Who is the alltime best football play...

Who is the alltime best football player from GCHS?

Created by Go Eagles on Feb 27, 2009

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Travis Brown

Montez Benjamin

Sam Brown

Jon Ladd

John Michael Barber

Brent Brunelle

Bobby Davidson

Joe Brown

Stephen Hatchell

Travis Bradley

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Go Eagles

Richmond, KY

#1 Feb 27, 2009
Vote for who you think is the best all-time!
see_me

Benton, KY

#2 Mar 12, 2009
what about the Floyd Brothers....seems someone needs a history lesson
uh_no

Louisville, KY

#3 Mar 15, 2009
floyd brothers aren't really note-worthy, this is a good list to choose from!
sports fan

Burnside, KY

#4 Mar 15, 2009
Ritchy Floyd should be on the list!! You need to look at what they did in college as well.
uh_no

Louisville, KY

#5 Mar 15, 2009
disagree, and this is just for their highschool career, some great football players never go to college...that wouldn't be fair
sports fan

Burnside, KY

#6 Mar 15, 2009
Did you ever see Ritchy Floyd play? The guy was unreal. Some of his catches should have been on Sports Center!
Anon

Louisville, KY

#7 Mar 15, 2009
travis brown was better

Since: Mar 09

Mayfield

#8 Mar 15, 2009
If you base how good the team was when the player was at their height it would have to be either Richy Floyd or John Michael Barber. That was one of the best teams of players that were good enough to go on to the next level. The Goatley Boys and I know there were a few linemen that we very good. That was a complete team. That was when Mayfield was at their best and Graves beat them.
sports fan

Burnside, KY

#9 Mar 15, 2009
No doubt Jon Barber was a remarkable athlete. How many QB's are kickers as well. He was probally the best high school kicker in Kentucky. If I recall he could have went to Notre Dame as a starting kicker but opted to go for QB at UofL then to Oklahoma but never heard if he got any playing time ever.

Since: Nov 08

Avon, IN

#10 Mar 16, 2009
KYIrish wrote:
If you base how good the team was when the player was at their height it would have to be either Richy Floyd or John Michael Barber. That was one of the best teams of players that were good enough to go on to the next level. The Goatley Boys and I know there were a few linemen that we very good. That was a complete team. That was when Mayfield was at their best and Graves beat them.
Maybe someone needs a history lesson. That was the worst team in Mayfield history at that time as far as talent goes. 3rd game of season. There would of been a different outcome if they played at the end of the season. Besides, that was the year Jay Buckley finally had the balls to play the "BIG RED".

Since: Nov 08

Avon, IN

#11 Mar 16, 2009
Great Day! I cant believe Todd Thurston and Ritchie Floyd are not on this list. Heck! Even Eddie Feagin

Since: Mar 09

Mayfield

#12 Mar 16, 2009
HAWGWILD wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe someone needs a history lesson. That was the worst team in Mayfield history at that time as far as talent goes. 3rd game of season. There would of been a different outcome if they played at the end of the season. Besides, that was the year Jay Buckley finally had the balls to play the "BIG RED".
Thank You Mr. Hawg. I went to Mayfield and was in 8th grade that year. That may not have been Mayfield best team but I know they would blow the doors off of many since then. Anyway, my point is that Richy Floyd and John Michael Barber were two of the best all around players to come out of Graves County.

Since: Mar 09

Mayfield

#13 Mar 16, 2009
Also what was most impressive about John and Richy was that they actually did something with their talent. Unlike most of the all time greats from Mayfield. The list is so long of kids that could have went on to the next level and play ball but couldn't spell next level. Sad.
Eagle Country

