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Georgetown College football had 10 of the 130 Mid-South Conference student-athletes named to the MSC All-Academic team.
In order to be nominated by an institution, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 and must have achieved at least sophomore academic status.
Early Thursday afternoon the Mid-South Conference office announced the East and West football divisional players of the year and all-conference teams.
For the second straight season, the Tigers had a rookie honored as Ross Cox picked up the MSC East Offensive Freshman of the Year honors.
Cox averaged 50.1 receiving yards per game while amassing 401 reception yards with seven touchdown catches.
For the eighth time, Tigers' coach Bill Cronin was named the 2015 Ron Finley East Division Coach of the Year. After a 0-4 start, Georgetown regrouped and finished with six straight wins to claim the East title (19th MSC regular season championship). This is an award that is voted on by Cronin's fellow MSC East coaches.
Another honor to finish out the season came Monday afternoon for Georgetown College football. Senior Richard Grimes was announced as the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
The Tigers shutout a third divisional opponent in taking the MSC East crown Saturday. In the 22-0 win over University of Pikeville, Grimes had seven solo tackles and two assisted tackles. He also forced and recovered a fumble. He helped preserve the shutout by blocking Damir Karapandzic's 46-yard field goal try late in the first quarter.
Georgetown College football ended on a high note Saturday. A 22-0 victory over University of Pikeville capped off six-straight wins and a 19th Mid-South Conference title. The No. 25 Tigers ran the table once entering MSC East Divisional and had one step out of league play with a decisive victory over an NCAA Division II school.
Unfortunately, the 0-4 start was too much to overcome for the NAIA football raters and Georgetown just missed out on a six-straight trip to the postseason and 21st overall. It is the first time since 2009 the Tigers have not been to the playoffs. Coach Bill Cronin's longest streak of straight trips to the playoffs is nine years from 1998-2006. This five-year stretch equals the second longest GC football streak.
The 5-0 mark in the East did earn a divisional title; the first since 2012. Georgetown finished a game ahead of University of the Cumberlands and two ahead over University of Pikeville.
The start was anything but normal for perennial power and postseason contender Georgetown College football. However, the Tigers (6-4) win over the University of Pikeville finishes off the regular season with a bang. They are on a six game winning streak and claimed a 19th overall conference title.
"I'm extremely proud of our Tigers' persistence and effort in turning what started as a dismal season into a championship experience for everyone involved," said GC coach Bill Cronin.
The 22-0 blanking of the host Bears (4-7) gave Georgetown sole rights to the 2015 Mid-South Conference East Divisional title and 19th title overall.
Pikeville attempted to grab the game quickly going for a first series, fourth and six on their own 29 yard. The play resulted in an incomplete pass and Georgetown went three plays capped by Ozzie Mann's 19-yard strike to Kyle Longworth in 45 seconds for a lead it never relinquished.