Finalists announced for Carr Trophy, All-SEMO Conference football team to be honored Dec. 15

Update: This story is updated to further explain the voting process for the all-conference team and the selection process for awards, correcting the number of people on the selection committee.

The finalists for the Carr Trophy and Derland Moore Award are set for the 76th Poplar Bluff Letter Club Gridiron Banquet, which will be held Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff.

Kennett running back Jordan Jarrett, Hayti quarterback Trayvon Thomas and Poplar Bluff quarterback Kannon Carr are the finalists for the Carr Trophy, presented annually since 1979 to the most outstanding player in the conference.

Finalists for the Derland Moore Award, given to the top defensive player since 2011, are Kennett lineman Latrevion Thompson, Malden linebacker Jalias Anderson and Poplar Bluff linebacker Hunter Jenkins.

The event will start at 6 p.m. with the presentation of the 2021 All-SEMO Conference teams.

No food or drink will be served at the event, which will again be taking precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Admission is $10, payable at the door.

The All-SEMO Conference team is selected by the division coaches at the end of the regular season, prior to the start of the playoffs. Coaches may not vote for their own players.

Awards are presented to the players that led each division in scoring, the top linemen and coaches of the year, which are also selected by the division coaches.

Jackson, New Madrid Central and Hayti will be presented their conference championship plaques.

The SEMO Football Officials Association will present a Sportsmanship Award to a team selected by area referees.

The Sam Giambelluca Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented to an individual for their service and dedication to area high school sports. Giambelluca started the Gridiron Banquet as a high school student and organized it for well over 60 years, inviting players from the entire region to Poplar Bluff. Past banquets featured speakers, including Don Faurot, Joe Garagolia, Dan Devine, Chuck Fairbanks, Jay Randolph, Frank Beamer and others.

The Carr Trophy and Derland Moore Awards are selected by a nine-member committee composed of area high school football officials.

The Carr Trophy is named in honor of E.E. “Bus” Carr who was one of the early members of the Poplar Bluff Letter Club, a sports announcer for radio station KWOC and inducted into the Poplar Bluff Sports Hall of Fame and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Only one member of the selection committee is a member of the Poplar Bluff Letter Club.

Kannon Carr, who is not related to E.E. Carr, is a 6-foot-1, 180-pound senior quarterback for the 7-4 Poplar Bluff Mules. During the regular season, he threw for 2,216 yards, 659 more than any other North Division player at the time of the voting, with 19 touchdown passes while running for seven more scores and 210 yards, averaging 4.8 per attempt.

Poplar Bluff’s last Carr Trophy winner was Stan Revelle in 2000.

Jordan Jarrett, a 6-2, 180-pound senior running back for 8-3 Kennett, ran for 1,232 yards and 22 touchdown, averaging 8.8 yards per carry during the regular season. He also caught nine passes for 122 yards, including two for touchdowns.

Jarrett was also a finalist for the award last year and is seeking to become Kennett’s first Carr Trophy winner since Randy Miller in 1985.

Trayvon Thomas, a 6-2, 190-pound senior quarterback for 12-1 Hayti, threw for 1,571 yards and 27 touchdowns during the regular season, completing 66% of his attempts. He also ran for 874 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging 11.9 yards per attempt.

Hayti’s last Carr Trophy winner was Ivory Winters in 2018.

Last year, Connor Tollison became the first offensive lineman to win the award and ninth player from Jackson.

The Derland Moore Award was first presented to the top defensive player in the conference in 2011 and is named in honor of the Poplar Bluff native who was an All-American defensive lineman at Oklahoma and for 14 seasons in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints.

Jalias Anderson, a 6-2, 185-pound senior linebacker for Malden, ended the regular season with 125 total tackles, including 95 solo stops, with two sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception in 7 1/2 games.

Anderson is seeking to become Malden’s first Derland Moore Award winner.

Hunter Jenkins, a 5-10, 165-pound senior linebacker for Poplar Bluff, had 134 total tackles during the regular season, including 70 solo and nine for a loss, with four sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumbles recovered and an interception.

Poplar Bluff players have won the Derland Moore Award twice with Steven Haley in 2015 the last.

Latrevion Thompson, a 6-2, 205-pound senior linemen for Kennett, ended the regular season with 113 tackles, including 43 for a loss and 18 sacks, with four forced fumbles, four fumbles recovered, nine passes broken up and scored a defensive touchdown.

Thompson is seeking to become Kennett’s first Derland Moore Award winner.

