Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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November 13, 2013

East, West garner EKC honors


Nov. 13, 2013 —

Raceland coach T.J. Maynard was named the EKC Coach of the Year while his Rams garnered most of the major awards. Daylin Beach won EKC Player of the Year, Alec Risner was named Defensive Player of the Year and Mac Boggs, Lineman of the Year.

Bath County’s Taborn Kissick was named Offensive Player of the Year. Kissick had 879 yards and six touchdowns in the air.

The Commissioners Awards were presented to Josh Marx from Bath County and Jeffery Williams from Greenup County.

Officials from the EKC also announced next season’s Grid “O” Rama, which will take place at Fleming County and Raceland. Lewis will play against an opponent yet to be named and the host Panthers will face Nicholas County at 8 p.m.

The very next night at Raceland, East Carter will play Paintsville at 5 p.m., Bath County meets Greenup County at 6:30 and Raceland vs. West Carter in the nightcap.

“It was a good year for the EKC,” commissioner Gary Kidwell said. “A lot of our kids in our area don’t get the credit they deserve. If these kids have a resume to send it out to coaches at the next level, they want to know how they did at the end of the year, Eastern Kentucky All-Conference member on the list makes a big difference.”

East and West Carter had several players named to the second team All-EKC. Cole McClain, Kyle Yates, Chase Steele and Ryan Hall made the list for the Raiders while Jacob Nunley and Caden Stephens each made the list for the Comets.


EKC All Conference:

Bath County: Curren Shrout, Brandon Price, DeKeiton Young

East Carter: Qua Davis, Peyton Wilburn, Jordan Ratcliff, Jacob Gray

Fleming County: Maverick Burnett, Aaron James, Wilder Williams

Greenup County: Ryan Byrd, Skyler Williams, Ethan Coldiron

Lewis County: Mason Thruman, Dalton Stamm, Tyler Mustard, Jordan Davis, Isaac Weddington, Chase Parker, Jordan McCann

Nicholas County: Caleb BeCraft

Paintsville: Blake Williams, Lane Daniels, Kent Phelps. Prater Helton

Raceland: Nevan Johnson, Brady Harris, Connor Messer, Adam Elkins, Austin Manis

West Carter: Braden Brown, Austin Travis

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