Ethan Cobb was recognized by the Region 4-AA coaches as its Offensive Back of the Year after the Eagleville freshman quarterback threw for 1,857 yards on 132-of-249 passing with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions.
Cobb was one of five Eagleville players recognized as all-region. Joining him were A.J. Garza, Tyler Griffin, Graham Hatcher, Chavalier Sutton and James Witt.
Garza, a senior, rushed for 401 yards with four touchdowns in the regular season. He also had 17 tackles and picked off four passes. Griffin, a defensive back, had 43 tackles with four interceptions, returning two for touchdowns. Hatcher had 52 catches for 919 yards with five touchdowns.
Sutton, a defensive lineman, had 63 tackles with one sack. He also recovered one fumble. Witt, a two-way starter, had 36 tackles.
Watertown’s Luke Turner was the Region 4-AA MVP. He rushed for 1,262 yards with 17 TDs. Teammate Seth Price was the 9-A Offensive Player of the Year after throwing for 2,227 yards with 27 TDs and six interceptions.
Forrest’s Slayton Wild was named the Defensive Player of the Year. Teammate Boone Sweeney, a Class 2A Mr. Football winner, was named the 4-AA Most Valuable Lineman.
Cascade’s Trent Sutton was the Region 4-AA Special Teams Player of the Year.
All-Star game: Three Rutherford County football players are scheduled to report to Cookeville on Tuesday to begin preparations for the Toyota East-West All-Star game, scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday. Blackman running back Taeler Dowdy along with teammate Matthew Leifheit (an offensive lineman) will play on the East team along with Riverdale defensive back Marquise Cantrell.
La Vergne’s Chris Myers, an MTSU commit, was chosen for the game, but will not play because of basketball commitments. Blackman coach David Watson is an assistant on the East team.
Receiving votes: Three Rutherford County wrestling programs were among those receiving votes in the Tennessee coaches high school wrestling poll.
Blackman High was the second school among programs receiving votes who weren’t in the top 12. Siegel was the fourth school and Stewarts Creek was the fifth among programs receiving votes.
The poll includes Division I and Division II programs. Baylor was ranked first.
Stewarts Creek recently defeated Brentwood 52-22 and fell 30-29 to Soddy-Daisy. Creek beat Shelbyville 65-9 on Monday.
Offered: La Vergne junior receiver Princeton Fant was recently offered by Mississippi State. Fant, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound receiver, missed his junior season because of a torn ACL. Fant had 14 catches for 326 yards as a sophomore.
Maleik Gray, a Class 5A Mr. Football semifinalist, was recently offered by Texas A&M. Gray, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound linebacker, had 53 tackles with three sacks, two fumble recoveries and an interception. He also caught 22 passes for 508 yards with nine touchdowns.
Smyrna linebacker Austin Brown was recently offered by Morehead State. Brown, a senior, also has offers from the University of the Cumberlands and Reinhardt University.
Reach Tom Kreager at 615-278-5168 and on Twitter @Kreager.
Region 4-AA Football team
MVP: Luke Turner, Watertown
Offensive Player of the Year: Seth Price, Watertown
Defensive Player of the Year: Slayton Wild, Forrest
Most Valuable Lineman: Boone Sweeney, Forrest
Back of the Year: Ethan Cobb, Eagleville
Special Teams MVP: Trent Sutton, Cascade
Coaching staff of year: Forrest
Cascade: Kris Kelso, Carter McAnnally, Brady Parker, Lane Stacey
Community: Zach Davidson, Jeremy Hodges, Colby Long and Caleb Wall
Eagleville: A.J. Garza, Tyler Griffin, Graham Hatcher, Chavalier Sutton, James Witt
East Robertson: James Coleman, Adrian Jarrett, Johnny Lyons, Nick Wooten
Forrest: Dave Andrews, Billy Clanton, Neyland Darnell, Jake Elkins, Jesse Pruitt, Tristan Sawyer, Payton Sisk
Jackson Co.: Zach Davidson, Jeremy Hodges, Colby Long, Caleb Wall
Watertown: Vonte Bates, Zack Grisham, Skylor Scales, Rusty Staats, Brady Swann, James Vaden
Westmoreland: Hunter Crowson, Jacob Harper, Lucas James, Bayle Kirk, Dylan Todd, Isreal Ward