LFO, Ringgold players feature prominently on All-region team
Fresh off a 7-4 record and the program’s first state playoff berth since 2009, the LFO Warriors saw eight players earn first team AllRegion 6- AAA football honors as the teams were recently released.
Senior running back Nathan Williams, along with senior linemen Blake Farmer and Dylan Simpson, were selected by the region’s coaches to the first team offense, while senior defensive back Ruddy Ware, junior defensive lineman James Beddington, junior linebacker Todd Thornburg and junior defensive back Jacob King were named to the first team on defense. Senior Charlie Harless was also picked as the first team punter.
Warriors’ second team offensive selections included junior lineman Noah Haney and sophomore kicker Alec Gentry, while second team defensive selections also included senior defensive lineman Braxton Jones and senior defensive back Christian Vaughn.
Offensive honorable mentions included senior running back Deandre Rowe, junior offensive lineman Justin Swindle and sophomore quarterback Malachi Powell, while senior linebacker Logan Barclay, junior defensive lineman Josh Haveman and junior defensive back Zion Martin were named as honorable mention on the defensive side.
For 5-6 Ringgold, whose power ranking earned the lone wild card berth for the Class AAA state playoffs - the Tigers’ first postseason bid since 2015 - senior athlete Andre Tarver and junior lineman Reid Williams were picked as first team on offense, while first team honors on defense went to senior defensive back Blake Goldsmith.
Second team offense status went to senior quarterback Cole Kibler, senior running back Dalton Green and senior receiver Pete Brower. Green was also named to the second team defense at linebacker, along with freshman teammate Kyle White.
Honorable mention offensive picks for the Tigers included senior tight end/ offensive lineman Cade Nayadley, senior receiver Jarred Dunn, junior receiver Dylan Wright, sophomore offensive lineman James Booth, freshman running back Kori Dumas and freshman offensive lineman Scott Clinton. Senior defensive lineman Garrison Rhudy and junior defensive back Brayden Broome were named honorable mention on defense.