By STEVE CORNELIUS, CJ Sports Editor
For Somerset High School senior Tevin Slaughter, the accolades keep on coming.
On Thursday, Slaughter was named to the Associated Press Kentucky High School Football first team. Slaughter was named to the statewide elite team as a defensive lineman.
Slaughter, 6’1” and 240 lbs, notched 150 tackles this year, which included nine quarterback sacks. Slaughter anchored a Somerset Briar Jumper defense that was considered one of the best in the Class AA state.
Slaughter and his Jumper defense allowed only 12 points per game during the season and allowed only 83 yards of rushing per game.
Slaughter was named the Commonwealth Journal/Clear Channel Defensive Player of the Year.
Also, Slaughter was selected to play in the Best of the Bluegrass All-Star Bowl and the Kentucky-Tennessee Border Bowl.
Two other local football standouts — Tyler Goins and Tyson Williams – were named as to the Associated Press Honorable Mention list.
Pulaski County High School senior Tyler Goins was named as the Commonwealth Journal/Clear Channel Football Player of the Year. As a running back, Goins rushed for 1,263 yards on 108 attempts, to go along with 15 touchdowns.
Goins also led PC in receiving with 60 receptions for 583 yards and 7 TD’s, leading the Maroons in scoring with 140 points on the year.
Somerset senior linebacker Tyson Williams tallied 115 tackles on the season, with one quarterback sack, three interceptions, and five fumble recoveries.
Williams, an All-County selection, was also named the Best of the Bluegrass Bowl and the Kentucky-Tennessee Border Bowl.
Here is the complete list of the Associated Press 2012 Kentucky All-State Teams:
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
QB — Donovan McCoy, Highlands
RB — Dalyn Dawkins, Trinity
RB — Jeffrey Canady, Knox Central
WR — James Quick, Trinity
WR — Ryan Timmons, Franklin County
WR — Nacarius Fant, Bowling Green
OL — Hunter Bivin, Apollo
OL — Joey Bloomfield, Ballard
OL — Mitch Dee, Highlands
OL — Chris Doss, John Hardin
OL — Andrew Carlisle, Owensboro Catholic
K — Damir Karapandzic, Danville
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DL — Jason Hatcher, Trinity
DL — Jabari Jordan, Trinity
DL — Seth Hope, Highlands
DL — Jacob Hyde, Clay County
DL — Tevin Slaughter, Somerset
LB — Lincoln Quick, Bowling Green
LB — Jonathan Jackson, Mayfield
LB — Domonick Brown, John Hardin
LB — Deonte Clyburn, St. Xavier
DB — Ryan White, Trinity
DB — Dennis Oxendine, Tates Creek
DB — Allen Gonsalves, Bowling Green
DB — Richard Trent, Breathitt County
DB — Shane Fields, Eastern
P — Jeffrey Canady, Knox Central
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
QB — Kyle Bolin, Lexington Catholic
QB — Travis Wright, Trinity
RB — Jonathan Jackson, Mayfield
RB — Kentayvus Hopkins, Bourbon County
RB — Jake Middleton, Bell County
RB — Chris Brewer, Fairview
RB — A.J. Collins, Cooper
RB — Charles Walker, St. Xavier
RB — Nick Britt, Russell County
WR — Scott Daniel, Scott County
WR — Jordan Olinger, Hazard
WR — Tez Sivils, Caldwell County
WR — Aaron Jackson, Frankfort
OL — Jonathan Burnett, Bell County
OL — Cody Chaffin, South Warren
OL — Zach Taylor, Belfry
OL — Matt Boston, Glasgow
OL — Derick Jude, Belfry
OL — Hunter Harris, Graves County
OL — Alex Hogan, Meade County
OL — Chandler McPherson, Monroe County
K — Jacob Tompkins, Mason County
K — Houston Ray, Owensboro Catholic
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DL — Cole Webster, Caldwell County
DL — Derik Overstreet, Paducah Tilghman
DL — Eli Wilson, Graves County
DL — Matt Elam, John Hardin
DL — D.J. Warwick, Bell County
LB — Max Nussbaum, Beechwood
LB — Matt Jewell, Corbin
LB — Donald Styles, Central
LB — Jalen Fleming, John Hardin
DB — Treyvon Long, Haran County
DB — Dylan Hayes, Newport Central Cath.
