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Tabb High School football team wins Hovis Cup

The Tabb High School football team was awarded the Hovis Cup on Saturday, March 27. (WYDaily/Courtesy of York County School Division)

TABB — On March 27, the Tabb High School (THS) football team received this year’s Hovis Cup, a sportsmanship award given each year by York County School Division (YCSD). This accolade has special meaning to THS as it bears the name of the school’s former football coach.

The Hovis Cup was named for Charles Hovis, who coached football in York County for 41 seasons before retiring in 2003. Twenty-four of those years were spent as THS’s head coach. Hovis died in 2013, but his legacy lives on through the award bearing his name.

“Since 2003, the Hovis Cup has been awarded to the YCSD high school with the best interdivision varsity football record in a season. Each year, Carolyn Hovis and her daughter Leah Omweg join the superintendent in presenting the award,” said Katherine Goff, YCSD spokesperson.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, regional teams were only allowed to play six out of the regularly scheduled ten games this season.

Despite this challenge, THS’s football team worked together to bring home the cup bearing their former coach’s name.

“I’m very proud of the effort by the team this year. They are playing Tabb football the way it’s meant to be,” said Tabb High School Principal, Paul Rice.

THS Head Coach Matt Lawson said that the students were ecstatic to learn about their win. He also noted that at the end of the day, they are just having fun being able to play again after a long year of lockdowns and quarantine.

“In the world we’re in right now, we’ve been fortunate enough so far to not have a team issue,” Lawson said. “But we’re not special compared to the other teams out here. The kids are having fun, and it’s good for our families, too.”

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