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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)