Meet the 2020 All-Lowco Football Team presented by Local Pie

In an ordinary year, picking the All-Lowco Football Team is a daunting task. We spend weeks collecting and compiling the stats, comparing the nominees, and consulting with coaches for insight that only they can provide, and then we take our best crack at identifying the best high school football players in Beaufort and Jasper counties.

This, of course, was no ordinary year.

The private schools played a full schedule (with few exceptions) but the public schools started later and played a reduced slate focused on region games. Some of them didn’t even get in all of those.

So how do you compare players in that unbalanced universe? For starters, it was a natural time to separate our SCHSL and SCISA All-Lowco Teams. Although there are individual SCISA standouts who certainly could cross over and star at any SCHSL program, on the whole, it’s comparing apples to oranges, and especially this season. Expect this change to become the status quo. It allows us to honor more players and measure them against their peers.

We relied on per-game averages to help level the playing field for those players whose teams were denied the opportunity to play a full schedule, but still rewarded those players who helped their teams play extra games in the postseason.

Did we get it exactly right? Probably not. But to move someone up, you have to move someone down.

Did we miss someone? Gosh, we hope not. If we did, prove us wrong next season.

Did we do our best? You bet. And here it is. Your 2020 All-Lowco Football Teams presented by Local Pie.

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SCHSL ALL-LOWCO TEAM

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

QBSCHSL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tyler Haley, BHS | Jr.
Class 4A All-State pick led the Lowco with 1,271 passing yards (181.6 per game) with 10 TDs and rushed for 471 yards and 5 TDs
QBAhmad Green, MRHS | Sr.
Three-time first-team All-Lowco star and S.C. Mr. Football finalist rushed for 547 yards and 10 TDs and passed for 512 yards and 2 TDs in just five games
RBAmariee Morris, BHS | Jr.
Diminutive but dynamic, Morris’ blend of power and speed produced 605 yards (7.4 per carry) and 13 TDs to lead region champ Eagles’ rush attack
RBJoseph Hicks, WB | Jr.
One of several two-way standouts for the Warriors, Hicks rushed for 587 yards and 10 TDs, averaging 10.1 yards per carry
RBJaiden Jones, MRHS | Soph.
Emerged as the Sharks’ top running back with 444 yards (88.8 per game), and he’ll get a chance to be the featured guy on offense in 2021
WRKacy Fields, BHS | Soph.
Led the Lowco in receiving yards (430), yards per game (61.4), and touchdown receptions (4) and tied for the area lead with 20 grabs
WREvan Elliot, HHIHS | Sr.
Snagged 12 passes for 130 yards in just three games as Sam Summa’s go-to receiver
OLAaron Rhode, WB | Sr.
Four-year starters for the Warriors was a rock-solid center who racked up 28 pancakes and set the tone for an unstoppable rushing attack
OLLuke Bond, BLHS | Sr.
Bobcats’ top lineman graded out at 90.1 percent with 25 pancakes
OLTerence Wilson, BHS | Sr.
Eagles’ top blocker paved the way for a powerful ground game and protected Offensive Player of the Year Tyler Haley
OLGarrett Bonneville, MRHS | Sr.
Sharks’ strong right guard graded at 87 percent with 16 pancakes and 4 knockdowns in just 5 games
OLMoxon Zehr, MRHS | Sr.
Big right tackle was the catalyst for many big gains for first-teamers Ahmad Green and Jaiden Jones

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

LBSCHSL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Eli Hall, MRHS | Sr.
A throwback who plays at full throttle at all times, the Sharks’ state champion wrestler collected 66 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 8 QB pressures, and an interception in five games
DLEamon Smalls, BHS | Soph.
No player in the Lowco has a higher upside than the Eagles’ mountainous run-stopper, and he still has two more years to grow
DLJaylen Roberts, WB | Sr.
Outstanding edge rusher racked up 61 tackles — 15 for loss — with 6 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 2 blocked punts, and a pick-6
DLXavier Chaplin, WB | Jr.
Dominant two-way lineman was a run-stopping force with 47 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks
LBJaylen Sneed, HHIHS | Jr.
We only got three games worth of the Lowco’s most highly-sought recruit, but we saw enough to know the Seahawks’ star is poised for a huge senior season
LBD’Ante Parker, WB | Jr.
Another in a long line of star linebackers for Jerry Hatcher’s defense, racked up 86 tackles (13 for loss), 4 sacks, 3 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles, and 2 recoveries
LBJustin Smalls, BCHS | Jr.
Dolphins’ defensive leader collected 61 tackles (5 for loss), 2 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 2 recoveries, and 2 pass breakups
LBDaniel Phares, BHS | Sr.
RHHS transfer made a
LBWilliam Winburn, BHS | Sr.
pass breakups, and two f
DBSteffin Gadson, MRHS | Sr.
Class 4A All-State pick wasn’t tested often but finished with 26 tackles (4 for loss), a pick, and a pass breakup in a 5-game season
DBJayden Gilliam-Singleton, HHIHS | Jr.
In the three games the Seahawks played, Gilliam-Singleton might have been the most dynamic player in the Lowco — 3 picks, including a pick-6, two scoop-and-scores, and a kick return TD and TD grab
DBAmar Jenkins, WB | Sr.
Lockdown corner collected 32 tackles with 8 breakups and 4 INTs, including a pick-6 for an excellent Whale Branch defense

