Three Chattanooga Players Named Mr. Football Finalists

Monday, November 12, 2018

Tyner's Jeremiah Batiste, Notre Dame's Cameron Wynn and East Hamilton kicker Mason Lafollette were named Tennessee Titans Mr. Football finalists on Monday. 

The Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards will be presented to the top football players in nine classifications of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association on Sunday, November 25, 2018, at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.  For the seventeenth consecutive year, the top kicker in the state will be recognized with a Mr. Football Award, regardless of classification.  

Five semifinalists in each classification were announced on November 2.  There are six classifications in Division I and three in Division II.  Three finalists for each category were announced by Mike Keith on the Titans website at www.titansonline.com today at 2:00 p.m. CST / 3:00 p.m. EST.  The three finalists for each award that were announced today will be the ones invited to attend the awards dinner at Nissan Stadium, where the winner of each award will be announced.

A committee of statewide sports writers selected winners based on performance in the 2018 regular season.  Academics and character were also taken into consideration.  High school head coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists.   

"We are very appreciative of the Tennessee Titans for their continued support of these awards,” stated Bernard Childress, Executive Director of the TSSAA.  “Having the awards presented at Nissan Stadium will provide a very special atmosphere for these outstanding student-athletes.”

This is the 34th year that the Mr. Football Awards have been presented to Tennessee’s best high school football players.  A Mr. Football trophy will be presented to the winners of each category.  A Mr. Football plaque will be presented to the other two finalists in each category.  The other semi-finalists will each receive a certificate. 

More than 400 people, including the 30 finalists, their families, coaches, school administrators and members of the media from all parts of the state, are expected to attend the 2018 dinner.

Mike Keith, play-by-play voice of the Tennessee Titans, will emcee the awards presentation. A live videostream of the awards will be provided at www.titansonline.com. 


2018 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Finalists

DIVISION I, CLASS 1A
Bryce Hanley, Greenback
Dezmon Johnson, Lake County
Cameron Whitaker, Cornersville


DIVISION I, CLASS 2A

Jeremiah Batiste, Tyner
J.D. Dixon, Waverly
Aaron Swafford, Meigs County



DIVISION I, CLASS 3A

Kam Harris-Lusk, Fairview
Walker Russell, Alcoa
Xavier Shepherd, Pearl Cohn



DIVISION I, CLASS 4A

Cade Ballard, Greeneville
Bobo Hodges, Maplewood
Stanton Martin, Anderson County



DIVISION I, CLASS 5A

Herbert Booker, Oak Ridge
Cade Larkins, David Crockett
Deshawn Page, Fulton



DIVISION I, CLASS 6A

Xavier Myers, Oakland
T.J. Sheffield, Independence
Devon Starling, Cane Ridge



DIVISION II, CLASS A

Da’Joun Hewitt, Davidson Academy
Stone Norton, Davidson Academy
Rube Scott Rhea, Fayette Academy



DIVISION II, CLASS AA

Eric Gray, Lausanne
Noah Henderson, CPA
Cameron Wynn, Notre Dame




DIVISION II, CLASS AAA

Maurice Hampton, MUS
Bill Norton, Christian Brothers
Omari Thomas, Briarcrest



KICKER OF THE YEAR

Mason Lafollette, East Hamilton

Garrett Taylor, Oakland
Zaden Webber, Rossview

 


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