Luverne Rotary Club honors All-County athletes
The Luverne Rotary Club held a ceremony for its hand-selected All-County athletes on Monday, January 27 at the Luverne United Methodist Dei Center.
All-County football players and Senior cheerleaders were all honored.
Rotary Club President Jud Flint led the event before handing it off to county Circuit Clerk and Rotary member Jeannie Gibson to introduce each coach.
Brantley High School
BHS head coach Roland Jones, Jr. praised his players for their performance throughout the year.
“The seven young men selected for All-County represented our program with class and good sportsmanship. I’m honored to be their coach, and because of their work ethic, drive and team-above-self attitude, they made my job easy,” he said.
Brantley ended the season 11-2, falling to Sweet Water in the second round of the playoffs. The BHS players honored included:
l Tucker Kilcrease: Quarterback
l Messiah “Billy” Burnett: Wide Receiver
l Morell Edwards: Wide Receiver
l Kenuwyn Dixon: Wide Receiver
l Lucas Richardson: Defensive Back
l Bo Cook: Defensive End
l Carson Jones: Linebacker
Brantley High School Senior cheerleaders honored at the event included:
l Anna Katherine Kimbro
l Emory Bush
l Hannah Fisher
Crenshaw Christian Academy
CCA head coach Wayne Grant spoke at the event about his 2019 football team.
“Anyone here today, it’s a reflection of the things you’ve done right along the way. I want to congratulate the athletes from CCA and all the other schools for doing what it takes to get where you are,” Grant said.
Assistant coach Tom Compton read out the names of the honored players and briefly overviewed the Cougars season.
“We had a 10-1 record, were the region champs and outscored our opponents 449-65 on the season. On defense we only allowed 76 yards per game,” Compton said.
The Cougars fell in the AISA class A semi-finals.
CCA football players honored were:
Tristan Jordan: Quarterback
John David Taylor: Running Back
Preston Owens: Tight End
John Austin Roper: Defensive Back
Christian Holloway: Defensive Back
Ty Singleton: CCA
Dalton James: Linebacker
Chandler Mitchell: Linebacker
Reid Compton: Defensive Line
Tymon Knighten: Defensive Line
CCA Senior cheerleaders honored included:
Lori Anne Newton
Highland Home High School
Highland Home head coach Will Pouncey also took time to speak well of his football team. “I’m extremely proud of these young men and what we accomplished as a team. These guys have won 27 of the last 31 games we’ve played… this is the standard we’re playing to now. We plan to continue the program that we have,” he said.
Highland Home football honorees included:
John Tyler Hoffman- Athlete
Austin Hebert- Lineman
Owen McCullough- Lineman
Cade Mansmann- Running Back
Andrew Gipson- Wide Receiver
Roosevelt Harris, Jr.- Defensive Back
Keldric Faulk- Defensive End
Cole Hobbs- Linebacker
Highland Home Senior cheerleaders included:
Luverne High School
Lastly, Luverne head coach Scott Rials reiterated his praise of his team from last week’s Luverne athletic banquet.
“I’m proud of our team; it’s our third straight year of winning double-digit games. We also kept our string of 37 years in a row of making playoffs,” he said.
LHS football honorees include:
Jackson Miller- Lineman
Tony Bell- Lineman
Austin Boswell- Lineman
Kee-shaun Glanton- Running Back
Nikki Taylor- Wide Receiver
Ra Ja Moneyham- Wide Receiver
Satyler Wilson- Wide Receiver
Dayomas Magwood- Linebacker
Arian Gregory- Linebacker
P.J. Rich- Defensive Line
LHS Senior Cheerleaders honored included:
The Chicken Shack catered the event. The Luverne Rotary Club All-County Sports committee includes: Mike Jones (chair), Jeannie Gibson, Yvonne Noble, Connie Garmon and Tonya Crowe.