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Lions earn all-district football honors

Posted on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

Louisa County High School Head Coach Mark Fischer has been named Coach of the Year.

As the fall sports season wraps up, the post-season honors start coming in for the athletes who put in so much work throughout the season.

The Louisa Lions football team is well represented among the All-Jefferson District teams with eight players being named to the team for the 2017 season.

Senior Tony Thurston was named to the first team as both an offensive and defensive lineman and was named the Jefferson District defensive player of the year.

“It feels great, knowing that all the hard work I’ve put in has paid off,” he said.

Lions head coach Mark Fischer feels the honor is well deserved for Thurston.

“He’s a true student of the game,” Fischer said. “He studies the film as much as the coaches and he knows what’s coming when he’s out on the field.”

Joining Thurston on the offensive first team are seniors Malik Bell (all-purpose), Job Whalen (running back) and Thomas Henley (kicker).

Henley, who is primarily a soccer player, joined the team in that position for the first time this season and has already left his mark.

To read the entire story. see the Nov. 23 edition of The Central Virginian.