Anthony “Rooster” Woodard now crows from a different barnyard…

Anthony "Rooster" Woodard

Don’t know how we got on this topic of big time transfers but it seems like a good day for it. HHS isn’t the only team in the fist district of the 4A Classification adding talent to its already loaded roster as the Logan County Cougars have struck once, and rumor has it, maybe twice. First, at KPGFootball, we will deal with what we know. Anthony Rooster Woodard is on the 2018 Logan County Football Roster, wearing No. 8, and that is a big pick-up for the Cougars. It’s not like the Cougars need much help as they return, virtually intact, from its 2017 team which went 11-1. Class of 2019, and virtual lock for the All-State team at the end of the year, Caden McKinness (2019) is back at DT, Tyler Ezell (2020), is back at QB, Gary Hardy (2020), an AFI-KPG Sophomore All-State football player and 1,261 yard ground gainer from a year ago is back at RB, and AFI-KPG Freshman All-State LB Zach Yates returns too.

Now it is being reported that Class of 2021 two-sport superstar, Anthony Woodard has defected from the Russellville High School Panthers changing from one type of Big Cat to another. Last year, Class of 2021 Woodard, who primarily played QB in middle school, caught 9 passes for the Panthers for 174 receiving yards and 2 TD receptions. He averaged 17.4 yards per reception. That may not sound like a lot to you but the entire team at RHS, last season, threw for 845 yards, so his 174 represents nearly 21% of the entire team’s aerial production. Woodard, on defense, had one of the best seasons of any member of the Class of 2021, in western-Kentucky, tallying 45 total stops with 28 of the tackles being solos. Not a lot is known about Rooster, though we covered him, via feature article, here on KPGFootball back on April 15, 2017. In that article we related that…Rooster stand’s between 6’2″ and 6’3″ tall and has the frame and limb length to indicate he will get taller.  He is Russellville Middle School’s best football player, as he plays QB; its best basketball player; and its best baseball player… 

This transfer gives Logan County a player in the sophomore class who will be possibly the best athlete in its high school, as Woodard is a three-sport superstar (football, baseball, and basketball). This transfer also gives them height and length, either split wide or in the slot, coupled with back four and/or second level recovery speed and length on defense too. Woodard would also be an option at QB should the need arise, though I am sure Logan will not bench Ezell for Woodard after Ezell led them to an 11-1 season and threw for 1,611 yards and 19 TDs via the pass last season.

Big pick up here for the Cougars as the addition of Woodard, to what they have returning, makes them better in three different sports, with one of the three being a sport worth covering in our estimation. This is Fletcher Long, reporting for KPGFootball reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!

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Two-time winner of Kentucky Press Association awards for excellence in writing and reporting news stories while Managing Editor of the Jackson (KY) Times-Voice

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