Louisville, KY

#14 Mar 16, 2009
sports fan wrote:
No doubt Jon Barber was a remarkable athlete. How many QB's are kickers as well. He was probally the best high school kicker in Kentucky. If I recall he could have went to Notre Dame as a starting kicker but opted to go for QB at UofL then to Oklahoma but never heard if he got any playing time ever.
you need a history lesson on Graves county kickers. John Michael Barbers kicking records for career and season were blown away by Brent Brunelle in 2001 in just 6 games his Jr year, not to mention that he got in to the state record books for kicking. He's the only person in eagle history to earn his way into the state record books for consistancy, and not just a freak play like a 99 yard fumble return or interception. don't get me wrong, John Michael Barber was good, and so was Richey Floyd, but every time Brent Brunelle stepped onto the field you knew points were going to be on the board. He holds all the kicking records to date, including the longest field goal in school history of 45 yards, and he kicked more than 3 that season from 40+ yards
Eagle Country

Louisville, KY

#15 Mar 16, 2009
the only thing is that he left his senior year, and moved out east, which is a shame because he was an asset to the team. anyway, he went from being a nobody to being a big force on the team and he wasn't much bigger than the football that he was kicking. he's got my vote. when i played with him he would always stay 2 or 3 hours practice just to kick, which is all he did during practice as well. he was damn good, i'm not sure if he went to college, i haven't spoken to him since he left GCHS, but he was damn good, definatly the best kicker we ever had.
cuba-farmington 86

Hickory, KY

#16 Mar 26, 2009
what about ryan goodman, mark shelton, aron mcclung, chip hollway, micah smith, donnie thacker, graves has had alot of good players not many great if they can get a coach in like lawson or mcclung or coach greg U, someone that will tell the parents to shut up, and teach the kids repect, personal strength, and the game, graves will own this end of the state
NAF

Since: Mar 09

Mayfield

#17 Mar 26, 2009
cuba-farmington 86 wrote:
what about ryan goodman, mark shelton, aron mcclung, chip hollway, micah smith, donnie thacker, graves has had alot of good players not many great if they can get a coach in like lawson or mcclung or coach greg U, someone that will tell the parents to shut up, and teach the kids repect, personal strength, and the game, graves will own this end of the state
I have no doubt that Graves can own this end of the State but in the long run what does that mean? It is kinda like Mayfield. They have for many years (except this one) owned this end of the state. That doesn't mean a whole lot if you get beat by a Louisville school almost every year in the palyoffs or at State. Mayfield has won what 7 state championships. Those days are gone for Mayfield. Anyway, Graves can get to the point were they beat every team in West Ky by 20 but they will still get murdered in Louisville and Lexington. I really don't think it is fair. I don't like the class system. I guess in all actuallity it is fair because it is based on the total male enrolement in the school. That does't mean a whole lot if all 80 players on your team have been recruited. I wish there was a way to reclassify where people of equal talent levels could play eachother. I know that changes from year to year but it would be more fair. How does the KHSAA expect any teams outside of Louisville, Lexington, and the Greater Cincinnati area to compete?
cuba-farmington 86

United States

#18 Mar 27, 2009
i agree leave the private school to them self
NAF wrote:
<quoted text>
I have no doubt that Graves can own this end of the State but in the long run what does that mean? It is kinda like Mayfield. They have for many years (except this one) owned this end of the state. That doesn't mean a whole lot if you get beat by a Louisville school almost every year in the palyoffs or at State. Mayfield has won what 7 state championships. Those days are gone for Mayfield. Anyway, Graves can get to the point were they beat every team in West Ky by 20 but they will still get murdered in Louisville and Lexington. I really don't think it is fair. I don't like the class system. I guess in all actuallity it is fair because it is based on the total male enrolement in the school. That does't mean a whole lot if all 80 players on your team have been recruited. I wish there was a way to reclassify where people of equal talent levels could play eachother. I know that changes from year to year but it would be more fair. How does the KHSAA expect any teams outside of Louisville, Lexington, and the Greater Cincinnati area to compete?
Lakelynn

Pontiac, IL

#19 Nov 5, 2011
Watch replays, Richie Floyd should have been on the list. What do u guys think about the Goatley brothers?
thatotherguy

Kirksey, KY

#20 Nov 5, 2011
Where is Brandon Sanford? The only first team all state player? Or Jordan MacManus I think he pretty much wrote the record book a couple years back without even getting to play his senior year bc of injuries.

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