Luke Brantley

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Chattooga Senior Luke Brantley

Chattooga senior, football player and academic scholar Luke Brantley has been chosen as first team all state by the Georgia Sports Writers Association as an offensive lineman. Brantley  earned an honorable mention title in the recent Atlanta Journal Constitution Class AA All-State Football team listing for his work as an offensive lineman. Brantley played Offensive and Defensive line for the Indians. Chattooga Coach Brad Waggoner stated, "We are very excited for Luke in being selected First Team All-State by the Georgia Sports Writers as an offensive lineman and also for earning an honorable mention on the All-State team by the AJC. His work ethic and his commitment to our program paid off for him and he is what our Chattooga Football program is all about. In addition to being a great athlete, Luke is a 4.0 student who will be attending the Air Force Academy on a football scholarship. We are very proud of him."

 Signing Day: 22 area players sign letters of intentby Staff

Pepperell’s Dakota Ball signs to play football with the University of Alabama Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. Joining him are grandmother Montaine Ball (front from left), parents Lynn and Phillip Ball, and brother Elijah. Assistant coaches (back from left) Joey Mathis, Joe Knight, principal Phil Ray, brother Cameron Ball, assistant coach Judson Cox, and head coach Jeff Shiflett. (Daniel Varnado

As is normally the case, National Signing Day featured a frenzy of excitement -- for players and fans.

That was true on the local level, as 22 athletes from Greater Rome finalized their college choices and signed letters of intent.

Pepperell's Dakota Ball and Calhoun's Adam Griffith were among the headliners, with both signing with Alabama.

Four local players signed to play football for the Air Force Academy. Those players are: Trent Frix and Reed Allen from Calhoun, Zach Chubb from Cedartown and Luke Brantley from Chattooga.

Two local players, Chattoga's Nathan Schuster and Trion's Trevor Flannigan, signed to play football with Georgia State University.

Read more: PrepCentralOnline - Sports News, Events, Scores and Videos - Signing Day 22 area players sign letters of intent






Barrett Gouger    Feb 1, 2012 11:09 AM


National Signing Day

National Signing Day: 2012

Posted: Feb 01, 2012 1:34 AM EST Updated: Feb 02, 2012 1:15 AM EST

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A school-record nine Calhoun players signed college scholarships after the Yellow Jackets won the Georgia AA state title.  Calhoun kicker Adam Griffith was feeling Bear Bryant's vibe as he signed with reigning BCS national champ Alabama.

Cleveland quarterback Chad Voytik followed through on a long-time commitment to sign with Pittsburgh.

Bradley Central's James Stovall was one of four area players to choose military academies, signing with Navy.

Red Bank defensive end Keionta Davis, who missed his senior season with a knee injury, gets emotional while accepting an offer from UTC.


(WRCB) - Dozens of Chattanooga-area athletes made their college choice official Wednesday when they signed national letters of intent as part of the NCAA's annual National Signing Day.

Calhoun headlined the local contingent with a school-record nine player signing scholarship papers, headlined by all-American placekicker and University of Alabama signee Adam Griffith.

"I never dreamed of getting letters from big schools like that when I came here and started kicking in eighth grade," said Griffith, who grew up in an orphanage in Poland. "When I first saw them and first started getting phone calls, it was just so exciting. It made me work even harder.

"Now they told me when I go down there if I just do what I do, I may have a chance to start, so I'm really looking forward to it." 

Linebacker Alex Kirby stayed close to home by signing with Chattanooga. Calhoun coaches described the 6-foot, all-state defender as "the biggest steal of this senior class."

"I really didn't have a lot of schools looking at me because of my height, but Chattanooga stuck with me the whole way," Kirby said. "Just knowing they're really young and will progress even more as they go along, that really got me interested.

"I also was able to develop a great relationship with their coaches, and the facilities are very nice."

Five Yellow Jackets signed with West Georgia, which happens to be Calhoun coach Hal Lamb's alma mater. Defensive end Reed Allen and long snapper Trent Frix both signed to play at the Air Force Academy, giving Calhoun four Division I recruits.

"Both my granddads served, one in the Army and one in the Air Force," said Allen, who committed to the Falcons a year ago. "They've been a big impact in my life, and just to see the men they've become, I know I want to be like that.

"I know it will be tough, but I'm really excited about it and I'm ready to serve my country."

Bradley Central's James Stovall continued the area's military theme by signing with the Naval Academy. The all-state wideout originally committed to UTC, but reconsidered once Navy finally offered in early January.

