Bishops, Gators, Warriors lead way on all-region football teams
Bishop England, the two-time Division II-AA state champion in football, dominated the all-Region 6-AA team with 11 players.
DeAngelo Stephenson is the player of the year and teammate Griffie Loy is the top lineman.
Other Bishops on the team are Kevin Herbst, Reed Fosberry, Zach Richter, Chandler Sambets, Malcolm Nazon, Adam Dobbins, Westin Marvin and Nick Shiver.
Woodland has six selections: Michael Wamer, Michael Delee,James Gaddist, Laquan White,Rameak Smith and Ryan Kinsey.
Academic Magnet’s Stuart Walters is the Region 6-AA Back of the Year. The Raptors’ Cody Ash also made the team.
Garrett Tech’s selections are Antonio Davis and Trevon Sanders. Ridgeland-Hardeeville placed Osano Saunders and Deo’Vonte Doe on the team, and North Charleston’s players are Antonio Mack and Burke’s Ryan Bowman.
From Battery Creek are Willie Doe, Justin Frazier, Rhaheem Cooper and Isiah Sloan.
Region 7-AAAA stars
Goose Creek and Wando both landed seven players on the Region 7-AAAA all-star team.
The Gators’ picks are Dantez Bennamon, Michael Myers, Tramel Terry, Gerald Turner, Jalen Stevens, Rodney Garrett and Masamitsu Ishibashi.
Wando’s picks include Rudder Brown, Christian Hart, Matt Norman, Nolan Kelleher, Casey Clawson, Chuck Rouse and Austin Fister.
Stratford’s picks: Michael Simmons, Taylor Morrison, Shawn Peace, Noah Shuler, Jacob Park and Jordan Johnson.
Cane Bay’s selections: Charles Thompson, Maurice Wesley, Matt Rudy, Kealon Weldon and Leon Givens.
West Ashley’s picks: Mark Stembridge; Dominique Gaines and Hakeem Nelson.
Demarest fares well
Porter-Gaud cross country standout Brent Demarest placed 25th at the Foot Locker National Championship meet in San Diego.
He qualified for the meet by finishing 10th at the Southern regional. He placed sixth on the South squad and finished with a time of 15:48, which was the best-ever by a junior from South Carolina.
West Ashley softball player Whitney Williams has signed with Virginia-Wise. She is a shortstop-third basemen who hit.333 last and was all-region 7-AAAA. She has started since seventh grade.
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