High School Sports

Class 4A All-Area Football: Defense

Player of the Year: Curtis Hill

School: Blythewood

Class: Senior

Position: Defensive tackle

The highlight of the season was: "Playing our rival (Ridge View) twice. You know just about everybody on the team and you really want to win, so it's exciting. And then we beat them both times."

What is the best thing about football? "I love it because you can take out all your aggression on someone and they don't get mad because they are trying to do the same thing with you."

How do you spend your free time? "Mostly listening to music. I like any type of music."

What's the last movie you saw? "The Blind Side. It was pretty good."

Have you been following Michael Oher in real life? "No, I'm not a Ravens fan. I like the Colts."

What are your goals after graduation? "To go to college and, hopefully, to the NFL after that."

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THE TEAM

DL Curtis Hill, Blythewood

58 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, 2 pass break-ups, 3 forced fumbles

DL Antoine Parker, Ridge View

107 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks

DL Tre Minor, Blythewood

35 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 9 sacks, 10 pass break-ups

DL Philip Austin, White Knoll

45 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 7 sacks

LB Marcus Lyerly, Ridge View

152 tackles 5 tackles for losses, 5 sacks

LB Marshall Williams, Dutch Fork

74 solo tackles, 112 total tackles, 10 tackles for losses, 4 sacks

LB Alex Evans, Ridge View

97 tackles 3 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 2 pass deflections

LB Jordan Kirven, Irmo

139 tackles, 3 fumble recoveries, 2 sacks

DB Keandre Peavy, Ridge View

59 tackles, 4 pass deflections, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery

DB Russell Taylor, Blythewood

75 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 2 fumble recoveries, 2pass break-ups

DB Evan Lanford, Blythewood

9 interceptions, 57 tackles, 7 pass break-ups, 2 blocked kicks

P John Lenti, Spring Valley

Averaged 38.2 yards on 46 punts

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