November 29, 2001
Three Tigers Football Players Earn 2A Northeast All-District Honors
The honors continued to roll in for three Scotland County football players as the trio of Tigers were named to the 2001 Northeast All-District football teams that were released this week.
Wide receiver Kirk Stott and defensive lineman Robbie Miller were named to the All-District First Team, which was dominated by perennial powerhouse Monroe City.
Monroe City finished the year 12-1 with a loss in the state quarterfinals to eventual state champion John Burroughs. The team placed eight players on the first team All-District squad led by Keith Painter who was named to both the offensive and defensive line.
Brookfield placed four players on the first team while also having the honor of receiving the 2A Coach of the Year award for coach Shane Cavanah. The Bulldogs finished the year 9-2 with a loss in the state sectionals to Grain Valley.
South Shelby, another state playoff qualifier placed three players on the first team as did neighboring Clark County. Palmyra had a relatively low number of all-district performers (three) for a team that normally dominates the region.
Marceline and Scotland County each had two first team performers while Highland and Putnam County each had one recipient of the first team honors.
The level of competition for the northeast all-district squad speaks volumes for the talent of the three Tigers named to receive the honors.
Holt finished second to only Monroe City's Kyle Watson in votes received to earn second team honors. He edged out the play callers from bigger schools such as Brookfield, Palmyra and South Shelby to receive the award.
Schuyler County dominated the region's Class 1A teams with 11 players earning first team recognition. The Rams finished the year 8-3 with a loss to South Harrison in the state sectionals. Coach Chris Holt of Schuyler County was named the coach of the year in the 1A district.