"I knew it was for me. Once they offered me, I knew it was where I wanted to go," said Stovall, who signed alongside Bradley Central teammates and Tusculum recruits Justin Houston and Patrick Benson. "My mom and dad helped me make the decision, and with them having a military background it really influenced me to follow that path.

"When you look at all the opportunities it will give me, I just thought there was no way I could pass it up."

In all, four of the Chattanooga area's seven Football Bowl Subdivision signees chose to continue their careers at service academies. Chattooga's Luke Brantley also signed with Air Force.

Behind Calhoun's nine-player haul, Ooltewah's six-player celebration was the next largest local class from one school. The Owls had three players sign FCS scholarship offers: Mikhail Creech (Austin Peay), T.J. Warren (Furman) and Jay Rudwall (Tennessee Tech), and three more (Matt Sealor, James Stone, Drew Manning) accept offers from Carson-Newman.

"Growing up I always wanted to play college football, but at times I thought I didn't have the talent," Warren said. "I just kept working hard, kept practicing and never gave up. It certainly paid off today."

Warren joined McCallie offensive lineman Tye Youngblood in turning down an offer from the hometown Mocs to sign with an opposing Southern Conference program. Youngblood inked a letter of intent for Wofford.

Red Bank defensive end Keionta Davis offered up signing day's standout moment to start the day.

Once a highly-sought recruit, Davis missed his entire senior season with a knee injury. The offers and interest dried up outside of contact with nearby UTC, and Davis couldn't hide his emotions Wednesday when accepting an offer from the Mocs.

"It was so hard not playing and having to watch my team this last year. I'm just ready to go out there and play to the best of my abilities for UTC," Davis said while holding back tears. "This has been a really long time coming. I'm just so happy... that I finally get to play in college."

While Davis is getting a second chance, Signal Mountain running back Tim McClendon is excited about a fresh start. After being declared ineligible by the TSSAA in a ruling that left the defending state champion Eagles out of the postseason, McClendon signed scholarship papers to play junior college ball at the College of the Sequoias in California.

"This is a huge reward moment for me. Right now I feel like my heart's about to bust open because I'm so happy about everything," said McClendon, who signed alongside his Signal Mountain teammate and Tusculum recruit Zack Bowman. "I'm not worrying about the past anymore. I'm focused on the future.

"I'm going to get out there, do some work, hopefully get good grades and find a way to play Division I football down the road. That's my dream."

The biggest names of the day were Cleveland all-American Chad Voytik and Baylor all-state lineman Barrett Gouger. Both followed through on long-time commitments to sign with BCS-conference programs in Vandy and Pittsburg.

"It wasn't really Vanderbilt from the start, but when I took my visits I liked it a lot more," said Gouger, a three-star recruit. "I obviously like the education, and they're really starting to build something there. I wanted to be a part of that." 

Voytik signed with Pitt despite the Panthers' recent coaching change.

"It wasn't the coaching staff that was the reason I went there. It played a part, but I wanted to follow through on my commitment," the four-star recruit said. "They had everything I wanted academically and athletically, so it was always an easy decision."




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Chattooga’s Luke Brantley

Chattooga’s Luke Brantley signed a letter of intent to play football at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.) principal Jeff Martin, head coach Brad Waggoner and superintendent Jimmy Lenderman.






National Signing Day Update   By Darrell Patterson
02/01/2012 6:47 PM


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Big Signing Day for Area Football Stars

Wednesday, February 1 was National Signing Day... the first day high school seniors could sign letters of intent to play college football.

Here's a list of local players who signed:….

Chattooga:   Luke Brantley- Air Force




Updated Class AA Commitments

Posted: 1/14/2012 4:12 PM    Updated Class AA Commitments 

ALBANY – 2   Roscoe Byrd – U.A.B. Jontavius Morris – U.A.B.

BROOKS COUNTY – 1  Chris Jones – Georgia State

BUFORD – 12   Vadal Alexander – Louisiana State  Dequan Clark – Georgia Southern Ryan Dillard – Yale   Reid Ferguson – Louisiana State    Kurt Freitag – Alabama  Paris Head – Vanderbilt   

Robert Hill – Chattanooga   Andre Johnson – Georgia Southern   Dillon Lee – Alabama    Rick Legrant – Charlotte    C.J. Moore – Virginia    Nathan Staub – North Carolina

CALHOUN – 7   Reed Allen – Air Force   Trent Frix – Air Force   Adam Griffith – Alabama    Tyler King – West Georgia    

Alex Kirby – Chattanooga    Ben Lamb – West Georgia    Chase Rierson – West Georgia

CALLAWAY – 1  Ricky Parks – Auburn

CARVER-COLUMBUS – 2   Deion Bonner – Tennessee     Darius Williams – Idaho State

CHATTOOGA – 2  Luke Brantley – Air Force    Nathan Schuster – Georgia State

COOK – 1   Travin Henry – Georgia Tech



National Signing Day: Local area sees 22 athletes put pen to paper, Chubb signs with Air Force

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Front row, dad Henry Chubb, Zach Chubb, mom Lavelle Chubb. Back row, sister Neidra Chubb and brother Nick Chubb.

