South Pittsburg Lands Six On TSWA Class 1A All-State Football Team
Total Of 13 Area Athletes Named In 1A, 2A And 3A Classifications
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - by Dennis Norwood
South Pittsburg's Reginal Hunter (28) hauls in a pass during the Pirates 24-21 win over McKenzie in the 2021 BlueCross Bowl at Finley Stadium. Hunter is one of six South Pittsburg players named to the 2021 TSWA Class 1A All-State team. A total of 13 area athletes were tapped for the honor
- photo by Lawson Whitaker
The Tennessee Sports Writers Association announced its 2021 All-State football teams in the 3A, 2A and 1A classifications on Wednesday. The Chattanooga area garnered 13 student-athletes on the list with Class 1A state champion South Pittsburg claiming six spots, closely followed by Class 4A’s Meigs County with four.
Marion County, Polk County and Signal Mountain each had one player tapped for the superlative honor.
The Pirates, who defeated McKenzie, 24-21, the title game at Finley Stadium, saw players on both sides of the ball named.
On offense, senior quarterback Richard Hunter led the way, along with running back DeAndre Kelly and wide receiver Reginald Hunter, both seniors. Sophomore kicker Cooper Keown was honored, as well.
Defensively, South Pittsburg was well represented by two senior lineman, Gio Davis and Josiah Huntley.
In 2A, Meigs County picked up four honorees. Senior quarterback Logan Carroll was tabbed on offense, along with teammate Cameron Huckabey, a senior wide receiver.
Defensively, the Tigers were repped by junior lineman Dalton Purgason and senior linebacker Ben Smith.
Marion County senior Taye Hutchins was selected as an athlete on offense and Colby Maynor, a Polk County senior, was named at kicker.
The lone area selection in Class 3A was Signal Mountain’s Aiden Adkins, a senior linebacker.
The Division II teams will be announced tomorrow.
QB – Caden Buckles, Alcoa, Sr.*
QB – Keaton Harig, Loudon, Sr.*
QB – Jacob Dooley, Waverly, Sr.*
RB– Jamarion Dowell, Covington, Jr.
RB – Amarion Ford, East Nashville, Sr.
RB – Chaye McElroy, Giles County, Sr.
RB – Dontavis Vaughn, Dyersburg, Sr.
WR – Major Newman, Alcoa, Sr.
WR – Jordan Harris, Alcoa, Jr.
OL – Lance Williams, Alcoa, Jr.
OL – Tyler Jeffries, Alcoa, Jr.
OL – Ryan Wright, Northview Academy, Sr.
OL – Parker Hollingsworth, White House, Jr.
OL – Kaymon Overton, East Nashville, Sr.
ATH – Kenji Lewis, Memphis East, Sr.
K – Blair Shelton, West Greene, Sr.
DL – Michael Williams, Alcoa, Sr.
DL – Jamison Keeley, Smith County, Jr.
DL – Alex Gates, Dyersburg, Jr.
DL – Alden Staggs, Giles County, Sr.
LB – Aaron Davis, Alcoa, Jr.
LB – Aiden Adkins, Signal Mountain, Sr.
LB – Jerry Campbell, East Nashville, Sr.
LB – Pierce Scholato, White House, Sr.
LB – Elijah Cannon, Alcoa, So.
DB – Isaiah Bryant, Alcoa, Sr.
DB – Mark Joseph, Sheffield, Jr.
DB – Noah Dyer, Pigeon Forge, Sr.
DB – Jason Rose, Giles County, Sr.
DB – AC Mason-Young, Covington, Jr.
ATH – Cortlynn Barnes, Millington, Sr.
P – Esteban Mendoza, Union County, Jr.
QB – Ty Simpson, Westview, Sr.*
QB – Luke Myers, South Greene, Sr.
QB – Logan Carroll, Meigs County, Sr.
RB – Aden Hutcherson, Huntingdon, Sr.
RB – Mason Bowman, Monterey, Jr.
RB – Bryson Claiborne, Trousdale, Sr.
WR – Cameron Miller, Memphis Academy of Health Sciences, Sr.*
WR – Cameron Huckabey, Meigs County, Sr.*
WR – Tyler Woodard, Freedom Prep, Sr.
OL – Xavier Shoemaker, Oneida, Sr.
OL – McKinley Kuhn, Hampton, Sr.
OL – Grant Hoover, Monterey, Sr.
OL – Darius Gordon, Huntingdon, Sr.
OL – Trevor Graham, Riverside, Sr.
ATH – Taye Hutchins, Marion County, Sr.
K – Colby Maynor, Polk County, Sr.
DL – Blake Reeves, Huntingdon, Sr.
DL – Xavier Harper, Trousdale, Sr.
DL – C.J. King, Oneida, Sr.
DL – Charles Perkins, Memphis Academy of Health Sciences, Sr.
DL – Dalton Purgason, Meigs County, Jr.
LB – Kael Feichtinger, Lewis County, Sr.
LB – Hayden Smith, Westview, Jr.
LB – Gavin Alderson, Mt. Pleasant, Jr.
LB – Jayden Robertson, Watertown, Sr.
LB – Ben Smith, Meigs County, Sr.
DB – Conor Jones, Hampton, Sr.
DB – Omarion Harris, Westview, Jr.
DB – Drew Shanklin, Westview, Jr.
DB – Tayton Swift, Forrest, Jr.
DB – Dom Moran, Rockwood, Sr.
ATH – Amari Thomas, Riverside, Sr.
P – Jackson Abel, Westview, Sr.
QB – Richard Hunter, South Pittsburg, Sr.
QB – Matthew Albritton, Gordonsville, Jr.
QB – Emmett Hegland, Midway, Sr.
RB – Seth Birchfield, Cloudland, Sr.
RB – Khalik Ganaway, Peabody, Sr.*
RB – De’Andre Kelly, South Pittsburgh, Sr.*
WR – Reginald Hunter, South Pittsburg, Sr.
WR – Landon Baker, Gordonsville, Sr.
WR – Devin Ramsey, Unaka, Sr.
OL – Gus Hill, Fayetteville, Sr.
OL – Barrett Powers, Cornersville, Sr.
OL – Bryson Ridge, Coalfield, Sr.
OL – Connor Meadows, Peabody, Sr.
OL – Wyatt Hays, West Carroll, Sr.
ATH – Marquez Taylor, McKenzie, Jr.*
K – Cooper Keown, South Pittsburg, So.
DL – Jason Baskerville, Peabody, Sr.
DL – Josiah Huntley, South Pittsburg, Sr.
DL – Gio Davis, South Pittsburg, Sr.
DL – Maverick Simerly, Cloudland, Sr.
DL – Andre Thompson, Fayetteville, Sr.
LB – Will Dudney, Gordonsville, Jr.
LB – Rashad McCreary, McKenzie, Jr.
LB – Tatum Oliver, Dresden, Jr.
LB – Trey Cook, McKenzie, Sr.
DB – Kentius Henderson, Fayetteville, So.
DB – Dawson White, Moore County, So.
DB – Malachi Clay, Lake County, Jr.
DB – Jeremiah Williams, Lake County, Jr.
DB – Jackson Cassidy, McKenzie, Jr.
ATH – Landon Lowe, Coalfield, Sr.
P – Landon Ramsey, Unaka, Jr.
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