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ALL STATE FOOTBALL: Eastside's Jamari Brown named sportswriters defensive player of the year in Class 4A
Nine area athletes were named to Georgia Sportswriters' all-state squads
Eastside's Jamari Brown was named Class AAAA's defensive player of the year in the Georgia Sportswriters Association's 2018 All-State football superlatives. -File Photo

COVINGTON, Ga. — Eastside defensive back, Jamari Brown has another postseason award to add to his list. 

The senior DB and wide receiver was named the Class AAAA Defensive Player of the Year for the Georgia Sportswriters Association’s 2018 All-State football team that was released Wednesday morning. 

Brown was one of three Eastside players to make the Class AAAA All-State first team. The others were kicker Kade Mote and punter Ezra King. 

Junior quarterback, Noah Cook was an all-state second team selection after throwing and passing for close to 2,500 yards while leading the Eagles to an undefeated regular season, a Region 4-AAAA championship and a Class AAAA quarterfinals finish in the state playoffs. 

Senior running back, Taylor Carter — who recently committed to West Virginia State — and senior defensive lineman, Jaylen Atlow were named all-state honorable mention. 

The Eastside six weren’t the only ones from the area that found their names on GSWA all-state rosters. Newton senior offensive lineman, Kendrick Carlton was named to the Class AAAAAAA second team, as was junior wideout, Robert Lewis who was named second team returner. Lewis and senior Mike Mathison were selected as honorable mention wide receivers. 

Listed below are the full Class AAAAAAA and Class AAAA GSWA 2018 all-state football teams. And you can click here to see the all GSWA 2018 Player and Coach of the Year selections as well as all-state teams for all classifications. 

Class AAAAAAA All-State Team

First Team Offense

QB — Jordan Yates, Milton

RB — Travis Tisdale, Lowndes

RB — Cody Brown, Parkview 

WR — Dominick Blaylock, Walton

WR — Braylen Weems, Archer

TE — Arik Gilbert, Marietta

ATH — Malik Washington, Parkview 

OL — Wanya Morris, Grayson

OL — Ja’Kai Clark, Grayson

OL — Paul Tchio, Milton

OL — Dominick D’Antonio, Etowah 

OL — Austin Williams, Tift County 

First Team Defense 

DL — Colby Wooden, Archer 

DL — Kevin Harris, Grayson

DL — Tomari Fox, Collins Hill 

DL — Trey Pinkney, Pebblebrook 

LB — Owen Pappoe Grayson 

LB — Rashard Revels, Colquitt County

LB — Christian Wright, Norcross

LB — Jordan Davis, Milton 

DB — Andrew Booth, Archer 

DB — Kenyatta Watson, Grayson

DB — Jay Ward, Colquitt County 

DB — Lance Wise, Hillgrove 

K — Ryan Fitzgerald, Colquitt County 

P — Albert Jang, Peachtree Ridge 

RET — Javonni Cunningham, North Gwinnett 

Second Team Offense 

QB — Harrison Bailey, Marietta 

RB — Daijuan Edwards, Colquitt County

RB — Gerald Green, East Coweta 

WR — Kendall Alford, Walton 

WR — Ricky White, Wheeler

TE — Dylan Leonard, Milton 

ATH — Parker Wroble, Mill Creek 

OL — Jake Wray, Marietta

OL — John Thomas, Hillgrove 

OL — Jonathan Leech, Mill Creek

OL — Trevor Stephens, Woodstock

OL — Kendrick Carlton, Newton 

Robert Lewis
Junior wideout Robert Lewis has turned the heads of college recruiters already in 2018. - photo by Anthony Banks

Second Team Defense

DL — B.J. Oiulari, Marietta 

DL — Brian Merritt, Colquitt County

DL — Jamil Burroughs, McEachern

DL — Jaelin Humphries, Mountain View 

LB — McKinley Hunter, Cherokee County 

LB — Kadarius McDaniel, Tift County

LB — Cherokee McKinley, Hunter

LB — Kobe Wilson, Parkview 

DB — Jaylen McCullough, Hillgrove 

DB — Jalen Alexander, Grayson 

DB — Joe Charleston, Milton 

DB — Warren Burrell, North Gwinnett

K — Rosendo Ramirez, Tift County

P — Brook Travelstead, North Paulding 

RET — Robert Lewis, Newton 

Honorable Mention: QB Carter Peevy, Archer; RB Chancellor Lee-Parker, Mill Creek; RB Davian Criss, Mountain View; RB Keyon Brooks, Kennesaw Mountain; RB Christian Singleton, North Cobb; RB Joshua Edwards; WR Ramel Keyton, Marietta; WR Kenyon Jackson, Grayson; WR Mike Mathison, Newton; WR Robert Lewis, Newton; ATH Grant Mogelnicki, Cherokee; ATH CJ Ogbonna, Wheeler; ATH Willie Truitt, South Gwinnett; OL Jeremy James, North Forsyth; OL Trey Zimmerman, Roswell; OL Trente Jones, Grayson; OL Will Rykard, Colquitt County;

