LC's all time greats? Football.

LC's all time greats? Football.

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Football is cool

Elizabeth, NJ

#1 Sep 11, 2011
I'm making a Lewis Co. All Star team and my knowledge of past players is limited to 2003ish.

Would like to hear some people opinions on some good-great players that have strapped it up on the gridiron fir the Lions. I'll name off a few that I've already decided on, please feel free too add a short description of each player.

QB "Corky" Prater-Never seen him play, but played for him towards the latter part of his career and he could still sling it around. Would love to her some impressions from older fans on his playing style

DE Jerry Lyons Sr-Never seen him play live, but I've seen the film and he was a physical defensive end and mean as a rattlesnake. Also believe he holds the school record for tackles. Could be wrong though.

RB/WR Kenny Ruckel-Had elite speed and still considered one of the fastest players to ever suit up for LC. Playmaker.

WR/s Cory Lyles-Personally, probably the best WR to wear the blue and white. Tall and athletic and single handedly one games for the Lions with his performances. Could not be single covered. Never will forget his game against Fleming on the road.

LB/FB Zachary Truesdale-one just one tough sonafa gun at LBer. Was wrecklacw and never afraid of contact. His athleticism was underestimated. Really good player.

OL/DL Kendall Davis-MASSIVE player that could block anybody. I am 100% convinced that if not for injuries he could have played at a high D1 level. Absolutely handled future SEC Freshman all American Aaron Miller.

OL/LB Brandon McDaniel-one of the stronger players to suit up for us. Committed to the team and a hard worker in the weight room. Paid dividends for him on the field. Was strong enough to handle anyone on the line and athletics enough to be a lead blocker and plug up the middle on defense. Very under rated player.

WR Kenny Kegley-Put up good numbers and was a reliable target. Tall WR that could go up and get it and also had enough speed to break the big play.

OL David Burriss-Probably the most under rated player on this list. One of the few guys that absolutely loved blocking and laying the hut on defenders and had enough athleticism to be a great pulling guard.

RB/WR DJ Jordan-One of the fastest players in LC history. Very quick an hard to get a hold of. Could turn a modest gain into a big play anytime he touched the ball. The 1st defender rarely tackled him. One of the more fun players to watch play

FB Dustin Taylor-An absolute beast carrying the ball. Was low to the ground and simply a bull. Strong and mean like a good fullback should be and routinely turned 2-3 yards gains into 7-15 yard gains.

OL Chad Dyer-Rarely do lineman get much glory but Chad was the EKC lineman of the year for a reason. Big fella that had no problems pulling and putting his helmet on someone. Played hard and you never had to worry about Chad missing his block.

WR JT Britt-Seemingly came out of no where his senior year to break the regular season record for catches. Came into his own and showed a knack fir turning short screens into big yardage and made plays down the field. A spitting image of kenny Kegley in how they played.

QB-Andy Downing- Put up big number and had one of the better arms I've seen from LC QBs and was athletic enough to make plays with his feet. Threw for 2000 yards + his junior year in one if the states better offenses.

QB Cole Cooper-carried his teams alot and did alot of everything. Was a big threat to run and was a good athlete that rarely made a bad play. Was a late switch to QB.

Feel free to add anyone you guys thing deserve some recognition. I know I have left many good players off and I apologize for my memory not being what it used to.
fisher

Herndon, VA

#2 Sep 11, 2011
Football is cool wrote:
I'm making a Lewis Co. All Star team and my knowledge of past players is limited to 2003ish.

Would like to hear some people opinions on some good-great players that have strapped it up on the gridiron fir the Lions. I'll name off a few that I've already decided on, please feel free too add a short description of each player.

QB "Corky" Prater-Never seen him play, but played for him towards the latter part of his career and he could still sling it around. Would love to her some impressions from older fans on his playing style

DE Jerry Lyons Sr-Never seen him play live, but I've seen the film and he was a physical defensive end and mean as a rattlesnake. Also believe he holds the school record for tackles. Could be wrong though.

RB/WR Kenny Ruckel-Had elite speed and still considered one of the fastest players to ever suit up for LC. Playmaker.

WR/s Cory Lyles-Personally, probably the best WR to wear the blue and white. Tall and athletic and single handedly one games for the Lions with his performances. Could not be single covered. Never will forget his game against Fleming on the road.

