The Quitman football program recently wrapped up a 2018 campaign that saw them partake in their first state playoff game since 2016, finishing 6-5 overall and in fifth place in the 2A-5 Conference. A total of seven Bulldog players were recently named either to the All-State or All-Conference teams, including seniors Trey Lovelady, David Alvarez, Isaac Clemmons, Seth Haynes, Darian Boyce, junior Spencer Sipes and sophomore Holden Martin.
Lovelady turned in an All-State and All-Conference season that saw him rack up big numbers on both sides of the football, hauling in 59 receptions for 656 yards and seven touchdowns, also accumulating a team-high 110 tackles with three sacks and four forced fumbles.
Alvarez, playing in his first season of senior high football, notched All-Conference honors after catching 28 passes for 436 yards and seven touchdowns, collecting 35 tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries on the defensive end.
Clemmons added 41 receptions for 560 yards and three touchdowns to his career resume, picking two interceptions and three fumble recoveries in his final season, resulting in an All-Conference nod.
Haynes’ All-Conference year finished to the tune of 72 tackles, two interceptions and three fumble recoveries for the team, also reeling in 22 passes for 384 yards and eight touchdowns.
Sipes put together an All-Conference campaign of great runs after converting 169 carries into 803 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground, piecing together 25 tackles, two forced fumbles and two sacks.
In his first year at the helm of the quarterback position, Martin scorched opposing defenses in his All-Conference outing for 2,002 passing yards and 18 touchdowns on 154 completions, also using his speed to get into the end zone for five rushing touchdowns.
Sipes and Martin will return in 2019 for their senior and junior seasons, respectively, as the program will look to continue to build under second-year head coach DJ Marrs.