South Carolina All-Area team

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FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Pos. Player Ht./Wt. Yr. School Comment

QB Javon Brown 5-11/165 Sr. Strom Thurmond Followed Hillary brothers with 1,084 yards passing, 972 yards rushing

RB Tidy Johnson 5-10/190 Sr. North Augusta Area-best 286 carries; 1,819 rushing yards despite late-season injury

RB Joe Thomas 6-0/195 Sr. Blackville-Hilda Area-best 1,976 rushing yards; scored 194 total points

WR Matt Hazel 6-2/180 Jr. North Augusta His 848 receiving yards led the entire area

WR Dexter Staley 6-2/230 So. Williston-Elko Major 2011 prospect accounted for 20 TDs; 15 sacks on defense

TE Hudson Smith 6-1/222 Sr. Aiken Versatile North-South All-Star choice stood out wherever he played

OL Brian Chisholm 6-2/295 Sr. Blackville-Hilda Three-year starter at tackle helped open up lanes for Thomas

OL JerQuari Schofield 6-6/296 Sr. South Aiken Shrine Bowl choice verbally committed to Tennessee

OL Charles Coleman 6-4/240 Jr. North Augusta Great feet; might project as a TE on the next level

OL Tristan Bellamy 6-3/280 Sr. Strom Thurmond Team's top lineman had 47 knockdown blocks

OL Bryan Hadden 6-2/295 Jr. Midland Valley All-region selection will be a top prospect next season

ATH Maurice Brown 5-10/185 Sr. Strom Thurmond Only player to regularly start both ways; scored 25 TDs

DEFENSE

Pos. Player Ht./Wt. Yr. School Comment

DL Jimmy Stallings 6-3/230 Jr. North Augusta Made103 tackles even though he played along the line

DL Kaleb Broome 6-6/284 Sr. Aiken Colossal size clogged middle; also opened up holes on offense

DL Michael Poole 6-2/205 Sr. South Aiken Two-time all-region choice had 94 tackles

LB Tra'ves Bush 5-10/170 Sr. Strom Thurmond Heart of one of the state's best defenses; 172 tackles

LB L.J. Perry 6-0/185 Jr. North Augusta Exceptional athlete might have been team's best LB; 91 tackles

LB Kendrick Garnett 6-0/181 Sr. Silver Bluff Team's top all-around player had 10 tackles for loss; 741 yards rushing

LB Brett Johnson 6-2/205 Sr. North Augusta Division-I talent shook off injuries to record 100 tackles

DB Jesse Scott 5-10/190 Sr. Midland Valley North-South All-Star selection was region player of the year; playmaker on both sides of the ball

DB Champ Merriweather 5-6/155 Sr. Strom Thurmond Teams rarely threw his way; still had 4 INTs

DB Demetrius Washington 5-10/168 Sr. Aiken Two-way threat for 9-3 Hornets

DB Cam Alston 6-2/185 Jr. North Augusta Aggressive; great run-supporter

SPECIAL TEAMS

Pos. Player Ht./Wt. Yr. School Comment

PK Kyle Mackey 5-9/185 Jr. Silver Bluff Went 39 of 40 on extra points; hit seven field goals

P Ren Fell 5-11/150 Sr. Strom Thurmond Averaged area-best 41.6 yards per punt

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

Pos. Player Ht./Wt. Yr. School Comment

QB Cameron Epting 5-11/185 Sr. Midland Valley 1,824 yards total offense; no INTs in final 10 games

RB Colby Carter 5-11/195 Jr. Barnwell His 1,815 yards would have earned first-team spot almost any other year

RB Josh Epps 6-1/190 Sr. Williston-Elko North-South selection rushed for 1,317 yards for state runners-up

WR Marquett Carr 6-0/181 Jr. Midland Valley Logged second-most snaps behind Scott; 333 yards receiving

WR Troy Johnson 6-3/202 Jr. Fox Creek Coach thinks he could be school's first D-I talent; 5 TD catches

TE Jackson Cooper 603/205 Sr. Williston-Elko Had 125 yards receiving for high-powered offense

