Sorrells, James earn All-Region First Team honors
Six Tigers overall named to 3A-AAAA All-Region team
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.
That a way Tre: Alcovy running back Tre Sorrells earned All-Region First Team after a stellar 2010 campaign