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January 1, 2014

Comets, Raiders selected to All-Area Football Team


Jan. 1, 2014 —

In all, Raceland racked up nine All-Area selections.

Beach, who believes he could be Morehead State-bound, rushed for 1,388 yards and 15 touchdowns, and amassed more than 300 receiving yards and four TD catches. He also played defensive back in a limited role.

Other All-Area Rams were three-fourths of a menacing defensive line — seniors Alec Risner, Mac Boggs and Austin Manis. Risner tallied more than 120 tackles. Juniors Connor Messer and Rodney Vance represented Raceland as receivers. Nevan Johnson, a senior, gave the Rams an All-Area offensive lineman. Seth Holbrook made the team as a linebacker and Josh Young was a defensive back selection.

Lawrence County garnered six selections, highlighted by Cyrus. The senior ran the triple option offense fluidly and sometimes flawlessly.

Lawrence County won six of its first seven games before dropping four of its final five.

Cyrus, who is currently narrowing a list of small colleges, rushed for 1,303 yards and 18 scores. The right-hander threw for 858 yards and eight touchdowns. He passed for just 521 as a junior. He played safety on defense.

Ricky Goble (1,007 rushing yards), offensive lineman Charlie Bradshaw, defensive lineman Michael Adams, safety Grant Kiser (109 tackles) and cornerback Zach Keesee also represented Lawrence County.

Fairview selections were linebacker Armonde Yetts, 1,000-yard rusher Tanner Dolen, Division-I offensive tackle prospect Cody McPeek, punter Zac Christensen and offensive tackle Anthony Roark, who has a legitimate shot of playing college football.

Lane Daniels, at receiver, and Prater Helton, at offensive line, proudly represented Paintsville following the Tigers' first seven-win season in eight years under the direction of first-year coach Joe Chirico.

Lewis County also had seven wins. All-area selections Tyler Mustard (receiver), Dalton Stamm (defensive line) and Jordan Davis (defensive back) were major reasons why.

Offensive lineman Landon Arnold, defensive lineman Joe Jenkins and defensive back Bronson Korzep made it for Russell.

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