Spartanburg High School senior running back Tavien Feaster was named South Carolina’s Mr. Football for 2015 at the South Carolina Football Coaches Association’s Palmetto Champions All-Star Football Banquet at Seawell’s in Columbia Thursday night.
Feaster, a Clemson University recruit, has rushed for 1,011 yards and 10 touchdowns and has 53 receptions for 833 yards and 10 scores for the Vikings.
Feaster has helped defending state champion Spartanburg to a 12-1 record and a berth in the Class AAAA Division II semifinals. The Vikings will host Lexington tonight.
In addition, Spartanburg quarterback Austin Scott was named Back of the Year, and the Vikings’ Chris Miller was named Coach of the Year.
The other award winners were Pickens kicker Matthew Gravely, named Special Teams Player of the Year, and Fort Dorchester’s John Simpson, honored as Lineman of the Year.
Former South Carolina State coach Willie Jeffries and University of South Carolina Director of Recruiting Operations Robbie Liles received Distinguished Service Awards.
— Spartanburg quarterback Scott has been named Gatorade South Carolina Football Player of the Year, an award that recognizes excellence in athletics and academics, as well as character on and off the field.
Scott has passed for 4,683 yards and 60 touchdowns this season. He maintains a 3.2 grade-point average and volunteers locally on behalf of multiple community service initiatives in association with the National Honor Society.