Player of the Year: Peter Lawson, Piedmont
Coach of the Year: Barney Hester, Tattnall Square
First team offense
QB John Rader, Tattnall Square, Sr.
Rader only played in the final half of the season, but there was no mistaking his impact on the championship team. He accounted for 921 yards and 16 touchdowns.
RB Myles Swain, Mount de Sales, Sr.
While only playing in seven games at full strength, Swain rushed for 960 yards and 14 touchdowns.
RB Austin Simmons, Stratford, Jr.
Macon’s leading rusher accounted for 1,828 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns.
RB Ken Spears, Stratford, Soph.
Spears rushed for 1,201 yards and 15 touchdowns on 138 carries.
WR Damian Bacon, John Milledge, Sr.
Bacon caught 37 passes for 594 yards and five touchdowns.
WR Travis Hite, Covenant, Sr.
Hite caught 40 passes for 457 yards and eight touchdowns.
OL Daniel Leinweber, Piedmont, Sr.
A four-year starter, Leinweber helped block for a 2,000-yard running back.
OL Charlie Grossnickle, Stratford, Sr.
Grossnickle led the way for two 1,000-yard rushers this season.
OL B.T. Walters, John Milledge, Sr.
The senior earned all-state honors as the top blocker on an offense that rushed for 240 yards per game.
OL Jordan Elliott, Mount de Sales, Jr.
The Cavaliers’ top lineman helped pave the way for Swain during the team’s 7-0 start.
OL Jeremy Nable, Tattnall Square, Sr.
Tattnall’s lone all-state lineman showed versatility in blocking for multiple running backs who each had varied skill sets.
K Conner Alford, Tattnall Square, Sr.
Alford made three of his four field goal attempts and finished the season with 56 points.
ATH Ryan Blizzard, John Milledge, Sr.
Blizzard passed for 1,002 yards and eight touchdowns and rushed for 688 yards and six touchdowns.
ATH Reece Freel, Covenant, Sr.
Freel passed for 1,676 yards and 17 touchdowns and rushed for 607 and five touchdowns.
ATH Zach Benjamin, Piedmont, Sr.
The Cougars quarterback also served as a playmaking kick returner, taking one back for a touchdown. He also rushed for 1,190 yards and 22 touchdowns and passed for another six scores.
First team defense
DL Mike Fox, Stratford, Sr.
Fox anchored an Eagles’ front with his 120 tackles and seven sacks.
DL Seth Harvey, Piedmont, Sr.
The Cougars’ defensive lineman has a Georgia Southern offer to go with 76 tackles, eight tackles for loss and three pass breakups.
DL Andrew Layson, Tattnall Square, Sr.
Layson was Tattnall’s only two-way player, finishing with 57 tackles, eight tackles for loss and five sacks to go with 1,096 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns.
DL Jeremiah Cotton, Mount de Sales, Jr.
The Cavaliers’ defensive tackle had 109 tackles and three sacks.
LB Tyler Ward, Tattnall Square, Jr.
Arguably the best defensive player in the GISA, Ward finished with 144 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and four sacks.
LB R.C. Brown, Stratford, Sr.
Brown finished with 161 tackles, three sacks, two fumble recoveries and one blocked kick.
LB Brandon Bailey, Westfield, Sr.
Bailey had 105 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions.
LB Jake Coursey, Windsor, Sr.
The Knights’ top player capped an all-state season with a strong performance on defense and a versatile contribution on offense.
DB Clay Bridges, Westfield, Sr.
Westfield’s MVP finished with 88 tackles, one fumble recovery and one blocked punt.
DB Greer Smith, Stratford, Jr.
The Eagles’ best defensive back had 123 tackles, four interceptions and one fumble recovery.
DB Cole Waddell, Tattnall Square, Sr.
Waddell led all Middle Georgians with nine interceptions to go with 41 tackles.
DB Seth Hattaway, Mount de Sales, Sr.
Hattaway had two interceptions and 64 tackles. He also caught 23 passes for 373 yards and five touchdowns.
UTIL Erik Austell, CFCA, Sr.
Had 119 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and seven sacks to go with 1,788 total yards and 15 touchdowns on offense.
UTIL Cail Brinson, Tattnall Square, Sr.
Brinson made 102 tackles, nine sacks and three tackles for loss.
P Stephen Murphy, Mount de Sales, Sr.
The ambidextrous senior averaged 37 yards per punt.
RET Ross Coleman, Gatewood, Sr.
Coleman returned five kicks for touchdowns for the Gators.
Brentwood: Andy Bonifay, Damon Harris, Garrett Riggs
CFCA: Hunter Jump
Covenant: Zeke Freel, Joel Walters
Crisp Academy: Jeff McKinney, Justin McKinney
Fullington: Adam Everidge
Gatewood: Trevor Bowden, Cody Copelan
John Milledge: Trae Beck, Andrew Hayes, Cooper Morgan, Wynn Owen, Justin Parham
Mount de Sales: John Garrett Abernathy, Wil Bentley, Zack Daniel, Donald Fleming, Kyle Patch, Dontarrius Thomas
Piedmont: Austin Corley, Jake Dunagan
Stratford: Mac Baggarley, Mason Elmore, Jordi Gaton, Reed Puckett, Kyle Smith
Tattnall Square: Clay Humphries, Dylan Leach, Taylor Morgan, Forrest Selman, Arthur Williams
Trinity Christian: Patrick Evans, Mike Willis
Westfield: Landon Beaman, Dustin Hall, Jordan Minor
Windsor: Kaleb Fuller