Among the leaders in Class 1A

A successful 2017 football campaign, including an 8-4 record and a trip to the state Class 1A semifinals, continued last week with the announcement of all-state teams.

Port St. Joe placed seven players on the various teams named by

Alvin Dempsey and Kendre Gant were named to the first-team.

Dempsey, making it three consecutive years on the all-state first-team, was named as a defensive lineman after a season during which he recorded 76 tackles, including 29 solo, with a team-high 20 tackles for loss and nine sacks.

Gant was named as a utility player, combining his 48 tackles, blocked punt and interception on defense, with his 19 receptions for 434 yards and six touchdowns, all team-highs, as a wide receiver on offense.

Two Tiger Sharks, lineman Darius Townsend and linebacker Caleb Butts, were named to the second-team defense.

Townsend, a junior, had 62 tackles, 24 solo, nine tackles for loss and five sacks.

Butts recorded 52 tackles, 27 solo, along with 15 tackles for loss and nine sacks.

Honorable mention honors went to linebacker Khayyan Zacarro and Bubba Ash and defensive back Russell Russ.

Zacarro led the Tiger Sharks in tackles with 157, 76 solo, with 10 tackles for loss and two sacks.

Ash was second on the team with 100 tackles, 37 solo, had an interception and six tackles for loss.

Russ recorded 79 tackles in the secondary, including 40 solo, with a sack and two tackles for loss.