In addition to Coach Paul Wiggins being named the NKFCA Coach of the Year, and Jed Martin and Jacob Leicht being named to the Top 26 Players in Northern Kentucky, the following players have been tabbed 1st or 2nd Team at their respective positions.
Coach Paul Wiggins has been named the Coach of the Year in all of Northern Kentucky.
Jacob Leicht was tabbed a member of the Top 26, as well as being awarded a memebr of the 2nd Team as Overall Athlete
Jed Martin was also named a member of the Top 26, and was named 1st Team – Running Back
Thomas Sayers was named to the 1st Team – Offensive Line
Kaleb Lukes was named to the 2nd Team – Linebackers
David Govan Voted 2nd Team – Defensive Line
Mason Meyer received 2nd Team Honors – Punter
I think that this speaks volumes about the respect that our program has earned among the other Northern Kentucky Schools over the years. While you would like to think that politics does not enter into high school sports, it certainly does, and being members of a district comprised of non-Northern Kentucky schools, or being known as a 10th Region school, often makes it twice as tough for our guys to win this type of recognition.
Back in the early days of our school joining the 10th Region, we worked very hard to become good citizens of the 10th. While we had nothing to do with our realignment there in 1996, early on there was resentment towards our intrusion on what many viewed a “good old boy” region who valued their status and resented change. It wasn’t until I was elected into the 10th Region Hall of Fame in 2009 that I finally felt that we had arrived and had gained acceptance, at least on the surface,
Congratulations to Coach Paul WIggins and our players for earning these prestigious awards!!!