Class 4A: Prospects to watch

The high school football season kicks off next week in the state of Alabama. The ASWA released their pre-season top 10 list for each classification. Andrew Bone takes a look at the teams and top players.

Thomasville defeated Deshler in the Class 4A title in 2010. The two powerhouse programs will look to return to the title game, but there are other serious contenders for the crown including Dadeville with have one of the best defensive lines in the state.

Class 4A
1. Thomasville (33) (15-0) 396
2. Jackson (10-2) 234
3. Dadeville (12-1) 231
4. North Jackson (13-1) 209
5. Deshler (12-3) 182
6. Bibb County (12-2) 164
7. Andalusia (9-2) 140
8. UMS-Wright (6-5) 75
9. Anniston (10-3) 69
10. Escambia County (9-4) 62

Receiving votes: Oneonta (8-4) 54, Cleburne County (9-3) 20, Straughn (10-2) 19, Fairview (10-2) 9, Guntersville (7-4) 6, Cherokee County (5-6) 5, Fayette County (10-3) 4, Dora (3-8) 1, Hillcrest-Evergreen (7-4) 1.


Tevin Watters (Thomasville), Truman Franklin (Elmore County), Brandon Gilliland (Springville), Dustin Moseley (Jackson), Luke Bailey (Fairview, 2013).

Running backs

Brandon Burks (Daleville), Troymaine Pope (Annisiton), C.J. Cutts (Bibb County), John Knight (Thomasville), Will Minor (Deshler), Austin Blevins (North Jackson, 2013).

Wide receivers/tight ends

Eddie Hubbard (Jemison), Cameron Poe-Mitchell (Fayette County), Octavius Snell (Ashford), Alvin Scott (Oneonta, 2013) Darrion Hutcherson (Dadeville).

Offensive linemen

Dontavius Blair (Anniston), Nick Johnson (Dadeville)

Defensive linemen

Tyler Nero (Escambia County), Dalvin Craft (Escambia County), Rashad Blackwell (Dadeville), Damien Gaines (Greene County), Isiah Riggins (Anniston), Rod Crayton (Dadeville, 2013).


Tyler Hayes (Thomasville)

Defensive backs

Rocky Hayes (Cleburne County), Demarkeyas Jordan (Thomasville), Elliott Pugh (Jackson), Charles Powell (Greene County),Caleb May (Dora, 2013).

This is not a complete list of prospects in Class 4A, but it gives a brief idea of the talented group. Look for more players to emerge as the season unfolds.

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