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Posted: January 3, 2017 1:20 p.m.

Eastside, Newton athletes dominate 2016 All-County football team

Gabriel Stovall | The Covington News/

Newton senior middle linebacker Jeremiah Bundrage was the leader of the Rams' defense.

Newton County football saw a solid 2016 season from its three Georgia High School Association schools, and we commemorate that by giving you The Covington News 2016 All-County Football team.

The selection of the team happened by way of both our personal observation of football athletes and coaches nominations. We tried to take into account not just stats and measurable, but the overall impact certain players had on the field with their respective teams – some of that impact showed up in intangible ways that aren’t always easily defined by numbers alone.

In all, the Eastside Eagles led the way with 12 athletes named to our all-county squad (not including the honorable mention list). Newton County was next with eight and Alcovy with six.

This season, we also added Coach of the Year, Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year designations. Here's the full 2016 All-County football roster:

 

2016 ALL-COUNTY FOOTBALL TEAM

Player of the Year: QB — Austin Holloway, Sr., Eastside

Coach of the Year: Chris Edgar, Alcovy High School

Offensive Player of the Year: QB — Myron Middlebrooks, Newton

Defensive Player of the Year: LB — Jeremiah Bundrage, Newton

Freshman of the Year:  RB –  Andrae Robinson, Alcovy High School

 

 

OFFENSE

 

QB — Myron Middlebrooks, Jr., Newton

RB — Anthony Brown, Sr., Eastside

RB — Taylor Carter, Soph., Eastside

WR — JJ Holloman, Sr., Newton

WR — Josh Sims, Sr., Eastside

WR — Brayden Harper, Jr., Eastside

WR — Dante Johnson, Sr., Newton

TE — Cameron Schadl, Sr., Alcovy

OL — Lamarius Benson, Jr., Eastside

OL — Will Shelton, Sr., Eastside

OL — Zaire Taylor, Sr., Alcovy

OL — Lewis Naza, Jr., Newton

OL — Jordan Smith, Sr., Alcovy

ATH — Quendrelin Hammonds, Jr., Alcovy

K — Billy Love, Sr., Eastside

 

DEFENSE

 

DL — Darnell Jefferies, Jr., Newton

DL — Billy Tollison, Sr., Alcovy

DL — Spurgeon Gaither, Jr., Eastside

DL — Brady Dial, Sr., Eastside

LB — Jeremiah Bundrage, Sr., Newton

LB — Garrett Stevens, Sr., Eastside

LB — Jaquan Henderson, Sr., Newton

DB — Eric Stokes, Sr., Eastside

DB — Koby Perry, Sr., Alcovy

DB — Deonta Clark, Sr., Newton

DB — Caleb Allen, Sr., Eastside

P — Juwan Gibbs, Sr., Eastside

 

Honorable Mention: WR Jamari Brown, Soph., (Eastside); LB Austin Davy, Sr. (Alcovy); DL Cameron Gaither, Sr. (Eastside); RB Kentavis Terrell, Sr., (Newton); RB Adarius Thomas, Soph. (Newton); DB Trey Smith, Jr. (Alcovy); DB/WR Caleb Allen, Sr. (Eastside); LB Micah Hart, Sr. (Eastside) 

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