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Ex-Bell County High School Standout Ben Madon Chosen First Team All-OVC; Nine Colonels Pick Up Leagu


BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Nine Eastern Kentucky University football players,including one from Bell County, earned postseason Ohio Valley Conference honors, the league announced Tuesday, Nov. 24 from its Brentwood, Tennessee headquarters.

Tight end Ben Madon (pictured), offensive tackle Brett Eyckmans, defensive lineman Noah Spence, kicker Lucas Williams and punter Keith Wrzuszczak were named first team All-OVC. Spence was also chosen as the OVC Co-Defensive Player of the Year.


Defensive lineman Bryce Krebs and linebackers Chris Kelly and Marquise Piton garnered second team All-OVC honors.

Running back Ethan Thomas and Spence were two of 13 players from across the conference named to the OVC All-Newcomer Team.

Madon earned first team honors over four other nominees. The senior from Pineville, Ky., finished the season with 34 catches for 456 yards. He caught three touchdown passes and averaged 13.4 yards per reception. Against Southeast Missouri on Oct. 17, Madon caught six passes for 117 yards. He had touchdown catches in two of Eastern’s final three games.

At Bell County High School, Madon played as a QB, safety, punter and kicker, and earned first team all-state honors.

His uncle, Biff Madon, was an All-American linebacker and 1976 OVC Defensive Player of the Year at Western Kentucky.

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