Southside leads coaches' All-Etowah County football team
Thu. December 19, 2013 at 11:25 p.m. | By Times Staff
From left, Southside’s Colton Clay, Chance Usry, Blake Devine and Dantley Coker each were chosen to the All-Etowah County team released Thursday. Coker was named Most Valuable Player. (Photo by Marc Golden | Gadsden Times | File)
The All-Etowah County football team as voted on by the county coaches was released Thursday, with Southside leading the way.
The Panthers’ Ron Daugherty was chosen as the Coach of the Year, running back Dantely Coker was selected as the Most Valuable Player and linebacker Hunter Armstrong was voted the Defensive MVP. All three played huge roles in Southside’s 13-1 season that saw it reach the fourth round of the playoffs for the first time.
In total, the Panthers had 10 first-team players, the most of any team, and six honorable mentions.
Glencoe backfield mates Dylan Stone and Thomas Ozmint were honored as the Co-Offensive MVPs. Stone plays quarterback while Ozmint lines up beside him at running back in the Yellow Jackets’ spread offense. They helped lead Glencoe to the second round of the playoffs and a near-upset of Colbert County.
Glencoe’s nine first-teamers were second to the Panthers.
After an 0-10 season last year, Gaston rebounded under Swane Morris to go 7-4 and reach the playoffs. The team had eight first-team selections.
Sardis placed seven on the first team, while Hokes Bluff had six and West End two.
Glencoe led the way with seven players on the honorable mention list.
Gaston and Sardis each placed six players as honorable mentions.
Hokes Bluff had four honorable mentions while West End totaled three players as honorable mentions.
The 2013 All-Etowah County coaches’ team, as voted on by the county’s coaches:
Coach of the Year
Ron Daugherty, Southside
Most Valuable Player
Dantley Coker, Southside
Dylan Stone, Glencoe, and Thomas Ozmint, Glencoe
Hunter Armstrong, Southside
Quarterback: Will Scott, Sardis
Running backs: Chase Beggs, Hokes Bluff; Braxton Collins, Gaston; Keenan Lewis, Sardis; Jailyn Britton, Gaston
Wide receivers: Brett Rains, Sardis; Shai Ogles, Gaston; Andrew Willis, Glencoe; Phillip Ward, Hokes Bluff; Austin Abernathy, Southside
Offensive line: Tyler Carr, Southside; Tyler Pankey, Gaston; Baylon Stokes, Southside; Cole Wilson, Sardis; Tyler Johnson, Glencoe; Garrett Pentecost, Glencoe; Blaine Pruitt, Sardis
Offensive athlete: Blake Devine, Southside
Defensive line: Javonte Pope, Gaston; Colton Salers, Sardis; Lee Corey, Gaston; Saige Dale, Southside; Hunter Sparks, Southside; Luke Mackey, Glencoe; Austin Russell, West End; Logan Latronico, Hokes Bluff
Linebacker: Mason Brown, Glencoe; Mitchell Smith, Gaston; Chase Pope, Hokes Bluff; Chase Usry, Southside; Noah Click, Hokes Bluff; Chase Blanton, West End
Defensive back: Dylan Drake, Hokes Bluff; Jesse Hubbard, Sardis; Pace Ozmint, Glencoe; Holt Keeling, Southside; Houston Word, Glencoe
Defensive athlete: Colton Clay, Southside
Gaston: Jashun Cameron, Devin Chappell, Gabe Crain, Albert Douglas, Jordan Douglas, Lane Johnson
Glencoe: Sam Swain, Logan Guest, Jeff Ford, Tyler Minshew, Chase Livingston, Taylor Daugherty, Joseph Bright
Hokes Bluff: Zach Robertson, Adam King, Seth Pollard, Stephen McDonald
Sardis: Braun Pee, Josh Brannon, Austin Hallmark, Bryan Noblitt, Cody Turk, Tim Kalasheck
Southside: Tristan Stimpson, Aleric Williams, Kevin Kinsella, Carter West, Kyle Steward, T.J. Simmons
West End: Levi Weems, Tyler Moody, Caegan Epperson