Area players make Best Under the Sun football team

Friday, February 5, 2016

Poinsett County had three football players picked to the annual edition of the Best Under The Sun football team. Trumann's Cade Gartman, Harrisburg's Walker Hammond and Marked Tree's D'Angelo Griffin were all selected.

Gartman, a sophomore, was a work horse in the backfield for the Trumann Wildcats this past season. While rushing for 1543 yards while scoring 15 touchdowns Gartman also caught 13 passes for 207 yards and had a kickoff return for a touchdown. On defense Gartman recorded 62.5 tackles from his linebacker spot.

Hammond was a leader on both sides of ball during is senior season for the Harrisburg Hornets. Hammond saw time on the offensive line at tight end and at fullback in the backfield. Hammond delivered some punishing blocks and was no easy tackle when he carried the ball. On the defensive side, Hammond played defensive end and linebacker for the Hornets. He finished the year with 98 tackles, 18 tackles for a loss and five sacks. He also caused four fumble and had one fumble recovery.

Griffin rushed for 1182 yards and 17 touchdowns for the Marked Tree Indians this past season. Griffin averaged almost 33 yards a punt as the teams' punter. Griffin was also a threat as receiver after playing that position last and returned punts and kicks for the Indians.

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