2005 Dallas County All-Star Team

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 24, 2005

The Selma Times-Journal

While football season’s final whistle blew less than a month ago, there is still one act of business to be conducted before the 2005 football season can officially be deemed over &045; the annual naming of the

Dallas County All-Star

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This team is comprised of 12 individuals from the three county schools and was selected by a group earlier in the month.

Southside High School, who finished the season with a winning record and a trip to the playoffs, was the most represented of the group with seven individuals being selected to the squad.

Keith High and Dallas County High, who both finished the season with two wins respectively, placed two and three individuals on the squad.

The 2005 All Dallas County team is comprised of Jeffery Anderson (Southside), Clyde Brown (Southside), Kendric Fails (Southside), Fontano Watters (Southside), Kevin Rowe (Southside), Kenyatta

Coleman (Southside), Jesse Bell (Southside), Ladarrius Jones (Keith), Leo Vaughn (Keith), Joe Cunningham (Dallas County), Derrick McGhee (Dallas County) and Darius Gutheridge (Dallas County).

Along with having the most players on the

squad, Southside High coach Chris Raymond also garnered another honor &045; he coached the County’s Most Valuable Player Jeffery Anderson, the County’s Most Outstanding Offensive Player in Clyde Brown and the County’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player in Kenyatta Coleman.

Anderson was the unanimous selection as MVP. The senior accounted for 36 total touchdowns, both offensively and defensively.

Statistically, Anderson accounted for 678 yards rushing with eight touchdowns and 747 yards and 14 touchdowns from the tight end position with 44 total catches.

When he changed roles and got under center, Anderson threw for 1,126 yards and 14 touchdowns. The senior even added a pair of field goals and 15 extra points.

Defensively, Anderson accounted for 87 tackles, 21 assists, 16 sacks, two interceptions and four fumble recoveries.

With statistics like that, it’s no wonder why Louisville University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Auburn, Alabama, Alabama State and Alabama A&M

are busy recruiting him.

Anderson wasn’t the only Panther racking up the offensive statistics during their 2005 campaign that came to an end against Cleburne County.

Brown played on both sides of the football. Offensively, Brown lined up at either the running back slot or at the wingback position.

Defensively, the 6-foot senior was at cornerback.

Brown accounted for 894 yards rushing with 10 touchdowns. He also notched 467 yards receiving with six touchdowns. He was dangerous running the football, catching the football and equally dangerous on special teams. Brown amassed 1,671 return yards highlighted by a trio of punt returns that resulted in touchdowns. Offensively, Brown was responsible for 13 touchdowns.

Defensively, he was just as potent.

Brown took nine passes from opposing teams in the opposite direction for 417 yards and three touchdowns. He also recovered two fumbles and hung on for 38 tackles and 10 assists.

Despite having those outstanding statistics, it was Southside’s Coleman that earned the honor of being chosen the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year.

Coleman finished the season with a total of 119 tackles from the middle linebacker slot. He also notched 22 assists with a pair of sacks and then pounced on a trio of fumbles.

This was also Coleman’s first year playing football in a Panther uniform.

Along with the trio of special honorees, the Panthers also had four other student-athletes named to the list.

Bell who earned the moniker of &8220;Mr. Full Speed,&8221; was the starting defensive tackle for the Panthers.