As is normally the case, National Signing Day featured a frenzy of excitement -- for players and fans.

That was true on the local level, as 22 athletes from Greater Rome finalized their college choices and signed letters of intent.

Pepperell's Dakota Ball and Calhoun's Adam Griffith were among the headliners, with both signing with Alabama.

Four local players signed to play football for the Air Force Academy. Those players are: Trent Frix and Reed Allen from Calhoun, Zach Chubb from Cedartown and Luke Brantley from Chattooga.

Two local players, Chattoga's Nathan Schuster and Trion's Trevor Flannigan, signed to play football with Georgia State University.



Chattanooga area players pick academies and service

Monday, January 30, 2012

Less than two months ago Reed Allen was celebrating with his Calhoun High School football teammates in the Georgia Dome, teenagers in the prime of their lives cutting loose after winning a state championship.

Five months from now the 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive lineman will be alone in a wilderness, wearing combat fatigues and learning about survival. High school football and all its glory will seem like a lifetime ago.

Allen is one of four Chattanooga-area football players headed to a military academy this summer. Allen, Calhoun teammate Trent Frix and Chattooga lineman Luke Brantley have been accepted into the Air Force Academy, while Bradley Central receiver James Stovall will enter the Naval Academy.

Each knows a nine-year commitment awaits if he chooses to stick it out.

Allen's family has a military background, and he did not take the decision lightly.

"You commit for nine years, so that is something that takes a lot of consideration," he said. "I talked to my parents about what I wanted to do with my life, and so many careers open up when you go to a school like that, and I like having those options. It's so much more than about playing football, but the football is great. It's a Division I [FBS] program that's had a lot of success.

"Really, after looking at everything, I just couldn't refuse."

Allen was so enamored with the idea that he became a recruiter, enticing Frix to go with him for an unofficial visit to Colorado Springs. Once there, the linebacker/long snapper and his family were sold as well.

"It's a great opportunity to get a great education and play football at the D-I level," Frix said. "And when you get through you get to serve your country.

"When we went for the visit, it was incredible. The place is so beautiful and the athletic facilities are incredible. We went to the Air Force/Army game, and when it was over I knew where I wanted to go. My parents were sold on it because they saw how much I loved it."

Football, education, opportunity. The great majority of student-athletes headed off to major college programs this summer have cited those three factors as keys to their decisions. Most will immediately enter training camp, where they will be whipped into shape and prepared for the coming season.

While others are training for the sweltering days of camp, military football newbies will be in the middle of the most physically and mentally challenging time of their lives. For 38 days they will endure long runs in heavy gear, combat and survival training and the constant pressure of their superiors to prove themselves.

If they make it through basic training, the players then enter football training camp. There is no redshirt season for acclimation to college life. Once classes start, there are no athletically geared courses of education.

Cadets and midshipmen take full courses in subjects such as physics and engineering. What free time they have will be spent either studying or recuperating.

It will be, according to the man who recruits the Chattanooga area for the Air Force, a defining time in their lives.

"That first year is a shock, no doubt," Air Force assistant coach and Georgia native Clay Hendrix said. "Football is tough enough on this level, but when you add the Academy requirements, it's certainly difficult. For the first three months they will be questioning themselves, but we don't recruit a player that doesn't have high character or discipline. Once they get through that initial shock, they realize what a great opportunity they've been given."

Part of Hendrix's job is to prepare a recruit for what's coming, but he highly recommends the player talk to somebody who has been through the process. Allen and Frix did just that with Scott Peeples, who now lives in Los Angeles and works for the Air Force as an engineer. The Dalton High School graduate told them he lost about 40 pounds during basic training and held back nothing when discussing what is expected of a new recruit.

"You need to talk to somebody that's been there," Allen said, "And Scott Peeples was very honest about his experience. Trent and I both went to talk to him, and he explained what it was like to be a new recruit and football player. I also talked to a guy who went to Calhoun, Glen Moyer, who did not play football. He went into detail about basic training and what's expected.

