Darren Doyle, story and photos
The 1996 Edmonson County Wildcat Football Regional Champions were recognized Friday night, October 14, 2016 as team members, cheerleaders, and coaches from the former team took the field during halftime ceremonies of the Edmonson-LaRue County football game.
Former Coach Rick Wood was presented a plaque as he was honored as the newest member of the Wildcat Wall of Fame. Edmonson County was Wood's first head coaching job when he took over in 1993. He served as head coach for 6 years, leading the '96 team to the regional title. The Wildcats had a 46-24 record under Wood.
Wood left Edmonson County to return to Warren Central in 1999, the first high school where he helped coach. He led the Dragons to a regional title in 2003, just before coming back to Edmonson County in 2004 to serve as Athletic Director through 2009. He left Edmonson County again to accept the head coaching job at Glasgow where he remained until his retirement in 2014. He led the Scotties to a state runner-up finish in 2011. He was inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame earlier in June of this year. He amassed a 142-63 record (.692) over his head coaching career.
Members of the 2016 Edmonson County Football League, coaches, and cheerleaders were also recognized during halftime. Over four dozen participants of the league were present for the recognition.