Lee-Huntsville defensive end Malik Langham, Sparkman softball outfielder Taylor Davis and Buckhorn softball head coach Al Rauls were named the 4th annual John Stallworth Award winners.
The award provides scholarship assistance to deserving students in Madison County and a donation to the coach's program.
Langham is an honor student and 4-star University of Florida commit, who earned All-State honors and was named the Class 5A Lineman of the Year after tallying 104 tackles, 14 of which were for a loss, and 11 sacks.
Davis was also an All-State selection despite the fact that she was born with Erb's Palsy, a condition that requires her to catch and throw with the same hand. The Western Kentucky commit has also excelled in the classroom, winning the Cornelius A. Martin Award at Sparkman. On top of that, she's a Bryant-Jordan scholar, one of the leaders in Sparkman's FCA program and carries a 3.84 GPA.
Much like our two players, Rauls' resume is lenghty. This year, he was enshrined into the Alabama High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame and also the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame. Rauls was the first African-American coach to win a state baseball championship, doing so in 1992 with New Hope. He also bacame just the second coach in state history to win a championship in both sports after leading the Bucks to a state title in 2017.
The three winners will be recognized at the tournament pairings party at the Huntsville Botanical Garden on June 7th. The tournament itself, which begins on June 8th has raised more than half a million dollars to aid students, primarily at Alabama A&M, Stallworth's alma mater.