Blake Whitt, Senior, Tanner: Whitt averaged 25.1 yards per reception this season. His only catch in the state championship game was an important one that kept Tanner’s drive alive in the second half. Whitt caught 30 passes for 752 yards and seven touchdowns.
Hayden Durrett, Senior, Ardmore: Durrett led the team in touchdown catches with 12 and had 28 receptions for 528 yards on the season. The senior became Ardmore’s first All-State selection since 2006 when he was recognized as one of the top tight ends in Class 4A with an honorable mention selection as a receiver. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound tight end graded out at 81 percent on his blocking assignments for the season.
Tre McWilliams, Senior, Athens: McWilliams anchored an Athens offensive line that stood in the trenches against some of the best teams in North Alabama. McWilliams also played defensive tackle, registering 23 tackles, two tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and a sack.
Seth Smith, Senior, Tanner: Smith was named to the 2A All-State Team and was one of the best offensive lineman in Class 2A. The senior is a three-year starter at offensive tackle and started both ways this season on the line. As a defensive tackle, Smith recorded 49 tackles. He leaves Tanner with a 41-2 record as a starter over the past three years.
Preston Moss, Senior, West Limestone: Moss is a described by head coach David Arnsparger as the “steadiest performer as a two-way lineman” that could “pull and block athletes in open space and drive opponents off the ball.” A three-year starter, Moss had 48 pancake blocks this season.
Dakota Siniard, Junior, West Limestone: A honorable mention selection to the 4A All-State team, Siniard is one of the biggest lineman in the county at 6-foot-4, 280 pounds. The junior is a three-year starter that had a team-best 101 pancake blocks and paved the way for the team to rush for 2,660 yards.