Ogle Wins TAPPS 2A Male AOTY Title
SAN ANTONIO — The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) has been promoting competition with honor, and according to Rowlett Rockwall Christian Academy athletic director Caleb Palmer Jordan Ogle embodies everything TAPPS stands for both on and off the fields of competition.
The four-sport Warriors athlete was honored Friday night as the TAPPS 2A Male Athlete of the Year, at the annual TAPPS awards banquet hosted by the Omni Hotel in San Antonio, following a successful senior campaign.
“Jordan Ogle has lead our Rockwall Christian athletic program on and off the field for the past four years,” Palmer said. “He's the emotional and spiritual leader that all of our athletes strive to be like.
“He's the first to practice everyday and the last one to leave. He's participated and started in every sport we offer at Rockwall Christian since his seventh grade year.”
Ogle, a first-team All-State selection at wide receiver, signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at Southwestern Assembles of God University in Waxahachie.
He led the team in receptions (70), yards (1,056) and touchdowns (16).
The senior was a two-way starter on the gridiron. Ogle was a first-team All-district linebacker and finished second on the team in tackles with 160. He also finished the year with four sacks, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
Ogle picked up three post-season honors for his play on the hardwood this past year. He was a first-team All-District selection, as well as the District Sportsmanship Award winner. He also picked up an Honorable Mention All-State nod.
Ogle picked up another first-team All-District honor and Sportsmanship Award for baseball.
“He's been given the sportsmanship award by our district in several different sports the last few years, which shows how much respect he's gotten from other coaches,” Palmer said. “I'm extremely proud of Jordan Ogle's athletic accomplishments, but more proud of the great Christian leader he's become over the last four years.”
Ogle qualified for the state tournament in the 400-meter and 4x200-meter relay, but was unable to compete in either after pulling his hamstring in the last stretch of the 4x400-meter relay at state. Despite the injury he still crossed the finish line ahead of the pack and had to be carried off the track, according to Palmer.
Palmer said Ogle was definitely deserving of the award.
“His character, work ethic an leadership is what the award is all about,” the RCA AD said. “He has set such a great example for our younger athletes, and that's something an award or plaque could never describe.”
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