Fort Campbell quarterback Antonio
Andrews did it all during his career with the Falcons.
Well, everything except lose.
The senior signal-caller went unbeaten during his varsity career
at Fort Campbell, using his dynamic playmaking ability to lead the
Falcons to consecutive undefeated seasons and two straight state
He may have saved his best for last, rallying the Falcons to
victory over DeSales in the Class 2A title game.
For his accomplishments this season, when he accounted for more
than 3,200 yards of offense and 57 touchdowns, Andrews (who aptly
wore No. 1 for the Falcons) has been named the Player of the Year
by The Associated Press.
But Andrews' numbers on the football field may not be his most
impressive feats according to Fort Campbell coach Shawn Berner.
"Obviously he's an incredible athlete and football player,"
Berner said. "But he's a really good kid off the field too. He has
a 3.4 GPA (grade-point average) and is involved in several extra
curricular clubs...he's just an incredible leader."
In the 2A title game Andrews led the Falcons back from a 9-7
halftime deficit to claim their second straight state championship,
and their sixth in school history.
Andrews completed 8 of 14 passes for 78 yards and one TD and
rushed 11 times for 155 yards and another touchdown in that
contest. He finished the season having rushed 140 times for 1,597
yards (106.5 yards per game) and 29 touchdowns and having completed
90 of 159 passes (a 56.6 completion percentage) for 1,667 yards and
28 TDs as he triggered an offense that averaged an incredible 48.5
points per game.
"Obviously he's a dual-threat, he had over 100 touchdown in two
years," Berner said.
In addition to playing defensive back, the dynamic Andrews also
was the team's long snapper as a junior. Also that season he made
the deciding play - a 59-yard touchdown reception - with less than
two minutes to play in the state championship game to give Fort
Campbell to a 26-23 win over Newport Central Catholic.
"He caught it and he (broke) four or five tackles to win the
football game," Berner recalled. "That same year there was one
game in the playoffs he broke nine or 10 tackles to go to the end
zone, he was just phenomenal."
Andrews, who also plays basketball for Berner, has participated
in track and field and baseball in high school.
"He's just an incredible athlete," Berner said.
For that reason Andrews is being recruited on both offense and
defense by universities in both the Football Bowl Subdivision and
the Football Championship Subdivision.
"He's an all-around kid," Berner said. "He volunteers at the
elementary and middle school and has mentored so many of the young
kids in our football program...he's just a tremendous kid, great to
be around, just the kind of kid you want to be around."