Lincoln’s Jericho Ware and Vinny Morris were recognized for their efforts on the gridiron this past season with honorable mention honors on The Courier-Journal’s 2010 All-State Football Teams.
Both Ware and Morris were honored for their defensive work on the field, with Ware, a 6-3, 260-lb. senior, picked as a lineman and Morris, a 6-1, 200-lb. junior, at linebacker.
Ware and Morris were part of the 2010 Lincoln County High School football team which made its reappearance in the postseason playoffs after a three-year absence. While Lincoln finished just 4-7 on the season and out of the spotlight, the effort of the local athletes did not go unnoticed.
“Jericho was respected by a lot of opponents this year,” said Lincoln coach Mike Settles. “His play this past season was game-on and he had many opponents running away from him.”
“He’s one of the top lineman in this area and it’s great to see him recognized by The Courier-Journal,”
“And Vinny. Vinny deserves any award he gets,” Settles said. “He’s such an unselfish player and he works so hard. He puts the team first all the time. I believe this is just the beginning for Vinny in getting awards for his play.”
According to The Courier-Journal, just one vote separated the top two players in this year’s voting, with Boyle County linebacker Lamar Dawson picking up 56 votes to Ballard wide receiver DeVante Parker’s 55 votes
Dawson, who has not made his college choice, and Parker, who is bound for Louisville, were co-winners of the Paul Hornung Award as the state’s top player.
Dawson and Parker were two of five repeat players on the 24-member All-State First Time.
The other three repeating were Bell County linebacker John Dudley Hilton, Scott County punter Jay Wilmott and Lexington Christian offensive lineman Zach West. Hilton finished third in the overall voting with 32 votes.
Each coach in the state was asked to vote for the best players they had seen at each position, and they could not vote for their own players. Each coach submitted one ballot choosing all 24 positions.
The all-state honorees – First, Second and Third Teams and Honorable Mention – announced by the Courier-Journal are:
QB – DaMarcus Smith, Seneca
WR – DeVante Parker, Ballard
WR – James Quick, Trinity
RB – J.J. Jude, Johnson Central
RB – Anthony Wales, Central
RB – Darrell Cross, Rowan Co.
OL – Robert Olive, Murray
OL – Tyler Combs, Lawrence Co.
OL – Jack Coorts, Lone Oak
OL – Zach West, Lex. Christian
OL – Zach Templin, East Jessamine
K – John Wallace, Central Hardin
ATH – Flo Hardin, Ballard
DL – Channing Smith, Sheldon Clark
DL – Paul Megilligan, Boyle Co.
DL – Hunter Kingston, Mayfield
LB – John Dudley Hilton, Bell Co.
LB – Lamar Dawson, Boyle Co.
LB – Josh Harris, Mason Co.
LB – Nate Letton, Lex. Catholic
DB – Bubba Tandy, Christian Co.
DB – Josh Forrest, Paducah Tilghman
DB – Daylen Hall, St. Xavier
P – Jay Wilmott, Scott Co.
WR – Michael Fluellen, Seneca
ATH – Jon Davis, Eastern
OL – Jay Cain, Lone Oak
OL – Jake Giesler, Newport Cent. Catholic
OL – Cy Williams, Allen Co.
OL – Will Whitman, Lexington Catholic
OL – Cameron Tackett, Belfry
QB – Luke Guhy, Mayfield
RB – Derek Bishop, Trinity
RB – Travis Elliott, Ryle
RB – Patrick Brand, Danville
K – Zack Burgy-VanHoose, Pikeville
DL – Jamon Brown, Fern Creek
DL – Zach Fowler, Southwestern
DL – Tevin Raines, Danville
DL – Chris Cook, Prestonsburg
LB – Adam Reynolds, Trinity
LB – Zach Hester, Boyle Co.
LB – Jonathan Jackson, Mayfield
LB – Detrick Cooper, Fort Knox
DB – Leon Melvin, Western
DB – Marcus Hill, Scott Co.
DB – Cortez Barber, Warren Central
P – Preston Cahiill, Grant Co.
