The Kentucky Football Coaches Association named the district players and coaches of the year over the weekend. Among those recognized were Fleming County’s Josh Crump and Bill Spencer, as well as Mason County’s Jonathan Thomas.
Fleming County swept the Class 3A, District 5 awards as the Panthers were able to claim their first outright district title since the 2001 season. Spencer received Coach of the Year for the district after his team went 8-2 in the regular season, including a perfect 5-0 in district play, before falling to Garrard County in the first round of the playoffs, 20-14.
Crump put together another stellar season. The senior quarterback completed 128-of-210 passes for 2,091 yards and 24 touchdowns, while only throwing seven interceptions. He also had a team-leading 546 yards and nine touchdowns on 81 carries.
Thomas was named Coach of the Year in Class 4A, District 7. In 2015 – his first year as head coach at Mason County – the Royals went just 1-9. Last year they went 4-7. In his third year, Mason County put together a 7-3 record, before falling to Johnson Central in the first round of playoffs. The Royals went 2-2 is district play this fall.
Scott’s Nelson Perrin was the Player of the Year in Class 4A, District 7.