Landon Whittemore

Landon Whittemore

Ten Macon County High School football players, along with head coach Kyle Shoulders, were recognized with 3-4A All-Region accolades.

Shoulders -- who was in his first season at the helm of the Tiger program -- was named the region's co-coach of the year along with Stone Memorial's Derrick Samber. Shoulders helped the program to a 5-6 record and a second-place finish in 3-4A before suffering a 42-7 loss to Nolensville in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.

Junior Isaac Belton was named the region co-most outstanding defensive back. Belton finished with a team-high 78 tackles (50 solo and 5 for a loss of yardage), three interceptions and three pass break-ups, and he also blocked a total of four field goals and punts.

Sophomore Landon Whittemore was selected as 3-4A most outstanding tight end. Whittemore caught 11 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown.

Senior offensive lineman Stephen Lancaster and junior offensive lineman Levi Borders were two of the five Macon County players on the 3-4A All-Region First Team.

They were joined on the first team by senior linebacker Logan Malotte, who made 46 tackles (31 solo and 10.5 of which resulted in a loss of yardage). Malotte also had 3.5 quarterback sacks and three fumble recoveries.

Sophomore halfback Ethan Jenkins -- another first-teamer -- rushed for a team-leading 441 yards and 4 touchdowns, and he caught 15 passes for 185 yards.

Senior wide receiver Chris Oliver was also a first-team honoree after catching a team-best 22 passes for 379 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Junior defensive lineman Jessie Holland was a second-team honoree. He recorded 45 tackles (23 solo), 2 quarterback sacks and 2 caused fumbles.

Junior defensive back Curtis Oliver was on the second team as well after compiling 45 tackles (38 solo), 6 pass break-ups and 4 fumble recoveries.

Senior linebacker Branson Henry was another second-team member after recording 38 tackles, 19 of which were solo and 4.5 which resulted in a loss of yardage.

Stone Memorial senior quarterback Thomas Arnold was selected as the region's most valuable player.

Livingston Academy junior quarterback Will McDonald is the region's offensive MVP, and Stone Memorial senior linebacker Will Delk is the defensive MVP.