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#1 ncfootball19

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 10:15 AM

Offensive POY: Kingsley Ifedi

 

All-Observer Offense

FIRST TEAM

QB: Kingsley Ifedi, Vance, 6-3, 210, Sr.

Comment: Accounted for 5,144 total yards and 64 touchdowns; fourth most total yards in NCHSAA history.

RB: Quavaris Crouch, Harding, 6-2, 215, So.

Comment: SoMeck offensive player of year had 1,598 yards, 20 TDs this season.

RB: Khamal Howard, East Mecklenburg, 5-11, 190, Jr.

Comment: 361 carries, school-record 2,332 yards (10th best Meck history) and 22 TDs; 2-time Southwestern 4A player of the year.

OL: D’Mitri Emmanuel, Marvin Ridge, OL, 6-3, 290, Sr.

Comment: Shrine Bowl pick had a 93 percent blocking grade, 41 pancake blocks and 5 sacks allowed in 364 attempts.

OL: Devin Smith, Butler, 5-11, 255, Sr.

Comment: Allowed one sack in 361 attempts; averaged 10 pancake blocks per game; Butler had more than 4,500 total yards

OL: TJ Moore, Mallard Creek, 6-6, 285, Sr.

Comment: Anchored a line that helped amass nearly 5,000 yards total offense; major college recruit.

OL: Eric Douglas, Mallard Creek, 6-4, 280, Sr.

Comment: Repeat All-Observer pick has committed to South Carolina

OL: Nic Derrico, Charlotte Catholic, OL, 6-2, 265, Sr.

Comment: 2-time All So-Meck 8 pick anchored line for offense that averaged 427 yards and 38 points per game.

TE: Jeremiah Hall, Vance, 6-3, 225, Sr.

Comment: Caught 55 passes for 1,002 yards – both school-records for tight ends. He had 16 receiving touchdowns.

WR: Sage Surratt, Lincolnton, 6-4, 210, Sr.

Comment: 130 catches for 2,104 yards; is NCHSAA record holder in several historical receiving categories.

WR: Emeka Emezie, Marvin Ridge, 6-3, 200, Sr.

Comment: Union Co.’s career leader in receptions (226), yards (3,584). Had 99 catches for 1,387 yards, 18 scores this season.

KR: Melvin Rouse, Charlotte Latin, 5-9, 175, Sr.

Comment: More than 1,000 yards total offense for 4-time private school all-state pick; returned 3 of 4 INTs for scores.

ATH: Derion Kendrick, Rock Hill South Pointe, 6-0, 197, Jr.

Comment: Led Stallions to S.C. 4A state title; 3,348 yards passing, 37 TDs; ran for 630 yards and eight TDs.

SECOND TEAM

QB: Sam Hartman, Davidson Day, 6-1, 170, Jr.

RB: Xavier McClain, Lincolnton, 5-10, 200, Sr.

RB: Jack Brigham, Catholic, 5-9, 172, Sr.

OL: Grant Gibson, Mallard Creek, 6-2, 295, Sr.

OL: Dashawn Goings, Monroe, 5-10, 270, Sr.

OL: Jovaughn Gwyn, Harding, 6-3, 290, Jr.

OL: Jayson Gaston, Vance, 6-2, 245, Sr.

OL: Noah Keener, Lincolnton, 6-3, 275, Sr.

TE: Drake Delulliis, Providence, 6-6, 220, Sr.

WR: Kusegi Cureton, Butler, 6-1, 180, Sr.

WR: Nolan Groulx, Davidson Day, 5-11, 185, So.

KR: Eric Gallman, Mountain Island Charter, 5-11, 175, Sr.

K: Christian VanSickle, Charlotte Christian, 6-0, 185, Sr.

ATH: Dirk Cureton, Butler, 5-10, 180, Sr.

HONORABLE MENTION

QB: Davis Cheek, Butler, 6-4, 190, Sr.

RB: Canaan Cox, Statesville Christian, 5-8, 170, Jr.

