Ewing honored as state’s top lineman in Class 5A

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 5, 2000

Charles Henderson’s Von Ewing has been named the top Class 5A lineman in the state of Alabama by the Alabama Sports Writer’s Association.

Ewing was honored on Monday at the American General Player of the Year award’s luncheon in Birmingham.

The 6-foot-5, 290 pound senior helped lead CHHS to a playoff berth in the Class 5A state playoffs, as the Trojans finished the 2000 season with a 7-3 record.

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Ewing, who originally committed to Alabama, is now

thought to be leaning toward the University of Georgia.

However, with the firing of Bulldogs’ head coach Jim Donnan also on Monday, that could change.

Etowah High School running back Carnell Williams was named Alabama’s "Mr. Football" for the 2000 football season.

Awards were also presented for best lineman and best back in each of the six classifications of the Alabama High School Athletic Association and the Alabama Independent Schools Association.


Class 1A: lineman, Cedric Hampton of Courtland High School, back, Josh Russell of Sumiton Christian School.

Class 2A: lineman, Jeremy Foster of Southern Choctaw High School, back, Mark Anthony Coleman of Leroy High School.

Class 3A: lineman, Michael Gibson of Litchfield High School, back, Kendal Gibson of Aliceville High School.

Class 4A: lineman, Todd Bates of Cleburne County High School, back, Freddie Roach of Brooks High School.

Class 5A: lineman, Von Ewing of Charles Henderson High School, back, Carnell Williams of Etowah High School.

Class 6A: lineman, Lamarcus Rowell of Opelika High School, back, Ramon Nelson of Theodore High School.

AISA: lineman, Matt James of John T. Morgan Academy, back, Todd Bradford of John T. Morgan Academy.