Welcome to another year of our All-State teams! Down below we have our team for Class 2-A with a complete writeup and at the bottom of the page is a list of honorable mentions. We also have Player of the Year voting directly down below. To avoid bots, we are going to put a restriction of one vote per hour, but want to acknowledge committed voters can still download a VPN, and change their IP address. This will hopefully provoke the original intent of this vote being a free-for-all, but exclude bots programmed. Voting will still end Sunday 1/16 at 9 pm.
Feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of the page and stay tuned for more classifications upcoming! – MORE ALL-STATE TEAMS
QB – Gunner Stockton, Rabun Co.
RB – Charlie Dixon, Callaway
RB – Malyk Walker, Washington Co.
RB – Phillip Johnson, Temple
WR – Adriel Clark, Rabun Co.
WR – Tay Shipp, Worth Co.
WR – Brandon Watkins, Northeast
TE – Terriyon Moore, Bacon Co.
OL – Amarius Mims, Bleckley Co.
OL – Nate Lewis, Jeff Davis
OL – Wyatt Bixler, Temple
OL – Drew Cornelius, Heard Co.
OL – Mason Bundy, Fannin Co.
OL – Dawson Duncan, Pepperell
K – Pearson Bates, Pace Acd.
ATH – Chance Gamble, Fitzgerald
DL – Justin Isler, Temple
DL – Dequavion Harper, Fitzgerald
DL – Willie Harris, Bleckley Co.
DL – Montavious Ferguson, Washington
DL/LB – Chief Borders, Heard Co.
LB – Ty Anderson, Thomasville
LB – Jaylin Burns, Vidalia
LB – LaQuize Gilbert, Callaway
LB – Zabrien Harden, Swainsboro
LB – Micah O’Neal, Fannin Co.
DB – Jalin Shepherd, Callaway
DB – Aquavious Hunter, Jefferson Co.
DB – McClennon Duncan IV, Bremen
DB – Marc Harris, Haralson Co.
DB – Mikhail Carr, Dodge Co
P – Logan Helcher, Union Co.
ATH – Chandler Lynn, Toombs Co.
Rabun County’s Gunner Stockton earned his 3rd listing on the 2-A All-State team. The junior once again tore up opposing defenses throwing for 3128 passing yards and 45 touchdowns. He was very efficient with a 133.5 QBR and completed 67% of his passes while only throwing 4 interceptions. Stockton improved as a runner this season totaling 1581 yards, and 26 rushing touchdowns, which was 2nd in the classification. Stockton has 184 career touchdowns in just three seasons of high school football. Senior year up next!
Callaway’s Charlie Dixon was a workhorse rushing for 1462 yards and 20 touchdowns in just 9 games (had to sit out 6 games due to different Covid-related issues). Dixon averaged 162 yards per game and made some key runs in the 2nd half in the state title game where Callaway ultimately won – their first in school history. Dixon is one of the most powerful athletes in the state still unsigned. Malyk Walker out of Washington County was an offensive engine in 2020. Walker rushed 2272 yards, which led the state of Georgia. He totaled 3483 all-purpose yards and 37 touchdowns. Walker is a quick senior with excellent balance and vision in the open field. Temple’s Phillip Johnson played in arguably the toughest region in all of 2-A and still managed 1312 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns on the season. Johnson was the steady force rushing for 3k career yards for Temple, and will be suiting up for Army in college.
Adriel Clark out of Rabun County had a special season leading the state with 28 touchdowns, 1558 receiving yards, and a classification leading 73 receptions. Clark was a matchup problem all year with his long 6’4″ frame and quick-twitch change of direction that abused defensive backs. Clark is still unsigned. Tay Shipp out of Worth County might have improved more than any receiver we have seen in a year. Not really considered a receiver as a junior even, Shipp was 2nd in the classification with 1109 receiving yards in 2020. The speedy senior averaged 110.9 yards per game and 13 touchdowns. Shipp was named Athlete of the Year in his region and still unsigned. One of the big-play threats in 2020 was Brandon Watkins out of Northeast. The junior playmaker had 857 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. The explosive receiver was a classification leader with 22.6 yards per catch. Bacon County’s Terriyon Moore ended 2020 with 783 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns and would have been a lock to be over 1000 yards receiving if he wasn’t moved to QB late in the season due to a teammate’s injury. Moore was almost impossible to get down after the catch. He averaged 24.2 yards per reception, which led all of 2-A.
Amarius Mims is not much of a secret around the state of Georgia. Widely considered one of the top athletes in the country, Mims was once again dominant in his senior year for Bleckley County moving opponents out of the way with ease. Mims earned Lineman of the Year in his region and signed to UGA. Nate Lewis out of Jeff Davis is a junior with exemplary fundamentals and a powerful blocker at the point of attack. Lewis is not a huge lineman but figures to be one of the best pure blockers in the class of 2022. Wyatt Bixler is a senior with strong fundamentals and does a nice job of staying engaged with his opponent. Several D1 and D2 programs have taken an interest in the 6’2″ 260 lbs. lineman. Drew Cornelius out of Heard County stands 6’5″ and does an excellent job of getting to the 2nd level given his size. Cornelius has some of the best upside of any OL in the class of 2021 and will attend South Florida. Mason Bundy out of Fannin County helped his team to one of their best finishes in school history. Bundy, who is another giant at 6’6″, will be playing football in college at Liberty. Dawson Duncan out of Pepperell is a good pulling OL who moves across the LOS fast. He is a powerful athlete, a true run-blocker, who stands 6’3″ 260 lbs and still uncommitted at the moment.
