Multiple South High Student-Athletes receive Fall Sports All-County honors
Posted December 13, 2016
The varsity football team and cheerleaders celebrate a successful season following the Rebels’ 14-0 win over North Hagerstown. Recently, the Herald-Mail released the results for All-County as voted on by the local media and coaches.
By Brayden Leather
Professional leagues distribute post-season awards. The NCAA hands out All-American honors. In high school sports, you receive All-County honors. It means the local media and the coaches you competed against that season recognized your athletic talent and placed your name on their ballot when deciding who should be considered one of the best players in the county that season for their respective sport. Recently, 27 student-athletes from South High were recognized for the hard work and determination they put forth during the fall sports season. Without further delay, let's meet those All-County athletes.
It was not a surprise to see so many familiar names included in the list of Washington County football players who received All-County honors, especially considering South’s own Coach Toby Peer was recognized by the local media as the Football Coach of the Year. Senior Lincoln Ikwubuo also was named Defensive Player of the Year by the local media in what was a clean sweep for the Rebels since his teammate Zach Rupp was voted Defensive Player of the Year by the coaches.
WR/RB McCoy Dutrow
TE/OL Mike McCook
OL Duncan Burnett
WR/DB Lincoln Ikwubuo
TE/LB Zach Rupp
QB Timmy Townsend
RB Jayswah Sanon
RB/LB Taliek McKenzie
OL/DL Shawn King-Pombo
WR/DB Jake Bertrand
DB Nate Moore
DL Stephen Dunn
Senior Megan Frey was the only Lady Rebel who received All-County honors from the local media. However, four of her teammates, including her sister Ashley, received All-County honors via the coaches poll.
In what was a tough season thanks to another unforgiving out-of-county heavy schedule, the boys team showed improvement in may areas. It earned them two All-County selections.
The Rebels cashed in on another very strong season which saw the entire boys team and two girls, Erica Metz and Emily Alexander, compete in the state meet, and had five athletes receive All-County honors.
Who did not see these four making All-County? Armed (literally) with Emma Lorenzen's strong flame-inducing spikes, Sara Murray’s perfect sets, and the menacing blocking duo force of Samantha Moser and Sadie Leisinger at the net, the Rebels were a very tough team to beat this year. And the local media did not overlook them.
Will Stoey’s strong season that earned him a spot at states also earned him a spot on the All-County First Team roster.