All-District, All-Region football teams named
Cougars land players on All-District, All-Region
Pulaski County Public Schools
With the end of the season now complete, the coaches from the River Ridge District and Class 3, Region D, have now released their selections for their respective All-District and All-Region teams.
For the River Ridge District list, two players were selected for the offensive first unit. Junior Trevor Gallimore was named as a first-team running back and senior Marcus Reed was selected as a first-team receiver.
Gallimore rewrote the record books this season. He ran the ball 314 times for 1,719 yards. That will rank him among the top running backs in Pulaski County history. He set a new record for most rushing yards in a game with his 375 yards against Blacksburg, all in the first half. He also broke the record for most rushing touchdowns in a game with six against the Bruins, and tied the record held by Kwasi Scott from the 1998 game with Cave Spring where Scott scored five on the ground and one receiving. Gallimore scored 30 rushing touchdowns this season, breaking the previous record of 27 rushing touchdowns in a season. Those same 30 touchdowns also set a new record for most points scored in a season with 180 points. The previous record was 162 points.
Reed caught 26 passes for 657 yards. He also recorded eight touchdown catches. His numbers could have been much higher, but many of the pass attempts to him resulted in pass interference calls against opposing defensive units.
There were no Cougar players listed on the first-team defense.
Two Cougars were listed on the second-team offense. Junior Aiden Moore was listed as a second-team offensive lineman. Junior Chase Lawrence was listed as the second-team fullback/halfback. Lawrence was the second leading rusher for Pulaski County this season, gaining 450 yards on 61 carries, an average of 7.37 yards per carry, and scored three touchdowns.
Three Cougars were listed on the second-team defense. Seniors Tyler Underwood and Nick Woolwine were selected as linebackers. Sophomore Bryant Nottingham was selected as a punter.
Senior Jack Allen was the lone Cougar selected as an honorable mention. He was selected as a defensive lineman.
The River Ridge District Player of the Year is Peyton Lewis of Salem. The Defensive Player of the Year is Jaelyn Allen of Salem. The Coach of the Year is Don Holter of Salem.
For the All-Region team, three Cougars were listed for offensive units and two were selected to defensive units.
Offensively, Gallimore was selected as a first-team running back. Moore was named as a second-team offensive lineman. Reed was listed as a second-team receiver.
Defensively, Underwood was listed as linebacker on the second unit. Nottingham was listed as an honorable mention as punter.
The Class 3, Region D Offensive Player of the Year is Israel Hairston of William Byrd. The Co-Defensive Players of the Year are John Kiker and Doniven Davis of William Byrd. The Coach of the Year is Brad Lutz of William Byrd.