Brentwood Academy finally broke through and won their first Division II state championship since 2006 as they beat defending champion Montgomery Bell Academy 56-55 in an overtime classic that was the easily the most entertaining game of the Blue Cross Bowl weekend.
For the first time, byteclay.com will roll out an all state team for each classification (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A, as well as both Division II classifications). Today, the Division II-AA all state team with 34 players selected as 17 spots selected on offense (3 QB, 3 RB, 3 WR, 5 OL, 3 ATH) and 15 spots on defense (4 DL, 4 LB, 4 DB, 3 ATH) as well as one kicker and one punter as well.
Also selected was an Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year and as well as a Coach of the Year. The selection process was based on discussions with Division II-AA coaches across the state as well as seeing players live and on film.
Big Red junior running back Ty Chandler was named the Offensive player of the year while Baylor linebacker Ryan Parker walked away with the defensive player of the year award. BA’s Cody White was named the coach of the year after leading the Eagles to a 12-1 record.
Brentwood Academy, MBA and MUS were well represented on the all state team as the Eagles placed eight players on the team while the Big Red and the Owls had five players apiece.
Below is the full list of the byteclay.com Division II-AA all state team.
QB- Glenn Coleman, MBA, Senior
QB- Jeremiah Oatsvall, Brentwood Academy, Junior
QB- Stephen Regis, MUS, Junior
RB- Ty Chandler, MBA, Junior
RB- Austin Lee, Christian Brothers, Senior
RB- Darius Morehead, Ensworth, Senior
WR- Cam Johnson, Brentwood Academy, Sophomore
WR- Jalon Love, MUS, Junior
WR- Thomas Pickens, MUS, Senior
OL- Ryan Johnson, Brentwood Academy, Senior
OL- Bryce Mathews, Brentwood Academy, Senior
OL- Cooper Reiniche, Baylor, Senior
OL- Jay Roberts, McCallie, Senior
OL- Joseph Scowden, MBA, Senior
ATH- Hunter Hill, Briarcrest, Senior
ATH- Prince Momodu, Brentwood Academy, Senior
ATH- Jack Samsel, St. Benedict, Sophomore
DL- Brandon Adams, Brentwood Academy, Senior
DL- D’On Coofer, MBA, Senior
DL- Jeremy Darvin, Father Ryan, Senior
DL- Ben Hill, Christian Brothers, Senior
LB- Jack Dickinson, MUS, Senior
LB- David Gaw, MBA, Senior
LB- Tim Hart, MUS, Senior
LB- Ryan Parker, Baylor, Senior
DB- Evan Beddoe, Brentwood Academy, Junior
DB- Nygel Edmonds, McCallie, Senior
DB- Jaylon King, Ensworth, Sophomore
DB- Jake Powers, Briarcrest, Junior
ATH- Jayvaughn Craig, McCallie, Senior
ATH- Jalon Cambridge, JPII, Junior
ATH- Ulysses Strawter, Baylor, Senior
K- Issac Way, Brentwood Academy, Senior
P- Anthony Hagey, Father Ryan, Junior
Offensive Player of the Year-Ty Chandler, MBA- The junior had a great season rushing for 2, 585 yards and scored 34 touchdowns and ran for 195 yards in the state game loss to Brentwood Academy. Chandler, the top running back in the Class of 2017 in the state of Tennessee also was named the Division II-AA Mr. Football back winner.
Defensive Player of the Year– Ryan Parker, Baylor- Parker was a one man wrecking crew as he recorded 135 tackles, 36 of those were for loss which included eight sacks on the year. Like Chandler, his performance earned Parker the Division II-AA Mr. Football lineman winner.
Coach of the Year– Cody White, Brentwood Academy- White finally won a state title at Brentwood Academy and has escaped the huge shadow of Carlton Flatt by delivering the Eagles 11th state title and first since 2006.
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