Twenty-four area football players, including seven first-teamers, earned all-state honors when the end-of-season awards were announced on Monday.
The teams were compiled by voting from statewide prep editors and reporters. These are the first of several all-state teams, with specialized websites also expected to chime in as to which players are the best.
Chipley running back Kobe McCrary and offensive lineman J.J. Holmes, Blountstown’s Hunter Jordan (as a tight end), offensive lineman Tommy Futch and defensive back Corin Peterson and Port St. Joe linebacker Marcel Johnson and Dewayne Griggs (utility) were named first-teamers in Class 1A.
Cottondale running back Norris Calhoun, offensive lineman Derrick Wilson and defensive back Shaundre McAroy, Vernon linebacker Darius Peterson and defensive back Austin Brown and Blountstown linebacker Anthony Wyrick were named to the second team. Sneads running back Antwan Durn, Port St. Joe defensive lineman Cole Cryderman and Blountstown place-kicker Andrew Bennett and linebacker Ja’Vakiel Brigham were honorable mention.
Mosley wide receiver Nat Dixon and offensive lineman Jeff Hall were named second-team all-state in Class 5A. Mosley running back Ryan Rogers and Bay defensive lineman Keith McNeil were third-teamers. Rutherford wide receiver Emmanuel Little and quarterback Dallas Davis were honorable mention.
Marianna linebacker Kyle Tanner earned an honorable-mention nod in Class 4A.