"Then there are my granddads. One went in the Army, the other the Air Force. Neither went to an academy, but they talked about serving and the responsibility we have. My mom's dad is pretty old school. He believes every kid should go through basic training when they graduate high school. I think I did my homework and I'm ready."

Will Healy thought he was prepared when the former Boyd-Buchanan quarterback went to Colorado Springs for his initiation into the military life. He was wrong. Healy wanted desperately to play Division I football, so much so that he put that above everything. He soon realized his priorities were all wrong.

"I wasn't ready for it," said Healy, who transferred to Richmond and now is an assistant coach at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. "It totally caught me off guard. Because I had no military background in my family or friends, the moment I stepped off the bus in Colorado Springs I knew I was in for something I hadn't anticipated.

"When I went for my visit, they didn't talk much about basic training. All I could think of was the D-I football, the packed stadium and the money they can get for you when you're out. It's an unbelievable education with intriguing career opportunities. But I was more interested in the football side of it, and you can't do that. You have to ask yourself how big a part do you want the military to be in your life. If you can answer positively, then it's for you."

According to Healy's advice, Allen is on the right track. He wants to play big-time football, but he insists he won't lose sight of why he's there. He wants to become a doctor, but if that doesn't work out he's open to exploring fields such as engineering, business or even becoming a pilot.

Allen also believes he's ready for the coming challenges.

"They're going to try to make you quit, because they're going to invest a lot of money in you [if you don't]," he said. "From what I've been told, if you can handle the mind games you'll be all right. Of course, I'll probably at some point wonder what I'm doing out here. I've never quit on anything in my life, so I have no doubt I'll stick it out."



Georgia High School All-State Football Teams

Posted: December 24, 2011 - 8:07pm  |  Updated: December 25, 2011 - 1:03am



First- and second-team selections

All-Classification Player of the Year: Robert Nkemdiche, Grayson, Jr.


