ALL-CHEROKEE COUNTY FOOTBALL TEAM: Cedar Bluff’s Fife, Mintz take tip …
December 25, 2014 - garden totes
Cedar Bluff using behind D’Shawn Fife had his eyes non-stop following his youth year. By his possess admission, he pronounced he had “a lot of adversity going opposite me, and a lot of bad decisions we made.”
Fife was concerned for a uninformed start a 2014 football deteriorate provided. And, while it was a roller-coaster float during times, Fife came by when his teammates indispensable him to a most.
Following an annoying 42-0 detriment during Sand Rock in their unchanging deteriorate finale, Fife and a rest of a Tigers had a tummy check. Hopes of a share of a Class 1A, Region 7 championship were gone, and their domain for blunder to keep their deteriorate alive was also erased. A highway playoff diversion during Berry of Fayette was looming, and Fife didn’t wish his career finish on a green note.
Fife responded with his best diversion of a deteriorate to open a playoffs. He carried a round 38 times for 315 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 46-34 victory.
Fife followed that opening adult with a 224-yard, six-touchdown tour in a 56-48 win.
However, a Tigers’ deteriorate fell brief of a state pretension in a quarterfinals with a 56-22 detriment to Marion County.
“When a playoffs came around, we only all incited into a large family,” Fife said. “Really, what kicked us into that was when we mislaid to Sand Rock. We all knew we couldn’t play around anymore. We all had to see where we were. We all come behind to use that Monday, put in a work and became a improved team, a improved family. We all devoted any other.”
Fife finished a deteriorate with 1,774 yards on 260 totes with 32 touchdowns. For his career, he finished with 3,594 yards and 55 touchdowns on a ground, though it was his bid during a 2014 deteriorate that helped Fife acquire a All-Cherokee County Offensive Most Valuable Player honor.
“It’s something we worked tough for to achieve,” Fife said. “This year, we feel like we grew adult and attempted to be some-more of a leader, and things only fell into place. It’s flattering special to win it in my final year.”
Joining Fife for a tip respect on a defensive side of a round is associate teammate and comparison defensive lineman Jake Mintz. Mintz posted 112 sum tackles, including 9 for mislaid yardage, 3 sacks, 3 pass breakups, dual fumbles recovered (1 for a 10-yard touchdown) and dual interceptions (1 for a 75-yard touchdown) to acquire a All-County Defensive Most Valuable Player award.
“Any endowment like that is unequivocally a group effort,” Mintz said. “My teammates unequivocally make my pursuit easy. I’m only unequivocally respected to be a partial of that and be sanctified with a ability God has given me.”
Like Fife, Mintz pronounced a Tigers grown following a unchanging season.
“We motionless we have a talent turn to compete,” he said. “I feel like we found a temperament and what kind of group we were. We unequivocally appearance during a right time.”
Cedar Bluff manager Jonathan McWhorter pronounced one vital charge Mintz and Fife had for their group this deteriorate was leadership.
“Both kids put in a lot of time and bid into this season, and I’m unapproachable of them,” he said. “We knew entrance in we had a sincerely immature team. We had a tiny comparison class. We were counting on a lot of guys. It was a work in progress. We struggled early, done of lot of mistakes, though we got improved as a year went along. From a coaching standpoint, that’s what we want. Those dual guys were a large partial of a success.”
Speaking of McWhorter, he was selected along with Spring Garden’s Jason Howard as County Co-Coaches of a Year.
McWhorter guided a Tigers to a 7-6 altogether record, including a team’s initial berth in a Class 1A state quarterfinals given 2006. Howard led a Panthers to a 7-4 symbol and a team’s initial home playoff diversion in propagandize history.
Joining Fife and Mintz on a All-County group from Cedar Bluff are comparison far-reaching receiver/defensive behind Blake Terry, youth far-reaching receiver/defensive behind DJ Chapman, youth offensive/defensive lineman D’Andre Autry, youth far-reaching receiver/linebacker Jordan McElroy, youth using back/linebacker Haylan Bailey, youth using back/linebacker Logan Shinn and sophomore quarterback/linebacker Josh Decker.
The Tigers also have a span of honest discuss players in youth far-reaching receiver/defensive behind Jamie Abernathy and beginner far-reaching receiver/defensive behind Davion Fife.
Representing Spring Garden is comparison parsimonious end/defensive lineman Dalton Kerr, sophomore using behind Dakota Lambert, sophomore fullback Quintin Downey, youth offensive/defensive lineman Sam Parris, comparison descent lineman/linebacker Kris Holcomb, sophomore quarterback Ben Ivey, comparison using behind Andrew McLarty and youth offensive/defensive lineman Ethan Rogers.
The Panthers also have a span of honest discuss players in youth linebacker/wide receiver Dylan Short and youth descent lineman/linebacker Corey Williams.
Sand Rock (5-5) has 7 member in comparison quarterback/defensive behind Chase Garrett, youth far-reaching receiver/defensive behind Zack Ellison, youth using back/linebacker Alex McMahan, comparison offensive/defensive lineman Ryon Gibson, comparison offensive/defensive lineman Andrew Rowland, comparison offensive/defensive lineman Zac Bobo and comparison descent lineman/linebacker Matthew Tinsley.
The Wildcats also have 6 honest discuss players in youth offensive/defensive lineman Jacob mayo, comparison parsimonious end/linebacker Will Cole, comparison far-reaching receiver/defensive behind Lucas Garmany, youth far-reaching receiver/linebacker Joel Brock, youth using back/linebacker Jared Blackwell and sophomore using back/safety Braden Carver.
The Cherokee County Warriors (4-6) have 9 players on a All-County patrol in comparison offensive/defensive lineman Andrew Johnson, comparison offensive/defensive lineman Jacob Green, youth parsimonious end/defensive finish Nahum Horton, comparison using back/safety J.T. Hill, sophomore far-reaching receiver/defensive behind Jacob Graves, beginner quarterback/safety Tyren Dupree, sophomore descent lineman/linebacker Dawson Foshee, comparison parsimonious end/linebacker Austin Mallett and sophomore descent lineman/linebacker Kaleb Ransum.
The Warriors also have 3 honest discuss players in sophomore receiver/safety Justin McKnight, beginner parsimonious end/linebacker Riley Russell and beginner far-reaching receiver/linebacker Desmond Blair.
The Gaylesville Trojans (2-7) have 6 All-County selections in comparison offensive/defensive lineman Seth Dawson, comparison descent lineman/linebacker Allen Lafavor, youth descent lineman/linebacker Logan Hurley, comparison offensive/defensive lineman Nick Moore, comparison far-reaching receiver/defensive behind Tristan Stalker and comparison using back/defensive behind Dillon Evans.
The Trojans also have 3 honest discuss players in sophomore parsimonious end/linebacker Landon Lawson, comparison quarterback/linebacker CJ Williamson and comparison using back/safety Gordon Walters.