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Watson, four Dexter seniors are all-state

Sunday, December 11, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY -- Sikeston running back James Watson continues to pile up postseason accolades as the senior was named a second team, all-state running back in Class 4.

The 6-0, 170 pound Watson led the Bulldogs with 1,605 rushing yards which put him fourth all-time in Sikeston history. He finished the season with 18 rushing touchdowns.

Dexter was well-represented in Class 3, with four players receiving honors. Offensive lineman Brandon Moore was named to the first team after helping Dexter's offense set a school record for most points in a season. The Bearcats scored 476 points on the season, finishing with a 9-2 record.

Quarterback Cody Stevens earned second team honors for the Bearcats. Stevens threw for 1,534 yards and 19 touchdowns while rushing for 1,291 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Stevens' favorite target, senior receiver Tyler Miller, also earned second team honors after catching 42 passes for 793 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Also named to the second team all-state team was senior offensive lineman Zach Lacy.

In Class 2, Caruthersville had two players named to the first team and two players named second team. Senior running back, and Carr Trophy winner, Elbie Fonda was named to the first team after rushing for 2,415 yards and 33 touchdowns for the Tigers.

Leading the way for Fonda was junior offensive lineman Jay Stricklin, who was named first team as well.

Sophomore Darrell Monroe was named second team as a defensive lineman after finishing with 67 tackles and nine sacks. Defensive back Tyler Cobb was also named to the second team after finishing with 43 tackles and seven interceptions.

Hayti's Michael Thomas was named to the Class 1 first team as a linebacker after compiling 132 tackles on the season.

For a complete all-state list and the final rankings of the 2011 prep football season, see the scoreboard on page 3B of today's edition.