Bucs' Brewer, Tigers' Walters, Bears' Sanders Finalists For Lineman Of Year Honors

Red Raiders' Gaglianone In Line For DII-AA Kicker Of The Year

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - by Special to Chattanoogan.com

HERMITAGE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards will be presented to the top 10 backs and linemen in five classifications of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association on Nov. 26 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro.

For the 11th consecutive year, the top kicker in the state will be recognized with a Mr.
Football Award.  There are three finalists in this category, regardless of their school’s classification.

Three Chattanooga area lineman have been nominated.

Boyd-Buchanan’s Malik Brewer is a finalist for the Class A Lineman of the Year, Howard’s Brandon Walters is a candidate for the same honor in Class 2A as is Austin Sanders of Bradley Central in Class 3A .

Baylor’s Rafael Gaglianone is up for the DII-AA kicker of the year.

South Pittsburg star Demetric Johnson is in the running for Class A Back of the Year.

"High school football in Tennessee enjoys a great tradition throughout the state and we are pleased to join the TSSAA for the fifth consecutive year in saluting these fine young men at the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards," said Titans owner Bud Adams.

"The young men that are recognized with these awards are truly the best of the best! They are selected not only for their football skills, but for their strong character and academic achievements and we're honored to join the TSSAA in saluting them!"

A committee of statewide sports writers selected winners based on performance in the 2012 regular season.  Academics and character were also taken into consideration.  High school head coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists.  

"We're very thankful to Mr. Adams and the Tennessee Titans for their continued commitment to high school athletics in serving as the title sponsor for these awards,” stated Bernard Childress, Executive Director of the TSSAA.

"We are obviously excited and appreciative about being involved with the Tennessee Titans.  They have helped make the recognition of the 33 student-athletes, their families, and schools possible," added Childress.

This is the twenty-eighth year that the Mr. Football Awards have been presented to Tennessee’s best high school football players.  Plaques will be presented to 22 other finalists.

Approximately 600 people, including the honorees, their families, coaches, school administrators and members of the media from all parts of the state, are expected to attend the 2012 luncheon.

Mike Keith, play-by-play voice of the Tennessee Titans, will emcee the awards presentation. A live videostream of the awards will be provided for free by the TSSAA Network.  Those interested can watch the awards by going to www.TSSAANetwork.com.

2012 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Finalists

CLASS A LINEMAN

Malik Brewer, Boyd Buchanan
Tyler Coen, Gordonsville
Tanner Martin, Friendship Christian

CLASS AA LINEMAN
Brett Kendrick, CAK
Thomas Loy, Alcoa
Brandon Walters, Howard

CLASS AAA LINEMAN
Frank Herron, Memphis Central
Austin Sanders, Bradley Central
Logan Teichmann, Brentwood

DII-A LINEMAN

Chase Hensley, USJ
Walker Jones, ECS
Dylan Young, St. George’s

DII-AA LINEMAN
Derek Barnett, Brentwood Academy
Peyton Klawinski, MUS
Michael Sawyers, Ensworth

CLASS A BACK

Demetric Johnson, South Pittsburg
Will McKamey, Grace Christian
Jacob Warbritton, Huntingdon

CLASS AA BACK
Al Cobb, Giles County
Charlie High, CAK
Johnston White, Covington

CLASS AAA BACK

Mark Dodson, Whitehaven
Jalen Hurd, Beech
Brent Stockstill, Siegel

DII-A BACK
Todd Kelly, Webb School of Knoxville
Brent Rooker, ECS
Powers Spencer, USJ

DII-AA BACK

Cornelius Elder, Ensworth
Jalen Ramsey, Brentwood Academy
Jordan Rodgers, MUS

KICKER OF THE YEAR

Rafael Gaglianone, Baylor
Jonathan King, Farragut
C.J. Stafford, Houston

(E-mail Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com)

 


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