Desoto County Sports

All-state football team selections announced

Players from Southaven, DeSoto Central, Center Hill and Lake Cormorant are mentioned on the Mississippi High School Football Coaches All-State teams announced during the state championships this weekend in Hattiesburg.  

All-state teams were selected in voting by the coaches across the state who are members of the Mississippi Association of Coaches. 

The Defensive Player of the Year in Class 6A is Southaven’s John Slaughter, a senior defensive back. 

Charger teammate C.J. Rayborn, a senior offensive lineman, was selected as a second-team offensive team choice.  

On the defensive side of the ball, DeSoto Central junior linebacker Taurean Davis was tabbed as a first-team selection and Center Hill senior punter Carter Burton was chosen to the second team, as well.  

In Class 5A, Lake Cormorant junior defensive end Kamarion Franklin was named the state 5A Defensive Player of the Year and he is joined by Gator senior Ryder Burns on the 5A all-state first team.