MIKE BATTLES Graduated from Sylacauga High School and the University of Southern Mississippi. Beginning his football coaching career as an assistant coach in 1970, he became a head coach in 1973. His teams have compiled a 277-161-2 record (through 2013) in coaching stops at Pell City, Irwin County (Ga.), Walter Wellborn, Hueytown, Pascagoula (Miss.), Gautier (Miss.), Biloxi (Miss.) and Handley. He led Irwin County (Ga.) to a 13-0 record and the Georgia Class 1A state championship in 1975 and directed Handley to a perfect 15-0 record in 2011 to win the AHSAA Class 3A state title. His Wellborn teams had back-to-back 10-win seasons in 1988-89. The winningest coach in school history at Walter Wellborn and Handley, he led his Handley teams from a 1-9 mark in 2006 to 11-2, 10-3, 13-1 and 15-0 records the next four years.


RICHARD ‘DICKIE’ BROWN - Graduated from Smiths Station High School and Jacksonville State University. He holds a master’s degree in administration from Troy University and an education specialist degree from Auburn University. Brown began his education career at Cleburne County High School in 1969 where he was head baseball coach for two seasons. He moved to Beauregard High School in 1972 and coached the baseball team to a 66-25 record, the boys’ basketball team to an 84-42 mark and the football team to a 35-15 record. Serving as principal at Beauregard since 1978, he was named Alabama Principal of the Year in 2006. He has served on the AHSAA Central Board of Control and was the Class 4A Making A Difference Award winner in 2013.He was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2006 and the football stadium and athletic complex were named in his honor.


JIM GARNER - Graduated from Pleasant Home High School and Troy State College. He started his career as a teacher and boys’ basketball coach in 1964 with stints at T.R. Miller, New Hebron (Miss.) and New Brockton before becoming head coach at L.B. Wallace Community College from 1971-84. He then moved to his alma mater, Pleasant Home, and served as principal and athletic director from 1984-2008. Garner oversaw expansion of the athletic program to include softball, volleyball and football. The boys’ basketball program won back-to-back Class 1A state titles in 2001 and 2002. Vast improvements were made in the school’s facilities, including a new field house, new football field and renovation and expansion of the gymnasium. He served on the AHSAA Central Board of Control and District 2 Board from 1997-2010. Garner is currently the mayor of the town of Carolina.


MAJOR LANE - Graduated from Montgomery’s Robert E. High School and Alabama State University. He earned his masters and doctorate at Troy University and a second masters in Theology from the Birmingham Theological Seminary. He began his teaching and coaching career in 1982 at Pike County High School as the junior varsity basketball coach where his team went 14-1. He moved to Ariton High School from 1984-87 before returning to Pike County as head boys coach from 1987-93. He also served as the defensive coordinator in football as the Bulldogs won state championships in 1988 and 1989. He became the head basketball coach at Goshen High School in 1993 where his teams compiled a 187-46 record through 2002. He went into administration in 1997 as assistant principal and continues in that role today. Lane currently serves as pastor of Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church.


ALVIN MOORE - Graduated from Birmingham’s Carver High School and Alcorn State University. He also earned a master’s degree from Alabama State University. He was the longest tenured coach in the Birmingham City Schools, serving as head basketball coach at Phillips High School and later Carver from 1974-2013. Moore’s teams won more than 600 games and made four appearances in the Final 48. Hundreds of student-athletes he coached received scholarships in basketball, football and track. He coached in the Alabama North-South All-Star Game twice (1975 and 2003) and was named Class 5A Coach of the Year in 1993. He was the Birmingham City Coach of the Year in 1982 and received the Coca-Cola Outstanding Service Award. An All-Conference offensive tackle, he was Inducted into the Alcorn State Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and also was named USA Man of the Year by the National Baptist Convention in 2011.


LARRY MORRIS - Graduated from Scottsboro High School and Jacksonville State University. Spending his entire teaching and coaching career in Scottsboro, he served as an assistant football coach from 1974-1991 and became head coach from 1991-2004–the longest tenure in school history. His teams compiled a 90-66 overall record and won five area or region titles. He coached in the Alabama-Mississippi football game in 2001 and in the AHSAA North-South game in 1998. He was also head track coach for eight years and assistant wrestling coach for 10. He served as athletic director from 2005 until his retirement in 2012 and was named AHSAA Athletic Director of the Year in 2012. Scottsboro teams captured 17 state titles under his watch. He also served on the AHSAA District 8 Board from 1999-2012 and the Central Board of Control from 2007-12. Scottsboro named its new football field house in his honor in 2013.