WR – Joseph Jamerson, Prestonsburg
WR – Mitchell Henry, Elizabethtown
OL – Jarrod Wolfe, Breathitt Co.
OL – John Michael Heile, Trinity
OL – Nick Bennett, Eastern
OL – Ben Coffman, Boyle Co.
OL – Darrian Miller, Bryan Station
QB – Jon Combs, Hazard
RB –DarMontre Warr, Manual
RB – La'Mont McMurry, St. Xavier
RB – Brandon Boards, Allen Co.
K – Brandon Potts, Henderson Co.
DL – Devin Bruns, Highlands
DL – Jerry Long, Male
DL – Jeff Richard, John Hardin
DL – Corey Rogers, Clark Co.
LB – DeVontae Beach, St. Xavier
LB – Blake Bradley, Lawrence Co.
LB – Wes Hopkins, Nicholas Co.
LB – Kevon Richardson, PRP
DB – Quinten Cottrell, Shelby Co.
DB – Tre Powell, Fort Campbell
DB – Ryan White, Trinity
P – Daniel Mudd, Nelson Co.
QB: Tray Carr, Madisonville; Branden Cresap, Collins; Zach Eastham, Pulaski Co.y; Hunter Gary, Grayson Co.; Michael Kremer, Campbell Co.; Chad Lawrence, Simon Kenton; Luke Magness, Henry Co.; Vinny Miller, Henry Clay; Neal Pawsat, Mason Co.; Zeke Pike, Dixie Heights; Kal Prince, Owensboro; D.J. Quarles, Russellville; Chase Roark, Middlesboro; Robert Scholtz, KCD; Kyle Todd, Elizabethtown; Patrick Towles, Highlands; Adam Wing, Rowan Co.; Travis Wright, Trinity.
RB: Alex Abner, Pulaski Co.; D'Vontae Bradley, Cooper; Quentin Brooks, Nelson Co.; Patrick Casey, East Ridge; Chris Cook, Boyle Co.; Cory Davenport, Bell Co.; Matt Deese, Murray; Devon Foster, Union Co.; John Giddens, Male; Russell Hayden, Owensboro Catholic; Cody Hendrickson, Pineville; DeMichael Jackson, Jeffersontown; Jontez Jones, Tates Creek; Jesse Keen, Louisville Holy Cross; Chris Kelly, Newport Central Catholic; Garrit Leicht, DeSales; Corey Lyle, Greenup Co.; Ronjae Morris, Male; Nathaniel Morrison, Hart Co.; Jerrell Moore, Fern Creek; Tavion Parrish, Warren East; Zack Reynolds, North Bullitt; Jacorey Ritchie, Western; Kenton Roberts, Estill Co.; Clark Rowe, Rockcastle Co.; Landon Savoy, John Hardin; Devin Slone, Wayne Co.; Christian Skyles, Sheldon Clark; Brandon Sigler, Caldwell Co.; Tim Smith, Shelby Valley; Cameron Thomas, East Jessamine; Quan Turner, Washington Co.; Tyler Vaughn, South Laurel; Cameron Vocke, Beechwood; Hunter York, Allen Co.
WR: Ben Axline, Collins; B.J. Combs, Hazard; Scott Craft, Raceland; Brelin Dixon, Owensboro Catholic; Seth Dotson, Montgomery Co.; Travis Elzy, Collins; Justin Goins, Whitley Co.; Daniel Gold, Highlands; James Happy, Scott Co.; Alex Hill, Ballard Memorial; Josh Jasper, Cov. Holy Cross; Zach Johnson, Pike Central; Devin Jones, Mayfield; Hunter Kopp, Trinity; Tristan Long, Central Hardin; Mekale McKay, Moore; Steve McQueen, Pulaski Co.; Tanner Napier, Lafayette; Jordan Olinger, Hazard; Cody Parker, Johnson Central; James Payne, Williamsburg; Ryan Scinta, KCD; LaJuan Smith, Glasgow; Ryan Timmons, Franklin Co.; Alan Williams, Southwestern; Bryson Williams, Prestonsburg; Storm Wilson, Somerset; Cody Withrow, Ashland Blazer.
