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Former Highlands standout Dougherty named MSC Special Teams Player of the Week at Lindsey Wilson

By Don Owen
NKyTribune reporter

Former Highlands High School football standout Jared Dougherty, now the kicker and punter for Lindsey Wilson College, has been named the Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Special Teams Player of the Week.

Dougherty hit all five of his extra points and made his first field goal of the season during Lindsey Wilson’s 44-15 win over Ave Maria (Fla.) on Saturday. He connected on a field goal from 23-yards out and collected eight points on the afternoon.

Jared Dougherty hit all five of his extra points and made his first field goal of the season during Lindsey Wilson’s 44-15 win over Ave Maria. (Photo courtesy of Lindsey Wilson)

As a punter, Dougherty averaged 41.5 yards per punt in his two attempts, including one kick inside the 20-yard line.

Dougherty is third in the MSC in punting average (43.3) and has made 11 extra points in two games. This is his first weekly conference honor this season and fourth of his career.

A year ago, Dougherty converted nine of his 10 field goals, with a long of 48 yards. He was 63-for-72 in extra-point attempts and finished No. 2 on the team in scoring with 90 points. Dougherty earned first-team All-Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division honors for his performance in 2017.

Going into this weekend, Dougherty has accounted for 185 career points and converted 78.9 percent of his field goals. He has also made 89.7 percent of his extra-point attempts.

Lindsey Wilson is 2-0 and ranked No. 4 nationally in the NAIA poll. The Blue Raiders play host to Pikeville this Saturday night.

Contact Don Owen at don@nkytrib.com and follow him on Twitter at @dontribunesport

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