By Griffin Hicks
Despite a somewhat lackluster 2020 season, the Mary Persons Bulldogs football squad managed to snag a number of the major postseason Region 2-AAA awards, as selected by the region’s coaches.
Three MP players were named to the First Team All-Region 2-AAA Offense. Those included were #4 senior wide-receiver Adrian Hughley who ran 458 yards this season, #73 junior offensive-line Jarvis Germany and #96 junior punter/kicker Tripp Shipman who kicked for 1,746 yards. Additionally, #39 senior linebacker Thomas Warren was named to the First Team All-Region 2-AAA Defense and had 75 tackles this season.
There were also two MP player named to the Second Team All-Region 2-AAA Offense. Those players were #64 junior offensive-line Austin Starr and #1 senior athlete Jaboree (Joker) Goodson. Goodson rushed for 680 yards and had 11 touchdown rushes. Also, #5 senior defensive-line Lamont Jones was named to the Second Team All-Region 2-AAA Defense and had 31 total tackles, including three sacks.
MP players who were given Honorable Mentions in the 2020 All-Region included #16 sophomore quarterback Logan Hickman, #58 senior offensive-line Eric Jarrell, #7 junior Athlete D.J. Martinez, #62 senior defensive-line Jemyan Dennis and #31 sophomore defensive-line Brandon Alford. Hickman threw for 1,325 total yards this season and had 12 touchdown passes. Martinez had 20 solo tackles this season, while Alford had a total of 44 tackles and Dennis had 32.
The Bulldogs finished the 2020 season 5th in region 2-AAA, with a region win-loss record of 3-4.