Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Associated Press N.C. All-State Football Team announced

West Rowan keeps racking up wins, state championships and spots on The Associated Press All-State prep football team for North Carolina.

For the third straight year, the Falcons followed a state title by placing at least three players on the AP squad. Offensive lineman Charles Holloway, and defensive backs Domonique Noble and Eric Cowan were voted on the 2010 team by 15 sports writers from across the state in results released Wednesday.

The Falcons (16-0) won a third straight state title and extended their winning streak to a nation-best 46 games.

Last season, West Rowan and Butler each had four players make the AP team. Butler, which won a second straight 4-AA title and as a 31-game winning streak, had two players this season: linebackers Stephan Amoah and Kris Frost.

Mallard Creek, Monroe Piedmont and Winston-Salem Carver each had two players on the team as the only other schools with multiple All-State picks.

Holloway earned 11 votes to share leading vote-getter honors with Durham Hillside's Vad Lee at quarterback, Anson County's Stephone Anthony – who was among the AP Top 100 and AP South Region Top 25 list of recruits – at linebacker and Newton-Conover's Octavius Harden at kick returner.

Mallard Creek offensive lineman Devin Flowers and Myers Park punter Miller Snyder were the only other players to earn at least 10 votes.

Mallard Creek also had offensive lineman DeMarcus Humphries make the team, while Piedmont also had a pair of All-State offensive linemen with Jacob Brewer and Stewart Hinson. Carver placed two on the team with defensive lineman SamQuan Evans and defensive back Denzel Rice.

The team grew this year due to several ties for the final spot at each position. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge's K.J. Brent and Asheville Erwin's Shaquan Curenton tied for the last receiver spot with seven votes each.

Brewer and Hinson tied with Wake Forest-Rolesville's Dylan Intemann and Western Guilford's Brock Stadnik with five votes on the offensive line. Cowan, Salisbury's Darien Rankin and Burlington Cummings' Trey Smith tied for a spot in the secondary with five votes.

Boiling Springs Crest's Trever Austin and Southwest Onslow's Zach Matics each earned six votes to share All-State honors at place-kicker
-- Associated Press


Anonymous said...

Impressive for Stephan Amoah, since he doesn't appear to be highly recruited,not getting the warranted attention for his play. Now maybe he gets recognized. He is a fine young man, FB Player, Wrestler, Dream Team Captain and someone to be proud of. Congrats

Anonymous said...

Like Snyder at the punting position, the Charlotte area placekickers on the ballot were much stronger (judged by their national rankings and season performance) than the co-winners. Who gets to vote for this team, anyway??

Anonymous said...

you got to be Jawan Edwards, if he aint the best running back in this state please tell me who is

Anonymous said...

I think there are several punters in NC that got overlooked. National rankings and results that come into play from expensive combine$ should not matter when it comes to picking All State teams. Not everyone has the funds to attend these events that are run by private expensive instructor$. The All State team should be picked from game results so that everyone is on the same playing field. Look at the game stats and explain how someone averaging 51 yards per punt is pverlooked for someone averaging 37.

Anonymous said...

Its a shame politics out way play. A kid out of North Meck, Andrew Yost had 151 tackles this year. More then both linebackers out of Butler COMBINED. An under recruited kid deserves a lot more recognition then he gets.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to all. I have a son that I think should have made it because of his great stats. I have no idea how these selections are made.(including shrine bowl) I know the Frost kid personally and I think he is the best linebacker in North Carolina period! However, I am not sure he played better than some other backers in the area this year. There are a lot of good players in NC. It must be a tough job making these selections.

Anonymous said...

The kicker from SWO is all that. Very impressive on kickoffs and field goals.

Punters cannot always be based on avg. Punting is a very technical position in the game. Can be one of the best "defensive" players for a team.

Anonymous said...

The problem I have is the selection of the coach of the year. Truly I think the Coach of the year should have went to Coach Antonio King of Hillside High.
While the coach from West Rowan is deserving it just that he had won it before.
Coach only second year at Head Coach at Hillside High School and he wins a State Championship
and this is Hillside First State Championship since 1943

Now you tell me that race this not play a factor in this selection
yes or not