Tri-County honors four county players

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High school football

By Robert Howey

RICHBURG – Four county football standouts earned recognition at the weekly meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday.

Lancaster High School junior linebacker Quinshun Evans was honored along with three Andrew Jackson High ace players.

Evans, in the Bruins’ 28-13 home loss to Central, posted 16 tackles, including 10 first hits, to go with a caused fumble and a pressure passer. Evans also had a 20-yard gain on a fake punt to spark the Bruins’ second touchdown.

AJ honorees included Corley Faulkenberry (Div. II Defensive Player), William Cunningham (Div. II Defensive Lineman), and Chandler Neal (Division II Special Teams Player of the Week).

Faulkenberry, in AJ’s road win over McBee last Friday night, posted 10 tackles and two assists against the Panthers.

Cunningham racked up five tackles, three assists, two sacks and a fumble recovery for the Vols.

Neal, continuing his solid play this season as the AJ punter-place-kickcr, had five touchbacks, an inside-the-20 punt with a 38-yard punting average. Neal also drilled four of four extra points for the Vols.

Lewisville, off to a 3-1 start after a road win over Indian Land, had three winners for week three.

The Lions’ honorees included Qua Walls (Div. II Offensive Player of the Week), Justin Cooper (Div. II Offensive Lineman of the Week) and Dre Bailey (Div. II Defensive Player of the Week), who tied with AJ’s Faulkenberry.

Indian Land had several Division II honorable mentions, including Terrell White (offensive player), DaRon Massey (offensive lineman), Manny Delgado (defensive player), Joseph Coley (defensive lineman) and Shea Rodgers (special teams player).

Lancaster High School Division I honorable mention player included David Hilton (defensive lineman).

Andrew Jackson High School’s Division II honorable mention player was senior running back Gavin Clyburn.

Lewisville High’s DeQuan Evans earned honorable mention for Div. II defensive lineman of the week.

In Division I, in addition to LHS’s Evans, the winners were Josh Erby of Rock Hill (offensive player), Northwestern’s Kyle Jordan and Rock Hill’s Deandre Diary (offensive lineman), South Pointe’s Zeek Rodney (defensive lineman) and York’s Buddy Anderson (special teams).

Each week during the regular season, coaches from the tri-county area, which includes Chester, Lancaster and York counties, meet at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg to vote on the awards.

 Each week the players are nominated by the area schools before the coaches cast their votes.