ASWA back, linemen finalists: Piedmont's Jackson, Oxford's Thomas
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Piedmont's Exavyer Jackson sacks Winfield's Dawson Dean. Jackson finished second in 3A lineman of the year voting. (Photo by Stephen Gross)
Piedmont's Exavyer Jackson sacks Winfield's Dawson Dean. Jackson finished second in 3A lineman of the year voting. (Photo by Stephen Gross)
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Two football standouts from Calhoun County are among the 42 finalists for Alabama Sports Writers Association back and lineman of the year honors.

Oxford running back Racean Thomas is a finalist for 6A back of the year, while Piedmont defensive lineman Exavyer Jackson is a finalist for 3A lineman of the year. Both are seniors.

The top back and lineman in each of the six AHSAA classifications and one in the Alabama Independent School Association will be announced Jan. 15 at a banquet in Montgomery.

Jackson (5-8, 260) had 114 tackles, 24 of which were for a loss. He added nine sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Thomas (5-11, 205) rushed for 2,211 yards and 32 touchdowns. He averaged 9.8 yards a carry.

CLASS 1A

BACK


Jermarcus Brown, Pickens County

Tank Hollingsworth, Berry

Brody Meeks, Lynn

LINEMAN

Eddquerron Harris, R.A. Hubbard

Jatevin Horn, Marengo

Ben Mills, Coosa Christian

CLASS 2A

BACK


Jakoby Aldridge, Sweet Water

Marlon Bridges, Lanett

Tyler Rogers, Mobile Christian

LINEMAN

Kadarrius Lawrence, Fultondale

Baltazar Rubio, Tanner

Trent Thrash, Fyffe

CLASS 3A

BACK


Ryan Carpenter, Colbert Co.

Jamarius Henderson, Dale Co.

Malik Miller, Madison Academy

LINEMAN

Exavyer Jackson, Piedmont


Frank Williams, Madison Acad.

Tyler Wright, Leeds

CLASS 4A

BACK


Ronnie Clark, Calera

Troy Dixon, UMS-Wright

C.J. Tolbert, Dadeville

LINEMAN

Blake Bean, Oneonta

Richard McBryde, Charles Henderson

A.J. Smoot, Dora

CLASS 5A

BACK


Dantley Coker, Southside-Gadsden

Nick Gibson, Pinson Valley

Tyler Johnson, Spanish Fort

LINEMAN

Tyler Carr, Southside-Gadsden

Jordan Sims, Homewood

Tre Williams, St. Paul’s

CLASS 6A

BACK


Kendrick Doss, Florence

Keith Mixon, Shades Valley

Racean Thomas, Oxford

LINEMAN


Rashaan Evans, Auburn

Shaun Hamilton, Carver-Montgomery

Keith Holcombe, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa

AISA

BACK


Josh Crawford, Edgewood Acad.

Jake McKenzie, Monroe Acad.

Jarrette Pope, Clarke Prep

LINEMAN

Terrell Bush, Tuscaloosa Acad.

Trey Carter, Monroe Acad.

Cortney Wilbanks, Restoration Acad.

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