Central Gwinnett makes just enough plays in 28-24 win at South Gwinnett

Central Gwinnett's Jarren Williams (2) gets past South Gwinnett's Justin Mascoll (7) during Friday night's game at South Gwinnett in Snellville. (Photo: Karl L. Moore)


Offensive Player of the Year: Matthew Hill, Brookwood, Sr.

Technically listed as a receiver, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound senior did a little bit of everything for the Broncos this season, catching 52 passes for 879 yards and seven touchdown, ran for 695 yards and four TDs on 76 carries, returning 21 punts for 349 yards and a TD and eight kickoffs for 262 yards and a score, good for 2,185 all-purpose yards. The Auburn commit even contributed 13 tackles and two sacks on defense

Defensive Player of the Year: Jayden McDonald, North Gwinnett, Sr.

The 6-1, 213-pound senior was a one-man wrecking crew at times this season, recording 93 total tackles, including 12 tackles for loss, and 12 1/2 sacks, to go along with four interceptions, three caused fumbles, two fumble recoveries and three quarterback hurries. The Rutgers commit save his best for the Bulldogs’ run towards the program’s first state championship, with big games in a second-round playoff win over Grayson and the Class AAAAAAA state title game against Colquitt County

Coach of the Year: Jason Carrera, Meadowcreek

In his third season as Meadowcreek’s head coach, Carrera led the Mustangs, who had won just five games in 13 seasons prior to his arrival, to a historic season with a 7-5 record, tying the school single-season record for wins, and including the program’s first winning season since 1990 and first postseason appearance since 1989



QB Jarren Williams, Central Gwinnett, Sr.

214-348-4 for a Gwinnett-best 3,015 yards and 28 TDs. Signed to Miami

RB Dante Black, Brookwood, Sr.

324 car., 1,927 yards, 32 TDs rushing; 14 rec., 268 yards, 4 TDs receiving

RB Kyler McMichael, Greater Atlanta Christian, Sr.

128 car., 1,473 yards, 24 TDs rushing; 5 rec., 27 yards receiving. Signed with Clemson

WR Malachi Carter, Mountain View, Sr.

Set Gwinnett Co. public school record with 1,348 yards and 19 TDs on 72 receptions. Signed with Georgia Tech

WR Miles Marshall, Parkview, Sr.

73 rec., 1,118 yards, 15 TDs receiving. Signed with Indiana

WR Khmari Thompson, Central Gwinnett, Sr.

Co. best 82 receptions for 1,131 yards and 12 TDs. Signed with Missouri

TE Brandon Shelnutt, Archer, Sr.

18 rec., 148 yards, 1 TD receving

OL Warren Ericson, North Gwinnett, Sr.

Stats unavailable. Signed with Georgia

OL John Harris, Mill Creek, Sr.

Graded out 88 percent on the season with 53 pancake blocks (103 for his career). Signed with Virginia Tech

OL Casey Holman, Brookwood, Sr.

Graded out at 94 percent of his blocking assignments for the season with 98 knockdown blocks. Named OL of the Year by the Gwinnett TD Club. Signed with Duke

OL Harry Miller, Buford, Jr.

Graded out at 91 percent on the season with team-best 109 knockdown blocks. Started at all three OL spots at different points of the season

OL Riley Simonds, Buford, Jr.

Graded out at 93 percent on the season with 107 knockdown blocks

All-purpose: Chauncey Williams, Meadowcreek, Sr.

Ran for a Gwinnett-best (and school-record) 2,221 yards and 30 TDs on 279 carries. Posted more than 2,600 all-purpose yards

K Sean Henderson, Greater Atlanta Christian, Sr.

Made 9 of 10 FG attempts and 70 of 74 PAT attempts; 42 of 83 kickoffs for touchbacks; Averaged 41.1 yards on 19 punts


DL Will Choloh, Archer, Sr.

63 total tackles, 15 TFLs, 7 sacks, 16 QB hurries, 1 PBU, 1 fumble recovery. Signed with Troy

DL Christopher Hinton, Greater Atlanta Christian, Jr.

39 total tackles, 2 sacks, 1 INT; Also helped anchor Spartans’ OL

DL D.J. Horne, Brookwood, Sr.

134 tackles, 37 TFLs, 13 sacks, 29 QB hurries, 2 caused fumbles, 1 fumble recovery. Signed with Tuskegee

LB Blake Carroll, Mountain View, Sr.

65 tackles, 14 TFLs, 10½ sacks, 3 INTs, 3 PBUs, 2 caused fumbles, 2 fumble rec. Also 57-597, 7 TDs as an RB. Signed with Ga. State

LB Chris Cotter, Brookwood, Sr.

