Associated Press All-State Football Team Announced

East Surry quarterback Jefferson Boaz (Photo courtesy NCHSAA on Twitter)

— The Associated Press recently released the North Carolina High School All-State Football Team, and North Lincoln standout Sam Brady made the list. The senior defensive back helped lead the Knights to the third round of the 2AA state playoffs for a second consecutive year, recording 87 tackles, including 6 tackles for loss. Brady also had 7 passes defended and blocked two punts and two field goals. Brady has verbally committed to play at Virginia.

The N.C. All-State team is just one team that includes all four of the state’s classifications. The full All-State team is listed below

AP All-State Offense

QB – Jefferson Boaz, East Surry, sr.

RB – Quinton Cooley, Southern Nash, sr.

RB – Will Shipley, Weddington, jr.

WR – Stephen Gosnell, East Surry, sr.

WR – Muhsin Muhammad III, Myers Park, sr.

WR – Ja’Hari Mitchell, Shelby, sr.

TE – Michael Frogge, Northern Guilford, sr.

OL – Mitchell Mayes, Leesville Road, sr.

OL – Jared Wilson, West Forsyth, jr.

OL – Anthony Carter, Butler, sr.

OL – Malik McGowan, Charlotte Catholic, sr.

OL – Jaquaez Powell, SouthWest Edgecombe, sr. (tie)

OL – Jaden Lindsay, East Forsyth, jr. (tie)

ATH – Ja’Qurious Conley, Jacksonville-Northside, sr.


AP All-State Defense 

DL – Desmond Evans, Lee County, sr.

DL – Malaki Hamrick, Shelby, so.

DL – Aeneas Peebles, Knightdale, sr. (tie)

DL – Myles Murphy, Dudley, sr. (tie)

DL – Kaveon Freshwater, Northeastern, so. (tie)

LB – Power Echols, Vance, jr. (Unanimous) 

LB – Trenton Simpson, Mallard Creek, sr.

LB – Milan Summers, Dudley, jr. (tie)

LB – Shane Whitter, Burlington-Williams, sr. (tie)

DB – Devan Boykin, Ragsdale, sr.

DB – Marqui Lowery, Vance, sr.

DB – Adam Akins, Southeast Guilford, sr.

DB – Sam Brady, North Lincoln, sr. (tie)

DB – Malik Mustapha, Weddington, sr. (tie).


AP All-State Special Teams

K – Joshua Karty, Western Alamance, sr.

P – Ian Williams, Weddington, sr.

Returner – Breon Pass, Reidsville, jr.


Coach of the year — Glenwood Ferebee, Vance.

Offensive player of the year — Jefferson Boaz, East Surry.

Defensive player of the year — Power Echols, Vance.