High School Sports

Class 3A All-Area Football: Offense

W.T. Murden
W.T. Murden

Player of the year: W.T. Murden

School: Airport

Class: Senior

Position: Quarterback

What he did: Completed 122-of-184 passes for 1,700 yards, 21 Tds; Rushed for 1,031 yards and 15 TDs in leading Eagles to school record 10-0 regular season record.

What was your biggest accomplishment this season? C out of some very close games, not quitting.

What was the biggest challenge you faced this season? Facing a tough team for the first game of playoffs.

How do you stay motivated? By thinking of my fellow players and coaches, and that reminds me to give it my all because a lot of people were counting on me.

Who inspires you the most? My mother.

Why do you love football? Because it takes athletic ability, as well as a team bond to produce a good football team.

What is the best gift you have given someone this year? A home, when I went down to Louisiana to help build a house with Habitat for Humanity.

What is the best advice you have gotten so far? To relax, because I get very nervous before games and need to calm down sometime.

Where do you see yourself in 2020? Settled down and making a good living just doing whatever I love.

What do you do you're not practicing or studying? I spend a lot of time with my friends as much as possible while I still can.

What is the last book you read? "Bleachers," by John Grisham

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3A: THE TEAM

QB WT Murden, Airport

122-of-184 for 1,700 yards, 21 TDs; 1,031 yards15 TDs rushing

OL Ruiz Reyes, Camden

Selected to North-South All-Star team

OL Johnathan McManus, Lugoff-Elgin

Anchored line that produced over 4,000 yards of offense

OL Roland Matthews, Camden

Achored unit that averaged 350.4 yards per game

OL Christian Hawn, Airport

Graded out at 92 percent, 23 pancake blocks, 45 knockdowns

TE Sam McClellen, Airport

24 catches for 234 yards, 3 TDs

RB Ryan Smith, Airport

1,153 yards, 13 TDs on 144 carries

RB SaVonn Wingate, Camden

998 yards, 14 TDs on 210 carries

WR Julian Baxter, Lugoff-Elgin

48 catches for 464 yards, 6 TDs

WR Alvonta Jenkins, Camden

30 receptions for 638 yards, 7 TDs

WR Devonte Alexander, Lugoff-Elgin

17 catches, 6 TDs, 28 yards per catch

P/K Grayson Quick, Lugoff-Elgin

40-of-40 on extra points, 5-of-8 on field-goal attempts

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