Spencer Briggs

Spencer Briggs, Gallatin High School, was named the 2019 All-Sumner County Most Valuable Player. 

The time has come for us at the Connection, Gallatin News, Hendersonville Standard, and The Portland Sun to name our 2019 All Sumner County Football Team. 

Beech and Gallatin High School dominated our Superlative Awards as senior running back Spencer Briggs headlined the awards as the Sumner County Most Valuable Player. 

Coach of the Year honors went to first year Gallatin Head Coach Chad Watson for leading his team to a 9-2 record in 2019, up 4 wins from the 5-6 record in 2018. 

Beech High School earned Team of the Year honors after going 10-0 during the regular season with wins over Sumner County rivals Gallatin, Hendersonville, and Station Camp. They also won the Region 6-5A Championship.

The All Sumner County Football Team features eight Sumner County schools including: Beech, Gallatin, Hendersonville, Pope John Paul II, Portland, Station Camp, Westmoreland, and White House High Schools. 

Nominations of players were sent into the sports department from area coaches with the sports staff making the final decisions on awards. 

A special thank you goes out to all the coaches, players, families, and fans that helped make 2019 a special season.

The 2019 All-Sumner County teams are below.

Until next year. 

 

Most Valuable Player - Spencer Briggs, Sr. Gallatin High School 

Stats: 188 carries, 1506 yards, 14 TDs. 2 KOR for 35 yards. 7 PR for 152 yards. 94 total points scored. Briggs was also named Region 6-5A MVP as well as a Class 5A Mr. Football Finalist. 

 

Offensive Player of the Year - Ja’Sean Parks, Sr. Beech High School 

Stats: 232 carries, 1,276 yards, 18TD. Parks was also named Region 6-5A Offensive MVP as well as a Class 5A. Mr. Football Finalist. 

 

Offensive Lineman of the Year - Hayden Sloan, Sr. Beech High School 

Stats: Region 6-5A Most Valuable Lineman 

 

Defensive Player of the Year - James Mason, Sr. Gallatin High School 

Stats: 100 solo, 26 assists, 126 total tackles. 18TFL, 6 sacks, 1FR. Mason also earned Region 6-5A Defensive Player of the Year. 

 

Defensive Lineman of the Year - Asher Talbot, Sr. Beech High School 

Stats: 10 assists, 46 solo, 56 total tackles. 9 TFL, 4 sacks, 2 PBU, 1 FR. Talbot also earned Region 6-5A honors. 

 

Kicker of the Year - Trace Kelley, Sr. Gallatin High School 

Stats: 38 KO for 2,069 yards. 54.4AVG and a long of 60 yards. 13 touchbacks.  23 punts for 715 yards. 31.1 average with a long of 52 yards. 5 punts inside the 20.  44 points scored. 26/27 PAT and 7/7 on FG. Long of 44 yards. Kelley was also named Region 6-5A Specialist of the Year. 

 

Coach of the Year - Chad Watson, Gallatin High School 

Reason: Turned around a Green Wave program that ended the 2018 season 5-6. 2019 record: 9-2. 

 

Team of the Year - Beech High School 

Reason: Won Region 6-5A, went undefeated against Sumner County rivals Gallatin, Hendersonville, and Station Camp, and made it to the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. Finished the regular season 10-0. 

 

First Team Offense: 

QB: - Drew Hohenbrink, Hendersonville High School 

Stats: 51-for-108 for 888 yards. 7 TD and 5 int. 106 rushes for 419 yards, and 6 TD. 1 reception for 27 yards. Hohenbrink was also named MVP of Region 4-6A. 

RB: Antwan Roberts, Pope John Paul II 

Stats: 1,046 rushing yards and 15 TDs. 7.5 yards per carry, 0 fumbles in only 8 games played. DII-AAA All-Region Selection

RB: Ranen Blackburn, So. White House High School 

Stats: 223 rush, 1,210 yards, 18 TDs, 5.87 yards per carry. 6-for-14 for 115 yards, and 3 TDs. 4 receptions, 44 yards. All Region 5-4A Running Back.

WR: Rory White, Sr. Pope John Paul II 

Stats: 45 receptions for 895 yards and 8  TDs. 20 yards per reception. DII-AAA All Region. 

