All-Middle Georgia GHSA Football Team

December 25, 2011 

Player of the Year: Marteze Waller, Putnam County

Co-Coaches of the Year: Chad Campbell, Peach County and Bryan Way, Warner Robins

First team


QB Makail Grace, Wilcox County, Jr.

The junior passed for a Middle Georgia-best 2,778 yards and 35 touchdowns with just six interceptions. He also rushed for six touchdowns and returned two interceptions for scores.

RB Tolerance Shepherd, Fitzgerald, Sr.

The senior rushed for 1,564 yards and 20 touchdowns to go with four receiving touchdowns.

RB Marte Polk, Northside, Sr.

The Eagles tailback rushed for 1,100 yards and 16 touchdowns despite splitting carries with teammate Curtis Martin.

RB Undre Williams, Jones County, Jr.

Williams rushed for 1,155 yards and 13 touchdowns in nine games to get the Greyhounds within a win of the playoffs.

WR Demarcus Robinson, Peach County, Jr.

Arguably the most dominant receiver in the state, Robinson caught 53 passes for 1,024 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also rushed for five scores.

WR Quez Mahogoney, Wilcox County, Sr.

The Patriots’ top receiver caught 47 passes for 976 yards and 13 touchdowns.

TE/WR Denarius Rutherford, Lamar County, Sr.

The Trojans’ top blocker led the way for an offense that rushed for more than 4,000 yards.

OL D.J. Williams, Northside, Sr.

The Eagles’ top blocker paved the way for a pair of running backs who rushed for a combined 2,000 yards.

OL Greg Farms, Warner Robins, Sr.

Farms was a key reason for the Demons’ rushing proficiency and the team’s return to prominence.

OL Brandon Wiggins, Peach County, Sr.

The undersized three-year starter helped lead the Trojans back to the Georgia Dome.

OL Ben East, Dublin, Sr.

The top offensive lineman for the Irish graded out at 86 percent and blocked for two 1,000-yard running backs.

OL Jim Dart, Warner Robins, Sr.

Dart had the highest grade of any Demons’ lineman, and he also received more votes than any other guard on the All-Region 1-AAAA team.

ATH Tavon Ross, Bleckley County, Soph.

Ross led the Royals back to the playoffs for the first time since 2005 with 1,210 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns to go with 809 passing yards and nine touchdowns.

ATH William Walker, Washington County, Jr.

Walker passed for 1,517 yards and 16 touchdowns and only five interceptions and rushed for 932 yards and eight touchdowns.

K Dillon Mixon, Northside, Sr.

Mixon made 15-of-20 field goals and missed only one of his 65 extra-point attempts.


DL Montravius Adams, Dooly County, Jr.

The Region 4-A Player of the Year finished with an eye-popping 44 tackles for loss and 24 sacks.

DL Frederick Walker, Lamar County, Sr.

The South Alabama commit and Region 4-AA Defensive Player of the Year helped push the Trojans to their first quarterfinals.

DL Leonard Floyd, Dodge County, Sr.

The UGA commit had 124 tackles, 31 tackles for loss and an interception. He also caught five touchdown passes.

DL Josh Chester, Northside, Sr.

The Eagles’ all-region defensive tackle had 52 tackles, seven tackles for loss and two sacks.

LB Johnny O’Neal, West Laurens, Jr.

One of the top junior prospects in Georgia finished with 137 tackles.

LB Ryan Bowman, Peach County, Sr.

The heart and soul of the Peach County defense had 110 tackles and six tackles for loss. He also holds the school record (and maybe the Middle Georgia record) for career starts with more than 50.

LB Moses Allen, Warner Robins, Sr.

The all-region pick spearheaded one of the best defenses in Middle Georgia and finished with 103 tackles and six tackles for loss.

LB Trey Payne, Northside, Jr.

The Eagles’ top defender had 95 tackles, nine tackles for loss, four sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

DB Donte Beckham, Baldwin, Sr.

Beckham joins Floyd, Payne and Hall as repeat All-Middle Georgia picks. The senior had 85 tackles and five interceptions while finishing with 12 total touchdowns.

