Local talent highlight 1A East team
Top individual honors went to junior Sterling Hammond in this year’s All-Region 1A Football awards. Hammond, co-captain of the state finalists Essex Trojans, was named co-defensive back of the year (second team) along with defensive player of the year Juan Thornhill of Altavista (first team).
Hammond was also named to the first team as a punt returner.
Teammates Andrew Balderson, Dartanious Jones, Leo Gaskins, Markuis Lucas, Anthony Johnson and Dominek Broaddus were also selected to All-Region 1A Team.
Balderson was selected to the first team offensive line and tackle on the second team. Jones also received two selections as first team wide receiver and second team defensive back.
Gaskins earned honors as a second team running back and defensive back, Lucas was named as a first team defensive lineman and Anthony Johnson as honorable mention.
Broaddus was named as the first team quarterback.
Senior Kaleel Pratt, Washington & Lee was named the All-Region 1A Defensive Lineman of the Year, first team defensive end.
Teammates Milan Bullock, DJ Weldon, Alex Lane, Markeyse Thompson and Davon Hamilton were also selected to the region team.
Second team members included Lane as a kicker, Thompson as a defensive lineman and Hamilton as a defensive back. Weldon and Bullock earned honors as a running back and linebacker respectively.
From Colonial Beach, junior center Darin Jones was named to the second team and offensive lineman Frankie Jacobo and linebacker received region honors.
Andre Brown and Marquise Lanier represented Rappahannock on the all-region team as well. Brown was named to the second team offensive line and first team defensive line. Lanier received honors as a defensive back and tight end.
And from Lancaster, Devonte Haskins, Ricky Gibson and Tyrell Henderson represented the Red Devils among the region selections.
Gibson was named to the first team as a utility and all-purpose back, while Henderson was selected as a second team wide receiver. Haskins received honors as an offensive lineman.
Click here for full list: Region 1A East Team.