High School Sports

SCISA All-Area Football: Defense

Player of the year: Zach Perry

School: Ben Lippen

Position: Defensive Lineman

What was your biggest accomplishment this season? Leading SCISA in sacks.

What was the biggest obstacle you faced this season? Staying humbled and focused.

How do you keep yourself motivated? By striving to keep getting better and better every time I step on the field.

Who is your biggest inspiration? Ben Lippen varsity head coach (Reggie) Shaw is a big inspiration to me.

Why do you love your sport? I really like hitting people.

What is the best gift you have given someone this past year? I helped renovate a kitchen of one of my church members.

What is the best advice you have ever gotten? "Be the best you can be."

Where do you see yourself in 2020? Perhaps an engineer.

What do you do with your free time? I like to lift weights, run and watch TV.

What is the last book you read? "When Pride Still Mattered' which is a Vince Lombardi biography.

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THE TEAM

DL Zach Perry, Ben Lippen

64 tackles, 24 tackles for losses, led the Falcons with 13 sacks

DL Kyle Grant, Hammond

16 tackles, two tackles for losses, two sacks

DL Jimmy Carlen, Ben Lippen

61 tackles, 24 tackles for losses, five sacks

DL Will Cloyd, Heathwood Hall

124 tackles, seven sacks

LB Walker Sojourner, Heathwood Hall

Led the Highlanders with 170 tackles, 14 sacks

LB Weston Verner, Hammond

70 tackles, three tackles for losses, three sacks, two fumble recoveries

LB Gabe Smith, Ben Lippen

Led the Falcons with 101 tackles, 16 tackles for losses, North-South All-star

DB Jason Blackwell, Ben Lippen

58 tackles, one interception, named to Shrine Bowl team

DB Andre Hennie, Ben Lippen

47 tackles, two interceptions, North-South All-star

DB Cole Fowble, Heathwood Hall

3 interceptions, and as kicker, made 37 of 42 extra-point kicks and five field goals

DB Hunter George, Hammond

28 tackles, two interceptions

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