RB: Cole Jackson, Lake Norman, 5-10, 180, Jr.

OL: Josh Bennett, Charlotte Christian, 6-2, 240, Sr.

OL: Brock Hoffman, Statesville, 6-5, 305, Sr.

OL: Austin Reeves, Davidson Day, 6-0, 215, Sr.

OL: Alex Parker, Northwestern, 6-3, 205, Sr.

OL: Jon Rowe, Ardrey Kell, 6-3, 285, Sr.

WR: Cam Dollar, East Lincoln, 6-2, 195, Sr.

WR: Elijah Bowick, Myers Park, 6-1, 190, So.

WR: Jeremiah Miller, Sun Valley, 6-0, 173, Sr.

KR: Isaiah Ely-Bembry, Vance, 6-0, 190, Sr.

K: Brayan Diaz, Monroe, 6-0, 205, Sr.

ATH: Sam Howell, Sun Valley, 6-1, 212, So.

 

 

 Defensive POY: Chase Monroe

All-Observer Defense

DL: Nejuan Worthy, Butler, 6-3, 220, Sr.

Comment: 143 tackles, school-record 24 sacks and caused four fumbles.

DL: Reid Brandt, Charlotte Catholic, 6-2, 205, Sr.

Comment: SoMeck 8 def. player of year had 66 tackles, 14 sacks, 4 caused fumbles.

DL: Isaac Hampton, Mallard Creek, 6-2, 255, Jr.

Comment: 86 tackles, 19 for loss and 15 sacks; MECKA defensive player of the year.

DL: Devin Harrell, Hunter Huss, 6-3, 235, Sr.

Comment: Big South defensive player of year had 91 tackles, 20 sacks.

LB: Christian Dixon, Butler, 6-0, 200, Sr.

Comment: 183 tackles, 7 pass breakups and 3 blocked kicks; 2-time all-conf pick.

LB: Chase Monroe, Davidson Day, 6-2, 225, Sr.

Comment: 3-time all-state pick had 204 tackles, caused three fumbles.

LB: Joey Hobbs, Weddington, 6-0, 205, Sr.

Comment: 173 tackles, 8 sacks,4 interceptions for NC 3AA state champs.

DB: Aapri Washington, Mountain Island Charter, 5-10, 170, Sr.

Comment: 151 tackles, 12 interceptions, two sacks and two def. TDs; 2,600-plus yards total offense.

DB: Ali Shockley, Rock Hill Northwestern, 5-10, 176, Sr.

Comment: Had 171 tackles, six pass breakups.

DB: Hamsah Nasrildeen, Concord, 6-5, 215, Sr.

Comment: U.S. Army All-American had 95 taackles, 4 interceptions; 41 catches, 788 yards on offense.

Beau Snuggs, Charlotte Christian, 6-2, 180, Sr.

Comment: 109 tackles, 10 interceptions for first team All-CISAA and all-state pick.

PR: Kendrick Ivy, Cuthbertson, 6-0, 180, Sr.

Comment: Averaged 35.25 yards per kick return, 21.2 per punt return with eight total return TDs.

P: Carson Pledger, Mountain Island Charter, 6-6, 190, Sr.

Comment: Averaged 44.6 yards per punt and had 14 downed punts inside opponents 20.

SECOND TEAM

DL: Jake Lawler, South Meck, 6-3, 225, Sr.

DL: Jay Josephthal, Lake Norman, 6-2, 190, SR.

DL: Phillip Davis, South Point, 6-1, 305, Jr.

DL: Damir Faison, Vance, 6-2, 245, Jr.

LB: Nick Muse, South Point, 6-4, 240, Sr.

LB: Ben Norris, Myers Park, 6-4, 230, Sr.

LB: Trajan McQueen, West Meck, 6-2, 218, Sr.

DB: Dyami Brown, West Meck, 6-1, 180, Jr.

DB: Tyus Field, Hough, 5-10, 170, So.

