Pulaski County High School placed one first team player on the Class 4, Region D first team, and it was senior Kellen Dalton, who was outstanding for the Cougars as he contributed in numerous areas and was the team’s most valuable multi-purpose player as a pass receiver, and kickoff and punt returner, but it was as a defensive back where he made first team all-region.
Dalton has three interceptions as a defensive back, but also caught 29 passes for 523 yards, an 18.5 average per catch, scored nine touchdowns for 54 points, and had 366 yards in kickoff returns.
Blacksburg placed nine players on the Class 4, Region D first team football team just announced. The team was selected by a vote of all the head coaches in the region. The Bruins also placed three players on the second team. Salem, who will play for a third straight state championship Saturday, placed six players on the first team, and three on the second unit.
The other two schools with the most players were E.C. Glass with five first team players, and five second teamers, and GW-Danville with one first teamer, but six on the second team.
Pulaski County had two players named to the second team. Senior linebacker Reymon Williams made the second team defense at linebacker and he led the Cougars in tackles. He was also on the team as a junior. The other Cougar named to the second unit was junior wide receiver E.J. Horton who finished the season with 41 pass receptions for 827 yrds and 10 touchdowns.
There were Co-Offensive Players of the Year, Amherst running back Frank Ross, and Blacksburg wide receiver Tiquest Terry. The Defensive Player of the Year was Glass linebacker Thomas Patterson. Salem’s Steve Megenbauer was Coach of the Year.
By DAN CALLAHAN, The Patriot