Thirteen Chattanooga-area football players—eight from Baylor and five from McCallie—were selected to the 2013 All-Division II-AA East/Middle Region football team, which was released earlier this week.
Baylor kicker Rafael Gaglianone, the recipient of the TSSAA’s Kicker of the Year honor, was selected as Special Teams MVP, while Red Raiders offensive lineman Ben Pettway and Blue Tornado kicker each received All-Academic honors.
Baylor’s George Porter (RB), Ryan Parker (LB), Blake Layne (LB), Luke Hutchins (LB), Sean Wampler (DB) and Glenn Ireland (DB) were chosen to the offensive and defensive teams, along with McCallie’s Spencer Morgan (WR), Cam Walker (OL), Andrew Busby (LB) and C.J. Fritz (DB).
Brentwood Academy quarterback Tyler Swafford was voted Player of the Year. Eagles wide receiver C.J. Sanders took home the region’s top offensive honor, while MBA defensive tackle Jay Roberson garnered Defensive MVP honors.
The Divsion II-AA state title game between Memphis University School and Ensworth takes place tonight at Tucker Stadium on the campus of Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast statewide.
The 2013 All-Division II-AA East/Middle Region team:
Player of the Year: QB Tyler Swafford, Brentwood Academy
Offensive MVP: WR C.J. Sanders, Brentwood Academy
Defensive MVP: DT Jay Roberson, MBA
Special Teams MVP: PK Rafael Gaglianone, Baylor
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