The Clarion-Ledger All-Metro Team is selected by Clarion-Ledger high school reporter Rod Walker. See who made this year’s defensive team and learn more about the metro’s top defensive football players.
Anchored Bulldogs’ 3-man front, recording 136 tackles and six sacks for Class 6A runners-up.
Brooks recorded a team-high 10 sacks to go along with his 131 tackles for Bulldogs.
Jim Hill, DL
2-way star recorded 82 tackles and 9 sacks on defense for Tigers, who reached 6A playoffs.
Heart and soul of Mavericks recorded 79 tackles and led 2nd-year school to division title.
2012 Metro Player of the Year recorded 213 tackles with five sacks and two interceptions.
One of state’s top juniors, Speaks led Chargers with a team-high 136 tackles.
Jim Hill, LB
Tigers’ versatile senior had 60 tackles, 7 sacks and 2 interceptions (returning one for a TD).
Rams’ 2-way star had 87 tackles, 4 sacks and 2 INTs to go with 649 receiving yards.
St. Joseph, DB
Repeat All-Metro pick had 72 tackles, five interceptions and accounted for 18 touchdowns.
2-way star recorded 39 tackles and had an interception to help Titans reach 5A quarterfinals.
Southern Miss commit was leader of Pirates defense, recording 71 tackles with 3 INTs.
Averaged 43 yards per punt for the Arrows. Also kicked 49 of 50 kickoffs into the end zone.
Perhaps Bulldogs’ most versatile player, recorded 126 tackles, 4 sacks with three INTs.
Jackson Prep, ATH
Recorded a team-high 136 tackles to spark Patriots’ D that allowed 7.3 points per game.