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RICHBURG – Four Lancaster County high school football players were honored at the weekly meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday afternoon.
Lancaster High School players Kaderrious Jackson and Quinshun Evans were saluted for their play, along with Indian Land High School’s Curtis Groll and Jimmy Locklear.
Jackson, the LHS senior quarterback, was named the Division I Offensive Player of the Week for his play in the Bruins’ home loss to Rock Hill at Memorial Stadium.
Jackson hit on 10 of 17 passes for 230 yards and three touchdowns. The southpaw signal-caller added 122 yards rushing on eight carries. He had 352 yards total offense and accounted for three touchdowns in the Bruins’ home finale.
Evans, a junior linebacker, racked up 14 tackles, including seven assists. He also had two unassisted hits and five first hits for the Bruins to earn the Division I Defensive Player of the Week. He shared the defensive honor with Fort Mill High’s Jaquell Wilson.
Groll, an IL senior offensive lineman, graded 84 percent with two knockdown blocks for the Warriors in their region road loss to county rival Buford High School at Jackets Stadium.
Groll, for his play, shared the Division II Offensive Lineman of the Week with Lewisville High School’s P.J. Lucas, who graded 85 percent and posted two knockdown blocks in the Lions’ road win over Chester County rival Great Falls.
The Warriors’ Jimmy Locklear reaped the Division II Defensive Lineman of the Week with 10 tackles, two tackles for loss and two quarterback pressures in IL’s loss to Buford.
Lewisville swept the rest of the Division II awards.
Qua Walls, who threw for 108 yards on 10-13 passing, and ran for 203 yards on 16 carries, earned the Division II Offensive Player of the Week.
Indian Land High School freshman running back Rokym Felder, who netted 144 yards on 17 carries and had a catch for eight yards, was an honorable mention for offensive player of the week.
Lewisville’s DeQuan Evans earned the Division II Defensive Player of the Week with 10 total tackles, two quarterback sacks and three tackles for loss.
Honorable mention for the defensive player were IL’s Terrell White, who had seven tackles against Buford, and Andrew Jackson’s Cody Ussery, who notched five tackles, an assist and a tackle for loss in the Vols’ road loss to Central High of Pageland.
Lewisville’s Holden Reynolds, who was 100 percent on his deep snapping – 6-6 extra points and 2-2 on punt snaps, was selected as the Division II Special Teams Player of the Week.
The Lions’ Trey McGarity was an honorable mention for defensive lineman of the week.
County honorable mentions for special teams player included AJ’s Luke Kennington and Indian Land’s Chad Thomas.
Kennington averaged 40 yards per punt and Thomas blocked an extra point and had two tackles.
In other Division I awards, York County players were honored for their play.
Fort Mill’s Scott DeMayo and Northwestern’s Raydon McCloud tied for the offensive lineman of the week award.
York High’s Ty Currence was chosen as the defensive lineman of the week and YHS Cougars’ punter Jerome Pettiway was named the special teams player of the week.
Lancaster High School had two honorable mentions – David Hilton (defensive lineman of the week) and Immanuel Ishmael (special teams player of the week).
Hilton’s effort included nine tackles, a sack and a 44-yard interception return for a touchdown. Ishmael had 103 yards, including 63 on kickoff returns against the Rock Hill Bearcats.
Each week during the high school football regular season, coaches from Chester, Lancaster and York counties meet at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg to select the players.
Nominations are made by the schools and the coaches vote on the winners in Division I (Class AAAA schools) and Division II (Class A and AA schools).