Derrick Parrott was a member of the Mayfield Cardinals from 1999-2002. He starred all four years against Paducah Tilghman, with Mayfield winning three out of the four years. He led the Cardinals to three state semi-final games and was MVP on the 2002 team that went 15-0 and won the State Championship. Derrick went on to play for Murray State University, where he earned the All-OVC Award. He is currently at Murray State finishing his master’s degree.
Richard Abraham was a constant nemesis for the Mayfield Cardinals in junior high and high school from 1973-1978. A High School All-American his senior year, Big Abe had the rare combination of speed, power, and heart in the Tilghman-Mayfield battle, totaling nearly 60 solo tackles. He went on to play for the University of Kentucky on a football scholarship. Since 1998, Abraham has served as a mentor and counselor for students at Paducah Tilghman and recently earned his life coach certification.