Photos: Bridgeport High Walks Away as Winners at Annual Frank Loria Awards Dinner

By Ben Queen on March 19, 2019 via

The 2019 Frank Loria Awards Banquet were held Monday evening at the Bridgeport Conference Center and Bridport High School performed very well. The Indians took home three of the four major awards, including the top overall honor at the event.

BHS senior Jake Bowen was named as the Loria Award Winner for the top high school football player in Harrison County. The award caps a season in which he was named first team Class AA All-State, first team All-Big 10 and first team All-Harrison County.
Bridgeport also took home the Academic Athlete of the Year Award. Austin Sponaugle, a senior who was also the Indians’ other Class AA all-state first team selection, landed the award for on-field and in-the-classroom success.
And finally, BHS head coach John Cole also was honored as the Loria Coach of the Year. The long-time assistant and still relatively new head coach once again had Bridgeport in the hunt for a Class AA state championship.
Click HERE to read an entire recap of the awards by Jeff Toquinto.
Photos from the event are by Ben Queen and Matthew DeMaria of

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