OL: Zach Allen, Harlan; Jaylin Baker, North Laurel; Caleb Carter, Bell Co.; Todd DeWoody, Anderson Co.; Ritchie Gray, Magoffin Co.; Brian Grayson, Greenup Co.; Jack Gruenschlager, Newport Central Catholic; Colby Hatfield, Phelps; Ricky Hill, East Ridge; J.K. Howard, Garrard Co.; Taylor Killian, Lawrence Co.; Travis Lackey, Johnson Central; Ben Lake, Rockcastle Co.; Zach Littlefield, Oldham Co.; Kris Long, Franklin Co.; Joe Manley, Bowling Green; Marlon Pate, Christian Co.; C.J. Phillips, St. Xavier; Dan Prater, Rowan Co.; Logan Pruitt, Bullitt East; Trevor Stovall, Prestonsburg; Wes Strange, Lou. Holy Cross; Taylor Sullivan, Mayfield; Sam White, Owensboro; Chris Young, Green Co.; Zach Zagina, Fairview.
K: Cade Berryman, Estill Co.; David Franco, Newport; Rhett Hughes, Rowan Co.; Mark Wynstra, Mayfield; Joey Nussbaum, Beechwood; Bill Rose, Anderson Co.
DL: Adam Barry, Trinity; Trey Benson, Lafayette; Dakota Blanton, Owensboro; Jordan Calton, Harlan Co.; Taylor Chapman, Sheldon Clark; Eric Denton, Caverna; Dujuan Edmonds, Paducah Tilghman; Cory Foster, Allen Co.; Alex Griffith, Prestonsburg; Austin Hall, Betsy Layne; Trent Hardy, Ashland Blazer; Jarrett Ingram, Bowling Green; Jordan Kindred, Scott Co.; Brandon Lee, South Laurel; Rob Lewis, Southwestern; Scott Malone, Ballard; D.J. Ousley, Johnson Central; Brian Owens, Harlan Co.; Avery Pitt, Henderson Co.; Daniel Ross, Jeffersontown; Steve Sims, Anderson Co.; Troy Timmerman, Covington Catholic; Jericho Ware, Lincoln Co.; Neil Whitman, Lexington Christian.
LB: Austin Abner, Highlands; Casey Askins, Betsy Layne; Zack Blanton, Hazard; Tanner Bratton, Johnson Central; Dustin Caldwell, Paintsville; Brett Carra, East Carter; Byron Casey, East Ridge; John Paul Finley, Christian Co.; Austin Howell, Greenwood; Dakota Janochowski, Fort Campbell; Shaquille Jordan, Paducah Tilghman; Nick Laster, Apollo; Solomon Logan, Male; Vinny Morris, Lincoln Co.; Garrett Page, Phelps; Keonte Reynolds, PRP; John Saylor, Rockcastle Co.; Corey Slone, Hazard; Demonte Smith, Warren Central; Jonathan Thompson, Warren Central; Jacob Ulinslki, Manual; Sawyer Williams, Owen Co.
DB: Harrison Bond, West Carter; Drake Bruns, Highlands; Will Carroll, Fleming Co.; Josh Dixon, Belfry; Gary Felder, Fairview; J.K. Hall, Johnson Central; Justin Hartlage, Henry Co.; Hunter James, Lawrence Co.; Austin Johnson, Hazard; Turner O'Brien, Lawrence Co.; Seth Peay, Allen Co.; Eric Raby, Pineville; Avery Ray, Sheldon Clark; Nathan Sloan, Prestonsburg; Dakota Smith, Phelps; Turney Sugg, Trinity; Matthew Taylor, Corbin; Jerry Williams, Henry Clay.
P: Andy Adkins, Paintsville; Trent Davis, Johnson Central; Matt Green, Lafayette; Derek Griffin, Ohio Co.; Duncan Pope, Manual; Cody Rice, Boyd Co.; Dylan Smith, Harlan Co.