DB: Nate Cureton, East Lincoln, 5-10, 175, Sr.

DB: Deonte Grier, Mallard Creek, 5-11, 170, Sr.

PR: Jahtwan Stanford, Monroe, 5-5, 160, So.

P: Zach Stearns, Hough, 6-2, 165, Sr.

HONORABLE MENTION

DL: Elijiah Brown, Providence Day, 6-4, 275, Jr.

DL: Maurice McClain, Butler, 5-11, 315, Sr.

DL: Ryan Matz, East Lincoln, 6-4, 235, Jr.

DL: Elijah Hall, AL Brown, 6-1, 265, Sr.

LB: Max Thornhill, Lake Norman, 5-10, 210, Sr.

LB: Chase Foley, Charlotte Catholic, 6-0, 202, Jr.

LB: Jackson Sinclair, Ardrey Kell, 6-3, 233, Sr.

DB: Zavion Williams, Bessemer City, 5-9, 145, Jr.

DB: Camron Covington, Monroe, 5-11, 200, Sr.

DB: Ryan Ensor, Charlotte Latin, 5-10, 165, Sr.

DB: Ben Cook, Marvin Ridge, 5-11, 185, Sr.

PR: Akeythio Carson, Hunter Huss, 5-9, 170, Sr.

P: BT Potter, Rock Hill South Pointe, 5-11, 165, Jr.



#2 HRBulls2015

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 01:20 PM

It's a crying shame that not ONE Hickory Ridge kid made any of these lists. I'm not taking anything away from the kids that made it because I am sure they are all well-deserving. But come on, no one? I know of at LEAST 4-5 who should have been considered.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 04:12 PM

It's a crying shame that not ONE Hickory Ridge kid made any of these lists. I'm not taking anything away from the kids that made it because I am sure they are all well-deserving. But come on, no one? I know of at LEAST 4-5 who should have been considered.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 05:09 PM

It's a crying shame that not ONE Hickory Ridge kid made any of these lists. I'm not taking anything away from the kids that made it because I am sure they are all well-deserving. But come on, no one? I know of at LEAST 4-5 who should have been considered.

Lol dude Hickory Ridge was good don't get me wrong, but Langston and the Observer guys got it right here. 


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#5 HRBulls2015

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 05:21 PM

I have ZERO ill will towards any of the Observer guys who put these teams together, a lot of time and effort was put it by all who came up with the list. But looking at some of the stats I'm not convinced that they had access to any of HR player's stats.

Again, not taking anything away from anyone who is on the list, just simply making an observation :)

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 07:39 PM

Who are the top couple of HR players that should have been on the list? Give some info about them.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 09:03 PM

Who are the top couple of HR players that should have been on the list? Give some info about them.


Directly from MaxPreps:

Defense:
Dan Louba, Sr. (DL): 144 tackles, 9 sacks, 24 QB hurries
Connor Helm, Jr. (LB): 180 tackles
Cal Wallerstadt, Jr. (LB): 167 tackles

Offense:
Trevor Shue, Sr. (QB): 177/255 (70% Comp. %), 3,037 Passing Yards, 39 Passing TD's, 6 INT, 180 rushes/1,200 and 10 TD's
Jarrett Garner, Jr. (WR): 60 catches for 1,262 yards/14 TD's

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:05 PM

I always thought Hickory Ridge was the place players went to play, because they couldn't get on the field @ other schools

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:35 PM

Directly from MaxPreps:

Defense:
Dan Louba, Sr. (DL): 144 tackles, 9 sacks, 24 QB hurries
Connor Helm, Jr. (LB): 180 tackles
Cal Wallerstadt, Jr. (LB): 167 tackles

Offense:
Trevor Shue, Sr. (QB): 177/255 (70% Comp. %), 3,037 Passing Yards, 39 Passing TD's, 6 INT, 180 rushes/1,200 and 10 TD's
Jarrett Garner, Jr. (WR): 60 catches for 1,262 yards/14 TD's

Let get this straight 3 players had a 150 tackles on the year!  A quick look around and Wake Forest who played 16 games only had 3 players around 100 and not 1 at 150.  Let alone 180.  Looking at MaxPreps the 180 had 113 assists.  Really???  What a joke!  The 167 had 101 assists!!  Another joke!  Hell I am sure if they jumped in the pile they got an assist.  24 QB hurries.  I am sure that was an accurate stat as well.    