WR: Logan Neufeld, Sr. White House High School 

Stats: 17 receptions, 402 yards, 8TDs. Also added 24 rushes for 106 yards. Totaled 48 points scored. Region 5-4A Wide Receiver Winner. 

ATH: Issiah Chandler, Sr. Hendersonville High School 

Stats: 74 carries for 572 rushing yards and 5 TDs. 18 catches for 362 yards and 3 TDs. Blocked punt return for TD. 1/2 for 27 yards. All Region 4-6A. 

OL: Morgan Smith, Sr. Gallatin

Stats: All Region 6-5A

OL: Jake McClure, Jr. Beech High School

Stats: All Region 6-5A

OL: Trevor Thorneberry, Sr. Hendersonville 

Stats: All Region 6-5A

OL: Hayden Minor, Sr. Gallatin

OL: John Martinez, Sr. Pope John Paul II

 

First Team Defense 

DL: Trustyn Kemp, Sr. Gallatin High School 

Stats: 35 solo tackles, 7 assists, 42 total tackles. 8 TFL, 7 sacks, 1FR. All Region 6-5A. 

DL: AJ Branham, Sr. Gallatin High School

Stats: 37 solo tackles, 2 assists, 39 total tackles. 7 TFL, 8 sacks, 1FR. All Region 6-5A

DL: Will Batson, Sr. Hendersonville High School 

Stats: 32 tackles, 4 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 pass knockdown.

DL: Adrian Johnson, Jr. Beech High School

Stats: 10 assists, 19 solo, 29 total tackles. 2 sacks 1INT, 2 blocked kicks.

LB: Jay Wright, Sr. Pope John Paul II 

Stats: 83 tackles, 5 sacks, 17 TFL, 1 INT, 3 FF. DII-AAA All Region.

LB: JD Jordan, Sr. Hendersonville High School

Stats: 101 Tackles, 3 TFL, 3 PBU, 1 INT. All Region 4-6A. 

LB: Brooks Heagarty, Sr. Pope John Paul II

Stats: 58 tackles, 3 sacks, 4 TFL. DII-AAA All Region.  

DB: Devvan Darden, Sr. Pope John Paul II

Stats: 40 tackles, 4 INT. DII-AAA Honorable Mention 

DB: Brian Colon, Sr. Beech High School 

Stats: 33 assists, 66 solo tackles, 99 total tackles, 2 PBU, 1 FF, 3 blocked kicks. All Region 6-5A. 

DB: Logan Spurrier, Sr. Hendersonville High School 

Stats: 46 tackles, 7 PBU, 2 TFL. All Region 4-6A

DB: Solomon Yarbrough, Sr. Gallatin High School 

Stats: 49 solo tackles, 12 assists, 61 total tackles, 7 TFL, 1 sack, 2 FR. All Region 6-5A. 

 

First Team Special Teams 

K/P: Andrew Southard, So. Pope John Paul II

Stats: 38/40 PATs, 4/5 FG, Long of 44 yards.

RET: Caden Box, So. Portland High School 

Stats: 18 KOR for 293 yards, 5 PR for 99 yards and 1 TD.

 

2nd Team Offense: 

QB: Sawyer Watts, Jr. Pope John Paul II 

Stats: 111-for-208, 1,878 yards, 21 TDs, 5 INT, 89 yards rushing, 2 TDs. DII-AAA Honorable Mention. 

FB: Tyson Leduc, Sr. Westmoreland High School 

Stats: 146 carries for 932 yards and 6 TDs. Averaged 6.4 yards per carry. Added 4 receptions for 36 yards and 1 TD. Averaged 9 yards per catch. Named All Region 4-2A.

RB: Brent Rowe, Jr. Hendersonville High School 

Stats: 64 rush, 462 yards, 5 TDs, 4 receptions for 50 yards 1 TD. All Region 4-6A 

WR: Darius Bell, Sr. Portland High School

Stats: 24 receptions, 376 yards, 4 TDs, 1 two-point conversion. All Region 5-4A. 

WR: Luke Springer, Sr. Gallatin High School 

Stats: 8 catches, 229 yards, 4 TDs. All Region 6-5A. 

ATH: Tysean Jefferson, Jr. Beech High School 

Stats: 87 carries, 568 yards, 7 TDs, 3 receptions, 16 yards. All Region 6-5A.

