Sunday, December 14, 2008

Three Rockets on Sun's all-area team

Coach Al Starnes and Rockets Rodney Robertson and Gaige Courtney have been named to The Paducah Sun's All-Area Football Team. Well over half of the all-stars in the Sun lineup were selected from teams on Crittenden County's schedule this season.

Here is a list of the Crittenden players on the all-star team and those on teams the Rockets faced this season. For a full list see the Paducah Sun's Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008 edition.

Coach of the Year: Al Starnes - Led Rockets to state semifinals.

OFFENSE
QB: Casey Brockman, Calloway County — Steady leader, passer led the ultra-productive Lakers’ spread offense.
RB: Tyrrell Willis, Calloway County — Junior established himself as an Mr. Football candidate in Calloway’s postseason run.
RB: Rodney Robertson, Crittenden County — Power-speed runner played much of the season recovering from a broken hand.
WR: George Garner, Calloway County — Big-play receiver finished strong and also team’s top tackler.
OL: Grant Williams, Calloway County — It was no coincidence the Lakers’ offense flourished when he returned from injury.
OL: Jeff Prescott, Lone Oak — Leader of an offensive line that’s help put up a ton of points over the last two seasons.
OL: Kyle Proffitt, Caldwell County — Hard-working two-year starter allowed no sacks this season.

DEFENSE
LB: Gaige Courtney, Crittenden County — Big, physical player set single-season and career tackling records, led Rockets to state semifinals.
DL: Tron Gray, Caldwell County — Quick defensive tackle had a good first step. Size and quickness combination makes him tough to block.
DL: Kameron Cain, Caldwell County — Perhaps a step quicker than Gray and the other reason Caldwell had the area’s best set of tackles.
DB: Tyrese Murrell, Mayfield — Has started at cornerback since the first game of his freshman year, also Cards’ top rusher.
DB: Justin Jackson, Lone Oak — Lightning-fast cornerback also a dangerous scatback in Purple Flash’s explosive offense.
DB: Austin Hargrove, Calloway County — Dependable cornerback, solid in coverage and in the Lakers’ run defense.

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