Lawson Schaffer and Baylee Johnson are two of Cullman High Schools finest. The 2015 basketball season proved to be a successful one for both athletes.
The Alabama Sportswriter’s Association named Lawson Schaffer as their 6A Player of the Year during their annual awards banquet Thursday in Montgomery. The senior play maker inspired the Cullman Bearcats to an Elite Eight appearance in AHSAA Tournament play and a third place ranking in the final 6A poll of the season.
During the season Lawson averaged 21.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 3.5 steals per game. Lawson was also selected to the all-classifications ASWA Super Five basketball team.
The career scoring leader for the Lady Bearcats, Baylee Johnson, also repeated as an All State player after being named to the ASWA’s Third Team All State roster.
Johnson posted a strong senior season with 21.5 points per game and 4.6 assists in just 24 games following a delay start due to ACL surgery.
The Cullman Times also recognized the success of the Bearcat basketball programs by naming Johnson and Schaffer as the male and female Players of the Year and Coach Bobby Meyer as the Coach of the Year.
Christina Skinner and Oakleigh White were also named to the Cullman Times All-Area Honorable Mention team.
Both Coach Meyer and Lawson were repeat winners of their respective awards. Brontae Harris was also named to the First Team All-Area Team. Junior Seth Swalve was named to the Second Team All-Area Team and Jason McAfee was an Honorable Mention selection.