Seven Area Players Voted to Class 5A All-State Football Team

Sunday, January 5, 2014 - by special report to chattanoogan.com

East Hamilton's Tony Francois, Austin Gatewood and Tre Herndon headline the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Class 5A all-state football team.

Other Chattanooga-area players voted to the team were Cleveland's Austin Herink and D.J. Jones and Ooltewah's David Nobles and David Strickland.

Coming Monday, Dec. 6: Class 6A all-state team.

Class 5A

 

Coach of the Year: James Counce (Henry County)

 

OFFENSE

 

QB – Ethan Jeffers (Campbell County)

QB – LeEarl Patterson (Melrose)

QB – Austin Herink (Cleveland)

RB – Dorian Carter (Beech)

RB – Matthew Fox (Anderson County)

RB – Nathan Cottrell (West)

WR – Brandon Donaldson (Henry County)

WR – Drake Powell (Clinton)

WR – Cornellius Sturghill (Melrose)

WR – Tony Francois (East Hamilton)

OL – Jeffrey Marshall (Henry County)

OL – Matthew Pyke (Anderson County)

OL – David Nobles (Ooltewah)

OL – Mason McNutt (South-Doyle)

OL – Leon Humphrey (West)

ATH – Joc Bruce (South-Doyle)

ATH – D.J. Jones (Cleveland)

ATH – Montrell Pardue (Northeast)

K – Bryan Rammel (Henry County)

 

DEFENSE

 

DL – Terry Fultz (Ridgeway)

DL – Ray Taylor (Memphis East)

DL – Khalil Watford (West)

DL – Hunter Lane (Gibbs)

DL – David Strickland (Ooltewah)

DL – Xavier Schulter (Lincoln County)

LB – Cody Underwood (West)

LB – Noah Hoxie (West)

LB – Nick Bailey (Campbell County)

LB – Dennis Tharpe (Henry County)

LB – Austin Gatewood (East Hamilton)

DB – Shontel Thompson (Henry County)

DB – Jospeh Elkins (Campbell County)

DB – Kyland Tate (Memphis East)

DB – Alex Burch (West)

DB – Max Bacon (West)

DB – Tyler Eddings (Shelbyville)

DB – Tre Herndon (East Hamilton)

P – Hunter Sumner (Oak Ridge)

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



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