5A lineman award goes to Erwin’s Baker

Erwin defensive end Leland Baker was named the Class 5A Lineman of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. He beat out Briarwood end Walker May and Carver-Montgomery offensive lineman Brandon Moore.

Baker led his team in sacks with 12 on the year and 69 for his career. May finished the season with 13 sacks and 70 tackles.

All 14 winners of the Back of the Year and Lineman of the Year winners are finalist for the Mr. Football award.

Other ASWA award winners are:

AISA

Back: QB, Garrett Pinciotti, Bessemer Academy

Lineman: LB, Harris Gaston, Bessemer Academy

CLASS 1A

Back: RB, Demont, Buice, Gaston

Lineman: LB, Maurice Tate, Linden

CLASS 2A

Back: QB, Clint Moseley, Leroy

Lineman: DL, Amos Draper, Tanner

CLASS 3A

Back: RB, Tim Simon, Cordova

Lineman: DL, Randon Carnathan, Leeds

CLASS 4A

Back: WR, Nolen Smith, Oneonta

Lineman: LB, Tana Patrick, North Jackson

CLASS 5A

Back: QB, Tyler Caldwell, Cullman

Lineman: DE, Leland Baker, Erwin

CLASS 6A

Back: DB, Dre Kirkpatrick, Gadsden City

Lineman: DL, Quinton Dial, Clay-Chalkville