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Parkway's Rogers, Evangel's Cotton headline District 1-5A team

Evangel Eagles Davin Cotton comes in off the line against Airline.

Evangel Eagles Davin Cotton comes in off the line against Airline.

Parkway's Justin Rogers tries to get past Captain Shreve's defense Friday evening at Preston Crownover Stadium.

Parkway’s Justin Rogers tries to get past Captain Shreve’s defense Friday evening at Preston Crownover Stadium.

Parkway quarterback Justin Rogers and Evangel defensive lineman Davin Cotton captured top honors on the recently release 2016 District 1-5A All-District team.

Rogers led the Panthers (11-2) to within a game of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome by directing a prolific Parkway offensive output. Rogers completed 159 of 243 throws for 2,646 yards and 26 touchdowns during the regular season. He rushed for another 566 yards on 101 carries and 9 additional touchdowns.

The 6-foot-3, 275-pound Cotton was the cog on perhaps the best defensive unit in the state. The Eagles (11-2), who will play for the Division I state title Friday night in New Orleans, allowed just 113 points on the regular season with 5 shutouts over the last six weeks. He posted 64 tackles, 14 sacks, 19 tackles for a loss with 6 forced fumbles and 3 touchdowns.

Both players are juniors and both have multiple Power Five conference offers.

First team offensive players are Robert McKnight, EJ Williams, Terrace Marshall, Dalton Meshell and Hunter Nichols (Parkway), Connor Curry, Tamauge Sloan, Alex Elam, Caleb Laboy, Tanner Ash, Ethan Harvey, Alvin Ford, Cameron Davis (Evangel), Cameron Davis (Captain Shreve), Malik Britt (Airline), Zack Ward (Byrd) and Josh Cooper (Haughton).

First team defensive players are Na’Drain Dizadare, Aaron Calcote, Myles Cole, Elijah Chatman, Micah Baskerville, Bobby Bell, Adarrius Washington, Orlando Puryear, Jarrick Bernard and Patrick Jones (Evangel), Zycon Newson, Drew Brewster, Josh James and Jaylyn Thomas (Airline), Shimorye Hampton (Byrd), Ashton LaCaze (Captain Shreve), Marquallius Turner and Jaden Barnhill (Southwood) and Johnathan Jones (Parkway).

Special teams first team members are Nico Broadway (Haughton), Seth Green and Puryear (Evangel) and Hardy Trafford (Byrd).

SECOND TEAM

Offense: Lucas Grubb, Brad Fream, Cameron Davis, Demarcus McCall, Josh Lister, Josh Walker, Christian Bailiff, Chase Hill, Amani Larry, Steven Smith, Emile Cole, Christian Gulledge, Kenny Stokes, Tanner Coleman, Christian Perry, Landon Smart, Peyton Parks, Brock Hernadez and Jacob Tobeville.

Defense: Cordarius Moore, Justin Henderson, Tony Beckwith, Colyn Givens, Brandon Jones, Mark Johnson, Demetrius Brokenberry, Darren Hicks, Courtney Turner, David Morales, Caleb Ester, T’Marquiesse Winfield, Harrison Voigt, Darrell Evans, Malcolm Banks, Mike Edward, Hosie Thomas and D’Kameron White.

Special teams: Will Adcock, Seth Green, Alphonso Deleon and Coby McGee.

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