Sor­rells, James earn All-Re­gion First Team hon­ors

Six Tigers over­all named to 3A-AAAA All-Re­gion team

The Covington News - - Sports - Josh Briggs Sports Edi­tor

Al­covy's foot­ball team didn't have the type of sea­son it had hoped for. One win in a new re­gion left coaches search­ing for an­swers. The sea­son wasn't a to­tal loss though.

Run­ning back Tre Sor­rells and de­fen­sive back Ja­ma­ree James were two of six Tigers to earn 3A-AAAA All-Sub­Re­gion hon­ors last week.

Sor­rells set a sin­gle-sea­son rush­ing record for the Tigers with 1,2576 yards on his way to be­ing named to the first team. He av­er­aged 6.5 yards per carry and fin­ished the sea­son with 1,463 allpur­pose yards. Sor­rells had six catches for 80 yards and a 25.2-yard kick­off re­turn av­er­age. Sor­rells was also one of three play­ers form the county along with East­side's Shaquille Huff and Shel­don Rank­ins named to the Ju­nior All-Star game played last week at Hal­ford Sta­dium.

James earned first-team hon­ors on de­fense as a cor­ner­back. He fin­ished with 60 tack­les and eight pass break ups and led the team with four in­ter­cep­tions.

Sor­rells and James were joined on the All-Sub-Re­gion team by team­mates John Hale, Cor­nell White, VaDar­rius Brown and Travis Gun­nells. Each player was named to the sub-re­gions Sec­ond Team.

Brown made it as a wide re­ceiver where he led the Tigers in re­ceiv­ing with 22 re­cep­tions for 302 yards. He also av­er­aged 13.6 yards per catch. White came on in the sec­ond game of the sea­son to play quar­ter­back and had a solid sopho­more cam­paign. The dual-threat quar­ter­back ran for 536 yards while throw­ing for an­other 468.

On de­fense, Gun­nells was the team's lead­ing tack­ler. The younger brother of for­mer Al­covy great Matt Gun­nells broke out of his older brother's shadow to reg­is­ter 88 tack­les dur­ing his se­nior sea­son. He also recorded five tack­les for a loss and had two fum­ble re­cov­er­ies. Hale was Al­covy's leader on de­fense. The se­nior de­fen­sive line­man fin­ished sec­ond on the team in tack­les with 73 — four for a loss and forced two fum­bles. He also led the team with three fum­ble re­cov­er­ies.

Al­covy strug­gled to get in any rhythm fol­low­ing its move to one of the tough­est re­gions in Class AAAA. In­juries and key losses at quar­ter­back and linebacker proved to be more than the young Tiger team could over­come. The good news is the Tigers have most of their weapons com­ing back on of­fense. White is ex­pected to be the starter com­ing out of camp at quar­ter­back and Sor­rells will be look­ing to add to his rush­ing to­tal and leave the school as the most pro­lific rusher in Al­covy's young his­tory.

An­thony Banks/The Cov­ing­ton News

That a way Tre: Al­covy run­ning back Tre Sor­rells earned All-Re­gion First Team af­ter a stel­lar 2010 cam­paign

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