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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) –  After its success in 2012, the All-End Zone awards have returned to crown the best in high school football here in Mississippi.

The WCBI Sports team of Robby Donoho, Jonathan Flippo, and Tommy Lopez carefully debated and decided over the best players, teams, coaches, and moments of the 2013 high school football season.

Below are the nominees and winners of the End Zone Offensive Player, Defensive Player, Coach, Team, and Game of the Year.

(Stats and information are provided by the schools and MaxPreps)

2013 End Zone Offensive Player of the Year


(Mississippi Gridiron) West Point running back Aeris Williams is the 2013 End Zone Offensive Player of the Year.

(Mississippi Gridiron)
West Point running back Aeris Williams is the 2013 End Zone Offensive Player of the Year.

– Williams had one of the best seasons out of any player in the state of Mississippi this 2013 season. Not only did he average over 185 yards rushing per game, but he also totaled over 20 touchdowns on the season. It wasn’t an easy task for the Mississippi State commit. With defenses keyed on stopping the A-Train and his rushing ability, he still was able to run for an astonishing 1,697 yards on just 265 carries.


Wyatt Roberts, Louisville

Kenzie Phillips, Oxford

Diamante Pounds, Saltillo

Jack Abraham, Oxford

Quinn Tiggs, Tupelo

Jamarcus Bradley, Choctaw County


2013 End Zone Defensive Player of the Year


(24/7) Louisville's Jeremy Sangster is the 2013 End Zone Defensive Player of the Year.

(24/7 Sports)
Louisville’s Jeremy Sangster is the 2013 End Zone Defensive Player of the Year.

– Sangster was a nominee for the 2012 Defensive Player of the Year, but this season the senior linebacker came up aces. Sangster tallied an extraordinary 161 tackles on the 2013 season, which is ranked top 10 in the state by MaxPreps. That number could have been much larger as Sangster sat out most 4th quarters with the Wildcats having already had their outcome decided. His 29 tackles for loss is one of the top stats in the state and his 18 sacks is tied for first on his team.


Eric Hunt, Noxubee County

James Gilleylen, Tupelo

TC Hatchett, Choctaw County

Kirkland Horton, Water Valley

2013 End Zone Coach of the Year



M.C. Miller, Louisville

Johnny Hill, Oxford

Bubba Tacker, Smithville

Trent Hammond, Tupelo

Eric Robertson, Lafayette

Perry Liles, Calhoun City

Nathan Wright, French Camp

2013 End Zone Team of the Year



French Camp





2013 End Zone Game of the Year



South Panola/Tupelo


Calhoun City/Okolona

North Pontotoc/Kemper County

East Union/HW Byers

Noxapater/Nanih Waiya


2013 All-End Zone First Team


2013 All-End Zone Second Team


2013 All-End Zone Third Team

QB – Jesse Hosket, French Camp

RB – Demarcus Brooks, Louisville

RB – Lamontae Salley, Eupora

RB – Zeus Rogers, Booneville

RB/WR – Justin Robertson, Noxapater

WR – Sammie Burroughs, Aberdeen

WR – Chris Blackmon, Falkner

WR – Nick Burns, Mantachie

OL – Cortez Johnson, French Camp

OL – Tyler Hickman, Louisville

OL – Lee Mitchell, Water Valley

OL – Shaquille Shinault, Baldwyn

OL – Tristan Hopkins, Ripley

ATH – Jay Johnson, Bruce

ATH – Quinshay Heard, Hamilton

K  – Eathen Rainey, New Albany

DL – Malik Bell, Starkville

DL – Dakendrick Gooch, Water Valley

DL – Jelen Hadley, Saltillo

DL – Tripp Janssen, Starkville Academy

DL – Terrance Smith, Aberdeen

LB – Tamoris Draine, Eupora

LB – CJ McLaughlin, North Pontotoc

LB – Shaq Wright, Calhoun City

LB – Aleck Hobson, Ripley

DB – Andrew Lambert, Booneville

DB – Iverson Ivy, Tupelo

DB – KJ Lee, Water Valley

DB – Brooks Shannon, North Pontotoc

P – Dalton Hudspeth, Louisville

2013 All-End Zone Honorable Mention


Dalton James, Ripley

Trey Jolly, North Pontotoc

Dakota Cruber, Nettleton

Corbin Scott, Baldwyn

Trey Pittman, Eupora

Drew Lann, Smithville

Josh Williams, Aberdeen

Brady Davis, New Hope

Dustin Carrell, Mantachie

Running Back

Tyler Hood, Smithville

Tyrell Price, Lafayette

Christian Johnson, Ripley

Michael Erving, French Camp

Dequin Babbit, Okolona

Blake Spruill, East Union

Drew Riley, Oak Hill Academy

Jeremy Wilkes, North Pontotoc

Lavarious Varnado, Calhoun City

Hunter Anderson, Heritage Academy

JT Herring, New Site

Jeramie Lawrence, Falkner

Hagan Box, French Camp

Wide Receiver

Joey Walden, Oxford

Raphael Leonard, Starkville

Corson Gunn, Eupora

Neil Knight, Smithville

Ethan Holmes, Oxford

Isaiah Howard, Ripley

Logan Bell, Heritage Academy

Victor Deloach, New Hope


Armanti Linton, Walnut

Jacolbi Heard, Okolona

Deangelo Liggins, East Webster

Jamarlo Smith, Nanih Waiya

Luke Alexander, Belmont

Channing Tapley, Hebron Christian

Jessie Bryant, Noxubee County

Ben Marchbanks, Caledonia


Armontie Price, Baldwyn

Colten Bramlett, Pontotoc

Steele Liles, Calhoun City

Pat Gardner, Bruce

Ashton Wedel, Tupelo

Ben McCutchen, Booneville

Daniel Hughes, French Camp

James Walter, Ripley

TT Person, Starkville

Chris Rucker, Mooreville

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