Chattanooga Area Places 10 In Toyota All-Star Classic

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - by special report to
The Chattanooga area-will be represented by 10 players in

this year’s seventh Toyota East/West All-Star Classic scheduled for Friday, Dec. 13, at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville.

Kickoff for this year’s game is slated for 7 o’clock CST at Tucker Stadium.

East Hamilton’s Ted Gatewood will serve as head coach of the East squad and Jeff Porter of White House will handle similar duties for the West team. 

Representing the Chattanooga area will be Baylor's Rafael Gaglianone, Cleveland's Austin Herink, East Hamilton's Hunter Moore, Baylor's George Porter, Ooltewah's David Nobles, East Hamilton's Tre Herndon, Cleveland's D.J. Jones, South Pittsburg's Kahlil Mitchell, Baylor's Will Thomas and East Hamilton's Austin Gatewood.   

“We are extremely excited about the young men who have been selected to represent these two teams and expect a great week of activities in Cookeville,” said Bill Marbet, Executive Director of the Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association, the organization that coordinates the annual event.
    “These players have had exceptional high school careers and many will continue their athletic careers next year at the college level. Several will no doubt also be playing in the BlueCross Bowl next week, hoping to add a state championship to their resume,” he continued.

Players are nominated by their high school coaches from all across the state, then selected by the coaching staffs for the game. They represent large and small high schools, both public and private.

The 88 players and more than a dozen coaches involved in the game will arrive in Cookeville on Tuesday evening, Dec. 10. Two-a-day practice sessions are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday prior to Friday’s game.

This year players will also participate in a football combine. Officials at Elite Athletic Events will put players through multiple training stations that include the bench press, vertical leap and 40-yard dash, as well as various agility drills.



2013 East All-Stars

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School College

Smith, Penny Athlete 6-2 180 Fulton

York, Connor Athlete 6-1 190 Upperman

Gaglianone, Rafael K 6-0 220 Baylor

Cantrell, Hunter P/TE 6-1 220 White Co.

Smith, Devin QB 6-4 195 Knox. Grace

Herink, Austin QB 6-3 210 Cleveland

Moore, Hunter QB 6-0 210 East Hamilton

Rollins, Daryl RB 5-9 173 Fulton

Prevo, Shawn RB 6-1 180 Maryville

Harding, Denzel RB 5-10 175 Siegel

Porter, George RB 5-9 185 Baylor

Hawkins, Xavier WR 5-10 170 Fulton

Mitchell, Adam WR 6-3 190 Tennessee

Stinson, JaJuan WR 5-7 170 Knox. Central

Williams, Jaquial WR 6-1 185 Austin East

Corder, Styles WR 6-0 170 Blackman

Adams, Aaron OL 6-5 315 Daniel Boone

Greer, Chandler OL 6-5 275 Bearden

Morris, Nathan OL 6-3 240 Knox. Grace

Napier, Benson OL 6-1 305 Coalfield

Nobles, David OL 6-3 240 Ooltewah

Pyke, Matthew OL/LS 6-3 295 Anderson Co.

Scates, Michael OL 6-5 290 Fulton

Yates, Caleb OL 6-4 285 Oakland Mercer

Herndon, Tre CB 6-0 175 East Hamilton Vanderbilt

Eddings, Tyler CB 5-10 185 Shelbybville

Jones, D. J. CB 6-1 180 Cleveland

Love, Malik CB 5-10 170 Alcoa

Melton, Matt CB 5-9 175 Webb

Onwu, Tad CB 6-0 175 Riverdale

West, Cole S 6-1 180 Oneida

Wright, Trevor S 6-0 175 Greeneville

Allen, Antonio LB 6-3 235 Blackman

Daniel, B. J. LB/LS 6-1 205 Cannon Co.

