Four area players named Mr. Football

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Four area players were named Mr. Football for the state of Tennessee Monday afternoon.

Coalfield's Zach Stewart, Todd Kelly Jr. and Brant Mitchell, both of Webb, and Fulton's Daryl Rollins-Davis all won the prestigious honor.

Stewart was named the state's top lineman in Class A, while Rollins-Davis was tabbed the top back in Class AA.

Mitchell earned the award as the top lineman in the Division II-A class, while Kelly was the top back.

Stewart and Mitchell are both juniors, while Rollins-Davis and Kelly are seniors.

Stewart, a standout offensive lineman who has committed to play at the University of Tennessee, helped Coalfield to a 9-4 record and a spot in the state semifinals. Stewart is part of the 2015 recruiting class.

A leg injury has been the only thing to slow down Rollins-Davis this year.

The Fulton running back missed the last two games with injury. Prior to that, Rollins-Davis blitzed opposing defenses to the tune of 2,000 rushing yards and 39 touchdowns.

Fulton (14-0) faces Giles County Saturday in Cookeville for the Class 4A state championship.

Kelly and Mitchell will also play for a state title later this week. Webb takes on St. George's Thursday.

Kelly, one of the highest recruited players in Knoxville football history, has committed to play at Tennessee. Rivals ranks the safety as a four-star prospect.

Mitchell, who has played on Webb's offensive line, is also a standout linebacker. Mitchell has also been widely recruited and has an offer from Tennessee.

Tennessee commitment Jack Jones of Oakland High School was named Mr. Football for Class AAA lineman.

Another Tennessee commit, Derek Barnett, was named the top lineman in Division II, Class AA.

Barnett is projected to play on the defensive line in college. He is a Rivals 4-star prospect.

Station Camp's Josh Malone was the award as the top back in Class AAA. Malone, a wide receiver, is one of the top prospects in the nation.

The Rivals 5-star recruit is expected to announce his decision between Tennessee and Clemson Wednesday at his high school.


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