Last year, Jackson’s Bryce Norman won the award.


Here’s the list for the first-team all-conference selections as picked by the coaches in each division:


QB — Kannon Carr, Poplar Bluff, sr., 6-1, 180.
RB — Tony Williams, Jackson, jr., 5-11, 210.
RB — Kaesen McClain, Farmington, fr., 5-8, 170.
WR — Kannen Turley, Jackson, sr., 6-0, 190.
WR — CJ Posey, Sikeston, sr., 6-1, 165.
WR — Nic Brumitt, Poplar Bluf, sr., 6-0, 170.
TE — Jake Bishop, Farmington, sr., 6-2, 175.
AT — Drew Felker, Farmington, sr., 5-10, 160.
OL — Ashton Flinn, Jackson, sr., 6-4, 290.
OL — Tanner Raines, Jackson, sr., 6-4, 255.
OL — Liam Bryant, Jackson, sr., 6-0, 265.
OL — Marshall Murphy, Farmington, sr., 5-7, 240.
OL — Jaden Oyler, Farmington, sr., 6-2, 230.
K — Logan Bruns, Jackson, sr., 6-0, 185.
DL — Tony Terry, Jackson, jr., 6-3, 250.
DL — Cam Harris, Cape Central, sr., 6-3, 230.
DL — Kayson King, Poplar Bluff, jr., 6-0, 275.
LB — Jacob Farrow, Jackson, sr., 5-11, 195.
LB — Griffin Horman, Jackson, jr., 5-10, 185.
LB — Trace Sullivan, Sikeston, jr., 5-11, 195.
LB — Brady Cook, Farmington, sr., 5-8, 165.
LB — Hunter Jenkins, Poplar Bluff, sr., 5-10, 165.
DB — Flint Gilliams, Jackson, sr., 6-2, 175.
DB — Clayton McClard, Cape Central, jr., 5-6, 155.
DB — Drew Felker, Farmington, sr., 5-10, 160.
DB — Chris Matlock, Poplar Bluff, jr., 5-8, 150.
P — Jake Bishop, Farmington, sr., 6-2, 175.
COACH: Brent Eckley, Jackson

QB — Matt Riley, New Madrid Central, sr., 6-2, 185.
QB — Josh Alday, Dexter, sr., 6-0, 195.
RB — Corvel Williams, New Madrid Central, sr., 5-9, 160.
RB — Jordan Jarrett, Kennett, sr., 6-2, 180.
WR — Marcelous Phillips, New Madrid Central, sr., 6-5, 188.
WR — Shamar Williamson, New Madrid Central, sr., 6-0, 165.
WR — Jermonte Alexander, Caruthersville, fr., 5-10, 160.
TE — Luke Emmons, Doniphan, soph., 6-0, 200.
AT — Tanner Pierce, Kennett, jr., 6-2, 180.
OL — Jamian Golden, New Madrid Central, sr., 6-3, 245.
OL — Terrance Cranford, New Madrid Central, sr., 5-11, 260.
OL — Latrevion Thompson, Kennett, sr., 6-2, 205.
OL — Kewon Hopkins, Kennett, sr., 6-1, 240.
OL — Harrison Pennington, Dexter, sr., 5-11, 200.
K — Nolan Czerwonka, Doniphan, sr., 5-9, 164.
DL — Jamian Golden, New Madrid Central, sr., 6-3, 245.
DL — Latrevion Thompson, Kennett, sr., 6-2, 205.
DL — Ayden Tidd, Kennett, sr., 6-5, 200.
DL — Carter Pennington, Dexter, sr., 5-9, 160.
LB — Adrian Smith, New Madrid Central, sr., 6-0, 180.
LB — Alonzo Rios, Doniphan, sr., 5-11, 170.
LB — Zhamius Smith, Caruthersville, sr., 6-2, 235.
LB — Lucas Alday, Dexter, sr., 6-0, 230.
DB — Ken King, New Madrid Central, 5-10, 180.
DB — Jay Thomas Williams, Kennett, sr., 6-0, 175.
DB — JD Burton, Doniphan, jr., 5-11, 156.
DB — Camden Riley, Dexter, sr., 5-10, 150.
P — Tanner Pierce, Kennett, jr., 6-2, 180.
COACH: Tyler Fullhart, New Madrid Central

