Football honors for top players
All-Laurens County Football Team 2018:
QB Thomas Lowry, SOPH, Laurens Academy – 168-228, 1,938 yds, 11.5 yds/pass, 73.7% completions, 23 Tds, 7 int., rushed for 1,027 yds., 111 carries, 12 Tds.
RB – Duane Martin, JR , Laurens – Rushing 161-973 and 15 TD. Also caught a 75 yard pass for a TD. 2 way player that became dominant as the season wore on. Tough, fast, physical runner.
RB – Jordan Woodruff, JR, Laurens – Rushing 66-455 and 1 TD. Receiving 6-121 and 2 TD. Became a go-to player about mid-season and finished strong. Very versatile and smart athlete.
WR- Will Tinsley, SR, Laurens – 16 Receptions for 183 yds. 11.4 yd/catch. 6 rushes for 61 yards. 1 TD. Fearless player and leader that wore multiple hats for us this year.
WR - Charlton McCall, JR, Laurens Academy – 85 catches, 977 yds, 13 Tds.
TE - Diamonte Grant, FR., Laurens Academy. 22 catches, 202 yds, 7 TD. On defense, 71 tackles, 6 sacks, 4 for loss, 3 caused fumbles.
OL Reles Littleton, SOPH, Laurens Academy – Played OL-DL all season with a hurt shoulder. Drive blocking got better and better. We ran our running game behind him, pulled left and right, pass protection was great all season.
OL – Ty Davis, SR, Laurens – Graded over 90% for season. Relentless lineman, finishes every play.
OL – Jordan Austin, SR, Laurens – Graded 85% for season. Bell cow of the offensive line. Tremendous leader.
OL – Austin James, JR, Laurens – Graded 87% for season. Came in after starter got hurt 3rd game and did a tremendous job.
OL - Jacob Hall, JR, Clinton - Our most consistent OL. Voted All Conference.
ATH - Cam Nichols, SR, Clinton - Played three positions; named the Red Devils MVP for 2018.
DL - Jamarcus Cook, SR, Clinton - Played both ways and multiple spots for us up front.
DL – Conner Owens, JR, Laurens – 43 Tackles, 8 Tackles for Loss, 1 Sack and 1 Int. Most technically sound player we had on defense. Always where he is supposed to be.
DL – Wesley Carlay, SR, Laurens – 26 Tackles, 6 Tackles for Loss, 13 Pressures, 3 Sacks. Awesome motor and extremely disruptive.
DL – Armani Todd, SR, Laurens – 24 Tackles, 5 Tackles for Loss, 2 Pressures, 1.5 Sacks, 1 Fumble Recovery and 1 Caused Fumble. Played his best football in crunch time at the end of the year.
DL Exodus Jones, SR, Clinton - 36 tackles, 4 TFL, 2 Sacks
DL Marcus Chalmers, SOPH, Clinton - 23 Tackles, 2 TFL, 4 Sacks, 1 Caused Fumble
LB Jackson Mahon, JR, Laurens – 47 Tackles, 2 Tackles for loss, 3 Pressures, 1 Int. Versatile player that also played a lot of TE on Offense and was our backup QB.
LB – Garrett Addy, JR, Laurens – 46 Tackles, 1 Tackle for Loss, 7 Pressures, 1 Sack and 3 PBU. Tough, hard-nosed LB that excels in the tackle box.
LB Austin Caughman, JR, Clinton - 41 tackles, 6 TFL, 2 fumble recoveries. Great teammate. Tough.
DB Dra Boyd, SR, Laurens --51 Tackles, 9 Tackles for Loss, 4 Pressures. Led our team with the most production points. Awesome, humble player who plays the game the way it is supposed to be played.
DB - JyKorie Gary, FR, Clinton - Our leading tackler. 43 Tackles, 3 TFL, 1 Fumble recovery.
K – Devon Hubner, SR, Laurens – 3-6 FG Long of 44. 38-40 PAT. 9 KO Touchbacks. Senior leader that made significant improvements this year.
P – Sam Tiller, SR, Clinton – averaged 33 yards/punt, twice executed first downs with one fourth-down run and another pass completion.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Duane Martin
COACH OF THE YEAR: Chris Linear
GUEST SPEAKER: Tobi Antigha.