OL: Nik Stawicki, Sr. Gallatin High School 

OL: Malachi Bostic, Sr. Portland

OL: Max Wingert, Jr. Gallatin High School 

OL: Bryson Reeves, Fr. Beech High School

OL: Bryce Tyler, Sr. Hendersonville High School 

 

2nd Team Defense

DL: Donnell Brown, Sr. Hendersonville High School 

Stats: 23 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 sack, 1 pass knockdown.

DL: Jamison Barksdale, Sr. Hendersonville High School

Stats: 30 Tackles, 2 sacks.

DL: Colin Woods, Sr. Beech High School 

Stats:  34 assists, 18 solo,  52 tackles, 6 TFL, 1 INT,  6 PBU, 1 blocked kick. 

LB: Corban Kemp, Jr. Westmoreland High School 

Stats: 76 solo tackles, 38 assists, 97 total tackles, 5 TFL, 2 sacks, 2 FR. All Region 4-2A.

LB: Jeremiah Morrow, Sr. Beech High School

Stats: 29 assists, 44 solo, 73 Ttackles, 2 PBU, 2 FF. 

LB: Kaleb Allen, Sr. Portland High School 

Stats: 38 tackles, 2 FF, 3 sacks. 

LB: Jacob Lann, Sr. Pope John Paul II 

Stats: 45 Tackles, 5 Sacks, 6 TFL, 2 FF. DII-AAA Honorable Mention. 

DB: Wil Blackburn, Sr. White House High School

Stats: 87 tackles, 1 sack, 9 TFL, 1 FR, 1 INT. All Region 5-4A

DB: Quinton Sizemore, Sr. Westmoreland High School

Stats: 36 solo, 10 assists, 46 total tackles, 1 TFL, 2 FR, 2 INT, 130 return yards. All Region 4-2A. 

DB: Brendan Segura, Sr. Beech High School 

Stats: 10 assists, 15 solo, 25 total tackles, 3 INT, 6 PBU, 1FR

DB: Jacob Newton, Sr. Hendersonville High School

Stats: 55 Tackles, 6 PBU, 1 FF, 1 INT. All Region 4-6A. 

 

2nd Team Special Teams

K/P: Corey Edwards, Sr. Beech High School 

Stats: 42-50 XP, 6-6 FG. 

RET: Ellis Ellis, So. Hendersonville High School

Stats: 10 KR, 189 yards, 1 PR for 10 yards. 

 

Honorable Mention Offense

QB Max Barnett, Sr. Station Camp

Stats: 626 yards passing 2 TDs. All Region 4-6A. 

RB: Terry Bradley, Sr. Station Camp

Stats: 556 yards rushing, 1 TD, 22 yards receiving. All Region 4-6A.  

FB: Devyn Fuqua, Sr. Portland High School

Stats: 96 rushes for 930 yards, and 4 yards. All Region 5-4A. 

WR: Brendan Keaton, Sr. Pope John Paul II

Stats: 25 receptions, 365 yards, 2 TDs. DII-AAA Honorable Mention 

ATH: Keion Stafford, Jr. Hendersonville High School 

Stats: 76 rushes, 493 yards, 7 TDs, 8 receptions, 78 yards, 1 TD

ATH: Caleb Mandrell, Sr. Portland High School

Stats: 160 rushes, 930 yards, 20 TDs, 62-for-144, for 843 yards, 6 TDs. All Region 5-4A. 

 

Honorable Mention Defense

DL: Zion Robb, Jr. Gallatin High School 

Stats: 21 solo, 21 assists, 42 total tackles, 5 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 FR. 

DL: Carter Flatt, Jr. Beech High School 

Stats: 11 assists, 27 solo, 38 total tackles, 7 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 blocked kick, 1 FR. 

LB: Pius Onaghinor, Jr. Pope John Paul II

Stats: 58 tackles, 6 sacks, 9 TFL, 3 FF. 

LB: Evan Zecco, Sr. Hendersonville High School 

Stats: 56 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack. 

DB: Jackson Dolan, Sr. Beech High School

Stats: 22 assists, 51 solo, 73 tackles, 2 FR. 

DB: Malachi McDowell, Sr. Gallatin High School

Stats: 19 solo, 11 assists, 30 tackles, 2 TFL. 

DB: Tay Staten, Sr. Gallatin High School 

Stats: 13 solo, 3 assists, 16 total tackles, 1 TFL, 

 

 

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