The Blue Ridge Athletic Conference has announced their football awards for the 2012 season and the Cumberland Gap Panthers are well represented.
Senior quarterback Blake Franklin is the conference offensive player of the year. Franklin completed 125-of-209 passes for 1405 yards and 11 touchdowns and also ran for 760 yards and 15 TDs helping lead the Panthers to a 7-4 record and a second place finish in the BRAC.
The Panthers were also represented on the All-Conference first team by running back Wesley Nance, center Jacob Lorens, offensive lineman Miguel Caffey, linebackers Vincent Digiulian and Jeremiah Lorens, tackle Bradley Fleeman and defensive end Sterling “Rusty” Provins.
Cumberland Gap players named to the second team include defensive back Dakota Brock, receiver Chase Smith, defensive back Jordan Teague, and receivers Dylan Gambrel and Jonathan Estes.
Claiborne’s Jeremy Hurst is the conference lineman of the year and the Bulldogs were represented on the All-Conference first team by Tyler Hatfield and Joseph Ledford. Making the second team from Claiborne were Ross Chadwell, Henry Riggs, Darren Thomas, Paul Estep and Sam Shipley.
The BRAC co-players of the year are Bryce Malone of Chuckey-Doak and Tyrus Rollins of Greeneville. Greeneville’s Lincoln Taylor is the special teams player of the year and the Greene Devils’ Caine Ballard is the coach of the year
Here’s the complete All-Conference team:
First Team All Conference
Greeneville: Trevor Wright, Hays Culbreth, Tanner Stewart, Tyler Tomlinson, Michael Lane, Brandon Jones and Dunkan Gibson
Cumberland Gap: Miguel Caffey, Jacob Lorens, Bradley Fleeman, Vincent Digiulian, Sterling Provins, Wesley Nance and Jeremiah Lorens
Chuckey Doak: Scott Crawford, Greg Bowman, Nic Alexander, Roger Jennings and Jackie Roberts
Grainger: Max Ewoldt, Gabe Buttry, Zach Smith, Lance Morton and Jeremy Tindell
West Greene: Justin Pinkston, Josh Thacker, Caleb Julian, Jonathan Padgett and Cameron Key
Claiborne: Tyler Hatfield and Joseph Ledford
South Greene: Cody Brobeck
Second Team All Conference
Greeneville: Josh Tillery, Zack Finchum, Matthew Allen, Jake Sell and Walker Troy
Cumberland Gap; Dakota Brock, Chase Smith, Jordan Teague, Dylan Gambrel and Jonathan Estes
ChuckeyDoak: Jacob Quillen, Hunter Cobble, Rodney Greene, Dillon Brown and Dalton Gray
Grainger: Chris Luttrell, Matt Parker, Matt Lakins, Hunter Harp and Noah Bunch
West Greene: Nathan Morgan, Tyler Laws, Billy Frank Chandler, Cody Burnham and James Marshall
Claiborne: Ross Chadwell, Henry Riggs, Darren Thomas, Paul Estep and Sam Shipley
South Greene: Preston Shuffler, Daniel Painter, Matt Nicademus, Hunter Waddell and Justin Casteel