WHITMIRE — The 2017 Class A-Region One All Region Football Team has been released, and four Whitmire High School Players, Quentin Aughtry, Trey Lyles, Matthew Prather and Chandler Crumley, have earned a spot on the list.
Quentin Aughtry, senior, linebacker/wingback
“Quentin was unanimously elected team captain by his teammates and he never came off the field for us. He played defensive back/ lineback on defense and wingback/quarterback on offense, as well as all the special teams. He was our best all-around football player this season. He is one of those special players that led us as a ‘coach on the field’ and every player on our team recognizes Quentin’s ‘football smarts’ and toughness. We will miss him immensely next season,” said Head Coach Charlie Jenkins.
Trey Lyles, junior, linebacker/wingback
“Trey is a versatile athlete who fought back from a broken ankle suffered in late July and managed to play in nine games. He had two interceptions and made 44 tackles (39 solo) as a lineback and defensive back on defense. As the season progressed, and he got back to full speed with his ankle, he also took over the starting wingback spot on offense. We expect Trey to be one of the leaders of our team next year,” Jenkins said.
Matthew Prather, sophomore, linebacker
“Matthew is a smart and gritty player. He led the team in tackles as a freshman and was the team’s second leading tackler as a sophomore with 64 tackles (43 solo) from his linebacker spot on defense. He really turned up his intensity and attention during the region schedule,” Jenkins said.
Chandler Crumley, freshman, linebacker/fullback
“Chandler was the team’s leading tackler as a freshman with 86 tackles (62 solo) from his linebacker spot on defense. He also had 96 carries for 405 yards and 10 pass receptions as the starting fullback for offense. We look forward to watching Chandler develop over the next three years and expect special things from him,” Jenkins said.
Head Coach Charlie Jenkins was selected as Region Coach of the Year for the second time in his four years as Whitmire’s head coach.
“I hold the All Region Team in especially high regard. As a coach, or player, you want to be respected by your peers, and with this recognition the coaches in your region, the men who compete against you and watch all your games on video as they prepare to play you, have selected you. We have a good group of gentlemen who serve as head coaches and assistants in our region,” Jenkins said. “So I am humbled by and appreciative of the recognition and I know our players feel the same way. We consider it an honor to represent our school and our families. All of our All Region players are worthy of the honor and we are proud of their efforts.”