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The Herald's all-area football team: defense

Defensive Backs

Corey Dover

York Cougars 6-2 180 Sr.

Had 100 tackles, recovered fumble, QB pressure, 2 pass breakups, 2 blocked punts, 3 interceptions, 2 tackles for loss, North-South Game

Jamarcus Moore

Chester Cyclones 5-9 165 Jr.

Had 75 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, sack, 3 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries

Tay Hicklin

South Pointe Stallions 6-1 180 Sr.

Had 67 tackles, interception, 11 pass breakups, Shrine Bowl Game

Devante Gibson

Northwestern Trojans 6-0 195 Sr.

Had 85 tackles, fumble recovery, 3 interceptions, kickoff return for a TD, All-Region 4-AAA, North-South Game

JaRyan Jennings

South Pointe Stallions 6-0 170 Sr.

Led the team in tackles with 115, had 6 interceptions, 3 caused fumbles, 2 defensive TDs.

Linebackers

Ty Currence

York Cougars 5-10 220 Jr.

Had 184 tackles, 3 caused fumbles, 3 recovered fumbles, 9 QB pressures, 2 pass breakups, 2 blocked punts, 9 sacks, interception for TD, 11 tackles for loss

Dreon Gordon

South Pointe 6-1 180 Sr.

Had 96 tackles, 2 caused fumbles, 10 QB pressures, 17 pass breakups

Nate Casey

Westminster Catawba 5-10 175 Jr.

94 tackles, 5 sacks, 3 pass breakups, 2 fumble recoveries, 3 caused fumbles, All-Conference, All-State nomination

AJ Williams

Lancaster Bruins 5-10 209 Sr.

Had 87 tackles, sack, recovered fumble, interception, 3 tackles for loss, North- South Game, but was injured and couldn't play because of a knee injury that limited him to 8 games

Defensive Linemen

Andre Foulks

York Cougars 6-0 242 Sr.

Had 162 tackles, 7 caused fumbles, 3 recovered fumbles, 12 QB pressures, 3 deflected passes, 12 sacks, 22 tackle for loss

Zeke Rodney

South Pointe 6-2 245 So.

Had 94 tackles, 2 caused fumbles, 4 recovered fumbles, 37 QB pressures, sack, 17 tackles for a loss

Justin Douglas

Lewisville Lions 6-1 228 Sr.

Had 75 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, fumble recovery, caused fumble, voted team's Most Outstanding player

Trent Hartis

Clover Blue Eagles 6-1 190 Jr.

Had 63 tackles and was team's top defensive lineman

Athletes

Laquavion Walls

Lewisville Lions DB/QB 5-10 160 Jr.

Had 45 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 2 caused fumbles, interception, Passing: 19-42, 321 yards. 4 TDs, Rushing: 63 carries, 260, 5 TDs, All Region 3-A

K.J. Dixon

Chester Cyclones RB/LB 6-0 175 Sr.

Played both ways. On offense had 108 carries 671 yards, 9 TDs, 2 kick off return TDs; 52 tackles. 5 tackles for loss on defense

Punter

Worth Gregory

Fort Mill Yellow Jackets 6-4 195 Sr.

Averaged 40 yards per punt, being recruited by three ACC schools and 2 in the SEC according to his coach, Ed Susi

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