DB Akebren Ralls, Mary Persons, Soph.

Ralls finished with eight interceptions and 73 tackles for the Bulldogs while also returning two kicks for scores.

DB Jalen Rountree, Warner Robins, Sr.

In only nine games on defense, Rountree had eight interceptions to help the Demons get to the semifinals.

DB Quay Searcy, Lamar County, Soph.

Searcy had 55 tackles and eight interceptions and three fumble recoveries. He also returned two kicks for scores.

UTIL Cassuas Hall, Peach County, Sr.

Hall played all over for the Class AAA runners-up, finishing with 120 tackles, 14 pressures, seven sacks and five tackles for loss.

P J.W. May, Washington County, Jr.

May led Middle Georgia punters with a 42.3-yard average. Opponents had zero return yards.

RET Keshun Hill, Northside, Jr.

Hill was a lethal punt returner, taking three back for touchdowns. He also accounted for 1,022 yards of offense and 12 touchdowns, with 730 yards and nine touchdowns coming through the air.

Second team


QB Jack Montgomery, Northside, Sr.

RB Demetrius Green, West Laurens, Sr.

RB Brian Sutton, Warner Robins, Sr.

RB Terrell Johnson, Westside, Sr.

WR Shannon Smith, Westside, Sr.

WR Malik Broughton, Veterans, Jr.

WR/TE Jontavious Carter, Crisp County, Sr.

OL C.J. Haslem, Northside, Sr.

OL Randall Mays, Mary Persons, Sr.

OL Jackson Williamson, Jones County, Sr.

OL Jonathon Morrell, Perry, Sr.

OL Michael Selby, Washington County, Jr.

ATH Cory Moss, Upson-Lee, Jr.

ATH DeAndre Thomas, Baldwin, Sr.

K Blake Lucas, Bleckley County, Sr.


DL Bryan McQuay, Peach County, Sr.

DL Johntre Gunn, Westside, Sr.

DL Greg Carswell, Warner Robins, Sr.

DL Anfirnee Chatfield, Northside, Jr.

LB Nigel Bowdon, Central, Jr.

LB Corey Lockett, Northside, Sr.

LB Kenny Foster, Mary Persons, Sr.

LB Michael Lee, Warner Robins, Sr.

DB Debarriaus Miller, Peach County, Sr.

DB Dearrius Oliver, Rutland, Soph.

DB Taz Thomas, Northside, Sr.

DB Marshall Taylor, Crisp County, Sr.

UTIL Maurice Martin, Dublin, Sr.

P Hunter Davis, Taylor County, Sr.

RET Tevin Underwood, Wilkinson County, Sr.

Third team


QB Kentel Kendrick, Peach County, Sr.

RB L.J. Stegall, Jeff Davis, Sr.

RB Cedric O’Neal, Dublin, Sr.

RB Malikee Bailey, Perry, Sr.

WR Johnathan Howard, Wilcox County, Jr.

WR Scott McCormick, FPD, Jr.

WR/TE Kyle Griffin, Warner Robins, Sr.

OL Fred Sparks, Upson-Lee, Sr.

OL Drew Foley, Northside, Sr.

OL Zeb Locke, Taylor County, Jr.

OL Terrell Battle, Westside, Sr.

OL Matthew Winters, Peach County, Jr.

ATH Brooks Stroud, FPD, Jr.

ATH David Whipple, Wilkinson County, Jr.

K Alfredo Cervantes, Peach County, Jr.


DL Lamont Wray, Peach County, Sr.

DL Trevion Brothers, Veterans, Sr.

DL D.J. Sanders, Washington County, Soph.

DL Austin Roberts, Northside, Sr.

LB Kalo Oglesby, FPD, Sr.

LB Alvarez Thomas, Monticello, Sr.

LB Raheen Carswell, Jones County, Sr.

LB Nicolas Heminger, Lamar County, Sr.

DB Jaquadrian Lewis, Fitzgerald, Sr.