Offensive Player of the Year: Tyren Jones, Walton

Defensive Player of the Year: Darius English, McEachern

Coach of the Year: Mickey Conn, Grayson

First Team


QB Jonquel Dawson, M.L. King, Sr., 5-10, 185

RB Tyren Jones, Walton, Jr., 5-10, 190

RB Mike Davis, Stephenson, Sr., 5-10, 195

WR Blake Tibbs, M.L. King, Sr., 6-1, 170

WR Charlie Hegedus, Lassiter, Sr., 6-3, 197

TE Ty Smith, Colquitt County, Sr., 6-3, 220

OL Josh Outlaw, M.L. King, Jr., 6-4, 290

OL Brandon Kublanow, Walton, Jr., 6-3, 295

OL Fred Zerblis, Grayson, Sr., 6-2, 298

OL Bryce Giddens, Colquitt County, Sr., 6-0, 265

OL Jackson Buonamia, Brookwood, Sr., 6-3, 280

K Oscar Luna, Colquitt County, Sr., 5-9, 200

ATH Anthony Jennings, Marietta, Jr., 6-1, 190


DL Jarontay Jones, Stephenson, Sr., 6-3, 245

DL Robert Nkemdiche, Grayson, Jr., 6-4, 270

DL Darius English, McEachern, Sr., 6-6, 225

DL Kendarius Whitehead, M.L. King, Sr., 6-4, 210

LB Josh Harvey-Clemons, Lowndes, Sr., 6-4, 207

LB Trey Johnson, Central Gwinnett, Jr., 6-1, 215

LB Raphael Kirby, Stephenson, Sr., 6-2, 218

LB John Silas, Hillgrove, Sr., 6-0, 220

DB Anthony Autry, Norcross, Sr., 6-2, 172

DB Zack Blaylock, Walton, Sr., 6-0, 190

DB Kyle Fleetwood, Stephenson, Sr., 6-0, 200

DB Deondre Singleton, Archer, Jr., 5-11, 170

P Connor Rouleau, Peachtree Ridge, Jr., 6-0, 205

RET J.J. Green, Camden County, Jr., 5-9, 170

Second Team


QB Eddie Printz, Lassiter, Jr., 6-3, 200

RB Kenyan Drake, Hillgrove, Sr., 6-1, 198

RB Chris Beck, South Cobb, Sr., 6-1, 190

WR Malachi Jones, Central Gwinnett, Sr., 6-1, 185

WR Amba Etta-Tawo, McEachern, Sr., 6-3, 175

WR Carlos Burse, Alpharetta, Jr., 6-3, 207

OL Harrison Davis, Walton, Sr., 6-3, 255

OL Andrew Marshall, West Forsyth, Soph., 6-5, 270

OL Najee Daniels, Stephenson, Sr., 6-2, 275

OL Alex Stoehr, North Gwinnett, Jr., 6-0, 275

OL A.J. Ruechel, Mill Creek, Sr., 6-2, 250

K Nicolas St. Germain, McEachern, Sr., 5-10, 175

ATH Jake Wieczorek, West Forsyth, Jr., 6-0, 185


DL Justin Alabi, North Gwinnett, Sr., 6-1, 215

DL Vincent Hollerman, Camden County, Sr., 6-2, 226

DL Michael Wakefield, Valdosta, Sr., 6-3, 225

DL Jack Banda, Grayson, Jr., 6-2, 200

LB Justin Brooks, Walton, Sr., 6-0, 200

LB Dyante Neal, North Cobb, Sr., 5-8, 164

LB Wayne Gallman, Grayson, Jr., 6-3, 195

LB Tyrique Brown, Newton, Sr., 6-1, 180

DB Kasey Gaines, Grayson, Jr., 5-9, 160

DB Alvin Hill, Luella, Sr., 5-10, 180

DB Daron Blaylock, Walton, Sr., 6-1, 210

DB Kene Orjioke, Lassiter, Sr., 6-4, 217

P Jimmy Hutchinson, Harrison, Jr., 6-3, 175

RET Jamal Thomas, South Cobb, Sr., 5-9, 165


Offensive Player of the Year: Kevin Ellison, Habersham Central

Defensive Player of the Year: Jermaine Hough, Lovejoy

Coach of the Year: Bryan Way, Warner Robins

First Team


QB Kanler Coker, Flowery Branch, Sr., 6-4, 215

RB Travis Custis, Lovejoy, Jr., 6-0, 210

RB SHADRACH THORNTON, Liberty County, Sr., 6-1, 203

WR Myles Everett, Pope, Sr., 5-10, 165

WR Andrej Suttles, East Paulding, Sr., 5-11, 185

TE Larry Jefferson, Banneker, Sr., 6-3, 215

OL Nick Brigham, Marist, Sr., 6-4, 260

OL Jeremi Hall, Tri-Cities, Jr., 6-4, 335

OL D.J. Williams, Northside-Warner Robins, Sr., 6-4, 290

OL Jamal Covington, Lovejoy, Sr., 6-3, 295

OL Greg Farms, Warner Robins, Sr., 6-6, 320

K Austin Hardin, Marist, Sr., 5-11, 195

ATH Kevin Ellison, Habersham Central, Sr., 6-1, 180


DL Jordan Jenkins, Harris County, Sr., 6-3, 255

DL Ryan Watson, Heritage-Conyers, Sr., 6-3, 240

DL Josh Dawson, Tucker, Sr., 6-4, 225

DL Shamai Wilburn, Bainbridge, Sr., 5-10, 244

LB Trey Payne, Northside-Warner Robins, Jr., 6-2, 215

LB Jacob Sealand, Tucker, Sr., 6-1, 220

LB Nathaniel Norwood, Lovejoy, Jr., 6-0, 225

LB Jordan Chambers, Kell, Sr., 5-11, 220

DB Rico McWilliams, Lovejoy, Sr., 6-1, 190

DB Jalen Rountree, Warner Robins, Sr., 6-0, 175

