• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Staff

Sawyer Ford earns spot on All-Star team

Sawyer Ford, a seventh grader at Woodford County Middle School tried out for the Kentucky Middle School Football Association All-Star Classic as a Kicker and made the cut. Ford will be representing WCMS as a kicker in the 7th grade All-Star game which will be held at Kentucky State University Alumni Stadium at 12 p.m. on Sunday, Nov 26. Many of the top middle school aged players in the state will be competing in the All-Star game.

“When I was notified that I made the cut, I was surprised, excited and nervous,”said Ford. “I was surprised because there was another 7th grade kicker who was also trying out. The other kicker had more experience kicking extra points and field goals in game situations this past season for Bowling Green. I was excited because I was able to see all of my hard work and practice pay off and result in something extending my football season. I was nervous because I know that I will be on a bigger stage in the All-Star game representing Woodford County football and there is no room for error.”

Ford has grown playing football thus far by attending a few camps (ProKicker and Kicking World) and with private instruction from former Centre College and NFL Kicker, Jordan Gay. Gay taught Ford technique and the value of being consistent. Playing for WCMS, Ford was the 7th grade quarterback, safety, kicker and punter.

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