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.