Offense sports versatile standouts

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All-County Offense

By Robert Howey



The Lancaster News’ 2010 all-county offense sports its share of players who can strike on the ground and through the air.

The highly productive backfield is led by Indian Land High junior quarterback Rondreas Truesdale, an all-region pick who led the Warriors to a 9-2 record.

Truesdale ran for 1,573 yards in 154 carries for a 10.2 average and scored 20 touchdowns to go with 40 for 87 passing for 668 yards and six scores.

Truesdale is joined by Lancaster High School junior Shaq Williams, who ran for 802 yards in 195 carries and scored five touchdowns. The Bruins’ all-region performer hit on 82 of 153 passes for 911 yards and five touchdowns.

Buford tough running junior Scott Catledge, an all-region pick, rounds out the talented backfield with Andrew Jackson senior Tremaine Jackson.

Catledge rushed for 580 yards in 125 carries, a 4.6 average, and scored four touchdowns. He also had three catches for 40 yards.

Jackson, in reaping all-region honors, posted some solid numbers for the Volunteers, with 34 catches for 542 yards and three scores.

He added 253 yards rushing on 25 carries for a 10-yard average.

The top receivers include Indian Land senior Jarrell Robinson and Andrew Jackson High junior Quincy Grier.

Robinson, an all-region pick, led the Warriors in receiving with 28 catches for 523 yards, an 18.6-yard average. He scored seven touchdowns, including four through the air.

Grier, a junior who reaped all-region honors, had 36 catches for 631 yards and eight touchdowns.

The line is anchored by a pair of Indian Land standouts, junior Marc Morris and senior Daniel Helms who earned all-region honors and combined to help the Warriors net 3,800 offensive yards, running and passing.

Lancaster High School senior two-year starter Devante Craine, who graded 79 percent for the season and had six knockdown blocks, joins the team along with Buford senior guard Eric McPhearson, a junior who earned the Jackets Best Offensive Lineman Award.

AJ junior Stuart Barfield, who was solid at center and was regarded as the Vols most consistent offensive lineman, rounds out the line.

The Volunteers’ junior place-kicker Tyler Denkins is the all-county kicker with 17 extra points and five touchbacks.

Second team: Darian Henderson (AJ, QB), Montra Wright (BHS, RB), Roy Watts (LHS, RB), Jay Chambers (BHS, RB), Michael Cooper (LHS, WR), Kendrick Gladden (LHS, WR), Patrick Komorous (IL, OL), Brandon Steele (BHS, OL), Jonathan Jeffrey (LHS, OL), Dustin Belk (LHS, OL), Chris Miles (AJ, OL), Chad Thomas (IL, PK).

The Lancaster News’ 2010 all-county teams were selected from nominations from the four county coaches.