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Seminole's Brown named Region 1-A Offensive Player of Year; Miller's Barber earns Defensive POY

Seminole County running back Chris Brown was named the Region 1-A Offensive Player of the Year on Monday, and his cousin, Miller County linebacker T.T. Barber, was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year.

Seminole coach Alan Ingram, who led the Indians to an 11-2 record, the region title and a berth in the Class A state quarterfinals, was named the Region 1-A Coach of the Year.

Seminole County led the way with five offensive players — quarterback Antwan Buggs, fullback Barren Rambo, tight end Ed Pace and offensive linemen Rommey Edwards and Jeremy Hicks — named to the First Team, and four defensive players — defensive back Javaris “Dee” Virgin, linebacker Andrew Ingram, and defensive linemen Desmond Wright and Howard Stephens named to the first team.

Mitchell County receivers Yancey Burns and Jaquan Williams, and center Freddie Pate were named to the offensive First Team, and Mitchell defensive back Jay Jenkins and linebackers Jontae Moore and Desmond Jones, and defensive linemen Grover Stewart and Earl Drakes were named to the defensive first team.

Pelham tight end Chris Rumble, and offensive lineman Nate Harvey made the offensive first team, and Pelham defensive lineman Robert Dill and linebacker Denzel Jackson made the defensive first team.

Miller County running back Marvin Grant and offensive lineman David Sisson were named to the offensive First Team, and Calhoun County running back Willie Brown and receiver Marquez Williams made the offensive First Team. Terrell County defensive lineman Dekoven Ware and Greenwave linebacker Jevanta Daniels made the defensive First Team, and Randolph-Clay defensive back Mardarious Brown was named to the defensive First Team.

Pelham kicker Erick Aviles was the region kicker of the year. Mitchell’s Williams was the all-region punter, and Seminole County’s Virgin was the return man of the year.