We here at Kentucky Prep Gridiron both have and continue to cover Clarksville, Tennessee talent as part of our area largely because we are principally based in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Hopkinsville and Clarksville comprise one metropolitan area in spite of one city being in Kentucky and the second laying just across the Tennessee state line. Well, we are proud to have partnered with the law firm of Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys to feature a weekly article promoting a Clarksville area prep football player. Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys is a full service law firm covering all areas within the realm of general practice from domestic to criminal defense, contracts to malpractice, Will & Estates to civil and criminal matters in General Sessions. If you have a problem, they have a solution. If you feel like you’re drowning, they are the life raft. Call them at 931.645.3888 or just drop by 137 Franklin Street in Clarksville, Tennessee 37040.
This week’s recipient is a prospect whose star (quite literally) is on the rise and who has become a nationally ranked prospect at his position. He left a small, Division I, private school, across town, playing football in Tennessee’s smallest classification to come play ball with the big boys in the 5A Classification at NorthEast High School. While he thought he would compete for playing time at quarterback, Devon beefed up and found a home at LB. He didn’t just show he belonged, he thrived. This week we feature Devon Dillahey who is the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle’s Clarksville area defensive player of the year this past season.
Dillehay, according to a recent article published in the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle by noted sports journalist, George Robinson, finished with 144 total tackles, 96 of which were solo. He added 44 tackles for loss and tied for the city lead in sacks with eight. He also forced two fumbles. I just wanted to play free, Dillehay said. I had great teammates up front on our D-line and they were so good, it allowed me to play free at the second level on our defense. I made plays because my teammates up front were making plays. It’s never a one-man show out there. It’s all of us doing our job and making it work. We just want it duly noted here at Kentucky Prep Gridiron that the above quote clearly demonstrates this is a kid who gets it.
Dillahey, who played at the Clarksville Academy his freshman and sophomore seasons, transferred to NorthEast when Chad Watson got the head coaching position at the high school which, historically, has been stocked with the best athletes on its roster the River City can muster. A lot of football players might find the jump in classification from 1A to 5A daunting, but not Dillahey. Devon helped his new team return to the 5A playoffs and re-claim its position at the very top of high school football in the state of Tennessee’s 5th largest city. In an interview with George Robinson, head coach Chad Watson said… It was just really cool to see this kid get that kind of recognition from a national site. I know Rivals doesn’t just throw out stars to every player so it means something. We, at Kentucky Prep Gridiron have seen Dillahey ranked as high as the 32nd best player nationally at his position in his class and in the state of Tennessee’s top 50 prospects in the 2019 class.
We are very proud to award to Devon Dillahey this week’s award as the Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys, Montgomery County Player of the Week and continue to look forward to our partnership with Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys as we both continue to publicize and promote all of the fine young football players in Clarksville, Tennessee. Congratulations to Devon Dillahey from Clarksville Northeast High School for being our Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys,Montgomery County Player of the Week!
This is Fletcher Long reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!