24 area play­ers earn All-State foot­ball recog­ni­tion

Cherokee County Herald - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

tack­les for lost yards. My­ers reg­is­tered 75 tack­les, in­clud­ing five for lost yards and picked off four passes. Bea­dles recorded 105 tack­les, in­clud­ing eight for lost yards with seven sacks.

Pied­mont also had a player earn a spot on the Class 3A Sec­ond Team Of­fense in ju­nior run­ning back Lee Stan­ley. Stan­ley ran for 1,621 yards and 16 touch­downs on 172 car­ries.

The Class 4A Chero­kee County War­riors (10-3) had six play­ers earn All­State recog­ni­tion, in­clud­ing a pair on the first team de­fense in ju­nior line­backer Ri­ley Rus­sell and se­nior line­man Zach Fife.

Rus­sell reg­is­tered 144 to­tal tack­les, in­clud­ing 15 for lost yards, 11 sacks and two in­ter­cep­tions. He also forced five fum­bles and re­cov­ered two oth­ers.

Fife fin­ished the sea­son with 54 tack­les, in­clud­ing 17 for lost yards, four sacks, three forced fum­bles and a fum­ble re­cov­ery.

Fife’s team­mate on the de­fen­sive line, se­nior Caleb Ran­sum, earned a sec­ond- team spot. Ran­sum reg­is­tered 87 tack­les with 27 for lost yards, six sacks and an in­ter­cep­tion.

Join­ing Ran­sum from the War­riors on the Class 4A Sec­ond Team is se­nior wide re­ceiver Quar­tez Hen­der­son and se­nior all-pur­pose player Ja­cob Graves.

Hen­der­son hauled in 53 catches for 763 yards and 11 touch­downs. He fin­ished the sea­son with 1,148 to­tal yards, in­clud­ing 249 on kick re­turns and 78 on punt re­turns.

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