Augusta Chronicle all-area football team
From Staff Reports
Friday, December 25, 2009

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: B.J. Bostic, Jefferson County

COACH OF THEY YEAR: Jody Grooms, Lakeside

FIRST TEAM

Offense

Pos. - Name - School - Year - Ht., Wt. - Comment

QB - Terrell Brigham - Burke County - Sr. - 5-11, 185 - Another stellar season: 1,710 yards passing, 1,418 rushing, 34 total TDs

RB - Whistle Gladdin - Washington Co. - Jr. - 5-6, 155 - Undersized back punished opponents for 1,750 yards and 22 TDs

RB - Jerrel Anderson - Richmond Academy - Sr. - 5-11, 180 - Rushed for 1,251 yards rushing on only 127 attempts, caught 18 passes; 18 TDs

WR - Gary Robinson - Hephzibah - Sr. - 6-0, 180 - Furman recruit led Region 3-AAAA with 654 yards receiving on young offense

WR - Rod Hall - Laney - Jr. - 6-2, 215 - In 10 games: had 705 yards on 42 catches, many of them highlight-reel worthy

TE - Wesley Evans - Washington Co. - Jr. - 6-2, 210 - First-team All-Region 3-AAA on both sides of ball; also strong at defensive end

OL - William Dunn - Jefferson Co. - Sr. - 6-2, 280 - Captain of team and offense that totaled more than 5,000 yards

OL - Stephen Jordan - Burke Co. - Sr. - 5-10, 240 - Was part of an often unstoppable offense

OL - Chartavious Danzy - Washington Co. - Jr. - 6-1, 250 - Coach calls him "devastating blocker" on powerful running team

OL - Wes Ivie - Evans - Sr. - 6-0, 255 - Best lineman on a unit that carried team back to the playoffs

OL - Victor Moli - Glenn Hills - Jr. - 6-2, 310 - All-region choice a powerful run-blocker

ATH - B.J. Bostic - Jefferson County - Sr. - 5-11, 170 - Georgia Tech recruit had hand in 39 TDs

PK - Dustin Dekert - Hephzibah - Jr. - 5-11, 150 - Sparked playoff team with 9 FGs, 32-of-35 PATs

Defense

Pos. - Name - School - Year - Ht., Wt. - Comment

DL - Marquis Parks - Lincoln Co. - Sr. - 6-3, 265 - Created havoc along the interior for one of area's best units

DL - Chris Hartfield - Lakeside - Sr. - 6-0, 230 - Three-year starter led a strong defense with 7 sacks; added 8 rushing TDs

DL - Brandon Ketchup - Evans - Sr. - 6-4, 250 - Size, quick feet helped earn 7 TFL

LB - Bobby Liggins - Hephzibah - Sr. - 5-11, 210 - Big hitter was heart and soul of a team that nearly won school's first region title

LB - Terrell Fitts - Glenn Hills - Sr. - 6-2, 235 - Led area Georgia players in tackles (129) after moving from DB for senior season

LB - Kendal Parker - Lakeside - Sr. - 6-0, 200 - Newcomer keyed big-play defense; posted 17 TFL and 101 tackles

LB - Tavious McGahee - Lincoln Co. - Sr. - 5-11, 195 - Fierce tackler was top playmaker on a defense that paced region champs

DB - Evan Dansby - Richmond Academy - Sr. - 6-0, 180 - Teams rarely threw his way; one of his 4 INTs sealed historic playoff win

DB - Chris Owens - Hephzibah - Sr. - 6-3, 190 - Led area in interceptions (7); key member of a defense that was strength of playoff team

DB - Khadi Tshishiku - Lakeside - Sr. - 6-0, 190 - Harvard recruit picked off six passes and also made 59 tackles

DB - Dontrell Williams - Jefferson County - Sr. - 5-10, 160 - Excellent in one-on-one coverage; had 4 INTs and 70 tackles

P - Curtis Bell - Jefferson County - Sr. - 6-1, 185 - Averaged 37.1 yards per boot; team captain also picked off four passes on defense

SECOND TEAM

Offense

Pos. - Name - School - Year - Ht., Wt. - Comment

QB - Malcolm Eady - Swainsboro - Sr. - 6-0, 215 - First-team talent any other year, he had 2,925 combined yards and 32 TDs

RB - Seth Hill - Grovetown - Sr. - 5-11, 185 - Scored 17 times and rushed for 1,410 yards behind young, raw line

RB - Jonathan Finch - Evans - Sr. - 5-8, 180 - Earned second consecutive 1,000-yard season and had 14 TDs

