Moon, Franklin, Stakely Voted To 4A All-State Football Team

Saturday, January 04, 2014 - by special report to

Signal Mountain's Harrison Moon, Hixson's Charles Franklin and Sequoyah's Alex Stakely have been voted to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Class 4A all-state football team.

Coming Sunday, Jan. 5: Class 5A all-state team.

Class 4A

Coach of the Year: Rob Black (Fulton)


QB – Penny Smith (Fulton)

QB – Zack Finchum (Greeneville)

QB – Dylan Wieger (Sullivan South)

RB – Daryl Rollins-Davis (Fulton)

RB – Ke'Shawn Vaughn (Pearl-Cohn)

RB – Ethan Thomas (Elizabethton)

RB – Jamal Jones (Trezevant)

RB – Keyon Crisp (Bolivar)

WR – Xavier Hawkins (Fulton)

WR – Kenton Baker (Giles County)

WR – Gabriel Scott (Trezevant)

ATH – Hank Black (Carter)

ATH – Hays Culbreth (Greeneville)

ATH – Montavious Lagrone (Dyersburg)

OL – Akeem Cooperwood (Fulton)

OL – Michael Scates (Fulton)

OL – Logan Irwin (Catholic)

OL – Carlos Johnson (Pearl-Cohn)

OL – Harrison Moon (Signal Mountain)

OL – Charles Franklin (Hixson)

K – Wyatt Price (Knoxville Catholic)


 DL – Torrey Mabone (Trezevant)

DL – Marcus Rhea (Giles County)

DL – Tyler Stokes (Fulton)

DL – Josh Silvey (Knoxville Catholic)

DL – Jake Sell (Greeneville)

DL – Connor McIntire (Dyersburg)

LB – Nicholas Clay (Trezevant)

LB – David Hamilton (Catholic)

LB – Hunter Boyd (Crockett County)

LB – Hayden Gregory (Pearl-Cohn)

LB – D.J. Campbell (Fulton)

LB – Sydney Jackson (Fulton)

LB – Davion Browning (North Side)

DB – Will Martinez (Catholic)

DB – Trevor Wright (Greeneville)

DB – Domonique Williams (Fulton)

DB – Lennox Roper (Fulton)

DB – Cameron Ordway (Giles County)

DB – Alex Stakely (Sequoyah)

P – Aaron Medley (Marshall County)

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