Tifton Gazette


January 9, 2014

Fitzgerald,Cook, Berrien well represented on Region 1-AA team

TIFTON — Three area schools had several of their players named to the 1-AA all-region squads that were recently announced. The Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes had 10 players, the Cook Hornets had seven and the Berrien Rebels had three.

Fitzgerald had three 1st team offensive players, quarterback Romarius Gaulden, offensive guard Kenyada Little and kicker Manuel Chavez. Carl Salter was picked as a defensive end, Brandon Durham as an inside linebacker, Gerald Morgan and Antonio Wilcox as safeties, Tre Graham and Joe Reliford as corners and Yoshi Arcadia as a punter.

Cook's offensive 1st team selections were Maysoe Wiley at wide receiver and Jontavia Lucy as an offensive guard. The Hornets also had James Traylor named to the defensive line, Demartell Turner as a nose guard, corner Khilyd Turner and an inside linebacker and an outside linebacker (Spencer Joiner and Stacey Sailor).

Berrien had Taylor Griner named as a fullback and Daniel McMillan picked as the team's center. Their defensive selection was Tyrick Mollay as an inside linebacker.

Overall Player of the Year honors went to Malkom Parrish of Brooks County, which also had Maurice Freeman honored as Coach of the Year. Offensive and defensive players of the year were Mario Cherry of Thomasville and Akil Teal of Early County, respectively. Special Teams Player of the Year went to Pelham's Christian Drake.

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