DONNIE ROBERTS - Graduated from Tremont High School (Miss.) and Delta State University (Miss). The Mississippi native spent his first 11 years at Tremont, and then moved to Red Bay (Ala.) High School where he has been the girls’ head coach since 1983. His Red Bay teams have posted a 664-224 mark and his overall coaching record is 806-351 (through 2013). Under Roberts, Red Bay won the Class 3A state championship in 1993 and Class 2A titles in 1997 and 2001. He also coached Red Bay to the Class 2A girls’ state track title in 2001 and has coached softball since 1983. He has also served as a football assistant coach. He coached the Alabama team in the 2001 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Game and was named Class 2A Coach of the Year in 1987, 1993, 2000 and 2001. He is a member of the Franklin County Sports Hall of Fame

DR. JAMES ROBINSON - A native of New Orleans and a 1985 graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Robinson has been an integral part of the AHSAA’s Medical Advisory Board since 2003. He has played an important role in the AHSAA’s medical health and safety policies and helped write the current concussion law that now governs all athletic events in Alabama. A family practice physician in Tuscaloosa, he serves as the University of Alabama football team physician and provides the same service for many high schools in the Tuscaloosa area. Dr. Robinson also developed the AHSAA pre-participation physical exam form used by all student-athletes since 1993. He has been a leader in developing health and safety practices for Alabama high schools and is an annual clinician at the AHSAA Summer Conference.  He supervises athletic trainers for DCH Health System and has been its Medical Director for Sports Medicine since 1989.

NANCY SHOQUIST - Graduated from Fairhope High School and Troy State University and also holds a master’s degree from the University of South Alabama. She is one of a handful of state volleyball coaches whose teams have won more than 1,000 matches with a career record of 1,067-386 (through 2013). Shoquist served as volleyball coach at St. Paul’s Episcopal School from 1982-2003 before moving to Murphy High School where she continues to coach. Her St. Paul’s teams won volleyball state titles in 1984, 1985, 1986, 1992 and 1995 and were runners-up in 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1997 and 1998. Her Murphy teams have reached the state semi-finals once and the quarter-finals four times. She also coached five St. Paul’s tennis teams to state titles and seven others finished second. She was the first female to be inducted into the Fairhope High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990 and has received numerous coaching awards for volleyball and tennis.


MIKE SMITH - Graduated from Hueytown High School and Jacksonville State University and also holds a master’s degree. He started the girls’ basketball program at Decatur High School and remained for 28 seasons. His teams compiled a 624-225 record with five state championships (1990, 1991, 1992, 1995 and 2000) and three runner-up finishes (1987, 1996 and 2001). Smith’s 1992 team was ranked No. 2 in the nation and the 2000 squad finished 34-0. He had three other teams that won 30-plus games and retired as the winningest girls’ basketball coach in AHSAA history. He coached in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Game three times (1992, 1995, and 2000) and also coached volleyball for six years and softball for nine. An outstanding classroom teacher, he taught advanced placement government and politics for more than 20 years. He is a member of the Morgan County Sports Hall of Fame. 

TONY STALLWORTH - Graduated from J.F. Shields High School in Beatrice and Huntingdon College. He also attended Lomax-Hannon Junior College in Greenville. He began his career as a teacher and coach at Lomax-Hannon and then at Monroe Senior High School. He moved to Brantley High School in 1988 and was the boys’ head basketball coach from 1990-2005 where his teams compiled a 298-47 record and won three straight state championships (1993, 1994 and 1995). He was named 1A Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1994 and 2A Coach of the Year in 1995. He also coached Brantley’s Junior High team to a perfect 48-0 record from 1988-90. Stallworth served Brantley High School as its principal from 2005-08 and later worked in various roles with the Crenshaw County School System before becoming the Associate Executive Director of the AHSAA in 2011. He was inducted into the Huntingdon College Hall of Fame in 2013. 

EUGENE WEATHERLY - After serving in the Army in World War II, Eugene Weatherly returned to Gadsden’s Carver High School and captained the football and basketball teams before graduating in 1948. He graduated from Alabama State in 1952 and earned a master’s degree from Georgia State. He began his teaching and coaching career at Hatcher High School in Cherokee County in 1953. He was the first coach in school history and was the only coach the school ever had. He was named Coach of the Year by the Northeastern Interscholastic Athletic Association twice (1961 and 1968). His 1961 boys’ basketball team was unbeaten until losing in the state finals and his football teams won district titles in 1961 and 1967. He coached Anniston’s Cobb Avenue High School basketball team from 1971-74 and ended his coaching career with 21 years at the Georgia School for the Deaf. His 1990 team won the Mason-Dixon basketball tournament. 


ASWA Names Back, Lineman Of Year Finalists;
Announces All-State Teams For Each Classification


        One reigning winner and two previous finalists highlight the list of 42 high school football players from around the state named finalists for the annual Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) Back or Lineman of the Year award.