Mitchell, Kahlil LB 5-11 205 South Pittsburg

Peters, Nick LB 5-11 215 Siegel

Underwood, Cody LB 6-1 215 Knox. West

Barrett, Austin DT 6-3 275 Oakland Mercer

Sensabaugh, Nick DT 6-1 305 Dobyns Bennett

Young, Braylon DT 6-2 290 Alcoa

Gatewood, Austin DE 6-1 215 East Hamilton

Williams, Billy DE 6-3 235 Farragut

Thomas, Will DE 6-2 250 Baylor

Wright, Zac DE 6-2 240 Alcoa

HEAD COACH: Ted Gatewood (East Hamilton)

COORDINATORS: Offense - Steve Matthews (Knox. Catholic), Defense - Thomas McDaniel (Oakland)

ASSISTANT COACHES: Ron Crawford (Cleveland), Scott Cummings (Knox. West), Brian Pankey (Kingston), Stanton Stevens (LaVergne), John Webb (Rockwood).



2013 West All-Stars



No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School College


Swafford, Tyler QB 6-1 195 Brentwood Academy

Adkisson, Kendal QB 5-10 175 Hardin Co.

Warren, Ramadi RB 5-10 195 Whitehaven

Gerron, Otis RB 6-0 200 Dickson Co.

Martin, Justin RB 6-1 185 Nashville Overton

Dotson, J. D. FB 6-1 211 Ensworth

Willingham, Dwane WR 5-11 170 Whitehaven

Taylor, Brandon WR 5-9 165 Brentwood Acad.

Baker, Kenton WR 5-9 170 Giles Co.

Williams, Kenneth WR 6-0 180 Memphis Overton

Bradley, Ahmad WR 6-0 190 Mt. Juliet

Hayes, Austin TE 6-3 220 Pope John Paul II

Khoury, Michael TE 6-4 260 Mt. Juliet

Wade, Parker OL 6-3 265 Ensworth

Moffitt, Jessie OL 6-3 290 Goodpasture M.T.S.U.

Burton, Thomas OL 6-3 270 Whitehaven

Regan, Bruno OL 6-4 290 Clarksville

Irby, Joe OL 6-4 315 F.R.A. W.K.U.

Murphy, Denzel OT 6-3 300 Mitchell

Mott, D. J. OL 6-5 265 M.B.A.

Johnson, Taylor OL 6-3 300 Collierville

Johnson, Carlos OL 6-4 315 Pearl Cohn M.T.S.U.

Neary, Zak DB 6-1 195 Adamsville

Horton, Andrew DB 6-2 190 Cane Ridge

Hare, LaDarius DB 6-0 170 Mitchell

Pardue, Montrell DB 6-1 195 Clarksville NE

Adkins, Kevin DB 6-0 180 Jo Byrns

Streator, Porter DB 6-0 185 Hillsboro

Stribling, Finis DB 6-0 170 Independence

Wallis, Jacob DB 6-2 185 Adamsville

Scholato, Gunnar LB 6-3 225 Pope John Paul II

Wood, Taylor LB 5-9 185 White House

Tope, Ryker LB 6-0 220 Station Camp

Boyd, Hunter LB 5-10 195 Crockett Co.

Stoffer, Max LB 6-2 219 Father Ryan

Gregory, Hayden LB 6-0 225 Pearl Cohn

Tharpe, Dennis Jr. LB 6-0 175 Henry Co.

Benson, Dylan DE 6-1 250 Lewis Co.

Gwynn, Rodney DE 6-4 220 Memphis Central

Reed, Preston DE 6-5 215 Wilson Central

Zaffore, Tony DE 6-2 240 Station Camp

McIntire, Conner DT 5-10 240 Dyersburg

Boales, Lamarcus DT 6-0 260 Lexington

Stafford, C. J. P/K 6-0 175 Houston

HEAD COACH: Jeff Porter (White House)

COORDINATORS: Offense - Jim Grantham (White House), Defense - Jerry Joslin (Pope John Paul II).

ASSISTANT COACHES: Brandon Gray (Adamsville), Ryan Hamilton (White House), Trey Perry (Mt. Juliet), Chris Sanders (M.B.A.), Rodney Saulsberry (Whitehaven), Paul Wade (Ensworth).


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