Senior Tyree Funnye was recognized on Nov 2 at Waccamaw High School for his selection in the upcoming 2019 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl, commonly known as the South Carolina’s North vs. South Game on Dec. 14.
Santee Electric Cooperative wanted to recognize Funnye for his upcoming game with an award ceremony in the school’s library presented by President Rob Ardis. Ardis, President and CEO of Santee Electric Coop., spoke about Funnye achievement and selection in the game.
Santee Electric and the other electric cooperatives of this state are the major sponsors of this annual showcase of local high school football talent. Ardis expressed his excitement for Funnye’s selection to play in the December game. Ardis expressed his excitement for Funnye’s selection to play in the December game.
“We’re very pleased to honor Mr. Funnye today” Ardis said. “We’re excited about this. We’re excited about going to the game at Doug Shaw Stadium.”
Funnye, a wide receiver for the warriors, was selected back in late-October to represent Georgetown County in the big conference game with 87 other football players across South Carolina. He is the third Warrior to play behind Jabbrel Drayton (2015) and Trey Davis (2018).
Funnye finished his senior campain with 31 receptions for 925 yards and 12 touchdowns.
The Warriors lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Dillon Wildcats.
As Funnye came up and was presented his award, Ardis again congratulated the senior player for his hard-work and achievement. After being handed his award, Funnye spoke about his next steps in the big conference game and future goals.
“Next step going forward is of course playing the game,” Funnye said “Keep going on; keep playing ball at the next level. Keep driving and working hard to keep getting awards and better myself.”
Funnye plans to further his education and major in business administration and culinary arts or in education.