Football: All-Conference players named, East Wilkes on top


By Ryan DeCosta - [email protected]



East Wilkes senior Chris Dixon, along with Joah Logan and Jordan Niten tackle a Starmount player during a regular season game earlier this season. Dixon was named the MVAC Defensive Player of the Year, while Niten was named to the All-Conference team and Logan was listed as an Honorable Mention.


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East Wilkes senior Chris Dixon, along with Joah Logan and Jordan Niten tackle a Starmount player during a regular season game earlier this season. Dixon was named the MVAC Defensive Player of the Year, while Niten was named to the All-Conference team and Logan was listed as an Honorable Mention.


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It was a season to remember for East Wilkes, and not surprisingly, plenty of Cardinals filled the slate of those named to the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference team.

East Wilkes senior Chris Dixon was named the defensive player of the year, while Head Coach JK Adkins was named coach of the year. East Wilkes fell in the third round last Friday night in a close match, but won their first conference championship in over 20 years, and became the winningest team in Wilkes County history. In all 12 players were named to the All-Conference team.

Starmount was also playoff bound following a 7-4 regular season, as five players were named to the All-Conference team. Senior Brandon Prescott was named to the All-Conference team for three different categories as an offensive back, punter, and defensive back.

Elkin struggled this season, but still had seniors Will Altemueller and Dillon Wood named to the All-Conference team.

All players named either to the All-Conference team or were Honorable Mentions have been listed below, with East Wilkes, Starmount, and Elkin players in bold.

Ryan DeCosta can be reached at 336-258-4052 or via Twitter @rsdecosta.

FOOTBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

Offensive Player of the Year – Andrew Bynum (Wilkes Central)

Defensive Player of the Year – Chris Dixon (East Wilkes)

Coach of the Year – JK Adkins (East Wilkes)

OFFENSE

Offensive Backs

Will Altrmueller (Elkin)

Camon Bryan (East Wilkes)

Andrew Bynum (Wilkes Central)

Chandler Caudill (West Wilkes)

Dalton Combs (Wilkes Central)

Colin Ellis (Ashe)

Jarrett Grimes (North Wilkes)

Andrew Nance (East Wilkes)

Brandon Prescott (Starmount)

Offensive Lineman

Brigg Adam (North Wilkes)

Brett Campbell (East Wilkes)

Justin Combs (East Wilkes)

Chris Dixon (East Wilkes)

Jacob Dyer (West Wilkes)

Avery Nash (Alleghany)

Simon Owens (Starmount)

Dedric Smith (Wilkes Central)

Dillon Wood (Elkin)

Receivers

Mason McNeill (Ashe)

Justin Parsons (Wilkes Central)

Judd Price (Ashe)

Jared Wood (East Wilkes)

Punter

Brandon Prescott (Starmount)

DEFENSE

Linebackers

Logan Allen (West Wilkes)

Andrew Elmore (East Wilkes)

Gavin Huffman (North Wilkes)

Will Jarvis (Wilkes Central)

Tristan Jones (Ashe)

Jordan Niten (East Wilkes)

Kaleb Redd (Alleghany)

Gatlin Welborn (Starmount)

Defensive Line

Brigg Adam (North Wilkes)

Chris Dixon (East Wilkes)

Adam Holbrook (East Wilkes)

Quincy Lineberger (East Wilkes)

Matt McMillan (Alleghany)

Luis Ramos (Ashe)

Alex Richardson (Ashe)

Dedric Smith (Wilkes Central)

Henry Stone (Starmount)

Defensive Backs

Alec Anderson (East Wilkes)

Madison Dunn (Wilkes Central)

Trey Lomax (Starmount)

Weston Miller (East Wilkes)

Brandon Prescott (Starmount)

Placekicker

Carlos Aquino (East Wilkes)

HONORABLE MENTION

OFFENSE

Dylan Bauguess (North Wilkes)

Austin Brown (West Wilkes)

Deven Couch (East Wilkes)

Taylen Dancy (Starmount)

Jasiah Ferguson (West Wilkes)

Trey Lomax (Starmount)

Antonio Lopez (Starmount)

Peyton Mullins (Starmount)

Daniel Pruitt (North Wilkes)

Kaleb Redd (Alleghany)

Joseph Rosales (Wilkes Central)

Hunter Shepherd (Wilkes Central)

Andrew Smythers (Starmount)

Bryce Vestal (East Wilkes)

Honorable Mention

DEFENSE

Keaton Albertson (Alleghany)

Cory Burkhart (Wilkes Central)

Andrew Bynum (Wilkes Central)

Terry Calhoun (Wilkes Central)

McKinley Cheek (Elkin)

Hunter Cleary (East Wilkes)

Alex Duncan (Elkin)

Zack Greene (West Wilkes)

Joah Logan (East Wilkes)

Antonio Lopez (Starmount)

Garrett Miller (Ashe)

Simon Owens (Starmount)

Justin Parsons (Wilkes Central)

Nate Robinson (West Wilkes)

Mark Rodriquez (Alleghany)

Andrew Smythers (Starmount)

Holdene Terry (Elkin)

Chase Vernon (East Wilkes)

East Wilkes senior Chris Dixon, along with Joah Logan and Jordan Niten tackle a Starmount player during a regular season game earlier this season. Dixon was named the MVAC Defensive Player of the Year, while Niten was named to the All-Conference team and Logan was listed as an Honorable Mention.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_DSC_0123.jpgEast Wilkes senior Chris Dixon, along with Joah Logan and Jordan Niten tackle a Starmount player during a regular season game earlier this season. Dixon was named the MVAC Defensive Player of the Year, while Niten was named to the All-Conference team and Logan was listed as an Honorable Mention. Ryan DeCosta | The Tribune

East Wilkes senior Chris Dixon, along with Joah Logan and Jordan Niten tackle a Starmount player during a regular season game earlier this season. Dixon was named the MVAC Defensive Player of the Year, while Niten was named to the All-Conference team and Logan was listed as an Honorable Mention.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_DSC_0123r.jpgEast Wilkes senior Chris Dixon, along with Joah Logan and Jordan Niten tackle a Starmount player during a regular season game earlier this season. Dixon was named the MVAC Defensive Player of the Year, while Niten was named to the All-Conference team and Logan was listed as an Honorable Mention. Ryan DeCosta | The Tribune

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