Graves Co. Eagle football coach, players earn 2012 All-State honors | Schools
GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Graves County Eagle football players and their coach recently were selected for All-State honors from the Associated Press news service and Kentucky’s largest newspaper, the Louisville-based "Courier-Journal."
Zach Katzman was named to the 2012 Kentucky Courier-Journal All-State First Team as a running back. Eli Wilson was selected as an offensive lineman.
Wilson also was named to the Kentucky AP All-State Football Second Team as a defensive lineman, while Hunter Harris was chosen for the Second Team as an offensive lineman. Eagles receiving honorable mention were running back/defensive back Zach Katzman, wide receiver/defensive back Tyler Starkey, quarterback Peyton Puckett, offensive lineman Eli Wilson, and linebackers Dustin Vessel and Austin Yancey.
Coach Lance Gregory finished second in overall statewide balloting for coach of the year.
Gregory, in his fourth year as the Eagles’ coach, led his team to a 9-3 overall record, a 4-0 district record, the second round of playoffs, the team’s first district championship since 1993, and a statewide 5A ranking of No. 7.
Katzman, a 5-foot, 10-inch, 180-pound running back and cornerback rushed 250 times this year for some 2,247 yards, averaging 187 yards per game. He scored 34 touchdowns. He set numerous records during both his senior year and for his total high school career. Perhaps most impressive is Katzman’s status as the first player in Graves County history to rush for more than 2,000 yards in one season.
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