Banks Kinslow, QB, Senior, Deerfield
STATS: Led DWS to an unbeaten 13-0 season and the GISA Class AAA State Championship, accounting for 25 TDs -- 21 passing and four rushing. His 21 touchdown passes broke the school record, and he also set the single-game school record with four TDs (all in one quarter). He completed 85-of-144 passes for 1,302 yards with six interceptions. And as a safety he made 37 tackles, had three fumble recoveries and made three interceptions, including one for a 50-yard return. He also punted and was the holder for extra points and field goals.
Sanford Seay, WR, Senior, Lee County
STATS: Had a team-leading 68 receptions for 1,105 yards and 15 touchdowns.
James Terrell, WR, Senior, Lee County
STATS: Had 59 receptions for 788 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Jontavious Strum, WR, Senior, Monroe
STATS: Had 37 receptions for 824 yards and scored eight touchdowns.
Kenneth Towns, WR, Junior, Westover
STATS: Made 24 receptions for 464 yards -- averaging 19.3 yards per catch -- and scored three TDs.
Davis Moore, RB, Senior, Deerfield
STATS: Gained 1,112 yards on 139 rushes and scored 13 touchdowns, and also caught 20 passes for 232 yards and ran kickoffs back while playing cornerback for the state champs
Jhue Rhodes, RB, Senior, Worth Co.unty
STATS: Rushed for 825 yards and scored 10 touchdowns to help lead the Rams into the playoffs.
Bryan Chamberlain, OL, Senior, Monroe
STATS: The Georgia Tech commit graded out at 89 percent for the season and was the main man on the OL. He finished the season with 28 pancake blocks.
Trent Brown, OL, Senior, Westover
STATS: Missed the beginning of the season because of a technicality in his transfer, but once he started he was the lead blocker for Westover and finished the season grading out at 90 percent.
Davin Gibson, OL, Junior, Worth County
STATS: Led Worth's running game to more than 1,800 yards and graded out at 78 percent for the season.
Hakeem Porter, OL, Sophomore, Monroe
STATS: Graded out in the high 80s and was a force in Monroe's offensive line as a 10th-grader.
Denzel Eckles, RB, Senior, Lee County
STATS: Gained more than 1,000 yards in combined rushing and receiving yards, and made 54 receptions.
Quentin Heard, RB/LB, Junior, Deerfield
STATS: Gained 943 yards and rushed for nine touchdowns, and also caught 13 passes for 135 yards and four TDs. He was a solid linebacker and also returned kicks for more than 300 yards for the state champs.
Mason Worsham, QB, Junior, Westwood
STATS: Led Westwood to a 13-0 record and state title, completing 81 of 130 passes (62 percent) for 1,621 yards. He accounted for 31 touchdowns, passing for 25 and running for six, and had 64 tackles as a safety for the year, including a team-high six stops in the state title game. He picked off one pass and caused three fumbles.
John Vereen, WR, Senior, Westwood
STATS: Had a TD catch in 12 of 13 games and finished the season with 44 receptions for 860 yards and 15 touchdowns for the state champs.
Justin Scott-Wesley, WR, Senior, Mitchell County
STATS: The most recruited player in the area has changed his mind a few times, but appears to be leaning back toward Georgia. He was one of the most electric players in the area, and drew double- and triple-teams all season. He caught 24 passes for 291 yards and scored six touchdowns on receptions. He also returned seven punts for 145 yards, including one for a touchdown, and returned nine kickoffs for 141 yards.
Uniek Crumbley, OL, Senior, Americus
STATS: A Division 1 prospect and one of the most dominating linemen in this part of the state, and the lead blocker for a Panthers team that rushed for more than 2,000 yards.
Jarrett Rahymes, OL/TE, Senior, Miller Co.
STATS: Graded out at 89 percent as a blocker before moving from the OL to TE, where he was still Miller's lead blocker. He had three pancake blocks and also caught one pass for 40 yards and a couple of two-point conversion passes.
Anthony Brown, Senior, OL, Mitchell County
STATS: Was the main blocker for a Mitchell County team that rushed for more than 2,000 yards and ran one of the top run-and-throw offenses in the area.
Taylor Tabb, RB, Senior, SGA
STATS: Scored 21 touchdowns, rushing for 18, catching passes for two more and running a kickoff back for another. He gained 1,544 yards on 218 carries, and had two three-TD games, and also caught 14 passes for 239 yards. As a free safety, he made 70 tackles, picked off two interceptions and had a fumble recovery.
Kedrick Jones, RB Senior, Americus
STATS: Gained 987 yards on 78 carries and scored 10 rushing TDs, and also had three kick returns for touchdowns
Johnny Foster, RB, Senior, Randolph-Clay
STATS: Gained 1,424 yards on 184 carries, averaging seven yards per carry, and he scored 12 touchdowns.
T.T. Barber, RB, Junior, Miller County
STATS: Gained 1,087 yards, scored 11 touchdowns and was also the team's leading tackler on defense at linebacker.
Jesse Atkins, QB/RB/WR, Senior, Mitchell
STATS: Gained 618 yards on 53 carries (11.66 yards per carry), rushing for six touchdowns. He completed 14 of 29 passes for 175 yards and three TDs, had 13 receptions for 212 yards and three TDs and ran back five kickoffs for 168 yards, including an 80-yard TD.
Jake Edore, RB, Senior, Westwood
STATS: He rushed for 935 yards and 17 touchdowns and had four receptions. He also made 80 tackles at linebacker and safety while making three interceptions, including one for a 93-yard return for the state champs. He also kicked three FGs, including game-winners against SGA and Sherwood.
