, Corbin, KY

Local Sports

February 8, 2013

Whitley’s Boston Bryant will be attending Wofford University

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County senior Boston Bryant joined high school football players across the Commonwealth and across the nation this week, signing his national letter of intent to play football at the collegiate level on Thursday.

The next time Bryant puts on a football uniform, it will be for the Wofford University Terriers, where he said he expects to play defensive end and could see playing time as early as his freshman year.

Bryant said ever since his first memories of playing football as a youngster, playing football at the collegiate level has always been his goal.

“My earliest memories were as a little kid at Poplar Creek Elementary hanging out on the football field with my dad,” Bryant said. “It’s always been one of my goals to play college football and something I’ve worked really hard for.

“I owe everything to my dad and my coaches, Coach Black and all of our coaches have made me the man I am today and I couldn’t be doing this today without all of them,” he added.

Bryant’s impact on the Whitley County football program is one that will be felt for years to come, especially in the record books.

He was a four-year starter for the Colonels and shined on both sides of the football.

This season Bryant recorded 105 tackles at linebacker and ran for 859 yards with 12 touchdowns at fullback to earn honorable mention All-State honors.

During his junior season, he had 145 tackles on defense, while rushing for 1,512 yards and 12 touchdowns as he was named second team All-State.

He also holds school records for tackles in a game with 28, tackles in a season with 208 as a sophomore, and tackles in a career with 580.

Whitley County head coach Jim Black said Bryant is one of those players will be sorely missed on and off the field and added that replacing him was probably not an option.

“We’re very proud of Boston for what he’s done here and something that sticks out to me is his work ethic,” Black said. “He’s one of those kids that was always there whether it was practice or anything else we were doing, and not only was there, but when he was there he was always working extremely hard.

“I really don’t want to think about having to replace him right now,” Black admitted. “To be honest, he’s the kind of kid where the only way you’re going to replace him is if another Boston Bryant comes walking in the door and that doesn’t happen that often.”

As for Bryant’s decision, he said he had several offers on the table, but the school’s relationship with Wofford helped to sway his decision in the long run.

“I was also looking at Eastern and Western Kentucky, but we’ve went to Wofford for our camp for the last few years and I really liked the coaches,” Bryant said. “I always got along with the coaches really well, so when I looked at their academics also it was a pretty easy decision for me.”

Text Only
Local Sports
  • 0724 HANNAH HART THROW FOR WEB.jpg Out With A Bang

    Corbin’s Chris and Hannah Hart ended their Redhound softball careers together, but the duo went out with a bang, each representing Corbin on the Kentucky All Star squad in a three-game series against the Tennessee All Stars.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0724 KY EXPRESS TEAM for web.jpg Express finishes fourth in USSSA World Series

    The Kentucky Express participated in the USSSA World Seriers against teams from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and New York.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0721 CORBIN GROUP FOR WEB.jpg What A Run!

    The Corbin Little League All Stars put together an impressive run to the 2014 Little League State Tournament, but all good things must come to an end.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0707 NORTH 11-12s FOR WEB.jpg Fun While It Lasted

    The North Laurel 11-12 year-old All-Stars finished their trip in Central Region play by dropping a 15-0 decision to Missouri’s Webb City Little League.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Knox County put together gutsy run to state

    The Knox County 11-year-old All Stars came in to Monday’s contest with Owensboro Southern knowing that the winner would move on to the semifinals of the state tournament.

    July 23, 2014

  • 0707 NORTH 11-12s FOR WEB.jpg End of the Line

    Recil Jones’ North Laurel 11-12 year-old All-Stars finished their stay in the Central Region Tournament with an 0-3 record after dropping a 9-4 decision to Wisconsin state champion Franklin Little League.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Knox County's state title run comes to an end

    The Knox County 11-year-old All Stars came in to Monday’s contest with Owensboro Southern knowing that the winner would move on to the semifinals of the state tournament.

    July 22, 2014

  • Tripped Up: Tough loss follows Saturday's walk-off win

    By Chris Parsons
    Sports Editor
    BOWLING GREEN — The Corbin Little League All Stars began the 2014 State Tournament with as exciting a finish as any baseball fan could hope for, but struggled on day two, falling to 1-1 after the first two days.

    July 21, 2014

  • 0326 whs tennis.jpg Smashing Win

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Whitley County knocks off B'ville, 7-0

    March 28, 2014

Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
SEC Times-Tribune