Two local players and two local coaches have been recognized by the Kentucky High School Football Association with top district honors.

Central Hardin High School head coach Tim Mattingly was selected as the Class 6-A, District 2 Coach of the Year, while junior defensive lineman/tight end Adam Hobbs was named the district Player of the Year,.

John Hardin High School senior running back Keyandre Strand was named the Class 4-A, District 3 Player of the Year and Fort Knox High School head coach Wes Arnold was picked as Coach of the Year in Class 1-A, District 2.

Mattingly led the Bruins to an 8-4 record and reached the district title game. Central Hardin owned the only winning record among district teams.

Hobbs was a two-way standout for the Bruins, who finished with 62 tackles, including 10 sacks. He had 46 solo tackles and 19 tackles for loss.

On offense, he had 15 catches for 224 yards and four touchdowns.

Strand led the area in rushing with 1,800 yards on 216 carries and finished the season with 13 touchdowns. He also played defense and had 57 tackles through 11 games as John Hardin finished the year 7-6 and lost in the district title game.

After not having a season in 2020 due to COVID-19, Arnold led the Eagles to a 4-7 record.

Players and coaches will be recognized during the state championship weekend in Lexington Dec. 3-4.

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