High School Sports

Class 2A All-Area Football: Offense

Phillip George
Phillip George

Player of the year: Phillip George

School: Keenan

Class: Senior

Position: Running back/receiver/ safety/linebacker/cornerback

What he did: Averaged 7.7 yards per carry, rushed for 1,1145 yards and 12 touchdowns and was named to North-South All-star team

What is your favorite position? "It was probably safety because it was on defense, and that was always the hypest part of our team."

What was the season's most memorable moment? "That was our first playoff game because we were down but we came back to win it, and it was our first playoff win in a long time."

How have you changed since freshman year? "I am more hard-working than I was when I first started. I know that hard work pays off, and now I'm willing to do what it takes more than I was before."

What's your favorite way to spend time with your family? "I like to go bowling with the family. I'm pretty good, but I don't always win."

So you don't play many video games? "Yes, I do. I have an Xbox 360 and I play 'Halo' a couple of hours every weekend maybe."

What's the last movie you saw? "'Precious.' I went with some teammates and coaches. I laughed more than I cried, but that was one of my coaches' fault because he was sitting in front of me laughing."



QB Antonio Perry, Keenan

2,497 yards, 30 TDs; 476 yards, 5 TDs rushing

OL Sterling Jenkins, Keenan

Graded out at 89 percent, 23 knockdown blocks, no sacks allowed

OL James Barnes, Keenan

Graded out at 95 percent, 51 knockdown blocks

OL Josh Burgess, Batesburg-Leesville

Graded out at 89 percent, 35 knockdown blocks

OL Bruce Taylor, Eau Claire

Graded out at 84 percent

OL Raymond Middleswarth, Pelion

Graded out at 88 percent, 24 pancake blocks, 32 knockdowns

RB Phillip George, Keenan

1,1145 yards, 12 TDs, 7.7-yard average per carry

RB Elliott Jeffcoat, Batesburg-Leesville

731 yards, 8 TDs on 150 carries

WR Chad Jasper, Keenan

53 catches for 786 yards, 9 TDs

WR Dennis Rowe, Keenan

47 catches for 1,003 yards, 12 TDs

K Austin White, Batesburg-Leesville

4-of-7 on field-goal attempts, 37-of-43 on extra points