Football: Bragg & McMurtry named Class 4-A All State by TSWA

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By Kris Freeman, Sports Information Director, White House High School

NASHVILLE – Senior football players Dawson Bragg and Tyler McMurtry were named to the Class 4-A Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State Team for 2017.

Tyler McMurtry Senior HeadshotMcMurtry, the Region 5-4A Defensive Player of the Year, led the team with 119 tackles and a total of six defensive categories, including a single-season record 9.5 sacks and 34 tackles for losses. McMurtry was a defensive end. He was the WHHS Defensive Lineman of the Year. McMurtry was also named a Player of the Week for WHHS by Farm Bureau Insurance.

Dawson Bragg Senior HeadshotBragg was a two-way player, starting at offensive tackle and rotating in among starters at defensive end. He did not allow a sack for the entire 2017 season and on defense made 42 tackles with a sack and eight tackles for losses. He also plays basketball for White House. Bragg was the All-Region 5-4A Offensive Line award winner and the WHHS Offensive Lineman of the Year. Like his teammate, Bragg also received the Farm Bureau Player of the Week award.

FULL TEAM (FROM THE TSWA)

OFFENSE

QB: Cade Ballard, Greeneville
QB: Stanton Martin, Anderson County
RB: Kamron Liggett, Marshall County
RB: Dontae Smith, Spring Hill
WR: Dayron Johnson, Springfield
WR: Keveon Mullins, Memphis East
WR: Dalton Wilson, Anderson County
OL: Dawson Bragg, White House
OL: Chris Everhart, Greeneville
OL: Nick Rideout, Greeneville
OL: Dave Roberts, Marshall County
OL: Thomas Roberts, Anderson County
ATH: Michael Jamahl McGhee, Chattanooga Central
K: Clayton Utley, Anderson County

DEFENSE

DL: Jordan Branch, Crockett County
DL: Jacques Gillespie-Taylor, Greeneville
DL: Tavi McLean, Marshall County
DL: Tyler McMurtry, White House
LB: Mason Phillips, Anderson County
LB: Lorenzo Stewart, East Ridge
LB: Tristan Taylor, Haywood
LB: Ty Youngblood, Greeneville
DB: D’Corion Bryant, Springfield
DB: Seth Carlisle, Macon County
DB: Michael Carroll, Anderson County
DB: Seth Crawford, Greeneville
ATH: Decourtney Reed, Haywood
P: Zac Courter, Grainger

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