Montgomery Central’s Ben Dawson is this week’s Meeks and Meeks Montgomery County Player of the Week

This week's Meeks and Meeks Montgomery County Player of the Week is...

As you are aware, we both have and continue to cover Clarksville, Tennessee talent, and talent from the Clarksville metropolitan area, as part of our coverage 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-Montgomery County 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.

The little team that could from tiny Cunningham, Tennessee had stockpiled some impressive wins over Kenwood, Portland, Creekwood, and Greenbrier, but Friday night the Indians had to go on the road and play a defending finalist in Class 4A. Everyone associated with the game was certain of one fact…while the Indians would enter the contest 7-0, they were going to have to play some mighty good football to emerge, unscathed, from the Yellow Jackets’ nest at Springfield High School. While the Yellow Jackets’ defense would, in the end, stand tall and repel the Indians furious charge on the goal line in Central’s attempted 2-point conversion which would have tied the game and sent it to overtime, there was some mighty noteworthy play on the Indians behalf come out of Friday night’s game.

Senior QB, Ben Dawson is slight in stature, measuring 5-9 and weighing only 170 pounds but the Class of 2019 prospect’s play, especially in crunch time, was quite the spectacle. Montgomery Central was trailing 30-14 in the second half before Dawson would rally his tribe and make a furious attempt to tie the game late and give his team a chance to go to overtime. In the 4th quarter, Dawson found Jaden Flake for 35 yards, and a touchdown, which cut Springfield’s lead to just two points with under two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. The Indians then attempted a two-point conversion by running FB Drez Sanders. Sanders was taken to the turf a yard shy of the end zone, sealing for the Yellow Jackets a victory and running Springfield’s record to 5-2 while dropping the Indians to 7-1.

The Indians will come home to play a 5-2 White House team which is always tough before going on the road to finish the season against White House Heritage. After the next two games, regardless of the outcome, the Indians figure to embark on a playoff journey which is likely to net them at least one home playoff game. Should the Indians be able to finish off this season the right way, at 9-1 with that one loss being in Springfield, Tennessee to a defending State 4A finalist 36-34, it would certainly send a message throughout the classification that the Indians are here to play and a team with which to reckon.

We are very proud to award to Class of 2019, QB, Ben Dawson, this week’s distinction as the Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys, Montgomery County Player of the Week. KPGFootball continues 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 and around Clarksville, Tennessee. Congratulations to Michael Kennedy for being our Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys, Montgomery County Area Player of the Week!

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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