By R. Alan Richardson
The Georgia High SchoolFootball Daily (GHSFD) re-cently came out with their2018 8-AAA All-Regionteam. Morgan County waswell represented on thatprestigious list with threeBulldogs making the beston o ense and four playershighlighting the top defen-sive players in the Region.
O ensively, junior quar- terback Trent Folds made the team along with Je er- son’s Carter Stephenson. Junior wide receiver Kei- rreon Farley was nominat- ed as one of the top four receivers in the league, and Gavyn Lewis was named as a sophomore as an All-Area o ensive lineman. Player-
of-the-year was no surpriseas Monroe’s senior quar-terback Chandler Byrongrabbed the award whilethe o ensive player-of-the-year also came from the8-AAA Champion Hurri-canes. Running back Jakia ompson was given thathonor.
Defensively, the Dogs had another junior, Cole Free- man, named as one of the top linebackers in Region play. e Dogs’ secondary, under Coach Brett Bell as the defensive coordinator and Carter Shultz as the defensive back coach, was one of the tops in the Re- gion having three defensive backs being honored. Ju- nior Seth Robinson, sopho- more Denver Laughlin, and senior Georgia Tech signee Jordan Hu got the nod as
tops in 8-AAA.
Looking closely at this
list, only one (Jordan Hu ) is a senior. Coach Bill Malone’s young squad from 2018 is poised to make some serious noise when it comes to the 2019 season. Below is a complete list of the 8-AAA All-Region Team as compiled by the GHSFD.
Player of the Year: QB Chandler Byron, Monroe Area, Sr.
O ensive Player of the Year: RB Jakia ompson, Monroe Area, Sr.
Defensive Player of the Year: DE Kaimon Rucker, Hart County, Jr.
QB – Carter Stephenson, Je erson, So.
QB – Trent Folds, Mor-
gan County, Jr.
RB – Titlan Wells, Frank-
lin County, Jr.
RB – Malachi omas,
Hart County, So.
RB – Cale Swift, Franklin
RB – Calab Adair, East
FB – Paxton Corkery, Jef-
WR – Emmanuel Okwu-
dili, Monroe Area, Sr.
WR – Keirreon Farley,
Morgan County, Jr.
WR – Crew Phillips, Hart
WR – Sammy Elegreet,
Je erson, Sr.
TE – Cane Berrong, Hart
OL – C.J. Garrett, Mon-
roe Area, Sr.
OL – John Bu ngton,
Franklin County, Sr.
OL – Cooper Jensen,
Monroe Area, Jr.
OL – Cody Varner, Frank-
lin County, Sr.
OL – Gavyn Lewis, Mor-
gan County, So.
OL – Johnathan Foun-
tain, Jackson County, Sr. OL – Caden Hart, Hart
OL – Ryan Godfrey, Jef-
OL – Mason Ware, Je er-
DL – Justin Key, Jackson County, Sr.
DL – Andrew King, Jack- son County, So.
DL – Corbin Burton, Hart County, Jr.
LB – Ja’Qarius Booker, Monroe Area, Sr.
LB – Jayden Davis, Mon- roe Area, Sr.
LB – Chase McGarity, Franklin County, Sr.
LB – Cole Freeman, Mor- gan County, Jr.
LB – Elijah Pierce, Jack- son County, Sr.
LB – Shannon Byron, Monroe Area, Jr.
LB – Rem Maxwell, Jef- ferson, So.
DB – Seth Robertson, Morgan County, Jr.
DB – Denver Laughlin, Morgan County, So.
DB – Jordan Hu , Mor- gan County, Sr.
DB – Isaiah Glasper, Monroe Area, Sr.
DB – Elijah Compton, Monroe Area, Sr.
DB – Monte Maxwell, Hart County, So.
DB – Zac Corbin, Je er- son, Sr.
DB – Cole Potts, Je er- son, Sr.
PK/P – Brandon Fergu- son, Monroe Area, Sr.