DL Kadarius MCDaniel, Tift County; DL Quincey Miller, Pebblebrook; DL Austin Ruiz-Velasco, Mill Creek; LB Tyron Hopper, Roswell; LB Khory Reid, Hillgrove; Kendrick Neloms, Colquitt County; Trey Pinkney, Pebblebrook. 

Class AAAA All-State Team

First Team Offense 

QB — Kobe Hudson, Troup 

RB — Steele Chambers, Blessed Trinity

RB — Tahj Gary, Woodward Academy 

WR — Ze’Vian Capers, Denmark 

WR — Davion Ross, Perry 

TE — Zac Cole, SW Whitfield 

ATH — Jeffery Curtis, Heritage-Catoosa 

OL — Matthew Porter, Flowery Branch

OL — Caleb Jones, North Oconee

OL — Fred Norman, Jr., Ridgeland 

OL — Luke Byrne, Mary Persons

OL — Connor Brown, St. Pius X 

First Team Defense 

DL — King Mwikuta, Troup

DL — Bradyn Swinson, Chapel Hill 

DL — Travon Walker, Upson-Lee

DL — Jalen Clark, Marist 

LB — Dexter Fitzpatrick, LaGrange

LB — J.D. Bertrand, Blessed Trinity

LB — Jamie Pettway, Westover

LB — J.T. Dukes, North Oconee 

DB — Nicholas Toomer, Sandy Creek

DB — Jamari Brown, Eastside

DB — Zac Ranson, St. Pius X

DB — Kyle Hamilton, Marist 

K — Kade Mote, Eastside

P — Ezra King, Eastside 

RET — Nick Gosier, Cairo 

Noah Cook
Both the arm and legs of junior quarterback, Noah Cook helped pushed the Eagles to a first round Class AAAA playoff victory, as Cook amassed close to 300 total yards of offense

Second Team Offense

QB — Noah Cook, Eastside 

RB — Quen Wilson, Mary Persons

RB — Jordan Blackwell, Ridgeland 

WR — Ryan Davis, Blessed Trinity

WR — Nolan Letzgus, Heritage-Catoosa 

TE — Jackson Lowe, Cartersville

ATH — Jake Smith, Blessed Trinity 

OL — Zaire Flournoy, Chapel Hill

OL — Kobe McAllister, Heritage 

OL — Noah Davis, Mary Persons 

OL — Colton Dingmore, Mary Persons 

OL — Jonah Gambill, Cartersville

Second Team Defense 

DL — Decorrion West, Carver 

DL — Ryan Mannelly, Marist 

DL — Dareon Goodrum, Oconee County 

DL — Devon Reaves, Salem 

LB —Chris Hurst, Baldwin

LB — Calvin Dallas, Ridgeland 

LB — Trimarcus Cheeks, Dutchtown 

LB — Brad Plunkett, Salem 

DB  — Keevan Bailey, Salem 

DB — Miles Richardson, Chapel Hill 

DB — Desmond Williams, Mary Persons 

DB — Terrance Roberts, Ridgeland 

K — Conner Middleton, Ridgeland 

P — Wesley Kuhn, LaGrange 

RET — Kyle Hamilton, Marist 

Honorable Mention — QB Tee Webb, Cartersville; QB Max Johnson, Oconee County; QB Damekus Taylor, Thomson; RB Ryan Coates, North Oconee; RB Taylor Carter, Eastside; RB Jaquari Smith, Hampton;  WR Austin Rodgers, LaFayette; Kyle Sherrer, North Oconee; TE Colby Shivers, Eastside; TE Garrett Paxon, North Oconee; ATH Tahj Gary, Woodward Academy; ATH Jake Smith, Blessed Trinity; ATH Terrence Roberts, Ridgeland; ATH Andrew Pendergrass, Lafayette; OL Aidan Sanchez, Pickens; OL Christian Coulter, Thomson; OL Daniel King, Cairo; Derek Gibson, Heritage; DL Jaylen Atlow, Eastside; DL Bobby Harris, Cartersville; DB Jordan Hughley, Ridgeland; K Brendan Ferrell, Marist; RET Desmond Williams, Mary Persons; RET Donte Justice, Baldwin.