DB Josh Holsey, Creekside, Sr., 5-10, 173

DB Jermaine Hough, Lovejoy, Jr., 5-10, 185

P Jacob Rizner, Evans, Jr., 6-3, 180

RET Yusuf Minor, Tucker, Jr., 5-8, 160

Second Team


QB Holland Frost, Pope, Sr., 5-11, 190

RB Quenshaun Watson, Clarke Central, Sr., 5-9, 175

RB Alex Lakes, Northgate, Sr., 6-0, 205

WR Riley Davis, Creekview, Sr., 6-1, 180

WR Keshun Hill, Northside-Warner Robins, Jr., 5-11, 180

WR Casey Osborne, Flowery Branch, Sr., 6-3, 195

OL Taylor Benchoff, Ware County, Sr., 6-4, 290

OL Freddie Burden, Statesboro, Sr., 6-3, 295

OL Dominique Threatt, Tri-Cities, Jr., 6-4, 330

OL Damon Sprouse, Southwest DeKalb, Sr., 6-5, 280

OL Jibrin Linge, Sprayberry, Sr., 6-3, 315

K Blake Butler, Chapel Hill, Sr., 5-10, 140

ATH Adam Choice, Thomas County Central, Soph., 5-10, 200


DL Darian Small, Dutchtown, Sr., 6-2, 285

DL Josh Chester, Northside-Warner Robins, Sr., 6-1, 285

DL Damarcus Hamilton, South Paulding, Sr., 6-0, 280

DL Marcus Adams, Tri-Cities, Jr., 6-0, 270

LB Chase Alford, Heritage-Conyers, Jr., 6-2, 225

LB Elliott Berry, Creekside, Soph., 6-1, 200

LB James Dean, Glynn Academy, Sr., 6-1, 195

LB Jacob Allen, Flowery Branch, Jr., 6-2, 225

DB Chaz Elder, Banneker, Sr., 6-2, 185

DB Will Johnson, Chattahoochee, Sr., 5-11, 180

DB Brandon Langley, Kell, Jr., 6-1, 186

DB Justin Mincey, Southwest DeKalb, Jr., 6-2, 205

P Christopher Hernandez, Tri-Cities, Jr., 5-10, 200

RET Devon Edwards, Alcovy, Sr., 5-10, 178


Offensive Player of the Year: DeShaun Watson, Gainesville

Defensive Player of the Year: Reuben Foster, Troup

Coach of the Year: Eric Parker, Burke County

First Team


QB DeShaun Watson, Gainesville, Soph., 6-3, 185

RB Miles Jones, Allatoona, Sr., 5-10, 205

RB Chaz Thornton, Stephens County, Jr., 5-7, 168

WR Demarcus Robinson, Peach County, Jr., 6-1, 215

WR Jaquay Williams, Sandy Creek, Sr., 6-4, 191

TE Zach Gordon, Carrollton, Sr., 6-4, 235

OL Will Adams, Sandy Creek, Sr., 6-7, 275

OL Brandon Greene, Cedar Grove, Sr., 6-6, 295

OL James Mills, St. Pius X, Sr., 6-3, 335

OL Brandon Wiggins, Peach County, Sr., 6-2, 200

OL Malcolm Aldridge, Burke County, Sr., 6-5, 290

K Jordan Vann, Troup, Sr., 6-3, 210

ATH Chris Moody, Henry County, Sr., 6-1, 200


DL Tevin McCoy, Carrollton, Sr., 5-10, 220

DL Dalvin Tomlinson, Henry County, Sr., 6-3, 270

DL Quinteze Williams, Sandy Creek, Sr., 6-4, 260

DL Bryson Brindle, Allatoona, Sr., 6-2, 230

LB Ryan Bowman, Peach County, Sr., 5-8, 205

LB Terrell Cason, Cairo, Sr., 5-10, 190

LB Reuben Foster, Troup, Jr., 6-1, 230

LB Ukeme Eligwe, Stone Mountain, Sr., 6-3, 220

DB Vonn Bell, Ridgeland, Jr., 6-0, 185

DB Donte Beckham, Baldwin, Sr., 6-0, 185

DB Geno Smith, St. Pius X, Sr., 6-0, 165

DB T.J. Gurley, Cairo, Sr., 5-10, 180

P Collin Barber, Cartersville, Sr., 6-1, 200

RET Demoten Boyd, LaGrange, Jr., 5-11, 180

Second Team


QB Johnathon McCrary, Cedar Grove, Jr.

RB Imani Cross, North Hall, Sr.

RB Tre Bonds, Dalton, Sr.

WR Xavier Cooper, Cedar Grove, Sr.

WR Jalen Jones, Shaw, Sr.

WR Anthony Padron, Columbus, Sr.

OL Antonio Garcia, Drew, Sr.

OL Pat Gamble, Central-Carrollton, Sr.

OL Taylor Teague, Carrollton, Sr.

OL Charles Petrea, Burke County, Sr.

OL Anthony Mosley, Cairo, Sr.

K Dustin Lewis, Heritage-Ringgold, Sr.

ATH Donquell Green, Burke County, Soph.


DL Bryan McQuay, Peach County, Sr.

DL Sheldon Rankins, Eastside, Sr.

DL Randy Wooten, Cairo, Sr.

DL Vantrell McMillan, Monroe, Sr.

LB Joseph Crochet, St. Pius X, Sr.

LB Cameron Garnett, Thomson, Jr.

LB Mike Miller, Allatoona, Sr.

LB Johnny O’Neal, West Laurens, Jr.

DB Cassuas Hall, Peach County, Sr.

DB Shaquille Wiggins, Sandy Creek, Jr.

DB Akebren Ralls, Mary Persons, Soph.

DB Quran Fite, Henry County, Sr.

P J.W. May, Washington County, Jr.

RET Jaquan Johnson, Druid Hills, Jr.


