Friday, December 26, 2008.
While many are still celebrating the holiday season, several Georgia schools in the CSRA are celebrating the All-State selections, which feature numerous area players.
ECI leads the way with three players, led by running back Washaun Ealy. Ealy was named the Class A Offensive Player of the Year. Also on the first team for ECI are defensive lineman J.C. Lanier and linebacker Mark Flott.
Glenn Hills has two players on the first team in Class AAA. Defensive End Jerico Brown makes his third straight appearance on the team. He is joined by teammate Lonnie Moore, a linebacker.
Jefferson County is represented by defensive end Chris Crenshaw and junior B.J. Bostic, who made the Class AA team at the athlete spot.
Meanwhile, Lincoln County has two players on the Class A first team: lineman Garrett Matthews and kicker Vance Tarver.
ARC senior kicker Eric Osteen also earned first-team honors, making it 2 years in a row. And also in Class AAAA, Evans junior Jonathan Finch, who rushed for 1,620 yards.
11 other players were selected as honorable mention.
RB: Jonathan Finch, Evans, Junior
K: Eric Osteen, ARC, Junior
DL: Jerico Brown, Glenn Hills, Senior
LB: Lonnie Moore, Glenn Hills, Senior
DL Nigel Charles, Evans, Senior
LB Brandon Watts, Washington County, Senior
OL Chartavious Danzy, Washington County, Sophomore
QB Terrell Brigham, Burke County, Junior
WR Bobby Burum, Burke County, Senior
ATH: B.J. Bostic, Jefferson County, Junior
DL: Chris Crenshaw, Jefferson County, Senior
QB Malcolm Eady, Swainsboro, Junior
Offensive Player Of The Year: Washaun Ealy, ECI, Senior
RB: Washaun Ealy, ECI, Senior
OL: Garrett Matthews, Lincoln County, Senior
K: Vance Tarver, Lincoln County, Senior
DL: J.C. Lanier, ECI, Senior
LB: Mark Flott, ECI, Senior
RB A.G. Middlebrooks, Lincoln County, Junior
WR Wilkes Goolsby, Lincoln County, Senior
LB Dexter Moody, ECI, Senior
DL Anthony Smith, Washington-Wilkes, Senior