QB — Trayvon Thomas, Hayti, sr., 6-2, 190.
RB — Quintral Clay, Hayti, jr., 5-11, 170.
RB — Reece Eftink, Kelly, soph., 6-3, 185.
RB — Jamarion Smith, Portageville, soph., 6-11, 165.
WR — Elijah Burnett, Hayti, jr., 5-8, 165.
WR — Logan Speakman, Scott City, sr., 6-4, 195.
WR — Alex Winsor, Portageville, sr., 5-10, 165.
TE — Trey Benthal, Portageville, jr., 6-1, 210.
AT — Mark Panagos, Scott City, soph., 6-0, 185.
OL — Duke Hubbard, Hayti, jr., 6-1, 265.
OL — Chayse Tapp, Malden, jr., 6-3, 295.
OL — Conner Johnson, Kelly, sr., 6-0, 220.
OL — Landon Pullam, Scott City, sr., 6-8, 292.
OL — Cody Adams, Scott City, sr., 6-6, 255.
K — Ty Powers, Kelly, sr., 5-9, 165.
DL — Treavion Barber, Hayti, jr., 6-0, 175.
DL — Brandon Rowe, Hayti, sr., 6-2, 225.
DL — Dillon Donley, Scott City, jr., 6-1, 215.
DL — Kolton Spies, Chaffee, sr., 6-6, 240.
LB — Quintral Clay, Hayti, jr. 5-11, 170.
LB — Dequavion Gorman, jr., 5-9, 170.
LB — Jalias Anderson, Malden, 6-2, 185.
LB — Mason Adams, Portageville, 5-11, 165.
DB — Eddie Pirtle, Hayti, sr., 6-0, 170.
DB — Ty Powers, Kelly, sr., 5-9, 165.
DB — Logan Speakman, Scott City, sr., 6-4, 195.
DB — Alex Winsor, Portageville, sr., 5-10, 165.
P — none.
COACH: Dominique Robinson, Hayti



2020Connor Tollison, Jackson
2019Jimmy May, Scott City
2018Ivory Winters, Hayti
2017Cooper Callis, Jackson
2016Kway'chon Chisom, Cape Central
2015Al Young, Cape Central
2014Dante Vandeven, Jackson
2013Darrell Monroe, Caruthersville
2012Romello McCoy, Malden
2011Elbie Fonda, Caruthersville
2010Trey Lewis, Sikeston
2009Juqualin Wiggins, Sikeston
2008M.C. Williams, East Prairie
2007Matt Lang, Jackson^
2006Kendrickus Reed, Caruthersville
2005Alex Becker, Dexter
2004Adam Cecil, Caruthersville
2003Jimmy Jackson, Caruthersville
2002Matt Burnett, Dexter
2001Mario Whitney, Jackson
2000Stan Revelle, Poplar Bluff
1999Ricky Smith, New Madrid
1998Frank McGinty, Cape Central
1997Devree Flint, Jackson
1996Glen Brunke, Jackson
1995Nathan Norman, Jackson
1994Rodney Kennedy, Poplar Bluff
1993Britt Mirgaux, Scott City
1992Joe Thomas, Portageville
1991Raphael ‘Tiger’ Boyd, Sikeston
1990Travis Clark, Cape Central
1989Lamont Frazier, Charleston
1988Carlos Cain, New Madrid
1987Earl Wheeler, Dexter
1986Earl Wheeler, Dexter
1985Randy Miller, Kennett
1984Allen Gilmore, Poplar Bluff
1983Jimmy Gladney, Poplar Bluff
1982Boris Whiteside, Kennett
1981Dennis Sievers, Jackson
1980Undra Lane, Sikeston
1979Kip Hamby, Cape Central


2020Bryce Norman, Jackson
2019Adrian Stevenson, Hayti
2018Corbin Strong, Dexter
2017Jeremy Tucker, Charleston
2016Josh Stinnett, Sikeston
2015Steven Haley, Poplar Bluff
2014Preston Hobeck, Jackson
2013Jacob Sliger, Poplar Bluff
2012Blake Flannigan, Sikeston
2011Roper Garrett, Farmington

Officials' Sportsmanship Award

2020Cape Central
2013New Madrid
2012East Prairie
2011New Madrid Central
2010Cape Central
2004Poplar Bluff


2020Carl Gross
2019Jerry Dement
2018Terry Kitchen
2017Charlie Vickery
2016Bruce Thomas
2015Dale Gaebler
2014John Muench
2013Al Jackson
2012Terry Glenzy
2011Bob Sink
2010Herb Marshall, Dennis Quertermous
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