Football: McMurtry, Porter & Blue Devils lead Sumner’s All-County football team


All County football team members from White House include Jeff Porter (Coach of the Year), Tyler McMurtry (Defensive Lineman of the Year), Dawson Bragg, Elijah Zweydorff Eddy Walker and Brett Drake (First Team), Andrew Nixon, Colby Taylor, Miller Lowe and Jacob Harper (Second Team), and Josh Dailey, Carter Hunt and Preston Sharber (Third Team). 


By Zach Womble for The Hendersonville Standard and The Gallatin News

Beech running back Kaemon Dunlap has been named the Sumner County 2017 Football Player of the Year by Main Street Media of Tennessee. Dunlap, who led his team to the Class 5A state championship game, rushed for almost 2,500 yards and scored 34 touchdowns.

porterWhite House coach Jeff Porter was named the coach of the year as he engineered the greatest turnaround in Tennessee high school football history going from a regular season record of 0-10 in 2016 to 10-0 in 2017.

The all-county team includes players from Beech, Gallatin, Hendersonville, Pope John Paul II, Portland, Station Camp, Westmoreland, and White House. Coaches nominated the players and provided stats. The Main Street Media of Tennessee staff made the final selections.

NOTE: A huge thank you goes out to all the statisticians who helped me along the way this season. I could not have done this without you.

To the seniors, you’ve had one heck of a run the last four years and you should be proud of everything you and your team accomplished. To the underclassmen, do not rest on your laurels. And for those who didn’t make the cut, let this be one of the many motivating factors for you and your team as you prepare for another grueling off-season.

I’m already counting down the days until the start of the 2018 season.

Player of the Year – Kaemon Dunlap, Beech

Stats: 350 carries, 2,474 yards 34 TDs

Offensive Player of the Year – Anthony Hughes, Hendersonville

Stats: 111 rushes, 1,202 yards, 15 TDs, 18 total TDs scored, 10 receptions 115 yards two TDs

Defensive Player of the Year – Chaz Williamson, Beech

Stats: 74 tackles, 43 assists, 117 total tackles, 15 tackles for loss, three sacks, seven quarterback hurries, two passes broken up, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery

Offensive Lineman of the Year – Jake Motz, JPII

Defensive Lineman of the Year – Tyler McMurty, White House

Stats: 119 tackles, 9.5 sacks (school record), 34 Tackles for loss, 20 quarterback hits, three pass break ups, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one blocked punt

Special Teams Player of the Year – David Johnson, Beech

Stats: 50-53 extra points, 1-2 field goals

Team of the Year – Anthony Crabtree, Beech 14-1, Class 5A State Runner Up

Coach of the Year – Jeff Porter, White House, 11-1.

First Team, Offense

Quarterback – Brett Coker, Hendersonville. Stats: 79-of-144 passing, 55 completion percent, 1,265 yards, 14 TD, 3 interceptions – 45 rush, 140 yards, six TDs

Running back – Nick Nelson, Station Camp

Running back – Ladarius Stewart, Gallatin

Wide Receiver – Devin Thompson, Station Camp

Wide Receiver – Gabe Dalton, Hendersonville. Stats: 35 receptions, 728 yards, seven TDs

Athlete – Nolan Underhill, JPII. Stats: 800 yards rushing, 10 TDs, 20 receptions, 300 yards, 3 TDs

OL –Elijah Zweydorff, White House

OL – Cole Pulley, Beech

OL – Dawson Bragg, White House

OL – Archellous Turner, Gallatin

OL – Ed Agholor, JPII

First Team, Defense

DL – Andrew Albert, JPII. Stats: 50 tackles and three sacks

DL – Austin Halas, Hendersonville. Stats: 38 tackles, five sacks, four tackles for loss

DL – Bailey Silcox, Gallatin

DL – Delaney Williams, Beech. Stats: 42 tackles, 21 assists, 63 total tackles, 11 tackles for loss, four sacks, nine quarterback hurries, two pass breakups, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery

LB – Heath Crabtree, Beech. Stats: 53 tackles, 38 assists, 91 total tackles, 10 tackles for loss, two sacks, four quarterback hurries, one interception, three pass breakups, one forced fumble

LB – Jalen Porter, Gallatin. Stats: 96 tackles, 21 tackles for loss

LB – Eddy Walker, White House. Stats: 95 tackles, six tackles for loss

CB – Ty Dean, Beech. Stats: 59 tackles, 20 assists, 79 total tackles, three tackles for loss, six interceptions, 13 pass breakups, one forced fumble

CB –  Brett Drake, White House. Stats: 64 tackles, four tackles for loss, six pass break ups, two fumbles caused, two interceptions.