        The ASWA selects three finalists for backs and linemen in each of the six classes in the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) as well as all teams in the Alabama Independent Schools Association.

        Fultondale quarterback ArDarius Stewart is the lone returning winner, taking honors last year as the group's Class 2A Back of the Year. Two other finalists from the 2011 season will return as Lineman of the Year nominees in their respective classes – McIntosh linebacker Damien Davenport in Class 1A and Dadeville defensive lineman Rod Crayton in Class 4A.

        Four AHSAA schools had multiple finalists – Spanish Fort in Class 5A with quarterback Joel Poe and defensive back Johnny Cook; Oneonta in Class 4A with wide receiver Alvin Scott and defensive lineman Blake Bean; Midfield in Class 3A with athlete Courtney Foy and defensive lineman Torrandine Harris; and Reeltown in Class 2A with running back Tywone Stewart and defensive lineman Jestavia Norris.

        The finalists were voted on earlier this month at the ASWA's all-state meeting by a panel of high school writers from around the state. Winners in each class – as well as the Mr. Football Award – will be announced at the ASWA's annual Player of the Year banquet, to be held on Jan. 16 in Montgomery and sponsored by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association (AHSADCA).

        The finalists are:


Jeremy Johnson, Carver-Montgomery, Sr., QB, 6-6, 219
Racean Thomas, Oxford, Jr., RB, 6-0, 200
Marquez White, Northview, Sr., DB, 6-1, 173

Reuben Foster, Auburn, Sr., LB, 6-2, 235
Austin Golson, Prattville, Sr., OL, 6-5, 285
Grant Hill, Huntsville, Sr., OL, 6-6, 290


Johnny Cook, Spanish Fort, Sr., DB, 6-0, 185
Tyler Jackson, Muscle Shoals, Sr., RB, 5-10, 150
Joel Poe, Spanish Fort, Sr., QB, 6-1, 200

Zach Cunningham, Pinson Valley, Sr., LB, 6-4, 200
Jordan Sims, Homewood, Jr., OL, 6-4, 330
Tre Williams, St. Paul's, Jr., LB, 6-2, 220


Jordan Chunn, Madison County, Sr., RB, 6-0, 210.
Toby Pee, Sardis, Sr., RB, 5-11, 180
Alvin Scott, Oneonta, Sr., WR, 6-3, 190

Blake Bean, Oneonta, Jr., DL, 6-3, 240
Ronnie Clark, Calera, Jr., Ath., 6-3, 210
Rod Crayton, Dadeville, Sr., DL, 6-0, 280


Courtney Foy, Midfield, Sr., Ath., 5-11, 175
Kerryon Johnson, Madison Academy, So., RB, 6-1, 195
JaTevin Madison, Fayette County, Jr., WR, 5-10, 150

Torrandine Harris, Midfield, Sr., DL, 6-1, 240
Jamarious Henderson, Dale County, So., LB, 6-0, 210
Jamie Major, Piedmont, Sr., LB, 6-2, 225


Tyler Rogers, Mobile Christian, Jr., RB, 5-11, 185
ArDarius Stewart, Fultondale, Sr., QB, 6-1, 195
Tywone Stewart, Reeltown, Sr., RB, 5-8, 170

DeMarcus Holcombe, Washington County, Jr., LB, 6-1, 213
Jestavia Norris, Reeltown, Sr., DL, 6-1, 210
Fred Rich, Tanner, Sr., LB, 6-2, 200


Rodney Camp, Phillips, Sr., QB, 6-2, 175
George Payne, St. Luke's, Sr., RB, 5-11, 195
Ready Swanigan, Marion County, Jr., Ath., 5-10, 170

Damien Davenport, McIntosh, Sr., LB, 6-2, 262
Taylor Driggers, Brantley, Sr., OL, 6-2, 255
Justin Lucas, Notasulga, Sr., LB, 5-9, 170


