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The death of Buford junior varsity football player Seth Muennich rocked the eastern Lancaster County community.
A promising life was cut short by a car accident near the school last fall.
But Muennich’s name and the life he lived won’t soon be forgotten.
Buford High School officials want to make sure Muennich’s memory is always prevalent in the minds of Yellow Jackets’ fans.
At the Class AA school’s fall sports awards night in early January, BHS officials announced that the school’s junior varsity Jacket Pride Award will now be known as the Seth Muennich Jacket Pride Award for junior varsity football.
Buford officials are to be commended for the move to honor Muennich in years to come.
“It’s a good way to honor Seth,” said Buford High athletic director and head football coach Mike Wells. “Seth was a hard worker and did what was asked of him.
“He never said a word, but kept working hard, no matter what the situation was.”
Muennich, a freshman who played offensive and defensive tackle, often worked against Buford all-star player Marcus Brown during the Jackets’ practices.
“Going against Marcus was a challenge, but he gave it his all,” Wells said. “He did his best to make Marcus a better player and at the same time help him improve as a football player.”
Brown, who was selected to play in the annual North-South All-Star game at Myrtle Beach in December, recalled Muennich’s effort and dedicated his effort to Muennich.
“Seth Muennich had a never-quit attitude,” Buford High junior varsity football coach Garrett Plyler said.
Kyle Norcia, a freshman lineman, received the first Seth Muennich Jacket Pride Award at the BHS fall sports awards night.
Muennich’s parents, Ken and Lisa Muennich, also were presented an award to honor the occasion in Seth’s memory.
It was a special moment in memory of a player most deserving to be associated with team and school pride.