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 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-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.
One player for the Indians who seemed to have an answer on the road at Jackson North Side this past Friday night, particularly in the second half, was senior running-back DaVonte Skelton. The Indians found themselves on Friday night playing a very storied and, steeped in football tradition, group of Indians from Jackson North Side High School. The home team took a 21-7 lead into the halftime locker room and the prospects appeared fairly bleak for the visiting Indians to be able to resign the home-standing Indians to the basketball court for the winter. Then Montgomery Central, in the midst of its best season in the team’s history, did exactly what championship caliber teams do. Montgomery Central charged out of the halftime locker room, behind both spirited and effective play from its senior running back, DaVonte Skelton, and were able to put nineteen (19) points on the board in the second half, and twelve (12) in the pivotal fourth quarter, leaving a failed two-point conversion the ultimate margin. On the year, the Montgomery County Central Indians won 10 of its 12 games played and lost by two points to Class 4A, defending state finalist, Springfield High School, in Springfield, 36-34 and then Friday night to Jackson North Side, again on the road, 28-26. Four points in twelve (12) games, would ultimately be all which would end up standing between Montgomery Central and a perfect record which (of course) would have come with a continuing opportunity to win a football state championship.
As for Skelton, DaVonte is a 5-10 and 175 pound running back with blazing speed (4.46 hand timed 40 yard dash time) and impressive power numbers (240 bench, 395 back squat, 405 deadlift, and 225 power clean). Skelton, who is built low to the ground, with a low center of gravity and low pad level, possesses the athleticism, speed, quick-twitch burst, and power to play running back somewhere on Saturdays one would certainly think. Whether he plays on Saturdays or not, it is certain not many around Cunningham, Tennessee will soon forget what he contributed, over the course of this historic season, on Friday nights toward the team’s compiling a 10-2 final record.
We are very proud to award to Class of 2019, RB, DaVonte Skelton, 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 DaVonte Skelton 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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