Powell County's Nathan Skidmore runs away with this week's Player of the Week title

STANTON, Ky. (WYMT) - While the Powell County senior class became the winningest class in the program's history Friday finishing with their best season record as a program, (8-2), senior running back Nathan Skidmore entered the record book himself.

"Nate rushed for over 6,000 yards. Going into this past week, he needed eight yards. He was able to do that on his first or second carry," Powell County football head coach Josh Kincaid said.

Skidmores' 209 yards in week 10 moved him into 20th place for all-time rushing yards, passing Sonny Collins.

"At first I didn't even realize how big it would be, but now that I know, I have to give props to my team as a whole," Skidmore said. "They all have been helping talk me up and keeping me up there with the best."

The senior ranks third in the KHSAA with yards and average yards per game, but Skidmore plays on the other side of the ball, too.

"It ain't easy. I get winded a lot. I've had to work harder to play both sides," the senior said.

While the team shifts their focus from a record-setting regular season to the playoffs, Skidmore has one more goal for the Pirates.

"Not only to make them the best football players that they can be but the best people and hardest working kids in school and get their class work done."

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