Daniel Anderson, who graduates from Franklin County High School today, recently signed to play football at Georgetown College. Seated on the front row with Anderson are his parents Chuck and Emily Anderson, his brother Sam and his sister Savannah. Standing from left to right are FCHS head coach Chris Tracy, Georgetown College assistant coach Brian Landis and FCHS assistant coach Steve Perkins.
Anderson signs with Georgetown
Daniel Anderson, who graduates from Franklin County High School today, has signed to play football at Georgetown College, a NAIA school.
As a running back this past season Anderson ran for 607 yards on 63 carries and scored eight rushing touchdowns. He also caught nine passes for 187 yards and one touchdown.
As a linebacker, Anderson had 41 tackles (33 solo), and on special teams he had five kick-off returns for 61 yards.
He finished the 2011 season with 855 yards.
Parents: Chuck and Emily Anderson.
Plans to major in: exercise science.
Selected school because: solid academics and strong football program.
Letters earned: football (4).
Chose school over: University of the Cumberlands, Campbellsville.
Honors earned: FCHS 2010 running back of the year, 2011 Flyer Award for Most Outstanding Player on and off the field, 2011 Captain Award, 2010 and 2011 all-county and all-district teams, Chamber Choir two years, Advanced Men’s Ensemble two years, Choristers one year, voted 2012 Senior Class Superlatives “Best Senior Leader” and “Most Dependable.”
Franklin County football coach Chris Tracy on Daniel Anderson: “Daniel will be missed dearly. He was a leader on both offense and defense. He has made a great choice in schools. Georgetown is getting a great football player and even a better person.”
Georgetown College football coach Bill Cronin on Daniel Anderson: “We’re excited about Daniel coming to Georgetown College and becoming part of our football program. He’s a fine young man and someone I think is a true student-athlete. We’re anxious to get the opportunity to coach him and make him part of Tiger football.”
Rodney Gross IV, a 2012 graduate of Woodford County High School, recently signed to play baseball at Centre College with an option to play basketball. Seated next to Gross are his parents, Vickie Gross and Rodney Gross III. Standing from left to right are Jay Lucas, former Woodford County baseball coach; Jeff Parrett, current Woodford County baseball coach; and Walker Terhune, Woodford County High School athletic trainer.
Gross to play baseball at Centre
Rodney Gross IV, 18, who graduated from Woodford County High School Saturday night, has signed to play baseball at Centre College with an option to also play basketball. Centre is a NCAA Division III school in Danville.
Gross played baseball and basketball at Woodford County.
Parents: Rodney Gross III and Vickie Gross.
Plans to major in: pre-medicine.
Selected school because: tremendous educational opportunities, chance to study abroad, and beautiful campus with nice athletic facilities within a great community.
Letters earned: baseball (5), basketball (2).
Position played: shortstop and second base, baseball; guard and forward, basketball.
Chose school over: Xavier, Transylvania, Furman and Georgetown.
Honors earned: Member of student council at Woodford County High School, all-state academic awards in baseball and basketball, two-time academic “Jacket of the Month” as a senior, all-district tournament team in baseball, all-district, 11th Region, Ashland and Powell County Invitational basketball tournament teams.
Woodford County baseball coach Jeff Parrett on Rodney Gross: “Rodney is a player who is a great asset and will be sorely missed. He always has a calm demeanor and does what is asked of him, both on and off the field.
“He is a quality student and perfect example of how to handle your high school career – a true role model to all of our players. We will all follow his career in college and can only hope we get more young men like him in the future.”
Zach Perry, a senior at Frankfort High School, recently signed to play soccer at Campbellsville University. Seated from left to right are Perry’s step-mother and father Jackie and Donald Perry, Perry, and Perry’s mother Cindy Perry. On the back row are Campbellsville’s men’s head soccer coach Adam Preston, left, and FHS boys head soccer coach Sherrill Smith.
Perry signs with Campbellsville
Zach Perry, 18, a senior at Frankfort High School, has signed to play soccer at Campbellsville University, a NAIA school.
Perry appeared in 10 matches in the 2011 season before being sidelined with a season-ending injury. He was already showing significant improvement, reducing his goals-per-match by nearly 23 percent over his 2010 performance.
Perry played soccer, basketball, baseball and golf at FHS.
Parents: Cindy Perry and Donald Perry.
Plans to major in: athletic training.
Selected school because: I picked Campbellsville because it had my major and the campus was beautiful, and I liked the overall campus, staff and students as a whole.
Letters earned: soccer (4), basketball (4), baseball (4), golf (2) and band (2).
Position played: goalkeeper.
Chose school over: Kentucky Christian, Oakland City, Brescia.
Honors earned: perfect attendance, A & B Honor Roll, computer applications award.
Frankfort High soccer coach Sherrill Smith on Zach Perry: “I have had the pleasure of coaching Zach Perry for the past four years and have seen him grow into a fine young man and outstanding keeper.
“Zach received the Jason Cammack Coaches Award this year because of his strong faith, love of family, friends and teammates, and he is very dedicated to Frankfort High. He also received the Good Hands award.
“Zach set extremely high goals for himself and worked hard in practice daily to complete them. Zach’s enthusiasm for life and work is very contagious. He brings a very positive attitude to work in the classroom as well as on the soccer pitch and others pick up on this and emulate his work ethic.
“I wish Zach the best of luck with his collegiate career. He is another fine keeper that has come out of Frankfort High.”
Frankfort High goalkeeper coach Steve Forbes on Zach Perry: “Perhaps most telling about Zach’s character was that despite his shortened on-field time in 2011, he still collected enough team points (awarded for on and off-field participation) to be runner-up for the Senior Points Award. In my mind, that was an indication of his commitment to the team and a fine display of senior leadership.
“All saves are important in soccer, and Zach had 94 of them in the 10 matches of his senior year against some of the toughest teams we would face in 2011. He was even able to save a penalty kick for us.”