Saturday November 28th, 2015 3:21PM

Three area high school football standouts honored by Falcons

By staff
Three area football figures were recently honored by the Atlanta Falcons.

Rabun County football coach Lee Shaw was named Class AA Coach of the Year by the Falcons, while Union County player T Bentley earned the Warrick Dunn Captain in the Community of the Year Award. Also former Commerce head coach Ray Lamb was given the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Captain in the Community of the Year Award recognized an outstanding varsity high school football student-athlete in the state of Georgia that demonstrated strong leadership skills both on and off the field.

Shaw, meanwhile, earned Coach of the Year honors after leading his alma mater to its first winning season since 2000 and the Wildcats' first state playoff appearance since 1998 -- in his first campaign in charge.

The longtime Flowery Branch head coach and former Rabun County assistant led the Wildcats to a 6-5 mark in 2012.

Shaw joined other coach of the year honorees:

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