Louisa, Ky. — Lawrence Co. Senior Dylan Ferguson and Bulldog Head Coach Alan Short have been named ‘Player of the Year’ and ‘Coach of the Year’ in Class 3A District 8 by the KHSAA.
The Dawgs went 9-3 this season and won their first District championship since 2009.
Dylan Ferguson District Player of the Year, and Alan Short District Coach of the Year in 2022.
Ferguson finished his senior season with 1,160 yards rushing and scored 19 touchdowns, he also had 6 two point conversions.
On defense he was a stalwart at his linebacker spot and scored once on a fumble recovery.
Making First Team All District from Lawrence Co.
Senior Kaden Gillispie, Junior Talan Pollock, Junior Cody Crum
Junior Caden Ball, Junior Will McDavid, Sophomore, Junior Blake Prater, Senior Dylan Whitt, Senior Ryan Marcum, Senior Makai Strickland, Senior Abner Collinsworth
Making Honorable Mention All District for Lawrence Co.
Junior Jake Derifield
Junior Luis Chicko, Senior Lawson Baisden, Senior Trace Longstreth Junior Chase Fitch, Senior Gabe Barker, Junior Dalton Runyons
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Alan Short
“… Well deserved honor for Dylan. It has been a joy to coach him over the last four years. He has been a great team player and has been one of the hardest working kids we have coached. Dylan is a naturally gifted football player and I am certain he will play football at the collegiate level, be it NAIA, DII, or DIII. Some school, is going to get a heck of a football player, but an even better human being. We are proud of what Dylan and our team were able to accomplish this year. He along with others, will certainly be missed.”
“… What an honor for our program, to be named District Coach of the Year. It is a humbling feeling and I am honored. This award is a TEAM award. We have been blessed over the last several years to have really good players. This award reflects and represents all of them. We don’t take things like this for granted. District Championships are hard to come by. I am extremely proud of our team for their efforts this fall. We were able to accomplish something that hasn’t been done here since 2009. Our team earned it this fall. Very proud and humbled. We are going to miss 13 seniors off of this years team, but certainly look forward to coaching the guys we have coming back, as well as the players coming up from our middle school. The future is bright!”