Region 7-AA All-Region Team

Rockmart quarterback Javin Whatley (2) and Model defensive back Sam Silver (9) were both named to the Region 7-AA All-Region Football Team this week.

A first-year quarterback and a consistent defensive back were two of the top players in Region 7-AA this season as selected by the region’s coaches.

Rockmart’s Javin Whatley was named the 7-AA Player of the Year, while Pepperell safety Josh Ross was named the region’s Defensive Player of the Year. Chattooga running back Lashaun Lester earned Offensive Player of the Year honors.

Whatley has rushed and passed for over 1,000 yards each this season as the anchor of Rockmart’s high-powered offense. The junior played at wingback for the Jackets last season on their run to the Class AA state championship game.

Ross has been a threat in the Dragons’ secondary throughout his high school career and has overcome an injury in his senior season as he helps his team try to go deep into the playoffs.

Lester finished the season with 1,517 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns for the Indians as the sophomore continues his trend of being a top running back in Northwest Georgia.

Rockmart head coach Biff Parson and Model head coach Jeff Hunnicutt were selected as the region’s Coaches of the Year, recognizing the continued success of the Jackets and the turnaround of the Blue Devils.

Parson, in his fourth season as Rockmart’s head coach, has led the Jackets to three straight region titles and a 25-1 record over the last two seasons.

A Pepperell graduate, Hunnicutt took over a Model team this year that had won three games the previous two seasons and helped steer them to a 5-2 region record this season and a berth in the state playoffs.

Rockmart led all teams with six first-team offense selections — senior running back Mekhi Floyd, senior tight end Reed Couch, senior wide receiver Juke Boozer, senior lineman Matthew Waddell, junior lineman Sherman Davis and sophomore kicker Cooper Yanzetich.

The Jackets’ representatives on the first team defense are senior lineman Jamal Thompson, sophomore linebacker Daquan Banks and senior defensive back Paine Culver.

Representing Pepperell on first team offense are junior lineman Clay Crawford, junior quarterback Gage Moses, freshman running back DJ Rogers and senior wide receiver Payton Rhoades The Dragons’ first-team defensive selections are senior defensive back Ryan Hurst, senior lineman Tyler Liggons and senior linebacker Jake Chandler.

Model’s defense had five first-team selections, with recognition for junior defensive back Sam Silver, senior lineman Tyler Gamble, senior lineman Shaud Askew, senior linebacker Drew Tanner and senior linebacker A.J. Woods. Model senior lineman Owen Henderson is the Blue Devils’ lone first-team offense selection.

2019 Region 7-AA All-Region Team

CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR

Biff Parson, Rockmart and Jeff Hunnicutt, Model

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Javin Whatley, QB, Rockmart

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Lashaun Lester, RB, Chattooga

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Josh Ross, Safety, Pepperell

