freeman, Davion Curtis
Outstanding Linebacker: Quinton Smith
Special Teams: Eli Mendoza
MVP Offense: De’Vante Nealy
MVP Defense: Corey Mann
Fortitude Award: Cole Martin
Most Conscientious Player: Jessie Rivera
Scholar Athlete: Cole Martin
Wildcat Players Award: Ben Norman
Coaches Award: Rylan Mikeska