Monday Morning Quarterback for December 16th

Of course, the big thing over the weekend for NCAA Football was the awarding of the 79th Heisman Trophy.  If you do not know by now, it was Florida State’s Redshirt Freshman Quarterback Jameis Winston that lay claim to the trophy.  It was of the widest margins in the history of the award.


Jameis Wintson, Florida State  2205

AJ McCarron, Alabama  704

Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinios  558

Andre Williams, Boston College  470

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M  421

Tre Mason, Auburn  404

With these results, I have to ask one question.  Why were six players invited to New York with such a landside of a victory for Winston?  Maybe because the other five finalist were so close to each other.

Another thing of note.  Jameis Winston was actually left off 115 ballots during the voting.  Of course, that has to be from the backlash of the whole sexual assault case hanging over Winston’s head over the last month or so.

So here is another question.  If Winston had been charged, would have the results been any different?  We will never know.

The fact is that on the field, Winston had the best season of anyone as he lead Florida State to an undefeated record, an AAC Championship, a number one ranking and a spot in the National Championship game against Auburn in January.

Congrats to Jameis Winston on his award.

Have a great week!!!

2014 Tri-County / 25E Football Awards


On the December 5th edition of the show we announced our 2014 Tri-County / 25E football awards! Below is the list of award winners. Congratulations to all the teams and players in the area on their accomplishments this year! To listen to the show click the link below or you can always listen through the archives.

 Player of the Year – Honorable Mention

Pineville: Connor Ford, RB

Lead the mountain lions to their first home playoff game victory in the Bart Elam era with 1,100+ yards rushing for 15 rushing TDs and 4 receiving TDs.

Bell County: Justin Green, LB

The only defensive player up for POY. He led the team with over 100 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 1 fumble recovery for a touchdown.

Middlesboro: Ryan Pittman, RB

1,300+ yards, 115 per game and a score per game, 12 TDs on the year.

Knox Central: Matthew Barger, QB

The panther playmaker had 6 touchdowns rushing , 3 touchdowns receiving, 5 touchdowns passing, and 2 other touchdowns on special teams  with over 1,000 all purpose yards.

Lynn Camp: Aaron Mills, QB

Exploded against Jellico TN for 2 TD passes, 1 TD run, 1 TD reception, kicked an extra point and scored a 2 point conversion.

South Laurel: Jonathon Jenkins, QB

1st year starting QB, leading the team to 3 victories in year 1 of Matt Rhymer’s tenure.

Williamsburg: Dalton Sizemore, QB

31 passing touchdowns, 12 rushing touchdowns, leading the jackets to the state title game.

Corbin: Jake Coppock, RB

The redhounds needed a leader to emerge on offense this season and Coppock was that person. He slowly emerged as the man who got most of the carries in the redhound running game. Scored a pair of touchdowns in Corbin’s 1st round playoff victory over Henry County.

Whitley County: Austin Ysidro, RB

Switched from QB to RB and was thrown into the # 1 running back spot early one when teammate Zac Mills was injured.


Player of the Year

North Laurel: Gabe Blair, RB

He now stands as North Laurel’s all time leading rusher. This season alone he had 1,670 yards rushing with 21 touchdowns. He carried this team to a tie for school record wins with 8 and led the Jaguars back to the playoffs for the 2nd straight season. He did all of this in Class 5A football as well!


 Other Awards…..

QB of the Year: Dalton Sizemore, Williamsburg

RB of the Year: Ryan Pittman, Middlesboro

WR of the Year: Corey Shelton & Skylar Griffith, Williamsburg

O-Line of the Year: Williamsburg

Defense of the Year: Corbin

Coach of the Year: Jerry Herron, Williamsburg

Game of the Year: Corbin v. Bell County

Highlight of the Year: Middlesboro upsets Bell County on log mountain!


The latest episode of the Steve Black Show (12/12/13).

We had a great interview with the Offensive Coordinator of the University of the Cumberlands Coach Edgar Weiser as the Patriots prepare for their National Championship Game with Grand View of Iowa next Saturday in Rome, Georgia.

We spoke with Dustin Adams who works in Student Life at the University of Kentucky on how sports plays a part in campus life.

We also spoke with Terry Jo Martin who is part of the Corbin Rehound Varsity Club who sponsors the long running Cumberland Falls Invitational Basketball Tournament each year in Corbin, Kentucky.

Here is your chance to listen to these great interviews and more of the show.


Popular Sports Internet Radio with The Steve Black Show on BlogTalkRadio

On Tonight’s Show……Dec. 12, 2013


Corbin Hounds


As high school football ends we turn our attention to basketball. From the Redhound Varisty Club, Terry Joe Martin, talks to us about the Cumberland Falls Invitational Tournament.


How do you get your football fix year round? CEO of CoachXO.Com, Shane Sams tells us all about his podcasts, forums, and products!


Of course we will talk UK sports too. Joining the conversation will be UK assistant student life director, Dustin Adams.

#HomeTilRome? Now it is #WinInRome.

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The University of the Cumberlands Patriots Football Team punched their ticket in the NAIA Championship Game with a tough 34-27 overtime victory of Carroll College of Montana last Saturday afternoon in Williamsburg, Kentucky.

The Patriots will attempt to complete their historic season as they travel to Rome, Georgia for the National Championship Game on December 21st, as they take on the only other undefeated team in NAIA, Grand View of Iowa.  Grand View defeated Morningside (Iowa) 35-0 in the other semi-final contest.

Congrats to Coach John Bland and the Patriots on their date with history on December 21st. in Rome.  #WinInRome!!!!

