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People's Choice Football Player of the Year Poll: VOTING CLOSED

Charles Stafford, QB, Monroe

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Charles Stafford

YEAR: Junior.

WHY HE’S HERE: Led the Tornadoes to the GHSA Class AAAA Sweet 16. He completed 195 of 316 passes (.617) for 3,025 yards and 23 TDs and also rushed for 312 yards and seven TDs. He was the Offensive Player of the Year for Region 1-AAAA.

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Kh’Ron McClain, RB, Deerfield

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Kh'ron McClain

YEAR: Senior.

WHY HE’S HERE: Rushed for 2,327 yards, averaging 11.1 yards per carry and breaking Tony Zenon’s school record. He ran for 27 TDs and finished the season with 2,754 all-purpose yards while leading DWS to the GISA Class AAA state title. Named GISA Player of the Year.

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Jacori Taylor, QB, Early County

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Jacori Taylor

YEAR: Senior.

WHY HE’S HERE: Led Early to the Elite 8 round of the Class AA state playoffs. He completed 133 of 245 passes for 1,933 yards and 19 TDs, rushed for 899 yards on 179 carries and ran for seven touchdowns. He was named the Offensive Player of the Year for Region 1-AA.

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Jerkerious Scott, QB, Terrell Co.

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Jerkerious Scott

YEAR: Senior.

WHY HE’S HERE: Rushed for 1,170 yards, averaging 11.14 yards per carry, scored 16 TDs and ran in 16 two-point conversions. Also completed 47 of 86 passes for 602 yards and nine TDs and made 72 tackles on defense. Was named the Offensive POY for Region 1-A.

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Kenneth Hurley, RB, Lee County

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Kenneth Hurley

YEAR: Senior.

WHY HE’S HERE: Was the spark for the Trojans all year, rushing for 1,233 yards (8.5 yards a carry) and made 38 receptions for 657 yards and accounted for 2,160 yards, counting returns. He scored 23 TDs and had two two-point conversions.

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Anthony Smith, LB, Monroe

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Anthony Smith

YEAR: Senior.

WHY HE’S HERE: Led Monroe’s defense to the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs. He made 110 tackles, including nine for loss, and two sacks. Had three fumble recoveries and had two interceptions and was the region Defensive Player of the Year.

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Comments

Sister_Ruby 1 year, 8 months ago

It is too bad that Kh'Rhon McClain's team (who won the GISA AAA State Championship) was blackballed from the Fab Five Football Pole.

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dmyers80 1 year, 8 months ago

C'mon sister... We had to leave room for Lee County!! lol

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J.D._Sumner 1 year, 8 months ago

Click on the dot next to the name of the person you like in the box at the top of the story.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 8 months ago

Is the dot really actually NEXT to the name of the person, J.D.? I mean I just don't see it, Bro!

Come on, man!

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dmyers80 1 year, 8 months ago

That is a great point sister... Meanwhile, they made every excuse for lee county losing and kept them in the top 2 of the poll all season!!

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immokaleeman 1 year, 7 months ago

Sigh always someone out there to trashtalk who is up on the list. Sheesh people... LOOK OUTSIDE THE FREAKIN BOX! The people on this list are up there for a reason. Don't pick on Lee County just because you got your ass beat this year by them. Suck it up... it is a damn football game. Give the kids some credit. I think all of the kids across our area did a fantastic job showing their athletic abilities this season and we should honor all of them. Just sayin...

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dmyers80 1 year, 7 months ago

Its hardly trash talk to point out that a team that won a State Championship didn't make the top 5 teams in the area. And it most certainly isn't trash talk to point out that Lee County did not win ONE game against an opponent with a winning record from their region or classification.Those are the things that are USUALLY considered when doing polls and rankings. You're right they are up there for a reason but obviously it has nothing to do with football. That being said I agree... All of the kids did a great job this year!

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The_Dude 1 year, 7 months ago

Know what happens when you put a team with a good record against subpar competition high up in the polls? Notre Dame happens.

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dmyers80 1 year, 7 months ago

I totally agree... did you see the first round playoff game?? Lee County happened lol...but if there is a poll to rank the success of the local teams ,then DWS should be in there somewhere.

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The_Dude 1 year, 7 months ago

Whitewater lost to the eventual AAAA state champ in the semis. That's big boy football. I've just got to know since you bring it back up, which team in the poll would DWS beat... Monroe (nope), Lee County (nope), Bainbridge (nope), Early Co (nope), Westover (doubt it)?

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dmyers80 1 year, 7 months ago

Dont get me wrong... I dont think that DWS has a chance to beat any of those either ( thats why they play the games on the field) , but when you have a poll that ranks teams that dont play each other you have to look at their body of work through out the season. And saying Whitewater lost to eventual state champ??? Thats like a boxer saying "I got knocked out by the champ."It is still a loss. No matter what anyone says... If you start off 6-0 by playing smaller classification schools, then only win 1 of the next 5, that is Not a top 5 team!

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The_Dude 1 year, 7 months ago

Fair enough, but you make it sound like unless you win the state title you're no good. I'm assuming you saw Lee County play TCC and Bainbridge since you're convinced they don't belong. Those games convinced me otherwise.

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dmyers80 1 year, 7 months ago

Im not saying that... but when you can only beat the losing teams, then what kind of team are you? Yes they made the Bainbridge and TCC games interesting but the end result is they LOST. And let's face it TCC had called of the dogs and let them back in it. And the Harris County game, they played a close one and LOST, and HC was just 4-4 when they played. The only AAAAA teams that they just handled were Manchester and Hardaway which neither team won more than 3 games this season. Now if playing hard is your criteria for ranking teams lets go ahead and rank Dougherty and Albany High also.

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