Class 2A Mr. Football: Don Ragsdale
Position: Running Back
Powered the Dragons to a 9-3 record and the first round of the Class 2A playoffs … Cracked Pisgah’s starting lineup as an eighth grader and has been a regular at running back or outside linebacker ever since… Carried 311 times for 3,081 yards and scored 39 touchdowns in 2016. Also had 69 tackles, including 5 sacks in season-opener. Totaled 1,882 yards rushing, 26 TDs and 14 sacks in his first three seasons on varsity… Older brother, Donatella Luckett, was a standout receiver for Harding College in Arkansas and was signed to the San Diego Chargers practice squad last season.
Pisgah coach Michael Granberry says:
“Don is a tremendous runner and a tremendous runner who can play about any position on the football field. He has the ability to run around you, but he can also turn upfield and run over you, too. Our coaches joke we’ve seen defenses that don’t even have a name that opponents put together to try to stop him. Teams have put 8, 9, 10 men in the box, but he is still able to be successful. Don also is the nicest kid you’ll ever meet, really the furthest thing from a superstar. The attention doesn’t get to him. I don’t think he realizes how special he is on the field because that’s not his personality.”