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Football Player of the Year Watch List

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We had about 70 players at the end of the 2018 season that had such great seasons that they were included in the list of nominees for Player of the Year. This season, many of those guys are gone. That doesn’t mean the Watch List is short, however. Be on the lookout for these 83 young men to make a lot of noise this season.

DISCLAIMER: There are obviously some players who we are not quite aware of yet that can work their way into this conversation. This list is based on returning impact players, as well as who coaches have already told us will take on big roles.

The Early Favorites for POY (15)

These are the standout 2018 Player of the Year nominees who have returned in 2019.

Pierson Allison – Union Co SR QB #17
2,840 YDS / 24 TD
719 RUSH YDS / 8 TD

Gamarion Carter – Stephens Co SR WR #6
529 YDS / 3 TD

Colby Clark – Jefferson SR QB #5
464 YDS / 4 TD
575 RUSH YDS / 10 TD
26 TKL / 3 TFL

Jackson Clouatre – Habersham JR RB #5
368 YDS / 5 TD
30 REC YDS

Kenny Colwell – Stephens Co JR QB #14
1,029 YDS / 6 TD
5 RUSH TD

Sawyer Drake – Union Co SR WR #21
900 YDS / 8 TD
23 RUSH YDS / 1 TD

J Ben Haynes – White Co JR QB #8
1,403 YDS / 9 TD
306 RUSH YDS / 2 TD

Braxton Hicks – Rabun Co SR WR #4
1,042 YDS / 14 TD
8 TKL / 1 INT / FF / FUM REC

Aaron Hopkins – Lumpkin Co SR #85
63 TKL / 13 TFL / 7 SACKS / 2 BLK

Nate Ray – Commerce SR QB #19
612 YDS / 9 TD
727 RUSH YDS / 11 TD

Sam Roach – Commerce SR RB #5
763 YDS / 7 TD
96 REC YDS / 1 TD
10 TKL

Hudson Spurlock – Stephens Co SR RB #5
692 YDS / 10 TD
87 REC YDS / 100 KR YDS, 1 TD
6 TKL / 2 INT

Carter Stephenson – Jefferson JR QB #9
474 YDS / 5 TD
319 RUSH YDS / 5 TD

Gunner Stockton – Rabun Co SO QB #14
2,917 YDS / 34 TD
709 RUSH YDS / 17 TD

Sloan Sutton – Union Co SR LB #6
108 TKL / 10 TFL / 5 SACKS

Wouldn’t Surprise Us (20)

These guys made an obvious impact last season. While they may not be heavy favorites to win POY honors, they have the ability to put up HUGE numbers this year and work their way into the conversation.

Patrick Corkery – Jefferson JR #10
304 YDS / 3 TD
72 TKL / 2 TFL / 1 BLK

Jonah Daniel – Union Co JR RB #34
470 YDS / 8 TD

Donsha Gaither – Jefferson SR RB #3
515 YDS / 7 TD
92 REC YDS
14 TKL / 0.5 TFL / 1 INT / FUM REC

Brody Jarrard – Rabun Co JR RB #13
254 RUSH YDS / 3 TD
49 TKL / 5 TFL / 1 SACK / FUM REC

DJ Jones – Stephens Co SR

MJ Jones – Stephens Co SR

Jared Jullian – White Co SR ATH/LB

Nathaniel Ledford – Union Co

John Mancuso – Union Co SR LB #9
72 TKL / 4 TFL / 1 INT / FUM REC / FF

Rem Maxwell – Jefferson SR

Kade McNally – Jefferson SR RB #22
216 YDS / 4 TD
30 TKL / 4 TFL / 1 SACK / FF / 1 BLK

Kyle Morlock – Union Co SR WR #84
757 YDS / 8 TD

Braxton Simpson – Banks Co SR
82 TKL / 14 TFL / 0.5 SACKS / FF

Dakotah Sonnichsen – Dawson Co JR RB #6
393 YDS / 4 TD
225 REC YDS / 2 TD

Mason Sprinkle – Rabun Co SR LB #39
121 TKL / 2 TFL / FF

Shawn Thomas – Dawson Co SR #21
417 RUSH YDS / 8 TD / 39 REC YDS / 10 TKL

Cooper Turner – White Co JR WR #5
284 YDS / 2 TD

Joshua Wade – Habersham Central OL #66
1st Team All-Region, GACA All-Star, OL MVP VTO Sports All-American
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AJ Wheeler – Rabun Co SR #3
79 TKL / 8.5 TFL / 2 INT / 2 FUM REC / FF / INT TD

Trahvon Wiggins – Commerce SR LB #35
78 TKL / 4 FUM REC / 2 SACKS

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Poised for Breakout / Bigger Role (24)

These 24 players have already been making some noise, but because of taking on more responsibility this season, are poised to insert themselves into the conversation. Bigger role equals bigger numbers.

