2017 All-county football team
QB — Jabe Dawe, EA
RB — Louie Turner, EA
RB — DeMarquis McMillan, TRM
RB —Marvin Maddox, WSN
WR — Lue Williams, ECHS
WR — Neikel Robinson, EA
WR — Dashun Odom, FHS
OL — Donte Dixon, FHS
OL — Nolan Linam, EA
OL — Chis Noble, TRM
OL — Trentez Thompson, TRM
OL — Nathan Jordan, EA
K — Matthew Morgan, TRM
DB — Flavors, EA
DB — Jacobey Hawthorne, WSN
DB — MJ Jones, EA
DB — Pat McGhee, EA
LB — Jo Jo Carpenter, EA
LB — AJ Hayes, FHS
LB — Jamie Welker, EA
LB — Mateo Smith, WSN
DL — DeAndre Freeman, ECHS
DL — Ricky Samuel, TRM
DL — Jo Nance, EA
DL — Patrick Lovelace, WSN
P — Austin Moye, FHS
ATH — Dequan Johnson, FHS
William Bradley, ECHS
Kage Sims, WSN
Noah Hill, WSN
Defensive POY — Fred Flavors, EA
Escambia Academy’s Fred Flavors is The Atmore Advance’s 2017 Defensive Player of the year.
Flavors compiled 48 tackles (43 solo, 5 assists), 2 tackles for a loss and 4 interceptions with 102 interception return yards.
Every game during the Cougars’ state championship run, Flavors said he just did what he had to do.
“I really wanted to go and get things accomplished,” he said. “I wanted to set myself up to do good every game.”
Flavors added that he would do anything for his teammates.
Offensive POY — Louie Turner, EA
Escambia Academy’s Louie Turner is The Atmore Advance’s 2017 Offensive Player of the Year.
Turner rushed for 999 yards on 119 carries and scored 20 touchdowns. He averaged 8.39 yards per carry.
On the award, he said he thanks God for blessing him with the opportunity to play the game of football.
“It’s an honor to be named offensive player of the year throughout all of the talented athletes around our area,” Turner said. “I just want to thank all of my supportive family that are always at the games screaming and cheering us, and also to our loyal great fans.”
Turner said his running backs coach Marty Long pushed him extra hard on and off the field.
“He’s helped me improve my game, and I appreciate him for that,” he said.
Coach of the Year — Hugh Fountain, EA
Escambia Academy head football coach Hugh Fountain is The Atmore Advance’s 2017 Coach of the Year.
“It was a great year for Escambia Academy football,” Fountain said. “When an AISA school defeats three schools that play in the public school associations (Northview, Jay and Resurrection Catholic), that’s something to be proud of.
“When we defeated First Baptist, who won the Independent Championship in South Carolina; when we defeated and broke Autauga Academy’s 25-game streak and Coach Bobby Carr’s nation-leading 87-win streak, it says a lot about our players and staff.”
Fountain added that all of the credit goes to the entire team and family, including parents, supporters and fans.