Originally created 12/25/96

Independent All-Area Team



Player Ht Wt Yr. School Comment

OL/DL

Brad Barnette

6-0

220

Sr.

Briarwood

Leading offensive lineman; added 73 tackles

FB/LB

Lemuel Brooks

6-1

175

Sr.

Briarwood

FB had 767 yds. rushing; 112 tackles.

WR/LB

Rance Bryan

6-1

175

So.

Wardlaw

21 receptions; 71 total tackles.

LB/FB

Aaron Cobb

6-0

205

Jr.

Brentwood

78 tackles, 2 INTs.

OL/DL

Eric Grimes

6-3

240

Sr.

John Hancock

Graded 85 percent; 142 tackles

RB

James Hitchcock

6-1

165

Sr.

Brentwood

1,160 yards, 237 carries.

AP

Robbie Hudson

5-11

205

Sr.

John Hancock

690 yds. rush.; 77 tackles at LB ; 40.6 punting.

QB

Matt Maggard

6-2

190

Sr.

Aug. Christian

Threw for 724 yards, 46-for-101.

DB

Doug Moore

6-0

180

Sr.

Aug. Christian

Team's leading tackler with 78, with 2sacks.

RB

Marcus Peterson

6-0

185

Sr.

Aug. Christian

1,148 yards rushing.

LB/QB

Laith Reagin

5-6

165

Sr.

John Hancock

74 tackles; threw for 1,241 yards.

OL/DL

Cliff Richards

6-4

230

Sr.

Aug. Christian

Led Lions line on both sides of ball.

OL/DL

Chris Singley

6-0

185

Sr.

John Hancock

Graded 90% at center; added 70 tackles.

QB/DB

Beau Thigpen

6-0

170

Sr.

Briarwood

Threw for 820 yards; ran for 280.

RB/LB

Brad Thigpen

5-9

190

Sr.

Briarwood

Rushed for 1,937 yards, 7,246 career.

LB

Josh Veal

5-11

200

Sr.

Brentwood

85 tackles in just eight games.

TE/DE

Keith Webster

6-1

180

Sr.

John Hancock

Caught 16 passes for 310 yards, great blocker.

WR/DB

Chris Wheeler

6-1

180

Jr.

John Hancock

Led state in receiving.

OL/DL

Nathan Williams

6-1

218

Sr.

Briarwood

All-state selection key for Bucs running game.

OL/DL

Wilburn Womack

5-11

200

Sr.

Brentwood

Led Eagles linemen with 57 tackles.

RB

Ross Zittrourer

5-10

165

Jr.

E. Burke

Rushed for over 1,000 second straight year.