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Cougar Buddies Return to Mentor Shepherdsville Elementary School Students

Cougar Buddies at Shepherdsville Elementary School

Inspired by a successful first season, high school students from Bullitt Central’s football team are back to mentor Shepherdsville Elementary School students.

For nine Thursdays before a Friday home game, 45 SES Stingrays wait anxiously for their arrival. Their eyes peer through the cafeteria glass seeking the first maroon and grey uniform.

Smiles draw across faces as, at first a few, then more and more, until the entire team is present with Head Coach Matt Keuhn and his assistants.

The moment football players enter the school, the Stingrays become COUGAR BUDDIES. Each player is paired with a young man or lady (there are two females on this year’s varsity team).

SES Family Resource Center Coordinator and Cougar Buddies Sponsor Traci Gould said many of the football players are the same as last year although a few are new.

“All of the little buddies are new to the program,” she confirmed as several moved on to middle school.

Each week features a new activity. The first week was about introducing the high school football player to his new Cougar Buddy. Week two welcomed Shepherdsville Mayor Curtis Hockenbury with a motivational talk. He gave Coach Kuehn and several others the Key to the City.

Gould said the remaining sessions will focus on additional presenters along with the importance of community, a service project, math, literacy, STEM, etc.

Cougar Buddies are also allowed to attend all Bullitt Central varsity home football games for free.

Below are four columns. 2017 BCHS football players are listed first in each column followed by their SES Cougar Buddy. The jersey number is shared by both students.

     BCHS Student       SES Cougar Buddy    BCHS Student            SES Cougar Buddy

     Brendan Wilkins       Warren Coogle (2)       Tommie Durbin           Tanner Schmidt (3)

     Ayden Berry            Lucas Schank (4)         Cody Taylor                 Zac Clark (5)

     Joshua Clay             Drew Marcum  (6)        Grace Rogers               Shaelin Warner (7)

     Robert Douglas        Ashton Collins (8)         Kurtis Jackson              Isaiah Miller (10)

     Hunter Waddle        Logan Baggett  (11)       Barrett Waite                Dillian Rinker (13)

     Mason Boggs           Josh Probus (16)          Kenny Huff                   Chris Heck (17)

     Dylan Johnson          Daylin Huff (18)            Robert Pronovost         Jacob Robertson (19)

     Quentin Burns          Jacob Dillman (20)       Patrick Patton               Robbie Ice (21)

     Colton Brooks         Wyatt Hall (24)               Ben Street                    Cody Sanders (25)

     Evan Moore          James Jones (29)          Grayson Simms            Brenden Burkhead (30)

     Elijah Voss               Patrick Hall (32)           Dylan Fields                 Trenton Davis (35)

     Nathan Lawrence     Dakota Strong (36)      Wesley Hodge              Zach Walker (44)

     Adam Moore           Isaiah Thurman (45)      Brett Rogers                 Dustin Weber (46)

     Dylan Cornell           Shawn Duckwall (50)   Trever Johnson            Chris Sturgeon (51)

     Dominic Norman      John Seay (53)             William Collins             Colton Crigler (55)

     Trentin Bewley         Hunter Whitlock (74)    Charles Brady              Jonathan Vicaro (59)

     Gabe Umbreit          Blake Rigney (62)         Jonah Risner                 Laren Ocasio (64)

     Caleb Hughes          Alex Barnhard (65)       Owen Schnieder           Nick Perez (66)

     Alexius Rinker          Emilee Keating (67)      Carson Solus                Christian Boman (70)

     Ryan Shelton            Alex Perez (71)            Jacob Selch                  Austin Rhodes (73)

     Dakota Dye             Curtis Yankey (75)       Zander Rhodes              Alex Shickert (79)

     Anthony Crabtree    Ashton Adams  (95)     Logan Olsson               Alex Oleynik (  99)

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