All Area Football Team list


Hoggard's head coach Scott Braswell rejoices with his staff as the final minutes dwindle down and they finish off their cross town rivals New Hanover Wildcats 35-7 in the 2nd round of tournament play Friday night at Hoggard High School. (Photo by StarNews file)


Coach of the Year

Scott Braswell, Hoggard


Hoggard returned to the top of the Mideastern Conference this season, claiming its first title since 2009. The Vikings hadn’t won more than one playoff game in six years, but the team broke through in Braswell’s 17th season at the Wilmington school, leaning heavily on a senior-laden defense. The offense overcame injuries to star running back Keevin Thompson with a solid effort from converted fullback Trevor Brown, and Braswell deftly balanced a quarterback rotation to keep the squad on track.

A down-to-the-wire win over New Hanover at Legion Stadium on Oct. 4 snapped Hoggard’s three-game losing streak in the rivalry series, setting the tone for an unbeaten run through the conference. Braswell’s team followed that up with a more convincing 35-7 win over the Wildcats at newly named Scott Braswell Stadium in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs.

“We have really grinded hard, players and coaches,” Braswell said before the playoff finale. “As coaches, we probably feel like we have been grinding for three years. You know, three years we didn’t win (the conference), lost some in-county games. It’s nice to be back to this level as a reward for hard work for our players and our coaches.”

– Eric Detweiler

ALL-AREA OFFENSE

First Team

QB Randy Clark, North Brunswick, Sr.: Passed for 1,380 yards and 18 TD and rushed for 432 yards and 13 more scores.

RB Farrell Murchison, East Bladen, Jr.: The area’s leading rusher finished with 2,039 yards and 21 TD.

RB Marcelias Sutton, James Kenan, Sr. (Player of the Year): N.C. State recruit averaged more than eight yards per carry and earned MVP honors in team’s 1AA state final victory.

RB Terrin Manning, Whiteville, Jr.: Three Rivers Conference offensive MVP racked up 1,775 yards of total offense and 20 TD.

WR Randall Emerson, Hoggard, Sr.: Steady presence for Mideastern Conference champs had 44 catches for 671 yards and 6 TD.

TE Rome Murphy, New Hanover, Sr.: Came on strong down the stretch, finishing with 46 catches for team-high 861 yards and 9 TD.

OL Frankie Keller, Ashley, Sr.: Four-year varsity starter and three-time All-Conference pick

OL Korey Beddingfield, James Kenan, Jr.: Two-way starter helped pave the way for an offense that rushed for 268 yards per game.

OL Marcel Anderson, New Hanover, Sr.: Top lineman on a squad that produced 410 yards of total offense per game.

OL T.J. Bizzell, East Duplin, Jr.: Graded out to better than 80 percent for year in tough East Central Conference.

OL Walker Imwalle, Wallace-Rose Hill, Jr.: Instrumental to 12-win Bulldogs’ ground success. Also tallied three sacks.

ATH Ramone Simpson, New Hanover, Sr.: Dynamic backfield threat had 1,146 rushing yards and 753 receiving yards with 22 total TD.

K Gerardo Maggioli, Whiteville, Jr.: Hit seven field goals for the Wolfpack with a long of 44 yards and converted 59 of 62 extra points.

Second Team

QB Ward Coleman, New Hanover, Jr.

RB Nick McClure, East Columbus, Sr.

RB Jeavonne Batts, Laney, Jr.

RB Dashaun Daniels, South Columbus, Sr.

WR Parese Williams, New Hanover, Sr.

WR Harrison Smith, Hoggard, Jr.

OL Jordan Musselwhite, New Hanover, Sr.

OL Joe Sculthorpe, Topsail, Jr.

OL Bryan McAlister, Wallace-Rose Hill, Sr.

OL Joe Johnson, North Brunswick, Jr.

OL Cooper Booth, Hoggard, Jr.

ATH - Tyqwan McDougal, Whiteville, Sr.

