All-time best Mayfield Cardinal football player

Created by _OMG_ on Sep 10, 2008

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David Fowler

Mikey Bright

Marcus Moss

Larry Jackson

John Redd

Joe Ford

Tony Brown

William Murrell

Other

MAYBOY

Murray, KY

#62 Feb 22, 2009
THERE WERE THE STARS; Then there were the the others who made a difference and made the team clik. One person who told me himself he was the diffence was Jesse Holder. Coach Mac made sure there was a good line that protected and opened up the hole to make the running backs and the quarterbacks look good. Thank you Coach Mac
Proud of Mayfield

Cunningham, KY

#63 Feb 23, 2009
MAYBOY wrote:
THERE WERE THE STARS; Then there were the the others who made a difference and made the team clik. One person who told me himself he was the diffence was Jesse Holder. Coach Mac made sure there was a good line that protected and opened up the hole to make the running backs and the quarterbacks look good. Thank you Coach Mac
I have heard good things about Jesse Holder.
Capt_JL_ Picard

Collierville, TN

#64 Feb 24, 2009
Proud of Mayfield wrote:
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I have heard good things about Jesse Holder.
Jesse is a good guy and was a great team player. As for other greats, what about the Brown Brothers and all those Mathis boys? Didn't they win several State titles for MHS? Moss was great and fun to watch back in the 70's and he had great coaches like Paul Leayhe (sorry coach), Bob Counts, COACH MAC, and Coach Morris. MHS football has always been a powerhouse no matter if the school was full or falling apart. Some credit needs to go to our old Principal Ralph Colby. I know I left out a bunch but there has been a lot at MHS that helped fill up those trophy cases. It will be a shame the day MHS becomes GCHS East.
reed3124

Pontiac, IL

#65 Feb 25, 2009
What about Trevor Williams and Mckenzie Stanley? They deserve to be on the list. thy were good and died doing something they loved!
GMAN

Lynchburg, VA

#66 Mar 16, 2009
Chester Maternick!! 48
Proud of Mayfield

Cunningham, KY

#67 Mar 18, 2009
Capt_JL_ Picard wrote:
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Jesse is a good guy and was a great team player. As for other greats, what about the Brown Brothers and all those Mathis boys? Didn't they win several State titles for MHS? Moss was great and fun to watch back in the 70's and he had great coaches like Paul Leayhe (sorry coach), Bob Counts, COACH MAC, and Coach Morris. MHS football has always been a powerhouse no matter if the school was full or falling apart. Some credit needs to go to our old Principal Ralph Colby. I know I left out a bunch but there has been a lot at MHS that helped fill up those trophy cases. It will be a shame the day MHS becomes GCHS East.
It would probably actually become South Graves, but it will take a fight for that day to ever come, lol.
Lunsford 23

Benton, KY

#68 Mar 18, 2009
There were many great football players at Mayfield, but Championships, stats, and your character make you one of the greatest. If a player couldn't lead their team to the state championship game (win or lose) they shouldn't even make the list. Unless that player is a Mayfield record holder.
Everyone also needs to realize that Mayfield football is about Cardinal pride and heart. So don't disrespect people who played Mayfield football because it takes a man to step onto that field.(At least it used to)

Since: Mar 09

Mayfield

#69 Mar 19, 2009
If you look at the record books Clif Howard was one of the best if not the best split end / Wide Receiver at Mayfield. I wouldn't say that he was "The Best Player Ever". However, we all know that Mayfield has almost always been a run first school. And who could blame them with all of the talent in the backfields. That being said Clif was very good. He and Trey Barclay had a very close relationship and knew what the other was going to at all times.
John Farris

Cedar Rapids, IA

#70 Mar 24, 2009
Picking the one best football player from Mayfield is a nearly impossible task.....there have been so many over the years-----doesn't matter what decade they played in.

While attending Murray State, I had the good fortune of doing my student teaching at Mayfield Middle School in 1978. Jack Morris was good enough to allow me to work with the football program during that time. Not only was the HS team awesome, both middle school teams ended up being undefeated---no opponent ever came close to defeating them. It's a real difference-maker in the long run when your 7th grade team is as competitive at their level as the HS team was at its level.

As good as the players were......I learned ten years worth of coaching in just one season from watching and listening to everyone on their staff. They were very good at what they did, and enjoyed what they were doing.