Monday Morning Quarterback for December 9th

The 2013 KHSAA High School Football Championships are in the books.  Here are the results.


Class A Final


Mayfield wins its second championship in a row with an impressive win over Williamsburg 42-0.  It was 35-0 Mayfield after one quarter and the Cardinals coasted from there for the victory.  This ended the magical ride for the Yellow Jackets of Williamsburg.  We would like to congratulate Coach Jerry Herron and the Jackets on a great season of their own.

Class 2A Final


In a mild surprise, Louisville DeSales prevents Newport Central Catholic from repeating as State Champs with a 34-26 victory.

Class 3A Final


In an defensive struggle, a third quarter field goal was all that Belfry needed to take the championship over Wayne County 3-0.  It was the first loss for Wayne County in their best season in school history.

Class 4A Final


In the best finish of any of the championship games, Collins wins their 1st state title with a touchdown pass with 7 seconds remaining to prevent Highlands from a 23rd state title 37-24.

Class 5A Final


Down 14-0 after one quarter, Bowling Green scores 49 unanswered points to claim their 3rd state title in a row by defeating Pulaski County 49-14.  The win gives the Purples their 44th straight victory.  That ranks in the top 8 current winning streaks in the Nation.  This ended Pulaski County’s bid for a perfect season of their own.

Class 6A Final

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In a tough contest, Scott County outlasts Meade County 21-14 for Scott County’s first state title since 1975.

DeSales and Collins claim their 1st state title for their football programs.

Congrats to each of the 6 KHSAA Class Football Champions.  Well deserved!!

Well that concludes another great football season for Kentucky state football.  We cannot wait to see what 2014 has to offer.

Have a great week!!

Steve Black Show’s latest episode (12-5-13)

For those who follow local sports in the Tri-County and 25E areas of Southeastern Kentucky, We had our show’s end of year football awards during this latest episode.  This includes Player of the Year, Coach of the year, Game of the year, Moment of the year and others awards.  You can check out all of our award winners by clicking here.

Discover Sports Internet Radio with The Steve Black Show on BlogTalkRadio

On Tonight’s Show….Dec. 5, 2013

It all comes down to this……

championship football trophy

The KHSAA Football Championships begin tomorrow morning with 1A kicking off at 11am. That match up features the # 1 team from the Tri-County/25E area, the Williamsburg Yellowjackets taking on the defending champions, the Mayfield Cardinals! Williamsburg football head coach Jerry Herron and Athletic Director Gary Peters return to discuss the magical journey to play on the carpet!


Also, Joe Brunk of PurplesNation.Com, returns to discuss the Bowling Green Purples 5A title match up against Pulaski County Maroons. Which color wins??????


Finally, from FOX Sports’ SouthernGameday.Com, sports writer Ashley Gulick joins us for a special interview as we talk about the BCS, Heisman Trophy, UK football, and much more!

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The Best College Football Entrance

Coming onto the football field is supposed to energetic and electrifying to the crowd. Recently, I addressed the Most Overrated College Football entrance and right now I want to turn the table to talk about the best college entrances. Some of the good ones include: The Miami Hurricanes coming onto the field through their signature white smoke, Colorado being led by a Buffalo, and the Tennessee Volunteers running through the letter “T” which is formed by the marching band. These are all good, creative, and unique. However, when talking about the best it really comes down to two programs for best entrance: Clemson and Florida State.

First, the Clemson Tigers ride by bus around the stadium to the entry point. A cannon is fired and the players and coaches touch Howard’s rock. This rock traveled from Death Valley, California, to Death Valley, South Carolina and was not originally intended to be anything special. Players then run down a hill as fans are crowded nearby on both sides. The proximity of the fans to the players and coaches is really what this so special. Finally, the fans cheer loudly the spelling of Clemson, C L E M S O N!

Next, the Florida State Seminoles have a fan base with a nickname known as the tribe. Before every game the crowd begins a war chant with the tomahawk chop arm signal and Seminole Osceola takes the field on his horse Renegade with a flaming spear in hand. After the football team takes the field and the coin toss has been decided the flaming spear is thrust into the ground at midfield.

There are cases to be made for both but to be decisive my vote is for the Florida State Seminoles!!

Monday Morning Quarterback for December 2nd

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Quarterback.

More History in Williamsburg.

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After capturing the school’s first football regional championship, Williamsburg High School continued it’s historic run with a dominating 34-7 victory over Raceland to claim a spot in the Russell Athletic Gridiron Bowl Championship Game in Bowling Green.  The Yellow Jackets will attempt to cap off their title run as they take one defending Champion Mayfield.  The game will take place this Friday (Dec. 6th).  Game time is 12 Noon Eastern.  A Big Steve Black Show “Shout Out” and “Best of Luck” to Coach Jerry Herron and the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets!!  Coach Jerry Herron and Athletic Director Gary Peters will both be on this week’s Steve Black Show LIVE (Thursday at 7pm EST).

More History in Williamsburg II.

cumberlands brass lantern

Speaking of a historic season, The University of the Cumberlands continued their march to Rome, Georiga with a 28-14 NAIA Second Round win over Saint Francis University.  The Patriots are now 12-0 on the season.  Another Big Steve Black Show “Shout Out” to Coach John Bland and the University of the Cumberlands Patriots as they are one more victory away from a spot in the NAIA National Championship Game.  The Patriots will play host in the NAIA Semi-Final Round game this Saturday (Dec. 7).  They will take on Carroll (Mont.).  Game time is at 12 noon. #HomeTilRome!!

Could Williamsburg, Kentucky, become the next “Title Town”?  Only time will tell.

So there you have it. Another history filled weekend!!

Here’s to more history for this week!!!!!