2020 615 Preps Small Class All-Area Team

We’re pleased to present our inaugural All-615 Preps Teams for the 2020 season, beginning with the small classes, made up of players from teams in Class 1A, Class 2A and Division II-Class A.

The teams were comprised of players who were All-State selections, either by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association or the Tennessee Football Coaches Association. Players who made both teams became automatic First Team selections. All other players must have been first-team All-Region selections to qualify. Coach nominations were also considered for placement.

In addition, superlatives for each team were chosen based on full-season performance (both regular season and postseason), and not every team will be represented.

Thanks to all the coaches who submitted players for the team, and congratulations to all the players selected this year. As a reminder, only players from the schools in our coverage area were eligible.

2020 615 Preps Small Class Superlatives

Player of the Year: Griffin Swinea, Davidson Academy, Sr.
Davidson Academy senior Griffin Swinea was named BlueCross Bowl Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season, and won Tennessee Titans Mr. Football honors in Division II-Class A. (Drake Williams/615 Preps)

Why chosen: Swinea helped lead the powerful Bears attack to its third consecutive state championship, finding the end zone 32 times in the 2020 season. Swinea rushed for 1,634 yards and added 166 more through the air, finishing with his second consecutive BlueCross Bowl MVP award after rushing for 294 yards in the Bears’ victory over USJ. He also added Tennessee Titans Mr. Football honors as well.

Offensive Player of the Year: Jon Lewis, Donelson Christian Academy, Sr.
DCA senior Jon Lewis won the Citizens Bank Player of the Week for Week 10. Also pictured is DCA head coach Paul Wade. (Chris Brooks/615 Preps)

Why chosen: Lewis was a Mr. Football semifinalist and helped the Wildcats’ resurgent season, rushing for 1,409 yards and 21 touchdowns to go along with 12 catches for 224 yards and two scores. Lewis wasn’t just an offensive force, either: he returned two punts and a kickoff for touchdowns, made 67 tackles on defense, intercepted a pass and added a defensive touchdown as well.

Defensive Player of the Year: Kendyle Ball, Davidson Academy, Jr.
Davidson Academy junior Kendyle Ball (7) had 15 sacks and 31.5 tackles for a loss during the 2020 season. (Scott Burton/615 Preps)

Why chosen: Ball was constantly in opposing backfields all year, racking up 81 tackles (31.5 for a loss), 15 sacks and 16 quarterback hurries for the Bears, helping lead Davidson Academy to its third consecutive state title.

Special Teams Player of the Year: Martease Edwards, Nashville Christian, Sr.
Nashville Christian senior Martease Edwards averaged 29.9 yards per punt return and ran back two punts for touchdowns in addition to his work at running back this season. (Scott Burton/615 Preps)

Why chosen: Teams paid a price if they punted to Edwards, who averaged 29.9 yards per punt return on 12 attempts, including two touchdowns. Edwards averaged 24 yards per kickoff return for the Eagles as well. Edwards also rushed for 1,053 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Coach of the Year: Jonathan Quinn, Davidson Academy
Davidson Academy head coach Jonathan Quinn led the Bears to an undefeated season and their third consecutive Division II-Class A state title in their final season in that classification. (Scott Burton/615 Preps)

Why chosen: Quinn led the Bears to their third consecutive Division II-Class A state title in 2020, completing a perfect 13-0 season and running Davidson Academy’s current winning streak to 24 games. The Bears will move up in classification beginning in 2021.

First Team

  • Quarterback
  • Brayden Cousino, Watertown, Jr.
  • Jared Vetetoe, Davidson Academy, Sr.
  • Running Backs
  • Jordan Cason, Watertown, Sr.
  • Darrell Holt, Gordonsville, Sr.
  • Wide Receivers
  • Quanterrius Hughes-Malone, Watertown, Sr.
  • Kelvi Rice, Davidson Academy, Sr.
  • Kaden Snitzer, Eagleville, Soph.
  • Tight End
  • A.J. Quinn, Davidson Academy, Sr.
  • Offensive Line
  • Jalen Brockman, Davidson Academy, Jr.
  • Bryce Brown, East Robertson, Sr.
  • Aidan Francis, Donelson Christian Academy, Jr.
  • Darian List, Nashville Christian, Sr.
  • Aleric Watson, Middle Tennessee Christian School, Jr.
  • Athlete
  • Jonathan Burns, Middle Tennessee Christian School, Sr.
  • Keith Richburg, Clarksville Academy, Jr.
  • Kicker
  • Neill Kane, Friendship Christian, Sr.
  • Defensive Line
  • Harris Adams, Nashville Christian, Sr.
  • Randall Ray, Gordonsville, Sr.
  • Lucas Carter, Gordonsville, Sr.
  • Riley Stanton, Donelson Christian Academy, Sr.
  • Linebackers
  • Jordan Carter, Watertown, Sr.
  • Cameron Rankins, Trousdale County, Sr.
  • Kytn Wolf, Grace Christian Academy, Sr.
  • Defensive Backs
  • Marcus Collins, Eagleville, Jr.
  • Taylor Groves, East Robertson, Jr.
  • Jayden Hicks, Trousdale County, Sr.
  • Drew Porter, Friendship Christian, Sr.
  • Athlete
  • Sebastian Linarez, Trousdale County, Sr.
  • Punter
  • Will Garrison, Columbia Academy, Sr.

Second Team

  • Quarterback
  • Aden Hooper, Middle Tennessee Christian School, Jr.
  • Matt McClary, Nashville Christian, Sr.
  • Running Backs
  • Blake Barton, Grace Christian Academy, Sr.
  • Don Dunning, Friendship Christian, Jr.
  • Wide Receivers
  • Elijah Farmer, Jo Byrns, Sr.
  • Carson Guthrie, Nashville Christian, Sr.
  • Hunter Harris, Middle Tennessee Christian School, Sr.
  • Tight End
  • Caleb Bridges, Friendship Christian, Sr.
  • Offensive Line
  • Kallen Adkisson, Middle Tennessee Christian School, Sr.
  • Mason Basford, Trousdale County, Sr.
  • Garrett Little, Jo Byrns, Sr.
  • Landon Marklein, Davidson Academy, Sr.
  • Kasen Payne, Trousdale County, Sr.
  • Athlete
  • Bradford Gaines, Donelson Christian Academy, Jr.
  • Grant Underwood, Gordonsville, Sr.
  • Kicker
  • Jackson Collier, Mt. Pleasant, Soph.
  • Defensive Line
  • Ethan Beasley, Mt. Pleasant, Sr.
  • Cameron Smith, East Robertson, Sr.
  • Damian Stingley, Eagleville, Sr.
  • Gavin Whiticker, Westmoreland, Sr.
  • Linebackers
  • Will Dudney, Gordonsville, Soph.
  • Collins Malone, Columbia Academy, Jr.
  • Bobby Owen, Friendship Christian, Sr.
  • Brady Russell, Donelson Christian Academy, Soph.
  • Canaan Russell, Davidson Academy, Sr.
  • Defensive Backs
  • Julius Orr, Davidson Academy, Sr.
  • Wyatt Pemberton, Gordonsville, Sr.
  • Luke Perko, Zion Christian Academy, Jr.
  • Jamarion Thomas, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy
  • Athlete
  • Jacob Cook, Donelson Christian Academy, Jr.
  • Tyler Morris, Nashville Christian, Jr.
  • Punter
  • Tyler Gregory, Gordonsville, Sr.
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