Player of the year: Stephen Balentine, Wardlaw Academy
Coach of they year: Buddy Sorrow, Edmund Burke
|QB||Stephen Balentine||Wardlaw||Sr.||6-0/170||Ended state-title season with 11-TD game; totals: 3,198 yards, 51 combined TDs, 3 INTs|
|RB||Taylor Barrentine||Thomas Jefferson||Sr.||6-0/175||Top rusher (1,546 yards, 18 TDs) on one of area's best offensive attacks|
|RB||Matthew McElveen||Briarwood||Sr.||5-8/175||His 1,546 yards and 15 TDs helped team to eight wins and playoff berth|
|WR||Alex Sturkie||Edmund Burke||Sr.||6-1/165||Picked off seven passes and had 639 yards on offense|
|WR||Evan Wells||Augusta Christian||Sr.||6-0/175||Team captain led the Lions in receiving with 37 catches|
|WR||E.J. Bijur||Curtis Baptist||Sr.||5-8/175||Finished as school's all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards|
|OL||Boyd Lively||Edmund Burke||Sr.||6-5/240||Four-year starter was a force on both sides of the ball|
|OL||Hank Gilmore||Thomas Jefferson||Sr.||6-0/190||Graded out at better than 90 percent on offense; also booted 34 PATs|
|OL||Eric Johnson||Briarwood||Sr.||6-1/235||Four-year starter for Bucs selected all-state as a senior|
|OL||Jase LeGrand||Curtis Baptist||Jr.||5-11/230||Coach thinks lineman is a strong college prospect next year|
|OL||Torey Flowers||Edmund Burke||Sr.||6-0/200||All-region choice started every game at center for strong rushing team|
|ATH||Baylor Hanley||Wardlaw||Sr.||5-9/135||1,405 all-purpose yards and 16 TDs for state champs|
|PK||Rex Wallace||Brentwood||Sr.||6-1/160||Hit 34 of 40 PATs and five FGs|
|DL||Daniel Anderson||Brentwood||Sr.||6-2/190||Three-year defensive starter was key leader for state finalists|
|DL||Austin Dressel||Thomas Jefferson||So.||5-10/155||Led area with 16 sacks and added 1,301 yards rushing on offense|
|DL||Trey Stadler||Briarwood||Sr.||6-4/230||All-state choice made 59 solo tackles; rushed for 664 yards on offense|
|DL||Michael Watkins||Thomas Jefferson||Sr.||6-0/240||Had 50 solo tackles and was team's most powerful lineman on both sides|
|LB||Evan Wiggins||Brentwood||Jr.||5-7/160||All-state choice rushed for 1,060 yards and was three-year starter on defense|
|LB||Orry Courtney||Wardlaw||Sr.||6-0/180||Led state-title team with 14 tackles for loss|
|LB||Cole Turner||Augusta Christian||Sr.||6-2/180||His 92 tackles and 790 rushing yards led team|
|LB||Michael Taylor||Edmund Burke||So.||6-0/180||All-state choice rushed for 788 yards and had four sacks on defense|
|DB||Nick Burgamy||Brentwood||Sr.||5-10/150||All-state choice also threw for 678 yards at QB|
|DB||Caleb Harmon||Augusta Christian||Sr.||5-9/155||Shutdown cornerback also led team in yards per catch as a WR|
|DB||Tyler Rowland||Edmund Burke||Sr.||5-10/155||Opposing coaches feared this smart player; threw 5 INTs|
|P||Christian Croft||Augusta Christian||Jr.||5-11/180||Averaged 37.8 yards per boot; also key defensive back|
Augusta Christian: Fr. QB Tyler Roberson.
Brentwood: Sr. WR/DB Tucker Cobb.
Edmund Burke: So. RB/LB Clint Saxon.
Thomas Jefferson: Sr. DL Clint Williams, So. FB/LB Nick Whitmer, Jr. OL/LB Jesse Cobb, Jr. TE/DB Mason Johnson, Jr. DB David Linyard.
Wardlaw: Sr. LB Dillon Thomas, Jr. LB Jeffrey Holland, So. ATH Jordan Faust, Sr. OL/DL Evan Bell, So. OL James Brumbaugh.
NOTE: All-Area players are nominated by coaches and chosen by The Augusta Chronicle's sports staff, with consultation from coaches. Feedback: email@example.com or (706) 823-3425.