Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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February 1, 2011

Virginia all-state football includes six from area

RICHMOND, Va. — Five Richlands Blue Tornado football players and one Honaker Tiger made the Virginia AP all-state list released on Monday.

First-team selections from state runner-up Richlands were linebacker Cody Thomas; lineman Will Lowe; and Brad Strong, chosen as the kick returner.

Honaker senior Blake Gent is a first-team All-Group A defensive back.

Richlands’ Justin Hess and Devon Johnson made the second team.

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2010 AP All-Group AA Football Team

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The 2010 All-Group AA scholastic football team of The Associated Press as selected by a statewide panel of sports writers:

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

Wide Receivers - Josh Ingram, Powhatan, 5-10, 161, Senior; Deshon Foxx, Brookville, 5-10, 165, Senior. Tight End - Dakota Jackson, Northside, 6-4, 220, Junior. Tackles - Landon Turner, Harrisonburg, 6-5, 311, Senior; Nate St. Clair, Christiansburg, 5-8, 198, Senior. Guards - Dustin Edwards, Poquoson, 6-0, 240, Junior; Ryan Moran, Northside, 6-2, 235, Senior. Center - Patrick Derrickson, Briar Woods, 5-11, 225, Senior. Quarterback - Simon Pendleton, Eastern View, 5-9, 190, Junior. Running backs - Michael Holmes, Harrisonburg, 6-0, 190, Senior; Deandre Reeves, Dominion, 5-10, 175, Senior; Michael Brownlee, Briar Woods, 5-8, 170, Senior. Placekicker - Colby Cooke, Goochland, 6-3, 175, Junior. Kick returner - Brad Strong, Richlands, 5-8, 160, Senior. Utility - Garrett Diehl, Fauquier, 5-7, 170, Senior.

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

Line - Derek Dowrey, Handley, 6-2, 280, Junior; Dylan Stallings, Grafton, 6-4, 210, Junior; Ervin Buchannon, Christiansburg, 5-8, 242, Junior; Will Lowe, Richlands, 6-3, 280, Senior. Linebackers - Luke Hill, Poquoson, 5-10, 180, Senior; Cortez Carter, Liberty-Bealton, 5-11, 215, Senior; Damien Carter, Amherst, 5-11, 237, Senior; Cody Thomas, Richlands, 6-3, 180, Senior. Backs - Maha Williams, Courtland, 5-11, 165, Senior; Scott Rolin, Briar Woods, 5-9, 175, Senior; Michael Cole, Cave Spring, 6-2, 205, Senior; Joel Phillips, Broadway, 5-10, 173, Senior. Punter - Boomer Kaczmarzewski, Millbrook, 6-3, 175, Junior

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

Wide Receivers - Darius Sanford, Fauquier, 5-11, 175, Junior; Thomas Smith, Lafayette, 6-3, 221, Junior. Tight End - Jack Reimers, Loudoun County, 6-3, 190, Senior. Tackles - Trevor Jenkins, Goochland, 6-5, 288, Senior; Will Campbell, James Monroe, 6-4, 290, Senior. Guards - Justin Hess, Richlands, 6-6, 295, Junior; John Dennis, Louisa, 6-2, 322, Junior. Center - Nick Kroko, James Monroe, 6-3, 230, Senior. Quarterback - Kendall Becraft, Brookville, 6-0, 165, Sophomore. Running backs - Jordan Hartman, Millbrook, 5-6, 152, Senior; Devon Johnson, Richlands, 6-2, 210, Junior; Meech Coles, Staunton River, 6-0, 175, Senior. Placekicker - David Clements, Briar Woods, 5-9, 150, Junior; Donovan Varney, Handley, 5-10, 165, Junior. Kick returner - Connor Settle, Eastern View, 5-8, 150, Senior. Utility - Harvey Taylor, Magna Vista, 5-7, 169, Junior.

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