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December 29, 2013

Athens leads with four players on 2013 All-County defensive team

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Tucker McCormick, West Limestone: McCormick started for West Limestone at linebacker since he was in the ninth grade. He played both ways and was the team’s leading tackler with 116, 14 tackles for loss and three sacks and an interception return for a touchdown against Priceville.

Mathew Reyer, West Limestone: Reyer never left the field for West Limestone, playing tight end, linebacker and long snapper. The senior finished with 68 tackles and four tackles for loss. Reyer led the team in receiving yards with 315 and three touchdowns.

Alex Rodriguez, East Limestone: The junior finished with a team-high 113 tackles at middle linebacker. Rodriguez had nine tackles for loss.

Andre Holt, Athens: Holt, a junior, was one of the leading tacklers on the best defense in the county with 105 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception. Holt led an AHS defense that limited 5A and 6A opponents to 85 yards rushing per game. The Athens defense forced 29 turnovers and limited teams to 23 percent on third down conversions.

Johnnie Anderson, Athens: Anderson was described by Athens head coach Allen Creasy as a “quarterback” on the field and is the definition of a playmaker. A four-year starter, Anderson recorded 75 tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks, three interceptions, six fumble recoveries and a remarkable eight forced fumbles.

Paxton Schrimsher, Athens: Schrimsher formed a dynamic safety pairing with Anderson this season. The junior was among the top tacklers on the team with 102, a tackle for loss, three forced fumbles, seven pass breakups, six interceptions and two interception returns for touchdowns.

Deshun Freeman, Tanner: Freeman came through in the clutch during Tanner’s playoff run. The senior had late fourth-quarter interceptions in Tanner’s last three games, including one with less than two minutes to play in the state championship game. Freeman finished with a county-best seven interceptions this season.

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