S.C. All-Area team
From Staff
Sunday, December 27, 2009

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Loranzo Hammonds, North Augusta

COACH OF THE YEAR: Dwayne Garrick, Williston-Elko



QBLoranzo HammondsNorth AugustaJr.6-0/190Offensive output included: 2,315 yards passing, 1,016 yards rushing, 44 TDs
RBKendric SalleyWilliston-ElkoSo.5-9/175Led all area players with 1,958 yards rushing and 29 TDs
RBJeremy RobinsonMidland ValleySr.5-9/195Shrugged off injuries to rush for 1,027 yards and scored 14 total TDs
WRMatt HazelNorth AugustaSr.6-2/185Shrine Bowl choice led area with 1,193 yards receiving, 18 TDs
WRDexter StaleyWilliston-ElkoJr.6-3/220Huge recruit next season scored 26 TDs; can play multiple positions
TEDeMarcus LawrenceSilver BluffSr.6-3/225North-South all-star selection had 118 yards receiving; also 10 tackles for loss on 'D'
OLCharles ColemanNorth AugustaSr.6-4/240North-South all-star choice moves well for a lineman; graded out at 96 percent
OLChris MimsSilver BluffSr.5-8/240Top lineman on a strong offensive team
OLBryan HaddenMidland ValleySr.6-2/295Shrine Bowl lineman helped Mustangs to another successful year
OLDoug BaldwinSouth AikenSr.6-2/220Physical player strong on both lines
OLJonathan WilliamsStrom ThurmondSr.6-4/240North-South all-star selection
ATHMarquett CarrMidland ValleySr.6-1/185Moved to QB this season and responded with 1,376 yards and 14 TDs
PKKyle MackeySilver BluffSr.5-9/205Hit 50 of his 52 PATs and eight field goals


DLDevon JohnsonAikenJr.6-4/219Led Hornets in sacks; opposing teams had to know where he lined up
DLOctavius BrownStrom ThurmondJr.6-0/275Had 14 tackles for loss despite being double-teamed most of season
DLAlex CarlMidland ValleySr.6-2/215Intensity helped all-region choice to 24 sacks/tackles for loss
LBL.J. PerryNorth AugustaSr.5-10/195Finished with 8 tackles for loss and 4 INTs
LBMontel HughesNorth AugustaSr.6-0/190Team defensive MVP led Yellow Jackets in tackles (130) again
LBTavaughn GainesSilver BluffSr.5-9/200Three-year starter led Bulldogs in tackles his final season
LBCordes PressleyMidland ValleySr.5-9/188Moved to defensive side of ball and led area in tackles (153)
LBMarcelis ThompsonStrom ThurmondSr.5-10/185Had 102 tackles, 9 TFL and blocked six kicks
DBCam AlstonNorth AugustaSr.6-2/180Three-year starter was a fierce hitter in the secondary
DBKendall RogersSilver BluffJr.5-11/145Hard hitter also picked off seven passes
DBJaylon MyersNorth AugustaJr.6-1/180His six interceptions were most any player has ever had under coach Dan Pippin
PCullen RhodenStrom ThurmondSo.5-10/210Averaged more than 41 yards a boot



QBTamyn GarrickWilliston-ElkoJr.6-3/185Tossed 27 TDs and 2 INTs for state champs
RBRobert GreenSilver BluffSr.5-9/165Had 1,077 total yards and 19 TDs to lead Bulldogs' offense
RBNick WilliamsonStrom ThurmondSr.5-11/180Rebels' top playmaker had 1,124 rushing yards and 17 total TDs
RBChris JohnsonSouth AikenSr.5-10/190Leading rusher for playoff team performed well against region competition
WRJessie PernellNorth AugustaJr.6-1/170Not bad numbers opposite Hazel: 478 yards receiving
WRTrevante RobinsonFox CreekSo.6-1/175Second among S.C. area school in receiving during the regular season (694 yards)
OLPace AndersonNorth AugustaSr.6-2/220Important blocker on one of best offenses in the area graded out at 85 percent
OLJoel AntleyMidland ValleySr.5-11/215Two-year starter had 24 pancake blocks
OLJames GoreSouth AikenSr.6-5/205Size helped clear space for wishbone attack
OLDrew FairchildAikenSr.5-1/195One of few veterans on young offense
OLAndrew SmithNorth AugustaJr.6-2/210Important blocker on one of best offenses in the area graded out at 86 percent
ATHRaleigh YeldellStrom ThurmondSo.5-11/175QB piloted team to region title with 1,692 yards total offense, 15 TDs
PKJordan HolmesMidland ValleySr.5-9/130Hit all 34 of his PATs and added four FGs


DLEmeka OkaforNorth AugustaSr.6-1/180Smart player led team in sacks (8) and also had 91 tackles
DLJimmy HolmesSilver BluffSo.5-11/235Tallied 6 tackles for loss and three sacks
DLMax KizerMidland ValleySr.5-10/275All-region choice was three-year starter
LBTony StepneyStrom ThurmondJr.6-0/205Missed two games with injury and still had 101 tackles and 9 tackles for loss
LBMarcus BatesWilliston-ElkoJr.6-0/210Tough player led state champs in tackles (162)
LBMarty WilliamsFox CreekSo.6-1/195Coach thinks he has D-I potential; had 49 tackles and more than 1,000 yards on offense
LBWesley MeyerMidland ValleySr.6-1/180Had 11 tackles for loss among 91 total tackles
DBDeikory WilliamsStrom ThurmondSr.6-1/175Three-year starter picked off four passes
DBColby CarterBarnwellSr.5-7/165Started in the secondary and also had more than 1,700 yards rushing
DBRick GriffinNorth AugustaSr.5-10/180Two-year captain made 98 tackles in secondary as a senior
DBQuantel MackWilliston-ElkoSr.5-10/170North-South all-star selection caught 27 passes on offense
PBen DonathSouth AikenSr.5-10/160Handled place-kicking and punting duties for Thoroughbreds


Aiken: Jr. P/PK Alex Hamrick, Sr. QB Billy Vickers, Sr. RB Aubrey Johnson. Blackville-Hilda: Jr. QB Chris Kearse. Fox Creek: Jr. ATH Aaron Walker, Jr. OL/DL Ash Ergle. Midland Valley: Sr. DB Rod Sims, Jr. DB Tevin Nuckles, Sr. LB Tyler Steelman, Sr. LB Darian Curry. North Augusta: Sr. DL Brandon Bright, Jr. DL Ricky Cervantes. Ridge Spring-Monetta: Jr. FB Malcolm Harris, Sr. P Judson Fox. Silver Bluff: So. RB A.J. Washington, So. ATH Cordrea Tankersley, Sr. QB Austin Pollock, Jr. LB Jalen Simpkins, So. LB Rekem McCorkle. South Aiken: Sr. FB Reggie Bailey, Sr. DB Deon Williams. Williston-Elko: Jr. DL Andrew Williams.

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 Sunday, December 27, 2009 edition of the Augusta Chronicle


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