Six Area Players Voted To 5A Preseason All-State Team

Thursday, August 08, 2013 - by special report to chattanoogan.com

Six Chattanooga-area high school players have been voted to the Star Physical Therapy 5A Preseason All-State Football Team published recently in Murphy Fair's Tennessee High School Football.

Earning spots on the team were East Hamilton's Bailey Lenoir, Cordell Sands and Austin Gatewood, Cleveland's Austin Herink and Koran Kennedy and Ooltewah's Desmond Pittman.

Fair compiles the preseason all-state teams using votes from the state's head football coaches. This is the 26th straight year Fair has published the preseason prep football magazine.

STAR PHYSICAL THERAPY 5A PRESEASON ALL-STATE TEAM

OFFENSE

QB    Austin Herink                Cleveland                    6-3    210    Sr.

RB    Jalen Hurd                    Beech                            6-4    230    Sr.

RB    Desmond Pittman         Ooltewah                        6-0    230    Sr.

WR    Johnathon Johnson    Melrose                            5-9    170    Jr.

WR    Adam Mitchell             Tennessee                        6-3    190    Sr.

TE    Bailey Lenoir                East Hamilton                    6-3    230    Sr.

OL    Matthew Pyke              Anderson Co.                    6-3    295    Sr.

OL    Koran Kennedy            Cleveland                            6-1    235    Jr.

OL    Cordell Sands                East Hamilton                    6-4    340    Sr.

OL    Isaac Chapman            Oak Ridge                            6-4    310    Sr.

OL    Mason McNutt                South Doyle                        6-3    265    Jr.

K    Dakota Vincil                    Lenoir City                            5-10    165    Sr.

DEFENSE

DB    Cedric Washington        Knox Central                        5-10    155    Jr.

DB    Jaylond Woods              Lenoir City                            5-10    175    Jr.

DB    Cornelius Sturghill        Melrose                                  6-0    180    Sr.

DB    Richard Turner             Oak Ridge                            6-1    175    Sr.

LB    Austin Gatewood            East Hamilton                    6-1    205    Sr.

LB    Cody Underwood            Knox West                        6-1    215    Sr.

LB     Jack Cooter                    Lincoln Co.                        6-0    190    Sr.

DL    Bruno Regan                    Clarksville                        6-4    290    Sr.

DL    Griffin Wood                     Henry Co.                        6-1    245    Sr.

DL    Kyle Phillips                    Hillsboro                            6-4    250    Jr.

DL    Romani Kolfan                Kingsbury                            6-0    285    Sr.

P    Hunter Cantrell                White Co.                            6-1    220    Sr.

Fair's magazine can be purchased in Chattanooga at Big Ridge Cleaners (5936 Hixson Pike, Publix Shopping Center); Mountain City Cleaners (3554 Broad Street); Carriage Cleaners (715 Signal Mountain Road); Carriage Cleaners (3835 Dayton Blvd.)

This is the 13th of a series on Chattanooga-area high school football. Coming Friday, Aug. 9: Class 6A Preseason All-State Team.

(E-mail Stan Crawley at wscrawley@earthlink.net)


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