Bearcat football players selected for All-Region

Published 2:32 pm Monday, December 23, 2013

A number of Bainbridge Bearcat football players have been awarded an All-Region team title for their performance during the 2013 season.

Senior offensive guard Tate Griffin  received a second team offensive nomination. Griffin was graded 85 percent, had 25 intimidating blocks and started every game this season.

Senior offensive tackle Chris Johnson made second team as well. Johnson was a two-year starter and had 28 intimidating blocks. He was graded over 85 percent.

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For tight ends, sophomore Russell Wheeler received honorable mention. He was a first year starter, had 20 intimidating blocks and made one reception for 17 yards.

In the wide receiver slot, senior Shawon Gardner took second team for his 19 receptions adding up to 450 yards. Gardner totaled four touchdowns this season.

Senior running back Aaron Calloway received a second team nomination. Calloway rushed for 946 yards on 230 carries and scored seven touchdowns.

Falling into second team for quarterbacks was senior Preston Norris. He passed for 1238 yards and threw 10 touchdowns. Norris only threw six interceptions and rushed for three touchdowns.

Senior Craig Cooper made first team offensive all-purpose, return specialist and defensive backs. Cooper started on both sides of the ball. He had 289 Kick off return yards, 151 pass yards and 55 yards rushing

Senior kicker Daniel Provence made first team placekicker, making nine out of 10 field goals with a 41-yard record.

Sophomore tackle Calvin Isom made first team with 31 tackles and three quarterback sacks.

William Scurry made second team defensive end, having 34 tackles, two sacks and three fumble recoveries.

Senior Greg Cooper made first team linebacker with 88 tackles, 14 for loss, four sacks and four pass breakups.

Junior Dalin Mack made second team linebacker with 65 tackles, four sacks and four fumble recoveries.

Senior Shuwon Gardner made second team for defensive backs, making 46 tackles and two interceptions. Honorable mention was senior Tavarious Bowens with 27 tackles, three interceptions and 8 passes defended.