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Pee, Major named finalists for ASWA awards


Sardis running back Toby Pee, left, and Piedmont linebacker Jamie Major are finalists for two of the top awards given by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. (Photo by Gadsden Times | File)


The Alabama Sports Writers Association named its Back and Lineman of the Year finalists Friday.

Sardis running back Toby Pee was a finalist for the Class 4A Back of the Year award, while Piedmont’s Jamie Major was a finalist for the Class 3A Lineman of the Year.

The award will be given Jan. 16 at the ASWA’s Player of the Year banquet in Montgomery, where this year’s Mr. Football also will be announced.

Pee was on the list along with Madison County’s Jordan Chunn and Oneonta’s Alvin Scott. Pee rushed 247 times for 1,829 yards — a 7.4 yard per carry average — and scored 31 touchdowns. He added eight more touchdowns either on the receiving or passing end.

His biggest competition for the award likely is Chunn, who totalled nearly 2,900 yards — 2,229 yards of which came on the ground — and scored 43 touchdowns his senior season. He led Madison County to the program’s first state semifinal.

Scott helped lead Oneonta to its second straight 4A state championship appearance at wide receiver.

He caught 72 passes for 1,158 yards and scored 27 total touchdowns.

Major, a linebacker, just earned his third straight selection to the 3A, All-State team. He had 135 tackles — nine stops for a loss — and five sacks to go along with six

pass break-ups during his senior season.

Major joined Midfield’s Torrandine Harris and Dale County’s Jamarious Henderson as finalists.

Harris, a senior defensive lineman, had 67 tackles with 22 sacks, five fumbles recovered and two interceptions.

Henderson is just a sophomore but had a big season for Dale County. He made 117 tackles, including 25 for losses, and recorded 16 sacks. He forced two fumbles, recovering one for a touchdown.