2018 All-CoalfieldSports Team Announced

The inaugural football coverage season has come to a close. With the end of the season comes postseason awards—CoalfieldSports.com will recognize the achievements of athletes across the region. During the last month, our staff compiled a list of deserving nominees for a first and second team All CoalfieldSports squad, in addition to an honorable mention. After a list of nominees was finalized, the CoalfieldSports.com staff voted on who made each team. This was based on a points system. The players with the most votes at each position was named to the first team while the second most votes found themselves on the second team. Below are the members of each of those teams. Congratulations to each player, coach and team on a fantastic season. Be on the look out in the coming weeks for the CoalfieldSports.com Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and the Coach of the Year.
 
FIRST TEAM ALL COALFIELD SPORTS
OFFENSE
QB—Cameron Allen, Graham
RB—Gabe Fiser, Grundy
RB—Greg Sanchez, Chilhowie
RB—Trenton Adkins, Ridgeview
WR—Devin Lester, Graham
WR—Taylor Horn, Richlands
WR—E.J. Horton, Pulaski Co.
TE—Jake Kegley, Chilhowie
ALL PURPOSE—Matthew Sexton, Ridgeview
OL—Brandon Bunch, Union
OL—Lee Peoples, Galax
OL—Tristan Justus, Grundy
OL—Daniel Boardwine, Chilhowie
C—Mason Walker, Bluefield
DEFENSE
DL—Sean Martin, Bluefield
DL—Ty Powell, Mount View
DL—Ethan Hoffman, Radford
DL—Trevor Williams, Chilhowie
LB—Alijah Sproles, Ridgeview
LB—Aaron Rose, Virginia High
LB—Logan Branson, Chilhowie
LB—Nick Kastner, Graham
DB—Cameron Allen, Graham
DB—Juice Edwards, Bluefield
DB—Devin Lester, Graham
DB—Chase Blaker, Narrows
ALL PURPOSE—Chancellor Harris, Tazewell
SPECIAL TEAMS
K—Levi Forrest, Richlands
P—Drew Vermillion, Gate City
SECOND TEAM ALL-COALFIELDSPORTS TEAM
OFFENSE
QB—Wyatt Freeman, Narrows
RB—Zach Brown, Patrick Henry
RB—P.J. Prioleau, Radford
RB—Seth Stanley, Lebanon
WR—Chase Blaker, Narrows
WR—Chandler Hubbard, Honaker
WR—Josiah Jordan, Tazewell
TE—Cade Ashworth, Galax
ALL PURPOSE—Zack Cale, Chilhowie
OL—Deiyantei Powell, Bluefield
OL—Gabe Sesco, Graham
OL—Will Moss, Marion
OL—Kip Green, Giles
C—Blaze Hughes, Chilhowie
 
DEFENSE
DL—Ben Sowers, Rural Retreat
DL—Dylan Adkins, Richlands
DL—Will Moss, Marion
DL—Noah O’Dell, Pulaski Co.
LB—Arnold Martin, Bluefield
LB—Mason Polier, Union
LB—Mikey Culbertson, J.I. Burton
LB—Elijah Barner, Mount View
DB—Jasauni Sizemore, Mount View
DB—Carson Sykes, Ridgeview
DB—Chandler Hubbard, Honaker
DB—TJ Taylor, Abingdon
ALL PURPOSE—Chris Shinault, Graham
SPECIAL TEAMS
K—Kaulin Parris, Bluefield
P—Levi Forrest, Richlands
HONORABLE MENTION:
Abingdon: Martin Lucas, William Seymour
Bland: Patrick Christian, David Coe
Bluefield: JJ Davis. Drake Mullins
Carroll County: Cassell McMillian, Jackson Shumate
Castlewood: Brue Mullins, Caleb Meade
Central-Wise: CJ Crabtree, Ethan Mullins
Chilhowie: Anthony Blevins, Jason Amaro
Eastside: Jordan Rasnick, Evan Bellamy
Fort Chiswell: Denver Brown, Aaron Crawford
Galax: Blake Brown, Joshua Spurlin
Gate City: Luke Reed, Levi Rhoton
George Wythe: Cole Simmons, Ravvon Wells
Giles: Jacoby Wilson, Chase Fleeman
Graham: Jaziere Reed, Aaron Edwards
Grayson County: Jake Hollingsworth, Crue Cassell
Grundy: Derrick Endicott, Jake McCoy
Holston: Leo Ezzell, Ethan Guerrero
Honaker: Levi Miller, Trevor Dye
Hurley: Matthew Blankenship, Taylor Justus
J.I. Burton: Houston Thacker, Derrick Allen
James Monroe: Jaylon Lewis, Monroe Mohler
John Battle: Juddy Shaffer, Tyler McCloud
Lebanon: Casey White, Cole Stoots
Lee: Noah Sage, Devin Goins
Marion: Chance Langston, Dylan Roberts
Montcalm: Christian Carper, Brendan Warden
Mount View: Marqus Ray, Cody England
Narrows: Matthew Morgan, Reid Bowman
Northwood: Gage Hogston, Zach DeBusk
Patrick Henry: Cody Smith, Ean Rhea
Pikeview: Evan Rose, Jacob Duncan
Princeton: Ranson Graham, Chiron Cannaday
Pulaski County: Kade Akers, Gage Mannon
Radford: Justice Marshall, Jaylin Taylor
Richlands: Race Moir, Sean Toney
Ridgeview: Mason Mullins, Jacob Hensley
River View: Boo Roberts, Freddie Dawson
Rural Retreat: Dorian Delp, Isaac O’Neil
Rye Cove: Matthew Gibson, Mason Hardin
Tazewell: Josh Herndon, Jamir Blevins
Thomas Walker: Dawson Lee, Jaron Warf
Twin Springs: Corbin Kilgore, Cole Burke
Twin Valley: Tylor Keen, Brandon Lester
Union: Nick Cooper, Avery Jenkins
Virginia High: Stevie Thomas, Austin Davidson

I am a graduate of Richlands High School—class of 2014. In May 2018, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Journalism and History with a minor in war and Society from Virginia Tech.

My passions in life are numerous. We don’t have all day. This is not the place to divulge into Hokie Football, so I will shed some light on one of my other favorites.

I was born and raised in the coalfields of southwest Virginia—Richlands to be exact. I remember the first time I ever went to a high school football game (Richlands-Tazewell ’02). Since then, a passion has grown that is stronger than the current in the Clinch River. As a football player in this region, I was able to witness the passion oozing out of the hills firsthand. It was something that when I began college, people had a hard time believing the spectacle that is high school football in the coalfields. Luckily, I was able to go 42-8 in between the white lines on Fridays and Saturdays from 2010-2013. I look forward to having another platform to tell you my stories, your stories and their stories. Here’s to the good times and hoping I don’t leave you like I did Coach Greg Mance numerous times—by saying, “Gosh Durn It!”

Let’s talk, SWVA sports, Hokies, history or maybe even barbecue.

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