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FOOTBALL: 2019 Covington News Preseason All-County Team
Quincy Cullins
Quincy Cullins traded in his Eastside green and white for Newton blue and white over the offseason, but the bulked-up junior tailback is primed for a breakout season. -photo by Sydney Chacon

Introducing our 2019 Preseason All-County squad. It’s no easy task to preemptively choose who we think will be the county’s top players by the time the season ends, but a week before the 2019 campaign kicks off, here’s who we believe can be the cream that rises to the top.

First Team Offense: 

QB — Noah Cook, Eastside

RB — Natorien Holloway, Alcovy 

RB — Quincy Cullins, Newton 

WR — Robert Lewis, Newton 

WR — Jeffery Haynes, Eastside 

WR — Caleb Brown, Alcovy 

WR — Jerrol Hines, Newton

Jerrol Hines
Newton's Jerrol Hines represents a potential wild card to the Rams' offense. -photo by Matthew Grimes

TE — Colby Shivers, Eastside

OL — Bryant Byrd, Eastside 

OL — Pierce Downs, Eastside 

OL — Christopher Simmons, Alcovy

OL  — Jacob Wade, Alcovy 

OL — Keyshawn Blackstock, Newton

ATH — Andrae Robinson, Alcovy 

ATH — Diondre Glover, Newton

Jeffery Haynes
Jeffery Haynes (12) races to the end zone on a pick six that gave the No. 8 Eastside Eagles the lead over No. 10 Woodward Academy for good late in the fourth quarter. -photo by Anthony Banks

First Team Defense: 

DL — Tyon Bigby, Newton 

DL — Mark Jackson, Eastside

DL — Malachi Arnett, Newton 

LB — Colby Shivers, Eastside

LB — Demetrius Thrower, Alcovy

LB — Ronald Graves, Newton 

LB -- Blake Barfield, Social Circle

Alcovy running back NaTorien Holloway is the Tigers' leading rusher, averaging 7.3 yards per carry. - photo by Anthony Banks

DB —  Nyland Green, Newton 

DB — Jeffery Haynes, Eastside

DB — Jaquez Snell, Alcovy 

DB — Josh Hardeman, Newton 

K/P Ezra King, Eastside 

K/P Abdiel Valesquez, Newton