North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

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December 25, 2012

2012 ASWA All-State Football Team: ArDarius Stewart leads five Fultondale honorees

Wildcats place three on first team, along with pair from Pinson Valley and one from Locust Fork



Both Class 1A winner Brantley and runner-up Marion County had three each. Class A champ Restoration Academy placed two players on the AISA first team, which combined all three classes in that association, while AA winner Edgewood Academy had five and AAA winner Tuscaloosa Academy had three, as well as coach of the year in Robert Johnson.

Among the schools covered by The North Jefferson News, Fultondale had the most honorees, with three Wildcats on the Class 2A first team and two honorable mentions. They're led by quarterback ArDarius Stewart, who is a likely candidate for the Mr. Football award after finishing fourth in the voting last year as a junior.

Pinson Valley placed two players on the Class 5A first team: linebacker Zack Cunningham and offensive athlete A.J. Freeman. Locust Fork's Geoffrey Bramblett also made the Class 4A first team, but not in his accustomed position as quarterback; instead, he was named the best punter in the class.

All seven local schools had at least one player named to the first team or an honorable mention.

Alabama Sports Writers Association 2012 All-State Football Team



QB – Jeremy Johnson, Carver-Montgomery, Sr., 6-6, 219

RB – Julius McCall, Chelsea, Sr., 5-10, 180

RB – Racean Thomas, Oxford, Jr., 6-0, 200

RB – Berron Tyson, Baker, Sr., 5-9, 170

WR – Brian Clark, Clay-Chalkville, Jr., 6-3, 195

WR – Michael Powers, Hoover, Sr., 5-8, 170

TE – Jakell Mitchell, Opelika, Jr., 6-3, 210

OL – Austin Golson, Prattville, Sr., 6-5, 285

OL – Grant Hill, Huntsville, Sr. 6-6, 290

OL – Harrison Louden, McGill-Toolen, Sr., 6-5, 286

OL – Darius Preyer, Carver-Montgomery, Sr., 6-1, 266

OL – John Grady Welden, Mountain Brook, Sr., 6-3, 267

K – Robert Greene, Clay-Chalkville, Sr., 5-9, 160

ATH – Nate Andrews, Fairhope, Sr., 6-1, 205



DB – Marlon Humphrey, Hoover, Jr., 6-0, 180

DB – Stuart Jacobs, Vestavia Hills, Sr., 5-9, 175

DB – Stephen Roberts, Opelika, Jr., 6-0, 175

DB – Marquez White, Northview, Sr., 6-1, 173

LB – Bryan Brower, Stanhope Elmore, Sr., 5-10, 195

LB – Drew Davis, Bob Jones, Sr., 6-1, 200

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