Wednesday, December 24, 2008

N.C. All-State Prep Football Team named

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — West Rowan went from first-time state champion to headlining The Associated Press All-State prep football team for North Carolina.
Running back Kevin Parks, offensive lineman Tim Pangburn and defensive lineman Chris Smith made the 2008 team for the Falcons, who won the Class 3-A championship with the most successful season in school history. Greensboro Dudley and Fayetteville Britt each had two selections in voting results released Wednesday.
Parks earned 16 of a possible 20 votes from sports writers around the state after running for more than 2,800 yards and 43 touchdowns. Offensive linemen Whit Barnes of Rocky Mount, David Collins of East Forsyth and Xavier Nixon of Britt had 18 votes to lead the 30-man squad.
Nixon and punter Matt Milisor of Greensboro Page made the team for the second straight year.
Pangburn and Smith, who had 26 sacks, helped West Rowan (15-1) beat West Craven 35-7 in the state title game earlier this month. That capped a five-year run in which West Rowan won at least 10 games and clinched a share of the North Piedmont Conference title.
Dudley had quarterback Ricky Lewis and defensive lineman Chris Neal make the team after the Panthers (16-0) beat Kannapolis Brown for their second straight state championship. Britt had Nixon — the nation's sixth-ranked recruit according to Scout.com — and quarterback Everett Proctor, who made the team at athlete after helping the team reach the 4-AA title game.
Joining Parks and Lewis in the backfield was Thomasville running back Jonathan Hinson-Braddy, while West Craven's Erik Highsmith, Gastonia Ashbrook's Jheranie Boyd and Murphy's Georgie Kerber were picked at receiver. Charlotte Catholic's Tucker Windle made the team at tight end, and Bunn's Ty Howle rounded out the offensive line.
Lenoir Hibriten defensive back Quin Smith earned 15 votes to lead the defense after averaging 17 tackles with six interceptions along with 1,580 yards rushing and 27 touchdowns on offense. Joining Smith in the secondary was Kinston's Kewitt Koonce, East Mecklenburg's Tray Sanders and Kannapolis Brown's Xavier Watson.
Chapel Hill's Jared McAdoo and Jacksonville Northside's Donte Moss anchored the defensive line along with Dudley's Neal, West Rowan's Smith and Yanceyville Yancey's Michael Brooks.
Matthews Butler's Hawatha Bell, South Columbus' Jonathan Buffkin and Richmond County's Justin Jackson made the team at linebacker to round out the defense.
On special teams, Milisor tied with Wilmington Hoggard's Marcus Lee for punter, while Rocky Mount's Nick Hahula made the team at place-kicker and West Iredell's P.J. Clyburn — who returned four kickoffs for touchdowns before opponents stopped kicking to him — was voted as kick returner.
North Pitt's Maurice Williams tied Proctor for athlete after running for nearly 1,100 yards on offense while also tallying four interceptions and holding kickoff- and punt-return duties.

2 comments:

wadell said...

anthony carrothers is the all state qb and josh hunter as a db

scout13 said...

how about the man of steel per scout.com Marco Gupton