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Corbett is clutch

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By Jesse Osbourne

A recent Marion County High School grad is making his name in Columbia.

Mark Corbett, a member of last year's graduating class, is not only starting as a kicker for Lindsey Wilson, he's winning games and awards too.

Corbett was an exceptional kicker for Marion County for at least two seasons before he left for Lindsey Wilson.

He's now been named the NAIA National Player of the Week for two consecutive weeks.

According to Lindsey Wilson's website, Corbett was most recently chosen for the special teams award after hitting three field goals, including a 35-yard game winner, against West Virginia Tech. He was three for four on the day, hitting from 35, 39 and 43 yards out.

The week prior to that, Corbett hit a game winner in double overtime against Kentucky Christian University.

Lindsey Wilson is 4-6 on the year. Corbett is six for 10 this season with one kick blocked. His longest made field goal is from 43 yards. His longest attempted field goal is from 54 yards. He's 30 for 30 on point after touchdowns.

Other locals did fared well in their college debut this season. Evan Childers and Josh Reed both saw playing time at Spalding University in men's soccer.

Spalding doesn't have stats available online but I know that Childers actually started and scored some goals this season. I don't have any information on Reed but I know both did well this season.

Bryson Bell is still on the football roster at Campbellsville University but was a redshirt this year and will make his debut next season. The same goes for Lindsey Wilson's Valis Mudd.

Shelby Howard went on to play volleyball at St. Catharine College in Springfield. Her mother told me that Howard loved it. St. Catharine began Mid-South Conference tournament play on November 6.

Tommy Carrico enjoyed a good freshman campaign at Morehead State University. He finished the year with a low round of 74 and an average of 77. His win loss record was a little low but he was able to gain a lot of experience.

I'm sure I'm leaving someone out from the Class of 2010. It was an exceptional class that could have produced even more scholarship athletes had some students decided to go that route.

After looking back through record books, it's obvious that last year was one of those classes that come around every so often.

With the talent on hand at MCHS now, it would be no surprise to see another one of those classes soon.