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2018 All-County Football

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Christian Barnes (left), Andy Tew (center) and CJ Johnson are the award winners for the 2018 Daily Reflector All-County Football team. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector)

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By Jake Keator
The Daily Reflector

Sunday, December 23, 2018

The following players were selected to The Daily Reflector’s 2018 All-County Football Team.



QB — Nick Hamilton, D.H. Conley: Hamilton quickly and confidently filled the shoes of former star Holton Ahlers in his junior season, throwing for 2,967 yards and 38 touchdowns. He also added three rushing touchdowns for a total of 41. 

RB — Jemere Artis, South Central: Artis was the center of the Falcons’ dominating ground game, racking up 1,202 yards and 15 rushing touchdowns over the course of the undefeated regular season. 

RB — Ray Darden, Ayden-Grifton: Darden was once again the No. 1 option in the Chargers’ run heavy offense. Despite the breakout of teammates Kevin Boomer, Micheal Webb and Marlon Cannon, Darden reigned as king in his final season.

WR — Ben Harris, J.H. Rose: Harris was a standout on a loaded Rampants offense. He led the team with 741 receiving yards on 51 receptions. His height and playmaking ability could prove valuable at the next level. 

WR — CJ Johnson, D.H. Conley: Offensive player of the year.

WR — Jeremy Lewis, South Central: Lewis made his mark on both sides of the ball. On offense, he scored 11 touchdowns and amassed 801 receiving yards. His size made him a threat to go the distance on any play. 

OL — Treyvon Smith, South Central: Smith earned a first-team All-3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference nod after his stellar play. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound senior was just one part of one of the best offensive lines in the conference. 

OL — Panda Askew, D.H. Conley: The talented junior lineman had a great year on both sides of the line. He also earned a 3-A/4-A ECC first team selection.

OL — George Ayino, South Central: Ayino enjoyed success as a second-year starter in his junior season. He also thrived in the Falcons’ run-heavy offensive scheme.

OL — Storm James, J.H. Rose: One of the keys to a great passing attack is a strong offensive line, and James more than proved he could provide protection for QB Grant Charles Jarman this season.

OL — David Sawyer, J.H. Rose: Like James, Sawyer showed he could handle his own against top defensive linemen such as South Central’s Jeremy Lewis and D.H. Conley’s Reed Chandler. 

ATH — Nazir Monroe Smith, South Central: Monroe-Smith was a Swiss army knife for the Falcons. After a 1,000-yard rushing performance in 2017, he tallied 14 total touchdowns in 2018 (five receiving, nine rushing). He also downed seven punts inside the 20-yard line. 

K — Zander Gardner, Farmville Central: Gardner showcased his strong leg plenty of times over the course of the Jaguarss season. He missed only three point-after attempts, going 17-for-20. He also went 5-for-7 on field goals, not missing from within 35 yards. 


QB — Grant Charles Jarman, JHR; RB — A.J. Dupree, GC; RB — Kevin Boomer, A-G; RB — Grant Humphreys, JHR; WR — Jake Henry Rogers, JHR; WR — Ethan Boyer, JHR; WR — Micheal Webb, A-G; OL — Kendal Holt, FC; OL — Nyheem Pettaway, NP; OL — Brandon Hardy, SC; OL — Grant Jones, DHC



DL — Jalin Wright, D.H. Conley: It was difficult for anyone to get past Wright. He finished with 102 total tackles, 74 of which were solo, and 14 tackles for a loss. He also added two interceptions and two defensive touchdowns. Wright was also active in forcing three fumbles, recovering two of them.

DL —Keziah Everett, Farmville Central: Everett showed why he earned his scholarship to East Carolina during a less than favorable season for the Jaguars. He recorded 81 total tackles, including 18 tackles for a loss and seven sacks. He forced three fumbles while recovering four. 

DL — Reed Chandler, D.H. Conley: Chandler was an outright leader of the Vikings defense. The Army football recruit had 98 total tackles, including four forced fumbles. He also racked up accolades, earning a first team 3-A/4-A ECC all-conference selection. 

LB — Gabe Toriello, D.H. Conley: Toriello’s 106 total tackles showed how effective he was. He didn’t need much help, recording 87 solo tackles and 12 for loss. Like his teammates, Toriello forced turnovers, causing four fumbles and recovering two. 

LB — Christian Barnes, South Central: Defensive Player of the Year.

LB — Damien Tetterton, D.H. Conley: Tetterton forced four fumbles in a great year for the senior. With 67 total tackles, two sacks, one interception and a defensive touchdown, Tetterton was another piece of a strong Vikings defense. 

LB — Greg Kuhn, J.H. Rose: Kuhn made his money by rushing the quarterback. He finished with five hurries, 21 total tackles and a fumble recovery.

LB — Matthew Carlton, J.H. Rose: Carlton recorded an interception and a forced fumble. In one of his best performances of the season, Carlton racked up two tackles for a loss and five total tackles in Rose’s 21-14 win over Hunt. 

DB — Markell Gibbs, South Central: Gibbs was the definition of a shutdown corner this season, not giving up a touchdown all season. Despite his 5-foot-10 stature, Gibbs shut down plenty of top receivers, holding them to some of their lowest outputs of the season. 

DB — Wesley Shade, J.H. Rose: The multitalented Shade played wide receiver, safety and kicker for the Rampants. His speed and football IQ led him to 60 tackles this season along with three interceptions. He finished with 105 tackles in his two years on varsity. 

P — CJ Johnson, D.H. Conley: Johnson racked up 1,525 punt yards last season, downing 12 inside the 20-yard line. His work earned him a second 3-A/4-A ECC All-conference award.


DL — TiShawne Spence, NP; DL — Aaron Pasour, A-G; DL — Blake Mizelle, DHC; DL — Phillip Chen, SC; LB — Daquan Wood, NP; LB — Xavier Meachum, SC; DB — Silias James, JHR; DB — Chance Brown, DHC; DB — Connor Whitehurst, DHC; DB — Myles White, SC


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