Pearson Bates had some tough competition, but the 2021 kicker was perfect knocking back kicks into the endzone this year while also not missing an extra point either. Bates consistency and leg strength were at the top of 2-A. Chance Gamble out of Fitzgerald earns the spot for the highly contested athlete spot. Gamble was the heart and soul of the Fizgerald squad that finished 2-A runner-ups. The senior had 587 receiving yards, 783 rushing yards, and 216 passing yards on 25/29 attempts. Gamble had a total of 22 touchdowns, which put him at the top of the classification, while also playing defense where he had a pick six as well. On the recruiting front, Gamble had mostly received solid D1 interest, but UCF just recently offered the 2021 recruit.
Justin Isler out of Temple was tied for the classification lead with 22 tackles for a loss, which made up for almost 30% of his total tackles. Isler is a true disruptor on defense and will be playing the next 4-5 years at Appalachian State. Dequavian Harper was Fitzgerald’s stonewall in the middle stopping opponent’s rushing attacks. The region Co-Defensive Player of the Year ended his senior year with 74 tackles, 19 tackles for a loss, and 9 sacks while also causing 2 fumbles. Willie Harris out of Bleckley County once again earned top defensive honors in his region. The tackling-machine at DT will be playing next fall at Southeast Missouri State. Montavious Ferguson double dipped as a running back and defensive tackle. The Washington senior was undersized for a DT, but used quickness and hustle to get into the backfield and create chaos. Ferguson named his region Defensive Player of the Year. Chief Border earns our hybrid linebacker/defensive lineman spot. Playing both MIKE and off the edge, Borders showed elite defensive instincts leading all of 2-A with 172 tackles. Borders is signed with Florida.
Ty Anderon earned the 2-A Player of the Year on our site in 2019 where he was one of the classification leaders in tackles, and he repeated again in 2020 with 127 tackles. Anderson was one of the leaders among linebackers with 17 tackles for a loss and a remarkable 89 solo tackles. The junior has a few FBS offers and will be a coveted recruit during the 2022 cycle. Jaylin Burns is a powerful bowling ball on the field moving his 6′ 245 lbs. frame in pursuit of the ball carrier with reckless abandon. The senior is a destructive hitter. He ended the year with 84 solo tackles, 11 tackles for loss, and 34 assisted too. Burns earned Defensive Player of the Year. LaQuize Gilbert out of Callaway led his team in tackles with 153. If you watched the state championship game, chances are you saw the 5’11” senior flying around making one tackle after another. Gilbert also had 20 tackles for a loss, and also 4 sacks. Micah O’Neal out of Fannin County tied the classification lead with 22 tackles for a loss on the year. O’Neal had 105 tackles on the year, so about 1/5 of his total tackles were for a loss. The senior earned Defensive Player of the Year in his region. The 6′ 214 lbs. senior is unsigned.
Jalin Shepherd earned Player of the Year in his region and could have landed in a number of spots on this list, but his classification leading 7 interceptions earns his spot at CB. The Callaway star returned one interception for a score, and also had 45.5 tackles on the year. Quick offensive note, Shepherd had 550 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns on offense. Aquavious Hunter pushed his team into the top 5 in the 2020 regular season and was named Region Player of the Year. The Navy signee had 4 interceptions to go along with 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries. When Hunter wasn’t creating turnovers, he was also on offense rushing for 1000 yards and 18 touchdowns. McClennon Duncan IV had 4 interceptions on the year and a remarkable 18 pass break-ups. Duncan IV only gave up 5 receptions on the season and also totaled 36 tackles. D1’s have interest in Duncan IV but nothing concrete just yet. Marc Harris led all defensive backs in 2-A with 126 tackles. The Haralson County senior is an explosive hitter in the open field, and his 12.6 tackles per game were one of the best in 2-A at any position. Harris earned his Region’s Ironman of the Year award. Mikhail Carr is a senior from Dodge County who finished off 2020 with 3 interceptions and 69 tackles. Carr keeps a low profile on social media but has had D1 interest throughout the last year. The long 6’2″ Dodge County senior earned his region’s Athlete of the Year.
Union County’s Logan Helcher averaged 40.7 yards per punt, which led 2-A according to Maxpreps. Helcher also knocked in 8 punts inside the 20-yard line. The last spot goes to Chandler Lynn, and it’s another athlete position. Lynn’s utility-like role at Toombs County was impressive. He passed for 844 yards, 8 touchdowns, 668 rushing yards, and 6 touchdowns. On defense, he had 71 tackles, several huge hits down the middle, and 8 PBU’s. Lynn also had 245 yards returning kicks and he even averaged 35 yards per punt putting 5 inside the 20. Perhaps no player filled more spots on the field than Lynn in 2020.