2012 ASWA All-State Football Teams



QB – Jeremy Johnson, Carver-Montgomery, Sr., 6-6, 219

RB Julius McCall, Chelsea, Sr., 5-10, 180

RB Racean Thomas, Oxford, Jr., 6-0, 200

RB Berron Tyson, Baker, Sr., 5-9, 170

WR Brian Clark, Clay-Chalkville, Jr., 6-3, 195

WR Michael Powers, Hoover, Sr., 5-8, 170

TE – Jakell Mitchell, Opelika, Jr., 6-3, 210

OL Austin Golson, Prattville, Sr., 6-5, 285

OL Grant Hill, Huntsville, Sr. 6-6, 290

OL Harrison Louden, McGill-Toolen, Sr., 6-5, 286

OL Darius Preyer, Carver-Montgomery, Sr., 6-1, 266

OL John Grady Welden, Mountain Brook, Sr., 6-3, 267

K – Robert Greene, Clay-Chalkville, Sr., 5-9, 160

ATH – Nate Andrews, Fairhope, Sr., 6-1, 205



DB – Marlon Humphrey, Hoover, Jr., 6-0, 180

DB – Stuart Jacobs, Vestavia Hills, Sr., 5-9, 175

DB – Stephen Roberts, Opelika, Jr., 6-0, 175

DB – Marquez White, Northview, Sr., 6-1, 173

LB Bryan Brower, Stanhope Elmore, Sr., 5-10, 195

LB Drew Davis, Bob Jones, Sr., 6-1, 200

LB Reuben Foster, Auburn, Sr., 6-2, 235

LB Shaun Hamilton, Carver-Montgomery, Jr., 6-2, 219

DL – Daniel Clayton, Clay-Chalkville, Sr., 6-0, 225

DL – Parker Cothren, Hazel Green, Sr., 6-5, 265

DL – Rashaan Evans, Auburn, Jr., 6-3, 215

DL – Na’Vante Williams, Decatur, Sr., 6-0, 240

P – Tripp Burnett, Prattville, So., 5-11, 185

ATH – Thomas Hill, Grissom, Sr., 5-11, 180

Coach of the Year: Brian Blackmon, Opelika


Honorable Mention

Quarterback: Kendrick Doss, Florence, Jr.; Cameron Echols-Luper, Auburn, Sr.; Nick Mullens, Spain Park, Sr.; Connor Short, Hoover, Sr.; Jason Smith, McGill-Toolen, Sr.

Running Back: Calen Campbell, Hoover, Sr.; Deonte Moore, Huntsville, Sr.; Josh Walker, Austin, Sr.

Wide Receiver: Alontai Adams, Foley, Sr.; Josh Banks, Alma Bryant, Jr.; Malique Elliott, Austin, Sr.; J.J. Green, Florence, Sr.; Austin Williams, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, Jr.

Tight End: Jesse Blackburn, Gardendale, Sr.; Roy Norwood, Baker, Sr.

Offensive Line: Jess Cooper, Tuscaloosa Co., Sr.; Billy Dasher, Oak Mountain, Sr.; Xavier Fields, Stanhope Elmore, Sr.; Josh Martin, Pelham, Sr.; Brandon Ray, Bob Jones, Sr.

Kicker: Zach Farni, Davidson, Sr.; Emiliano Ramirez, Tuscaloosa Co., Sr.; Cade Stinnett, Enterprise, Jr.

Offensive Athlete: Thomas Hill, Grissom, Sr.; O.J. Jackson, Wetumpka, Jr.; Traveon Samuel, Central-Phenix City, So.

Defensive Back: Austin Dempsey, Hazel Green, Sr.; Tim Graves, Carver-Montgomery, Sr.; Austin Hughes, Decatur, Jr.; Trey Jenkins, Daphne, Sr.

Linebacker: Ted Colburn, Tuscaloosa Co., Sr.; Lamont Crittendon, Austin, Sr.; Brandon Fuller, Clay-Chalkville, Sr.; Rashawn Smith, Florence, Sr.; Cameron Toney, Huntsville, Sr.

Defensive Line: Curtis Beamon, Huffman, Fr.; Adam Harvey, Mountain Brook, Sr.; Finesse Middleton, Gadsden City, Sr.; Darius Paige, Foley, Sr.

Punter: P.J. Corlew, Austin, Sr.

Defensive Athlete: Kamryn Melton, Dothan, Sr.; Philbert Martial, McGill-Toolen, Sr.




