Hampton, Happy Valley garner conference awards

Published 4:40 pm Friday, November 27, 2020

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The Mountain East Conference recently announced its 2020 awards with Hampton and Happy Valley getting their fair share of the accolades lavished onto participants in the conference this season.

Happy Valley saw senior running back Matthew Bahn selected as the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year while Warrior defensive lineman Kamden Richardson was selected as the Defensive Lineman of the Year.

Hampton’s Morgan Lyons and South Greene’s Presely Gilliam shared the Co-Defensive Player of the Year with Conor Jones being selected as the Athlete of the Year.

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Bulldog senior R.D. Ward was tabbed as the Defensive Lineman of the Year. The ‘Dogs also saw Michael Harrison and along with South Greene’s Jay Higgins were recognized as the Co-Special Teams Player of the Year.

The Conference Player of the Year honor was presented to South Greene senior quarterback Luke Myers with the Coach of the Year staying in Greeneville with the naming of South Greene’s Shawn Jones.

Following is the breakdown of the first and second-team squads as named by the conference coaches.

1st Team All-Conference

South Greene: Mark Crum, Corey Houser, Preston Bailey, Trevor Heater, Isaac Collins, Alex May, Derek Miller, Logan Wagner, Jalen Ingram, Chandler Phillers.

Hampton: Aiden Vines, Caleb McKinney, Doug Tolley, Ryan Crumley, Blake Peavy, McKinley Kuhn, James Tolley, Dylan Trivett.

Happy Valley: Andrew Little, Mason Hicks, Eli Ayers, Cayden Campbell, Landon Babb, Peyton Primeau.

Cosby: Hunter Workman, Logan Holt, Caleb Lawson, Heriberto Gonzalez, Dominic Cowles.

Sullivan North: Tyler Fugate, Tristan Job.

2nd Team All-Conference

South Greene: Phillip Blair, Caleb Robinson, Trenton Sailsbury, Grant Freeark, Dakota Seaton.

Hampton: Jonny Greenwell, Austin Bentley, Andon Winters, Devin Ward, Nathan Weatherbee, Ashton Hardin.

Happy Valley: Gabe Nickles, Alex Lunceford, Timmy Mounts, Bronson Norman.

Cosby: Will Fowler, Justin Stewart, Corey Askew, Logan Cline.

Sullivan North: Isaiah Pruitt, Eli Kennedy, Brayden Keatron, Landon Roberts, David Howell.