COVINGTON, Ga. — Despite not having the success in the win-loss column that it wanted, the Alcovy Tigers football team more than held its own in All-Region 3-AAAAAA superlatives.
In all, 14 Tigers claimed spots on either the first, second or honorable mention teams, including four first-team performers.
Junior Andrae Robinson took home special teams player of the year honors after leading the team with 355 kick return yards and a touchdown he returned back during the Lakeside-Evans game. Robinson had 666 all-purpose yards, and also scored three rushing touchdowns and recorded 27 total tackles and six pass breakups from his defensive back position.
Beyond Robinson, it was senior offensive lineman, Marcus Perdomo, junior running back Natorien Holloway and linebackers Comal Phillips and Max St. Juste rounding out the first team.
Holloway got off to a fast start for the season, and finished 2018 as Alcovy’s leading rusher with 648 yards and three rushing touchdowns while averaging five yards per carry. Phillips, a senior, led Alcovy in tackles with 77 and was second in tackles for losses with 12. St. Juste added 70 of his own to the Tigers’ defensive efforts.
Offensive lineman Chris Simmons, freshman wideout MJ Stroud, defensive lineman Jalen Banks, linebackers Logan Wyatt, La’Ken Nettles and Cameron Daniels and punter Jose Ramos were named to the second team, while Gavin Fletcher (DL) and Bryson Wilcox (CB) were selected to honorable mention status.
The All-region accolades add to the fact that Alcovy’s seen 11 of its 22 seniors receive college scholarships for football which, according to head coach Chris Edgar, marks the most offers for a single class of Alcovy seniors since the school opened.
Alcovy finished 2-8 overall and extended its winless region drought into the third season.