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Former Monroe County Falcon Kale Hagan (27) goes up for a ball in the end zone against Warren East.

GLASGOW — Monroe County High School’s Kale Hagan has announced that he will be continuing his football career at Campbellsville University this fall.

Hagan has played significantly for the Falcons on both sides of the ball during the past two seasons, but he has been recruited by Campbellsville to primarily be a linebacker at the college level.

“It means a lot,” Hagan said. “It’s just been a dream for me. I’ve always wanted to play college ball. I’ve been through a lot. I just really want to prove people wrong and make my hometown proud. The coaches at Campbellsville were very friendly to me. They have all been very successful in the past so I know that they are going to coach me well.”

“There is nothing better than playing for your hometown,” Hagan continued. “ It’s just been so awesome to be a part of. The support from the community of Tompkinsville is what really stands out to me. I just want to thank all my coaches for pushing me and making me a better player.”

During his time with the Falcons, Hagan has amassed over 500 yards of total offense and more than 100 tackles on defense along with three sacks.

However, Hagan’s senior season did not go as planned as he fractured his tibia below his knee, which caused him to miss the first few games of the season.

“Before the first scrimmage, I got hurt and I had to sit out three games,” Hagan said. “ I really had to grind it out and really work hard to return to the field. I was proud of how I came back. It certainly wasn’t easy, but it was worth it.”

Even with playing a shortened number of games in the 2019 season, Hagan still managed to be the second-leading rusher on the team while also being third in tackles for the Falcons — all while not being at full health.

“Kale was one of those guys that was the true, ultimate teammate,” assistant Monroe County football coach Dean Smith said. “He always put in the work in the offseason to better himself. There was simply no place on the field where he couldn’t play, and that’s a testament to his athletic capabilities.”

“I see him succeeding at whatever he does,” Smith continued. “He is always going to do what is asked of him. He isn’t afraid to work hard, and he is always going to bring a high level of passion at whatever he does. Campbellsville is getting a heck of a football player.”

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