Mohawk All-Conference Players Named

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Mohawk football players chosen to the All-Conference first team included, from left: Nate Mallard, Trace Stallings, Cade Harrell, Logan Dixon and Caleb Welborn.(TD photo/Tim Blair)

A total of nine members of the Piggott Mohawk football team were selected for post-season honors by the coaches of 3A-3 recently. The recognition included five first team All-Conference selections, four All-Conference Honorable Mentions and three All-State Honorable Mentions, which also includes nomination to be included in the AHSCA All-Star game in June.

Senior running back Logan Dixon was selected to the All-Conference offensive first team, and voted as the number two running back in 3A-3 behind only Rivercrest standout Cecil Langston. Dixon finished with 1,530 yards rushing this season, and scored 22 touchdowns in the 10 game campaign. He was also named an All-State Honorable Mention, and was nominated to be included in the All-Star game.

Senior defensive back Caleb Welborn was named to the All-Conference defensive first team, and was voted by the coaches as the number two defensive back in the conference. Despite battling injuries, he accounted for 22 tackles his senior season, and six interceptions, tied for tops in 3A statewide. Welborn was also an All-State Honorable Mention, and was nominated for next year's All-Star Game.

Second team All-Conference selections from the Mohawks included, from left: Bret Fuller, John Jones, Landon Williams and Seth Lacey.(TD photos/Tim Blair)

Senior Trace Stallings was selected to the All-Conference first team in special team play. He was voted as the number one punter in the conference, with an average of 39.3 yards per punt. Stallings was also selected as an All-State Honorable Mention, and was nominated for inclusion in the All-Star Game.

Two of the Mohawks talented sophomores were also chosen as to the All-Conference first teams, one on each side of the football.

Sophomore Nate Mallard (6-5, 245) was chosen as a lineman for the All-Conference first team offense, and led the team in pancake blocks according to Coach Michael Harrell.

And, sophomore Cade Harrell was named to the All-Conference first team defense as a linebacker, and was voted by the coaches as the number two linebacker in 3A-3. Harrell's 95 solo tackles was also best statewide for a sophomore this past season.

Senior Seth Lacey (6-2, 265) was chosen to the All-Conference second team offense as a lineman, and according to his coach, was second on the team in pancake blocks this past season.

Senior Landon Williams was selected to the All-Conference second team offense as a running back, after rushing for 424 yards and five touchdowns this fall.

Junior defensive end/linebacker Bret Fuller was named to the All-Conference second team defense for his performance, as he recorded 46 solo tackles on the season.

And, rounding out the postseason honors was yet another sophomore, as John Jones was named to the All-Conference second team defense for his play at linebacker. On the season Jones accounted for 76 solo tackles, as an integral part of the Tribe defense.

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