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The football season ended in November but several area players have the chance to play at least one more game.
Six players were named to the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association Shively Sporting Goods East-West All-Star game which was played Dec.. 2 at Fairdale High School.
North Oldham defensive end Cody Elbert, running back Josh Smith and offensive lineman Tanner Williams were named to the East team along with South Oldham’s Tony Brackens and Tom Singer and Oldham County’s Jacob Taylor.
Elbert was named to the team after picking up 12 sacks and 95 tackles, including 20 for loss, during his senior season. He also forced one fumble and blocked a punt for the 6-5 Mustangs.
Smith was also an important element on the North Oldham team, accounting for 1,302 yards of total offense and 14 touchdowns but Smith did most of his damage on the ground, racking up 1,105 rushing yards and 12 scores.
Williams was a key member on the North Oldham offensive line as a four-year starter at tackle, clearing the way for the run-based Mustangs.
Brackens played an important role in the secondary for coach Jamie Reed, recording 57 total tackles and a fumble recovery to go with two interceptions.
Singer played a big role on the offensive line for the 8-4 Dragons, clearing running lanes for two running backs who amassed over 700 yards.
When running back Chris Caudill was suspended midway through the 2012 season, Taylor took over the lion’s share of carries and never looked back, breaking the 1,000 yard plateau in his team’s 10th game. He finished the season with 1,432 yards and put together an impressive streak of six games with 100+ yards and ninth straight games scoring at least one TD.
On Dec. 9, three more players will represent the county as South Oldham’s Jack Sherry, Dallas Banks and Jamie Breaden will take to the field for the Louisville squad in the Best of the Bluegrass All-Star game at St. Xavier.
Sherry was a Jack-of-all-trades for South Oldham, recording 32 touchdowns and nearly 2,500 all purpose yards. He was especially dangerous with his arm, throwing for 2,165 yards and 24 touchdowns on 113-of-207 passing but he did work with his legs as well, picking up eight touchdowns and 331 yards on 76 rushes.
Banks did a little bit of everything for the South Oldham this season, leading the team in rushing, finishing second in receiving — while contributing 10 touchdowns overall — and racking up 77 tackles as a linebacker. He finished the season with 712 rushing yards on 79 attempts and 506 receiving yards on 21 catches.
Another important player on the offensive line, Breeden teamed with Singer to pave the way for a pair of 700 yard rushers in Dallas Banks and TiCorian Williams.
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