Accolades keep rolling in for three Sumner County football players.
Beech senior running back Ja’Sean Parks, Gallatin senior running back Spencer Briggs, and Gallatin senior kicker Trace Kelley were named to the 2019 Tennessee High School Football Coaches Association (TnFCA) All-State team.
Parks, who helped lead Beech to the second round of the Class 5A playoffs, was one of four running backs named to the Tennessee High School Football Coaches Association All-State team.
Parks joins running backs Spencer Briggs of Gallatin, Romal Webb of Southwind, and LaQuinton Wells of Dyer County.
Parks finished the 2019 season with 1,276 yards and 18 touchdowns. His career ends with an astounding 3,256 yards and 44 touchdowns.
Following the season, Parks was invited to the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards where he finished runner up in Class 5A. Parks is one of just two Buccaneer football players to be named Mr. Football Finalist. He joins current NFL wide receiver Jalen Hurd who won Mr. Football in 2012.
He was also named the Region 6-5A Offensive Player of the Year. He also earned Sumner County’s Most Valuable Offensive Player of the Year from Main Street Preps.
Trace Kelley was named the All-State punter in Class 5A for the 2019 season.
The senior kicker finished the 2019 season for the Green Wave as back-to-back Region 6-5A Specialist of the Year as well as the Main Street Preps Kicker of the Year.
Kelley registered 38 kickoffs for an average of 54 yards-per-kick and 13 touchbacks. He recorded 23 punts for an average of 31 yards-per-punt with a long of 52 yards. He stuck five punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line and scored 44 points for his team.
He finished the season 26/27 from PAT and 7/7 on field goals with a long of 44 yards.
After nagging injuries kept Spencer Briggs off the field for most of his junior season, he burst onto the scene at Gallatin rushing for 1,494 yards and 15 touchdowns in just eight games.
He helped lead Gallatin to their first 8-0 start since the 2006 season and rushed for a school-record 313 yards versus cross-town rival Station Camp.
For his play, he earned the Region 6-5A Most Valuable Player award and was named the Week 2 Titan Up High School Football Player of the Week for his performance against the Bison.
Briggs closed out the 2019 calendar year finishing as the Tennessee Titans Class 5A Mr. Football Awards runner up.
He also was named Sumner County’s Most Valuable Player by Main Street Preps.
Briggs holds college interest from Duke, Kansas, Memphis, South Carolina, and Vanderbilt. According to his Rivals recruiting page, he holds offers from Tennessee Tech, Tennessee Martin and Toledo.
Kelley currently holds offers from Emory and Henry and Bethel University.
Congratulations to these three players for earning All-State honors.