2018-12-05 / Sports

All-Mid State Rockets

BY KELLY SNOW
COURIER-TIMES SPORTS EDITOR


Person’s Josh Harris (55) was one of three Rocket players to be selected all-Mid-State Conference. Harris is a four-star recruit according to Rivals and has committed to N.C. State. KELLY SNOW | COURIER-TIMES Person’s Josh Harris (55) was one of three Rocket players to be selected all-Mid-State Conference. Harris is a four-star recruit according to Rivals and has committed to N.C. State. KELLY SNOW | COURIER-TIMES The Mid-State released its football all-conference selections Monday after all of its teams were eliminated from the state playoffs. Eastern Alamance was the last Mid-State team standing and had its season come to an end with a 59-17 loss to Jacksonville in the third round of the 3A state playoffs Friday.

Three Rockets earned All-Conference honors from the league’s coaches.

Defensive tackle Josh Harris was an All-Mid State selection after a stellar senior season. The N.C. State commit recorded 55 tackles, eight for loss and scored an offensive touchdown in the Rockets’ game against Northern Durham.

The four-star prospect is currently ranked the sixth best prospect overall from the senior class in North Carolina and sixth best defensive tackle nationally by Rivals.


Person’s Daevon Wood, shown here making a tackle at Bartlett Yancey, was an all-conference selection. FILE Person’s Daevon Wood, shown here making a tackle at Bartlett Yancey, was an all-conference selection. FILE His defensive tackle partner, Daevon Wood, was also honored by the Mid- State.

Wood finished the season with 40 tackles and a forced fumble.

Person’s leading receiver, Dre Newman, was an allconference selection after leading the team with 516 yards and 10 touchdowns combined.

He had a rushing touchdown and scored on a punt return this season.

Linebacker/safety Luke Clayton, quarterback Malik Williams, offensive line- man LeVon Rouson, defensive end Preston Carr and running back Nick Smith garnered honorable mention consideration.

Bradyn Oakley from conference champion Western Alamance was named offensive player of the year, while the defensive honor went to Northeast Guilford’s Quan’dre Clagon.


Person’s leading receiver, Dre Newman, was an all-Mid-State selection. FILE Person’s leading receiver, Dre Newman, was an all-Mid-State selection. FILE The coach of the year was Lin Stadler from Morehead and Person was the sportsmanship award recipient.

Other players to earn all-conference honors include:

Austin Bryant, Colby May, Josh Robinson, Kendell Ruffin, River Faulkner, Chandler Coleman, Jordan Moore, Elijah Burnette, Jaden Daye (Eastern Alamance);

Luke Kemp, Drake Hill, Malik Dalton (McMichael); DuRon King, Brad Bonds, Alex Stadler, Ja’Quan Cannon, Logan Dodson, D’Andre Richardson (Morehead); Quan’dre Clagon, Ervin Gardner, Anthony Hairston, Chantz James, David Olla (Northeast Guilford);

Christian Bass, Jaxon Hughes, Michael Frogge, Ramar Thomas, Walker Harris, Tyler Anderson, Tyler Flippen, Jakob Lenard (Northern Guilford);

Alex Puffenberger, Anthony Sedeno, Brett Baker, Nathan Hogrefe (Rockingham County);

Bradyn Oakley, Will Martin, Jadyn Neal, Jacob Clapp, Nate Geiger, Jackson Hornaday, Tyler Sheldon, Joshua Karty, Javontay Edwards, Maalona Pule (Western Alamance).

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