Underwood, 4 other Eagles named to all-district team

Published 4:50 am Saturday, November 25, 2017

Ben’s Ford Christian School’s Kameron Underwood is the Offensive Most Valuable Player of District 3AA and four more Eagles were named first-team all-district players.

The senior tight end/wide receiver on offense said that winning the award was a huge honor, and credited quarterback Tyler Winstead, the Eagles’ offensive line and his coach Dean King.

“Going into this football season and picking it back up, I really didn’t know what to expect,” Underwood said. “Coach Dean told me to just work hard. I put in extra reps in the weight room and Tyler and I would stay after practice working on pass routes.

“We’d run routes that we would run in a game. Sometimes we’d even stay an hour after practice working hard. I just really wanted to go out there and help my team win and apparently it caught the attention of other coaches. I couldn’t have done it without my good quarterback Tyler Winstead and my offensive line.

“Tyler did a good job of putting the ball where it needed to be, which made it all happen. I think another reason it happened too was that coach Dean told me to focus on the little things and then the big things would take care of themselves.”

Four more Ben’s Ford players were named first-team all-district players.

Winstead, running backs Gage Tervalon and Jacob Seal, and wide receiver Justin Moore were also selected to the top team.

Ben’s Ford finished with a 2-7 record against a schedule that saw six of their eight MAIS opponents reach the playoffs and three of them win at least one postseason game this year.