The award winners from Kentucky were Ronnell Colbert from Doss High School (Offensive MVP), Derrick Jude from Belfry High School (John Fry Award) and Richard Trent from Breathitt County High School (Defensive MVP).
West Virginia coach Joey Fields said of the game, "It was great. It was about these players being seniors embracing and enjoying their last game. I knew if these guys would play to their expectations that it wouldn't be any different. The Kentucky team had the players, but I feel like we were more ready to play."
"Simpkins had one heck of a game, along with Joe May," he added. "Joe Hall maybe has played the best game I have been a part of. Brandon Spurlock from Wayne was unbelievable."
Man High School graduate Marcus Murrell said after the game that he felt great. "I feel like I played really good, but I know I could've played better. I'm proud of my performance."
Garth Simpkins, a Mingo Central graduate, said he felt awesome. He and Cody Trivette of Pike County Central in Kentucky received the Mingo Central Boosters Scholarship Award.
"I was proud to see all the support from Mingo Central for all two years I've been there," Simpkins said. "It has been a pleasure getting to play in front of them one more time with all this talent that was here tonight.
"I definitely played my heart out. I left it all out on the field because there has been a lot of talk about West Virginia football not being as good as Kentucky football."At halftime, Kennedy Hager of Phelps High School in Kentucky was crowned as the Hatfield-McCoy Senior Bowl Queen. The West Virginia All-Star cheerleading MVP was Caitlyn Barker from Chapmanville Regional High School.