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

SCHOOL NAME GRADE POSITION

CHATTOOGA JAMARIOUS MOSTELLER 12 ATH

COOSA TERRY CURRY 11 ATH

ARMUCHEE GAUGE BURKETT 12 ATH

ROCKMART COOPER YANZETICH 10 K

ROCKMART MATTHEW WADDELL 12 OL

ROCKMART SHERMAN DAVIS 11 OL

PEPPERELL CLAY CRAWFORD 11 OL

MODEL OWEN HENDERSON 11 OL

CHATTOOGA DEZ JONES 12 OL

GORDON CENTRAL ETHAN HENDRIX 10 OL

GORDON CENTRAL LUIS CASTILLO 12 OL

COOSA DEOLIS MILSAP 10 OL

PEPPERELL GAGE MOSES 11 QB

ROCKMART MEKHI FLOYD 12 RB

PEPPERELL DJ ROGERS 9 RB

ROCKMART REED COUCH 12 TE

ROCKMART JUKE BOOZER 12 WR

PEPPERELL PAYTON RHODES 12 WR

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

SCHOOL NAME GRADE POSITION

DADE JOSH WILLIAMS 12 ATH

ROCKMART PAINE CULVER 12 DB

PEPPERELL RYAN HURST 12 DB

MODEL SAM SILVER 11 DB

ROCKMART JAMAL THOMPSON 12 DL

PEPPERELL TYLER LIGGONS 12 DL

MODEL TYLER GAMBLE 12 DL

MODEL SHAUD ASKEW 12 DL

CHATTOOGA LUIS MEDINA 12 DL

GORDON CENTRAL HUGHDON WILSON 12 DL

ROCKMART DAQUAN BANKS 10 LB

PEPPERELL JAKE CHANDLER 12 LB

MODEL DREW TANNER 12 LB

MODEL AJ WOODS 12 LB

CHATTOOGA VINCENT COTTRELL 12 LB

GORDON CENTRAL JORDON BOONE 11 LB

GORDON CENTRAL JOHN RAINWATER 12 LB

COOSA JAXON THOMAS 11 LB

ARMUCHEE DEVIN CROMER 11 LB

CHATTOOGA CASH ALLEN 11 P

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

SCHOOL NAME GRADE POSITION

ROCKMART TAE MIDDLEBROOKS 10 OL

ROCKMART JOURDAN RACHEL 11 OL

CHATTOOGA TY VEATCH 11 OL

DADE CODY WILLIAMS 10 OL

COOSA ALEX WALKER 12 OL

ARMUCHEE CONNOR BUFFINGTON 11 OL

MODEL CORBIN LAMB 12 TE

PEPPERELL TRAY ROBBINSON 11 WR

GORDON CENTRAL PEYTON PARKER 11 WR

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

SCHOOL NAME GRADE POSITION

DADE AUSTIN HOLCOMB 12 DB

ARMUCHEE BRAYDEN PRESLEY 12 DB

ROCKMART DEDRIC GIBSON 10 DB

ROCKMART JAI PENSON 10 DB

ROCKMART DECON ALLEN 12 DL

PEPPERELL BRYANT SIMPSON 12 DL

CHATTOOGA P J SMITH 12 DL

COOSA CALEB MALLOY 12 DL

ROCKMART TRAVIS BROWN 11 LB

ROCKMART PATRICK GARDNER 9 LB

ROCKMART DALVIN MILHOLLEN 11 LB

DADE ZEKE WHEELER 9 LB

HONORABLE MENTION

SCHOOL NAME GRADE POSITION

PEPPERELL WILL HELTON 11 LB

PEPPERELL DAWSON DUNCAN 11 OL

PEPPERELL DARNELL SAPP 9 OL

PEPPERELL DRAKE MILLER 11 LB

PEPPERELL MARSYAN GRIFFIN 11 DB

PEPPERELL SHANNEN WHITE 10 ATH

PEPPERELL CHASE GRESHAM 11 DB

PEPPERELL DALTON WRIGHT 12 WR

PEPPERELL LEVI LANE 11 DL

PEPPERELL PRESTON GOGGANS 11 OL

PEPPERELL LEM AZLIN 10 OL

MODEL HUNTER KING 11 LB

MODEL ANTHONE WILLIAMS 10 LB

MODEL RICHMOND SIMS 11 DB

DADE MCKINLEY EVERETT 11 QB

COOSA TIMMY OBENLANDER 11 LB

COOSA D J HAMES 9 DB

COOSA D J HAMES 10 DB

COOSA KENIVEN CHAMBERS 11 DB

MODEL TROY ARNOLD 11 DB

MODEL JAHARI MERRITT 11 DB

CHATTOOGA ELI HOSMERE 11 OL

CHATTOOGA DEVIN HEROCH 10 FB

CHATTOOGA JASON MALONE 11 LB

CHATTOOGA TACOBYS SHEPARD 11 LB

CHATTOOGA ROWAN BURDICK 10 DB

CHATTOOGA COLE CAVIN 10 DB

GORDON CENTRAL ISAAC DYE 12 DB

GORDON CENTRAL PAUL GUERRO 10 OL

GORDON CENTRAL CADE HENDRIX 10 OL

GORDON CENTRAL DYLAN HATFIELD 12 DL

GORDON CENTRAL CARLOS ESCOVAR 11 OL

GORDON CENTRAL NELSON GRAVITT 12 ATH

GORDON CENTRAL DAVID LINDSAY 11 LB

ARMUCHEE HAYDEN MURRAY 11 OL

ARMUCHEE SYLVESTER VASSEY 11 LB

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