Reception planned for 501 Football Team

501 LIFE will host a reception for members of the 501 Football Team, their families and their coaches at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.

The reception will be held in the Community Room at Central Baptist College.

The players and their families will also be special guests at the 501 LIFE tailgate party at the University of Central Arkansas prior to the Hall of Fame game that evening. 501 LIFE is the sponsor for the UCA game.

2012 team members include: Michael Atkinson (Vilonia); Matt Austin (Conway Christian); Aaron Bell (Bryant); Jalen Bell (Bryant); Ethan Bly (Heber Springs); Brandon Forrester (Mayflower); Will Francis (Harding Academy); Gilberto Garcia (Morrilton); Jake Hoy (Bigelow); Dalton Jackson (Clinton); James Kelley (Maumelle); Hunter Linam (Magnet Cove); Trey Martin (Lake Hamilton); Robert Meredith (Greenbrier); Jordan Ross (England); Mackenzie Ross (Fountain Lake); Slater Smith (Conway); Chase Stewart (Quitman); Ian Thompson (Cabot); and Brody Welcher (Beebe).

“This year’s team is full of so much character and talent,” said associate editor Levi Gilbert. “The 501 is blessed with such great student-athletes, not to mention the top-notch bands, cheerleaders, coaches and fans. The 501 does high school football right.

“We’d like to thank all the coaches who took the time to recognize one of their outstanding student-athletes by submitting a nomination. We couldn’t do it without their help and support.”