TFP: East Hamilton gets five on Class 4A all-state team
Stephen Hargis Chattanooga Times Free Press
The best season in the fledgling program's history has been capped by East Hamilton placing five players on the Tennessee Sports Writers Association's Class 4A all-state team. Hurricanes running back Logan Jackson, offensive ilneman Fielder Dennis, defensive lineman Francisco Rodriguez, linebacker Austin Gatewood and kicker Cameron Carter all earned all--state honors.
Joining the five Hurricanes players are Signal Mountain quarterback Reese Phillips and Hixson athlete Allante Novene, while three local players -- Howard defensive lineman Brandon Walters, Tyner offensive lineman David Powell and Polk County running back Zach Miller -- made the 3A team.
"That blows my mind," said Hurricanes coach Ted Gatewood, whose program just completed its fourth year, having claimed consecutive district titles. "To have more all-state players than we've had years as a program, wow. That's the best Christmas our program could ask for. That means so much to our program and those kids.