Originally created 01/07/01

Independent all-area football team



FIRST TEAMOFFENSE[filtered word]....Player...Ht....Wt....Yr....School...Comment...
QB...Eric Elsener...6-3...193...Sr....Thomas Jefferson...Passed for 1,214 yards with no interceptions...

RB...Thomas Battle...6-0...185...Sr....Thomas Jefferson...Rushed for 1,357 yards, 18 TD, led team to state title...

RB...Joel Whinghter...6-1...195...Jr....Augusta Christian ...Rushed for 2,465 yards, 23 TDs; excellent speed...

RB...Ben Joiner...5-10...180...Jr....Edmund Burke...Key member of offense that led team to state finals...

FB...Paul Thomas...5-8...160...Jr....Thomas Jefferson...Rushed for more than 1,000 yards, strong runner...

WR...Will Bryan...So....5-11...154...Wardlaw...One of area's top receivers, good quickness...

OL...John Usry...6-3...290...Jr....Briarwood...Excellent size, could dominate line of scrimmage...

OL...Charles Wills...6-0...200...Sr....Briarwood...Excellent run blocker; also was top-notch DL...

OL...Daniel Martin...6-4...290...Sr....Edmund Burke ...Helped explosive offense make it to Class AA state finals...

OL...James Mashburn...6-3...295...Sr....John Hancock...Good size and offensive leader of young team...

OL...Rob Fuqua...6-0...285...Sr....Augusta Christian...Possibly best OL in GISA...

ATH...Jarrod Hutchings...6-0...175...Jr....Brentwood...Excellent running back, also dangerous kickoff returner...

K...Josh Otis...5-10...170...Sr....Thomas Jefferson...Connected on 38-of-44 extra points for state champs...

DEFENSE[filtered word]....Player...Ht....Wt....Yr....School...Comment...
DL...Daniel Tanner...6-1...190...Sr....Thomas Jefferson...Impact player for Jaguars...

DL...J.P. Allen...Sr....5-10...162...Wardlaw...Very fast, registered 27 sacks on season...

DL...Kevin Molony...5-11...155...So....Wardlaw...Versatile athlete, can play anywhere on field...

LB...Ben Avant...5-9...170...Fr....John Hancock...All-state, all-area as a freshman...

LB...Robert Jones...6-0...180...Sr....Thomas Jefferson ...192 total tackles, 16 QB sacks; may be best LB in state...

LB...Glenn Brown...6-2...200...Sr....Augusta Christian...Recorded more than 100 tackles despite being double-teamed...

LB...Robert Taylor...6-3...180...Jr....Briarwood...74 tackles, three caused fumbles, good all-around player...

DB...Pat Autry...5-11...175...Sr....Wardlaw...Solid player with good speed and quickness...

DB...Michael Daniels...5-8...160...Sr....Brentwood...Intercepted 7 passes, 119 tackles; also was team's QB...

DB...Stephen Durrence...5-11...185...Sr....Edmund Burke...Dangerous player who helped team to state finals...

DB...Jason Wheeler...5-10...175...Sr....John Hancock...Versatile athlete who also was team QB...

DB...Bryce Hawes...5-9...165...Jr....Briarwood...Two-way standout, 61 tackles; also rushed for 1,163 yards...

P...Andrew Cromer...6-1...190...Sr....Augusta Christian...Very versatile, also was QB...

Player of Year: Joel Whinghter, Augusta Christian

Coach of Year: Chuck Wimberly, Thomas Jefferson

HONORABLE MENTION

Augusta Christian: Mike Shealy; Edmund Burke: David Shaw; Wardlaw: Dustin Major, Joe Cook, Tyler Lyons, Mark Deason, Matthew Cummins, Taylor Major, Ben Brezeale, Adam Courtney.