Warren Central athlete a standout

Warren Central had one of the more dominant seasons on the defensive side of the ball in the state this year. But offensively, they have one of the most explosive prospects in the state in Cortez Barber.

Warren Central had one of the more dominant seasons on the defensive side of the ball in the state this year. But offensively, they have one of the most explosive prospects in the state in Cortez Barber.

Warren Central reached the regional finals this season with a 10-3 record this year. A large part of that success came on the shoulders of 5-foot-11, 175-pound Cortez Barber. On the year, Barber rushed 109 times for 916 yards and 10 touchdowns. Barber also caught 15 passes for 172 yards and three touchdowns.

Barber also helped out on a defense that held opponents under 10 points per game and under 160 yards per game of total offense. Barber picked up 52 tackles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery on the year.

"It was a great season," said Barber. "We played our hearts out," he said.

Barber is the kind of athlete who could play on either side of the ball at the next level and schools like Campbellsville, Tennessee-Martin, Tennessee State, Murray State and Eastern Kentucky are all showing interest. Campbellsville has already tendered an offer to the senior. But he's not ready to accept anything yet.

"I'm clueless about when I want to make my decision," he said.

In the meantime, Barber will continue to work on his game, including his strengths and weaknesses.

"My speed and vision are my strengths," he said. "I want to improve my overall strength," he finished.


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