Desoto County Sports

Wright, Gilliland named to Tennessee all-state team

Two key components of this season’s Northpoint Christian School football team have received honors from the Tennessee Football Coaches Association (TNFCA). 

They were offensive lineman Mitchell Wright and defensive lineman Christopher Gilliland, who were named to the TNFCA’s Tennessee Division II-AA all-state squad. 

The association posted the all-state team on its social media Twitter page this past weekend.

Northpoint coach Tyler Gold added background on his Twitter page about his senior linemen who helped the Trojans to a 5-5 overall record on a first-round appearance in the Division II-AA state playoffs.

Bob Bakken

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