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Football Places 14 on All-Region Team

McCallie’s third straight football state championship netted a large number of All-Region recognition for the Blue Tornado, as 14 players from the squad were selected as TSSAA Division II-AAA All-East Region.

Senior quarterback William Riddle was chosen as the Region’s Overall Player of the Year. Riddle, a Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Finalist for Division II-AAA, completed 185-of-271 pass attempts on the season for 3,075 yards and 43 touchdowns. He only had six passes intercepted.

The trio of senior linebacker Aaron Crowder, senior tackle James Howard, and senior defensive back Kenzy Paul were voted the Region’s Tri-Most Valuable Defensive Players. Crowder and Howard ranked first and second on the McCallie squad in tackles, and Howard led the team in sacks and tackles for loss. Paul recorded a team-best 13 pass breakups and picked off two passes. He also scored 10 offensive touchdowns on the year.

Senior receiver Xavier Gaillardetz joined Pope John Paul II quarterback Kenny Minchey and Montgomery Bell Academy quarterback Marcel Reed as one of three Most Valuable Offensive Players. Gaillardetz caught 65 balls for 1,413 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Other Blue Tornado players selected to the All-Region team include senior defensive linemen Thomas Pilon and Matthew Plunkett, senior defensive back John Kohl McAdams, junior defensive back Andrei Delinois, junior linebacker Etienne Delisle, and sophomore linebacker Carson Gentle. Chosen for the offensive side of the ball were junior running back Tario Price, senior back Weston Hammond, and junior offensive lineman John Kirk. 

McCallie’s Honorable Mention selections included senior offensive linemen Dreiten Dautrich and Cooper Rumfelt, junior offensive lineman Tre Thompson, and sophomore defensive back Marcellus Barnes Jr.

 

All Region 

Player of the Year

#14 William Riddle

McCallie School

Senior * QB * 6’2 * 180 lbs

 

Offensive Tri-Most Valuable Player

#2 Xavier Gaillardetz

McCallie School

Senior • WR • 6’ • 208 lbs

 

Defensive Tri-Most Valuable Player

#1 Kenzy Paul

McCallie School

Senior * CB * 6’1 * 193 lbs

 

Defensive Tri-Most Valuable Player

#17 Aaron Crowder

McCallie School

Senior * LB * 6’ * 234 lbs

 

Defensive Tri-Most Valuable Player

#51 James Howard

McCallie School

Senior * DL * 6’1 * 275 lbs

 

All Region

#8 Matthew Plunkett

McCallie School

Senior * DE * 6’4 * 205 lbs

 

All Region

#97 Thomas Pilon

McCallie School

Senior * DE * 6’3 * 255 lbs

 

All Region

27 John Kohl McAdams

McCallie School

Senior * DB * 6’ * 178 lbs

 

All Region

#99 Carson Gentle

McCallie School

Sophomore * LB/OT/TE * 6’3 * 220 lbs

 

All Region

#3 Andrei Delinois

McCallie School

Junior * DB/WR * 6’2 * 205 lbs

 

All Region

#45 Etienne Delisle

McCallie School

Junior * LB * 6’2 * 195 lbs

 

All Region

#10 Tario Price

McCallie School

Junior * RB * 6’ * 198 lbs

 

All Region

#4 Weston Hammond

McCallie School

Senior * RB/WR * 5’11 * 188 lbs

 

All Region

#71 John Kirk

McCallie School

Junior * OL * 6’ * 225 lbs

 

All Region Honorable Mention

#77 Cooper Rumfelt

McCallie School

Senior * OL * 6’3 * 325 lbs

 

All Region Honorable Mention

#11 Marcellus Barnes 

McCallie School

Sophomore * DB * 6’ * 160 lbs

 

All Region Honorable Mention

#52 Tre Thompson

McCallie School

Junior * OL * 6’3 * 294 lbs

 

All Region Honorable Mention

#78 Dreiten Dautrich

McCallie School

Senior * OL * 6’2 * 232 lbs

 

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