Tennessean: 2014 All-Midstate Football Team

the-tennesseanBy The Tennessean High School Sports Staff – FULL ARTICLE LINK

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

COLE EUVERARD

Montgomery Bell Academy, Senior

Quarterback

Ht: 5-11 Wt: 188

Why chosen: DII-AA Mr. Football back winner tallied 2,654 yards from scrimmage and 36 total touchdowns, helping lead the Big Red to an 11-2 record and the school’s first DII-AA championship since 2007.

KE’SHAWN VAUGHN

Pearl-Cohn, Senior

Running back

Ht: 5-10 Wt: 210

Why chosen: Class AA Mr. Football back winner and Gatorade Player of the Year spearheaded the Firebirds’ Class 4A semifinal run, piling up 2,645 yards and 45 touchdowns while averaging over 10 yards per carry.

DYLAN LINDER

Livingston Academy, Junior

Running back

Ht: 6-1 Wt: 170

Why chosen: Workhorse back eclipsed the 200-yard mark five times, including a 300-yard performance, totaling 2,436 yards and 30 touchdowns while helping the Wildcats to an 11-2 record and the Class 4A quarterfinals.

VAN JEFFERSON

Ravenwood, Senior

Wide receiver

Ht: 6-2 Wt: 180

Why chosen: Georgia commitment and Class AAA Mr. Football back finalist hauled in 67 receptions for 1,223 yards and 13 touchdowns, helping lead the Raptors to the BlueCross Bowl for the first time since 2006.

RONTAVIUS GROVES

Pearl-Cohn, Junior

Wide receiver

Ht: 5-11 Wt: 175

Why chosen: Speedy three-star prospect snagged 48 receptions for 1,223 yards and 19 touchdowns for the Firebirds, helping lead his team to its most successful postseason run since 2007.

JACKSON HARRIS

Columbia, Senior

Tight end

Ht: 6-6 Wt: 250

Why chosen: Four-star prospect and Georgia commitment was one of his team’s top offensive weapons, tallying more than 1,200 yards receiving and nine touchdowns for the Lions.

JACK JONES

Oakland, Senior

Offensive line

Ht: 6-4 Wt: 278

Why chosen: Tennessee commitment and two-time Class AAA Mr. Football lineman had a position grade of over 90 percent for the season with 112 pancake blocks, helping lead the Patriots to the Class 6A semifinals.

PARKER HOWELL

Christ Presbyterian Academy, Senior

Offensive line

Ht: 6-5 Wt. 250

Why chosen: Three-star prospect and Class AA Mr. Football lineman graded out at 94 percent for the season with 89 pancake blocks, helping lead the Lions to an unbeaten season and the Class 3A championship.

RYAN JOHNSON

Brentwood Academy, Junior

Offensive line

Ht: 6-6 Wt: 275

Why chosen: Four-star Tennessee commit helped pave the way for an offense that racked up nearly 5,000 yards and 406 points in 11 games while advancing to the Division II-AA quarterfinals.

BRYCE MATHEWS

Brentwood Academy, Junior

Offensive line

Ht: 6-5 Wt: 270

Why chosen: Four-star prospect helped pave the way for an offense that racked up nearly 5,000 yards and 406 points in 11 games while advancing to the Division II-AA quarterfinals.

ALEX GIVENS

Nashville Christian, Senior

Offensive line

Ht: 6-6 Wt: 280

Why chosen: Three-star Ole Miss commitment and Class A Mr. Football lineman finalist graded out at 96 percent for the season with 104 pancake blocks, helping lead the Eagles to a 12-1 record and the Class 1A semifinals.

J.R. OSBORN

Christ Presbyterian Academy, Senior

Kicker

Ht: 5-11 Wt: 175

Why chosen: Versatile athlete connected on two of his seven field goal attempts (long: 53 yards), but four of his five misses were from beyond 55 yards. He also connected on 55 of 56 extra-point tries.

VINCENT PERRY

Hillsboro, Senior

Athlete

Ht: 5-11 Wt: 170

Why chosen: Three-star Tennessee commit racked up 1,790 yards from scrimmage and 27 total touchdowns, helping lead the Burros to a 14-1 record and the Class 5A championship game.

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

KYLE PHILLIPS

Hillsboro, Senior

Defensive line

Ht: 6-4 Wt: 250

Why chosen: Four-star prospect finished with 57.5 tackles (22.5 for lost yardage) and 13 sacks, anchoring a stingy Burros defense that surrendered an average of less than 10 points per contest.

JACKSON PITTMAN

Brentwood Academy, Senior

Defensive line

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 285

Why chosen: Two-star prospect and DII-AA Mr. Football lineman finalist posted 37 tackles (nine for lost yardage) with 3.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries for the Eagles.

MYLES DOUGLAS

Ensworth, Senior

Defensive line

Ht: 6-2 Wt: 290

Why chosen: Two-star prospect and DII-AA Mr. Football lineman finalist recorded 35.5 tackles (seven for lost yardage) with four sacks and two fumble recoveries for the DII-AA runner-up Tigers.

DEANGELO HOLT

Overton, Senior

Defensive line

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 220

Why chosen: Hybrid defender spent time at linebacker and defensive end, finishing the season with 62 tackles (five for lost yardage) and 19 sacks while helping lead his team to a 6-5 record and a Class 6A playoff berth.

KEVIN PRATHER

Oakland, Senior

Linebacker

Ht: 6-0 Wt: 230

Why chosen: District 7-AAA Defensive MVP helped lead a suffocating Patriots defense, recording 119 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and two interceptions.