K Landon Mays, Hoggard, Sr.

Honorable Mention

QB: Tariq Lane, Laney; Dylan Darguzas, West Brunswick; Austin Schoenleber, Hoggard; Dominique Barnes, James Kenan.

RB: Sammy Davis, Harrells Christian; Al Owens, James Kenan; Jaylan Herring, East Bladen; Shak Graham, North Brunswick; Trevor Brown, Hoggard; Jesse Jewell, Ashley; Josh Jessup, Topsail; Alex Lisane, Wallace-Rose Hill; Cameron Carr, Trask; Kenneth Arrington, East Duplin.

TE/WR: T.J. Fullwood, James Kenan; Quinlyn Moore, West Brunswick; Jared Kelly, Laney; Luke Ward, Hoggard; Elijah Gresham, East Columbus.

OL: Corbin Bruton, South Brunswick; Grant Bowman, Laney; Josh Dispirito, West Brunswick; Kerin Castillo, New Hanover; Justin Lemasters, Topsail; Andrew Zachman, Trask; Jordan Rowell, Pender; Larrell Murchison, East Bladen; Gage McPherson, South Columbus.

ALL-AREA DEFENSE

First Team


DL Malik Moore, Hoggard, Sr.: Anchored middle of the area’s top line with 67 tackles, 13 sacks and two interceptions.

DL Dijon Kenan, Wallace-Rose Hill, Sr.: Four County Conference Player of the Year racked up 143 tackles with six sacks.

DL Jabril Robinson, North Brunswick, Sr.: Clemson recruit created problems for opposing offenses, making 27 of 110 tackles for a loss.

DL Devyn Bond, Hoggard, Sr.: Disruptive force rushing off the end with seven sacks, eight batted passes and an interception.

DL/LB Keevon Miller, James Kenan, Sr.: Led a unit that allowed 11 points per game en route to the 1AA state title. 11 of his 60 tackles were in the backfield.

LB Coult Culler, Laney, Sr. (Player of the Year): N.C. State recruit led Buccaneers in tackles every game, despite constant attention. Mideastern Conference Player of the Year after 135 tackles.

LB Julius Reynolds, Hoggard, Jr.: Recorded team-high 123 total tackles, including 21 for loss, for the Mideastern Conference champion Vikings.

DB Kirk Messick, Hoggard, Sr.: Last line of defense for unit that yielded 12 points per game. Had three interceptions and a fumble return for TD.

DB Sam Frank, Laney, Sr.: Safety led the Mideastern Conference with six interceptions and added 75 total tackles.

DB Reggie Frink, South Columbus, Sr.: Three Rivers Conference Defensive Player of the Year did a little bit of everything for the Stallions with eight interceptions, 1,656 yards of total offense and 24 TD.

DB Johnnie Glaspie, Wallace-Rose Hill, So.: Snared seven interceptions for the Bulldogs at safety and also averaged nearly 10 yards per carrry with 11 total TD.

KR Sean Hewett, West Brunswick, Sr.: Returned three kickoffs for Trojans’ touchdowns this season. Also All-Mideastern Conference pick at DB.

P Nicklaus Beecroft, South Brunswick, Sr.: Averaged more than 40 yards per attempt to earn All-Mideastern Conference honors. Also played variety of positions, including QB, for Cougars.

Second Team

DL Malik Douglas, South Brunswick, Jr.

DL Tyrone Roby, East Duplin, Sr.

DL Evin Bellamy, North Brunswick, Jr.

DL Kyle Delaney, Hoggard, Sr.

DL - Nykheinma Walker, New Hanover, Sr.

LB Anthony Andrews, Ashley, Sr.

LB Garrett Wilson, Whiteville, So.

LB Tyler Pugh, James Kenan, Sr.

DB Sammy Dixon, South Columbus, Sr.

DB Kenny Jarrett, New Hanover, Sr.

DB Kelly Nelms, Harrells Christian, Sr.

