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4 among finalists

Four Calhoun County players are among this year’s state Back and Lineman of the Year finalists, in line to become Alabama’s Mr. Football.

They are Oxford’s Trey Higgins (Class 6A Back), Wellborn’s Jett Smith (3A Lineman), Piedmont’s Jack Hayes (3A Back) and Piedmont’s Sean Smith (3A Lineman).

Quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and defensive backs draw consideration for Back of the Year, while offensive and defensive linemen and linebackers draw consideration for Lineman of the Year.

The winners will be announced next month along with this year’s Mr. Football.

Here is the complete list of finalists

BACK: Armoni Goodwin, Hewitt-Trussville; Conner Harrell, Thompson; Joseph McKay, Central-Phenix City
LINEMAN: Jeremiah Alexander, Thompson; Terry Kirksey, Baker; Ian Jackson, Prattville

BACK: Reginald Davis, Lee-Montgomery; Trey Higgins, Oxford; Ga’Quincy McKinstry, Pinson Valley
LINEMAN: Anquin Barnes, Lee-Montgomery; Lee Hunter, Blount; JonDarius Morgan, Huffman

BACK: Javonte Graves-Billips, St. Paul’s; Chris Lewis, Pleasant Grove; Zyquez Perryman, Pleasant Grove
LINEMAN: Jay Ford, Clay Central; Lucas Taylor, St. Paul’s; Jeremiah Williams, Ramsay

BACK: Trent Davis, Etowah; Kamari Lassiter, American Christian; Tae Meadows, Handley
LINEMAN: Dylan Brooks, Handley; Deontae Lawson, Mobile Christian; Robert Woodyard, Williamson

BACK: Myles Butler, Catholic-Montgomery; Jack Hayes, Piedmont; Ike Rowell, Fyffe
LINEMAN: Caleb Lyles, Fyffe; Jett Smith, Wellborn; Sean Smith, Piedmont

BACK: Kelston Fikes, Leroy; Maratvious Glanton, Abbeville; Peyton Higgins, Mars Hill
LINEMAN: Rico Dozier, Abbeville; Caden Story, Lanett; Luke Welsh, Spring Garden

BACK: Devontae Causey, Millry; Rashaad Coleman, Florala; Brayden Kyle, Decatur Heritage
LINEMAN: Carson Jones, Brantley; Zacchaeus Reese, Florala; Jamarcus Williams, Linden

BACK: Payton Allen, Chambers Academy; Landon Sims, Escambia Academy; Mayes White, Pike Liberal Arts
LINEMAN: Reid Compton, Crenshaw Christian; Eli Richey, Southern Academy; BJ Snellgrove, Glenwood

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