OL Carlos Barnes 6-1/190 Sr. Silver Bluff Top lineman on run-first unit

OL Pace Anderson 6-2/225 Jr. North Augusta Helped open up holes for Johnson; graded out at 75 percent

OL Andrew Allen 6-1/250 Sr. Aiken One of the top linemen that always seemed to meet the challenge

OL Brian Smith 5-11/180 Sr. Fox Creek Best lineman on team that challenged for playoff berth for first time

OL Blake Stikeleather 5-10/232 Sr. Silver Bluff Two-year starter for region champs

ATH Denzell Washington 5-8/180 Sr. South Aiken Rushed for 1,119 yards; totaled 17 TDs

DEFENSE

Pos. Player Ht./Wt. Yr. School Comment

DL Shamel Harley 6-1/205 Jr. Williston-Elko Had 10 sacks among 18 tackles for loss

DL Mike Jeffcoat 6-0/262 Sr. Aiken Team's top pass-rusher

DL Andrae Williams 6-2/220 So. Williston-Elko Made 10 tackles for loss on state runners-up defense

LB Dominique Robinson 6-1/200 Sr. Midland Valley Had 127 tackles, 9 tackles for loss a year after knee surgery

LB Jerron Porphy 5-9/200 Sr. RS-Monetta Recorded six sacks and 5 INTs; 17 TDs on offense

LB Cord Butler 6-0/215 Sr. Strom Thurmond 71 tackles, including six for loss on area's best 'D'

LB Kevin Butler 5-10/165 Sr. Midland Valley Two-time all-region selection had 94 tackles this year

DB Jamal Beal 5-9/163 Sr. Silver Bluff Three-year starter picked off four passes; 29 tackles

DB Mekell Price 5-10/175 Sr. Midland Valley Two-time all-region choice was big hitter in secondary

DB Jessie Dukes 6-2/170 Jr. Blackville-Hilda Team-high 4 INTs for region champs

DB Quantel Mack 5-10/175 Jr. Williston-Elko 22 tackles in the secondary; also 273 yards, 4 TDs receiving

SPECIAL TEAMS

Pos. Player Ht./Wt. Yr. School Comment

PK Brandon Watkins 6-0/135 Sr. Midland Valley Missed only three extra points (32 of 35)

P Ben Donath 5-10/160 Jr. South Aiken Punted 50 times for 36.6 average

HONORABLE MENTION

Aiken: Sr. QB/DB Kessler Scott, Sr. LB Hunter Scott, Sr. RB Cortez Abney. Blackville-Hilda: So. RB Jamel Dukes, Sr. OL DeCarlos Johnson, Sr. LB Roosevelt Hutto. Fox Creek: Sr. LB/RB Taylor Bishop, Sr. QB/DB Cole Wasden. Midland Valley: Jr. DL Alex Carl, Sr. OL Kyle King, Sr. OL Justin Spradley. North Augusta: Jr. LB Montel Hughes, Sr. DB Dante Calhoun. Ridge Spring-Monetta: So. LB Mark Cook. Silver Bluff: Sr. LB Bradley Allen, Jr. QB Austin Pollock, Jr. RB Kiki Anderson, Sr. DL Tyler Roberts. South Aiken: Jr. DB Deon Williams. Strom Thurmond: Sr. ATH Dylan Durham. Williston-Elko: Sr. OL Bruce Meade, Sr. LB John Staley, So. LB Marcus Bates.

The following school did not return the provided nomination form: Wagener-Salley.

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hawks_wife 12/26/08 - 03:35 pm
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Congratulations North Augusta

Congratulations North Augusta High for having seven players selected for the South Carolina All-Area first team. Great job boys...can't wait to cheer you on next year!!!!

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sctex 12/27/08 - 06:26 am
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Go

Go Yellowjackets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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tdc 12/29/08 - 09:12 pm
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troy johnson needs to

troy johnson needs to transfer to strom thurmond from fox creek....better competition, more exposure, bigger school with tradition and he will feel a lot better after the games!

transfer troy! transfer troy! transfer troy!

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