Locals make Ky. all-state in football
HUNTINGTON -- The Kentucky all-state football teams named by The Associated Press were loaded with the usual suspects from the big schools like Trinity, St. Xavier and Lexington Catholic.
But some local names also made the list this year.
Fairview running back Chris Brewer, a fullback in the Eagles' three-back system, made the second team on offense, and Ashland defensive lineman Cade O'Bryan made second team defense.
Fairview went undefeated in 2012 until its last game of the season, a loss to Mayfield in the Class A state final.
The Eagles' Anthony Roark received honorable mention on the offensive and defensive line, while teammate Devon Turner received honorable mention at defensive back.
Class AAA Belfry also had two honorable mentions, with Maddison Ghormley at linebacker and Sani Warren at defensive back.
Mr. Football went to Louisville Trinity wideout James Quick, who amassed 1,416 yards and 16 touchdowns on 85 receptions in helping the Shamrocks to their third-straight 6A title and their 22nd state title in school history.
Coach of the year went to Jason Hiser, head man at Pleasure Ridge Park, the 6A runner-up.
Hiser took over at Pleasure Ridge in 2009 with a massive rebuilding job to do in the wake of tragedy. He replaced coach Jason Stinson, who was charged with reckless homicide in the heat-related death of player Max Gilpin. Stinson was acquitted, but the stigma on the program found Hiser taking over a program with little staff and a small roster.