High School Sports

Midlands players, coach named Palmetto Champions all-stars

Five Midlands players and one coach were named to the South Carolina Football Coaches Association’s Palmetto Champions All-Star team.

Sumter’s Roderick McDowell is the back and teammate Michael Miller is the lineman on the Class 4A Big 16 Lower State team. Justin Trapp of Fairfield Central is the back on the 3A Upper State team. Crestwood’s Terrance Wilson is the back on the 3A Lower State team. Blythewood’s Aaron Mayes is 4A specialist, while A.C. Flora’s Grant Clayton is the 3A specialist.

Sumter’s Paul Sorrell’s in the Big 16 Lower State coach of the year.

All of the 25 players and 10 coaches will be honored at a banquet in Columbia on Dec. 4.

BACKS AND LINEMEN

CLASS 4A BIG 16

Upper State

Back: Walt Canty, Dorman

Lineman: Brandon Thomas, Dorman

Lower State

Back: Roderick McDowell, Sumter

Lineman: Michael Miller, Sumter

CLASS 4A

Upper State

Back: Stephon Gilmore, South Pointe

Lineman: Hakeem Adams, Northwestern

Lower State

Back: Michael Frazier, Conway

Lineman: Mailiciah Goodman, West Florence

CLASS 3A

Upper State

Back: Justin Trapp, Fairfield Central

Lineman: Tyler Felt, J.L. Mann

Lower State

Back: Terrance Wilson, Crestwood

Lineman: Donquill McElveen, Lake City

CLASS 2A

Upper State

Back: Channing Kennedy, Abbeville

Lineman: Justice Cunningham, Central

Lower State

Back: Rockarius King, Timberland

Lineman: Quinton Washington, Timberland

CLASS 1A

Upper State

Back: Joe Thomas, Blackville-Hilda

Lineman: J.K. Jay, Christ Church

Lower State

Back: Antonio Mitchum, Hemingway

Lineman: Kwame Geathers, Carvers Bay

SPECIALISTS

Big 16: Dylan Zimmerman, Summerville

4A: Aaron Mayes, Blythewood

3A: Grant Clayton, A.C. Flora

2A: Zach Sears, Pendleton

1A: Chandler Catanzaro, Christ Church

COACHES

Big 16

Upper State: Dave Gutshall, Dorman

Lower State: Paul Sorrells, Sumter

4A

Upper State: Bobby Carroll, South Pointe

Lower State: Dan Pippen, North Augusta

3A

Upper State: Will Young, Greer

Lower State: Rick Knight, Midland Valley

2A

Upper State: Joey Mangum, Pageland Central

Lower State: Art Craig, Timberland

1A

Upper State: Don Frost, Christ Church

Lower State: Walt Wilson, Calhoun County

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