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SHS players honored

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

SIKESTON -- The SEMO North All-Conference team was released on Tuesday and four Sikeston players were selected to the squad.

The Bulldogs had one offensive player picked and three defensive players were picked by the league coaches.

Joe Moore, a senior offensive lineman was the lone offensive pick for the Bulldogs.

The 6-3, 245-pounder was also one of the team's captains this year.

"Joe's been a three-year starter for us on the offensive line," said Sikeston coach Jerry Dement. "He's done a good job, he's been a team captain and a leader. He's a very smart player and he's been a good one to coach."

Sikeston had two players selected on the defensive line in senior Salamar Cox and junior Robert Madison. Senior Jerod Scott was picked at the linebacker position.

Cox had to adjust to a position-change and he didn't miss a beat as he registered 50 tackles and four sacks.

"Salamar was the converted linebacker that we moved to defensive end and he really had a good year for us," said Dement. "He really picked his game up in a new position and made things happen."

The mammoth Madison, a 6-2, 280-pound noseguard, was a dominant run-


"We thought if we had any strength at all this year it was on the defensive line," said Dement. "Robert Madison was very solid in the middle and he had a good year and was a force inside."

Scott finished the year as the Bulldogs' leading tackler with more than 60 on the season, four sacks and an interception.

"Jerod Scott was a captain -- he was all-conference last year as a junior and he repeated again this year," said Dement. "He was our leading tackler and he did a really good job for us."

Sikeston had several players selected for the second team all-conference. Junior wide receiver Michael Payne and junior running back Gavilan Bland were picked for second team as well as junior offensive linemen A.J. Vanover and Ryan Mitchell.

Senior David Stovall was selected as a second team defensive back.

Junior Tyler Dame was picked as a second team punter.

"It's nice to see them rewarded with some recognition from the conference coaches," said Dement. "Our second team guys played well for us and some of them are coming back for us. Hopefully they'll lead us to a good off-

season and we'll get ready for next year."

The Bulldogs finished the season 2-8, ending the year with a 25-14 upset victory over Cape Central. Sikeston returns most of its starting lineup for next season.