LB/FB Zachary Truesdale-one just one tough sonafa gun at LBer. Was wrecklacw and never afraid of contact. His athleticism was underestimated. Really good player.

OL/DL Kendall Davis-MASSIVE player that could block anybody. I am 100% convinced that if not for injuries he could have played at a high D1 level. Absolutely handled future SEC Freshman all American Aaron Miller.

OL/LB Brandon McDaniel-one of the stronger players to suit up for us. Committed to the team and a hard worker in the weight room. Paid dividends for him on the field. Was strong enough to handle anyone on the line and athletics enough to be a lead blocker and plug up the middle on defense. Very under rated player.

WR Kenny Kegley-Put up good numbers and was a reliable target. Tall WR that could go up and get it and also had enough speed to break the big play.

OL David Burriss-Probably the most under rated player on this list. One of the few guys that absolutely loved blocking and laying the hut on defenders and had enough athleticism to be a great pulling guard.

RB/WR DJ Jordan-One of the fastest players in LC history. Very quick an hard to get a hold of. Could turn a modest gain into a big play anytime he touched the ball. The 1st defender rarely tackled him. One of the more fun players to watch play

FB Dustin Taylor-An absolute beast carrying the ball. Was low to the ground and simply a bull. Strong and mean like a good fullback should be and routinely turned 2-3 yards gains into 7-15 yard gains.

OL Chad Dyer-Rarely do lineman get much glory but Chad was the EKC lineman of the year for a reason. Big fella that had no problems pulling and putting his helmet on someone. Played hard and you never had to worry about Chad missing his block.

WR JT Britt-Seemingly came out of no where his senior year to break the regular season record for catches. Came into his own and showed a knack fir turning short screens into big yardage and made plays down the field. A spitting image of kenny Kegley in how they played.

QB-Andy Downing- Put up big number and had one of the better arms I've seen from LC QBs and was athletic enough to make plays with his feet. Threw for 2000 yards + his junior year in one if the states better offenses.

QB Cole Cooper-carried his teams alot and did alot of everything. Was a big threat to run and was a good athlete that rarely made a bad play. Was a late switch to QB.

Feel free to add anyone you guys thing deserve some recognition. I know I have left many good players off and I apologize for my memory not being what it used to.
Joe Cool Fannin! Graduated in 83 or 84--ask Coach Prater just how good Joe really was. Amazing!
HA HA

Clarkesville, GA

#3 Sep 11, 2011
If all these players were so great, why did LC have so many loosing seasons?
current player

Vanceburg, KY

#4 Sep 11, 2011
Jake Bolander
Mark Blevins
Player

Olive Hill, KY

#5 Sep 11, 2011
current player wrote:
Jake Bolander
Mark Blevins
Eddie Gilbert, up until this year he was the only player to ever recieve MVP back to back. i don't know anything about football but heard this on the radio have no idea what posistion he played just know what I heard Coach Kidwell talk about.
fisher

Herndon, VA

#6 Sep 11, 2011
HA HA wrote:
If all these players were so great, why did LC have so many loosing seasons?
Are you serious?
hey

Haleyville, AL

#7 Sep 11, 2011
I went to school with Eddie Gilbert and he was a great football player. He would be about 28 now
current player

Vanceburg, KY

#8 Sep 11, 2011
Mike Mustard won the Westerfield Bowl MVP back to back the last 2 years. He's a good player. Some other seniors that are good..Taco, Big L, Johnnie Everman and the Parker boy
ranger

Wagoner, OK

#9 Sep 12, 2011
RB Jin Bloomfield
WR Mort Bertram Corky's favorite reciever
Class of '74

United States

#10 Sep 12, 2011
A list of all time greats and most of the boys you listed didn't even have parents alive when I played. A few of the greats when I played were Corky Prater, Terry LeMaster, and Jerry Odell. Jerry was either a RB or TB and scored the first touchdown when the program was brought back. I only played with him a year or so but I remember watching him before I was on the team. Set many records and I believe a few still stand today.
where is our lions pride

Russell, KY

#11 Sep 12, 2011
I dont know!!! but one thing is for sure .....I went to my first football game {ever} and I am well into my years was surprised to see and hear how our {lewis co.}fans are..our community or shall I say our fans that support our high school really sucks!!!!come on people where is our or shall I say where is your lions pride...what a disappointment....:( WE CAN DO BETTER..........
Bumpage

United States

#12 Sep 14, 2011
Bump, would like to hear more peoples thoughts.

