By JAMES BROWN
Glasgow Daily Times
On what will likely be a cold day in December, three area football players will join three Monroe County coaches in a game against the top football players from Louisville.
The Bluegrass All-Stars, which is the state team, includes Glasgow lineman Matthew Boston, Barren County wide receiver Chad Eaton and Monroe County lineman Carleton Huff. The team of Louisville-area players will be named at a later date.
One thing jumps out about the list of players who comprise the state team — 14 of them are from the Fourth Region area: Boston (OL, Glasgow), Cody Chaffin (LB, South Warren), Barrett Croslin (TE, Russellville), Eaton (WR, Barren Co.), Nacarius Fant (WR, Bowling Green), Rondell Green (DB, Bowling Green), Joseph Hawkins (DL, Franklin-Simpson), Devin Hayes (QB, Bowling Green), Huff (DL, Monroe Co.), Will Jenkins (OL, Bowling Green), Adrian Middleton (LB, South Warren), Jake Mills (OL, Bowling Green), Lincoln Quick (LB, Bowling Green), Blue Tisdale (RB, Bowling Green).
Evan Jaggers of Green County, which is a Fifth Region school, but plays football in Glasgow’s district, is also on the team.
My friend and I have discussed the quality of football played in western Kentucky, especially around here, and have concluded we are in a golden age.
The Bluegrass team will be coached by Monroe County’s Jeff Petett. He will be assisted by Jim McKee (Scott County), John Myers (Russellville HS), Mark Nelson (South Warren), Randy Murphy (Monroe County assistant), Brad Crowe (Monroe County assistant) and Bronson Gowdy (Campbellsville).
James Brown is editor of the Glasgow Daily Times. He can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com.