QB – Joel Poe, Spanish Fort, Sr., 6-1, 200

RB Tyler Jackson, Muscle Shoals, Sr., 5-10, 150

RB Jamarcus Nance, Muscle Shoals, Sr., 5-10, 160

RB Michael Seaton, Chilton Co., Sr., 5-7, 150

WR Blain Crain, Spanish Fort, Sr., 6-3, 190

WR Jarren Johnson, Jackson, Sr., 5-11, 190

TE – Wyndell Archie, Saraland, Sr., 6-3, 225

OL John Casher, St. Paul’s, Jr., 6-2, 290

OL Tyler Carr, Southside-Gadsden, So., 6-6, 295

OL Dylan Cline, McAdory, Sr., 6-4, 255

OL Blake Copeland, Muscle Shoals, Sr., 6-4, 240

OL Jordan Sims, Homewood, Jr., 6-4, 330

K – Logan McPherson, Fort Payne, Sr., 5-11, 165

ATH – A.J. Freeman, Pinson Valley, Sr., 5-5, 145



DB – Johnny Cook, Spanish Fort, Sr., 6-0, 185

DB – Levi Fell, Muscle Shoals, Sr., 5-11, 150

DB – Kenneth Jordan, Wenonah, Sr., 6-0, 175

DB – Damien Whitfield, McAdory, Sr., 6-0, 170

LB Zach Cunningham, Pinson Valley, Sr., 6-4, 200

LB DeShaun Davis, Vigor, Jr., 6-0, 225

LB Ethan Simmons, Briarwood Chr., Sr., 6-0, 190

LB Tre Williams, St. Paul’s, Jr., 6-2, 220

DL – Bo Grant, Valley, Sr., 6-3, 205

DL – Jared HOLloway, St. Paul’s, Sr., 6-0, 275

DL – Dee Liner, Muscle Shoals, Sr., 6-4, 290

DL – Cory Thomas, McAdory, Jr., 6-5, 265

P – Jay Williams, Homewood, Sr., 6-0, 200

ATH – Siran Neal, Eufaula, Sr., 6-0, 185

Coach of the Year: David Powell, McAdory


Honorable Mention

Quarterback: Deacon Aldridge, Hartselle, Sr.; Zac Crocker, Cullman, Sr.

Running Back: Dantley Coker, Southside-Gadsden, Jr.; Roderick Davis, Demopolis, Jr.; Brandon Peters, Williamson, Sr.

Wide Receiver: Logan Motte, Mortimer Jordan, Sr.; Earnest Robinson, Pinson Valley, Sr.; Houston Turner, Cullman, Sr.; Luke Wall, Hayden, Sr.

Tight End: Austin Rossi, Chilton Co., Sr; Shaquille Ward, Vigor, Sr.

Offensive Line: James Burgess, Vigor, Sr.; Brandon Heard, Fort Payne, Sr.; Brett Medforth, Sylacauga, Sr.; Zach Sims, Homewood, Sr.; Dylan Thompson, Hartselle, Sr.

Kicker: Cole Travis, Saraland, Sr.; Austin Wood, Valley, Sr.

Offensive Athlete: Darice Allen, Carroll, Sr.; Malik Rosier, Faith Acad., Jr.; Kylen Towner, St. Paul’s, Sr.

Defensive Back: Zavier Charmichael, St. Paul’s, Jr.; Jay Duckett, Etowah, Sr.; LaKendrick James, Jackson, Sr.; Quadrekas Key, Walker, Jr.; Aaron Lamb, Hartselle, Sr.; Harry Mason, Pinson Valley, Sr.;  Trey Moon, Cullman, Jr.

Linebacker: Gavin Bryant, Jackson, Jr.; Ethan Felton, Muscle Shoals, Jr.; Justin Henderson, Fairfield, Sr.; Richard Hilliard, Chilton Co., Sr.; Darius Jackson, McAdory, Sr.

Defensive Line: Tavares Bingham, Williamson, Sr.; Ahmad Gooden, Talladega, Jr.; Jeffery Goodwin, Jackson, Sr.; Alex Martin, Cullman, Jr.; Taylor Reynolds, McAdory, Sr.; Derek Watkins, Fort Payne, Jr.; Terrell Woods, Boaz, Sr.

Punter: Zane Vickery, Rehobeth, Jr.; Dee Williams, Moody, So.

Defensive Athlete: Nicolas Jackson, Wenonah, Sr.; Demetrius Kemp, Demopolis, Jr.




