Houston County Sharks named ‘High School Team of the Year’

HOUSTON COUNTY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Houston County Sharks were named the High School Team of the Year at the Georgia Disability Sport Awards held earlier this month at the Atlanta History Center.

It’s the second straight year the Sharks took home the award. The Sharks won the varsity state titles in wheelchair basketball, handball and football both years.

Former Shark JaQue Billingsley was chosen as Junior Male Athlete of the Year from a slate of six candidates. Billingsley was a member of the Sharks’ 2013-2014 state championship teams in basketball, football and handball. He also set a new powerlifting record at the Internationl Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS) World Junior Games and was named the 2014 Paralympic High School Field Athlete of the Year.

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