The Cougars football team shared a great deal of success this season under new head coach Dain Gregory. A big reason for that is the success of two of their senior leaders in Aaron Johnson and Brice Moore. The senior leadership and the success on and off the field has paid off as both Johnson and Moore have signed a letter of intent to play college football at Campbellsville University.
“I think the big thing you got to look at here is that this gives them a chance to use athletics to further their education,” LCHS head coach Dain Gregory said. “These are two members of the senior class that I know the coaching staff and myself have been so excited to had, they couldn’t have been a better group to lay the groundwork for this program for what we’re trying to accomplish here.”
Wendy high school Heisman finalist Johnson helped pave the way for the Cougars ground game this past season and will hope to do the same next season as a Tiger.
“It was just a good opportunity, I got a really good scholarship and I think it was the best place for me to go,” newly signed Tiger Aaron Johnson said. “I know it’ll be really hard, but I’m going to try my hardest to do my best.”
Brice Moore played on both sides of the ball last season as a tight end and a pass rushing line backer. He will stay just on the defensive side of the game next season as a Tiger. Moore will join his long time team mate and friend on the grid iron in college.
“I feel like we both kind of decided under the table and it just worked out that way,” Brice Moore said at the press conference. “It really came down to Hanover and Campbellsville and I really liked the atmosphere at Campbellsville.”
Johnson actually had a signing last week as he also signed up to represent the Tigers on the track as well as football.
“It’s definitely a great token of appreciation that a university such as Campbellsville saw them as something that they felt like they could help progress their own program as well,” coach Gregory said.
“I really liked the campus and then coach Howard was a big part of the decision,” Johnson said.
Johnson and Moore will be Tigers in their college careers but they will bring the qualities that made them great as Cougars to their college careers. Both encourage their fans, friends and family to come out to Campbellsville next season to help cheer them on.