Taking Coach Counts' advice to go to Mayfield that year----made me look pretty smart.:)
king

Benton, KY

#71 Mar 24, 2009
zach harris was raw

Since: Mar 09

Mayfield

#72 Mar 24, 2009
I do miss the old disiplinariarian style of coaching of Coach Leahy and Coach Counts. They were very intimidating. I had Coach Leahy in World Civ. You couldn't help but learn becuase if you feel asleep he would throw an eraser at you. Plus, most people spent most of their time in that class trying to figure out what that softball sized growth was on his elbow. WOW that was huge. And what that strange thing on his belly was. Does anyone remember his stories about Murray State and the tornado and the bath tub. Those were great stories.

Since: Nov 08

United States

#73 Mar 31, 2009
Lunsford 23 wrote:
There were many great football players at Mayfield, but Championships, stats, and your character make you one of the greatest. If a player couldn't lead their team to the state championship game (win or lose) they shouldn't even make the list. Unless that player is a Mayfield record holder.
Everyone also needs to realize that Mayfield football is about Cardinal pride and heart. So don't disrespect people who played Mayfield football because it takes a man to step onto that field.(At least it used to)
Amen Buddy! U hit it right on the nose.

Since: Nov 08

United States

#74 Mar 31, 2009
KYIrish wrote:
I do miss the old disiplinariarian style of coaching of Coach Leahy and Coach Counts. They were very intimidating. I had Coach Leahy in World Civ. You couldn't help but learn becuase if you feel asleep he would throw an eraser at you. Plus, most people spent most of their time in that class trying to figure out what that softball sized growth was on his elbow. WOW that was huge. And what that strange thing on his belly was. Does anyone remember his stories about Murray State and the tornado and the bath tub. Those were great stories.
LOL! Remember it like it was yesterday. He was Hilarious!
KC Kid

United States

#75 Jun 6, 2009
rebels 55 wrote:
Has to be David Fowler. All-South Selection in High School and went on to a successful career at then Memphis State University. Played several years in NFL with Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills as well as a stint in the World Football League with the Jacksonville Express.
I agree... Fowler is not getting any respect here.. To my knowledge, isn't he the only one that had a successful NFL career?
fedupmom09

Owensboro, KY

#76 Jun 7, 2009
marcus moss was hands down , pound for pound the greatest mayfield player ever then and now. noone could do the things and fill the stands like him. hell, people wanted his autograph and just to touch his helmet was a big feat. if u really know football stop dreaming about who was the greatest. how many athletes from mhs have ever had their own day on the calendar such as moss? piece
nomorebabiesplea se

Owensboro, KY

#77 Jun 12, 2009
William Murrell wrote:
He was the best that played in mayfield, him and peppi jackson!!!!! he attanded college in eastern kentucky!!!!!! I plan to bee like him when i grow up except for going to jail, and all the other things he's done bad!!!!!! He's a really good uncle though!!!!
KE KE
MURRELL!!!!!!
william murrell...isn't he responsible for the death of spanky jackson? aw yeah i know him, girl he has had his mom, and sisters and brother
Taco Tuesday

Mount Sherman, KY

#78 Jun 12, 2009
Coach Leahy was the best coach Mayfield ever had.

He was as much the head coach as Coach Morris ever was and made ALL of the crucial decisions at crunch time.

Coach Smith probably knew the most about X's and O's but Coach Leahy was the best.

taking nothing away from Coach Jack Morris but LEahy was the man.

Nowadays Mayfield's system is messed up and the glory is pretty much gone.

Joe lets the players act like thugs (wannabes) and there is no discipline so the punks run the team and thats why mayfield will never be as good again.

Fire Joe Morris? hmmmmmm.

if he doesn't straighten up the ship I think it whas to be discussed.
racer fan

Shreveport, LA

#79 Jun 12, 2009
best all time player highschool, if restricted to highschool playtime only, theres no question about it, MOSS; he accelerated like walter payton,
many people dont know this, joe paterno came to mayfield and tried to recruit moss
Yeah Right

Shreveport, LA

#80 Jun 19, 2009
hawgwild wrote:
Chad Haley, Chris Barnes, Jay Burgett
Seeing as how Chad Haley wrote this comment
Young Starks

United States

#81 Jun 19, 2009
Watching wrote:
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There are some players that are successful, but they were going to be successful with or without football, but you can look on the Graves Jail website and many of the Starks are in jail or have been there. That is not a stereotype, that is history. My focus really was on Starks. What does he do for income, does anyone know?
Well I'm a Starks, and I can guarantee you that you won't ever see my name on any jail's inmate list. As a matter of fact, the next list you can catch me on will be the Murray State University graduate list.

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