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5-3A All-Conference 2016

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The Harmony Grove Cardinals finished the 2016 season with a 7-5 overall record and a 3-4 conference mark.  They finished 5th in the tough 5-3A Conference.  They made history by recording the schools first playoff victory by defeating the number one seed Mountain View, 31-20. The team received 10 all-conference selections.

DHager#2 Dillon Hager (Sr.)- Hager lead the team in receiving with 54 catches for 789 yards and 6 touchdowns.  On the defensive side of the ball he played both safety and corner back. There he recorded 28 tackles and 2 interceptions.


JBrooks#3 Jake Brooks (So.)- Brooks lead the team in tackles for the 2016 season. He recorded 89 tackles in 10 games for the Cardinals. He had 8 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 1 interception. On offense he was a utility player that played running back and receiver. There he tallied 43 carries for 260 yards and 4 touchdowns. At receiver he had 10 receptions for 125 yards and 2 touchdowns.

NWatkins#4 Nathan Watkins (Sr.)- Watkins was a key player in the playoff run for the Cardinals. He recorded 2 interception late in the Gurdon game to seal the victory. On defense he played both corner back and safety. There he complied 41 tackles and 7 interceptions. On offense he was a key component for the receiving core with 35 receptions for 608 yards and 10 touchdowns.

HHilson#6 Hunter Hilson (Jr.)- Hilson lead the Cardinals from under center for the 2016 season. At quarterback he lead the team with 2,233 yards, and finished with a 109 quarterback rating. He was 154 for 267 (57.7%) with 25 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He also ran the ball 63 times for 27 yards and 2 touchdowns.


ARoberson#7 Antonio Roberson (Sr.)- Roberson lead the team in rushing for the 2016 season. He tallied 147 carries for 978 yards (6.65 ypc) and 13 touchdowns. Out of the backfield he caught 11 passes for 72 yards and 2 touchdowns.



BGwatney#21 Blake Gwatney (Sr.)- Gwatney played a key role in the Cardinal defense this season. At his strong safety position he called all the coverages for the secondary. There he recorded 63 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 force fumble, 1 interception. On offense at receiver he had 17 receptions for 317 yards and 2 touchdowns.


BDoddridge#25 Blake Doddridge (Sr.)- The two year stater anchored the defensive line from his end position. There he recorded 64 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks. He played a key role in the playoff win by helping stuff the potent Mountain View rushing offense.



CDixon#48 Colton Dixon (Jr.)- Dixon was a versatile player for the Cardinals; playing defensive end and running back.  On defense he compiled 50 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, 2 fumble recoveries, and tied for the team lead in sacks with 3. The hard nosed runner on offense had 35 carries for 249 yards and 3 touchdowns.


JSmall#52 Joe Small (Sr.)- The three year starter was a consistent blocker on the offensive line. He started at left tackle on the season before being moved to left guard after a teammate’s season ending injury.  He lead the offensive line with 17 pancake blocks, and graded out at 74% on the year. On defense he tallied 53 tackles and 3 tackles for loss.


TDixon#99 Trace Dixon (Jr.)- Dixon, at two year starter, was a key member of the defensive line at his nose guard position. He recorded 63 tackles, lead the team with tackles for loss with 8, tied the team lead 3 sacks, and had 1 fumble recovery. On offense he was a versatile blocker playing both tight end and fullback. He ended the season with 3 pancake blocks.



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