Celebrating Senior Athletes

99.1 The Sports Animal teamed up with Brandon’s Awards to recognize Class of 2020 senior athletes who had their seasons cut short due to the pandemic. View a list of recognized senior athletes here!

Since high school athletics events were cancelled for the spring 2020 season due to coronavirus, we wanted to recognize the senior athletes of East Tennessee that didn’t get to complete their senior season that their high school careers had been building towards.

Class of 2020 senior athletes below!

Class of 2020 Senior Athletes

Jackson Bostick

Jackson Bostick attended Grace Christian Academy as a three sport athlete in Track & Field, Football, and Basketball. He holds 10 school records, is 6 time All-State, and 2 time state champion in the 300M hurdles (2018 & 2019), and a New Balance Nationals qualifier in 2019. Jackson is a Carson-Newman University Track & Field commitment, signing class of 2020. Congratulations Jackson!




Adam Sharp

Adam Sharp was a member of the 2020 Clinton High School Varsity Baseball Team​ and wasn’t able to complete his senior season due to covid-19 school closures. He played his last high school baseball game on March 12, 2020, just 3 games into his senior season. He had suffered an injury in 2019, so 2020 was supposed to be a big comeback year. Adam Sharp will continue to play baseball at the college level at Bluefield College in Virginia. Congratulations Adam! 

Matthew Smith 
Matthew attended Seymour High School where he played on the Boy’s Soccer Team. He was recognized with many awards throughout his high school career, receiving the Outstanding Player Award for his Freshman, Sophomore and Junior seasons. Matthew was also named to All-District. He was named a Team Captain his Senior Year, that was cut short by the pandemic. Matthew scored 7 goals in three seasons while playing as a defender, and was renowned for his ability in the air on set pieces. Congratulations Matthew!

Brodie Griffeth
Brodie Griffeth attended Central High School (Knoxville, Tennessee) and was a member of Central High School Men’s Soccer. Brodie was a 4 Year Starter and has played everywhere on the back line on defense. He was recognized as 3 year All-District and 2019 All-Region. He is the kind of player every Coach wants to coach. He graduated in the Top 10% of his class. The work ethic and intelligence it took to achieve that accomplishment carried over to the pitch. Brodie is a wonderful young man, a great player, and an even better person. Congratulations Brodie!

Nathan Lee

Nathan Lee attended Clinton High School where he was a member of the Baseball team. Baseball has been his life since he was 3. He has wanted to play for the Dragons since he was 5 years old. He was hearbroken when his senior season was cut short after just 3 games. He plans to attend TCAT in the fall to continue his machining certification. Congratulations Nathan!