LOUISVILLE – Williamsburg High School senior Skyler Griffith was honored as the Kentucky Male High School Athlete of the Year during the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame’s annual banquet at Louisville’s Crowne Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, June 17.
Griffith was a quarterback for the Williamsburg High School football team and helped the Yellowjackets to back-to-back Class A state title runner-up finishes. In basketball, Griffith helped his school to its first Sweet 16 appearance since 1946. Griffith is set to attend the University of the Cumberlands. A three-sport athlete who also excelled in baseball, Griffith plans to play football for the Patriots.
“Skyler is a down-to-earth young man who never gets rattled no matter how big the stage he is on,” said Williamsburg football coach Jerry Herron.
In football, Griffith completed 133 passes for 2,604 yards and 43 touchdowns with just two interceptions during his senior season. He also rushed for 834 yards and 16 touchdowns and finished his prep football career with a 45-10 record.
A member of the Class of the Commonwealth and a four-year Associated Press All-State Honorable Mention selection, Griffith finished his career with 1,060 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns and 178 receptions for 3,676 yards and 40 TDs.
Griffith finished with 424 career points, 101 tackles and 12 interceptions.
Williamsburg lost to Mayfield in back-to-back state title games.
In basketball, Griffith was named the 13th Region Player of the Year after he averaged 15 points a game while shooting 49.2 percent from the floor. He was a 39.6 percent shooter from three-point range and averaged 4.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists.
Griffith finished his basketball career with 1,291 points and was a Kentucky Mr. Basketball nominee. He also played baseball for two seasons.