Forsyth County had ten football players mentioned by the Georgia Sports Writers Association in its all-state football teams, released Saturday.
Lambert offensive lineman Sean Bailey and South Forsyth teammates Tyler McLellan (offensive line) and Cameron Kline (defensive end) were named to the Class AAAAAA second team, while Pinecrest hauled three players with offensive lineman Garrison Winter earning Class A first team honors and Ryan McCarthy (athlete) and Peter Nelson (linebacker) placing on the second team.
Bailey, a senior committed to play at the University of Cincinatti, graded out at 85-percent and recorded 80 pancake blocks while pushing Lambert's high-powered rushing offense. McLellan was even better, grading out at 94-percent with 84 pancake blocks.
Kline, who also was productive as a tight end in his senior season, dominated on defense with 50 tackles, 15 sacks, 13 tackles for a loss, four fumble recoveries, two defensive touchdowns and a blocked field goal.
Winter graded at 88 percent and had 114 pancakes for the Paladin's triple-option attack.
All four were named to the Forsyth County News' all-county team in December.
South Forsyth also had three players named as Class AAAAAA honorable mentions, including receiver and defensive back Jalen Camp, committed to Georgia Tech, kicker Alex Barbir, committed to Rutgers, and safety Curtis Roach. West's Eli Huggins was also an honorable mention as a defensive end.
Nineteen Class AAAAAA first or second team players came from programs that faced Forsyth opponents in 2015, including a bulk from Colquitt County, as well as Norcross—both opponents for South—and Peachtree Ridge and Mill Creek, which West closed and opening the season with, respectively.
Highly-coveted defensive lineman Derrick Brown, the All-Classification Player of the Year and Class AAAAA defensive player of the year, is a familiar name to Lambert, which opened the season against his Lanier Longhorns.
Eight Class AAAAA first or second team players were common opponents with Forsyth Central, who will move to the new Class AAAAAAA in the fall.
The Class A Player of the Year was Mount Paran Christian's Taylor Trammel, who faced Pinecrest twice in the regular season.