QB – Jackson Richard, Madison Co., Sr., 6-0, 180

RB Jordan Chunn, Madison Co., Sr., 6-0, 210

RB Herman McKenzie, Tallassee, So., 5-10, 180

RB Toby Pee, Sardis, Sr., 5-11, 180

WR Monterio Burchfield, Madison Co., Sr., 6-3, 190

WR Alvin Scott, Oneonta, Sr., 6-1, 180

TE – Jamari Staples, Central-Clay Co., Sr., 6-4, 175

OL Blaise Brown, Oneonta, Sr., 5-10, 263

OL Austin Lee, Madison Co., Sr., 6-2, 277

OL Keke Pritchett, Thomasville, Jr., 5-11, 235

OL Ray Scott, J.O. Johnson, Sr., 6-2, 300

OL Shedrick Thomas, Lincoln, Jr., 6-3, 270

K – Cesar Diaz, North Jackson, Sr., 5-11, 160

ATH – Troy Dixon, UMS-Wright, So., 5-8, 181



DB – Brandon Gurley, Madison Co., Jr., 5-9, 170

DB – Justice Owens, Alexandria, Sr., 5-11, 178

DB – Sam Pettway, UMS-Wright, Sr., 6-1, 187

DB – Deionte Smith, Dora, Sr., 6-0, 150

LB Raleigh Killen, Rogers, Sr., 5-10, 180

LB Sheldon Nixon, Calera, Sr., 5-10, 190

LB Payton Reynolds, Central-Clay Co., So. 6-0, 215

LB Dake Rivers, Beauregard, Sr., 6-0, 205

DL – Blake Bean, Oneonta, Jr., 6-3, 240

DL – Zach Bedwell, Cherokee Co., Sr., 5-11, 210

DL – Rod Crayton, Dadeville, Sr., 6-0, 280

DL – Joel Parrish, Dora, Sr., 6-2, 224

P – Geoffrey Bramblett, Locust Fork, Sr., 6-2, 200

ATH Ronnie Clark, Calera, Jr., 6-3, 210

Coach of the Year: Smitty Grider, Beauregard.



Honorable Mention

Quarterback: Kaleb Beck, Dadeville, Sr.; Caleb May, Dora, Sr.; Cody O’Toole, Oneonta, Sr.

Running Back: Kartez Carr, St. Clair Co., Sr.; Tyler Smith, Oneonta, Sr.; Kai Thomas, Dora, Sr.

Wide Receiver: Trey Collins, Beauregard, Jr.; Kerry Smith, Corner, Sr.; Terry Toler, Dadeville, Sr.

Tight End: Brock Latta, Oneonta, Jr.

Offensive Line: Gus Addison, UMS-Wright, Sr.; Cameron Ghotar, Dora, Sr.; Casey Hunt, Oneonta, Sr.; Blaine Pruitt, Sardis, Jr.; Taylor Watt, Alexandria, Sr.

Kicker: Nick Mullins, Tallassee, Sr.

Offensive Athlete: Luke Bailey, Fairview, Sr.; DiJon Paschal, Tallassee, Sr.

Defensive Back: Austin Blevins, North Jackson, Sr.; Jalen Johnson, Oneonta, Jr.

Linebacker: Ethan Boyd, Oneonta, Jr.; Joey Denison, Charles Henderson, Sr.; Ralph Garner, Thomasville, Jr.; Josh White, Beauregard, Sr.

Defensive Line: Anfernee Jennings, Dadeville, So.; Dakota Rushing, Haleyville, Jr.; Blake Smith, Madison Co., Sr.; CorDarrell Whatley, J.O. Johnson, Sr.

Punter: Troy Elliott, Corner, Sr.

Defensive Athlete: Courtney Collins, Beauregard, Sr.; Charles Woodard, J.O. Johnson, Sr.




QB – Samuel Grisham, Lauderdale Co., Jr., 5-10, 190

RB Johnathan Ford, New Hope, Sr., 6-0, 192

RB Kerryon Johnson, Madison Acad., So. 6-1, 195

RB Ty Jones, Vinemont, Sr., 5-11, 200

WR JaTevin Madison, Fayette Co., Jr., 5-10, 150

WR Jaylin Porter, Abbeville, Sr., 6-0, 190

TE BJ Bailey, Deshler, So. 6-1, 190

OL Matt Bryson, Geraldine, Sr., 6-3, 255

OL JaBaris Davis, Greensboro, Sr., 6-2, 192

OL David Gross, Trinity, Sr., 6-6, 292

OL Andrew Isbell, Leeds, Sr., 6-0, 225

OL Frank Williams, Madison Acad., Sr., 6-2, 260

K James Sherman, Montgomery Catholic, Jr., 5-10, 170

ATH Courtney Foy, Midfield, Sr., 5-11, 175



DB – Roman Buchanan, Daleville, Sr., 6-2, 195

DB – Zarrian Grant, Northside, Sr., 6-0, 180

DB – Jacoby Lockhart, Leeds, So., 5-6, 145

DB – JeVontey Smith, Greensboro, Sr., 6-2, 197

LB Jamarious Henderson, Dale Co., So., 6-0, 210

LB Jamie Major, Piedmont, Sr., 6-2, 225

LB Ronald Woods, Leeds, Sr., 5-11, 200

LB Taylor Ziak, Madison Acad., Jr., 5-11, 210

DL – Torrandine Harris, Midfield, Sr., 6-1, 240

DL – Exavyer Jackson, Piedmont, Sr., 5-9, 265

DL – Tyler Love, J.B. Pennington, Sr., 6-0, 185

DL – Brian Puckett, Lauderdale Co., Sr., 6-3, 245

P – Jordan Lake, Westminster Chr., Sr., 6-0, 205

ATH – Marcellus Redmond, Fayette Co., Sr., 5-8, 160

Coach of the Year: Trent Taylor, Straughn


Honorable Mention

Quarterback: Garret Lewis, Sipsey Valley, Jr.

