2018 Sportsmanship Finalists
Cooper Callis, Jackson
After an opposing quarterback took the brunt of social media harassment following a loss to Jackson, Callis came to his defense online.
Following a district playoff win over Chaffee, Indians players made sure to postpone their celebration for a moment to check on a Chaffee player who had been injured and forced out of the game.
Poplar Bluff Softball
Even after suffering a loss on the field, the Mules turned their focus during their Senior Night ceremony outward, choosing to not only honor their own, but also "pay it forward." Poplar Bluff surprised its opponent, Kelly, by giving gift bags to each of the Kelly seniors.
After opponent Nathan Ruark, of Saxony Lutheran, suffered a lacerated spleen against the Blue Jays in a Class 3 sectional, Charleston players surprised him while he was on bed rest at his home by showing up to check on him and present him with a basketball signed by the members of the Charleston basketball team.