All-state football teams announced

Photo: Zach Wilcke of Hernando throws a pass during a game this season. Wilcke was named First Team All-State quarterback by the state’s football coaches. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)

Following are the DeSoto County football players who were named to the 2021 Mississippi High School Football Coaches All-State Teams. Football coaches who are Mississippi Association of Coaches members voted for the all-state teams.   These all-state teams are voted on by coaches around the state who are members of the Mississippi Association of Coaches. 


First Team Offense

QB: Zach Wilke – Hernando

Second Team Offense

RB: Tralyn Oliver – Olive Branch

First Team Defense

DE: Aaron Bryant – Southaven

DB: Dillon Williams – Southaven

Second Team Defense

LB: Dylan Bullard – Horn Lake

DB: Rashard Daniels – Horn Lake

P: Eric Covington – Center Hill


Second Team Offense

TE: Jordan Martin – Lake Cormorant

OL: Jose Hernandez – Lake Cormorant

ATH: Telvin Amos – Lake Cormorant

Second Team Defense

DL: Kamarion Franklin – Lake Cormorant

LS: Ryder Burns – Lake Cormorant

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob provides content for DeSoto County News and occasionally is heard on the OB Pod podcast talking about area happenings. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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