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Raider football team racks up all-region honors

Coffee County Central Red Raider football completed a historic season in 2022 and now the postseason honors are rolling in.

Five different Red Raiders received Region 3-6A superlative awards, 9 Red Raiders earned all-region honors, 2 players were honorable mentions and three Red Raider coaches were honored.

The Raiders had multiple underclassmen to make the list. Awards and all-region selections are made by other coaches within the region. Each coach is not allowed to vote on their own players.

The following Red Raider players and coaches were recognized:

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Sophomore Cole Pippenger – Region Offensive MVP

Senior Konor Heaton – Region Running Back of the Year

Senior Jahlin Osbourne – Region Tight End of the Year

Sophomore Jayden Carter – Region Linebacker of the Year

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Senior Ian Welden – Region Punter of the Year

Doug Greene (head coach) – Coach of the Year

Roger Barlow (offensive line) – Offensive Assistant Coach of the Year

Roger Haynes (defensive coordinator) – Defensive Assistant Coach of the Year

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Junior Jake Barlow (linebacker) – All Region

Senior Ashton Ferrell (linebacker, DE) – All Region

Senior Robbie Gilley (OT) – All Region

Freshman Caiden Martin (safety) – All Region

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Senior Travis Martin (WR, DB) – All Region

Sophomore Tyler Martin (DB) – All Region

Senior Kolby McCormick (OG) – All Region

Junior Blayne Myers (DE) – All Region

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Junior Javon Simmons (OT) – All Region

Sophomore Tyler Smith (NG) – Honorable Mention

Senior Darryn Strickland (C) – Honorable Mention

The Raiders went 8-2 in the regular season and beat Stewarts Creek in the first round of the playoffs for the program’s first ever playoff win and the 9th win in a season for the first time since 1969.

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