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Posted 29 December 2016 - 11:44 PM

I always thought Hickory Ridge was the place players went to play, because they couldn't get on the field @ other schools

 

You play at a Ridge (Hickory, Porter, Marvin, etc) to avoid Meck Co taxes.



#11 HRBulls2015

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 11:46 PM

Let get this straight 3 players had a 150 tackles on the year! A quick look around and Wake Forest who played 16 games only had 3 players around 100 and not 1 at 150. Let alone 180. Looking at MaxPreps the 180 had 113 assists. Really??? What a joke! The 167 had 101 assists!! Another joke! Hell I am sure if they jumped in the pile they got an assist. 24 QB hurries. I am sure that was an accurate stat as well.


I was asked to provide that stats and I did so, that's all. Just went straight to the team stat page and copied and pasted. I didn't do the stats, so don't shoot the messenger :)

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 11:49 PM

I always thought Hickory Ridge was the place players went to play, because they couldn't get on the field @ other schools


Most (if not all) of our kids have been playing together since they were in Little Leagues with the Harrisburg Cowboys. No former Mallard Creek football players on our roster that I am aware of, past or current.

But if you have some that just can't quite cut it or get PT at The Creek please send them to Harrisburg! ;)

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:37 AM

The QB has great numbers but I definitely see why he did not get one of the three spots.  Not because of himself but because of the other three QB selected.

 

The wide out has impressive numbers.

 

The second team wideout from Butler was the most electrifying I have watched in a long time and their third team (honorable mention) QB was the best I watched this season.  Those two positions are loaded on this squad.  Notice that Cameron Dollar is a third team receiver and he set a national high school record this season for most TD receptions in a half.

 

Tough team to pick.  Probably about six to eight counties with probably about 100 schools including privates and charters.  

 

When picking an all star team the first question to ask a coach is "what player did you play that was the toughest for you to deal with".  I know a QB (out of the area) that had huge numbers but the majority of the yards were from after the catch with a lot of short screens. His team's fans complained because he did not get more praise but film and opposing coaches noted the fact.



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 08:22 AM

Most (if not all) of our kids have been playing together since they were in Little Leagues with the Harrisburg Cowboys. No former Mallard Creek football players on our roster that I am aware of, past or current.

But if you have some that just can't quite cut it or get PT at The Creek please send them to Harrisburg! ;)

We need all we can get. Noting to spare.  ;)



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 04:00 PM

Hickory Ridge had some deserving players, however as with all postseason award teams, you can always make an argument that deserving kids got left off

We had a linebacker Sutton who had a helluva year for us but i havent seen his name mentioned on any lists yet

Bottomline congrats to all the kids who got selected and also congrats to all the kids who maybe didnt make these teams but still had outstanding seasons

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 02:31 PM

I just wish people would quit listing Surratt at 6' 4 ".  He is 6' 2" at most.



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 06:57 PM

No disrespect to HR but if u don't play in a power conference ur not gonna get noticed, hate to say but it's true. If u don't play vs the big dogs (Catholic, Butler, MC, page, Scotland, Wake forest and maybe throw a shelby in there ur not gonna get noticed. Now HR is making the jump next yr. This is their chance to prove what they did last yr can carry over 2 4A

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 07:18 PM

No disrespect to HR but if u don't play in a power conference ur not gonna get noticed, hate to say but it's true. If u don't play vs the big dogs (Catholic, Butler, MC, page, Scotland, Wake forest and maybe throw a shelby in there ur not gonna get noticed. Now HR is making the jump next yr. This is their chance to prove what they did last yr can carry over 2 4A