Lucas Hyman, Lovett/Ladarius Ceasar, Early Co./Daylon Gordon, Dodge Co./Lathan Patterson, Callaway/Xavier Agostino, Pace Acd./Warren Coneway, Washington Co./Ashton Bonner, Heard Co./Jay Ealey, Early Co./Quinn Hall, Elbert Co./Dicey Hopkins, Northeast/EJ Lightsey, Fitzgerald/Stevie Bracey, Lovett/Will Turpin, Rabun Co./Bear Old, Rabun Co./Will McGraw, Rabun Co./Johnny Williams, Northeast/Clay Crawford, Pepperell/Avery Hill, Bremen/Eli Salmon, Haralson Co./DJ Rogers, Peperrell/Lang Windham, Rabun Co./Brodie Swader, Dade Co./Travion Solomon, Northeast/Ronnie Baker, Thomasville/Makinley Everrett, Dade Co./Luke Holloway, Fannin Co./Mason Mikell, Bacon Co./Dominic Sasser, Bleckley Co./Bryce Davis, Vidalia/DJ Mincey, Toombs Co./Lashaun Lester, Chattooga/Chuckie Stephens, Bleckley Co./Jordan Boone, Gordon Central/Jahvon Butler, Bleckley Co./Aahiyus Allen, Jeff DAvis/Tray Johnson, KIPP/Jaedyn Stanley, Vidalia/Austin Wood, Jeff Davis/James Wood, Jeff Davis/Jaden Mobley, Bleckley Co./Ricardo Johnson, Thomasville/Jalen Ingram, Fannin Co./Ronnie West, Washington/Cohutta Hyde, Fannin Co./Kameron Slade, Therrell/Colin Goldberg, Lovett/Nic Hester, Chattooga/Cody Williams, Dade Co./Jojo Chandler, Haralson County/Tank Morris, Toombs Co./Jonorian Foots, Swainsboro/Corey Keller, Rabun Co./Hoff Windham, Rabun Co./Antonio Crapp, Haralson County/Nick Jordan, Jefferson Co./Tyrun’dai Hayes, Thomasville/Cason Owensby, Fannin Co./Jacarican Grier, Monticello/Montavious Ferguson, Washington/Cedrion Stone, Monticello/Kevin Andrews, Thomasville/Justin Brett, Wasington Co./CJ Allen, Lamar Co./Clay Hyatt, Haralson Co./Tucker Hendrix, Bremen/Scooter Tanner, Temple/Demetirus Coleman, Callaway/Carlos Billingslea, Callway/Jackson Akins, Heard Co./Austin Thomas, Callaway/Osay Rivas, Callaway/Cam Smith, Callaway/Montarious Banks, Bremen/Sam Williams, Callaway/Seth reece, Fannin Co./Deolis Millsap, Coosa/Owen Henderson, Model/CJ Tate, Elbert Co./Jonah Daniel, Union Co./Collin Jenkins, Elbert co./Jace Bennett, Banks Co./AJ German, Elbert Co./Nate Lavender, Elbert Co./Jordan Sloan, Pace Acd./Moneye Jones, Washington/Justin Johnson, Pace Acd./Keyjuan Brown, South Atlanta/Trevaris Hammond, Columbia/Jayden Thomas, Pace Acd./Christian Bing, Pace Acd./Armani Tookes, Washington/Caleb Fisher, Columbia/Marquez Harris, Columbia/Hevin Brown-Shuler, Pace Acd./Davion Williams, South Atlanta/Tavares Jones, Towers/Mekhi Tchassama, Washington/Mario Clark, Fitzgerald/Jacob Tyson, Thomasville/Jackson Hodge, Thomasville/JaQuan Wright, Early Co./Todkevious Wallace, Fitzgerald/Jayden Stanely, Fitzgerald/Anthony Pettway, Cook/Roderick Hill, Northeast/Gerald Kilgore, Putnam Co./Michael Crumbley, Putnam Co./Syntavious Smith, Butler/Cedrion Brundage, Putnam Co./Marion Carr, Jefferson Co./Ricardo Tarver, Jefferson Co./Tony Roundtree, Josey/Isaiah Sims, Josey/Quan Wilburn, Jefferson Co./Jordan Stringer, Laney/Corey Alexander, Laney/Cardarius Stone, Jefferson Co./Kaleb Hutchinson, Westside-Aug/Jalin Young, South Atlanta/Sedrick Smith, South Atlanta/Charles Stegall, Jeff Davis/Fred Seabrough, Swainsboro/Cedric Seabrough, Swainsboro/Tyler Heath, Toombs Co./Bryant Blount, Vidalia/Austin Chastina, Thomasville/James Fordham, Bleckley Co./Josh Moore, Lamar Co./Kolby Davis, Pepperell/Brody Derringer, Bremen/Cash Allen, Chattooga/Michael Clyde, Southwest/Keldrick Beck, Dodge Co./Kevo Clark, Berrien