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Sports Writers All-State Football Teams

Rankin, Quarles named respective coaches of the year

FootballHelmets_t607Alcoa saw nine Tornadoes, Maryville four Rebels, named to their respective Tennessee Sports Writers All-State football teams on Tuesday. Photo illustration by Jolanda Jansma

Gary Rankin. Photo by Jenifer Clark

Gary Rankin

Blount County football was well represented with the release of the Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State Teams on Tuesday.

Alcoa’s Gary Rankin was named Class 3A Coach of the Year after leading the Tornadoes to the school’s 13th state championship earlier this month. The title was Rankin’s record-tying 10th as a head coach.

Alcoa placed nine Tornadoes on the Class 3A team.

George Quarles

George Quarles

Maryville’s George Quarles was named Class 6A Coach of the Year after leading the Rebels to a record 14th state title in the playoff area of Tennessee high school football. The championship was a record-tying 10th for Quarles, sharing the mark with Rankin and former Brentwood Academy coach Carlton Flatt.

Maryville placed four Rebels on the Class 6A team.

The following are the Class 3A and 6A All-State teams. Please visit Coach.T.com for the complete listing.

Class 3A
Coach of the Year: Gary Rankin (Alcoa)
OFFENSE

Jaquez Tyson hurdles a teammate at the Class 3A state championship game. Photo by Hobe Brunson

Jaquez Tyson hurdles a teammate at the Class 3A state championship game. Photo by Hobe Brunson

QB – Hunter Zimmerman (Fairview), Isiah Upton (East Nashville), Connor York (Upperman), RB – Jaquez Tyson (Alcoa), RB – Zach Miller (Polk County), Tyler Coe (Chuckey-Doak), WR – Whitaker Cunningham (CAK), Thomas Richard (CPA), Nic Harvey (Fairview), Robert Stephenson (Upperman), ATH – Malik Love (Alcoa), Nikia Cathey (Westwood), Jaquail Williams (Austin-East), OL – Kyle Malik Mitchell (Alcoa), Paul Adams (Christ Presbyterian Acad.), Ryne Reynolds (Westview), Tanner Plemons (Polk County), Robert Kidwell (ND), K – Cal Bradshaw (Westview).

Braylon Young. Photo by Jolanda Jansma

Braylon Young. Photo by Jolanda Jansma

DEFENSE
DL – Patrick Ely (Upperman), Braylon Young (Alcoa), Zac Wright (Alcoa), Jonathan Decker (Alcoa), LB – Garrett Wall (Fairview), Jay Hockaday (Christ Presbyterian Acad.), Gage Johnson (McMinn Central), Tyler Enos (Notre Dame), Blake Cates (Sequatchie County), Keller Maples (Alcoa), Spencer Brien (Gatlinburg-Pittman), DB – Willie Stewart (Tyner), Brenden Teeter (Alcoa), John Riley McLaughlin (Alcoa), Ty Brown (Westview), Kareem Orr (Notre Dame), P – Kristen McKinney (Milan).

Class 6A
Coach of the Year: George Quarles (Maryville)
OFFENSE

Rebel quarterback John Garrett gives to Shawn Prevo at the Class 6A state championship game. Photo by Brandon Shinn

Rebel quarterback John Garrett gives to Shawn Prevo at the Class 6A state championship game. Photo by Brandon Shinn

QB – John Garrett (Maryville), Cedrick Wilson (White Station), RB – Denzel Harding (Siegel), Shawn Prevo (Maryville), Justin Martin (Overton), Isaiah Johnson (Rossview), Matt Thompson (Morristown East), WR – Josh Malone (Station Camp), Van Jefferson (Ravenwood), Cody Carroll (Maryville), OL – Jack Jones (Oakland), Charles Mosley (Brighton), Bruno Reagan (Clarksville), Caleb Singleton (Blackman), Hunter Priest (McMinn County), Thomas Burton (Whitehaven), ATH – Jauan Jennings (Blackman), Deddrick Thomas (Memphis Central), K – Harrison Reed (Siegel), K – CJ Stafford (Houston).

DEFENSE

Dylan Jackson. Photo illustration by Jolanda Jansma

Dylan Jackson. Photo illustration by Jolanda Jansma

DL – Dylan Jackson (Maryville), Nick Sensabaugh (Dobyns-Bennett), Austin Barrett (Oakland), Bryson Harris (Rossview), LB – Kevin Prather (Oakland), Antonio Allen (Blackman), Nick Peters (Siegel), Austin Mosier (Blackman), Petera Wilson (White Station), Josh McMillon (Whitehaven), DB – RaShaan Gaulden (Independence), Emmanuel Smith (Oakland), Ugo Amadi (Overton), Braden Schwardt (Hendersonville), Vic Wharton (Independence), Jimmy Keys (Southwind), Molefei Maat (Cordova), P – Corey Fatony (Franklin).

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