Let's not pretend like Charlotte folks have always included Wake Forest in this conversation. Wake Forest would've been in the same category had they not beat Page. You win games, you win games. Give HR their just due for their season. You can't help the area or conference that you play in. Maybe this season will humble fans in Charlotte. Is Charlotte a great source of high school football? Without a doubt. Are they beatable? You better believe it.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 07:23 PM

Let's not pretend like Charlotte folks have always included Wake Forest in this conversation. Wake Forest would've been in the same category had they not beat Page. You win games, you win games. Give HR their just due for their season. You can't help the area or conference that you play in. Maybe this season will humble fans in Charlotte. Is Charlotte a great source of high school football? Without a doubt. Are they beatable? You better believe it.

again until u play big boy football and either do your thing or even better win, the respect will not be given

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 08:59 PM

again until u play big boy football and either do your thing or even better win, the respect will not be given



Classifications, of which I'm sure you know, are based on ADM, not talent. 3A is going to be arguably head-and-shoulders above 4A in terms of talent. "Big-boy football" isn't factual, but subjective. There can be different interpretations of what that looks like. That's all I'm saying. Don't dilute what HR did because it doesn't meet your personal standard of what that looks like. Big boy football would also imply defense, so did Vance play big boy football, or the high school equivalent of Big 12 or PAC 12 football with high scoring and an at best average, but more commonly below-average defense? Not saying that that's what Vance is, but that's just how easy someone can discredit your school.

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 07:50 AM

cougardad, Hickory Ridge wouldve earned anyones respect this year regardless of who they played

i agree w raiderdebater, u can help the conference schedule u r given,, obviously playing better teams helps,, but there are very good teams around the state not in the Mecka,,,, and HR is one of them

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 10:07 AM

Let's not pretend like Charlotte folks have always included Wake Forest in this conversation. Wake Forest would've been in the same category had they not beat Page. You win games, you win games. Give HR their just due for their season. You can't help the area or conference that you play in. Maybe this season will humble fans in Charlotte. Is Charlotte a great source of high school football? Without a doubt. Are they beatable? You better believe it.

I dont get the Charlotte reference. He mentioned Page, Scotland, Shelby and WakevForest??

Until Hickory Ridge has some sustained sucess on the football field it will be hard for players to make these goofy all star teams. Thats just how it works most time. They win two or three years in a row and they will see more attention.

Zero to do with Charlotte

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 12:26 PM

I dont get the Charlotte reference. He mentioned Page, Scotland, Shelby and WakevForest??

Until Hickory Ridge has some sustained sucess on the football field it will be hard for players to make these goofy all star teams. Thats just how it works most time. They win two or three years in a row and they will see more attention.

Zero to do with Charlotte



Read what I said again. Charlotte folks thinking is what I was drawing attention to, specifically of the Southwestern and the North Charlotte conference with Vance and Mallard Creek variety. Years of sustained success in Mecklenburg County has been good for the area, but it's created this superiority complex in some minds that creates a dismissive tone that isn't fair to teams with good seasons, regardless of conference and non-conference. No one from Charlotte gave Wake a chance because they play in "Weak County", but whipped a Page team that whipped Vance.

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 02:01 PM

Read what I said again. Charlotte folks thinking is what I was drawing attention to, specifically of the Southwestern and the North Charlotte conference with Vance and Mallard Creek variety. Years of sustained success in Mecklenburg County has been good for the area, but it's created this superiority complex in some minds that creates a dismissive tone that isn't fair to teams with good seasons, regardless of conference and non-conference. No one from Charlotte gave Wake a chance because they play in "Weak County", but whipped a Page team that whipped Vance.


Your making huge generalzations. Im one of the biggest Charlotte homers on any board. I was also one of just a handful of people who thought Wake would give Page a game.

Cougardad didnt say anything about Charlotte superiority. He made mention of big boy football and used several examples of schools outside of Charlotte.




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