DB — Darrius Spivey-Nunn, Paducah Tilghman
DB — Cade O'Bryan, Ashland
DB — Kentayvus Hopkins, Bourbon County
DB — Matthew Barger, Knox Central
P — Hans Mikelsoo, Fleming County
QB: Jake Guhy, Mayfield; Chad Wilson, Monroe County; Spencer Sumpter, PRP; Dalton Sizemore, Williamsburg; Devin Hayes, Bowling Green; Tyler Greer, Calloway County; Drew Barker, Conner; Zyaire Hughes, Lone Oak; Patrick Anderson, John Hardin; Ty Saragas, Harlan; Peyton Puckett, Graves County; Logan Woodside, Franklin County; Blake Bir, Covington Catholic; Tyler Morris, Cooper.
RB: Damien Harris, Madison Southern; Zach Katzman, Graves County; Keileen Chappell, Henderson Co.; Wade Holtsclaw, John Hardin; Dylan Byrd, DeSales; Quentel Bradley, Glasgow; D'juan Sherrill, Lone Oak; Jonathan Polly, Bell County; Dennis Oxendine, Tates Creek; Tyler Goins, Pulaski County; Michael Nelson, North Laurel; Dylan Hayes, Newport Central Cath.; Jaylen Boyd, Caldwell County; Max Nussbaum, Beechwood.
WR: Tyler Starkey, Graves County; Jordan Brown, Mayfield; Taywan Taylor, PRP; Corey Shelton, Williamsburg; Skyler Griffith, Williamsburg; Tre Harrison, Eastern; Cameron Fogle, Conner; Treyvon Long, Harlan County.
OL: Eli Wilson, Graves County; Anthony Roark, Fairview; John Shepherd, Knox Central; Jason Smith, Lone Oak; Johnny Hopkins, North Hardin; Jacob Jeffers, Williamsburg; Cole Mosier, Walton-Verona; Tyler Prater, Middlesboro; Ian Gilson, Glasgow; Dylan Hale, Monroe County; Heath Burnett, Fleming County.
Kicker/Punter: Nick Gregory, Henderson Co.; Keaton Kennedy, North Laurel.
DL: Logan Cart, Owensboro Catholic; Kyle Downing, Mayfield; Darius Catlett, Murray; Khalil Frame, Fulton City; Tony Messer, Belfry; Armani Wardlaw, Knox Central; Anthony Roark, Fairview; Cole Mosier, Walton-Verona.
LB: Jeffrey Canady, Knox Central; Dustin Vessel, Graves Count; Carson Whitehead, Harlan County; Tyson Williams, Somerset; Andrew Douglas, Pineville; Jared Bowling, Simon Kenton; Cade Wilke, Henderson Co.; Austin Yancey, Graves County; Aaron Reed, Caverna; Josh Durham, Barren County; Maddison Ghormley, Belfry; Dondre Jackson, Mayfield; Hayden Canady, Knox Central; Eli Brown, Warren East; Dagan Shelton, Wayne County; Boston Bryant, Whitley County; Garrett Ray, John Hardin.
DB: Jordan Brown, Mayfield; Zach Katzman, Graves County; Sani Warren, Belfry; Skyler Griffith, Williamsburg; Rondell Green, Warren Central; Chase Sevic, Mayfield; Corey Shelton, Williamsburg; A.J. Collins, Cooper; Devon Turner, Fairview; Maverick Burnett, Fleming County; Tyler Starkey, Graves County; Jonathan Scruggs, Holmes; Logan Bell, Metcalfe County; Brooks Murphy, Monroe County.