EDITOR'S NOTE: In many cases, a player who makes the All-Metro team -- meaning they're the best at their position among the city school programs -- is also the best at that position in the entire area, which spans 25 high schools. Those who were named to both the All-Metro and All-Area Teams this season -- but whose names were not duplicated (in an effort to not be repetitive) on the All-Area list after being named in the All-Metro offense section -- included: Sanford Seay, James Terrell, Johntavious Strum, Bryan Chamberlain and Davin Gibson.
Calvin Johnson, DL, Senior, Lee County
STATS: Had 17 tackles for losses, including five sacks and was a dominating player for Lee County all season.
Trey Frager, DL, Senior, Worth County
STATS: Made 46 tackles as a defensive tackle and had a remarkable eight sacks while playing in the interior of the defensive line.
Chris Green, DL, Junior, Westover
STATS: : Led the team with 97 tackles, including five sacks and a staggering 25 tackles for losses. He also forced two fumbles and had a fumble recovery.
Roscoe Byrd, DL, Junior, Albany
STATS: Played both ways and was one of AHS' top offensive linemen as well. He made 50 tackles, including five sacks.
Jontavious Morris, DL, Junior, Albany
STATS: Played both ways and -- along with Byrd -- was one of the top OL for the Indians as well. He made 48 tackles, including seven sacks.
Dantavis Jones, LB, Junior, Worth Co.
STATS: Made a team-high 81 tackles, including seven sacks and had 13 plays for losses.
Rhett Cooper, LB, Senior, Deerfield
STATS: Led the defense physically and emotionally and had 66 initial hits for tackles and 51 assists, including four sacks and 12 tackles for losses. He also had two fumble recoveries.
Don Mills, LB, Sophomore, Westover
STATS: Made 86 tackles, one sack, and he also forced a fumble and recovered a fumble.
Anthony Smith, LB, Sophomore, Monroe
STATS: Led team with 95 tackles, including three sacks and five for losses, and forced a fumble.
Venorris Hayes, LB, Senior, Lee County
STATS: Led the team with seven sacks and made 64 tackles, including 10 for losses. He also blocked two punts.
Earnest Davis, DB, Sophomore, Monroe
STATS: Made seven interceptions and also had 41 tackles as a sophomore.
Marlon Hall, DB, Sophomore, Worth County
STATS: Made 48 tackles, including six for losses and had two interceptions.
Tervorris Hayes, DB, Senior, Lee County
STATS Made 100 tackles and broke up eight passes as Lee's free safety, and he also blocked three punts.
Chris Roberts, DL, Senior, Sherwood
STATS: Led Eagles in sacks and was best defensive lineman past two years. Also named to GISA Class AAA All-State Team.
Trey Puckett, K, Junior, Deerfield
STATS: Made 8 of 12 field goals, including four of 40 yards or more with a season-long 45-yard field goal and a 40-yard field goal at the gun to beat Mount de Sales in the state semifinals. He also made 53 of 59 extra points and finished the season with 77 points.
Juwan Jones, DL, Senior, Miller County
STATS: Had 67 tackles, including six sacks and an amazing 16 tackles for losses. He ran two punts back for touchdowns and had a kickoff return for a touchdown.
Pat Fields, DL, Senior, Americus-Sumter
STATS: Made 93 tackles, including 10 sacks as a defensive tackle for the Region 1-AAA runners-up.
Andrew Ingram, LB, Junior, Seminole Co.
STATS: Led the team with 93 tackles, including five sacks and nine tackles for losses.
Desmond Jones, LB, Junior, Mitchell
STATS: Made 77 tackles and had three sacks and several plays for losses, including a safety. He also returned a fumble recovery for a touchdown and had an interception.
Dee Virgin, DB,
g Stats: Did not allow a completion all season in one-on-one coverage and had three interceptions and 32 tackles, including one for a loss.
Rohan Gaines, DB, Senior, Bainbridge
STATS: Made 60 tackles, including four for losses and also had an interception through eight games before suffering a season-ending injury.
Thomas Haugabook, DB, Senior, Americus
STATS: He had 92 tackles and one interception, which he ran back for a touchdown. He also played QB and rushed for more than 500 yards and nine TDs.
Ja'Kyari Jenkins, DB, Junior, Mitchell
STATS: Led Mitchell with six picks and returned one for a touchdown. He also broke up seven passes and made 32 tackles. He also caught 20 passes for 226 yards and four TDs as a WR.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Those players who made both the All-Metro and All-Area Defensive Team -- but whose names were not listed twice -- included: Calvin Johnson, Trey Frager, Chris Green, Dantavis Jones, Rhett Cooper, Anthony Smith, Don Mills, Ernest Davis and Trey Puckett.
Co-Coaches of the Year
Allen Lowe, Deerfield
Few expected DWS to make another run at the state title this season, but Lowe did a masterful job of getting the most out of a talented and dedicated group of kids, who not only won the GISA Class AAA state title, but gave Deerfield its first perfect season in history -- a 13-0 run that neither Lowe, nor anyone at DWS, will soon forget.
Ross Worsham, Westwood
After losing so many close games a year ago, Worsham turned his tough-luck kids into world-beaters, leading a hard-nose, close-knit group to the GISA Class A state title. They arrived in style, putting together a perfect 13-0 record that started with three dramatic wins from a team of believers, and ended with the school's first state title since 2001.