Notre Dame's Wynn Only Local Mr. Football Finalists

Three Chattanooga-Area Players Also Make The List

Monday, November 13, 2017 - by special to The Chattanoogan.com

Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards will be presented to the top football players in nine classifications, plus the Kicker of the Year regardless of TSSAA classification, Nov. 27, at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.

The lone Chattanoogan to make the cut is Notre Dame's versatile Cameron Wynn.

Three area stars -- Jacob Saylors of Marion County, Aaron Swafford of Meigs County and Gabe Boring of Bledsoe County -- also have a chance to bring home the most prestigious individual awards handed out by the TSSAA.

Five semifinalists in each classification were announced on Nov 3. There are six classifications in Division I and three in Division II. The three finalists for each award will be in Nashville to attend the awards luncheon where the winners will be introduced.  

A committee of statewide sports writers selected winners based on performance in the 2017 regular season. Academics and character were also taken into consideration. High school head coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists.     

"We are very appreciative of the Tennessee Titans for their continued support of these awards,” stated Bernard Childress, executive director of the TSSAA. “Having the awards presented at Nissan Stadium will provide a very special atmosphere for these outstanding student-athletes.”  

The 2017 Mr. Football Finalists

DIVISION I, CLASS 1A -- Parker McKinney, Coalfield, Brandon Moore, Fayetteville, Kade Pearson, Huntingdon

DIVISION I, CLASS 2A -- Jacob Saylors, Marion County, Gavin Stanfield, Waverly,  Central, Aaron Swafford, Meigs County

DIVISION I, CLASS 3A -- Kalyn Grandberry, Raleigh Egypt, Darius James, Fairview, Jimmyrious Parker, Pearl Cohn

DIVISION I, CLASS 4A -- Cade Ballard, Greeneville, Stanton Martin, Anderson County, Dontae Smith, Spring Hill

DIVISION I, CLASS 5A -- Tai Carter, Summit, Jordan Davis, Southwind, Cade Mays, Knoxville Catholic

DIVISION I, CLASS 6A -- Savion Davis, Riverdale, Dylan Hopkins, Maryville, Jaylin Williams, Germantown

DIVISION II, CLASS A -- Brant Lawless, Nashville Christian, Da’Joun Hewitt, Davidson, Academy Xavier Myers, Nashville Christian

DIVISION II, CLASS AA -- Morgan Ernst, Webb School of Knoxville, Eric Gray, Lausanne, Cam Wynn, Notre Dame

DIVISION II, CLASS AAA -- Tyler Badie, Briarcrest, Camron Johnson, Brentwood Academy, Bill Norton, Christian Brothers

KICKER OF THE YEAR -- Gabe Boring, Bledsoe County, Charles Campbell, USJ, Aaron Sears, Oakland

(Contact Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com and on Twitter @larryfleming44)



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