Two area football players officially rank amongst the best in the state.

Glasgow’s Tavion Parrish and Monroe County’s Neil Wilson were both named all-state, honorable mention selections by the Associated Press this week.

Parrish rushed for 970 yards in what coach Rick Wood called “eight and a half games.”

Parrish missed the second half of the Monroe County game and all of Glasgow’s matchups with Metcalfe County and Franklin-Simpson due to a high-ankle sprain.

Despite what Wood called a “solid” junior season, he expects Parrish to only get better in his senior year.

“With another year in the weight room, and with some more strength, he's setting himself up for really good senior season,” Wood said. “And as a good of a player as he is, he's a really good kid (also).”

Monroe County’s Wilson pulled triple-duty for the Falcons this season, serving as a wide receiver, linebacker and quarterback out of the Wildcat formation.

In four postseason games alone, the senior compiled 673 total yards and nine touchdowns.

“(Neil) is just a great all-around football player,” Monroe head coach John Petett said. “One of the best I’ve coached here in 13 years.

“He plays the game with a lot of passion.”


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