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Four Knights get all-state nod honors

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By Jesse Osbourne

Major media outlets in Kentucky are taking notice of the 2009 Knights football squad.

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Four members of the 2009 Marion County High School football team were named to The Louisville Courier Journal's 86th annual All-State football team that was released in the Dec. 27 edition.

Seniors Dustin Crane, Dylan Peterson, Bryson Bell and Wes Stayton all received all-state honorable mention from the newspaper. Crane and Stayton earned the honor as offensive lineman. Bell was honored as a defensive back and Peterson was honored for his work as a linebacker.

Two players the Knights faced this season made first team all-state. Bell County linebacker John Dudley Hilton and Lone Oak linebacker Chayton Thacker were given first team nods by The Courier-Journal.

Another interesting note was that no player from Louisville powerhouse St. Xavier or Trinity High School made the newspaper's first team since 1971.