The Tennessee Titans and Nissan Stadium played host to the 2018 TSSAA Mr. Football award ceremony Sunday evening. The event featured a great collection of players, coaches, and families from across the state. Below are some of the winners from each classification as well as some quotes from the coaches and players involved. Congratulations to all the finalists. Click here to see the full story from tnhighschoolfootball.com.
Class 3A: Winner-Walker Russell, Alcoa Runner ups: Kam Harris-Lusk, Fairview Xavier Shepherd, Pearl CohnClass 6A: Winner-Devon Starling, Cane Ridge Runner ups: Xavier Myers, Oakland T.J. Sheffield, Independence
-Oakland Head Coach Kevin Creasy on finalist Xavier Myers: “Xavier is good on the field, good off the field. He’s just a high character, quality student athlete. He’s everything you want in a guy that everybody looks up to. My eleven year old is a ball boy for us so you want good quality role models on the team and I’ll just point at Xavier because he comes to work everyday and doesn’t get a big head with all these accolades he’s receiving. Always going to get his best and that’s because he’s a high quality kid.”
-Winner Garrett Taylor on award: “It’s a huge honor. There are no classifications on this award so it’s the whole state and a huge honor. The other two finalists were just as worthy for the award. I wish I could have my entire field goal and punt units on stage with me. I couldn’t have done it without them.”
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