Bruins’ Williams leads big-play offense

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All-County Offense

By Robert Howey



The Lancaster News’ all-county offense is paced by Lancaster Bruins’ senior quarterback Shaq Williams, who headlines a host of big-play performers from across the county.

Williams, a two-year starter at QB, was a threat each time he touched the football this season.

His stellar play was rewarded as the Palmetto Champions Class AAAA Upper State Back of the Year and the Founders Federal Credit Union Tri-County Coaches Association Back of the Year.

Williams ran for 1,170 yards on 217 carries and 13 touchdowns. He completed 123 of 232 passes for 1,622 yards and 11 scores.

Williams is joined in the all-county backfield by Indian Land senior Trey Eaves, Buford’s Scott Catledge and LHS senior teammate Roy Watts.

Eaves, an all-region pick, ran for 1,030 yards on 119 carries with 11 touchdowns for the 7-4 Warriors.

Catledge, an all-region selection, rushed for 985 yards and 10 scores with one catch for 13 yards.

Watts, a senior, gained 615 yards on 71 carries and scored four touchdowns. He also had seven catches for 162 yards and a score.

The receivers are LHS Bruins’ junior ace C.D. Pelham and Andrew Jackson High senior star Bobby Delly.

Pelham led the LHS receivers with 31 catches for 390 yards and a pair of scores.

Delly had 38 catches for 388  yards and four scores.

The offensive line is led by Bruins’ linemen Jordan Hamrick and Daquan Miller. Hamrick graded 76 percent for the season with four knockdown blocks, while Miller posted a 75 percent grade with four knockdowns.

AJ’s Aaron Payne also produced a solid season, earning all-region honors with an 86 percent grade and eight knockdowns.

Buford’s James Mackey, an all-region pick, was a consistent force up front in the BHS offensive trenches with an 83 percent grade.

Indian Land senior Marc Morris, an all-region selection, had a strong season to reap all-county honors. The All-Region IV-AA pick graded at 85 percent for the season with 12 pancake blocks.

AJ senior kicker Tyler Denkins capped his Vols’ career with another splendid season.

He held AJ opponents inside the 20-yard line 90 percent of the time this fall with 26 touchbacks and two onside kick recoveries. He was 9-9 on extra points with a 41-yard field goal.

Second-team offense: C.J. Blackmon (BHS, QB), Kaderrious Jackson (LHS, RB), Javaris Clyburn (AJ, RB), Jay Chambers (BHS, RB), Michael Cooper (LHS, WR), Quincy Grier (AJ, WR), Stewart Barfield (AJ, OL), Jadarius Hammond (LHS, OL), Josh Cato (LHS, OL), Brandon Steele (BHS, OL), Jimmy Locklear (IL, OL), Brett Lucas (AJ) PK)

The all-county offensive team was selected from nominations from the four county high school football coaches and members of The Lancaster News sports staff who cover high school football.