Chipley High School makes history, celebrates first baseball state championship with ring ceremony

Staff report

Philip Roundtree Stadium was filled with excitement and joy as history was made before the home football game against the Bay High Tornadoes last Friday evening when the school’s baseball team celebrated their first-ever state championship win. 

The much-anticipated ring ceremony served as a reminder of the remarkable year the group of players and coaches had. The state championship ring ceremony completed the 2023 season for the Tigers.


Each member of the team received a personalized state championship ring. The roster of champions comprises players from different grade levels, showcasing the depth and diversity of talent within the team.


Callen Scurlock

Brantley Kirkland


Lawson Corbett

Rayce Griffin 

Kason Nelson 

Aiden Wheeler


Carter Kirkland

Cade Culbreth

Conner Goddin

Gavin O’Neill

Blaine Woodham

David Carley

Thad Brown

Brodie Price

Jonathan Peterson

Cameron Worley

Zeke Gavaller

Carson Thornton


Conner Dillard

Michael Green

Parker Smelcer

Neal Adams

Bryson Howard

The coaching staff, led by head coach Andy Compton and assistant coaches Jesse Carter, Ty Russ, and Colby Cleveland, played a pivotal role in guiding the team to success. The collaborative efforts of the baseball staff Bob Booth, Phillip Adams, and Brad Adams were instrumental in achieving this historic championship. A special recognition went out to Bryson Howard who was named Player of the Year, a testament to his outstanding performance throughout the season.

Additionally, Coach Andy Compton was deservedly named Coach of the Year, recognizing his leadership and ability to mold a group of athletes into a championship-winning team. The players received their championship rings, each one engraved with their name and position, State Champions, and the championship year of 2023.