All-County Football: Team capsules

Published 9:00 pm Wednesday, December 24, 2014

OFFENSE

QB: East Rowan senior Samuel Wyrick (6-1, 185) had the most prolific passing season in county history with 263 completions, 3,301 passing yards and 38 touchdown passes. He also rushed for 11 TDs.

RB: Carson senior Brandon Sloop (5-9, 192) finished his career as the No. 4 rusher in county history. Sloop had 200 carries for 1,361 yards and 15 TDs this season.

RB: North Rowan senior JaReke Chambers (5-10, 175) finished as the school record holder and the No. 5 rusher in county history. The Shrine Bowler rushed for a county-best 1,581 yards on 181 carries and scored 21 TDs in 2014.

RB: Carson senior Darren Isom (6-2, 220) rushed 200 times for 1,413 yards and scored a county-leading 28 TDs in 11 games.

WR: East Rowan senior Seth Wyrick (6-1, 175) had the finest pass-catching season in county history. The Shrine Bowler had 102 catches for 1,622 yards and 18 TDs.

WR: North Rowan senior Sakil Harrison (6-2, 185) had 34 catches for 564 yards and seven touchdowns and was an outstanding blocker.

OL: North Rowan senior Malik McGee (6-2, 270) changed side of the ball after an all-county year on defense in 2014 and led the Cavaliers in pancake blocks.

OL: East Rowan senior Daniel Jones (6-1, 300) was the guy the Mustangs ran behind on fourth-and-1 and allowed few sacks for a pass-happy team.

OL: West Rowan senior Jacob Radtke (6-3, 240) was the lone offensive lineman to make All-SPC from the four Rowan schools.

OL: West Rowan junior Hezekiah Banks (6-4, 300) has the frame and tools to be a D-I player.

OL: Carson senior Chris Martin (6-2, 220) was the steadiest guy on a unit that opened holes for a county-leading 3,602 rushing yards. He led the team in home run blocks.

Athlete: West Rowan senior Harrison Baucom (6-0, 175) defines all-purpose. He rushed for 1,113 yards and was second in the county in scoring with 127 points. He kicked 37 PATs, two field goals and accounted for 14 touchdowns.

DEFENSE

DL: North Rowan senior Shane Parker (6-2, 260) had 24 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks.

DL: West Rowan senior Derrick Moreland (6-3, 280) was both a pass rusher and a run-stopper and was the Falcons’ most disruptive defensive force.

DL: North Rowan senior Wesley Jefferies (6-5, 270) was tough to move and had 28.5 tackles for loss for the team that had the county’s best defensive stats.

LB: North Rowan senior Kenyaun Coney  (5-10, 185) was the Cavaliers’ leading tackler and had 15 tackles for loss.

LB: Carson senior Anthony McCurry (5-10, 215) was honored as SPC Defensive Player of the Year after a banner season that included 104 solo tackles, three forced fumbles and 14 tackles for loss.

LB: Salisbury senior J.C. Burton (5-11, 185) was in on 146 tackles, with 14 tackles for loss and three sacks.

LB : East Rowan senior Shiheem Saunders (5-11, 195) made season-changing plays, including a big sack in the win against Cox Mill and batting down a fourth-down pass in a playoff win against West Henderson.

DB: Salisbury junior Darius Jackson (5-10, 170) had four fumble recoveries and scored two touchdowns on defense.

DB: North Rowan senior Jaleel Hitchens (5-10, 165) had three interceptions, a blocked punt and several TD-saving tackles.

DB: East Rowan sophomore Wesley Porter (5-8, 145) made as many impact plays as anyone with four interceptions, three fumble recoveries, three onside kick recoveries and two blocked punts.

DB: East Rowan senior Willie McCree (5-8, 155) put up astounding tackle numbers — 20-plus several times — and was recognized as the Mustangs’ best defender.

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kick returner: East Rowan sophomore Max Wall (5-10, 175) accumulated 206 punt return yards and 388 yards on kickoff returns to go along with his 977 rushing yards.

Kicker: South Rowan junior Brennan Lambert (5-7, 160) put 22 of 30 kickoffs in the end zone. He was 19-for-20 on PATs and his three field goals included a 43-yarder.

Punter: South Rowan junior Marshall Long (6-3, 190) was the SPC’s Kicker of the Year and shared long snapping duties with Lambert.

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