The Covington High School football team held its banquet last night at the Manor at Mt. Carmel and numerous players were named all-region and received scholarships.
Offensive lineman Reed Chipman was named the Region 7-3A lineman of the year and Dalton Dickerson (38.1 yards per punt) was named the region’s top punter.
Other Chargers making the all-region team were linebacker Lareko Burton, offensive lineman Kevin Earwood, defensive lineman Christian Barbee, running back Marcus Hayes, defensive back Jalen Fayne, linebacker A.C. Mason and quarterback Carson Ruffin.
Hayes led the Chargers in rushing with 932 yards and 13 touchdowns on 102 carries. Ruffin, who missed the last three games of the season with an ankle injury, completed 13 of 23 passes for 342 yards and seven touchdowns and also rushed for 129 yards.
Fayne started at quarterback the last three games and threw for 136 yards and one touchdown.
Chargers making second-team all-region were running back Jamarion Dowell, defensive lineman Mylian Sherrill, running back Eu’Morron Flowers, offensive lineman Tanner Northcott and linebacker Breshun Dyson.
Dowell rushed for 601 yards and eight touchdowns on 67 carries and Flowers finished with 470 yards and four touchdowns on 113 carries, the most on the team.
Chipman and Hayes were named East-West all-stars.
Ruffin, Chipman, Earwood, Jackson Whaley and Jackson Hughey were named academic all-state.
Three Covington scholarships were also awarded.
Hughey received the $1,000 George Pinner Scholarship, Earwood got the $1,000 Richard DeVaugnn Scholarship and Whaley received the $500 John Tom Williams Scholarship.