Elkin football earns top MVAC honors


Austin Longworth was named the MVAC Defensive Player of the Year. – Kristian Russell | The Tribune

The Elkin Buckin’ Elks were crowned MVAC co-champions. – Kristian Russell | The Tribune

The Mountain Valley Athletic Conference released the All Conference and Honorable Mention players for the 2019 season. Elkin had a tremendous season, as they were crowned MVAC co-champions with Ashe County.

Elkin Senior, Austin Longworth had one of the best seasons of his four year career for the Buckin’ Elks. Longworth averaged two sacks per game and was named the MVAC Defensive Player of the Year. Along with this honor, Longworth was also named All Conference Defensive Lineman.

The MVAC awards are as follows;

MVAC 2019 Football Co-Champions: Ashe County and Elkin

Offensive Player of the Year: JoRaye Morrison – Wilkes Central

Defensive Player of the Year: Austin Longworth – Elkin

Coach of the Year: Brian Hampton – Ashe County

MVAC Offensive Team

Dawson Cox – Ashe County

Jared Foley – Alleghany

Trey Dezern – Starmount

JoRaye Morrison – Wilkes Central

Caden Howell – East Wilkes

Brett Beaver – Elkin

Cole Chipman – North Wilkes

Brayson Church – East Wilkes

Dylan Church – North Wilkes

Honorable Mention

Dustin Rector – Alleghany

Boen Crouse – Ashe County

Tyler Mayes – Elkin

Dallas Rash – West Wilkes

Josh Pack – Wilkes Central

Boone Beaver – Elkin

Spencer Murphy – Alleghany

All-Conference Lineman

Cole Edwards – North Wilkes

Marshall Rea – Alleghany

Camden Current – Ashe County

Jake Groce – Starmount

Josh Ferguson – Elkin

Maston Renegar – Elkin

CJ Henderson – Elkin

Noe Torriente – Elkin

Noah Parks – East Wilkes

Honorable Mention

Dominic Haney – Wilkes Central

Brandon Miley – North Wilkes

Jackson Krider – Ashe County

Chris Propst – Elkin

Luke Blackburn – Wilkes Central

Mario Pineda – Starmount

Jonah Brooks – Wilkes Central

Ahmad Carlton – Wilkes Central

Justin Williams – Starmount

All-Conference Receivers

Austin Poe – Ashe County

Garrett Vernon – East Wilkes

J Maz Swaim – Starmount

Eric Wiles – Starmount

Trey Lambert – East Wilkes

Honorable Mention

JJ Mannan – Ashe County

Adam Winebarger – North Wilkes

Ty Parsons – Elkin

Shane Pellicano – West Wilkes

MVAC Defensive Team

All-Conference Linebackers

J Max Swaim – Starmount

Ryan Blevins – Ashe County

Luke Bellia – Elkin

Riley Pruitt – Alleghany

Gabe Bare – Ashe County

Sterlin Holbrook – Starmount

Boone Beaver – Elkin

Cody Shumate – North Wilkes

Honorable Mention

Ahmad Carlton – Wilkes Central

Garrett Patrick – West Wilkes

Ben Winters – North Wilkes

Chandler Luffman – East Wilkes

Cortland Sturdivant – Elkin

All-Conference Defensive Lineman

Colby Baldwin – Ashe County

Austin Longworth – Elkin

CJ Henderson – Elkin

Cole Edwards – North Wilkes

Noah Parks – East Wilkes

Caleb Souther – North Wilkes

Jelani Powell – Starmount

Honorable Mention

Justin Johnson – West Wilkes

Dominic Haney – Wilkes Central

Luke Blackburn – Wilkes Central

Jonah Brooks – Wilkes Central

All-Conference Defensive Backs

Blake Wagg – Alleghany

Eric Wiles – Starmount

Josh Pack – Wilkes Central

Drake Elliott – Ashe County

Brett Beaver – Elkin

Adam Winebarger – North Wilkes

Brody Wabel – Elkin

Honorable Mention

Trey Lambert – East Wilkes

Jackson Jarvis – West Wilkes

Ethan Dobson – Wilkes Central

Brennen Robinson – Elkin

Jacob Miller – Ashe County

MVAC All-Conference Punter

Boone Beaver – Elkin

Honorable Mention

Trey Dezern – Starmount

Trenton Mastin – West Wilkes

MVAC All Conference Place Kicker

Alex Ruvacaba – North Wilkes

Honorable Mention

Thomas McComb – Elkin

Jared Foley – Alleghany

Austin Longworth was named the MVAC Defensive Player of the Year.

The Elkin Buckin’ Elks were crowned MVAC co-champions.