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By SHARON GRAVES
The Carroll County Panther football team is still garnering awards as the 2A District 5 and the North Central Kentucky Conference gave out honors recently.
First year player, junior Andy Sisenstein, was named 2A District 5 player of the year and Coach Mike Weedman was named coach of the year in the district and also the NCKC co-coach of the year along with Tim Browning of Gallatin County.
“I told Andy that aside from being named Mr. Football, a statewide honor, it’s the most prestigious honor a player can win,” Weedman said. The honor hasn’t been awarded to a Carroll County Panther since 1988 when Lonnie Mumphrey received the award.
“I didn’t believe it at first when he called me to tell me,” Sisenstein said. “I was shocked.”
“I didn’t really want to play football my first two years, but coach Weedman and coach Blythe asked me to play so I did,” Sisenstein said. “Football is my favorite sport. I would love to play at the next level.”
Sisenstein also plays basketball and last season he stunned the crowd with a game winning shot from behind the half court mark.
Weedman explained that coaches of the district vote on the two awards and they aren’t allowed to vote for their own players or themselves. “Andy stuck out to the other coaches,” Weedman said.
“He just does so much for us,” Weedman said. “He returns kicks and he plays offense and defense. “We go to a very hard football camp at DePaw University and he stuck out there. They voted him the most improved player at the camp.”
Weedman humbly acknowledges he was named coach of the year in two categories, but he was quick to note that he shared the NCKC honor with Tim Browning of Gallatin County.
“This is a reflection of our coaching staff and how hard they worked this year,” Weedman said. “It’s just my name on the award, but it belongs to the entire staff for their dedication.”