The Mustangs are well represented in this years Coaches Region 4-5A Award Winners and All Region Team!
Kolten Gibson leads the way with being named Region Player of the Year. Cooper Melton was named Receiver of the Year and Skyler Swafford named Linebacker of the Year! Coach Todd Burkhart was named the Offensive Assistant of the Year for coordinating the Mustang offense to a record breaking season!
Bryce Nunnelly, Zach Eslinger, Chris Allen Ogle were also named to the All Region Team! Skyler Swafford picked up his second honor being named to the Academic Team as well!
The banquet will be held for the honorees on December 11th at Cleveland High School at 11 a.m.
Here is a complete list of the awards and other members of the All-Region team.
Region 4-5A Awards 2016
Team of the Year: Rhea County
Coach of the Year: Mark Pemberton – Rhea County
Offensive Assistant of the Year: Todd Burkhart – Walker Valley
Defensive Assistant of the Year: Taylor Owenby – Rhea County
Player of the Year: Kolten Gibson – Walker Valley
Offensive Player of the Year: Cody Bice – Rhea County
Defensive Player of the Year: Jawan Martin – Rhea County
Special Teams Player of the Year: Jake Sullivan – Ooltewah
Kicker of the Year: Aleksander Toser -- Ooltewah
Running Back: Mason Stephenson – Rhea County
Offensive Lineman: Justin Tucker – Rhea County
Quarterback: Collin Thurman – Ooltewah
Receiver: Cooper Melton – Walker Valley
Tight end/fullback: Jared Edwards – Rhea County
Ironman Award: Skyler Davis – Cleveland
Defensive Lineman: Xzayvier Beckingham – McMinn County
Linebacker: Skyler Swafford – Walker Valley
Defensive Back: Kendell Robinson – Ooltewah
Newcomer of the Year: Sincere Quinn – Ooltewah; Micaleous Elder – Cleveland
All-Region Team 2016
Rhea County -- Tyler Brown, Eddie Davis, Justin Parson, Christian Simon, Chandler Kaylor, Bradley Evans, Jared Edwards – Academic
Ooltewah -- Will Whitson, Andrew Manning, Cameron Turner, Zaire Bruner, Ron Darius Wash, Ethan Walls – Academic
McMinn County -- Roman Lockmiller, Xavier Abernathy, Jake Watson, Stephan Hjulberg, Hunter Jaynes-Academic
Walker Valley -- Bryce Nunnelly, Zach Eslinger, Chris Allen Ogle, Skyler Swafford-Academic
Cleveland -- Romeo Wykle, Keegan Jones, River Shaffer – Academic
Soddy Daisy -- Ty Boeck, Owen Vice, Jaden Holcombe – Academic
White County -- Jake Shockey, Trey Brewington, Malik Murray - Academic