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All-region teams: Thomson dominates awards, first-team in 3-AAAA


Player of the year: Michael Thomas: Thomson, Sr.

Offensive players of the year: Jesse Marshall, Cross Creek, Sr.; Damari Kelly, Burke County, Jr.

Defensive players of the year: Malik Clark, Baldwin, Sr.; Jalen Brown, Richmond Academy, Sr.; Zack Johnson, Thomson, Sr.

Athlete of the year: Christian Tutt, Thomson, Jr.

Special teams player of the year: David Ardrey, Richmond Academy, Sr.

Coach of the year: Rob Ridings, Thomson

First-team offense

QB - Mills Ridings, Thomson, Jr.

RB - Darris Ford, Cross Creek, Sr.

RB - Adonis Appleberry, Richmond Academy, Sr.

RB - Bubba Murray, Thomson, So.

WR - Quantavious Wilson, Burke County, Sr.

WR - Keldrick Bell, Baldwin, Jr.

WR - J.T. Thomas, Thomson, Sr.

WR - Trey Parker, Thomson, Sr.

HB/TE - Will Roberts, Thomson, Sr.

OL - Jacolby Davis, Baldwin, Sr.

OL - Tavarius Jones, Thomson, Sr.

OL - Juwan Cheatham, Thomson, Sr.

OL - Donovan Williams, Thomson, Jr.

OL - Benji Brown, Burke County, Sr.

OL - Cameron Barnes, Richmond Academy, Sr.

OL - Shemar Dixon, Cross Creek, Jr.

PK - Dakota Gergen, Thomson, Sr.

Honorable mention: Thomson: Kobe Walker, Davon Crockett. Richmond Academy: Jamari Cato, Justin Thomas, Malik Knowles, Cordarius Scott, Clydell White. Burke County: Jacoby Roberson, Cameron Holmes, Bill Knight. Baldwin: Marquis Warren, Jatavious Harris, Zaahir Salahuddin. Hephzibah: Drew Kilpatrick, Joshua Davis, E'shawn Mayes, Tavion Johnson, Ronald Coleman. Cross Creek: Tyler Godley, David Overton, Chavez Jenkins.

First-team defense

DL - Myles Simon, Burke County, Jr.

DL - Edward Faaui, Richmond Academy, Sr.

DL - Ty'bell Kelly, Cross Creek, Sr.

DL - Emmanuel McDuffie, Cross Creek, Jr.

DL - Anthony Larkins, Thomson, Jr.

DL - Quinon Thomas, Baldwin, Sr.

LB - Ty Christian Henry, Baldwin, Sr.

LB - Artest Banks, Thomson, Jr.

LB - Xzavious Lewis, Thomson, Jr.

LB - Terry Bland, Richmond Academy, Jr.

LB - Troy Hamilton, Cross Creek, Sr.

DB - Kenyatta Brown, Cross Creek, Sr.

DB - Cail Jackson, Burke County, Sr.

DB - Jacorey Crawford, Thomson, Jr.

DB - Ali Gilbert, Burke County, Sr.

DB - Jelon Hilton, Cross Creek, Sr.

P - Jefferson Hodge, Hephzibah, Jr.

Honorable mention: Thomson: Don'tavious Rivers, Tre'bias Jones, Quatrell Hunt, Tyrese Jones, Devin Randall. Richmond Academy: Britavious Garcia, Cameron Hughes, Dontavian Stephens, Kameron Mitchell. Burke County: Jhanile Jones, Ja'michael Dukes, Tyreke Washington. Baldwin: Kenneth Smith, Aaron Kelsey, Donte Justice, Kevin Hill, Milton Adams, Christopher Hurst, Jaylyn Battle. Hephzibah: Eddie Mayes. Cross Creek: Brandon Lee, Caleb Evans, Charles Fields.

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