Grayer, O'Neal top 4-AAAA All-Region team

jheeter@macon.comDecember 18, 2012 

Not a huge surprise here, but Noah Grayer and Johnny O'Neal were named the Region 4-AAAA players of the year.

Grayer led a Westside renaissance that saw the Seminoles bounce back from 2011's 5-5 season. The Seminoles went 9-1 in the regular season this year, but the celebration was dampened by a home playoff loss in the first round to South Effingham.

O'Neal lived up to his hype, earning a third-straight all-region selection. O'Neal, who has committed to Georgia, led his team in most defensive categories.

Westside head coach Sheddrick Risper won the coach of the year honors after the Seminoles finished the region schedule undefeated. Josh Mays (Mary Persons) and Matt Long (Perry) were named scholar athletes of the year by the region.

All-Region 4-AAAA team

Offensive Player of the Year: Noah Grayer, Westside

Defensive Player of the Year: Johnny O’Neal, West Laurens

Scholar athlete of the year: Matt Long, Perry

Scholar athlete of the year: Josh Mays, Mary Persons

Coach of the year: Sheddrick Risper, Westside

First-team offense

OL - Derrick Washington, Baldwin, Sr.

OL - Jamal Green, West Laurens, Jr.

OL - Joe Rucker, Perry, Sr.

OL - Christian Dean, Westside, Sr.

OL - Heath Warren, Mary Persons, Sr.

WR - Shannon Smith, Westside, Sr.

WR - Shakenneth Williams, Rutland, Jr.

WR - Marcus English, Baldwin, Sr.

QB - Tajihea Chambers, Baldwin, So.

RB - Nick Davis, Mary Persons, Sr.

RB - Kentavious Thomas, Baldwin, So.

ATH - Akebren Ralls, Mary Persons, Jr. First-team defense

DL - Shawn Greene, Perry, Jr.

DL - Jalen Lawrence, Westside, Sr.

DL - Keven Jones, Mary Persons, Sr.

DL - Jativous Jackson, Baldwin, Sr.

DL - Alexus Humphries, Howard, Sr.

DL - Markiel Bowen, Rutland, Sr.

LB - Tra Taylor, Mary Persons, Jr.

LB - Jamal Bagley, Perry, Sr.

LB - Rashaad Townes, Howard, Sr.

LB - Brian Whitaker, Westside, Sr.

LB - Marquez Thomas, Perry, Sr.

DB - A.J. Riley, Perry, Sr.

DB - D.J. Rozier, Veterans, So.

DB - Akebran Ralls, Mary Persons, Jr.

DB - Kimball Magee, Westside, Sr. First-team specialists

K - Daniel Ward, Perry, Jr.

P - Nick Martens, Perry, Sr.

RET - Kimball Magee, Westside, Sr. Second-team offense

OL - Tyler Camp, Mary Persons, So.

OL - Tevin Davis, Perry, Sr.

OL - Chantz Williams, Veterans, Sr.

OL - Jacob Reynolds, Rutland, Sr.

OL - Dilyn Knight, Perry, Jr.

WR - Daquavius Walker, Westside, Jr.

WR - Malik Broughton, Veterans, Sr.

WR - Macey Zellner, Mary Persons, Sr.

QB - Jordan Banks, Mary Persons, Sr.

RB - Daniel Hall, Westside, Sr.

RB - Gerald Carr, West Laurens, Sr.

ATH - Montez Chaney, Rutland, Jr.

Second-team defense

DL - Dalton Quarles, Veterans, Sr.

DL - Larante Noble, Perry, Sr.

DL - Cody Selph, West Laurens, Jr.

DL - Demarcus Davis, Mary Persons, So.

DL - Jarniaren Lowe, Howard, Jr.

LB - Glen Huston, Howard, Jr.

LB - Quen Shannon, Mary Persons, So.

LB - Luke Lineberger, Perry, Sr.

LB - C.J. Kleckley, Rutland, Sr.

DB - Reggie Mack, West Laurens, Sr.

DB - Jatavius Owens, Perry, Sr.

DB - Donta Shannon, Mary Persons, Sr.

DB - Shurron Havior, Baldwin, Sr. Second-team specialists

K - Tim Yalcin, Veterans, Jr.

P - Tim Yalcin, Veterans, Jr.

RET - Akbren Ralls, Mary Persons, Jr. Honorable mention: OL - Maurice Curry, Sr., Rutland; Cody Doolittle, Jr., Howard; Sam Watson, Jr., Mary Persons; Sean Swan, Sr., Perry; Tevin Grayer, Sr., Rutland. WR - Nick Martens, Sr., Perry; David James, Jr.; Westside, Bryan Horton, Sr., Veterans; Dareion Mays, Jr., Howard. QB - Deonte Solomon, Sr., Perry; Darren Tucker, Sr., Rutland; Garrell Quainton, So., West Laurens. RB - Ben Thomas, So., Veterans; Terri Newberry, Sr., Mary Persons; Mark Riley, Jr., Perry; Malik Doyle, Sr., Perry. ATH - A.J. Riley, Sr., Perry; Travosier Mitchell, Sr., West Laurens. DL - Randall Grier, Jr., Rutland; Zack Johnson, Sr., Veterans; Shermar Latimore, Sr., Baldwin; Cortez Broughton, Jr., Veterans; Shicobe Milner, Sr., Westside. LB - Nick Turner, Jr., West Laurens; Marchello Lewis, Sr., West Laurens; Tyrone Parker, Jr., Perry; Austin Rogers, Sr., Perry; Will Nobles, Jr., Veterans. DB - Malik Leggette, Jr., Veterans; Dearrious Oliver, Jr., Rutland; DeVonte Ellington, Jr., Rutland; Titus Scarlett, Sr., Howard; Taye Moye, Sr., West Laurens; Quen Head, So., Mary Persons; Travosier Mitchell, Sr., West Laurens. PK - Kenny Miller, Sr., Mary Persons. P - Nick Johstono, Sr., Howard.RET - AJ Riley, Sr., Perry

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