Press Release….For Immediate Publication…the Sophomore All-State Team in Football

On behalf of the Aspirations Fitness Institution in Louisville, Kentucky, and its CEO, Chris Vaughn, together with the Commonwealth-wide Selection Committee for the Kentucky Prep Gridiron, we are proud to list the names of the 2017 Sophomore All-State Football Team. Articles detailing the reason for selection will be published on and released by position groups over the course of the next few days. We are proud of these young men and all the young men who were studied and considered and additionally congratulate the selection committee on its hard work and dedication to this task: Without further ado, the following are our reported selections:

Class of 2020, The Offense

QB-Beau Allen, 6’2″ 190 Lexington Catholic High School

QB-Reed Lanter, 6’1″ 165 Boyle County High School

RB-Keaton Martin, 5’6″ 190 South Oldham High School

RB-Dalion Young, 5’10” 205 Louisville Doss High School

RB-Landen Bartleson, 6’1″ 185 Boyle County High School

RB-Gary Hardy, 5’6″ 170 Logan County High School

FB-Jariah Hightower, 6’0″ 205 Madisonville North-Hopkins

WR-Jake Sloan, 6’3″ 190 Pulaski County High School

WR-Ethan Bednarczyk, 5’9″ 175 South Oldham High School

WR-Izayah Cummings, 6’4″ 200 Louisville Male Traditional High School

TE-Michael Mayer, 6’5″ 215 Covington Catholic High School

OL-John Young, 6’5″ 280 Christian Academy of Louisville

OL-Peyton Blackburn, 6’3″ 250 Shelby Valley High School

OL-Ethan Wolford, 6’2″ 250 Belfry High School

OL-Dane Jackson, 6’1″ 265 Madison Southern High School

OL-Jordan Vaughn, 6’5″ 245 Madisonville North-Hopkins

Class of 2020, The Defense

DE-Logan Parker, 6’2″ 250 Taylor County High School

DL-Octavius Oxendine, 6’2″ 265 North Hardin High School

DL-Blake Moody, 6’3″ 230 Madisonville North-Hopkins

DL-Denarius Red Barnes, 5’11” 225 Hopkinsville High School

DL-Wilson Kelly, 6’1″ 300 Boyle County High School

DE-Demetri Scott, 6’3″ 240 St. Francis DeSales High School

LB-Grayson Cook, 6’4″ 210 Belfry High School

LB-Devin Johnson, 5’11” 200 Johnson Central High School

LB-Reece Fletcher, 6’1″ 205 Hazard Independant High School

LB-Aiden Moore, 6’2″ 225 Louisville Central High School

DB-JeVon Leavell, 5’9″ 160 Hopkinsville High School

DB-DeVito Tisdale, 6’1″ 185 Bowling Green High School

Safety-Reese Smith, 5’11” 175 Boyle County High School

Safety-Ben Bentley, 5’9″ 170 Belfry High School

Class of 2020, The Athletes (these are players who have played a variety of places on all sides of the ball)

Athlete (QB/FS)-Javier Bland, 6’1″ 165 Hopkinsville High School

Athlete-Imonte Owsley, 5’8″ 150 Owensboro Senior High School

Athlete-Jordan Watkins, 6’1″ 180  St. Francis DeSales High School

Athlete-Zach Labhart, 6’1″ 200 Anderson County High School

Class of 2020, The Specialist

KR/PR/Athlete-J.T. Benson, 5’10” 175 South Oldham High School

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