24 area players earn All-State football recognition
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.