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Jackets and Lady Jackets Earn Postseason Awards

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 12:34 pm








The Grundy County Yellow Jackets finished in a tie for second place during the regular season in District 7 AA. For their effort, the Jackets placed three players on the All District 7 AA team. Senior forward Cullen Anderson, senior guard Tyler Patrick, and junior wingman Eli Tipton represented the Jackets who were 10 deep in every game and went 16 – 8.
The Lady Jackets finished third during the regular season, but only placed one player on the All District 7 AA team. Junior post Kiera Hobbs represented the Lady Jackets on the team.
During the District 7 AA tournament, the Lady Jackets finished fourth and Hobbs made the all-tournament team. Hobbs led the Lady Jackets in scoring for the tournament scoring 12 points in the semi – finals against Bledsoe County and 16 points against Sequatchie County in the consolation game.
The Jackets placed three players on the all-tournament team in the boys’ division. The runner – up Jackets landed Anderson, sophomore post Thaddaeus Blackburn, and sophomore point guard Jordan Hackworth on the all-tournament team. Anderson scored 12 points in the semis against Bledsoe County and 14 against Cumberland County in the championship game. He also made his 10th dunk of the season, arguably the most ever in a season by a Yellow Jacket player. Blackburn scored 13 and four points, respectively. Hackworth went scoreless in the semis, but garnered nine points in the finals.