Running Back: Marquese Banks, W.S. Neal, Sr.; Ryan Carpenter, Colbert Co., Jr.; Michael Davis, Geraldine, Sr.

Wide Receiver: Jessie Box, Hamilton, Sr.; C.J. Savage, Piedmont, So.; Braylan Smith, Sipsey Valley, Sr.

Offensive Line: Marcus Clarke, Vinemont, Jr.; Mike Daves, Bayside, Sr.; Dustin Maples, New Hope, Jr.; Tyler Smith, Lauderdale Co., Sr.

Kicker: Morgan Coston, Leeds, Fr.; Trey Smith, Bayside, Sr.; Dillon Terry, Piedmont, Sr.; Chandler Trach, Madison Acad., Sr.

Offensive Athlete: Mitch Stults, Hamilton, Sr.

Defensive Back: Tyler Boland, Vinemont, Jr.; Laphonso Burroughs, Piedmont, Sr.; Tobias Qualls, CoLBert Co., So.; Trey Smith, Bayside, Sr.

Linebacker: Sean Anderson, Abbeville, Sr.; Ladrelin Cheatom, Deshler, So.; DJ Simmons, Lauderdale Co., Sr.; Johnny Owens, Straughn, Jr.; Jonathan Walton, Bayside, Sr.; Darnell Williams, Fayette Co., Sr.

Defensive Line: Jordan Cushen, Sylvania, Jr.; Marquez Gamble, Piedmont, Sr.; Nick McCrae, Northside, Sr.; Dee Qualls, Colbert Co., Sr.; Michael Williams, Barbour Co., Sr.

Punter: Daniel Otwell, Glencoe, Sr.

Defensive Athlete: Jonathan Hagler, Leeds, Sr.; Sheldon Lewis, Hanceville, Sr.




QB – ArDarius Stewart, Fultondale, Sr., 6-1, 195

RB – Tyler Rogers, Mobile Christian, Jr., 5-11, 185

RB – Hayden Stephens, Tanner, Jr., 5-11, 170

RB – Tywone Stewart, Reeltown, Sr., 5-8, 170

WR – Willis Knight, Randolph Co., Jr., 5-10, 175

WR – Joe Vines, Lafayette, Sr., 5-8, 178

WR – Jalen Washington, Lanett, Sr., 6-1, 195

OL – Alec Godwin, G.W. Long, Sr., 5-9, 220

OL – Kadarrius Lawrence, Fultondale, Jr., 6-0, 275

OL – Jayson Stephens, Reeltown, Sr., 6-0, 280

OL – Derek Tucker, Sweet Water, Sr., 6-1, 260

OL – Hunter Warr, Washington Co., Sr., 6-0, 256

K – Grayson Anzalone, Montgomery Acad., Sr., 6-0, 150

ATH – Randy Blackwell, Fyffe, Sr., 5-10, 165



DB – Purvis Coger, Oakman, Jr., 6-1, 165

DB – Greg Maclin, Tanner, Sr., 6-4, 180

DB – Terio Rogers, Vincent, Sr., 5-11, 160

DB – Ariko Stewart, Reeltown, So., 6-0, 170

LB – Julian Hardy, Fultondale, Sr., 5-10, 180

LB – DeMarcus Holcombe, Washington Co., Jr., 6-1, 213

LB – Fred Rich, Tanner, Sr., 6-2, 200

LB – Barry Reach. Red Bay, Jr., 6-1, 210

DL – Tyler Gilliam, Hale Co., Jr., 5-11, 261

DL – Trayun Jones, Sweet Water, Sr., 6-1, 240

DL – Jestavia Norris, Reeltown, Sr., 6-1, 210

DL – Seth Roberts, Ariton, Sr., 6-4, 240

P – Dane Howard, Washington Co., Sr., 5-10, 180

ATH: Kyle Shoulders, Tanner, Sr., 6-2, 240

Coach of the Year: John Ritter, Red Bay


Honorable Mention

Quarterback: Shavar Holliday, Lanett, Sr.; Ty Sparks, Randolph Co., Jr.; Tyler Vann, N. Sand Mountain, Sr.

Running Back: Cory Battle, Horseshoe Bend, Sr.; Rodney Groce, Vincent, Jr.; Chantz Goodman, Walter Wellborn, Jr.

Wide Receiver: Quinton Harris, Oakman, Jr.; JD Smith, Sheffield, Jr.

Offensive Line: Jon Ashley Amison, Elba, Sr.; Jaleel Burton, Walter Wellborn, Jr.; Zach Fondren, Oakman, Jr.; Justin Lea, Ider, Sr.

