SIKESTON -- Sikeston linebacker Jacob Priday was selected to the Class 4 all-state team released today.
Priday had an outstanding season for the Bulldogs this year, recording 176 tackles.
"He was a very dominant linebacker all year for us, he is very deserving," said Sikeston football coach Charlie Vickery. "He just has a nose for the ball. He can see a play develop very rapidly, plus he's a good tackler."
The 6-foot, 190-pound junior finished with three sacks, three interceptions, caused four fumbles and had two fumble recoveries for Sikeston's 7-2 team.
"He's always around the football at all times," said Vickery. "If he wants to (play college football), he certainly has the potential to do so. He's just going to keep getting bigger, stronger and faster. He has a definite future there is he wants to pursue that."
Cape Central had three members selected in Class 4: Monroe Hicks, Colin Schermann and Jeremiah Dukes.
"It's a good sign things are moving in the right direction," Cape Central coach Lawrence Brookins said. "Hopefully our school and our community, especially football related, is slowly getting back on the map a little bit."
Hicks repeats as a first team defensive back. This year he made 70 tackles with five interceptions, two forced fumbles, five tackles for loss and one safety.
Schermann was selected as the first team kicker in Class 4. He booted 10-of-15 field goals this season, including three over 40 yards with a long of 48. On PATs, he was 47-of-51.
Dukes was picked as a second team linebacker. He finished with 92 tackles and forced three fumbles this year.
"We have so much to look forward to in the future," Brookins said. "We'll miss athletes like Monroe and Jeremiah, and those guys that you lose every year in a program, but hopefully some of the things they've established will leak down to the kids at the lower levels."
As a team, Cape Central finished ranked No. 4 in the final Class 4 poll with a record of 10-2.
Also in Class 4, Poplar Bluff's Tony Webb was selected as a first team receiver.
Webb broke every major receiving record at Bluff this season, catching 60 passes for 1,061 yards with eight touchdowns.
"He made a lot of plays and definitely was a go-to guy for us," said Poplar Bluff coach Mike Dormady. "When the ball was in his hands he was always a threat to score."