Gwinnett-best 189 tackles, 11½ TFLs, ½ sack, 12 QB hurries, 1 INT, 1 PBU, 1 caused fumble. Also 11 rec., 143 yards, 4 TDs as a TE

LB Anthony Grant, Buford, Sr.

Team-best 96 total tackles, 9 TFLs, 9 QB hurries, 3 sacks, 1 INT; Also ran for team-best 966 yards and 20 TDs on just 125 carries (7.7 ypc), caught 6 passes for 42 yards, 4 punt ret. for 58 yards, 6 KO ret. for 136 yards for 1,202 all-purpose yards

LB Owen Pappoe, Grayson, Jr.

Through 8 games: 62 tackles, 9 TFLs, 3 sacks, 10 QB hurries, 1 PBU, 1 caused fumble, 1 fumble recovery, 2 blocked punts

DB Andrew Booth, Archer, Jr.

64 tackles, 3 TFLs, 1 sack, 1 QB hurry, 4 INTs, 14 PBUs, 2 caused fumbles, 1 fumble recovery. Also had 8 rec., 199 yards, TD as WR

DB Taiyon Palmer, Archer, Sr.

30 tackles, 5 INTs, 6 PBUs; Also added 14 rec., 282 yards, 4 TDs as WR. Signed with Duke

DB Jalen Perry, Dacula, Jr.

44 tackles, 1 TFL, 3 INTs, 16 PBUs; Name DB of the Year by Gwinnett TD Club

DB Kendall Williamson, Brookwood, Sr.

94 tackles, 3 TFLs, 4 INTs, 5 PBUs, 1 QB hurry, 4 INTs, 1 caused fumble, 1 fumble recovery. Signed with Stanford

P Jake Camarda, Norcross, Sr.

Led Gwinnett Co. with 46.1-yard avg. on 44 punts.; 9 of 15 FG (long of 53 yards); 4 of 5 PATs. Named Specialist of the Year by the Gwinnett TD Club. Signed with Georgia



QB Fred Payton, Parkview, Sr.

RB Tyler Goodson, North Gwinnett, Jr.

RB Christian Malloy, Parkview, Sr.

WR Josh Downs, North Gwinnett, Soph.

WR Will Huzzie, Duluth, Sr.

WR Jallah Zeze, Central Gwinnett, Sr.

TE Payne Durham, Peachtree Ridge, Sr.

OL Jakai Clark, Grayson, Jr.

OL Collin Foster, Lanier, Sr,

OL Mark Haynes, Meadowcreek, Sr.

OL Trente Jones, Grayson, Jr.

OL Ford Roberts, GAC, Sr.

All-purpose: Tommy Rogers, Parkview, Sr.

K Carlos Ayala, Mountain View, Sr.



DL Robert Cooper, South Gwinnett, Sr.

DL Justin Mascoll, South Gwinnett, Sr.

DL Colby Wooden, Archer, Jr.

LB Jomier Augustine, Collins Hill, Sr.

LB Kameron Brown, Lanier, Jr.

LB Terrion Dangerfield, Norcross, Sr.

LB Shaka Heyward, Mill Creek, Sr.

DB Warren Burrell, North Gwinnett, Jr.

DB Jonathan Gipson, Mill Creek, Sr.

DB D.J. Turner, North Gwinnett, Jr.

DB Peyton Woulard, Collins Hill, Sr.

P Matt Campbell, Mill Creek, Sr.



QB Banks Ramsey, Wesleyan, Sr.

RB Evan Anderson, Collins Hill, Sr.

RB Christian Turner, Buford, Sr.

WR Isaiah McKoy, Norcross, Sr.

WR Zach Peterson, Wesleyan, Sr.

WR Malik Washington, Parkview, Jr.

WR Braylen Weems, Archer, Jr.

OL Jonathan Adams, Parkview, Sr.

OL Josh Ezeudu, Archer, Sr.

OL Brandon Joseph, Central Gwinnett, Sr.

OL Bradley Kopdylowski, Mountain View, Sr.

OL Braelen Marshall, Parkview, Sr.

All-purpose: Chandler Lewis, Hebron, Sr.

K Cole Hanna, Norcross, Sr.


DL Qu’Vella Calhoun, Meadowcreek, Sr.

DL Jaelin Humphries, Mountain View, Jr.

DL Nazir Sy, Norcross, Sr.

LB Landen Berlin, Dacula, Sr.

LB Solomon Egbe, Grayson, Sr.

LB Jordan Roman, Archer, Sr.

LB Herbert Winborne, Grayson, Sr.

DB Jalen Alexander, Grayson, Jr.

DB Marquel Broughton, Mountain View, Sr.

DB Trey Morrison, Greater Atlanta Christian, Sr.

DB Jack Oesterle, Discovery, Sr.

P Angelo DiSpigna, Brookwood, Sr.

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