DB Andreus Warthen, GMC, Sr.

DB Ronnie Cabiness Jr., Northeast, Sr.

DB Raheem Waller, Baldwin, Sr.

UTIL DeQuavius Walker, Westside, Soph.

P Rob East, Dublin, Sr.

RET Bradley Newkirk, Houston County, Jr.

Honorable mentions

Baldwin: Tajhea Chambers, Wydelric Denson, Rhett Hudson, Deon Kelsey, Shemarr Lattimore, Roshaun Miline, Chris Sealy, Derrick Washington

Bleckley County: Jaquantae Burns, Jordan McNease, Zack Moe, Dytrez Nelson

Central: Takori Clark, Keenan Jackson, Kavizea Oliver

Crawford County: Caleb Adams

Crisp County: Dontavious Colson, Deviontae Lewis, Trevor Shealy, Tracie Walker, Landon Whitman

Dodge County: Terrance Daniels, D’Eric McNair, Curtis Rushing, Dakota Yawn

Dooly County: JaErick Lundy, Alex McClendon

Dublin: Natavious Daniel, Donovan McCloud

East Laurens: Nick Fordham, Zeke George

FPD: Connor Albright, Ben DuBose, Micah Moore

Fitzgerald: Jerome Baker, Deion Bivens, Don Hill, Fred Hooks, Jacquille Johnson, Kaleb Nobles

GMC: Colby Lawrence, Ray Mosley, Nathan Thompson, Wesley Zant

Hawkinsville: Tyler Forrest

Houston County: Daryn Carter, Dylan Dunbar, Tyler Head, Hunter Heck, Kevin Moore, Taylor Ring, Matt Stagg, Daryl Vining

Howard: Josh Redding, Rashad Townes

Jeff Davis: Will Girtman

Johnson County: Aaron Ayala, Jakari Bridges

Jones County: Blake Connolly, Jared Johnson, Chance Kelley, Tracy Ross, Justin Tapia, Doug West

Lamar County: Lance Austin, Lawrence Austin, Maurice Bloodser, Tevin Childs, Tyler Scandrett

Mary Persons: Corey Head, G.J. Howland, Keven Jones, Rico Lyons, Mi’Derris Mann, Rico Ogletree, Tay Pennington, Juan Taylor

Monticello: Brandon Barger, Chris Thomas

Northeast: Detravius Burnette, James Hurst, D.J. Jackson, Allen Moss, Evarius Pleasant, Royvis Veal

Northside: A’Donis Hampton, Rodney Levine, Divinci Sanders, Miguel Williams

Peach County: Malcolm Colvin, Brandon Jones, Justin Jones

Perry: Jeremy Bogan, Tevin Davis, Shawn Greene, Calvin Howard, Nic Martens, Nathan Murphy, A.J. Riley, Mark Riley, Chris Stanley, Burt Stimus, Daniel Ward

Southwest: Joseph Lowder

Taylor County: Derrick Bodiford, Aaron Chappell, Jakevis Howell, Bo Johnson, Qua Johnson, Larry Mathews, Lawrence Mathews

Telfair County: Zak Pitt

Upson-Lee: Jacarus Carthon, Teion Davis, Cornell Harris, Dexter Reviere, Ezbon Risper, Rammond Robinson, Keaton Tomlin, Dontavious Tucker

Veterans: John Andersen, Jared Crews, Denico Jackson, Markis Leger, Jabari Leggette,, Jalen McCarty, Devante Mitchell, Corey Parks, Dylan Pierce

Warner Robins: Stephon Cross, Kyle Floyd

Washington County: Avery Archer, Nic Sanders

West Laurens: Marchello Lewis, Tre Thomas

Westside: Noah Grayer, Brandon West

Wilcox County: Johnny Dwight, Shun Hardemon, Jamaal Holmes, Milton Jackson, Brandon Lawson, Rohan Townsend, Alvin Williams

Wilkinson County: Rheeme Dupree, Tyler Franklin, Shinquez Underwood, Antonio Whipple, Jadarius Wiggins

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