Hayesville High School has named its 2020-2021 athletes of the year. Hayesville had Co-athletes of the year with the boy’s award being given to seniors Blake McClure and Eli Roberts. The girl’s award was given to sophomore Lila Roberts. All three were key contributors in multiple sports and are all outstanding students.
Blake McClure was named to the coaches all-conference in both football and basketball. While also being named to the Team FYN sports all-area team in both football and basketball. He also participated in track during the spring season. McClure will be attending Appalachian State where he will continue his athletic career playing football.
Eli Roberts was a state qualifier in cross country while also being named coaches all-conference honorable mention in baseball and basketball. Roberts will be attending Young Harris in the fall.
Lila Roberts was a key player in an incredible five sports, cross country, volleyball, basketball, softball, and track. It is crazy to think about in a year where Covid condensed the athletics seasons Roberts was still able to play vital roles in almost every female sport offered at Hayesville. Only a sophomore this past year, Roberts will be looking to lead the Lady Yellow Jackets in multiple sports again this upcoming school year.