OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR — DALTON MILLER, SENIOR, ETOWAH — 179-for-283 passing (63%) for a county-best 2,518 yards, county-best 24 passing touchdowns to eight interceptions; two rushing touchdowns; 1st team All-Region 4AAAAAAA.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR — PATRICK DAHLEN, SENIOR CHEROKEE — 71 solo tackles, 47 assisted tackles; one fumble recovery; county-best five interceptions; 10 pass breakups; Region 4AAAAAAA Defensive Player of the Year. Committed to play at the United States Air Force Academy.
COACH OF YEAR: JOSH SHAW, CHEROKEE — Helped lead Cherokee to second round of the state playoffs for the sixth time in program history. Upset Westlake in the first round of the playoffs, becoming the only road team to win in the first round in Class AAAAAAA.
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
QB — A.J. SWANN, SOPHOMORE, CHEROKEE — 188-for-307 passing (61%) for 2,400 yards, long of 95 yards; 20 passing touchdowns to seven interceptions; two rushing touchdowns; 1st team All-Region 4AAAAAAA.
RB — KEITH ADAMS JR., SOPHOMORE, CHEROKEE — 225 carries for county-best 1,128 rushing yards (5.0 average) and 10 touchdowns, long of 44 yards; 13 receptions for 114 yards and one touchdown; 1st team All-Region 4AAAAAAA.
RB — AMEHRE MORRISON, SOPHOMORE, RIVER RIDGE — County-best 1,328 total offensive yards; 199 carries for 952 yards (4.8 average) and nine touchdowns, long of 80 yards; 29 receptions for 376 yards (12.9 average); 2nd team All-Region 6AAAAAA.
WR — ADARRIUS HARSHAW, SOPHOMORE, CHEROKEE — 45 receptions for 626 yards (13.9 average) and seven touchdowns, long of 60 yards; nine carries for 69 yards and one touchdown, long of 76; 19 kickoff returns for 387 yards (20.4 average), long of 74; 1st team All-Region 4AAAAAAA.
WR — BROCK RECHSTEINER, JUNIOR, ETOWAH — 35 receptions for 667 yards (19.0 average) for eight touchdowns; 1st team All-Region 4AAAAAAA.
TE — JACKSON MANNS, SENIOR, ETOWAH — County-best 57 receptions for 798 yards (14.0 average) and 10 touchdowns; two carries for 29 yards; 122 return yards; Region 4AAAAAAA Offensive Player of the Year.
OL — JUSTIN BLALOCK, SENIOR, CHEROKEE — Starting offensive guard; 1st team All-Region 4AAAAAAA.
OL — T.J. PARKS, SENIOR, CHEROKEE — Starting offensive center; 1st Team All-Region 4AAAAAA on defensive line.
OL — PORFIRIO ACOSTA, SENIOR, ETOWAH — Starting offensive center, 1st team All-Region 4AAAAAAA.
OL — COLE MILOVANOVIC, SENIOR, ETOWAH — Starting offensive tackle; 2nd team All-Region 4AAAAAAA.
OT — JOHN WILLIAMS, SENIOR, CREEKVIEW — Starting offensive tackle; Graded at 92% with 42 pancakes; 1st team All-Region 6AAAAAA; Committed to play at Clemson University.
ATH — ETHAN DIRRIM, SENIOR, CREEKVIEW — 961 total yards with a county-best 14 total touchdowns scored; county-best 816 receiving yards on 50 receptions (16.3 average) for nine touchdowns; 23 carries for 100 yards and five touchdowns; one defensive touchdown; 1st team All-Region 6AAAAAA athlete. Committed to Mercer University.
K — LUIS MIJANGOS, JUNIOR, CHEROKEE — 7-for-9 on field goal attempts; 31-for-32 on extra points; 52 total points scored; 2nd team All-Region 4AAAAAAA.
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DL — ISAAC HUBERT, FRESHMAN, CREEKVIEW — 23 solo tackles, nine assisted tackles; 11 tackles for loss; county-best 9.5 sacks; Honorable mention All-Region 6AAAAAA.
DL — RAYMONE DEVEZIN, SENIOR, ETOWAH — six solo tackles, 28 assisted tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, 14 quarter pressures, one forced fumble; 1st team All-Region 4AAAAAAA.
DL — HUNTER PENDLEY, SENIOR, CHEROKEE — 28 solo tackles, 41 assisted tackles, county-best 16 tackles for loss, four sacks, 20 quarterback pressure, four forced fumbles, one pass breakup; 1st team All-Region 4AAAAAAA.
LB — AUSTIN SKINNER, JUNIOR, ETOWAH — 47 solo tackles, 56 assisted tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, nine quarterback pressures, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery; 1st team All-Region 4AAAAAAA.
LB — BRANDON BYRD, SENIOR, CHEROKEE — 74 solo tackles, 52 assisted tackles, two tackles for loss, two quarterback pressures, two fumble recoveries, four interceptions, three pass breakups; 1st team All-Region 4AAAAAAA.
