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The 2006 All-Standard Democrat Football Dream Team

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The 2006 All-Standard Democrat Dream Team

GRANT RESSEL

K 6-1, 156, Sr. * This is Ressel's second selection to our team. With one of the most powerful legs in the area, Ressel connected on 30 extra points and five field goals to account for 45 points. He also consistently booted kicks into the end zone for touchbacks.

Trey Porter

RB 5-10, 190, Sr.

* The Green Wave's running threat went three deep and Porter was the leader with 1,331 yards and 16 touchdowns. Porter led Malden to an 8-2 record the program's most wins since 2001. He finished second in the area in rushing and scoring. Porter also had seven receptions for 118 yards and two receiving touchdowns.

Kendrickus Reed

RB 6-0, 205, Sr.

* Reed wrapped up his fabulous career with his best season yet as he rushed for 2,400 yards and was the area's leading scorer with 28 touchdowns. At 6-

foot, 205 pounds, Reed has all the necessary physical tools to play at the next level with speed, vision, balance and toughness. He is the heavy front-runner for the Carr Trophy this year.

M.C. Williams

RB 5-5, 165, So.

* At 5-5, 175 pounds, Williams was small in stature but put up big numbers for the Eagles. He became East Prairie's main threat on the ground in Week 2 and did not disappoint throughout the rest of the regular season. In nine games, Williams rushed 186 times for 1,198 yards and 10 touchdowns. His rushing yardage was good enough for third in the area. He also had four receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown.

Ryan Criglar

UTILITY 5-10, 170, Sr.

* Criglar was a dual threat on the field for the Green Wave either running or catching the football. He had 102 carries for 817 yards and nine rushing touchdowns. Criglar also had 10 receptions for 223 yards with a touchdown. He averaged over nine yards a touch on the year for Malden.

George Hamilton

WR 6-1, 172, So.

* An athletic receiver with good size, Hamilton was the Tigers' top threat through the air as he hauled in 32 passes for 566 yards and four touchdowns. He was picked as first team all-conference and all-region.

Josh Stevens

QB 6-0, 212, Sr.

* Stevens had a good season leading the Bearcats to an 8-2 record. He passed for 1,440 yards, completing 83-of-174 passes with 15 touchdowns and only four interceptions. Stevens also rushed for 213 yards on 97 carries with six rushing touchdowns.

Logan Swindle

WR 5-10, 175, Sr.

* If an acrobatic catch was made by an area receiver, you could be sure that Swindle had his hands in the mix. With 607 yards on 32 receptions and nine touchdowns, Swindle was a steady target for the Bearcat offense.

Tim Stonecipher

TE 6-2, 190, Sr.

* Stonecipher had a nice season for the Mules despite a new run-oriented offensive philosophy at Poplar Bluff. He led all area tight ends with 29 catches for 518 yards and scored four touchdowns. Stonecipher was also a solid blocker for a team that mainly ran the option all season long.

William Cooper

OL 6-6, 260, Jr. * This will mark the second time Cooper has made the team. Cooper was a wall at right tackle on a line that averaged 6-2, 265 pounds for a Class 1 school. The Indians had a good year losing out on a district championship in the last game to St. Vincent. Cooper is up for all-state honors.

Alex Watkins

OL 5-8, 190, Sr.

* Watkins had a motor that ran at full throttle for every game. Not blessed with overwhelming size, Watkins had excellent agility and great footwork to overpower many opponents. He was named the best lineman in the SEMO Central Conference and was a first team selection for both all-conference and all-region for Class 3.

Patrick Guest

OL 6-0, 225, Sr.

* Guest was a beast on both the offensive and defensive lines for the Eagles. Guest was an key component for a team that upset Dexter to capture the Class 3, District 1 title. Guest used excellent leverage and helped the Eagles gain over 2,300 yards on the ground. He was a first team Class 3 all-region selection. Guest also had a rushing touchdown for two yards.

Ben Wood

OL 6-4, 280, Sr.

* Despite a late injury, Wood was dominant along the offensive line for the Indians. A rare combination of agility and size made Wood one of the best lineman in the area. Wood was explosive out of the blocks and was a first team selection for Class 4 and 5 all-region team.

L.T. Sutton

DL 5-11, 220, Sr.

* Sutton was a force along the defensive line for the Eagles. Sutton had 82 tackles with 15 sacks, 24 tackles for loss and forced six fumbles for a district championship team. Sutton made first team all-region for Class 3.

Ted Van Ausdall

DL 6-2, 280, Sr. * A 6-2, 280-pound behemoth, Van Ausdall was a force on the offensive and defensive lines for a talented Caruthersville team. He was named first team all-conference and first team all-region.

Salamar Cox

DL 6-2, 228, Sr.

* Cox was shifted to the defensive line for his senior season and he played as if that were his position all along. He recorded 50 tackles and four quarterback sacks to lead the Bulldog charge up front. He was first team all-

conference.

Jerod Scott

LB 5-11, 185, Sr.

* A three-year starter for the Bulldogs, Scott led the team in tackles with over 60 and he also had four quarterback sacks and an interception on defense. Scott was selected as first team all-conference.

Sedrick Hemphill

LB 5-10, 180, Jr.

* Although not the biggest linebacker around, Hemphill was certainly one of the best in the area. The all-region linebacker led the Eagles with 94 tackles, had 16 tackles for loss, recorded three sacks and had three interceptions.

Asa Wyatt

LB 5-10, 200, Sr.

* With over 90 tackles, Wyatt was the leader of the Mules defense at linebacker. In addition to his defensive skills, Wyatt was the quarterback for Poplar Bluff and put up equally impressive numbers through the air and on the ground. Wyatt was a all-region selection for Class 4 and 5.

David Hessling

LB 5-11, 170, Jr.

* Hessling was a first team all-region selection for Class 3 and was a linebacker that could roam sideline to sideline in making plays for the Bearcats. He led Dexter in tackles with over 85 and was a key contributor to a defense that allowed only eight points a contest.

Chad ventura

DB 5-8, 155, Sr.

* Ventura's outstanding speed allowed him to cover virtually any receiver in the area in man-to-man coverage if the Bearcats needed to do so. He recorded numerous interceptions and had the ability to break big returns as well.

Justin Clark

DB 6-3, 185, Sr.

* Clark was an all-state defensive back last year and this year, despite battling injuries early on, he was still one of the best corners in the region. He combined tremendous size and quickness that you don't see very often.

Blake Slattery

DB 6-3, 185, Sr.

* Slattery was mostly known for his ability behind center as the Tigers' quarterback. But people should also taken notice of his skills as a defensive back. Slattery had a nose for the ball and could lay a big hit on opposing receivers. Slattery was first team all-region and all-conference.

Rashad Fields

DB 6-2, 205, Jr.

* We feel Fields might be one of the best pure athletes in the area. The 6-2, 205-pounder has outstanding speed and is freakishly athletic for his size. He was quite a weapon on both sides of the ball for the Tigers. Rarely, when Fields was on patrol, did teams score on long plays because he had the ability to hawk them down. He was first team all-region and all-conference.

Rex Meyr

P 5-11, 185, Sr.

* All the best kickers and punters seem to come out of Jackson lately. Add Meyr to the list as he was named first team all-conference and all-region. He had excellent hang time on his punts and had the ability to get them off in time.

ARLEN PIXLEY

Coach

* It's the second straight year Pixley has been named our coach of the year. Last year it was because of his rebuilding process in leading the team from a 1-9 season to a 7-3 campaign. This year, he took it another step by winning a district championship.