Kicker: Ethan Simmons, Samson, Jr.; Steven Machias, Goshen, Sr.

Offensive Athlete: Jakoby Aldridge, Sweet Water, Jr.

Defensive Back: Jared Stewart, Fultondale, Fr.; Zach Walker, G.W. Long, Sr.

Linebacker: Luke Holt, Horseshoe Bend, Sr.; Don Tyler Jackson, Oakman, Sr.; Nick McCallister, Providence Chr., Jr.; Trent Thrash, Fyffe, Jr.

Defensive Line: Chad Bryant, New Brockton, Sr.; Antwan McCary, Fultondale, Jr.; Baltazar Rubio, Tanner, Jr.

Punter: Cole Dean, Samson, Sr.; Clay McNatt, Red Bay, Jr.

Defensive Athlete: Matt Belue, Red Bay, Sr.; Damauntey Johnson, Vincent, Sr.; Landon Machristie, Walter Wellborn, So.




QB – Rodney Camp, Phillips, Sr., 6-2, 175

RB Jermarcus Brown, Pickens Co., So., 5-10, 175

RB Aaron Dillard, Hubbertville, Sr., 5-10, 205

RB George Payne, St. Luke’s, Sr., 5-11, 195

WR Tyler Crumpton, Phillips, So., 6-3, 145

WR Edgar Padilla, Collinsville, Sr., 6-0, 155

TE DeAngelo Hardy, Cedar Bluff, Sr., 6-3, 200

OL Shakeel Abdullah, Notasulga, Jr., 6-2, 230

OL Taylor Driggers, Brantley, Sr., 6-2, 255

OL Zev Finch, Pickens Co., Jr., 6-2, 305

OL Craig Jones, Spring Garden, Sr., 6-1, 240

OL Taylor Oden, Hubbertville, Sr., 6-1, 225

K David Hernandez, Collinsville, Sr., 6-0, 180

ATH Sean Wallace, Marion Co., Sr., 5-9, 180



DB J.C. Finch, Berry, Sr., 5-10, 150

DB Marlon Page, Notasulga, Sr., 5-9, 163

DB DeShawn Riebesehl, Marion Co., Sr., 6-2, 180

DB Anthony Robinson, Linden, Sr., 5-8, 152

LB Clancy Brown, Berry, Sr., 6-0, 180

LB Damien Davenport, McIntosh, Sr., 6-2, 262

LB Adrian Howard, Brantley, Sr., 6-0, 185

LB Justin Lucas, Notasulga, Sr., 5-9, 170

DL – Nick Combs, Cedar Bluff, Sr., 6-0, 175

DL – Antonio Dunner, A.L. Johnson, Sr., 5-10, 173

DL – Ryan Harris, Brantley, Sr., 6-2, 190

DL – Terrien Steele, Pickens Co., Sr., 6-3, 275

P – Jake Smith, Holy Spirit, So., 5-9, 165

ATH Ready Swanigan, Marion Co., Jr., 5-10, 170

Coach of the Year: James Lucas, Notasulga


Honorable Mention

Quarterback: Levi Mintz, Cedar Bluff, Sr.

Running Back: Terrance Hollingsworth, Berry, Jr.; Forrest Livingston, Spring Garden, Sr.; Justin Sanderson, Marion Co., Sr.

Wide Receiver: Edgar Bahena, Tharptown, Sr.; O.J. Guice, Brantley, Jr.

Tight End: Mitchell Anderson, Shades Mtn. Chr., Sr.; Bishop Burnett, Notasulga, Sr.

Offensive Line: Selleven Burnett, Brantley, Sr.; Skylar Cagle, Cedar Bluff, Sr.; Tyler Davis, Linden, Sr.; Zac Pasley, Berry, Sr.

Kicker: Ben Riggs, Marion Co., Sr.

Offensive Athlete: Jermichael Harris, Parrish, Jr.; Shaquille Law, McIntosh, Sr.

Defensive Back: Terrence Bogen, Brantley, Sr.; John Newby, Pleasant Home, Sr.

Linebacker: Devane Brewster, Ragland, Sr.; Chris Hill, Pickens Co., Jr.; Demarquis Lumpkin, Keith, Sr.; Franky Melson, Addison, Jr.

Defensive Line: Phillip Badewa, Shades Mtn. Chr., Jr.; Dalton Hamby, Hackleburg, Jr.; DeQuenton Redden, Loachapoka, Sr.

Punter: Curtis Abernathy, Cedar Bluff, Sr.; Brandon Morrow, Maplesville, Sr.; Alexander Woodard, Notasulga, So.

Defensive Athlete: John David Jennings, Gaylesville, Sr.