Midway Panthers Awarded the Jix Tucker Award

Midway Panther Football Program Honored with Jinx Tucker Award

In a testament to sportsmanship, honor, fairness, and team play, the Midway Panther Football program has been honored with the prestigious Jinx Tucker Award. This accolade, presented by Bryce Cherry of the Waco Tribune Herald, carries a rich history and significance, rooted in the legacy of Jinx Tucker himself. Serving as the sports editor for the Waco Tribune Herald from 1920 to 1953, Jinx Tucker's dedication to the spirit of the game has endured through the creation of this award by Dave Campbell in his honor.

Established in 1956, the Jinx Tucker Award is an annual recognition bestowed upon a Central Texas football team that embodies qualities such as overall team success, improvement throughout the season, sportsmanship, fan support, and a relentless will to win. The award serves as a symbol of excellence in high school football, highlighting not only on-field achievements but also the character and values instilled in the players.

Jinx Tucker's influence on sports journalism and his commitment to fair and honorable coverage of athletic events left an indelible mark on the Waco Tribune Herald. It is fitting that the Jinx Tucker Award, created in his honor, continues to celebrate and uphold the principles he championed during his tenure as a sports editor. The award reflects the enduring impact of Tucker's legacy on the local sports community.

The Midway Panther Football program's achievement of the Jinx Tucker Award is a crowning moment in their season. By embodying the values and spirit of the game, the team have have etched their names in the history of Central Texas high school football. The Panthers stand as an example for future generations of athletes, inspiring them to strive for excellence on and off the field.

Jan 18, 2024