JOSH SMITH

Oakland, Senior

Linebacker

Ht: 6-4 Wt: 230

Why chosen: Four-star Vanderbilt commitment posted a team-leading 128 tackles (25 for lost yardage) with nine sacks, an interception and four forced fumbles while scoring two defensive touchdowns.

TYREL DODSON

Centennial, Junior

Linebacker

Ht: 6-2 Wt: 230

Why chosen: District 11-AAA Defensive MVP registered 74 tackles, two sacks, three interceptions and two forced fumbles, helping lead the Cougars to a 10-3 record and the Class 6A quarterfinals.

DONOVAN SHEFFIELD

Ensworth, Senior

Defensive back

Ht: 5-11 Wt. 170

Why chosen: Four-star Vanderbilt commitment recorded 32.5 tackles, six interceptions and three pass breakups, helping lead a Tigers defense that improved throughout the season.

RICO MCGRAW

Ensworth, Senior

Defensive back

Ht: 6-0 Wt: 190

Why chosen: Four-star Alabama commitment contributed 16.5 total tackles for the Tigers with 2.5 for loss, in addition to three pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

CAMERON ORDWAY

Giles County, Senior

Defensive back

Ht: 6-0 Wt: 174

Why chosen: Versatile Ole Miss commitment tallied 69 total tackles from his cornerback position with three interceptions and five pass deflections for the Bobcats.

MALIQUE FLEMING

Hillsboro, Junior

Defensive back

Ht: 5-10 Wt: 180

Why chosen: Opportunistic safety snagged six interceptions and recovered four fumbles, scoring three defensive touchdowns for the Burros in addition to making 87.5 tackles.

COREY FATONY

Franklin, Senior

Punter

Ht: 5-11 Wt: 190

Why chosen: Mr. Football kicker finalist and Missouri commitment averaged 42.5 yards per attempt with 11 downed inside in the 20-yard line, while sailing 45 of 53 kickoffs into the end zone.

UGO AMADI

Overton, Senior

Returner

Ht: 5-10 Wt: 180

Why chosen: Four-star prospect averaged 30 yards per kickoff return and 35 yards per punt return with four special teams returns for touchdowns.

SECOND-TEAM OFFENSE

QB: Joe Critchlow, Franklin, Sr.

RB: Darius Morehead, Ensworth, Jr.

RB: Charlie Davidson, Blackman, Sr.

WR: Emanuel Hall, Centennial, Sr.

WR: Taylor Thompson, Columbia Acad., Jr.

TE: Kyle Oliver, Oakland, Sr.

OL: Chad Mitchell, Montgomery Bell Acad., Sr.

OL: Andrew Wood, Friendship Christian, Sr.

OL: Houston Forsythe, Henry Co., Sr.

OL: Caleb Lafleur, Blackman, Sr.

OL: Greg McCloud, Ensworth, Sr.

K: David Luster, Montgomery Bell Acad., Sr.

ATH: Isiah Upton, East Nashville, Sr.

SECOND-TEAM DEFENSE

DL: Ethan Aurand, Riverdale, Sr.

DL: Robert Crawford, Father Ryan, Sr.

DL: Ty Nix, Oakland, Jr.

DL: Chris Kacprowski, Hendersonville, Sr.

LB: Jeb Stewart, Ravenwood, Sr.

LB: Jay Hockaday, Christ Presbyterian Acad., Sr.

LB: Daniel Bituli, Nashville Christian, Jr.

DB: Aaquil Annoor, Brentwood Acad., Sr.

DB: Nick Barton, Ravenwood, Sr.

DB: Ronnie Killings, Blackman, Sr.

DB: George Gbesee, Oakland, Sr.

P: Kyle Bennett, Riverdale, Sr.

RET: Jack Shoulders, Father Ryan, Sr.

THIRD-TEAM OFFENSE

QB: Cole Brown, Ravenwood, Sr.

RB: Isaiah Johnson, Rossview, Sr.

RB: Lennox McAfee, East Nashville, Sr.

WR: Nate Johnson, Independence, Jr.

WR: Ronald Cleveland, Battle Ground Acad., Sr.

TE: Garrison Mathews, Franklin, Sr.

OL: Nathan Wilkinson, Centennial, Jr.

OL: Micah Cale, Blackman, Sr.

OL: Greg McCloud, Ensworth, Sr.

OL: Sam Johnson, Christ Presbyterian Acad., Sr.

OL: Harm Abbott, Battle Ground Acad., Sr.

K: Nick Madonia, Centennial, Sr.

ATH: Timmie Barbee, Springfield, Sr.

THIRD-TEAM DEFENSE

DL: Myles Taylor, Battle Ground Acad., Sr.

DL: Luke Hillis, Siegel, Sr.

DL: Dalton Parks, Hickman Co., Sr.

DL: Markeith Lawson, Springfield, Jr.

LB: Brad Evans, Westmoreland, Sr.

LB: Keeling Hunter, Franklin Road Acad., Sr.

LB: Mikey Lett, Tullahoma, Sr.

DB: Jordan Gold, Rossview, Sr.

DB: Jaleel Stubbs, Clarksville Acad., Sr.

DB: Mickey Martin, Nashville Christian, So

DB: Andrew Lutgens, Ravenwood, Jr.

P: Josh Mee, Jackson Co., Sr.

RET: Michael Lacey, Montgomery Bell Acad., Sr.

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