Michael Welch, a two-time all-state football player at Sweetwater High School, has been selected as a 2011 class member of the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame.  Welch, who helped lead Sweetwater to a 1985 State Football Championship, also went on to star at Baylor University.  He is already a member of the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame as well as the Baylor Athletic Hall of Fame.