Football - Fri, Nov. 19, 2010
Junior Kaelin Ammons and senior Kyle Anderson earned Mid-South Conference Players of the Year as announced Friday by the MSC officials. Coach Bill Cronin earned East Coach of the Year as well, as he guided the Tigers to a 8-2 season, a perfect 6-0 in the division, and the first postseason appearance since 2006.
Ammons, Offensive Player of the Year, led the conference in total offense this season (averaging 299.4 yards per game), in passing (271.6 yards per game) and touchdown tosses (34).
In his first season back under center since graduation from Franklin County High School, Ammons was 184-of-307 with eight interceptions for 2,716 yards and 34 touchdowns. His longest strike of the season was 75-yarder. He had a pass efficiency rating of 165.6 over 10 games.
Anderson, a defensive lineman that transferred from The Citadel, recorded 27 tackles, one sack and one interception in just seven games as he picked up Defensive Player of the Year.
He had 13 solo tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss.
Tigers joining Ammons on the offensive all-conference team were lineman Matt Byrd and Kyle Pettit. Chris Gohman was the all-conference tight end and Bennett Gatto was picked as a running back.
Alex Kriemer's 8-of-9 from field goals and 59-of-60 extra points earned him all-conference kicker.
Tigers joining Anderson on the defensive all-conference team were Andrew Jones, lineman, Zach Goebel, linebacker, and Patrick VanSant, defensive back.
Georgetown's Clay Brown, Kevin Connaughton, Jake Conner, Adam Schmitz, Alex Stewart and Cody Williams earned honorable mention.
The Tigers also had the most on the Academic All Mid-South Conference East Division with 11 players, of sophomore or higher standing, earning a 3.25 or above on a 4.0 scale.
Those players were: Cody Boles, Jacob Campbell, Jacob Conner, Gohman, Dan Harmon, Winston Hines, Rob Madon, Pettit, Josh Rump, Adam Sandefer and Alex Stewart.