KR Kevon Perkins, North Brunswick, Sr.

P Antonio Smith, James Kenan, Sr.

Honorable Mention

DL: Jared Daborowski, Laney; John Hardy, New Hanover; Alex Stephens, East Bladen.

LB: Zarie Hankins, West Brunswick; Kayshon Bragg, New Hanover; Dominique Blanks, North Brunswick; Roddric Newton, Wallace-Rose Hill; Ed Owens, West Bladen.

DB: Bruce Kopka, Ashley; Qadhafi Turner, Hoggard; Craig Bullock, New Hanover; Aljere Adams, Whiteville.

K/P: Max Hernandez, James Kenan; Yahir Cano, Wallace-Rose Hill.

ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS

(chosen by league representatives)

Mideastern Conference

Honors: Player of the Year–Coult Culler, Laney. Coach of the Year–Scott Braswell, Hoggard. Sportsmanship–Ashley

First Team: QB–Ward Coleman, New Hanover; RB–Jeavonne Batts, Laney; Trevor Brown, Hoggard. WR–Randall Emerson, Hoggard; Parese Williams, New Hanover. TE– Rome Murphy, New Hanover. OL– Frankie Keller, Ashley; Joe Sculthorpe, Topsail; Cooper Booth, Hoggard; Marcel Anderson, New Hanover; Jordan Musselwhite, New Hanover. DL–Malik Douglas, South Brunswick; Devyn Bond, Hoggard; Malik Moore, Hoggard; Nykheinma Walker, New Hanover. LB– Anthony Andrews, Ashley; Coult Culler, Laney; Julius Reynolds, Hoggard. DB– Sam Frank, Laney; Sean Hewett, West Brunswick; Kirk Messick, Hoggard; Kenny Jarrett, New Hanover. P– Nicklaus Beecroft, South Brunswick. PK– Landon Mays, Hoggard. SP– Kenny Jarrett, New Hanover; Sean Hewett, West Brunswick

Second Team: QB– Tariq Lane, Laney. RB– Ramone Simpson, New Hanover; Jesse Jewell, Ashley. WR– Harrison Smith, Hoggard; Quinlyn Moore, West Brunswick. TE– Luke Ward, Hoggard. OL– Corbin Bruton, South Brunswick; Justin Lemasters, Topsail; Gunner Barr, Hoggard; Grant Bowman, Laney; Josh Dispirito, West Brunswick. DL– Jared Daborowski, Laney; Daniel McRainey, West Brunswick; Kyle Delaney, Hoggard; John Hardy, New Hanover. LB– Zaire Hankins, West Brunswick; Kayshon Bragg, New Hanover; Jakeem Smith, Topsail. DB– Bruce Kopka, Ashley; Tyler Andrews, Topsail; Qadhafi Turner, Hoggard; Craig Bullock, New Hanover. P– Dylan Darguzas, West Brunswick. SP– Ramone Simpson, New Hanover; Harrison Smith, Hoggard

Honorable Mention: Ashley–QB Chris Kane, WR Conner Garvette, OL Eli Prindable. Hoggard–QB Austin Schoenleber. Laney–WR Jared Kelly, P Jackson Lee. New Hanover–OL Kerin Castillo, DL Rudy Zagal, DL Anthony Carr. South Brunswick–LB Austin Fleming. Topsail–OL Codie Howell. West Brunswick–QB Dylan Darguzas, RB Tavon Stanley, WR Ijaime Daniels, OL Mike Smith, LB Eric Bellamy.

Four County Conference

Honors: Player of the Year–Dijon Kenan, Wallace-Rose Hill.

