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Warriors honor fall stars

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By Robert Howey

INDIAN LAND- Indian Land High fall sports stars were honored for their season of brilliant play Wednesday night.

The Warriors' fall sports stars took center stage at the annual awards night.

IL athletes in football, volleyball, cross country and girls' tennis were honored in the Warriors' gym.

Football standouts Chad Carlton and Keyadd Miller reaped top honors for the 1-9 team.

Carlton, a versatile performer, was named the Offensive MVP, while Miller earned the Defensive MVP.

Carlton, a sophomore, garnered All-Conference III-A honors.

"Chad played several positions and no matter where we put him, he performed well," IL assistant coach Bob LeRoy said. "He was a true team player and gave us a good, solid effort."

Miller, a junior all-region pick and a Coaches Class A all-state selection, led the Warriors in tackles with 83. He had 15 tackles for loss, five sacks to go with two caused fumbles and a fumble recovery.

Senior lineman Nathan Folks, the IL captain, earned the Warrior Leadership Award. Folks, an outstanding student, also was the school's winner for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award.

Sophomore Josh Camerire, who saw playing time at quarterback on the varsity and junior varsity team, was named the team's Most Improved Player.

Junior wide receiver-defensive back Luke Lambert was presented the Most Hustle Award. Lambert had 10 catches for 173 yards to go with 59 tackles and four interceptions.

Head coach Mike Mayer presented a pair of Eight Quarter Awards given to players who saw action on the varsity and junior varsity each week. Sophomores Justin Gordon and Ted Boston were the honorees.

In junior varsity football, freshman running back Breyon Williams was named the Offensive MVP, while sophomore lineman Mark Gunter was selected as the Defensive MVP.

Sam Seigler was named Most Improved Player and Jon Chapman won the Most Hustle Award. Bradley Walker earned the Leadership Award for the 5-4 Junior Warriors.

Mayer noted the Warriors have already begun working for next year as the team will return nine starters on each side of the football. IL opens its season, facing county rival Buford in the first of two rival clashes for the Warriors.

In volleyball, IL seniors earned their share of accolades.

Senior Patricia Adams received the Warrior Award and senior Michelle Cato, an all-region pick, reaped the Serving Award. Senior Brandi Hall was presented the Coaches Award. Erin Carroll, a junior, was an all-region pick and the team's Coaches Award winner.

IL, led by first-year coach Sally Brandwood, went 6-11, including a 3-5 league mark. The Lady Warriors finished third in region play and earned a postseason bid.

The Junior Warriors' volleyball team, a 6-3 finisher, honored Alyssa Thomas as the MVP and Paige Brugh was the Warrior Award recipient.

The Indian Land girls' tennis team, a first-year program, went 1-7. Freshmen Hannah Shoemaker, who compiled a 5-2 mark and played in the state tournament, was named the team MVP.

Hannah's sister, Gretchen Shoemaker, was the Sportsmanship Award winner.

Jessica Scoggins was named Most Improved and Krystal McIlwain was selected Best New Player.

Senior Wesley Scott led the IL cross country award recipients. Scott, who placed third in the Class A state meet, was named the Most Outstanding Runner. Scott and Stephano Sojo were named to the all-region team.

Greer McHose won the Coaches Award and John Cutrone was named Rookie of the Year. Edison Hernandez earned the Warrior Spirit Award.

Kavin Possinger was named the Lady Warriors' cross country MVP. Sarah Adams, an all-region pick, earned the Coaches Award, while Marcie Frank, an all-region selection, was named Rookie of the Year.

Taylor Altier received the Warrior Spirit Award.

IL Middle School Awards

ILMS football

Offensive Award- Rondrais Truesdale

Defensive Award- D.J. Moore

Most Improved- C.J. White

ILMS volleyball

Most Improved- Elizabeth Myers

Coaches Award- Savannah Adams