Westview closes 2012 chapter with strong All-13AA grid list
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 12:00 pm
By KEVIN WEAKS
Several Westview players are going out on a high note.
A couple more will look to build on their success.
The Charger football program put seven players on the All-District 13AA team, a contingent that includes five seniors and two juniors.
Ty Brown, one of the two juniors, received special recognition by being named co-Return Specialist for the 2012 season along with Quincey Walden of South Gibson.
The three first-teamers from Westview are all seniors — running back/defensive back R.J. Scott, lineman Chase Thweatt and running back/defensive back Quan Williams.
Honorable Mention picks include lineman Josh Melton, fullback/linebacker Hunter Moore and wide receiver/linebacker Hunter Beal.
The all-district team was voted on by the head coaches of the member schools.
Westview made its mark on the ground during the 2012 season, averaging 179 yards rushing per game.
Williams accounted for most of that as he totaled 1,116 yards and eight touchdowns on 178 carries, averaging 111.6 yards a game and 6.2 yards per carry.
Aside from Williams and Brown, who showed his big-play skills with 15 catches for 214 yards and two scores in addition to his prowess as a punt and kick returner, Westview’s all-league picks were based on their defensive skills.
Beal topped the Chargers with 99 total tackles, included four behind the line of scrimmage, while Scott had 67 stops from his defensive backfield spots. Both players broke up two passes and had one interception.
Thweatt added 50 stops, including one of the Chargers’ three sacks on the season, and had a pair of tackles for a loss.
Moore finished with 34 tackles, two for a loss, and was the Chargers’ second-leading rusher with 296 yards and two scores on 62 carries.
Melton (6-1, 300) was part of a front line on offense that averaged 265.3 yards and 19.4 points a game.
Brown could have also been lauded for his play on defense with 58 total tackles and three pass break-ups.
Westview was 4-6 overall and 3-4 in the league.
The Chargers missed the playoffs for only the second time since 1993.
Covington and South Gibson County topped the first-team list. Covington had 12 picks, including four of the special awards, while SGC had 10, including three special awards.
Covington’s Marty Wheeler and Scott Stidham of South Gibson were co-coaches of the year.
Johnston White of Covington was the MVP, Carlos Walden of SGC was named Best Offensive Player and Arkel Coleman of Milan was tabbed as the Best Defensive Player.
The top linemen were Dyersburg’s Kaleb Hinson (offense) and Covington’s Jaidarius Temple (de-fense).
Brady VanCleve of Covington was named Best Kicker, and Christian Hamilton of Crockett County was selected Best Punter.
Covington advanced to the Class 4A BlueCross Bowl state championship game, while South Gibson was 10-0 in the regular season before suffering a first-round upset in the 3A state playoffs.
Dyersburg was third on the list with seven picks, followed by Milan with six and Crockett County with five.
Ripley, Obion County Central and Gibson County had three first-team picks, along with the Chargers. Published in The WCP 12.11.12