Mustangs Haul in Region Hardware

November 22, 2016


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


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