After leading the Russellville High School football team to one of its best seasons in recent history, senior Barrett Croslin was recently given the opportunity to play in an all-star game in Louisville.
For the Panthers, Croslin played both quarterback and defensive back, but he lined up at outside linebacker in the Kentucky Football Coaches Association game which featured an all-star team from the greater Louisville area taking on a team of players from the rest of the state.
Croslin made a big play on special teams during the game where his tackle of the Louisville punter gave Kentucky the ball at the 1-yard line to set up his team’s first score.
“Barrett represented Russellville High School in outstanding fashion,” said RHS football coach John Myers, who was an assistant coach in the all-star game. “He had a tremendous game with several tackles and pass break-ups. He proved that he belonged in this game that features the best from the state of Kentucky. I was very proud to say he was a Panther!”
Kentucky trailed Louisville 21-0 at halftime, but thanks to the botched punt attempt by Louisville and a Croslin tackle at the 1, Kentucky was able to score and cut the lead to 21-7. They added another score in the third quarter, making the score 21-14 heading to the fourth. Kentucky scored with one minute left and went for two and got it making the score 22-21. But, Louisville drove down the field and kicked a game winning field goal with just seconds remaining.
“It was an outstanding and exciting game and a super experience for Barrett,” Myers said.
In addition to Myers and Croslin, Stevenson Elementary student John Carter Myers also participated in the game, serving as a water boy for the Kentucky squad.