Also, is their any kind of statistical archive to check out some LC record books?
Wuz There

Winder, GA

#13 Sep 15, 2011
Prob the whole team from 73-75 should be on the list...Corky, Mort Bertram, Derwood Johnson, JD Hilger, Billy McCray, Kenny Heater, George Anderson, Dick Gilbert, Terry Lumpkins....I'm sure others can remember more guys that hit as hard and were that good on the running game
Lewis Countian

Winder, GA

#14 Sep 15, 2011
where is our lions pride wrote:
I dont know!!! but one thing is for sure .....I went to my first football game {ever} and I am well into my years was surprised to see and hear how our {lewis co.}fans are..our community or shall I say our fans that support our high school really sucks!!!!come on people where is our or shall I say where is your lions pride...what a disappointment....:( WE CAN DO BETTER..........
I know the boys that come out for football try their best... But what do we REALLY have to be proud of?? A losing record every year?? Theres several things that are working against LC's football program, but I think one of the biggest, and most easily cured...Is the lack of co-ordination between the coaches at LCHS and the elementary schools. Every coach in the county ought to be on the same page hammering the fundamentals, and some basic plays, into these young mens heads starting in the 5th grade. LC's head coach should be instructing all the other coaches in the co. as to what their players learn. Give the coach a 4 or 5 year head start teaching these kids the plays he runs and see if that don't getcha some wins. Maybe then we can fill the stands with cheering fans..
Coach

United States

#15 Sep 15, 2011
I agree Lewis Countian

There are Many many many things LC football need to do in order to start having gridiron success.

1) The youth leagues from 4th to 8th grade need better coaching. Technique and fundamentally wise. But you have to make it fun for kids especially young ones or they will lose interest and stop playing. The name game stuff has to stop.

2)Summer leagues and camps for different age groups and positions. Also, summer flag football and 7 on 7s should be a norm.

3)Get the talent on the frigging field. Seen many many many guys the could have been studs jut not care about football and never play. This is where the youth leagues need to step up and keep the kids interested.

4)I like Hughes, an he's a likable coach that knows when to crack down on his players. But his offensive scheme is horrible. We will never win running the same offense we ran in the 80s. We need a system offeblnse such as Wing T, Run and Shoot, Sppread OPtion, Loaded Gun, etc etc. We need an identity that we can perfect and start teaching these concepts to the kids at a young age.

Lastly, we need positional coaches/assistant coaches that know what the hell they are talking about. Are kids never proper technique and footwork, EVER.
honest

Whitney, TX

#16 Sep 15, 2011
As with every sport in Lewis County, if their kid isn't playing, they will not coach. I agree, they need a coaching tree system in place. The whole "hey, I want to coach little league/pee wee, but once my kid isn't on the team, screw them" attitude needs to change. I mean, the coaches check out books at the library to coach a team.
beenhere

Broken Arrow, OK

#17 Sep 15, 2011
i think lchs fb players are the doing good keep up the good work
snickers

Grayson, KY

#18 Sep 15, 2011
[QUOTE who="Class of '74"]A list of all time greats and most of the boys you listed didn't even have parents alive when I played. A few of the greats when I played were Corky Prater, Terry LeMaster, and Jerry Odell. Jerry was either a RB or TB and scored the first touchdown when the program was brought back. I only played with him a year or so but I remember watching him before I was on the team. Set many records and I believe a few still stand today.[/QUOTE]
Jerry ODell, Jim Bloomfield, Corky Prater, Mort Bertram have all been named already. How about Ben Johnson?
Noggin

Winder, GA

#19 Sep 16, 2011
beenhere wrote:
i think lchs fb players are the doing good keep up the good work
Lewis county annually has a losing record in FB, BB, and baseball. Think again.

Telling people that suck that they're good is not the answer. Challenging these players to step the eff up is.
ohio

Powell, OH

#20 Sep 16, 2011
Donnie Jenkins even after he got hurt!!!

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