All-Area football team
by Brandon Miller
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Monteo Garrett


Sr., 6-0, 185, QB

Noteworthy: Garrett topped 1,000 yards in both passing and rushing for the second straight year. He finished with 1,354 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns and 1,683 yards passing with 19 scores.

Jaylon Lyles

Clay Central

Jr., 5-11, 170, RB

Noteworthy: Lyles did everything he could for the Vols' offense. He rushed for 2,089 yards and 16 touchdowns along with having 48 receiving yards and 188 passing yards and a touchdown.

Trey Bolton

Cleburne County

Sr., 5-8, 175, RB

Noteworthy: Bolton continued his success his senior season, leading the Tigers to the quarterfinals of the Class 4A playoffs. He finished the season with 1,903 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Dylan Tullis


Jr., 6-0, 195, RB

Noteworthy: Tullis split carries with others, but did the most he could when he had the ball. He finished the season averaging 6.2 yards a carry, with 1,375 yards, and 17 touchdowns.

Willis Knight

Randolph County

Sr., 6-0, 172, WR

Noteworthy: Knight closed out his career with quite a season for the Tigers. He caught 62 passes for 739 yards and 11 touchdowns. He added 321 rushing yards and four more touchdowns and intercepted a pass for a score.

Kyle Lovvorn


Jr., 6-1, 185, WR

Noteworthy: Lovvorn was a consistent threat to the outside all year for the Bulldogs. He recorded 875 receiving yards and added six touchdowns.

Matthew Shortt

Cleburne County

Sr., 5-10, 260, OL

Noteworthy: Shortt’s third straight season starting on the line was a great way to end his career for the Tigers. He graded out at 94 percent this season.

Zack Patterson


Jr., 6-0, 240, OL

Noteworthy: Patterson was the lead the blocker for a hard-nose offense that ran the ball straight at the opposition’s defense.

Connor Smith


Sr., 6-4, 240, OL/TE

Noteworthy: Smith had the blocking skills of a lineman and hands of a tight end. He graded out at 80 percent and recorded 29 tackles on defense. Over the last two seasons, he had seven catches for seven scores.

Shedrick Thomas


Sr., 6-4, 280, OL

Noteworthy: Thomas punished opposing team’s defenses for the second straight season the line. He also played defense for the Golden Bears.

Tyler Rollins


Sr., 5-10, 170, TE

Noteworthy: Rollins was a big-time player on both sides of the ball. He recorded 459 receiving yards and two touchdowns, along with 83 tackles, eight sacks and two forced fumbles on defense.

John Wes Adcock


Sr., 5-11, 173, ATH

Noteworthy: Adcock did a little bit of everything for the Bobcats. He threw for 1,524 yards and 14 touchdowns and rushed for 319 and 10 more scores at quarterback. He recorded 39 tackles on defense.

Anderson Jacks

Cleburne County

Jr., 5-11, 140, K

Noteworthy: Jacks scored 54 points for the Tigers, including eight field goals, with a long of 42 yards. He made 30 extra points on the season.

Juantav’vius Johnson


Jr., 6-4, 310, DL

Noteworthy: There wasn’t anything Johnson wasn’t able to do. He recorded 77 tackles, including 68 solos. He also scored nine touchdowns when playing fullback in a short-yardage offense.

Justus Herring


Jr., 6-1, 215, DL

Noteworthy: Herring was great on both sides of the ball. He recorded 50 tackles, 37 solos, including 19 for loss. Herring added 586 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.

Colby Robinson

Clay Central

Jr., 5-10, 190, DL

Noteworthy: Robinson was a big piece of the Vols' strong defense. He recorded 65 tackles, four sacks and had an interception.

Tyler Connell


Sr., 6-0, 210, DL

Noteworthy: Connell played hard-nose football all season. He anchored the Bulldogs defense line, recording 54 tackles, three sacks and forcing two fumbles.

Payton Reynolds

Clay Central

Jr., 5-11, 206, LB

Noteworthy: Reynolds was unstoppable for the second straight season for the Vols. He finished the season with 103 tackles, five for loss, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.

Dallas Cabe

Cherokee County

Sr., 6-1, 194, LB

Noteworthy: Cabe was a force for the Warriors. He recorded 94 tackles and forced a fumble on defense and rushed for 487 yards and six touchdowns on offense.

Ryan James

Clay Central

Sr., 5-8, 172, LB

Noteworthy: James was big part of the linebacker corps for the Vols' defense, which allowed an average of 10.9 points a game. He had 79 tackles, including four for loss.

Cole Yearta


Sr., 5-10, 170, LB

Noteworthy: Yearta used experience to anchor the linebacker corps for the Bulldogs, which was filled with talent. He recorded 69 tackles on the season.

Chris Briskey

Clay Central

Sr., 5-9, 149, DB

Noteworthy: Briskey held his own at defensive back for the Vols. He recorded 45 tackles, including 30 solos, intercepted five passes, forced five fumbles and had three fumble recoveries.

Tavon Lawson


Sr., 6-1, 195, DB

Noteworthy: Lawson was the quarterback of the Lions' defense. He recruited 42 tackles, including 31 solos, forced five fumbles and intercepted a pass.

Zay Caldwell


Soph., 5-10, 155, DB

Noteworthy: Caldwell was a quarterback’s worst nightmare. He intercepted eight passes, recorded 30 tackles and had 319 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

Elijah McFarland

Randolph County

Jr., 6-3, 160, DB

Noteworthy: McFarland led the team with eight interceptions, but that was just a start. He threw for 1,034 yards and seven scores, rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns and had 45 receiving yards.

DeAndre Wills

Clay Central

Sr., 6-4, 246, P

Noteworthy: Wills isn’t first thought of as a punter. He was a star on defense, with 43 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble. But he also averaged 38.7 yards a punt.

Honorable mention

Spring Garden – Will Ivey, Matt Mullinax; Ranburne – Donovan Tullis, Cole Yearta, Dalton Wiggins; Handley – Jerreion Williams, Beau Robinson; Cherokee County – Ty Green; Randolph County – Rico Nelson; Munford – Earl Moss, C.J. Chapman; Cleburne County – Christian Henson, Jeremiah McLeroy; Clay Central – Aaron Boyd, Anthony Wood.
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