Our third annual All-615 Preps teams have been determined by our staff. This year’s Medium Class Team is made up of players from teams in Class 4A-5A and Division II-Class AA.
The All-615 Preps Small Class Team can be found here.
Most Valuable Player: Gabe Borders, Macon County
Borders’ contributions as a sophomore helped spearhead the Tigers to an 8-3 finish in 2022. His campaign led to a Mr. Football finalist nomination with 2,425 yards of total offense (1,035 rushing, 795 receiving) and accounted for 32 total touchdowns (17 rushing, nine receiving, one passing, three kickoff returns, one punt return, one interception return). Borders averaged 7.4 yards per carry and 33.1 yards per catch. Defensively, he recorded 45 total tackles, nine pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, four interceptions and blocked two kicks.
Offensive Player of the Year: Junior Sherrill, Lipscomb Academy
A Vanderbilt commitment, Sherrill was Lipscomb Academy’s go-to guy in 2022, racking up 94 receptions for 1,362 yards and 24 touchdowns. His top performance came in a 41-12 win over FRA when he caught nine balls for 239 yards and six scores. Sherrill caught at least one touchdown pass in all but one game in 2022.
Defensive Player of the Year: Kaleb Beasley, Lipscomb Academy
Beasley was a Mr. Football finalist in Division II-AA after racking up nine interceptions and six defensive touchdowns (four interceptions and two fumbles). The University of Tennessee commit also finished with 36 tackles and two tackles for a loss. Beasley also averaged 20.7 yards per punt return on 16 attempts.
Special Teams Player of the Year: Kaleb Carver, Green Hill
Carver returned two punts and a kickoff for touchdowns for the Hawks in 2022. He averaged 36.2 yards per kickoff return and 15.5 yards per punt return. Those numbers supplemented his offensive work, where the University of Indianapolis commit finished with 42 receptions for 662 yards and 11 touchdowns, and 16 carries for 213 yards and another score.
Coach of the Year: Justin Geisinger, Franklin Road Academy
Franklin Road Academy’s first season under Geisinger’s watch represented a big turnaround from 2021 as the Panthers went from a 4-7 mark to a 10-2 finish in 2022. FRA finished second in Division II-Class AA’s Middle Region after a nine-win regular season that included a 39-38 victory at CPA and ultimately led to a state quarterfinal appearance for the first time since 2019.
Team of the Year: Lipscomb Academy Mustangs
No team in Tennessee was more dominant than Lipscomb Academy was in 2022. After a fourth-quarter rally gave the Mustangs a nationally-televised road win at Alabama power Thompson, Lipscomb Academy won its remaining games by an average of 43.1 points per contest en route to securing its second consecutive Division II-Class AA state title.
Quarterback: Hank Brown, Lipscomb Academy; Coby Walton, Nolensville
Running Back: Colby Barnes, DeKalb County; Ty Clark III, FRA
Wide Receiver: Chance Fitzgerald, Nolensville; London Humphreys, CPA; Dylan Northcutt, Nolensville; D’Arious Reed, Pearl-Cohn; Boyce Smith, Page
Tight End: Bo Burklow, CPA
Offensive Line: Ayden Bussell, Mt. Juliet; Joe Crocker, FRA; Ronan O’Connell, Page; John Wayne Oliver, CPA; Brandon Solis, Lipscomb Academy
Athlete: Javion Kinnard, Pearl-Cohn; Courtland Simmons, Davidson Academy
Kicker: Logan Leftrick, Springfield
Defensive Line: Jerran Jackson, Pearl-Cohn; Donovan Nevils, BGA; Nathan Robinson, Greenbrier; Taylor Wein, Nolensville
Linebacker: Grace’son Beach, Pearl-Cohn; Eric Hazzard, Page; Bryan Longwell, Lipscomb Academy; Edwin Spillman, Lipscomb Academy
Defensive Back: Derrick Burroughs, Nolensville; Osize Daniyan, Mt. Juliet; Ondre Evans, CPA; Ja’quis Williams, Pearl-Cohn
Athlete: Crews Law, CPA
Punter: Estaban Hurtado, Wilson Central
Quarterback: Devon Crenshaw, Springfield; Colin Hurd, Page
Running Back: Ethan Cunningham, Page; Samson Johnson, Nolensville; Khameron Athy, Northeast
Wide Receiver: Travyion Binford, Springfield; Max Collins, Page; Freddy Paxton, Portland
Tight End: Wes Harper, Davidson Academy; Jase Hoath, Page
Offensive Line: Bailey Black, Nolensville; Tyler Gollotte, Pearl-Cohn; Chauncey Gooden, Lipscomb Academy; A.J. Johnson, Page; Jake Rathbone, Page
Athlete: Malachi Cromwell, Pearl-Cohn; DeArrius Morton, Mt. Juliet; Keshawn Tarleton, Pearl-Cohn
Kicker: Reese Miller, Nolensville
Defensive Line: Tony Carter, Jr., Lipscomb Academy; Jayden Jackson, Pearl-Cohn; Emanuel Russell, Pearl-Cohn; Glenn Seabrooks, Davidson Academy; Mason Swindle, Macon County
Linebacker: Jackson Bandy, Nolensville; Sanders Ellis, Station Camp; Mason Swonger, Portland; Shymarion Woodard, Springfield
Defensive Back: Seth Cabale, Page; Clarence Cobbins, Springfield; Eric Harper, Nolensville; Ja’Quavion Johnson, Springfield; Jalen Jones, Springfield
Athlete: Bobby Council, FRA
Punter: Juan Pena-Maddox, Northwest