High School Sports

Class 3A All-Area Football: Defense

Player of the year: Julian Baxter

School: Lugoff-Elgin

Class: Senior

Position: Defensive Back

What he did:

The highlight of the season... "was against Airport. It was a heck of a game, a close game and even though we ended up losing, it was great how we pulled together to make that effort."

What has been the key to your success? "My work ethic, I think, is what got me to where I am."

Who taught you to play football? "No one really taught me to play at first. I just kind of picked it up on my own."

What do you like to do with your free time? "I like to hang out with my friends and I work. Well, I don't really like to work."

Why not? What's your job? "I work at the movie theatre."

So you get to see a lot of movies? "Not really. The last movie I saw was probably Law Abiding Citizen. I'm probably going to see The Blind Side eventually."

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THE TEAM

DL Jerel Robinson, Camden

82 tackles, 3 sacks, 16 tackles for loss

DL Chris Phillips, Airport

Led Eagles with 121 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 3 fumble recoveries, 2 caused fumbles

DL Ryan Elliott, Chapin

47 solo tackles, 37 assists, 18 tackles for loss, 6 sacks

LB Stephen Boneparte, Lugoff-Elgin

101 tackles, 47 assists, 4 sacks, 12 tackles for loss

LB Marvin Smith, Lower Richland

166 tackels 5 sacks, 3 caused fumbles

LB Charlie Crane, Airport

113 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 interception

LB Shawn Felder, Airport

Led the Eagles with 121 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 2 sacks

DB Mel Lee, Camden

93 tackles, 1 interception, 5 pass break-ups

DB Sterling Green, Camden

Led the Bulldogs with 101 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries, 9 pass break-ups and a blocked kick

DB Julian Baxter, Lugoff-Elgin

66 tackles, 5 fumble recoveries, 1 interception

DB T.J. Perkins, Camden

55 tackles 3 blocked kicks, 9 pass break-ups

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