June 24, 2009
Jamel Townsend is The De Soto Explorer’s 2008-2009 Male Athlete of the Year. Townsend was a three-sport star in football, basketball and track. Townsend was an all-league selection in football at wide receiver, defensive back and punter. Townsend was a first team all-league basketball player and finished first in long jump at the state track meet. Townsend was also given the school’s Most Inspirational Award.