Great day for the green

Georgetown Middle School had the honor of playing on the University of Kentucky fields in a 7-on-7 tournament Saturday, June 15. The Buffaloes finished with a record of two wins and two losses on the day. Pictured, left to right: front, Randy Goins, Shelton Littrell, Antonio Robles, Jacob Johnson, Isaiah Johnson, Tylan Harlow, Tyler Hager and coach Frank Allen; back, head coach Steve Burke, Aiden Lester, Luca Johnson, Isaac Taylor, Jaxon Staggs, Decarie Price, Dalton Smith, Dylan Mullanix, Kaleb Shell and coach David Sheehan.

Georgetown Middle School football competed in the University of Kentucky's 7-on-7 tournament on Saturday, June 15.

This annual event is regarded as one of the top tournaments in the nation.

Twenty-six Kentucky teams attended the event and were joined by substantial competition from neighboring states.

GMS finished second in its pool, winning two of its first three games.

Tournament play followed. The Buffaloes pushed Paducah to the wire before the day ended with a dramatic 21-20 defeat.

Head coach Steve Burke was proud of the team’s competitive fire from start to finish at the showcase.

"The one thing that stood out all day regarding our team was the ability of our players to compete in every game,” Burke said. “Our kids didn't back down from anyone and excelled under game-type pressure.

Assistant coaches Frank Allen and David Sheehan echoed Burke’s sentiments in the post-game huddle with the team.

“We are all so proud of what you guys accomplished today,” Allen told them. “This will help us this coming season.”

Georgetown’s eighth-grade team reached the Division 3 state championship game in 2018.

As part of the new arrangement of Scott County schools, GMS athletes are now in Great Crossing High School’s portion of the district.

Kal Oakes can be reached via email at sports@news-graphic.com.

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