Warriors place six on all-region team

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Indian Land football honors

By Robert Howey



INDIAN LAND – Six standout Indian Land High School football players have been named to the 2011 Conference IV-AA all-region team.

The group is headed by Warriors’ senior quarterback Rondreas Truesdale, who produced a stellar season for the 7-4 Warriors. Truesdale ran for 2,210  yards in 213 carries, a 9.95 average. He also threw for 126 yards, hitting on 17-43 passes.

The versatile performer had five catches for 110 yards and added 91 yards in kickoff yards for 2,447 all-purpose yards.

He led the state in rushing through 11 games and tallied 37 touchdowns.

His play didn’t go unnoticed as he was selected to play in the 64th annual North-South All-Star football game at Myrtle Beach’s Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium earlier this month.

Truesdale saw action at receiver in helping the North all-stars to a 42-3 win over the South.

Truesdale was also selected to as The Lancaster News Player of the Year for the 2011 Lancaster County High School football season.

Trey Eaves, an all-county selection, was also named to the all-region team. He played well on both sides of the football, running for 1,030 yards in 119 carries and 11 touchdowns.

On defense, the Warriors’ senior cornerback racked up 28 tackles and broke up four passes.

Warriors’ senior offensive lineman Marc Morris led the line play in providing running lanes for Eaves and Truesdale to reap all-region honors for the second straight season.

Morris graded 85 percent and had 12 pancake blocks in the Indian Land offensive trenches.

On defense, he had 50 tackles, eight tackles for loss, two sacks, two fumble recoveries, a caused fumble and a touchdown on a fumble return in IL’s road win over Whitmire.

Josh Williams, a senior inside linebacker, notched 59 tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks, two caused fumbles and a fumble recovery.

D.J. Moore, a senior outside linebacker, was named to the all-region team after posting 44 tackles with eight tackles for loss, two sacks and a broken up pass.

C.J. White, a senior cornerback, had a solid season with 29 tackles, an interception, nine broken up passes and a fumble recovery.

Indian Land had a host of players to earn second-team all-region honors, including Jimmy Locklear offensive line, Bradley Broone offensive line, Daron Massey offensive line, Fisher Payne linebacker, Kentavis Vinson, Drew Richardson defensive back, Shawn Washington defensive line, Chad Thomas placekicker and Shea Rodger punter.

The 2011 Warriors went 7-4, including a 2-3 region record.

Indian Land opened the season with six straight wins.

The Warriors’ seven wins included two over county and region rival Buford and one against Andrew Jackson.

Indian Land earned a second straight home game in the Class AA Div. II Upper State playoffs before falling to Liberty High School.

Liberty blanked the Warriors 21-0 at the Reservation.