Offensive Player of the Year: Taylor Lamb, Calhoun

Defensive Player of the Year: Alex Kirby, Calhoun

Coach of the Year: Hal Lamb, Calhoun

First Team


QB Taylor Lamb, Calhoun, Jr., 6-1, 190

RB Marteze Waller, Putnam County, Sr., 5-11, 205

RB Janier Ferguson, Pepperell, Jr., 5-9, 185

WR Byron Buxton, Appling County, Sr., 6-2, 170

WR Ben Lamb, Calhoun, Sr., 6-0, 170

TE Kurt Freitag, Buford, Sr., 6-5, 241

OL Vadal Alexander, Buford, Sr., 6-6, 334

OL Chase Roberts, Greater Atlanta Christian, Sr., 6-4, 285

OL Luke Brantley, Chattooga, Sr., 6-6, 250

OL John Thomas, Carver-Columbus, Jr., 6-2, 270

OL Joseph Scelfo, North Oconee, Sr., 6-2, 285

K Harrison Butker, Westminster, Jr., 6-3, 175

ATH Maurice Martin, Dublin, Sr., 5-10, 180


DL Dakota Ball, Pepperell, Sr., 6-2, 295

DL Leonard Floyd, Dodge County, Sr., 6-5, 215

DL Rick LeGrant, Buford, Sr., 6-0, 206

DL Greg Hall, North Oconee, Sr., 6-2, 230

LB Alex Kirby, Calhoun, Sr., 6-0, 210

LB Hunter Knight, Calhoun, Sr., 6-0, 190

LB Dillon Lee, Buford, Sr., 6-5, 240

LB Nathan Staub, Buford, Sr., 6-3, 227

DB Deion Bonner, Carver-Columbus, Sr., 5-11, 170

DB Jaquadrian Lewis, Fitzgerald, Sr., 5-11, 180

DB Quay Searcy, Lamar County, Soph., 5-11, 165

DB Clay Johnson, Calhoun, Sr., 6-0, 170

P Thomas Pritchard, Jefferson County, Sr., 5-10, 155

RET Darius Williams, Carver-Columbus, Sr., 5-8, 160

Second Team


QB Zach Folsom, Cook, Sr., 6-1, 180

RB Marquez Holloway, Carver-Columbus, Sr., 5-5, 160

RB Tyshon Dye, Elbert County, Jr., 6-0, 200

WR Travin Henry, Cook, Sr., 6-3, 215

WR Chase Rierson, Calhoun, Sr., 6-4, 200

TE Artimas Samuel, Carver-Columbus, Sr., 6-1, 240

OL Josh Cardiello, Buford, Jr., 6-4, 288

OL Ben East, Dublin, Sr., 6-0, 235

OL Brett Steverson, Fitzgerald, Jr., 6-5, 305

OL Bailey Ross, Morgan County, Jr., 5-11, 200

OL Tyler King, Calhoun, Sr., 6-2, 280

K Adam Griffith, Calhoun, Sr., 5-9, 165

ATH Malcom Parrish, Brooks County, Soph., 6-0, 180


DL E.J. Shipman, Brooks County, Jr., 6-3, 210

DL Frederick Walker, Lamar County, Sr., 6-2, 300

DL Carson Newman, Jefferson, Sr., 6-0, 200

DL Ira Robinson, Elbert County, Sr., 6-2, 220

LB Ken Murphy, Tattnall County, Sr., 6-0, 235

LB Timothy Whatley, Carver-Columbus, Sr., 5-10, 185

LB Jerome Baker, Fitzgerald, Sr., 5-9, 190

LB Nicolas Heminger, Lamar County, Sr., 5-10, 180

DB C.J. Moore, Buford, Sr., 5-9, 147

DB Ronnie Cabiness Jr., Northeast, Sr., 5-11, 170

DB Zack Moe, Bleckley County, Sr., 5-11, 170

DB Paris Head, Buford, Sr., 6-0, 167

P Jason Barefoot, Decatur, Sr., 6-3, 175

RET Dei’Jon Tyler, Temple, Sr., 5-9, 168


Offensive Player of the Year: Makail Grace, Wilcox County

Defensive Player of the Year: DEANGELO BROWN, Savannah Christian

Coach of the Year: Kenny Dallas, Landmark Christian

First Team


QB Makail Grace, Wilcox County, Jr., 6-3, 180

RB Brendan Douglas, Aquinas, Jr., 5-10, 220

RB Chris Brown, Seminole County, Sr., 6-1, 185

WR Quez Mahogoney, Wilcox County, Sr., 6-4, 200

WR Nigel Matthews, Darlington, Sr., 6-2, 190

WR Devon Schmitt, King’s Ridge Christian, Sr., 6-1, 195

