Friday, January 19, 2018

Beavers, Starnes selected All Purchase

Crittenden County defensive end Adam Beavers was named to the All Purchase Area Football Team last week during a ceremony at Paducah.

Beavers becomes just the sixth Rocket to ever receive the distinction.
Beavers played four years at Crittenden County and finished his career as the all-time tackles and sacks leader. He also set a number of other single-season and career records and ranks among the top five in many other statistical categories.

At last month’s Crittenden County post-season football banquet, Beavers was selected as MVP and also recognized for defense and leadership with other awards. He recorded a school-record 151 tackles in his final season while leading the Rockets to an 8-5 season and berth in the regional championship game.

Beavers joins former Rockets Stephon Cozart, Aaron Berry, J.D. Gray and Rodney Robertsonand Gaige Courtney  as players who earned recognition as an All Purchase Team selection.

Rocket football coach Al Starnes was selected as the Purchase Coach of the Year. Starnes guided his team to a regional championship berth before it bowed out to Campbellsville.

Starnes is the first coach to be recognized by the Purchase Area selection committee.

Starnes is also a finalist for the Associated Press Coach of the Year in Kentucky.

After 27 years as the head coach at CCHS, Starnes retired after the 2017 season.