Turner Pullen wins WCIA 3 Fall Athlete of the Year

Shelbyville senior set numerous IHSA records this season, led team to semifinals

SHELBYVILLE (WCIA) -- Turner Pullen's name will be around for awhile, at least in the IHSA record books. 

"I got reminded in the playoffs that I was close to a few but I didn't really know that I broke any until a few days ago when I met with Coach Duckett," Pullen said.

The Shelbyville senior holds the record for total touchdowns in a season, as well as career and season points, according to the IHSA website. His 68 TD's this year as the Rams starting quarterback shattered the previous record by 16.

"Once we hit the end of the year, we kind of just started digging up, putting his stats together, realizing they were really good and looked into it," Duckett said. "We realized he was either really close at that time or had already broken them."

With two state semifinal appearances and a few records under his belt, Pullen is looking ahead to his next chapter. For now, only one thing is for sure.

"I want to play football somewhere," he said. "The recruiting has been picking up a lot more lately this week but I really don't know where."

Several Division III schools have shown interest already. Until then, Pullen has plenty of time to reflect on his high school career.
    
"He's put in all the hard work and all the effort to get to this point," Duckett said. "Well deserved."

"It was a really successful season," Pullen added. "The community really stepped up and helped us out and supported us the whole way. It feels really good. It was a team effort and I couldn't have done it without Coach Duckett or any of the other coaches or teammates."

Turner Pullen, the WCIA 3 Fall Athlete of the Year.

For winning the inaugural award, Pullen receives a $500 scholarship to use towards his education. Pullen was picked out of a pool of 12 Athlete of the Week winners.


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