Judging by the 2020 district 1-2A All-District football team that was announced this past week the future looks bright at Jonesboro-Hodge. Of the ten players who were selected as either first team offense or defense, nine will be returning next year for the Tigers, who finished 3-4 overall and in second place in district 1-2A play. Also returning will be five of the eight that were named to the second team.
“We have a chance to be very good next year,” said JHHS head coach Terrance Blankenship. “It all depends on how the kids handle themselves between now and then and how much work they put in to get better.”
Davion McGuire (Kicker) is the lone J-H senior selected to the first team. Offensive Lineman Skylar Levingston, defensive end Connor Webb and Wide Receiver DeTrevien Bowie were second team honorees.
Wide receivers DeVontae Mozee and Justin Calahan, who also was named as 1st team punt returner, defensive lineman Javeon Andrews and defensive back Manuel Hernandez were the juniors chosen to the first team. Quarterback Tydre Malone and running back Manuel Hernandez earned second team honors.
Three players from the Sophomore Class earned four first team and two second team spots. LaJavion Nichols became one of the few players in JHHS history to be named to three first team, all-district positions when he was selected as running back, kick returner and linebacker. Cartavious Waters also was named as first team offensive lineman and second team defensive lineman while Ed’Tavious Drayton earned second team defensive back designation. The Tigers also had the only freshman receive honors in Xavier Atkins who was selected to the second team as a linebacker.
Jonesboro-Hodge 2020 All-District representatives
First Team Offense:
RB – LaJavion Nichols-Sophomore
WR – Devontae Mozee-Junior
WR – Justin Calahan-Junior
OL – Cartavious Waters-Sophomore
Kicker – Davion McGuire- Senior
Kick Returner-2 LaJavion Nichols-Sophomore
Second Team Offense:
QB – Tydre Malone-Junior
RB – Manuel Hernandez-Junior
WR – DeTrevien Bowie-Senior
OL – Skylar Levingston-Senior
First Team Defense:
DL – Javeon Andrews-Junior.
LB – LaJavion Nichols -Sophomore
DB -31 Manuel Hernandez – Junior
Punt Returner – Justin Calahan – Junior
Second Team Defense:
DL – Cartavious Waters – Sophomre
LB – Xavier Atkins-Freshman
DB -Ed’Tavious Drayton – Sophomore
Flex – Connor Webb – Senior