Posted On: 04/28/21 7:00 PM

Region 7 in Class 1A is home to Appalachian, Cedar Bluff, Coosa Christian, Gaylesville, Sumiton Christian, Valley Head and Woodville.

Here are the top players from Region 7 to watch in 2021.

Jacob Gordon | 5-9 RB | Gaylesville HS

Gordon rushed for 449 yards and five touchdowns as a junior last season. Entering 2021, Gordon could become the top running back in the region.

The incoming senior has quick speed and good footwork to elude defenders and pick up a first down. He can turn any negative play into positive rushing yards in any direction on the field.

Hunter Penney | 5-10 WR | Gaylesville HS

Penney was a standout receiver for his school last season. He has good separation off the line of scrimmage and makes the defender compete for a 50/50 ball.

On the outside, Penney can elude a defender and run his route with ease. He is excellent at coming back to the ball and gaining yards after the catch.

Jacob Burleson | 6-2 QB, FS | Cedar Bluff HS

Burleson is an exceptional quarterback with solid arm strength.

The incoming senior can scramble out of the pocket to avoid pressure and can also throw on the run.


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