McCloud, Ortega honored

December 09, 2003

Mercer County junior running back Andrew McCloud has been named the Class AA, Region 3, District 5 player of the year.

The award is voted on by the district's head coaches and McCloud received the award at halftime of the Class AA state championship game in Louisville.

McCloud rushed for 1,906 yards and 23 touchdowns last season. He also returned one kick and one punt for a total of 25 touchdowns.

McCloud was also named to the Mid-State All-Conference team.

Ortega first team All-Region

Centre College's John Ortega has been named first team All-South Region by Don Hansen's Football Gazette magazine.

Ortega, a senior strong safety, is a three-time all-conference player. He averaged over 10 tackles per game for the Colonels and also had two interceptions and a blocked kick.


Ortega has also been selected as an all-conference player in basketball and baseball also

Centre finished the season with an 8-2 record and a tie for the conference championship.

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