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As we approach the start of the 2019 season, it is exciting to contemplate the new talent coming up from the freshman class which should replace some of the graduating stars who played so prominently the year previous. Montgomery Central had a whale of a 2018 season in Class 4A, District 5 in 2018 finishing 10-2 overall and winning the district.
The Indians will plug Ashton Hembree into the equation on one or maybe both sides of the football in 2019. Hembree is a 6-0, 240-pounder who describes himself primarily as a DE and lists offensive center as his secondary position.
The problem with that is the rising sophomore with the 210-pound bench press and 340-pound back-squat, with the 5.3-second, 40-yard dash is probably more suited, frame-wise to play center than the DE slot he prefers. Regardless of the position to which colleges will recruit him (and we believe most colleges will recruit him with offensive center in mind); in high school, at least, Hembree should get plenty of run on defense at his preferred end slot.
Ashton describes himself as an extremely hard worker who loves to motivate his teammates. He is also a self-described quick learner and a leader not afraid to jump right into the middle of things. That is fortunate for Montgomery Central’s varsity football team as we predict No. 73 will be jumping dead into the middle of the starting lineup in a few weeks.
Congratulations to Montgomery Central’s Ashton Hembree, Class of 2022, for being chosen our Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys, Montgomery County Area Player of the Week! Join us next week as we award this to another worthy recipient.
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