EA players selected to ASWA All-State football team

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Escambia Academy’s Fred Flavors, Trae Lee and Louie Turner have made the 2016 Alabama Sports Writers Association’s All-State team.

Flavors, at defensive back; Lee, on the defensive line; and Turner, as an athlete, were selected to the first team. Kris Brown made the second team as a defensive back.

For the season, Flavors had 58 tackles, eight interceptions, five pass break ups and averaged 23 yards on kick returns. He rushed for 550 yards on offense and scored six touchdowns. Additionally, he was also a leading receiver with 400 yards.

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Lee had 67 tackles, nine sacks, nine tackles for a loss, four caused fumbles, four fumbled recovers and also started as an offensive tackle and had 25 pancake blocks. He is committed to Navy.

“I’d like to thank God,” Lee said upon receiving the honor. “It’s a blessing to be selected in All-State. It means you’re the best of the best in your sport.

“It’s an honor to not only represent school, but your family and community,” he said. “It’s such a high honor.”

Turner, who was featured as a linebacker and running back for EA, accumulated 97 tackles, eight sacks, two interceptions, rushed for 1,235 yards and had 345 yards receiving. He also scored 22 touchdowns.

“I’m excited and elated that out of all the athletes, I was selected to be on the All-State team,” Turner said.

Brown rushed for 845 yards on 90 carries and scored 15 touchdowns on offense. He added 70 tackles on defense, as well as five interceptions. He returned on INT for 83 yards for a score in the playoffs.

Kainoa Gumapac was selected as an honorable mention as a kicker.

Attempts to reach Flavors for comment were unsuccessful.

The full AISA All-State team is below:




QB: Griffin McKenzie, Monroe Acad., Jr., 5-9, 165

RB: Weldon Aydelott, Marengo Acad., Sr., 5-10, 195

RB: Brandon Reid, Lowndes Acad., Sr., 5-10, 185

RB: Thomas Sims, Bessemer Acad., Sr., 6-1, 205

REC: Xavier Coleman, Bessemer Acad., Jr., 6-1, 180

REC: Alvin Forward, Jackson Acad., Jr., 5-11, 150

REC: Jo-Jo Joiner, Cornerstone Chr., Sr., 6-2, 180

OL: Chasen Earnhardt, Lee-Scott, So., 6-3, 305

OL: Gerald Luster, Bessemer Acad., Sr., 6-3, 330

OL: D.J. Nettles, Marengo Acad., Sr., 6-3, 260

OL: Aaron Scroggins, Bessemer Acad., Sr., 6-1, 275

OL: Jakerrius Wyatt, Autauga Acad., Sr., 6-3, 290

K: John David Willis, Abbeville Chr., Sr., 6-0, 235



DB: River Barber, Autauga Acad., Sr., 6-0, 190

DB: Fred Flavors, Escambia Acad., Jr., 5-11, 170

DB: Jake Kinney, Northside Methodist, So., 5-9, 160

DB: Aaron Paige, SMCA, Sr., 5-9, 170

LB: Riley Harcrow, Pickens Acad., Jr., 5-9, 165

LB: Tyler Hussey, Pike Liberal Arts, Sr., 6-1, 180

LB: Lane Powell, Monroe Acad., Sr., 6-0, 210

LB: Noah Wilder, Bessemer Acad., Sr., 6-1, 215

DL: Zach Guy, Springwood, Jr., 6-3, 290

DL: Jeffery Lee, Autauga Acad., Sr., 6-2, 220

DL: Trae Lee, Escambia Acad., Sr., 6-2, 250

DL: Dylan Thomas, Clarke Prep, So., 6-2, 215

P: Briceson Cook, Northside Methodist, Jr., 6-5, 210



K.J. Hall, SMCA, So., 5-10, 180

Malik Lyons, Chambers Acad., Sr., 5-10, 175

Kendrick Rogers, Autauga Acad., Fr., 5-10, 160

Louie Turner, Escambia Acad., Jr., 5-11, 205




QB: Tripp Carr, Autauga Acad., So., 5-10, 160

RB: JT Ball, Pike Liberal Arts, Sr., 5-9, 170

RB: Gavin Caine, Clarke Prep, Jr., 6-0, 190

RB: Derrick Dunigan, Autauga Acad., Sr., 5-11, 190

REC: Devon McCree, Abbeville Chr., Sr., 6-3, 175

REC: Cameron O’Neil, Glenwood, Jr., 6-3, 190

REC: Tanner Payton, Autauga Acad., Sr., 6-0, 170

OL: Will Cadoura, Glenwood, Sr., 6-3, 300

OL: Josh Graham, Pike Liberal Arts, Sr., 6-4, 280

OL: Landon Houlditch, Marengo Acad., Sr., 6-2, 230

OL: Gabe Sexton, Evangel Chr.-Montgomery, Sr., 5-10, 255

OL: Cam Tramell, Springwood, Sr., 5-11, 265

K: Thomas Camacho, Glenwood, Jr., 6-0, 160



DB: Carson Allison, Glenwood, Sr., 5-11, 170

DB: Kris Brown, Escambia Acad., Sr., 5-8, 186

DB: Daryl Moore, Springwood, So., 5-9, 155

DB: Grant Tyson, Hooper, Fr., 5-9, 170

LB: Kashe Boatner, Glenwood, Sr., 6-1, 235

LB: Robby Busby, Jackson Acad., Jr., 6-0, 195

LB: Bishop Holcomb, Hooper, Sr., 6-2, 170

LB: Greg Taylor, Evangel Chr., Sr., 5-9, 212

DL: Buddy Johnson, SMCA, Jr., 6-0, 225

DL: Mateo Valdez, Chambers Acad., Sr., 6-0, 210

DL: Macklin Watson, Monroe Acad., Jr., 5-9, 230

DL: Jimbo Wheeler, Lowndes Acad., Sr., 6-0, 250

P: Jon Johnson, Lowndes Acad., Jr., 5-10, 170



Tyler Chapman, South Choctaw Acad., Sr., 5-9, 160

Caleb Cook, Lakeside, Jr., 6-1, 200

Dalton McKenzie, Monroe Acad., Jr., 5-10, 170

Shykee Thomas, Springwood, Sr., 5-10, 178




QB: Blaine Smith, Bessemer Acad., Sr.

RB: Rayshod Alexander, Northside Methodist, Sr.; Dee Smith, Evangel Chr.-Montgomery, Jr.

REC: Drew Baker, Macon-East, Jr.; Reid Potthoff, Lakeside, Sr.

OL: Josiah Parrish, Northside Methodist, Sr.; Kevin Thompson, Pike Liberal Arts, Sr.

K: Trey Finnison, Tuscaloosa Acad., So.; Kainoa Gumapac, Escambia Acad., Sr.

DB: Dalton Girard, Northside Methodist, Sr.; Zack Peacock, Macon-East, Jr.

LB: Djay Gardner, Autauga Acad., Jr.; Hunter Gilbert, Bessemer Acad., Sr.

DL: Sawyer McKenzie, Pike Liberal Arts, Sr.; Mario Richmond, Glenwood, Sr.

P: None

Athlete: Anthony Gill, Evangel Chr., Sr.; Brantley Ward, Patrician, Sr.



Bob Taylor, Lowndes Acad.