Tuesday, December 20, 2011

N.C. Associated Press All-State team announced

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – State champion Havelock and finalist Shelby Crest each placed two players on The Associated Press all-state prep football team for 2011 in North Carolina.

Havelock receiver Pharoh Cooper and versatile threat Zach LaHaie led their school to the Class 3-A championship and an unbeaten season, while Crest defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard and defensive back Rhaheim Ledbetter – a Florida recruit – made the team after helping their school reach the 3-AA final. They were the only schools to have multiple AP all-state picks on the 27-player squad in voting results released Tuesday.

Two others players – Greensboro Page quarterback James Summers and Tarboro running back Todd Gurley II – also made the team after leading their schools to state championships. Summers is a North Carolina State recruit.

Charlotte Mallard Creek offensive lineman and Florida recruit D.J. Humphries was a unanimous pick on all 16 ballots from sports writers across the state to make the team for the second straight season. Western Guilford offensive lineman Brock Stadnik, a South Carolina recruit, also made the team for the second straight year.

Joining Summers and Gurley in the offensive backfield was Raleigh Millbrook running back and Georgia recruit Keith Marshall, while East Chapel Hill's Alex Moore and Western Alamance's B.J. Bunn joined Cooper at receiver. Charlotte Catholic's Mark Harrell (Notre Dame recruit), South Mecklenburg's Casey Blaser (Duke recruit) and Davie County's Cole Blankenship joined Humphries and Stadnik on the offensive line, while South Granville's Matthew Fuhr made the team at tight end.

Durham Hillside lineman Jamal Marcus had 14 votes to lead the all-state defense, joining Bullard, Forest City Chase's Carlos Watkins and West Forsyth's Alex McCalister in the front four.

Charlotte Vance's Larenz Bryant, Charlotte Berry's Nick Dawson and Matthews Butler's Peter Kalambayi made the team at linebacker.

In the secondary, Morganton Freedom's Marcus Kincaid, Hope Mills South View's B.J. Fields and Indian Trail Porter Ridge's Chris Duffy joined Ledbetter on the team.

For special teams, Charlotte Latin's Paul Griggs was voted in at place-kicker, Northwest Cabarrus' Bradley Pinion (Clemson recruit) was selected at punter and Greenville Rose's Marquis Gorham made the team as a kick returner.

2011 AP all-state prep football team for NC By The Associated Press
The voting breakdown for the 2011 Associated Press all-state prep football team for North Carolina, as cast by a 16 statewide media members in voting results released Tuesday. Number of votes are in parentheses.


QB–James Summers, Greensboro Page (6)

RB–Todd Gurley II, Tarboro (15)

RB–Keith Marshall, Raleigh Millbrook (8)

WR–Alex Moore, East Chapel Hill (10)

WR–Pharoh Cooper, Havelock (8)

WR–B.J. Bunn, Western Alamance (7)

TE–Matthew Fuhr, South Granville (12)

OL–D.J. Humphries, Charlotte Mallard Creek (16)

OL–Mark Harrell, Charlotte Catholic (14)

OL–Brock Stadnik, Western Guilford (11)

OL–Casey Blaser, South Mecklenburg (8)

OL–Cole Blankenship, Davie County (6)



DL–Jamal Marcus, Durham Hillside (14)

DL–Jonathan Bullard, Shelby Crest (13)

DL–Carlos Watkins, Forest City Chase (9)

DL–Alex McCalister, West Forsyth (5)

LB–Larenz Bryant, Charlotte Vance (12)

LB–Nick Dawson, Charlotte Berry (9)

LB–Peter Kalambayi, Matthews Butler (8)

DB–Marcus Kincaid, Morganton Freedom (9)

DB–Rhaheim Ledbetter, Shelby Crest (9)

DB–B.J. Fields, Hope Mills South View (7)

DB–Chris Duffy, Indian Trail Porter Ridge (6)



PK–Paul Griggs, Charlotte Latin (9)

P–Bradley Pinion, Northwest Cabarrus (11)

KR–Marquis Gorham, Greenville Rose (8)

ATH–Zach LaHaie, Havelock (5)


lovely said...

Germone Hopper should have had 16 votes for offense wr

Anonymous said...

A Lovely, I am with you on that one. Germone is one of the best players in the state!

Anonymous said...

Austin Duke led the state in recieving touchdowns and led Indy to a 10-2 record

Anonymous said...

The Butler LB is way over rated. "Big" players need to big in important games. He was a no-show in the playoffs.

Anonymous said...

The fact that Okwara (DE-Ardrey Kell)and Duke (WR-Independence) are not on this team make this a joke.

Anonymous said...

No way AK LB makes Team. Not a top ten lb in the state. He looked lost during the shrine bowl

Anonymous said...

Sean Wiggins from Butler. Leader of the defense with most tackles? Wheres he at. This list is based on D-1 offers to the players.