Pair of locals are all-MAIS gridiron players

Published 1:09 pm Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Two local senior football players have made the all-MAIS team after having solid seasons.

Ben’s Ford Christian School’s Alston Moore and Bowling Green School’s Kengie Gordon are all-MAIS players.

Both were MAIS all stars this year.

Moore made the Class 2A team at running back, which was his main position. Moore also played wide receiver, kickoff returner and punt returner and saw time at defensive back.

Moore rushed for 1,739 yards with 24 touchdowns. He also made 24 receptions for 911 yards and 14 more touchdowns.

Moore tallied 41 total touchdowns that also included a pick-six along with a kickoff and punt return for a touchdown each.

Defensively, Moore made 4.5 tackles, 1.5 for loss and he had a half of a sack. Moore intercepted a pass that he returned 60 yards for a score and he forced a fumble and recovered a fumble.

“I knew coming into the season he would be special and he was big for us,” Ben’s Ford Christian School coach Destin Pittman said. “He was kind of the guy we leaned on in different situations. In my opinion, he was top three at least in 2A at running back and his numbers speak for themselves. He’s a hard working kid. He’s always coming early and staying late. He’s a good representation of our program.”

Gordon made the Class 4A all-MAIS team at defensive back.

Like Moore, Gordon also played multiple positions. Besides defensive back, he also played running back, wide receiver, outside linebacker, kick returner and punt returner.

Including the playoffs, Gordon made 94 tackles, intercepted four passes, recovered four fumbles and returned two for touchdowns.

Gordon tallied more than 1,500 all-purpose yards that included rushing, receiving and return yardage and he scored 18 total touchdowns.

“Really excited,” Bowling Green coach Riley Boudreaux said. “Kid’s worked his tail off for me for three years. After picking him up and bringing him to school, I really got to know him. His stats show in itself. He’s earned every bit of it. I couldn’t be more thrilled for him. He was the heart-and-soul of our football program.”

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Ben’s Ford Christian School’s Alston Moore attempts to elude tacklers in a game this season. Moore is an all-MAIS player.