Macshara headed to Morehead State

After a senior season that saw him win a state title and individually account for over 3500 yards, Boyle County's Rees MacShara will take his game to the next level.

After a senior season that saw him win a state title and individually account for over 3500 yards, Boyle County's Rees MacShara will take his game to the next level.

While not necessarily possessing elite size and speed, Boyle County (Ky.) running back Rees MacShara put up elite numbers as a senior for his 15-0 squad. MacShara ran for 3073 yards and 43 touchdowns this season, averaging 11.4 yards per carry. He also caught 22 passes for 452 yards and five touchdowns.

"I think I'm pretty good at finding the holes my linemen make," said MacShara. "I'm really quick. I'm fast, but I'm really quick side-to-side," he continued.

Still MacShara would like to add strength to his 180 pound frame to help him become a better player. "I'd like to get faster and stronger. I need to work on my pass blocking," he said.

Last season Boyle County went undefeated, winning the 4-A championship. For MacShara, it capped off a successful career. "I consider it a success. I had a really good offensive line this year. I put up big numbers and we won a state championship," he said.

When asked what he considers his biggest accomplishment as a high schooler, It was pretty obvious for Rees. "Probably winning the state championship this year," he continued.

The next step for MacShara is to get ready to play his college ball for Morehead State. "Eastern Kentucky talked with me for a while. Murray State was talking like they were going to give me (a scholarship), but they never did," MacShara said. "I just felt like if nobody was going to give me any (scholarship) money, I could go to Morehead," he continued.

Morehead football is non-scholarship, but MacShara thought it was the right place for him. "I like the environment and the staff," he said. "They made me feel like they care about me and they care about me graduating. They have a 97 percent graduation rate. And the town feels like Danville," he finished.


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