FIRST TEAM SPECIALISTS & IRON LOWCO AWARD

KHenry Tome, WB | Sr.
The Lowco’s strongest, most accurate leg went 34-for-36 on PATs and 5-for-5 on FGs, including a 41-yard boot, and he kicked 13 touchbacks
PNate Hoyt, BLHS | Jr.
The Bobcats’ QB has next-level potential as a punter, averaging 43.2 yards on 18 kicks with four inside the 20 and a long of 56
IRON
LOWCO
AWARD
Jaylen Reeves, WB | Sr.
When the Warriors needed a play, Reeves delivered — on the ground (607 yards, 13 TDs), through the air (167 yards, 4 TDs), and on defense (20 tackles, 4 INTs, 6 PBUs, 1 forced fumble, 1 recovery)

2ND TEAM OFFENSE

QB — Sam Summa, HHIHS

RB — Jeremiah Dilbert, BCHS

RB — Kylan Simmons, BLHS

WR — Marcus Goodwater, BHS

WR — McCleod Reichel, BHS

WR — Adam Clark, HHIHS

OL — Brandon Williams, BHS

OL — Kayle Vasquez, BHS

OL — Lukas Kinsey, BCHS

OL — Will Wilson, MRHS

OL — Ryan Clark, HHIHS

2ND TEAM DEFENSE

DL — Alvin Wilson, BHS

DL — Rett Harrell, MRHS

DL — DJ Aiken, BLHS

DL — Theo Washington, BHS

LB — Anthony Nelsen, MRHS

LB — Mason Griffin, WB

LB — Luke Sanders, BCHS

LB — Jadon Grant, WB

DB — Keith Chisolm, WB

DB — Colton Phares, BHS

DB — Michael Sunkins, MRHS

2ND TEAM SPECIALISTS

K — Ivan Huerta, BCHS

P — Trey Youngdahl, BHS

IRON LOWCO — Jaeon Allen, BCHS

HONORABLE MENTION

Dreshaun Brown, BCHS Matthew Larkby, HHIHS
Jonah Comfort, MRHSJaylin Linder, BLHS
Jeremiah Curry, BLHSRichard Parker, WB
Hart Cushman, BHSDarrion Perry, MRHS
Nashaun Green, HHIHSCam Scott, MRHS
Gavin Heintschel, BLHSJacove Singleton, BCHS
Jaylin Houseal, BHSChase Wilfong, BLHS
Anders Kennedy, HHIHSJaquinn Williams, BLHS
Max Kimmel, MRHSToshane Wittingham, MRHS

SELECTIONS BY SCHOOL

School1st2ndHMTOTAL
BHS78217
MRHS64515
WB83112
HHIHS3339
BLHS2259
BCHS1528

SCISA ALL-LOWCO TEAM

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

QBSCISA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jace Blackshear, HHCA | Jr.
The peanut butter to JP Peduzzi’s jelly, Blackshear blazed to 1,677 yards passing, 956 rushing, and 483 receiving with a total of 55 TDs (27 pass, 21 rush, 7 receiving)
QBJeremiah Young, JPII | Sr.
Piled up 1,030 yards and 8 TDs in option rushing attack, plus 920 yards passing with 11 TDs and 6 INTs
RBJR Patterson, THA | Sr.
One more All-Lowco honor for Rebels’ star who averaged 12.5 yards per carry to pile up 1,358 rushing yards and 12 TDs
RBJa’Sean Lawson, BA | Sr.
Eagles’ top rusher rolled up 1,112 yards and 14 TDs, averaging 7.5 yards per attempt
RBTommy Stauffer, HHP | Sr.
Versatile back rushed for 960 yards and 8 TDs and caught 10 passes for 142 yards and a score
WRBruzza Pusha, THA | Sr.
Versatile superstar caught 46 passes for 1,140 yards and 14 TDs and rushed for 475 yards and 4 TDs for state champion Rebels
WRCameron Strickland, HHCA | Sr.
The poison that made opponents pay when they put to much focus on the Blackshear-Peduzzi Express, Strickland hauled in 37 passes for 665 yards and 10 TDs
OLTherion Cannon, THA | Sr.
UAB signee led a dominant offensive line that paved the way for 329 rushing yards per game
OLQuillan White, THA | Soph.
Key contributor to Rebels’ unstoppable ground game, and he’ll be back
OLJohn Asher Howell, BA | Jr.
Eagles’ top blocker paved the way for powerful BA ground game
OLWarner Hahn, HHCA | Jr.
Hard-working guard helped buy time for dominant QBs to operate during perfect season
OLJP Wilder, HHCA | Sr.
Returned from two major knee injuries in three years to become undefeated Eagles’ lead blocker

