Nine Wildcats named to All-WKC squad
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Trigg County had nine players named to the All Western Kentucky Conference 2A Team and two players named First-Team All-WKC for all classes.

Defensive Taylor McGee and offensive lineman Jeffery Adams were named to the All-WKC First Team, made up of players from member schools from all classes.

McGee recovered two fumbles and had an interception as well as being near the team lead in tackles during the 2005 season.

“Taylor played extremely well on the defensive line, and he was solid in the backfield for us also,” said Wildcat head coach Curtis Higgins.

McGee was Trigg county’s third leading rusher with 448 yards, and his 11 rushing touchdowns led the Wildcats.

Jeffery Adams was selected as an offensive lineman where he helped anchor a young unit that improved as the season wore on and allowed just nine sacks in 12 games.

On defense, Adams had two sacks and blocked a kick.

“No doubt, Jeff is the best lineman in western Kentucky, maybe even the whole state,” Higgins said of his 6-foot-8, 320-pound senior.

Other players named to the All-WKC first team offense were QB-Daniel Ard, Marshall Co.; RB-Micah Johnson, Ft. Campbell; RB-Emanuel Taylor, Hopkinsville; RB-Allen Williams, Marshall Co.; WR-T.K. Guess, Crittenden Co.; WR-Jayce Long, Heath; OL-Spencer Pruitt, Mayfield; OL-Levar Weston, Hopkinsville; OL – Jeff Adams, Trigg Co.; OL-Luke Shell, Paducah Tilghman; C-Derek Vaughn, Marshall Co.; and K-Nate Johnson, Ft. Campbell.

Players named to the All-WKC First Team defensive unit were DE-Josh Hatchell, Mayfield; DE-Matt Wilson, Marshall Co.; DL-Shawn Jackson, Graves Co.; DL-Taylor McGee, Trigg Co.; DL-Antonio Faulkner, Paducah Tilghman; DL-Jesse Fox, Ft. Campbell; LB-Brian Hall, Paducah Tilghman; LB-Orlando Misaalefua, Ft. Campbell; DB-Leonard Gordon, Ft. Campbell; DB-Tristan Dumas, Mayfield; DB-Tim Travis, Paducah Tilghman; and P-Andrew Carr, Paducah Tilghman.

Marshall County’s Mike Lawson was named coach of the year.

In addition to Adams and McGee, there were seven Wildcats named to the 2A All-WKC team. They were Devin Tejada, Rick Woods, Greg Acree, Tommy Woodall, Jamaal Boyd, John David Fourqurean, and Dylan Sonnek.

Tejada was one of Trigg County’s main offensive threats during the season, rushing for 421 yards and three touchdowns and catching 28 passes for 462 yards and seven touchdowns. When you factor in his 264 returns yards, Tejada had over 1,000 all-purpose yards in 2005.

“He played so many positions well on both sides of the football. We could not have done without him this season,” Higgins said.

Woods stuck primarily to the defensive side of the football this year, although he was used as a blocking back as the year wore on.

Woods had three sacks and two fumble recoveries on defense.

“Rick was the hardest hitter on our team. You would constantly see him flying to the ball and making plays for us,” Higgins said.

Acree became one of the better pass defenders in the area during the season, and always had the assignment of guarding the other team’s best receiver, Higgins said.

Acree had five pass deflections in the Owensboro Catholic game alone.

Woodall finished his senior season near the top in several single season passing categories.

His 1,868 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 210 attempts were all third most in a single season, and his 112 completions rank fourth highest in a season.

Woodall was also the team’s second-leading rusher with 562 yards and ten touchdowns on the ground.

“In my opinion, Tommy was the best quarterback you saw every Friday night. We didn’t play a single team that had a better quarterback than Tommy,” Higgins said.

Boyd led the Wildcats with 31 catches for 696 yards and seven touchdowns on the season.

“Jamaal is a solid receiver that actually came on at the end of the season and played a lot of big time defense for us,” Higgins said.

Fourqurean, the only Wildcat junior named to the team, recorded three sacks and three fumble recoveries despite missing a game early in the season.

“He is our defensive leader. He got us in the right position on defense and played extremely well all season at the middle linebacker spot,” Higgins said.

Sonnek led the Wildcats in sacks with six-and-a-half and had three fumble recoveries.

“For two years, Dylan has been solid at defensive end and is a good leader,” Higgins said, adding “he is also the best quarterback in the district that never played.”

The players will be recognized at the WKC banquet Dec. 11 at Murray State University.
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