The @KPGFootball 2021 Kentucky All-State Football Team… @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

We at Kentucky Prep Gridiron are voting members of the Associated Press. As such, we will vote toward player inclusion on that team. If you wish, you may consider this team, published today, to be likely for whom we will vote, either first or second team, on the AP squad when voting commences.

This team will not “get them all.” It will omit players who rightfully should have been included here. There are way more All-State caliber players across Kentucky than there are All-State teams to make.

We can’t say for sure the below are the very best high school players from across Kentucky. We are confident they are easily in the discussion.

Remember, this team is not the all-prospect team. This team is comprised of the players we would choose to play another state’s best were that onus placed on us. Were we fielding a team of Kentuckians to play a football game against Tennessee, for instance, we would be very confident with the below players we have set forth providing us our best chance for success.

All-State Offense;

The Quarterbacks-

First Team: Joe Humphreys, Daviess County; Cameron Hergott, Beechwood; Jack Sivori, St. Xavier (Louisville)

Second Team: Cole Pennington, Sayre High; Chase Mims, Betsy Layne; Adrian Stringer, Hopkins County Central

The Running-backs-

First Team: Isaac Dixon, Belfry; Xavier Brown, LCA; Keiran Stockton (FB) Glasgow

Second Team: Devontaye Saunders, Eminence; Preston Stacy, Woodford County; Brady Hensley, Madison Central

The Wide Receivers-

First Team: Dane Key, Frederick Douglass; Braden Mundy, Owensboro Catholic; Vinny Anthony, Male High (Lou.)

Second Team: Easton Messer, Christian Academy-Louisville; Daisjean Mercer, Hoptown

The Offensive Line-

First Team: Lucas Hughes, Hoptown (OT); Grant Bingham, Johnson Central High School (OT); Owen LeMaster, Johnson Central High School (OG); Anthony Johns, Lexington Christian Academy (OG); Carter Guillaume, St. Xavier (Louisville) (OC);

Tight End: Keygan Pelfrey, Johnson Central High School

Second Team: Holden Stamper, Lincoln County (OT); Landon Nokes, Eastern High (OT, Louisville) Jake Nash, Lexington Catholic (OG); Luke Slusher, Beechwood (OG); Matt Mason, Ryle High (OC)

The Athletes-

First Team: Juwan Northington, DuPont Manual; Treyveon Longmire, Corbin; Cole Lanter, Boyle County

Second Team: Wyatt Blake, Logan County; Kel Hawkins, Dixie Heights; Braxton Newborn, Ludlow

Place Kicker: Jackson Smith, Boyle County

All-State Defense;

Defensive Line-

First Team: Interior-Jack Jackson, South Warren; Layton “Drew” Davis, Caldwell County; Edge-Jadairion Smith, Ballard High (Louisville); Dylan Yates, Crittenden County

Second Team: Le’Andre Maxwell, St. Xavier (Louisville); Caleb Brown, Woodford County; Tommy Ziesmer, Boyle County; Selah Brown, Male High (Louisville)


First Team: Tyler Morris, Lexington Christian Academy; Kalib Perry, Great Crossing; Elijah Manning, Male High (Louisville)

Second Team: Kaleb Burton, South Warren; Jackson Geilear, Woodford County; Davis Joyner, Frederick Douglass

Defensive Backs-

First Team: Chevis Elliot, Russellville; Zane Hatfield, Belfry; Jeremiah Collins (J2) Male High (Louisville); Brian Thomas, Paducah Tilghman

Second Team: Ty Bryant, Frederick Douglass; Anthony “Rooster” Woodard, Russellville; Elijah Reed, Pleasure Ridge Park (Louisville); Mason Moore, Lexington Christian Academy

Punter: Andrew Dobbs, Lexington Christian Academy

The Player of the Year: Isaac Dixon, Belfry

Coach of the Year: Mike Holcomb, Madison Central

This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!

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