Several Bears, Eagles on IMAC’s All-District squad

SC’s Brewer is Coach of the Year
Nov. 19, 2012 @ 02:05 AM

 

Now that the season is has ended for all of the teams in District 2-AAA, its time for the post-season awards to begin coming in.
 
The IMAC’s annual football awards were announced Tuesday, Nov. 12, and, as expected, the Sevier County Smoky Bears were the big winners.
 
Coach Steve Brewer earned the conference’s Coach of the Year award, while senior linebacker Dexter Robbins was the league’s Defensive Player of the Year.
 
Brewer guided his Bears to their fourth IMAC title in four seasons playing in the league, and his Bears are currently on a 20-game conference winning streak.
 
“That (award) goes to the staff really,” Brewer said Tuesday evening. “Our assistant coaches do so much of the hands-on coaching and teaching. (Being the head coach is) like being a quarterback, you get way too much credit and way too much criticism.
 
“I’ll accept it on behalf of our coaching staff, people just need to realize that head coaches get awards like this because of the work that their assistant coaches do.”
 
In all, 13 players from Sevier County High School and five from Seymour were honored by the IMAC.
 
Robbins led Sevier County in tackles (121), tackles for loss (16), and tied for the team lead with three sacks, while he also blocked a kick, had an interception and returned a fumble for a touchdown.
 
“He had a great year,” Brewer said. “Actually he’s had two great years (2011-12).
 
“But this year he’s really elevated his game, and he’s been one of those guys defensively that offenses have to be aware of.
 
“He’s worked hard to get to this point. He’s gotten stronger by working out, and he’s gotten faster by running track.
 
“It’s quite impressive to have an outside linebacker to be the lead leg in your 4x100 and 4x200 teams that make it to the state meet. Add that to his physicality and it’s quite a combination.”
 
In addition to Robbins, eight other Bears were named to the IMAC’s first team.
 
Wide receivers Logan McCarter and Dillon Cate were both honored, as was quarterback Luke Manning.
 
McCarter had 39 catches for 763 yards and 13 receiving touchdowns. An explosive athlete, McCarter also had a rushing score, two punt return TDs and an interception return touchdown.
 
Cate, who’s now No. 2 on the school’s all-time receptions list, hauled in 42 passes for 727 yards and seven receiving TDs.
 
Manning had the best passing stats of any quarterback in the league — 2,311 yards, 30 touchdowns and five interceptions — and also ran well (431 yards and six TDs).
 
Offensive linemen Wil Keener and Chaz McKinney were also on the first-team offense, as was kicker Jared Baxter (50-51 extra points, 7-of-8 field goals).
 
Joining Robbins on the defensive side are defensive end Ralph Watson (92 tackles, 16 for loss, three fumble recoveries) and defensive back Jacob Whaley.
 
Seymour’s first-team honorees were wide receiver D.J. Griffin (48 catches, 738 yards, four TDs) and defensive back Chris Grimo (71 tackles, four interceptions, two forced fumbles).
 
The Eagles had three players named to the second-team defense, quarterback Nick Sexton (1,783 yards, 14 TDs, 11 INTs), running back Tanner Sise (613 yards, nine TDs) and wide receiver Corey Heard (386 yards, five TDs).
 
Sevier County had four players tabbed for the second team. Defensive lineman Ray Smith (61 tackles, one sack), linebacker Colby Bailey (97 tackles, two sacks, two fumbles recovered), linebacker Peyton Otis (77 tackles, one sack) and punter Jeffrey Henry (37.9 average, tops in the IMAC).
 
 
 
2012 All-IMAC Football
 
 
Coach of the Year: Steve Brewer – Sevier County
 
Offensive Player of the Year: Ty Ryans – Cherokee
 
Defensive Player of the Year: Dexter Robbins – Sevier County
 
Athlete of the Year: Matt Thompson – Morristown East

 

 

2012 All-IMAC Football Second Team

Offense

QB – Luke Manning – Sevier County
 
RB – Malachi Horton – Morristown West
 
RB – Dearies Jones – Jefferson County
 
RB – D.J. Haney – Cocke County
 
WR – DJ Griffin – Seymour
 
WR – Logan McCarter – Sevier County
 
WR – Dillon Cate – Sevier County
 
WR – Tanner Trent – Cherokee
 
TE – Hunter Carter – Morristown West
 
TE – Brice Cusick – Jefferson County
 
OL – Andy Bacon – Morristown West
 
OL – Will Cureton – Morristown West
 
OL – Wil Keener – Sevier County
 
OL – Chaz McKinney – Sevier County
 
OL – Jake Talley – Jefferson County
 
OL – Trey King – Jefferson County
 
K – Jared Baxter – Sevier County

 

Defense
 
DL – Ralph Watson – Sevier County
 
DL – Michael Hackney – Jefferson County
 
DL – Dennis Mongon – South-Doyle
 
DL – Anthony Hamilton – South-Doyle
 
DL – Julian Goines – South-Doyle
 
LB – Dylan Dockery – Cocke County
 
LB – Alex Williams – Jefferson County
 
LB – Samuel Perry – South-Doyle
 
LB – Cole Russell – Cherokee
 
DB – Garrett Salansky – Morristown West
 
DB – Chris Grimo – Seymour
 
DB – Jacob Whaley – Sevier County
 
DB – Jay Vines – Jefferson County
 
P – Jose Esparza – Jefferson County
 

 

2012 All-IMAC Football Second Team
 
Offense
 
QB – Nick Sexton – Seymour
 
RB – Tanner Sise – Seymour
 
RB – Jocquez Bruce – South-Doyle
 
RB – Chase Brunson – Morristown East
 
WR – Drew Epps – Morristown West
 
WR – Corey Heard – Seymour
 
WR – Ethan Hagood – Cherokee
 
TE – Sam Hooper – Cocke County
 
OL – Tyler Johnson – Morristown West
 
OL – Mason McNutt – South-Doyle
 
OL – Sam Gunn – Cocke County
 
OL – Madison Bliss – South-Doyle
 
OL – Brian Dyer – Cherokee
 
K – Zippy Capps – Morristown West

 

Defense
 
DL – Maurice Sarden – Morristown East
 
DL – Tyler Sandstrom – Morristown West
 
DL – Ray Smith – Sevier County
 
DL – Marquise Menendez – Jefferson County
 
LB – Colby Bailey – Sevier County
 
LB – Wesley Raney – South-Doyle
 
LB – Jacob Jones – South-Doyle
 
LB – Peyton Otis – Sevier County
 
DB – Landon Raby – South-Doyle
 
DB – Jake Carideo – South-Doyle
 
DB – Andrew Testerman – Cherokee
 
DB – Hunter Nies – Morristown West
 
P – Jeffrey Henry – Sevier County