WR - Lynquez Blair - Swainsboro - Sr. - 6-0, 175 - Special-teams standout also caught 44 passes and 9 TDs

WR - Mark Weidenaar - Lakeside - Jr. - 6-3, 185 - Lined up everywhere and accounted for 17 TDs and more than 1,000 yards

TE - Jrametries Kirksay - Washington Co. - Jr. - 6-1, 260 - Excellent blocker; caught team-best 6 TDs

OL - Tyrance Ashmore - Wash.-Wilkes - Sr. - 5-11, 220 - Leader of young team graded out at 85 percent and made 85 tackles on 'D'

OL - Trevor Jones - Greenbrier - Sr. - 6-2, 290 - Team captain graded out at 82 percent for season and made all-region

OL - Will Peebles - Jefferson County - Sr. - 6-1, 240 - Never had a bad snap, made calls for line

OL - Jon Hardy - Lakeside - Jr. - 6-4, 270 - Excellent pass blocker on a team that loved to spread out and throw

OL - Hunter Gay - Swainsboro - Sr. - 6-4, 250 - Didn't surrender a sack all year

ATH - Mar-Quon Medlock - Richmond Academy - Sr. - 5-11, 175 - Region 3-AAAA offensive player finished with nearly 2,000 yards offense

PK - Jamie Galvin - Evans - Jr. - 6-0, 170 - Showed strong improvement this season: hit 41 PATs and nine FGs, including a 47-yarder

Defense

Pos. - Name - School - Year - Ht., Wt. - Comment

DL - Frank Ivey - Warren County - Jr. - 6-1, 260 - Opponents double-teamed him all season

DL - Quame Collins - Hephzibah - Sr. - 6-2, 290 - His 71 tackles were second on the team; all-region selection from a tough 'D'

DL - Maurice Jackson - Jefferson Co. - Sr. - 6-3, 240 - Good speed for size led to 12 TFL and seven sacks

LB - Denzell Burley - Thomson - Sr. - 5-7, 210 - Led team in tackles (104) and delivered consistent effort during tough season

LB - Tavarius Washington - Burke Co. - Jr. - 6-0, 210 - Led team in tackles (122) and had 12 TFL

LB - Tyler Snead - Aquinas - Sr. - 6-0, 205 - Team MVP nearly led Irish to playoff berth with his 82 tackles

LB - Darnell Jackson - Evans - Sr. - 5-10, 180 - Knights' top defensive player finished with 117 tackles

DB - Chris Tynan - Lakeside - Sr. - 5-11, 170 - Unsung player on area's best defense had 61 tackles and 3 INT

DB - Tay Erwin - Warren County - Sr. - 5-7, 170 - Played everywhere for Devils; coach dubbed him area's "most versatile athlete"

DB - Thomas Brown - Greenbrier - So. - 6-2, 180 - All-region choice in Class AAAAA picked off four passes

DB - Martin Epps - Laney - Sr. - 5-10, 175 - All-region choice had 83 tackles and forced three fumbles

P - Joe Rizner - Evans - Sr. - 6-0, 160 - First varsity season yielded 35.6-yard average; only three of his punts were returned

THIRD TEAM

Offense

Pos. - Name - School - Year - Ht., Wt. - Comment

QB - Leo Myers - Laney - So. - 6-1, 205 - Had 1,500 yards of offense in first full season as starter

RB - Eric Scott - Wash.-Wilkes - Jr. - 5-10. 175 - Division-I recruit had 1,195 yards rushing

RB - Montavious Myricks - Glascock Co. - Jr. - 5-7, 190 - Led area Georgia players with 1,552 yards in regular season

WR - Ricky McMurtrey - Lakeside - Sr. - 5-11, 190 - Had 1,136 total yards, 15 TDs

WR - Ed Burns - Screven Co. - Sr. - 5-11, 180 - Blazing speed helped to 761 all-purpose yards

TE - Rusty Scott - Lincoln Co. - Jr. - 6-2, 205 - Two-way player was key for region champs

OL - Chris Cannon - Richmond Academy - Sr. - 6-0, 240 - Top blocker on an offense that sparked team to best season in years

OL - Josh Dickerson - Lakeside - Sr. - 6-2, 240 - Improved player had 23 knockdown blocks

OL - John Iarocci - Evans - Sr. - 6-4, 275 - Coaches lauded his improvement; helped offense earn nearly 3,000 yards rushing

OL - Mark Cosby - Warren Co. - Sr. - 6-3, 310 - Team's top lineman moved well for his size

OL - Marvon Danzie - Grovetown - Sr. - 6-4, 235 - Didn't allow a sack; had 14 TFL on defense

