Banks statement: WSN’s Marquese Banks makes All-State
A long way: That is how W.S. Neal Eagle head football coach Doug Hoehn described as how far senior running back Marquese Banks has come.
On Wednesday, Banks was named as the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s All-State honorable mention running back for class 3A.
Banks rushed for 236 attempts and amassed 2,059 yards for an average of 8.7 yards per carry and scored 22 touchdowns to help lead the Eagles to a 9-3 record during the 2012 campaign. Banks and the Eagles made it to the second round of the playoffs before losing to eventual state runner-up Fayette County.
“Marquese has meant a lot to the team the last two years,” Hoehn, who just finished his second year at the school, said. “He is a kid who has really bought into what we were doing. His attitude improved on a weekly basis, as did his work ethic. He worked extremely hard in the weight room and worked extremely hard on his conditioning and his feet work and his agility work. Everything we do from winter workouts to spring and summer, he worked extremely hard at it. You can see how that paid off.”
As a junior last season, Banks rushed for 1,401 yards on 195 carries for an average of 7.2 yards per carry and scored 12 touchdowns.
“He had a great year last year,” Hoehn said. “He started with us the January before last year and worked that spring and that summer and that work paid off for him as he ran for over 1,400 yards on the year. I think that is when the light went off. He finally realized that the work really does make a difference. He dedicated himself over the last two years. He is not a natural running back. I think he is suited for linebacker on defense but he was just so valuable for us on offense. A lot of his yards were just extremely sheer determination, strength, stamina and aggressiveness. Those are things he worked on all season to achieve.”
Hoehn, who saw his Eagles turn a 1-9 record from the 2011 season into nine wins in 2012 and saw the Eagles finish the season with 5,088 yards rushing and 56 rushing touchdowns, said he tells his running backs to not let the first guy tackle them.
“If you can’t make them miss we tell them that they have to run through them,” he said. “Ninety percent of the time, Marquese would do just that and just run right through them. We are proud of what he has done. We really are. He has come a long ways.”
But while the end result turned out well for Banks, it did not start well for the bruising back.
“I will never forget our first workouts here,” Hoehn said of Banks. “He could not make it through our weight workouts or our running workouts. He was not the only in that position as the kids were just not used to it. But I can remember him during our running workouts, he just was not able to make it. He has come a long ways. He really has.”
While describing Banks as having come a long ways, Hoehn said it goes past the football field and has shown up in the classroom and in his character.
“His attitude has come a long ways,” Hoehn said. “He is doing much better in school. His schoolwork has also come a long ways. He is in here (the field house) on a daily basis doing his homework before going to basketball practice. He would stay after football practice and do his school work during football season. He has persistent in doing his schoolwork. In football, he did the hard work and got the rewards from it. That is spreading over to his other life and I think now he realizes if he does it the right way, with a good attitude, he can do more in life than he thought he could do.”
Banks is the first W.S. Neal player since Ashton Elliott in 2010 to make the list. Elliott made the team as honorable mention wide receiver. Banks was the lone player from W.S. Neal and T.R. Miller to make the team this season. This was the first time no T.R. Miller player has made the all-state since 1983, according to information posted on the Website AHSFHS.org. Here is the complete list of the All-State winners from classes 1A to 6A and the AISA along with their position, name, school, class, height and weight:
2012 All-State Football Team
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
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 Linemen: 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
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 Backs: 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 Lineman: 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.
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 Lineman: 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, Catholic-Montgomery, 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
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.; CJ Savage, Piedmont, So.; Braylan Smith, Sipsey Valley, Sr.
Offensive Lineman: 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 Lineman: 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. Daniel Otwell, Glencoe, Sr., 6-0, 185
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
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 Lineman: 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 Lineman: 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
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 Lineman: 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 Lineman: 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.
QB – Dylan Ingram, Edgewood Acad., Sr., 6-4, 220
RB – Jarrette Pope, Clarke Prep, Jr., 6-2, 215
RB – Jaevon Walton, Tuscaloosa Acad., Jr., 6-0, 225
RB – Kyle White, Macon-East Acad., Sr., 6-2, 180
WR – Rod Boykin, Edgewood Acad., Sr., 6-1, 180
WR – Taylor Hawthorne, Edgewood Acad., Jr., 6-4, 190
TE – O.J. Howard, Autauga Acad., Sr., 6-6, 230
OL – Terrell Bush, Tuscaloosa Acad., Jr., 6-3, 305
OL – Frank Warren, Glenwood Acad., Jr, 6-6, 340
OL – Karson Loomis, Macon-East Acad., Sr., 5-11, 210
OL – Wesley Williamson, Clarke Prep, Jr., 6-2, 285
OL – Cody Rogers, Sumter Acad., Sr., 6-0, 200
PK – Triston Knight, Lee-Scott Acad., Sr., 5-9, 170
ATH – Alex Morris, Ashford Acad., Sr., 6-2, 175
DB – Rush Wiggins, Clarke Prep, Sr., 6-2, 195
DB – Brody Thomasson, Lakeside, Jr., 6-0, 175
DB – Trey Johnston, Ashford Acad., Sr., 5-11, 160
DB – Mike Calhoun, Restoration, Sr., 5-10, 180
LB – Cortney Wilbanks, Restoration, Jr., 6-0, 225
LB – Bailey Hansen, Edgewood Acad., Sr., 6-4, 195
LB – David Ruffin, Lee-Scott Acad., Sr., 5-11, 195
LB – Dashun Bartley, East Memorial Chr., Sr., 6-2, 215
DL – Craig Bryan, Monroe Acad., Sr., 6-1, 250
DL – Raheem Sheppard, Hooper Acad., Sr., 6-1, 240
DL – Nick Henderson, Crenshaw Chr., So., 6-1, 173
DL – Casey McCluskie, Edgewood Acad., Sr., 6-3, 280
P – Cole Marsh, Southern Acad., Sr., 6-1, 190
ATH – Clay Thomas, Tuscaloosa Acad., Sr., 5-9, 180
Coach of the Year: Robert Johnson, Tuscaloosa Acad.
Quarterback: London Maynard, Autauga Acad., Jr.; Jonathon Plott, Tuscaloosa Acad., Sr.
Running back: Josh Crawford, Edgewood Acad., So.; Parker Allen, Patrician Acad., Jr.
Wide Receiver: Michael Swann, Glenwood Acad., Sr.; Shade Pritchett, Marengo Acad., Jr.
Tight End: Thomas DeGrange, Lee-Scott Acad., Jr.
Offensive Lineman: J.D. Diaz, Tuscaloosa Acad., Sr.; Mathew Luster, Crenshaw Chr., Jr.; Aaron Wainwright, Autauga Acad., Sr.; Ryan Leonard, Lee-Scott Acad., Sr.
Defensive back: Michael Thompson, Escambia Acad., Sr.; Shaun Lewis, Crenshaw Chr., Sr.; Gentry Allen, Patrician Acad., Sr.
Linebacker: Taylor Carpenter, Jackson Acad., Sr.; Chris Yonkers, Sumter Acad., Sr.; Hayden Hall, Marengo Acad., So.; Zack Paulene, Autauga Acad., So.; Caleb Tucker, Clarke Prep, Jr.
Defensive Lineman: Kyle Andrews, Tuscaloosa Acad., Sr.; Alryk Perry, Glenwood Acad., Sr.; B.J. Johnson, Edgewood Acad., Sr.
Athlete: Parker Farley, Tuscaloosa Acad., Sr; Jacob Rose, Southern Acad., Sr.; Darius Bennett, Hooper Acad., Sr.
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