By: Bob Redd
Publisher: J.T. Powell
Pikeville (Ky.) High School’s Seth Pugh wants redemption in 2019.
“For my team I want to win the state championship next year,” Pugh said.
Pugh and the Panthers were Kentucky state runners-up in 2018, falling in the state championship game by one point. Additionally, he would like to have a season that would enable him to go beyond his senior year and play at the next level.
“I want to play college football,” Pugh said. “I do want to play college football, somewhere.”
A team player, Pugh at 6’2” 185 pounds plays wideout, corner and punts. He is receiving looks from schools as a receiver. To him it’s not about the stats.
“I had some interceptions, I had some touchdowns, I really didn’t keep track of my stats. I felt like my season was pretty successful. I felt like I helped on both sides of the ball,” Pugh said.
He recently received his first offer from Morehead State University and recently went on a visit to Eastern Kentucky. He doesn’t have any visits planned but does plan to attend the Morehead State spring game and go to the Appalachia Prep Combine, along with camps at EKU, Morehead State, Kentucky and possibly Marshall.
He draws his inspiration and drive on the field from his family.
“I really enjoy the game a lot. I come from a family that has been pretty successful locally, football wise,” Pugh said. “I have two older brothers that were both very successful football players in high school and my dad was also.”
Moving to another level he likes a certain NFL quarterback.
“My favorite player is Tom Brady just because he is a big competitor. He always seems to find a way to win,” Pugh said.
During the off-season Pugh lifts on a nearly daily basis and is on the PHS track team running the 100 and 200 meters along 4x100 relay and does the high jump. In the classroom he carries a 4.0 GPA and recently got a 31 on the ACT.
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