Ten Tigers Named To 1-2a All-District First Team in Football

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

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