QB Jonathan Fletcher Tanner
RB Austin Childers Red Bay
RB Zacc Weldon G. W. Long
WR Octaviuse Hardrick Cottonwood
WR Jace Greene Vincent
WR Trent Miller Tharptown
OL Branquavius Bussey Lanett
OL Matthew Holland St. Luke’s
OL Cully Clark Holy Spirit
OL Kendarius Williamson Southern Choctaw
OL Cade Vickery Flomaton
UT Devonta Simon Pickens County
DL DeAmonte Greene Sweet Water
DL Jerrionda Lloyd Lanett
DL Cameron Moss Washington County
LB Deandra Smith Washington County
LB Will Phillips St. Luke’s
LB Tyler Reach Red Bay
DB Corey Donaldson Washington County
DB Marlon Bridges Lanett
DB Devonte Farrell Reeltown
DB Austin Stiefel Fyffe
UT Anfernee Mullins Aliceville
UT Kyle Walker G. W. Long
ALL-2A TEAM TOP 10 TEAMS
TANNER LOOKING TO STAY AT THE TOP
Tanner has a strong hold on Class 2A, but the Rattlers should
be challenged this year. Tanner has won the last two state championships, losing just a regular season game to Madison Academy
along the way, but teams like Washington County, G.W. Long and
Pickens County will have something to say.
PICKENS COUNTY COMES BACK UP
Pickens County stormed through Class 1A last year, but lost
two important parts. Class 1A finals Most Valuable Player Jermar-
cus Brown has graduated, and head coach Patrick Plott left for
The Tornadoes have quarterback Devonte Simon, who earned all-state honors in 2012, returning for his senior year. Look for sophomore Jamarious Jefferson to become the go-to guy at running back.
Whoever the coach is should have a potent offense returning, but
there will be defensive question marks.
WASHINGTON COUNTY OUT IN FRONT
With Tanner losing several all-state standouts, Washington
County looks to be the frontrunner for Class 2A early in the season.
Coach Chris Wilson’s team lost just twice - a 3-point game to
Sweet Water in the regular season and in the finals to Tanner. The
Bulldogs beat Sweet Water in the semifinals to reach the championship game. Washington County is supremely talented in all three
phases of the defense, returning all-state standouts Cameron
Moss at defensive end, Deandra Smith at linebacker and Corey
Donaldson in the secondary.
The Bulldogs are in a tough region, though, with the likes of
Sweet Water and Leroy. Sweet Water was a one-time Class 1A
power, but lost head coach Stacy Luker to resignation, and Leroy
used to rule Class 2A. St. Luke’s moves up from Class 1A and the
5-year-old school continues to get better. Mobile Christian won
nine games last year.
WATCH OUT FOR G. W. LONG
Coach Scott Horne has built a power in the Wiregrass with G.W.
Long, and the Rebels do the job with a monster offensive line,
power run game and a stellar defense.
Last year, Horne moved Zacc Weldon from left tackle to running
back, and the rising senior responded with more than 1,500 yards
rushing as a junior.
G.W. Long also has all-state honorable mention athlete Kyle
Walker coming back. Walker’s older brother Zach was a standout
athlete for the Rebels and Kyle is just as good.
The Rebels will have to find a quarterback, but this is a school
that has won 29 games over the last three years. They will get stiff
region competition from Houston Academy and Cottonwood, but
the firepower from the southeast part of the state will come from
the likes of G. W. Long and a Mike DuBose-coached Luverne squad,
led by quarterback Kenterrius Womack.
1. Washington County
5. G. W. Long
7. Pickens County
9. Red Bay
PROGRAM TO WATCH:
G. W. Long
PLAYER TO WATCH:
Jonathan Fletcher, Tanner
BEST FRIDAY NIGHT
Tanner quarterback Jonathan Fletcher has led his team to back-to-back state