A Crossett lineman was selected as an All-State player, and 14 other players were selected as first and second team All-Conference.

CHS senior offensive lineman Matt Goodwin was the only athlete from Ashley County selected as an All-State football player.

“I was surprised, especially knowing some of the athletes that weren’t selected,” Goodwin said.

Goodwin said this was actually his first year to play offense, but he prefers it over the defensive line.

Goodwin is already making plans to play football at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and is excited to be joining several other former Eagles.

Goodwin said he is really going to miss his CHS teammates, but is looking forward to reuniting with some of his former teammates at UAM.

Goodwin said that he and UAM player Michael Jenkins have played football together since elementary school recreation teams, and he is excited to be teaming up again.

Coach Sonny Nason said he is really proud of Goodwin’s performance this season, saying he was a team leader.

Goodwin started every game this season, and Nason said he had 26 pancake blocks and was selected player of the game twice and offensive lineman of the game multiple times.

In addition to being named All-State, Goodwin was also named to First Team All-Conference with CHS teammates DeAndre Webb, Robert Scates, and Tyreke Caldwell, who are all seniors, and two juniors, Deuce Hall and Kantrell Williams.

On offense, Webb had 32 catches for a total of 471 yards and eight touchdowns and Scates had a 39.4 punting average.

On defense, Williams had 61 tackles, one interception and one punt return for a touchdown. Caldwell had 52 tackles, three interceptions and one fumble recovery.

Six Eagles were named to All-Conference Second Team, seniors Trent Pullin, Javonte Jones; juniors Justin Stokes and Deeraymond Herman; sophomore Lamonte Gillum; and freshman Dewayne Ashford.

Four juniors were named to Honorable Mention All-Conference. They were Kamarayn Frazier, Chris Brisby, Jaylan Lawson and Chase Rice.

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