Captain D’s hosts Green Wave football team

West Point football players enjoy fish dinners at Captain D's to honor their 2017 state championship
Staff Writer

The McBrayer brothers have owned the Captain D’s franchise for its three years of existence here in West Point. The owners said they try to work closely with the school system and always enjoy rewarding the students for their accomplishments.

On Monday night, the seafood restaurant treated the West Point players and coaches to a fish dinner to show appreciation for the team’s hard work and the pride it has brought to the community.

“It’s just a huge accomplishment what coach Chambless and his staff have done in a small town like this, to have this many state championships,” Chris McBrayer said. “This is just a small way of giving back to them and showing our appreciation for their team and what they’ve done for West Point.”

McBrayer said there was a few hundred planks of fried fish served to those in attendance on Monday evening.

“I hope everyone got plenty,” Keith McBrayer said. “These kids, they deserve it. I wish them the best of luck moving forward with whatever else is in their future.”

The McBrayers have lived in West Point their entire life and also own McBrayer Quick Lube in West Point. The brothers believe that to be a part of the community that you have to be involved in the community.

“We’ve been partnering with the school system since we (Captain D’s) opened three years ago,” Steve McBrayer said. “We do free fish and fry meals each time report cards go out. If you make all A’s, you can come out and celebrate with us.”

West Point Consolidated School District Superintendent Burnell McDonald also thanked the McBrayer brothers for everything they do for the local schools.

“It’s something special when people go out of their way to give back to the community like the McBrayers have done,” McDonald said. “They’re always doing something for our school district and we really appreciate their partnership.”

West Point head coach Chris Chambless and most of his assistants were on hand, as the school brought a bus full of players, while some drove themselves to the restaurant. Each player and coach was served three pieces of batter dipped fish, along with fries and hushpuppies.

“It’s awesome. Anytime the community gets involved and recognized the football team, it’s a good feeling, not only for me, but our school and our players,” Chambless said. “The McBrayer brothers have always supported us and anytime we need something they’re there for us. They come watch us play and know a lot of our guys, so it’s nice of them to be able to do this for us.”