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LCHS football players receive All-State, All-District honors

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Lawrence County's T-Tex Cole, Coach Jaymie Palmer and Quitten Brown received big honors in the All-Region 6-4A selection. Cole earned the Defensive Player of the Year award. Palmer was named the Coach of the Year and Brown received the Player of the Year honors.

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Lawrence County’s T-Tez Cole, Coach Jaymie Palmer and Quitten Brown received big honors in the All-Region 6-4A selection. Cole earned the Defensive Player of the Year award. Palmer was named the Coach of the Year and Brown received the Player of the Year honors.

Lawrence County’s outstanding 2015 football season resulted in numerous football players garnering post-season awards. The Cougars went 13-2 and advanced to the south 4A finals.

Two of the Cougars’ leading players were named to the 4A All-State team. Senior T-Tez Cole made the team as a linebacker, and junior Quitten Brown was honored at the “athlete” position for his all-around play.

Cole was in on a staggering 187 tackles, or about 12.5 per game. He had 28 tackles for loss, two sacks, four fumbles caused and five fumble recoveries. He returned one fumble for a touchdown, and also returned his one pass interception for a touchdown.

Cole played sparingly on offense, but was also a big producer on that side of the ball. He rushed for 644 yards and six touchdowns and caught 16 passes for 260 yards and four touchdowns.

Brown rushed for 2012 yards and 32 touchdowns. He caught 13 passes for 326 yards and four touchdowns. Brown returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, returned a pass interception for a touchdown, and even recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown. In all, Brown scored 40 touchdowns on the season. Brown also recorded 64 tackles on defense, and had three pass interceptions.

St. Stanislaus quarterback Myles Brennan was named 4A offensive player of the year, and Noxubee County defensive end Jeffrey Simmons received the highest defensive honor.

A total of 18 Lawrence County players received All-District 6-4A honors. Quitten Brown was named “Player of the Year” for the District, and T-Tez Cole was named “Defensive Player of the Year.” Cougar coach Jaymie Palmer was named “Coach of the Year” as Lawrence County rolled to the district championship.

Along with Brown and Cole, receiving first team all-district honors were offensive linemen Brandon Armstrong, John Rutland and Blake Williams; quarterback Charl’Tez Nunnery; linebackers Azar Myles and Kemarcus Brown; safety Rykendrick Harness; and defensive end Marcus Kees.

Being named to the second team squad were offensive lineman Corbin Lewis; defensive linemen Oliver Moreman and Will Thurman; defensive backs Mark Rhodes and Kejuan Brown; receivers Marcus Atterberry and A.J. McLaurin; and punter/kicker Josh Stephens.

2015 6-4A All District Team

Coach of the Year: Jaymie Palmer, Lawrence County

Player of the Year: Quitten Brown, Lawrence County

Offensive Players of the Year: Juwan Adams, North Pike

Defensive Player of the Year: T-Tez Cole, Lawrence County

Position Players of the Year

Offensive Back: Nakia Trotter, North Pike

Defensive Back: Jamaal Lloyd, Florence

Offensive Lineman: Gentle Williams, Florence

Defensive Lineman: Tommy Butler, McComb

Line Backer: Jake Spears, North Pike

Receiver: Javian Jackson, North Pike

Tight End: Shane Ainsworth, Florence

Kicker: Windham Whatley, Florence

2015 First Team All District 6-4A Players

Lawrence County: Charl’Tez Nunnery, Azar Myles, Brandon Armstrong, RyKendrick Harness, John Rutland, Marcus Kees, Kemarcus Brown, Blake Williams

McComb: DaQuan Smith, Venchenza McCray, Justice Webber, Lucky Davis, Pierre Jones

North Pike: Trent Coleman, Dylan Adams, Jacob Gill, Conner Travis, Douglas Forrest, Bailey Norman

Florence: Trey Lingold, J.J. Williams, Ashton Morris, Romallis Carey, Devonte Brown

South Pike: Darren Carter, Jeremy Lenior, Mark Varnado, Keshun Nimox

2015 Second Team All District 6-4A Players

Lawrence County: AJ McLaurin, Marcus Atterberry, Will Thurman, Kejuan Brown

Mark Rhodes, Corbin Lewis, Oliver Moreman, Josh Stephens

McComb: Rollin Young, Lakevion Issac, Ali Henson, Tommy Jordon, Devante Simmons, Crishawn Speight

North Pike: Michael Campbell, Jack Kelly, Austin McCullough, Jadon Hughes, Chanze Taylor, William Henderson

Florence: Seth Barber, Josh Quick, Brad Dennis, Gunnar Granberry, Titus Lee, Steven Jones

South Pike: Quo’Darrius Downs, Javosity Jones, Bobbieal Ellzey, Cory Pittman