Spencer Blackburn of Trinity (Louisville) named Super 25 Top Star

Spencer Blackburn of Trinity (Louisville) named Super 25 Top Star

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Spencer Blackburn of Trinity (Louisville) named Super 25 Top Star


QB Spencer Blackburn hands off the ball to RB Jovan Smith during theTrinity football game against Lafayette in Lexington, KY on Friday, September 3, 2016. Mike Weaver/Special to the CJ

QB Spencer Blackburn from Trinity (Louisville) was named the Super 25 Top Star (Photo: Mike Weaver, Courier Journal)

Spencer Blackburn from No. 18 Trinity (Louisville) has been voted the Super 25 Top Star for games during the weekend of Sept. 30-Oct. 1 by readers of USA TODAY High School Sports.

Blackburn ran for 115 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries and completed 15 of 21 passes for 101 yards and two scores in a 35-13 victory against rival St. Xavier in front of an estimated 18,000 fans at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

“He’s the best athlete we’ve had at that position,” Trinity coach Bob Beatty said. “He still has a lot of room to improve as a quarterback, but he’s a tremendous athlete. It’s our job as coaches to use that athletic ability.”

Trinity is 7-0 for the first time since 2012 and faces Eastern (Louisville) on Friday.

Blackburn is the fifth Super 25 Top Star of the season. Weekly voting did not begin until all states were in action. The weekly winners will be part of voting for Super 25 Top Star of the Season after state championships are decided nationwide.


Sept. 2-3: Stokes Nihipali-Botelho, Kahuku (Hawaii)

Sept. 9-10: Noah Ellison, Trinity (Louisville)

Sept. 15-17: Kenyon Oblad, Henderson (Liberty, Nev.)

Sept. 23-24: Marlon Williams, McGill-Toolen (Mobile, Ala.)

Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Spencer Blackburn, Trinity (Louisville)

Contributing: Courier Journal


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