November 17, 2005

Tigers Earn 10 Spots On All-Conference Football Squads

For the Scotland County Tigers, spots were tough to come by on the 2005 Tri-Rivers All-Conference football teams, and rightly so considering the league featured four district champions among its eight teams.

SCR-I did not earn a single first-team honor after finishing the year 4-5 overall and 3-4 in the conference, which was good enough for a fifth-place finish.

Clark County, which won the conference title with a perfect 7-0 mark, dominated the post-season honors as quarterback Drew Huckey was named the league’s most valuable player and Matt Smith winning coach of the year honors.

Scotland County placed five players on the all-conference squads on offense and three players earned defensive honors.

Senior Kyler Hess earned honorable mention at both punter and kicker for the Tigers.

Lance Smith, a junior, was named to the second team at offensive line. Fellow junior Casey Parrish was named honorable mention on the line.

Senior B.J. Houghton earned second-team honors at runningback after leading the Tigers with 114 rushing attempts for 585 yards and four TDs.

Matt Wickert and Bryce Blomme, both juniors, were named to the honorable mention list at wide receiver. Blomme topped the squad with 12 receptions for 125 yards. Despite playing in just the final three games of the year after recovering from a broken collarbone, Wickert led the Tigers with six touchdowns and had 10 receptions for a team-high 185 yards.

Houghton, Parrish and Blomme were all honored on the defensive side of the ball as well. Houghton was named second team at linebacker after posting a team-high 107 tackles and two interceptions. Parrish was honorable mention at linebacker finishing 2005 with 62 tackles. Blomme had 66 stops and one interception to earn honorable mention at defensive back.

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