LB — BRAESEN PARKER, JUNIOR, CHEROKEE — County-best 155 total tackles, 81 solo tackles, 74 assisted tackles, seven tackles for loss, six sacks, 17 quarterback pressures, one fumble recovery, four forced fumbles, four pass breakups; 2nd team All-Region 4AAAAAAA.
LB — ANDREW BARTOLERO, SENIOR, WOODSTOCK — 37 solo tackles, six assisted tackles, eight tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble; four receptions for 63 yards and two touchdowns on offense; 44 carries for 254 yards and two touchdowns; 1st team All-Region 4AAAAAAA.
DB — MYLES MCGEE, SENIOR, SEQUOYAH — 22 solo tackles, one assisted tackle; one tackle for loss, one forced fumble, two interceptions; 1st team All-Region 6AAAAAA on offense; committed to play at Northern Illinois University.
DB — MICHAEL CHELENA, SENIOR, WOODSTOCK — 56 Solo tackles, 11 assisted tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack, three interceptions; 1st team All-Region 4AAAAAAA.
DB — TREVOR FAIR, JUNIOR, ETOWAH — 30 solo tackles, 38 assisted tackles, two tackles for loss, seven pass breakups, one fumble recovery; 1st team All-Region 4AAAAAAA.
DB — SCOTTY RUTHERFORD, JUNIOR, RIVER RIDGE — 55 solo tackles, 35 assisted tackles, five tackles for loss, four pass breakups; 2nd team All-Region 6AAAAAA.
P — BRADY BOCHERER, JUNIOR, CHEROKEE — 43 punts for 1,517 yards (35.3 average), ten punts inside the 20-yard line, long of 57.
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
QB — BRODY RHODES, JUNIOR, CREEKVIEW
RB — JADEN MITCHELL, JUNIOR, SEQUOYAH
RB — V’ONTAE HAMPTON, JUNIOR, WOODSTOCK
WR — WES BRUNO, JUNIOR, WOODSTOCK
WR — DEVIN ELLISON, SENIOR, CHEROKEE
TE — STEPHEN PALAZZO, SENIOR, ETOWAH
OL — ROGER HERNANDEZ, SENIOR, SEQUOYAH
OL — SAM HARTLEY, JUNIOR, CREEKVIEW
OL — ANTHONY DORR, JUNIOR, CREEKVIEW
OL — NASON SIMMONS, JUNIOR, CHEROKEE
OL — KENNY WHITMIRE, SENIOR, WOODSTOCK
ATH — NICK MADDOX, SENIOR, ETOWAH
K — CARSON ALLEN, FRESHMAN, ETOWAH
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DL — BRIAN BRADLEY, SOPHOMORE, RIVER RIDGE
DL — BRETT STEFAN, JUNIOR, WOODSTOCK
DL — NICK WEEKS, SENIOR, CREEKVIEW
LB — LANE CANTRELL, JUNIOR, ETOWAH
LB — CHRISTIAN HODGINS, SENIOR, SEQUOYAH
LB — LAKE BOWMAN, SENIOR, CREEKVIEW
LB — GRANT ANDERSON, JUNIOR, CREEKVIEW
DB — JACK BLACKMAN, JUNIOR, SEQUOYAH
DB — CALE WILLIAMS, SOPHOMORE, CREEKVIEW
DB — A.J. PERRALES, SENIOR, CHEROKEE
DB — DAVID DANIEL, JUNIOR, WOODSTOCK
P -TYSON GILES, JUNIOR WOODSTOCK
CHEROKEE: Landon Ergle (WR), Ebony Jackson (ATH), Jacobi Hobson (DL), Nate Muse (LB), Ty Swanson (LB), Riley Lyons (DB), Austin Trimble (DB), Toby Thompson (DL), Derrick Battle (OL), Cody Butler (FB)
CREEKVIEW: Andrew Cloy (WR), Dylan Stevens (K), Eli Daugherty (DL), Wyatt Higgins (DB), Nick Stewart (DB), Tyler Stevens (RB)
ETOWAH: Ethan Ritchie (LB), Martin Orjuela (DL), Blake Bohannon (WR), Klivert Many (RB), Remington Adams (RB),
RIVER RIDGE: Chase Begin (QB), Jackson Head (TE), Andrew Bingham (WR), Kofi Reeves-Miller (LB), Aidan Ali (DB),
SEQUOYAH: Colin Koprowski (QB), Avery Born (DL), Grant Gibson (LB), Riley Gutmann (RB), Aidan Moore (RB), Damian D’Alessandro (DL), Christian Kirby (LB), Connor Johnston (DL)
WOODSTOCK: Walker Ormsby (QB), Robbie Roper (QB), DeAndre Turner (WR), Joshua Shackelford (OL), Brooks Bortle (WR), DJ Bynum (DB), Jarae Foster (DB), Connor Clinton (LB), Colby Cox (LS)