Wildcats senior defensive lineman D’Idrec Dugan has been named to the Associated Press Sports Editors All-State Football Team as an Honorable Mention selection. Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens said it was a great honor adding any time one is recognized by those guys it is a big deal.
Coach Owens said he was proud of Dugan and what he has done for the Wildcats. Coach Owens called Dugan a tremendous player, a great leader with a work ethic second to none. Coach Owens said when one of the team’s best players is also one of the hardest workers, it makes a coach’s job easier. Coach Owens said Dugan was like a coach on the field. He said the Wildcats leaned on Dugan, especially the last two years, to make adjustments up front for the Wildcats. Coach Owens said Dugan had tremendous football savvy and an understanding of what was taking place on the field. The versatile Dugan was used in a variety of ways besides on defense including offensive blocking back and on lots of special teams.
Coach Owens said some colleges are looking at Dugan. Dugan will also be on the powerlifting team and on the track team this spring. Dugan was also chosen as a first team All-District player by the district’s coaches and he earned Honorable Mention on the district’s All-Academic Team. In eleven games this season, Dugan had 65 tackles and assists, plus 8 sacks, 9 quarterback hurries and 2 caused fumbles.