ATH - Zach Morris - Harlem - Sr. - 5-9, 170 - Tough QB had 1,000 yards rushing and 399 passing out of triple option

PK - Ethan LaPan - Aquinas - Sr. - 5-10, 165 - Reliable extra-point leg; booted 5 FGs

Defense

Pos. - Name - School - Year - Ht., Wt. - Comment

DL - Joe Tate - Laney - Sr. - 6-1, 255 - Led team with 8 sacks and had 2 INTs

DL - James Stallings - Westside - Sr. - 6-0, 240 - All-region choice was second on team in tackles

DL - Dominique Mingo - Grovetown - Sr. - 6-3, 205 - Teams ran away from him all season

LB - Keestan Wynn - Lincoln County - Sr. - 6-2, 225 - Key member of defense that led team to another region title

LB - Brendan Douglas - Aquinas - Fr. - 6-1, 190 - Played with talent and attitude that belied his youth: 75 tackles, 638 rushing yards

LB - Duane Heindel - Screven County - Sr. - 5-11, 185 - Team's leading tackler a year after sitting out season with neck injury

LB - Alan Marionneaux - Lakeside - Sr. - 6-1, 190 - Second-leading tackler on area's top defense

DB - Jermaine Harris - Glenn Hills - Sr. - 5-7, 175 - All-region choice made 45 solo tackles in the secondary

DB - Drek Reid - Richmond Academy - Jr. - 5-10, 175 - Made plays all over the field for Musketeers

DB - Franklin Sherman - Lincoln Co. - Sr. - 6-0, 185 - Also had 761 yards on offense as a QB

DB - Xavier Crain - Grovetown - Jr. - 5-11, 160 - Scored 9 times on offense

P - Josh Davis - Westside - Sr. - 6-2, 180 - Top all-around player played everywhere and averaged more than 35 yards per punt

HONORABLE MENTION

Aquinas: Sr. LB/RB David Mysona, So. QB Dane Anderson, Jr. ATH Brian Hill. Burke County: Jr. DL Nick Bostic. Butler: So. LB Tayari Thompson, So. FB Jeffrey Menefee. Cross Creek: Sr. DL Josh Lewis, Sr. TE Richie Crayhall. Evans: Jr. DB Glenn Cassidy, Sr. OL Andy Knight, Sr. DL Craig Garr, Jr. RB Jamerson Turner, Sr. ATH Tevin Nelson. Glascock County: Jr. LB Zach O'Connor. Glenn Hills: Sr. WR Johnathan Lord. Greenbrier: Jr. WR Ricky Wiebe, Sr. OL Kevin James, Sr. P Shawn McCain. Grovetown: Jr. LB Chris McElhaney, So. LB Corey Houck. Harlem: Sr. LB Forrest Christian, Jr. OL Hunter Hamilton, Sr. DB Tyler James, Jr. OL Zach Piorkowski. Hephzibah: Jr. DL David Johnson, Jr. DB Marlon Jones, So. OL Martin Lawson, Jr. OL/DL Cleveland Calloway. Jefferson County: Sr. DL Harvey Thomas. Josey: Jr. LB Jonathan Davis, Sr. OL Chris Bostic, Sr. TE Ross Noah. Lakeside: Jr. PK Ben Hunt, Jr. WR Ben Brooks. Laney: Sr. OL Justin Jones, Sr. LB Ronny Bonner. Lincoln County: Jr. LB Steven Morris, Jr. DT Keldrick Cunningham. Richmond Academy: Sr. OL Brandon Griswell, Jr. WR Don Quarles, Sr. OL Jarrad Quarles, Sr. LB Mark Cummings. Screven County: Jr. LB/RB Rodderick Grace. Swainsboro: Sr. LB Jaquez Washington, Sr. DB Tyson Hackett. Thomson: Sr. LB Lynwood Few. Warren County: Jr. FB Coby Reynolds, Jr. WR Cornelius Pinkston. Washington County: Sr. OL Jeremy Tillman, Sr. QB/DB Markeist Warthen. Washington-Wilkes: Sr. LB Quayshaun Spence, Jr. ATH Teverrius Jones. Westside: Sr. OL Tim Burley, Sr. DB Steven Gabriel, Sr. RB Chris Hunter.

NOTE: All-area players are nominated by coaches and chosen by The Augusta Chronicle's sports staff, with consultation from coaches. Feedback: matt.middleton@augustachronicle.com or (706) 823-3425.

From the Friday, December 25, 2009 edition of the Augusta Chronicle
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