Seventeen football players from Forsyth County schools were selected to the All-Region 6-AAAAAA first team, which was voted on by the region’s coaches and released on Monday.
West Forsyth senior linebacker Mohamed Camara claimed Defensive Player of the Year honors, while West head coach Frank Hepler was named Coach of the Year. Alpharetta senior quarterback Joshua Dobbs was chosen Offensive Player of the Year.
Region 6-AAAAAA coaches selected 38 players to the all-region first team and another 34 players to the second team.
Johns Creek and Alpharetta each boasted seven players named to the first team, and West Forsyth led all Forsyth County schools with five. Centennial, Chattahoochee, Lambert and North Forsyth had three players apiece on the first team, while South Forsyth had two.
Behind Camara, who is committed to South Carolina, West held opponents to 16 points or less in 7 of 12 games this season.
"We had a good season and I was able to do what I could to help us," Camara said. "I thought I had a chance [to be defensive player of the year], but I didn’t know until coach Hepler told me. It’s definitely a big honor."
"I couldn’t have done anything without my coaches and teammates."
Hepler and his coaching staff led West to a 7-0 start for the first time in school history this season. The Wolverines became one of the first 16 football programs in Georgia to win a game in the Class 6A playoffs before falling to Parkview in the second round and finishing 10-2.
No other team from Region 6 advanced past the first round of the playoffs this year.
Hepler has guided West to a 42-14 record since the program began playing a varsity schedule in 2008.
The Wolverines have finished above .500 every year, as their worst season came in 2009 when they finished 6-4.
West has made three consecutive playoff appearances and became the first Forsyth County football coach to win a playoff game in class 5A in 2011.
"It’s a great honor," Hepler said of the award. "I’ve been very lucky in my career to get a few of those awards and I say each time that it’s because of the coaches around me and the players that have put in the time to get that type of recognition.
"I’m very appreciative of those types of things. I think it’s really the ultimate recognition to your program [as a whole].
"I’m just very proud to have that happen. I let my guys know for sure that it’s not about me; it’s about [them] and what [they’ve] done."
All-Region 6-AAAAAA first team
Coach of the Year — Frank Hepler, West Forsyth
Offensive POY— Joshua Dobbs, QB, Alpharetta, Sr.
Defensive POY— Mohamed Camara, LB, West Forsyth, Sr.
QB — A.J. Erdely, West Forsyth, Sr.
ATH — Skye Overton, Johns Creek, Sr.
RB — Jake Wieczorek, West Forsyth, Sr.
RB — Chase Solomon, Johns Creek, Jr.
WR — Daniel Clements, Alpharetta, Sr.
WR — Christian Robinson, Centennial, Jr.
WR — Carlos Burse, Alpharetta, Sr.
TE — Ty Anderson, West Forsyth, Sr.
OL — Vincent Calhoun, Centennial, Sr.
OL — Mike Scullin, South Forsyth, Sr.
OL — Alex Behrend, Alpharetta, Sr.
OL — Andrew Marshall, West Forsyth, Jr.
OL — Gantt Bauer, Lambert, Sr.
OL — Colby Gossett, North Forsyth, Sr.
OL — Sam Arrington, Johns Creek, Sr.
DL — Naim Mustaffa, Alpharetta, Sr.
DL — Madison Hoke, North Forsyth, Sr.
DL — Jake Chickowski, Lambert, Jr.
DL — Majeed Bilal, Chattahoochee, Sr.
DL — Lorenzo McWilliams, Centennial, Sr.
LB — Bryce Grauss, Alpharetta, Sr.
LB — Tommy Welch, Johns Creek, Sr.
LB — Mickey Thomas, South Forsyth, Sr.
LB — Eric Fitzgerald, North Forsyth, Sr.
LB — Russell Monyette, Lambert, Sr.
DB — Brian Sykes, Chattahoochee, Sr.
DB — Tre Whitaker, Alpharetta, Sr.
DB — Josh Hearn, Chattahoochee, Sr.
DB — Will Somers, Johns Creek, Sr.
DB — Jack Pomerantz, Johns Creek, Sr.
PK — Kyle Fowler, Johns Creek, Sr./Brandon McKee, South Forsyth, Sr.
LS — Davis Winkie, South Forsyth, Jr. and Clay Barton, North Forsyth, Jr.
P — Brock Maxwell, Lambert, Sr.
KR — Justin Jackson, Chattahoochee, Sr.
All-Region 6-AAAAAA second team
QB — Chase Rosenberg, Centennial
ATH — Eddie Mirynowski, South Forsyth
RB — Isaiah Williams, South Forsyth
RB — Tanner Riddle, North Forsyth
RB — Julian Macon, Alpharetta
WR — Colin Lisa, Chattahoochee
WR — Brandon Fortin, Johns Creek
WR — Sam Walker, South Forsyth
TE — Blake Rowlinson, Alpharetta
OL — Will Bass, West Forsyth
OL — George Adeosun, Alpharetta
OL — Kyle Watford, South Forsyth
OL — Sterling Abney, South Forsyth
OL — Forrest Montet, Johns Creek
OL — Austin Dubois, Johns Creek
OL — Brandon Keith, Chattahoochee
DL — D’Von Issac, Alpharetta
DL — O.J. Thompson, Chattahoochee
DL — Brett Anderson, West Forsyth
DL — Edvin Dizdazrevic, North Forsyth
DL — Reggie Ben-Asemota, Centennial
LB — Brett Larkin, South Forsyth
LB — Josh Salo, West Forsyth
LB — Ryan Bennett, Centennial
LB — Tyler Keely, Alpharetta
LB — Turner Fortin, Johns Creek
DB — Jordan Arnett, South Forsyth
DB — Kola Balogun, Centennial
DB — Luke Slaton, North Forsyth
DB — Danny Edgeworth, Lambert
DB — Jacob Hill, West Forsyth
P — Brett Schrafft, Centennial
LS — Michael Lopez, Centennial
KR — Will Brown, West Forsyth