Glencoe High’s Pace Ozmint is the Most Valuable Player of the 2015 All-Etowah County Schools football team.
The senior running back/receiver/safety/punter had an outstanding season on both sides of the ball for the Yellow Jackets, who finished with a 9-2 record and made the Class 3A state playoffs for the seventh straight season.
At safety, Ozmint led the team with 105 tackles along with five interceptions and two fumble recoveries. On offense, he was Glencoe’s top receiver with 10 catches for 451 yards and nine touchdowns. Ozmint finished second in rushing with 692 yards and seven touchdowns on 83 carries. He also was the team’s punter and returned punts and kickoffs. All told, Ozmint amassed over 1,600 all-purpose yards.
Garnering Offensive MVP honors was West End senior quarterback Hunter Grant. In only 10 games, Grant threw for 2,611 yards and 31 touchdowns while rushing for an additional 817 yards and 12 scores.
Defensive MVP Hunter Armstrong from Southside finished with 94 tackles, including 54 solo, and four sacks. The senior middle linebacker was a five-year starter for the Panthers.
West End senior Caegan Epperson and Southside senior Kristian Wilmore were named co-Special Teams MVPs.
Coach of the Year honors went to West End’s Kyle Davis, who guided the Patriots to the program’s first winning season since 2007 with a 6-4 record.
Selected to the first team offense were Sardis sophomore Logan Gaskin at quarterback; Southside junior Alaric Williams, Gaston senior Jashun Cammeron and Hokes Bluff senior Bradley Pruett at running back; Gaston seniors Dylan Gilchrist and Alexander Allen, West End senior Hunter Tarvin and West End junior Andre Little at receiver; Hokes Bluff senior Drake Nanney and Southside senior Gavin Orr at tight end; Glencoe seniors Jeff Ford, Bailey Britt and Luke Long, Sardis senior Kyle Murphy, Hokes Bluff junior Adam Patterson and Gaston senior Devin Chappell at offensive line; Glencoe senior Andrew Lang at kicker; and Gaston senior Jordan Douglas at the athlete position.
The first team defense features Southside seniors Dub Stephenson and Austin Brewer, Hokes Bluff senior Levi Nunnally, West End sophomores Dewayne Miller and Chase Daniel, Sardis senior Ronnie Van Dyke, Gaston Cameron Peacock and Gaston junior J.D. Gunter at defensive line; Glencoe senior Taylor Daugherty, Sardis junior Luke Nelson, Southside senior Dakota Harcrow and Hokes Bluff senior Noah Hauk at linebacker; Glencoe senior Dalton Roberts, Hokes Bluff junior Fisher Simmons, Sardis seniors Austin Hallmark and Tristan Scroggins, Southside senior Greyson Daugherty and Southside junior Austin Winningham at defensive back; and Glencoe junior Austin Bush at athlete.
Honorable mention selections were Dezmund Sandridge, Zac Satterfield, Kevin Hollingsworth, Allen Black, D.J. Pope, Jesse Samples and Bubba Satterfield from Gaston; Chase Wilson, Aaron Bush, Trevor Owen, Cole Holbrooks and Jacob Bradley from Glencoe; Rickey Akridge, Jacob Robertson, Cam Dowdy, Hayes Evans and Brett Roberts from Hokes Bluff; Braden Lacey, Ross Strickland, Jared Smith, Chase Bright and Jesus Hernandez from Sardis; Baylon Fry, Ethan Arflac, Frankie Langdon, Tyler Abernathy and Dakota Duncan from Southside; and Matthew Hood, Junior Tomas and Hunter Moody from West End.