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Football: National Guard Border Bowl to be played Saturday

Bryan Station’s Andre Davis is one of four players from Lexington taking part in Saturday’s Border Bowl.
Bryan Station’s Andre Davis is one of four players from Lexington taking part in Saturday’s Border Bowl. Herald-Leader

Kentucky will seek its third straight win when it takes the field against Tennessee in the ninth annual National Guard Border Bowl on Saturday.

The game, which is played at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, kicks off at 2:05 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

Forty-three players from across the state were selected to compete in the event, including four from Lexington: Bryan Station’s Andre Davis (wide receiver) and Mikel Horton (defensive lineman), Paul Laurence Dunbar defensive lineman Nick Martin and Tates Creek quarterback Peyton Burke.

Scott County’s Tyler Braxton and Keith Guy were chosen for the team, as were Madison Southern running back Payton Skidmore, Western Hills offensive lineman Corey Miracle and Woodford County offensive lineman Matt Stratton.

Central Coach Ty Scroggins is the head coach of the Kentucky squad. Bryan Station Coach Frank Parks is coaching defensive backs.

Parks, who played at Georgetown College, has played in Cumberlands’ stadium a time or two himself. Williamsburg doesn’t have quite as many distractions as Lexington, so it’s football, football, football for the players.

“You don’t have to worry about the kids going and getting into anything cause there ain’t nothing to get into down here,” Parks said with a laugh.

Kentucky Border Bowl roster

School

Player

Position

Height

Weight

Ashland Blazer

Quinton Baker

RB

5-9

190

Ashland Blazer

Taylor Broughton

OL/DE

6-3

260

Belfry

TJ Dotson

LB

6-1

175

Bell Co.

Nathan Murray

OL

6-6

325

Bell Co.

Jacob Sutton

DB

6-1

255

Breathitt Co.

James Collins

WR

6-0

180

Bryan Station

Andre Davis

WR

5-11

165

Bryan Station

Mikel Horton

DL

6-1

315

Cov. Holy Cross

Hamilton Scott

QB/DB

5-11

175

Casey Co.

DJ White

LB

6-5

215

Central

Aaron Duncan

LB

5-9

185

Central

Kambrin Brown

TE

6-1

185

Corbin

Harley Lambert

DL

6-4

265

Corbin

Caleb Parker

RB/LB

6-0

195

Daviess Co.

John Stratton

WR

6-5

195

DeSales

Austin Johnson

P

6-2

190

Fern Creek

Lamarius Kinslow

LB/WR

6-2

236

Henry Co.

Cameron Johnson

WR/DB

6-1

185

Knox Central

Jared Hall

WR/LB

5-10

197

Mad. Southern

Payton Skidmore

RB/DB

5-8

155

Madisonville

Doug Center

DE

6-4

225

Male

Noah Bringer

OL

6-2

315

Male

Keion Wakefield

WR

5-11

180

Murray

Tre Hornbuckle

DL

6-3

240

Murray

Desjahvonni Miles

WR/RB

5-11

195

North Laurel

Jake McWhorter

RB/LB

5-11

215

North Laurel

Steven Nelson

RB

5-9

175

Owensboro

Vasaad Greer

DL

6-3

340

Owensboro

Kishawn Walker

DB

6-2

165

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Nick Martin

DL

6-4

295

Pikeville

Logan Coleman

OL

5-11

230

Pikeville

Daric Pugh

RB

6-0

210

Scott Co.

Tyler Braxton

LB

6-1

205

Scott Co.

Keith Guy

RB

6-0

195

Tates Creek

Peyton Burke

QB/DB

6-0

180

Trinity

Damon Lowe

LB

6-2

235

Trinity

Fadell Sydnor

DB

6-0

180

Western Hills

Corey Miracle

OL

6-1

265

Whitley Co.

Tim Canada

OL/DL

6-0

260

Whitley Co.

Luke Woods

QB/RB/WR

5-10

168

Williamsburg

Dakota Dunn

OL/DL

6-3

258

Williamsburg

Austin Huskey

LB/FB

5-10

185

Woodford Co.

Matt Stratton

OL

6-5

320

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