Pittman is SEKC offensive player of year

Jay Compton Sports Editor

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Middlesboro running back Ryan Pittman has been named the 2013 Southeastern Kentucky Conference offensive player of the year in the Class 1A and 2A division. He’s one of several area players to be honored by coaches as they put together this year’s All-SEKC teams.

Pittman, a junior, ran for 1374 yards and 12 touchdowns on 156 carries for the Yellow Jackets as they went 9-3 and won the Class 2A, District 7 championship. Other Middlesboro players to receive specialty award include senior lineman Tyler Prater, senior linebacker/receiver Austin Poindexter and junior defensive back/running back Seth Barton.

Pineville senior running back Conner Ford was named the offensive back of the year after running for 1152 yards and 15 touchdowns on 132 carries. Senior linebacker Matt Hubbard led the Mountain Lion defense with 108 tackles. Pineville finished 7-5 after placing second in Class 1A, District 6.

Several Williamsburg Yellow Jackets also earned awards along coach Jerry Harron, who was named coach of the year. Williamsburg had their best season in school history as they went 11-3 and advanced all the way to the Class 1A state championship game.

Here’s the complete list of 2013 SEKC specialty awards for Class 1A and 2A:

Offensive player of the year: Ryan Pittman, Middlesboro

Defensive player of the year: Jefferson Patrick, Williamsburg

Offensive lineman of the year: Travis Laws, Harlan

Offensive back of the year: Conner Ford, Pineville

Quarterback of the year: Dalton Sizemore, Williamsburg

Co-Linebackers of the year: Matt Hubbard, Pineville; and Austin Poindexter, Middlesboro

Receiver of the year: Corey Shelton, Williamsburg

All-purpose player of the year: Aaron Mills, Lynn Camp

Co-Defensive linemen of the year: Tyler Prater, Middlesboro; and Chris Helton, Williamsburg

Defensive back of the year: Seth Barton, Middlesboro

Coach of the year: Jerry Harron, Williamsburg

Here’s the rest of the 2013 All-SEKC Class 1A and 2A team:

MIDDLESBORO — Jake Brock, Donnie Foister, Cole Frazier, Matt Schneider, Brad King, Jared Hoskins, Nick Shoffner. Honorable mention: Nick King, Daniel Webb, Jason Napier, Hayden Burnside

PINEVILLE — Ryan Miller, Dalton Ledbetter, Jessie Patterson, Tyler Evans, John Robbins. Honorable mention: Brad Fuson, Tucker Woolum, Will Adams, Caleb McCorkle

WILLIAMSBURG — Skyler Griffith, Chase Lowrie, Austin Huskey, Aaron Kissinger, Michael Rose-Creekmore, Tyler Taylor, Ethan Wilson, Brently Patrick. Honorable mention: Collin Lamoree, Dakota Dunn, Stone Hughett, Ryan Caddell

HARLAN — Cory Chorak, Tanner Morris, Drew Middleton. Honorable mention: Thomas Morgan, Andrew Brock, Tye Patrick, Colby Wilson

LYNN CAMP — Tyler Reynolds, Tommy Hatfield, Keanu Nolen. Honorable mention: Jordan Steele, Jensen Hollin, Tristan Elliott, Trenton Medlin.


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