Drew Allison – Lumpkin

Hunter Barron – Dawson Co SR #8
34 REC YDS / Bigger Role Planned for ’19

Jace Bennett – Banks Co JR RB/LB #26
46 TKL / 6 TFL / INT / 2 FUM REC

Bryce Bryant – Dawson Co SR #54
41 TKL / 8 TFL / FF

Arian Curry – Habersham SR RB/LB #4
164 RUSH YDS / 4 TD / 15 TKL

Edwin Diaz – Rabun Co SR PK

Cory Ezzard – White Co

Isaiah Grindle – Dawson Co JR RB #15
269 RUSH YDS / 2 TD

Riley Herndon – Dawson Co SR #12
35 RUSH YDS / 37 TKL / 2 INT / FUM REC

Will Hightower – Rabun Co SR OL/DL #67

Brody Howell – Dawson Co SR #4
61 TKL / 3 TFL / 2 INT

Conner Kyle – Commerce SR DL/OL #67
36 TKL / 1.5 SACKS

Dawson Lathan – Rabun Co SR WR/FS #1

Maximos Moon – Dawson Co JR #2
111 PASS YDS / 34 RUSH YDS / 1 TD
Expected Big Role in ’19

Sawyer Pace – Banks Co SR QB
50 TKL / 6 TFL / 1 INT

Joshua Pickett – Habersham JR #13
84 REC YDS / 6 RUSH YDS / 1 TD / 39 KR YDS / 26 TKL

Phillip Roberson – Rabun DL SR #41
34 TKL / 10 TFL / 5 SACKS / FUM REC

Zion Ross – Union SR CB

Will Samson – White Co SR

Patrick Tedder – Habersham JR #15
40 TKL / 8 TFL / FF

Jacob Thompson – Jefferson SR RB

TJ Trudnak – Commerce SR WR/CB #1
158 REC YDS / 3 TD / 47 TKL

Tanner Wade – Habersham JR #50
50 TKL / 1 TFL

Greg Wimer – White Co

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Brand New Names (23)

These players are essentially the same category as above, but are brand new names we haven’t heard prior because of little to no playing time at the varsity level, transfers, etc. But these are names you must get used to hearing.

Kadin Bailey – Jefferson SO RB/LB

Garrett Bragg – Rabun Co SR

Tyleon Brock – Commerce JR RB/CB #24

Ryan Burkhart – Lumpkin TE

Bo Childers – Commerce JR OL/DL #72

BoJack Dowdy – Lumpkin RB

Dakota Edge – Towns Co RB

Jaden Gibson – Dawson Co FR QB #6
Expected Role at QB

Reece Hampton – Towns Co

Garrett Heaton – Habersham SO RB/WR/LB

Zach Holtzclaw – Dawson Co SO QB #10
6 PASS YDS / 5 RUSH YDS

Will McCraw – Rabun Co SO DE

Zion McMullen – White Co SO RB #12

Hunter Moore – Rabun Co SO WR/CB

Garrett Oakes – Towns Co

Kyle Oakes – Towns Co SO QB
Expected Starter at QB

Jordan Perry – Jefferson SO RB/LB

Shane Sparks – Towns Co

Malaki Starks – Jefferson SO QB/RB/DB

Keegan Stover – Dawson Co #17

Trey Wilkes – Lumpkin WR

Hoff Windham – Rabun Co JR LB

Ryte Woodruff – Habersham SR QB
Expected Starter at QB

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1 comment on “Football Player of the Year Watch List

  1. Chad wade

    Also keep your eyes on 6A Habersham Central’s Josh Wade #66. 3 yr Varsity starting Center, 1st team all region OL, GACA all-star, OL MVP VTO sports All-American, co-offensive player of the year w/37 pancakes.

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