Congratulations to Boone senior Adam Anderson who last Wednesday night was presented with the Phil King Metro Conference Athlete of the Year Award. Anderson excelled in both football and baseball while at Boone. To be nominated for this award an athlete must excelled in two varsity sports and it is voted on by the Orange County Athletic Directors.
Adam had 66 catches for 1176 yards and 12 touchdowns in his record breaking senior season as a Boone wide receiver. He has been named 2nd team All-State and 2nd team All-Central Florida. His junior year he made the game winning touchdown reception in the closing seconds to lead the Braves over rival Edgewater.
Adam was also a 3 year member of the Braves varsity baseball team in which he played centerfield. He helped the Braves capture 2 District and 2 Metro titles as well as three straight appearances in Regional’s. He was named All-Metro his senior season in which he made no errors in centerfield and batted .430 with 7 homeruns. His leadership on the field was second to none. In this year’s District championship game against DP Adam was up with 2 outs in the 7th inning and he delivered a game tying home run. Boone lost in extra innings but it was moments like this that Adam was made for.
Last week Adam was recognized as Boone’s Athlete of the Year as he won the William R. Boone award. Next year he will be attending South Dakota State University on a football scholarship.