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Chuckey-Doak's Little Named All-State By TSWA

Chuckey-Doak's Little Named All-State By TSWA
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January 5, 2023

On Wednesday Chuckey-Doak linebacker Rio Little has been selected to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association' Class 3A All-State Football Team.

Little flew all over the field this season as he helped Chuckey-Doak to its best ever record at 10-2, that included its first playoff win since 2011. Little's defense got the Knights' 10-game win streak started with a momentum shifting punt block against Happy Valley. The play fired up the Knights as they cruised to the first win of the season, and from that point onward Chuckey-Doak never looked back. He finished the year with a team-high 98 tackles with 6.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and two interceptions. Little was named the Region 1-3A Co-Defensive Player of the Year. And was named the Grassroots Media Defensive Player of the Year.

Little also emerged a weapon on offense for Chuckey-Doak's this season. He caught 13 passes for 313 yards with five touchdowns while running nine times for 105 yards and three more touchdowns.

Tennessee Sports Writers Association

All-State Football Teams

CLASS 1A

QB - Jackson Cassidy, McKenzie, Sr.

QB - Sam Driggers, Peabody, Sr.

QB - Kamden Wellington, South Pittsburg, Jr.

RB - Marquez Taylor, McKenzie, Sr.

RB - Gage McKinney, Cloudland, Sr.

RB - Kumaro Brown, MASE, Jr.

RB - Joseph Marcom, Clay County, Sr.

WR - Alex Young, Fayetteville, Jr.

WR - Racash Kelly, South Pittsburg, Jr.

OL - Isaac DeHaan, Peabody, Sr.

OL - Misan Sisk, MASE, Sr.

OL - Jacob Street, Cloudland, Sr.

OL - Levi Garrett, Clay County, Sr.

OL - Bradyn Burgess, Coalfield, Sr.

ATH - Dawson White, Moore County, Jr.

K - Zach Aird, McKenzie, Sr.

DL - Jacob Winchester, Lookout Valley, Sr.

DL - Braxton Wilson, Fayetteville, Sr.

DL - Mason Smith, Coalfield, So.

DL - Andre Allen, Fayetteville, Sr.

DL - Bryson Greer, Gordonsville, Sr.

LB - Jamarion Farrior, South Pittsburg, Jr.

LB - Isaiah Thomison, Fayetteville, Sr.

LB - Lance Taylor, MASE, Jr.

LB - Rashad McCreary, McKenzie, Sr.

LB - Will Dudney, Gordonsville, Sr.

DB - Kevarion Whitaker, Fayetteville, Jr.

DB - Alec Kerr, Clay County, Sr.

DB - Landon Ramsey, Unaka, Sr.

DB - Jayden Mount, South Pittsburg, Sr.

ATH - Tatum Oliver, Dresden, Sr.

P - David Pardo, Whitwell, Sr.

CLASS 2A

QB - Joshua Jackson, Tyner, Sr.

QB - E.J. Gilliam, Freedom Prep, Jr.

QB - Brycen McDonald, Lewis County, So.

RB - Zech Prince, East Robertson, Sr.

RB - Desmond Thomas, Riverside, Jr.

RB - Markel McKinley, Tyner, Sr.

WR - Dyer Barnes, Lewis County, Sr.

WR - Clint Seymore, Loretto, Jr.

WR - Greg Martin, Oakhaven, Sr.

OL - Jonah Chapman, Tyner, Sr.

OL - Tanner Cheatam, East Robertson, Sr.

OL - Derek Burgess, Polk County, Sr.

OL - Marshall Booker, Westmoreland, Sr.

OL - Nehemiah Storey, Rockwood, Sr.

ATH - Gray Eubanks, Huntingdon, So.

K - Patton Simbeck, Loretto, Jr.

DL - Jamarion Varnell, Tyner, Sr.

DL - Gavin Alderson, Mt. Pleasant, Sr.

DL - Dalton Purgason, Meigs County, Sr.

DL - Casen Goostree, East Robertson, So.

LB - Gage Smith, Union City, Sr.

LB - Hayden Smith, Westview, Sr.

LB - Jersey Chubb, Tyner, Sr.

LB - Hunter Clark, Bledsoe County, Sr.

LB - Trae Ruffin, Tyner, Sr.

DB - Jacquan Davis, Fairley, Jr.

DB - Quincy Hamilton, Westview, Sr.

DB - Parker Wilks, Riverside, Jr.

DB - Rayshaun Hinton, Tyner, Sr.

DB - Jayden Pryor, Richland, So.

ATH - Tadarius Canada, Mitchell, Jr.

P - Ethan Ray, Lewis County, Jr.

CLASS 3A

QB - Zach Lunsford, Alcoa, Sr.

QB - Brady Hammonds, Gatlinburg-Pittman, Jr.

QB - Zacc Beard, East Nashville, Sr.

RB - Jordan Harris, Alcoa, Sr.

RB - Easton Elliott, Waverly, Sr.

RB - Tre'Quan Waters, East Nashville, Sr.

WR - Frank Gordon, East Nashville, Sr.

WR - Whittman Whaley, Gatlinburg-Pittman, Jr.

WR - Carlos Orr, Gatlinburg-Pittman, Jr.

OL - Lance Williams, Alcoa, Sr.

OL - Tyler Jeffries, Alcoa, Sr.

OL - DeMarco Ellis, East Nashville, Sr.

OL - Jimmy Enoch, Smith County, Sr.

OL - Stuart Flores, Waverly, Jr.

ATH - Jamarion Dowell, Covington, Sr.

K - Chase Cardin, Giles County, Jr.

DL - Jamison Keeley, Smith County, Sr.

DL - Joe McCord, Alcoa, Jr.

DL - Ian Robinson, Covington, Sr.

DL - Eli Owens, Alcoa, So.

LB - Ripley Hutcherson, Signal Mountain, Sr.

LB - LaDon Pointer, East Nashville, Sr.

LB - Aaron Davis, Alcoa, Sr.

LB - Brayden Cornett, Alcoa, Jr.

LB - Rio Little, Chuckey-Doak, Sr.

DB - Martels Carter, Jr., Brainerd, So.

DB - Mark Joseph, Sheffield, Sr.

DB - Eli Graf, Alcoa, So.

DB - A.C. Mason-Young, Covington, Sr.

DB - Rolando Braxton, East Nashville, Sr.

ATH - Elijah Cannon, Alcoa, Jr.

P - Esteban Mendoza, Unicoi County, Sr.

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