Bears' Person, Raiders' Jones Region 2-6A Players Of Year

Owls' Versatile Manning Selected As Ironman Of Year

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - by special to The

Region 2-6A football coaches recently handed out top awards for the 2017 season.

Bradley Central earned two major awards: Jay Person, defensive player of the year, and the entire defensive staff as defensive assistant of the year.

Cleveland’s Keegan Jones is the offensive player of the year.

Ooltewah’s Andrew Manning, a wide receiver, safety, long snapper and holder, received the ironman of the year.

Maryville got four awards, including team of the year, Derek Hunt, coach of the year; quarterback Dylan Hopkins, player of the year and wide receiver A.J. Davis, sophomore of the year.

The all-region team:

Maryville – Tee Hodge, Christian Markham, Seth Orren, Isaiah Cobb, Byron Brown, Mason Gann, Will Orren, Jack Williams, Jacob Wall (academic).

Bradley Central – Lameric Tucker, Dylan Standifer, Nick Howell, Chris Cash, Kevin Gentry, Jeffrey Brewer, Hayden Owenby, Jake Pressley (academic).

Cleveland – Romeo Wykle, Micaleous Elder, Chase Oliver, Kellye Cawood, Caleb Flicker, Logan Stutzman, Ty Baker (academic).

Ooltewah – Kyrell Sanford, Rondarius Wash, Brandon Davis, Zaire Bruner, Jaylen Rogers, Jack Richards (academic).

Heritage – D.J. Cooper, Kameron Johnson, Landon Harrell, Jackson Jett, Tim Shultz (academic).

McMinn County – Tabre Abernathy, Will Wright, Austin Arnett, Caleb Goodine (academic).

William Blount – Damien Love, Nick Yoakum, Michael Harris, Isaac Norman (academic).

(Contact Larry Fleming at and on Twitter @larryfleming44)

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