Polk County junior Angus Weaver has been named the Mountain Foothills 7 Conference Defensive Player of the Year, one of six Wolverines named to the all-league squad.
Weaver is the first Polk County player to be named a conference’s top defender since Jordan Smith earned the same honor in the Western Highlands Conference in 2014.
Weaver finished the 2021 season with 120 tackles, with 21 tackles for loss and seven sacks. He had six games with 10 or more tackles, including an 18-tackle effort at Brevard. He also rushed for 1,186 yards and 11 touchdowns in leading the Wolverines to a 7-4 record and the second round of the state 2A playoffs.
Joining Weaver on the All-MF7 defense were senior lineman Kanye Staley and senior defensive back Steven Chupp. Three Polk County players were named to the all-conference offensive squad – sophomore receiver Antonio Simpson, junior lineman Obed Najera and senior tight end Jacob Knighton.
Hendersonville quarterback Gavin Gosnell was named the league’s Player of the Year, with Hendersonville coach Jim Sosebee named the league’s top coach.
Mountain Foothills 7 All-Conference
Player of the Year: Gavin Gosnell, Hendersonville
Offensive Player of the Year: Marqies McCombs, Chase
Defensive Player of the Year: Angus Weaver, Polk County
Lineman of the Year: Reagan McCranie, Chase
Kicker of the Year: Cooper King, Hendersonville
Coach of the Year: Jim Sosebee, Hendersonville
Linemen: Luke McGinnis, Chase; Connor Hensley, Chase; Obed Najera, Polk County; Dawson Carswell, Patton; JW Bradley, R-S Central; Will Chappell, Hendersonville; Mitchell McCraw, Chase; Cooper Wilson, Hendersonville
Tight end: Jacob Knighton, Polk County
Quarterbacks: Jaiden Coston, R-S Central; Damian Boykins, Chase
Running back: Hezz Rudisill, Hendersonville
Wide receivers: Eric Rasheed, Hendersonville; Malik Angram, Hendersonville; Antonio Simpson, Polk County; TayShawn Collings, Hendersonville; Kyle Lovett, Brevard; Waylon Rutherford, Patton
Athlete: Darin Johnson, Chase
Linemen: CJ Landrum, Hendersonville; Jamarion Mills, Chase; Xavier Toms, R-S Central; Ellis Hunter, Hendersonville; Kameron Mills, Chase; Kanye Staley, Polk County
Linebackers: Garrett Swicegood, Brevard; Anthony Smith, Chase; Malachi Jacobs, Hendersonville; Ken Hines III, R-S Central; Gannon Hemphill, Brevard; Colten Dale, Patton
Defensive backs: Abram Justice, Brevard; Taivon Derisma, Chase; Lennard Benniefield, Hendersonville; Elija Gibbs, Hendersonville; Steven Chupp, Polk County; Ty’quan Whitesides, R-S Central