Originally created 12/25/96

'96 prep football South Carolina All-Area Team



South Carolina All-Area Team

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First Team

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Offense
Player Ht Wt Yr. School Comment
QB Damein Bowman 5-11 180 Sr. Thurmond Leader of area's best offense.
RB Corey Cartledge 6-1 190 Sr. McCormick Area's leading rusher with nearly 2,100 yards.
RB Sherman Scott 6-0 195 Sr. B-Leesville Over 4,000 yards rushing the past two years.
RB Ryght Jordan 6-0 195 Sr. Thurmond Area's fastest player. 10 TDs in playoffs.
WR Leonard Cyrus 6-4 187 So. RS-Monetta All-state after 33 catches, 654 yards, 6 TDs.
TE T.J. Watkins 6-5 225 Sr. N. Augusta Great hands, feet and strength. Good blocker, receiver.
OL Jason Cox 6-6 315 Sr. Thurmond Second-best player to Reynolds in the area in 1996.
OL Neely Page 6-4 280 Sr. Aiken Paced area's best offensive line.
OL Michus Bridges 6-1 275 Sr. All-Fairfax North-South selection; all-region.
OL Anthony Fail 6-1 300 Sr. Mid. Valley Selected to all-Region 4-AAA team.
OL Hiram Brown 6-1 275 Sr. All-Fairfax Region 6-AA lineman of the year.
K Scott Bradford 5-10 160 Sr. Aiken Long kickoffs and consistent on extra points and FGs.
P Mike Abrams 6-4 225 Sr. Aiken Led area in punting. Virginia wants him.
Defense
Player Ht Wt Yr. School Comment
DB Antonio Anderson 6-0 170 Sr. Aiken Great man-to-man defender. Also good WR.
DB Antoine Anderson 6-0 170 Sr. Aiken Like twin brother, good defender. Excellent on KRs.
DB Charles Tanksley 5-8 155 Jr. Silver Bluff Best Bulldog cover man since Corey Chavous.
DB Chris Lincoln 5-8 165 Sr. Silver Bluff One of team's top tacklers and leading rusher.
DL Chancey Gilchrist 6-4 250 Sr. Thurmond An absolute monster at defensive end.
DL Asinia Knight 6-2 220 Sr. Thurmond Teamed with Knight to form area's best DE duo.
DL Rukhan Hamilton 6-2 220 Sr. Aiken Part of defense that led area with five shutouts.
DL Derric Barrett 5-11 200 Sr. Williston-Elko Class A Def. player of year; led area with 15 sacks.
DL Anthony Taylor 6-1 225 Sr. Barnwell Younger brother of Henry and Nikia Taylor.
LB Jamal Reynolds 6-4 240 Sr. Aiken Area's top player w/speed, size, strength, intelligence.
LB Kenneth Harney 6-2 220 Jr. A-Fairfax Tigers' best prospect since Raymond Priester.
LB Joe Morgan 5-11 200 Sr. Thurmond Plays with great passion for the game.
LB Jason Williams 6-2 200 Sr. Black-Hilda Third in area in QB sacks with 12.
AP Louis Mackie 5-10 180 Sr. N. Augusta Led area in all-purpose yards with nearly 2,500 yards.

Second Team

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OFFENSE
QB??Matt Wilson, senior, North Augusta
RB??Dameon Dugar, junior, Thurmond
RB??Alex Bryant, senior, Williston-Elko
RB??Kenyatta Stackhouse, senior, Blackville-Hilda
WR??Jeff Toney, senior, Williston-Elko
WR??Pat Burgess, senior, Batesburg-Leesville
TE??Jimmy Brown, junior, Barnwell
OL??Eric Gambrell, senior, Batesburg-Leesville
OL??Matt Whingter, senior, Silver Bluff
OL??Rob Randall, senior, Wagener-Salley
OL??Travis Bush, senior, Silver Bluff
OL??Steven Williams, senior, Blackville-Hilda
K??Jose Navaro, sophomore, Thurmond
P??Tyler Dean, junior, Barnwell
DEFENSE
DB??Joe Brown, senior, Barnwell
DB??Zay Brown, senior, Midland Valley
DB??Marcus Robinson, sophomore, Barnwell
DB??Derrich Tyler, junior, AikenDL??Chris East, senior, Aiken
DL??Jonathan Pitts, junior, Midland Valley
DL??Keith Jones, senior, Barnwell
DL??Leroy Collier, junior, Thurmond
LB??Ron Thomas, senior, Aiken
LB??Johnny Wier, senior, Barnwell
LB??Tellex Lanham, junior, Thurmond
LB??Tyrone Baskett, senior, North Augusta
AP??Eddie Isham, senior, Allendale-Fairfax

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Honorable Mention

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Offense

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Quarterbacks??Brandon Dean, Aiken; Brian Johnson, Allendale-Fairfax; Anthony Neal, Barnwell; Terrence Cook, Batesburg-Leesville; Marcus Walker, Blackville-Hilda; Patrick Moody, Silver Bluff; Brad Soper, Ridge Spring-Monetta; Ernest Parker, Williston-Elko. Running Backs??Moris Flowers, Allendale-Fairfax; Rogers Dunbar, Barnwell; Bobby Whitt, Batesburg-Leesville; Nathaniel Mahoney, Silver Bluff; Jules Corley, Silver Bluff; James Marion, Aiken; Tancey Richardson, Silver Bluff; Ben Samuels, Wagener-Salley. Wide Receivers/Tight Ends??Bruce Hill, Silver Bluff; Josh Yonce, Strom Thurmond; Gage Creasy, Thurmond; Manuel Stroman, South Aiken; Joe Maiden, North Augusta; Marco Floyd, North Augusta; Torrey Murray, McCormick. Offensive linemen??Eugene Settles, Aiken; Patrick Headen, Midland Valley; Henry Priester, Allendale-Fairfax; Shirrod Washington, Ridge Spring-Monetta; Len Clamp, Williston-Elko; Tyris Milhouse, Wagener-Salley; Michael Hargrove, Thurmond; Bobby Kornaus, Thurmond; Travis Harris, Thurmond; Louis Morris, South Aiken; Trey Sharpe, South Aiken; Greg Roberts, Barnwell; Brandon Middleton, McCormick. Punters??Brandon Kelly, Midland Valley; Bo McCullough, South Aiken. KickersChris Garrick, Barnwell.

Defense

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Defensive Backs??Recardo Broadwater, Thurmond; Tony Hillary, Strom Thurmond; Donyell Edwards, Thurmond; Dwayne Johnson, Midland Valley; Pat Sapp, Aiken; Ben Yon, Wagener-Salley; Mikal Jones, Midland Valley. Linebackers??Terrence Hammond, Wagener-Salley; Michael Holder, Wagener-Salley; Brian Nappier, Midland Valley; Maurice Miles, Ridge Spring-Monetta; Alan Dicks, Williston-Elko; T.J. Simmons, South Aiken.; Korey Morton, McCormick. Defensive Linemen?? Dameon Davis, Aiken; Bruce Hill, Silver Bluff; Keith Williams, Williston-Elko; Melvin Smalls, Williston-Elko; Erwin McCain, Strom Thurmond; Bryan Mealing, Thurmond; Reggie Walker, Allendale-Fairfax; Rod Quarles, McCormick; Wallace Middleton, McCormick; Rico Morgan, McCormick.

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