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(Photo Courtesy Mercy McDonald)

Members of the 2019 Artesia High School football team receiving special recognition at Thursday’s banquet pose with their awards. They are, from left, Clay Houghtaling, Golden Helmet; Cord Cox, Reese Hunter Award; Braxton McDonald, Offensive Player of the Year and MVP; Dominic Pacheco, Meacham Tackle; Johntae Rodriguez, Keith Butler Special Forces Award; Ethan Wilbanks, Corey Tolle Fighting Heart Award; and Wes Knowlton, Defensive Player of the Year and Leadership.