Trezevant made history by winning back to back 2A state titles beating Marion County for the second straight year.
Trezevant becomes the third 2A team since 2000 to win back to back titles joining Friendship Christian (2011-12) and Alcoa (2004-08).
So to start the new year, tnhighschoolfootball.com lead writer Donovan Stewart is looking back on the season in 2A with a statewide all state team.
Tnhighschoolfootball.com will roll out an all state team for each classification (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A, as well as both Division II classifications). Today, the Class 2A all state team with players selected as 21 spots selected on offense (4 QB, 4 RB, 4 WR, 5 OL, 4 ATH) and 16 spots on defense (4 DL, 4 LB, 4 DB, 4 ATH) as well as one kicker and one punter as well.
Also selected was an Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year and as well as a Coach of the Year. The selection process was based on discussions with 2A coaches across the state as well as seeing players live and on film.
Coastal Carolina commitment Darius Harper from Austin East is the 2A Offensive Player of the Year while Marion County linebacker Alex Kirkendoll was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year.
Happy Valley second year coach Jason Jarrett who led the Warriors to the Quarterfinals and an 11 win season was selected as the 2A coach of the Year.
So here’s the full offensive and defensive all state list.
QB- Cody Carter, Scotts Hill, Sr.
QB- Darius Harper, Austin East, Sr.
QB- Seth Price, Watertown, Sr.
QB- Gavin Stanfield, Waverly, Soph.
RB- Montez Bradley, Waverly, Soph.
RB- Caleb Johnson, MAHS, Jr.
RB- Adam McClain, Hampton, Sr.
RB- Cordarrian Richardson, Trezevant, Sr.
WR- Tyrese Johnson, Halls, Sr.
WR- Evan Russell, Scotts Hill, Sr.
WR- Dylan Street, Happy Valley, Sr.
WR- Kashif Warren, Austin East, Sr.
OL- Braden Austin, Adamsville, Jr.
OL- Logan Campbell, Marion County, Sr.
OL- Dylan Hiefnar, Meigs County, Sr.
OL- Clay Fletcher, Hampton, Sr.
OL- Rusty Staats, Watertown, Sr.
ATH- Tywon Johnson, Trezevant, Sr.
ATH- Morgan Patton, Hickman County, Sr.
ATH- Eric Robinson, McKenzie, Sr.
ATH- Drake Smith, Riverside, Sr.
DL- Heath Harris, Trinity Christian, Jr.
DL- Tracy Justice, Tyner, Jr.
DL- Tijuan Mason, Trezevant, Sr.
DL- Bryson Morris, Grace Christian Academy, Jr.
LB- Austin Hicks, Happy Valley, Sr.
LB- Alex Kirkendoll, Marion County, Sr.
LB- Hunter McClain, Marion County, Sr.
LB- Slayton Wild, Forrest, Sr.
DB- Tyler Boling, Jackson County, Sr.
DB- Clevon Doby, Mitchell, Sr.
DB- Isaiah Ligon, Austin East, Fr.
DB- Jacob Saylors, Marion County, Jr.
ATH- Connor Copas, Sullivan North, Sr.
ATH- Shannon Cozart, Austin East, Sr.
ATH- Johnny Kryzemoski, Waverly, Sr.
ATH- Jondarius Smalls, Trezevant, Sr.
K- Will Linam, Adamsville, Sr.
P- Jacob Jones, Forrest, Sr.
Offensive Player of the Year- Darius Harper, Austin East- The Coastal Carolina commitment passed for 3,479 yards and had a hand in 51 total touchdowns as the Roadrunners won 12 games and made the Semifinal round for the first time since 2011.
Defensive Player of the Year- Alex Kirkendoll, Marion County- The 2A Mr. Football Lineman Winner and 2A title game Defensive MVP had a great year after moving to middle linebacker racking up 136 tackles including 19 for loss and five sacks for the Warriors.
Coach of the Year- Jason Jarrett, Happy Valley- Jarrett, the second year coach for the Warriors helped Happy Valley improve from 6-5 in 2015 to 11-2 this year as they made their second Quarterfinal round in school history.
Congrats to all of the young men listed above. A special kudos to those young men from the Memphis area.
Edited by kwc, A week ago.