Five Carter County players named to TnFCA All-State team



A quintet of Carter County athletes have been selected to the Tennessee Football Coaches Association All-State teams for their performance this past season.

In Class A, both Cloudland and Unaka saw a player selected to the TnFCA All-State team. The ‘Landers Jordan Coffey was selected at the running back position after a dominating season that saw him named the Region 1-1A Player of the Year. On the ground, Coffey finished with 1,807 yards on 213 carries for 25 total touchdowns. In the two playoff games, Coffey had 479 yards with seven touchdowns.

At the quarterback position, Unaka’s John Ramsey was selected. The senior threw for 2,182 yards on 162-of-278 passing for 11 touchdowns. Ramsey also added 10 touchdowns on the ground for the Rangers.

In Class 2A, Hampton and Happy Valley each had a representative on the team. Hampton’s Logan Spake claimed a spot as a defensive lineman. The senior finished his career in the blue and white as one of the leaders on the Bulldog defense as well as on the offensive line. Spake played a pivotal role on each side of the ball.

Happy Valley’s Dakota Cochran was selected at the linebacker position. Cochran, who was named the Region 1-2A Player of the Year, had 154 tackles and four interceptions this season to go along with eight sacks. In all, the senior had five total touchdowns as he also played a key role on the offensive side of the ball.

In Class 4A, Elizabethton senior duo Corey Russell and Carter Everett selected to the team. Everett was named to the team at the quarterback position. In his senior season, Everett was 149-of-208 for 2,374 yards with 27 touchdowns. He finished the season with a 140.9 quarterback rating.

Russell was named to the name as a wide receiver after wrapping up his Elizabethton career with 55 catches for 887 yards and 10 touchdowns. On the ground, Russell added 15 touchdowns on 91 carries for 584 yards. In all, the senior recorded 1,910 all-purpose yards this season.

The teams were selected were selected following conversations with coaches statewide in each classification.


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