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Football: West stars headline All-County team
Twenty-nine players named to first team
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Forsyth County News

Twenty-nine football players were named to this season’s Forsyth County News All-County first team, including a number of athletes who will ink scholarships Wednesday on National Signing Day. An additional 29 standouts were named to the second team.

West Forsyth headlined the first team with eight players after finishing the season with a 10-2 record and advancing to the second round of the Class 6A playoffs, while Lambert and South Forsyth boasted six players apiece. North Forsyth added four players, Forsyth Central had three and Pinecrest Academy finished with two.

First Team


QB A.J. Erdely (Offensive Player of the Year) — Sr., West Forsyth: 2,355 passing yards and 18 TDs, 888 rushing yards and 15 TDs

RB Jake Wieczorek — Sr., West Forsyth: 1,150 rushing yards, 45 receptions for  925 yards and 335 kick return yards, 25 total TDs

RB Isaiah Williams — Jr., South Forsyth: 809 rushing yards, 169 receiving yards, 10 total TDs

WR T.J. Russell — Sr., Lambert: 31 receptions for 588 yards, 3 TDs

WR Jeremiah Jones —Jr., Forsyth Central: 17 receptions for 351 yards, 6 TDs

WR Sammy Walker — Jr., South Forsyth: 30 receptions for 422 yards and 40 rushing attempts for 206 yards.

TE Ty Anderson — Sr.,  West Forsyth: 40 receptions for 590 yards, 7 TDs

OL Andrew Marshall — Jr., West Forsyth: Being recruited by South Carolina, Georgia Tech and Auburn, among others

OL Michael Scullin — Sr., South Forsyth: 46 pancake blocks

OL Colby Gossett — Sr., North Forsyth: 13 pancake blocks

OL Gantt Bauer — Sr., Lambert: Graded out at 92 percent and was a two-way player

OL Will Bass — Sr., West Forsyth: Graded out at 95 percent

ATH Jimmy Strom — Sr., Pinecrest Academy: 149 rushing attempts for 1,007 yards and 22 TDs, 24 passing completions for 524 yards and 5 TDs


DL Brett Anderson — Jr., West Forsyth: 75 tackles and 6 sacks

DL Jake Chickowski — Jr., Lambert: 19 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, two-way starter

DL Madison Hoke — Sr., North Forsyth: 61 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 2 sacks

DL Thomas Ross — Sr., Pinecrest Academy: 37 tackles, 7 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 blocked kick

LB Mohamed Camara (Defensive Player of the Year) — Sr., West Forsyth: 90 tackles, 7 sacks, 2 INTs, 1 returned for a TD; 7 rushing TDs

LB Eric Fitzgerald — Sr., North Forsyth: 85 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries

LB Russell Monyette — Sr., Lambert: 84 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 7.5 sacks

LB Mickey Thomas — South Forsyth senior: 73 tackles, 7 TFL, 6 sacks

DB Danny Edgeworth — Sr., Lambert: 96 tackles, 3 INTs, 2 forced fumbles

DB Jacob Hill — Sr., West Forsyth: led Wolverines’ DBs in tackles, 4 INTs

DB Jack Longmore —Jr., Forsyth Central: 62 tackles, 30 assists, 5 TFL, 1 INT, 1 fumble recovery

DB Luke Slaton — Jr., North Forsyth: 66 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 8 pass breakups, 1 INT

Special Teams

K Brandon McKee — Sr., South Forsyth: 33 punts for an average of 44.8 yards with a long of 63, 8-of-9 on field goals with a long of 45, 40-of-45 kickoffs for touchbacks.

P Brock Maxwell —Sr., Lambert: 45 punts for a 38-yard average, including 10 pinned inside the 20 yard line

KR Michael Branigan — Jr., Forsyth Central: 1,778 all-purpose yards, 11 TDs

LS Davis Winkie — Jr.,  South Forsyth: 33-of-33 punt snaps and 34-of-34 PATs/FGs

Second Team


QB Jantzen Jeffrey — South Forsyth

RB C.J. Cochran — Forsyth Central

RB Trevor O’Brien — West Forsyth

WR Bailey Mauldin — North Forsyth

WR Tanner Bridges — West Forsyth

WR Zach Guard — Pinecrest Academy

TE Chris Laye — Lambert

OL Kyle Watford — South Forsyth

OL Victor Peppers — Forsyth Central

OL Sterling Abney — South Forsyth

OL Zach Bradbury — West Forsyth

OL Kevo Yeremian — Lambert

ATH Eddie Mirynowski — South Forsyth


DL Edvin Dizdarevic — North Forsyth

DL Everett Cleveland — South Forsyth

DL Nick Topper — Lambert

DL Connor McCann — Lambert

LB Josh Salo — West Forsyth

LB Conner Vandenbos — West Forsyth

LB Jordan Schaller — Forsyth Central

LB Brett Larkin — South Forsyth

LB John Paul Metz — Pinecrest Academy

DB Jordan Arnett —South Forsyth

DB Hunter Belue — West Forsyth

DB Matt Cira — South Forsyth

Special Teams

K Vince Sciorrotta — North Forsyth

P Chris Birozes — Pinecrest Academy

KR Will Brown — West Forsyth

LS Clay Barton — North Forsyth