All-Conference: Clinton–Kris Royal, Silas Herring, Jacob Smith, Lane Hall, Khari Fryar, T.J. Boone, Chandler Whitfield. East Bladen–Farrell Murchison, Jaylan Herring, Alex Stephens, Larrell Murchison, Jaquan Jones. Midway–Luke Clark, Taylor Calcutt, Cody Hoffman, Troy Spell, Jordan Thompson. Pender–Zac Jones, Jordan Rowell. Trask–Cameron Carr, Andrew Zachman. Union–Dezmond Faison, Dustin Alphin, Shyquan Brunson, Corey Smith. Wallace-Rose Hill–Dijon Kenan, Brian McAlister, Walker Imwalle, Roderick Newton, Kiese Ashe, Timmy Turner, Kaniel Smith. West Bladen–Ed Owens, Parker Allen, Malcom Vaught, Coby Lewis

East Central Conference

Honors:
Player of the Year–Josh Cabrera, Southwest Onslow. Coach of the Year: Bob Eason, Northside. Special Teams–Mason Albertson, East Duplin; J’veon Walker, Southwest Onslow.

All-Conference: Northside–Jake Erickson, Kris Curry, Khory Curry, Dawnoven Smith, Isaiah Wells, Gage Eason, Meshak Smith, Juwuan Eaddy. Southwest Onslow–Xavier Wells, Maleck Platt, Marcus Humphries, Isaih Corbins, Jimmy Taylor, Demonta Winbush. North Brunswick–Randy Clark, Jabril Robinson, Evin Bellamy, Dominique Blanks, Joe Johnson. East Duplin–Tyrone Roby, TJ Bizzell, Raquail Murphy, Troy Blizzard. Dixon–Malik Simmons, Robbi Wyble, Seth Schoonover, Scott Goldman. Croatan–Ethan Bridges, Andrew Colborn, Beau Bryan.

Three Rivers Conference

Honors:
Offensive Player of the Year–Terrin Manning, Whiteville. Defensive Player of the Year–Reggie Frink, South Columbus. Coaches of the Year–Jake Foniville, South Columbus; Luke Little, Whiteville.

First Team: South Columbus–Dashaun Daniels, Perry Keene, Samuel Dixon Jr., Gage McPherson, Reid Worley, Quinlan Hammond, Rashaad Chatman. Whiteville–Aljere Adams, Adam Bastug, Zach Wilson, Dylan Williams, Tyqwann McDougal, Garrett Wilson, Bradley Merritt, Gerardo Maggioli. St. Pauls–Shayron Jones, Malik Livingston, Chuck Walters, Daymien McMillan, Tim Billinger. Fairmont–Jarrod Neal, DeShawn Fields, Shemar Barfield, Naim Bellamy, Zach Gibson. South Robeson–Juan Ellerbee, Andrew Hill, Michael Smith, Tyler Roller. Red Springs–Blake Greene, CJ McGeachy, Markeiss Blue, Deandre Hallman. East Columbus–Nick McClure, Carlos Campbell, Ryan Howard, Elijah Gresham. West Columbus–Kalyk Banks, Adrian Buie, Tanner Daniels.

Second Team: South Columbus–Khalil Soles, Ryan Armstrong, Wade Floyd, Preston Worley, Andrew Register, Matt Miller, Cephus McGill, Justin Dudley. Whiteville–Spencer Campbell, Antonio Powell, Taj Powell, Tasean Shipman, Antonio Faulk, Austin Reaves, Nic Ciamillo, Nate Powell. St. Pauls–Daquan Blue, Xavier Downing, Javon Crawford, Michael Freeman, Alex Jones. Fairmont–Ethan Baldwin, Quenton Walker, Shyheim Hines, Kashawn Leonard, Damian Ransom, Silas Oxendine. South Robeson–Corbin Hunt, Angelo Brown, Adam Miller, TJ Smith, Darius Munley. Red Springs–Terry Collins, Jamison Baker, Jalik Woods, Eric Graham, Dwayne Fairley. East Columbus–Jaech Austin, Khydeim Robinson, Greg Melvin, Jalen Dumas, Tavon Pierce. West Columbus–Rolston Bromell, Tommy Bryant, Anthony Davis.