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

DLSCISA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
John Hampton Hewlett, THA | Sr.
Pure havoc. The Citadel signee had 62 tackles (28 for loss), 12 sacks, and 21 QB pressures
DLKent Camp, HHCA | Sr.
Key pass rusher for state champ Eagles with 61 tackles, 6 TFL, 2 sacks, and 3 fumble recoveries
DLHayden Jennings, JPII | Sr.
Golden Warriors’ run stopper had team-high 74 tackles while playing both ways in the trenches
DLLiam Sirgo, HHCA | Sr.
Caused havoc coming off the edge for opponents with 60 tackles, 8 TFL, and 6.5 sacks
LBCarson King, HHP | Sr.
Opponents tried to run away from him, but the Dolphins’ dominant linebacker still made 48 solo tackles
LBJackson Lanier, HHCA | Jr.
Emotional leader had another monster year — 105 tackles (82 solo), 2 sacks, and a hand in 6 takeaways
LBTroy Chisolm, HHCA | Sr.
Region Defensive Player of the Year finished with 97 tackles (76 solo), 2 forced fumbles and 3 recoveries
LBBrandon Howard, THA | Jr.
RHHS transfer made a huge impact for THA defense with 76 tackles (53 solo), 14 TFL, 3 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 3 recoveries
LBAustin McIntosh, JPII | Sr.
pass breakups, and two forced fumbles in hybrid role
DBCody Parker, THA | Jr.
Anchored the Rebels’ secondary with 53 tackles, 4 INTs, and 3 pass breakups
DBBraydon Dineen, BA | Soph.
Had a solid season at QB but stood out on defense with 54 tackles, 3 TFL, and 3 picks
DBDevonte Green, BA | Fr.
Great start to a promising HS career with 56 tackles, 1 INT, and 5 pass breakups

FIRST TEAM SPECIALISTS & IRON LOWCO AWARD

KTrevor Weldon, HHP | Jr.
Kicked through a broken collarbone suffered making a tackle to finish perfect on PATs with a 37-yard FG
PCameron Strickland, HHCA | Sr.
Do-it-all player led the Lowco with a school-record 40.1 yards per punt
IRON
LOWCO
AWARD
J.P. Peduzzi, HHCA | Sr.
HHCA’s Swiss Army knife racked up 1,043 yards passing, 488 rushing, 666 receiving, with a total of 29 TDs, including a pick-6 in the state championship game … oh and he can kick too

2ND TEAM OFFENSE

QB — Peyton Bennett, THA

RB — Anthony Fripp, THA

RB — Carlos Jones, BA

RB/WR — Riley Shinn, HHCA

WR — Elijah Fess, BA

WR — Mark Knight, JPII

OL — Preston Hamilton, THA

OL — Max Hickey, THA

OL — Tripp Currier, JPII

OL — Torrin Kennedy, HHCA

OL — Max Marko, HHP

2ND TEAM DEFENSE

DL — Loncelle Daley, HHP

DL — Michael Carbone, JPII

DL — Cameron VanGeison, THA

DL/LB — Brandon Smith, THA

LB — Sonny Halker, THA

LB — Jeremy Clemmer, THA

LB — Quinn Ryan, HHCA

LB/DB — Malone Kinard-Huisinger, JPII

DB — Jackson Ogden, JPII

DB — Jayden Void, HHCA

DB — Ben Lubkin, BA

2ND TEAM SPECIALISTS

K — Logan Harsta, HHCA

P — Evan Slusne, JPII

IRON LOWCO — Malakai Steiniger, BA

HONORABLE MENTION

Guy Annunziata, HHCA (OL/DL, Sr.)Preston Humbert, THA (WR/DB, Sr.)
Brady Bagenstose, HHCA (OL/DL, Soph.)Jordan Mikell, THA (WR/DB, Jr.)
Paul Carrabba, HHP (OL/DL, Sr.)William Newton, HHCA (OL/DL, Sr.)
Luke Foley, HHP (WR/DB, Sr.)Jaxen Porter, BA (WR/LB, Fr.)
Will Gray, HHP (WR/DB, Sr.)Kevin Rogers, BA (TE/LB, Sr.)
Lawson Hewlett, THA (OL/LB, Soph.)Carter Zareva, THA (WR/DB, Soph.)
Peter Hughes, JPII (OL/DL, Soph.)

SELECTIONS BY SCHOOL

School1st2ndHMTOTAL
THA78419
HHCA105318
JPII36110
BA44210
HHP3238

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