S- Sirtavious Perry, Gallatin. Stats: 53 tackles, two tackles for loss

S – Garrett Butler, Beech. Stats: 73 tackles, 33 assists, 106 total tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack, one quarterback hurry, two interceptions, seven pass breakups, two forced fumbles

Second Team, Offense

QB – Andrew Nixon, White House. Stats: 71-of-145, 1,376 yards, 14 TDs, 55 carries, 143 yards eight TDs

Running back – Tate Sloan, Westmoreland. Stats: 133 rushes, 1,128 yards 17 rushing TDs, 12 receptions, 218 yards, two TDs

Running back – Derek Kincaid, Hendersonville. Stats: 61 rushes, 595 yards, three TDs, 14 receptions, 150 yards, two TDs

Wide Receiver – Ethan Green, Gallatin

Wide Receiver – Brenden Keaton, JPII. Stats: 23 receptions, 16 yards per catch

Athlete – Chris McLennan, Westmoreland. Stats: 9 receptions, 136 yards, TD

OL – Zach Rockom, Hendersonville

OL – Jordan Adams, Beech

OL – Andrew Waters, Hendersonville

OL – Drew Gregory, Westmoreland

Second Team, Defense

DL – Dalton Jones, Hendersonville. Stats: 34 tackles, four tackles for loss, one sack, one pass break up

DL – John Parker Carroll, Beech. Stats: 50 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble

DL – Noah Horn, Portland. Stats: 52.5 tackles, forced fumble, fumble recovery, six sacks

LB – Reggie Morris, Gallatin. Stats: 42 tackles, two tackles for loss

LB – Dallas Darden, JPII. Stats: 75 tackles, four sacks, five tackles for loss

LB – Colby Taylor, White House. Stats: 105 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, one interception

CB – Reggie Grisham, Hendersonville. Stats: 68 tackles, six tackles for loss, eight pass break ups, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, TD, one quarterback hurry, one interception

CB – Miller Lowe, White House. Stats: 62 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, three pass break ups, one interception.

S – Nate Hancock, Hendersonville. Stats: 36 tackles, four tackles for loss, 14 pass breakups, one interception, forced fumble

S – Cody Whitfield, Portland. Stats: 24.5 tackles, two pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, three interceptions

Special Teams

Kicker – Jacob Harper, White House. Stats: 38-41 extra points, 3-5 field goals

Punter – Jonathan Lisbona, Hendersonville. Stats: 25 punts, 36-yard average, 9 punts inside the 20

Kick Returner – Nylan Alexander, Station Camp

Punt Returner – Dyilin Hooser, Beech

Third Team – Offense

QB – Ben Nixon, JPII. Stats: 1,600 yards passing, 16TDs

RB – Preston Sharber, White House. Stats: 93 rushing attempts, 564 yards, eight TDs

RB –  Helton Porter, Hendersonville. Stats: 85 rushes, 491 yards, three TDs

WR – Nick Pract, JPII. Stats: 16 receptions, 15 yards per catch, two TDs

WR – Rory White, JPII. Stats: 25 receptions, 14 yards per catch, two TDs (6 games)

Athlete – Nicolas Zanger, JPII

OL – Josh Dailey, White House

OL – Trevor White, Station Camp

OL –  Tristan Johnson, Portland

OL – Brandon Claud, Gallatin

Third Team – Defense

DL – John Martinez, JPII. Stats: 48 tackles, four sacks

DL – Wilson Higgs, Hendersonville. Stats: 38 tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries

DL – John Austin Birdwell, Gallatin. Stats: 23 total tackles

DL – Ryin Rainer, Westmoreland. Stats: 55 tackles, two sacks

LB – Billy Weekley, Station Camp

LB – Ryan Brewster, Portland. Stats: 54 tackles, forced fumble, fumble recovery

LB – Robert Christian, Hendersonville. Stats: 41 tackles, four tackles for loss, three pass breakups, forced fumble, fumble recovery

CB – Xavier Fitts, Gallatin

CB – Jahmall Robinson, Beech. Stats: 45 tackles, two interceptions, 15 pass breakups

S – Carter Hunt, White House. Stats: 63 tackles, one interceptions

S – Logan Spurrier, Hendersonville. Stats: 35 tackles, 1 pass breakup, one interception, forced fumble.

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