OL Jeremy Daniels, Lanier County, Sr., 6-7, 350

OL JOSH GAY, Savannah Christian, Sr., 6-3, 270

OL Dalton Wetherington, Lincoln County, Sr., 6-1, 280

OL Isaac Rochell, Eagle’s Landing Christian, Jr., 6-5, 240

OL Jacob Southerland, Whitefield Academy, Sr., 6-4, 280

K Conner Tierney, Aquinas, Sr., 5-10, 165

ATH Cantrell Frazier, Landmark Christian, Sr., 6-0, 190


DL Montravius Adams, Dooly County, Jr., 6-2, 280

DL DEANGELO BROWN, Savannah Christian, Sr., 6-1, 285

DL Brandon Hernandez, Landmark Christian, Sr., 6-1, 175

DL Justin Thomason, Eagle’s Landing Christian, Sr., 6-4, 240

LB NARDO GOVAN, Savannah Christian, Sr., 6-3, 225

LB Chase McFarlin, Landmark Christian, Sr., 5-10, 190

LB Keyante Green, Eagle’s Landing Christian, Jr., 5-9, 195

LB Josh Shockley, Eagle’s Landing Christian, Soph., 5-11, 200

DB WILL AUSTIN, Savannah Christian, Sr., 5-11, 190

DB Cameron Gibson, Darlington, Sr., 6-0, 185

DB Fred Tiller, Clinch County, Sr., 6-1, 180

DB D.J. Curl, Eagle’s Landing Christian, Jr., 5-11, 175

P Hunter Davis, Taylor County, Sr., 6-0, 200

RET Travorois Bryant, Marion County, Sr., 6-2, 175

Second Team


QB David Whipple, Wilkinson County, Jr., 6-3, 185

RB John Tatum, Eagle’s Landing Christian, Sr., 6-1, 206

RB Tre Hamilton, Charlton County, Sr., 5-7, 170

RB Maricio Askew, Bowdon, Sr., 5-10, 180

WR Johnathan Howard, Wilcox County, Jr., 6-5, 180

WR Josh Nobles, Landmark Christian, Jr., 5-11, 170

OL Matt Agee, Aquinas, Sr., 5-10, 185

OL Alex Dixon, Mount Pisgah, Sr., 6-4, 295

OL JUSTIN JAMES, Calvary Day, Sr., 6-1, 280

OL Noah Mills, Bremen, Sr., 6-1, 220

OL Eddie Winn, Charlton County, Sr., 6-2, 260

K Dallas Kepler, Mt. Paran Christian, Soph., 5-10, 150

ATH Rob Farriba, Prince Avenue Christian, Jr., 6-0, 165


DL Tyler Parrish, Prince Avenue Christian, Jr., 6-1, 190

DL Junior Gnonkonde, Lanier County, Sr., 6-4, 225

DL Tim Wescott, Charlton County, Sr., 5-11, 220

DL DeQueszman Kelley, Marion County, Jr., 6-1, 265

LB Sam Kennon, Prince Avenue Christian, Jr., 5-10, 198

LB Lee Davis, Holy Innocents’, Sr., 5-10, 190

LB John Pierce McKay, Mt. Paran Christian, Sr., 6-1, 228

LB Kalo Ogelsby, First Presbyterian Day, Sr., 5-10, 195

DB Madison McCluskey, Brookstone, Jr., 6-0, 155

DB Javaris Virgin, Seminole County, Sr., 5-11, 175

DB Craig Jones, Lincoln County, Sr., 5-6, 165

DB Donald Payne, Landmark Christian, Sr., 6-1, 195

P A.J. Wells, Marion County, Soph., 6-0, 180

RET Rashard Fant, Our Lady of Mercy, Jr., 5-10, 160

Honorable mention

QB Will Anderson Wesleyan, Soph.; ATH Donovan Bolden, Charlton County, Sr.; QB Brad Butler, Darlington, Jr.; OL Dillon Davis, Bacon County, Sr.; RB Voltaire Driver, Bremen, Soph.; RB Wezley Ealey, ECI, Sr.; OL Chad Howell, George Walton, Jr.; RB Evan Kasian, Walker School, Jr.; DL Joe Lockley, Portal, Sr.; DL Reed McGuire, Landmark Christian, Jr.; WR Rodney Morris, Wesleyan, Sr.; DL Greg Percell, ECI, Jr.; QB Brooks Stroud, First Presbyterian Day, Jr.; WR JORDAN WALKER, Calvary Day, So.; DL Kenneth White, Clinch County, Sr.