• Brian L. Barefield


Starting September 1, 2019 through May 2020. Big Sarge Sportz & Media will be recognizing one male and one female athlete in a series called, “Big Sarge Salutes.”

They will be recognized as the Big Sarge student-athletes of the week. This award will be given out to athletes who compete all throughout the United States and those who are playing sports overseas due to a servicemember (Active Duty Military Personnel) serving at an OCONUS (Outside Continental United States) duty station.

The winners will be announced every Friday. At the end of the year, Big Sarge, along with his committee will award a scholarship to the male and female Athlete of The Year.


Student must maintain a B or above grade average to be considered (At the beginning of the season for Fall sports we will make an exception until the first progress report comes out).

No discipline issues at home or school.

Must participate in varsity sports for an accredited institution (Public or Private). Home school candidates must provide proper documentation that they are a member of the varsity team at the school they are zoned to play for.

A letter of recommendation (300 words or more) must be submitted by guardian, school faculty member, school administrator, or coach. Submissions by friends or athletes will not be considered.

All recommendations must be submitted to no later than 6:00pm cst on Sunday. No late submissions will be accepted.

Recommendations must be submitted for student-athlete while they are playing during the season of the sport they participate in. Athletes who play multiple sports can have their name submitted more than once, but only during the season of the sport in which they are involved in.

Must be subscribed to . There will be an article highlighting both athletes every week on the website. Please send confirmation that you have subscribed.

If anyone is interested in donating to the scholarship fund, please email

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