Hutton, Harris, Joe Clay also make all-state
By Steve Bowman
Editor, The Brentwood Spirit
Jacob Clay leads a list of eight Brentwood High School football players who won postseason honors for their play during the 2015 season. He and teammates Brian Hutton, Joe Clay and Justice Harris were named both all-state and all-district.
The other four honored were Demetrius Graves, Skylar Sappington and Kaylon Jenkins on offense and Corey Carroll on defense.
The selections were voted on by football coaches last week.
Clay, a senior running back, was voted by coaches to both the all-state first team and the all-district first team. He’s been all-state before but last year he was voted to the second team and the year before to the third team. As a senior he was No. 1 in the St. Louis area in scoring (268 points), No. 2 in rushing (1,971 yards) and No. 3 in total yards (2,129). He averaged 24 points and 179 yards rushing per game.
Senior Brian Hutton was named to the all-state second team and all-district first team as a defensive lineman. He led the St. Louis area in quarterback sacks in 2015, with 19, and was No. 2 in fumble recoveries, with five.
Sophomore defensive back Joe Clay rebounded from knee surgery to be third team all-state and first team all-district. He led the Eagles in tackling, with 132 tackles and assists, 12th best in the St. Louis area.
Junior tight end Justice Harris received an all-state honorable mention and is first team all-district. He was Brentwood’s most prolific receiver.
All-state, Class 2:
Jacob Clay, senior, first team, running back
Brian Hutton, senior, second team, defensive lineman
Joe Clay, sophomore, third team, defensive back
Justice Harris, junior, honorable mention, tight end
First team all-District 5:
Jacob Clay, running back
Justice Harris, tight end
Brian Hutton, defensive lineman
Joe Clay, defensive back
Second team all-District 5:
Corey Carroll, senior, defensive back
Demetrius Graves, senior, offensive lineman
Kaylon Jenkins, junior, running back
Skylar Sappington, junior, quarterback