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York, Chester county players lead Tri-County awards

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By The Staff

RICHBURG – York and Chester county high school football players dominated the weekly awards for the Tri-County Football Coaches Association in week four.

The Class AAAAA players of the week included three players from Fort Mill High School after the Yellow Jackets defeated Lugoff-Elgin High School, 41-21 to post their first win this season.

Yellow Jackets running back Sebastian Lach was the offensive player of the week with 211 yards rushing and four touchdowns against the Demons.

Linebacker Jacob Kendall was selected as the defensive player of the week with 12 tackles, including seven solo hits against LEHS.

  FMHS’s James Hyland was the offensive lineman of the week, grading 94 percent with a pancake block.

Clover High School’s Isiah Farmer was the defensive lineman of the week. He had seven tackles, two tackles for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble in the Blue Eagles’ win over Gastonia Ashbrook.

Nation Ford High School’s Quinton Jackson earned the special teams player of the week with a 40-yard punt return for a touchdown in the Falcons’ 28-0 win over Indian Land High School.

In the Class A-AAAA awards, South Pointe High School of Rock Hill had three winners.

Joe Ervin was the offensive player of the week with 192 yards on 27 carries in the Stallions’ 28-27 win over Greenville High School.

SPHS’s Tyrone Jackson was the offensive lineman of the week with a 91 percent grade, six big-time blocks and a pancake block against the GHS Red Raiders.

The SPHS Stallions’ Adam Foxx was the defensive lineman of the week with seven tackles and a sack against Greenville.

Chester, in its 41-20 home win over Lancaster High School, had a pair of winners.

The Cyclones’ Octaveion Minter, a sophomore linebacker, was tabbed as the defensive player of the week with 17 tackles against Lancaster High, with two for a loss, a sack and five QB pressures.

Zion Mills of CHS won the special teams player of the week award, returning a kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown to seal the Cyclones’ win over Lancaster High.

Lancaster County didn’t have any honorable mention selections for the week.

Each week during the high school football regular season, coaches from the tri-county area – Chester, Lancaster and York counties – meet to honor top players from the previous week of play.

The nominations are made by the schools and voted on by the coaches each week during their meeting.