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East Hall QB Austin Parker named Football Player of the Year in Region 7-3A
Vikings' quarterback finished second all-time in state history in single-season passing yards
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East Hall quarterback Austin Parker (3) throws the ball during the Region 7-3A game against North Hall on Oct. 27 in Gainesville. - photo by David Barnes

After throwing for a new Hall County record 4,563 yards, East Hall High quarterback Austin Parker has been named Player of the Year in Region 7-3A. 

His total ranks second all-time in single-season passing yards in state history and broke the former county record by Gainesville High graduate and Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Dawson County High senior quarterback Coey Watson, who threw for 1,732 yards and 16 touchdowns, was picked as Offensive Player of the Year. Greater Atlanta Christian’s Kyler McMichael, a Clemson University commit, was Athlete of the Year. He rushed for 1,483 yards in 2017. 

Region 7-3A

First Team


Cole Wright Union County Senior

Sevaughn Clark Dawson County Junior

Cambren Harrison East Hall Junior

Cody Jacobs Fannin County Senior

Jack Brown North Hall Senior

Sedrion Morse East Hall Senior

Austin Brock East Hall Senior

Ryan Glass Dawson County Junior

Max Burke Greater Atlanta Christian Senior

Jeffrey Blake Greater Atlanta Chrsitian Junior

Myles Hinton Greater Atlanta Chrsitian Sophomore

Miles Johnson Fannin County Sophomore

Gio Rebollar East Hall Junior

Nate Richey Greater Atlanta Chrsitian Senior

Devan Dye Lumpkin County Junior

Caleb Frady Lumpkin County Senior

Daniel Jackson North Hall Junior

Joel Barrientos North Hall Senior

Brian Smith Union County Junior

Sean Henderson Greater Atlanta Senior


Zac Baloga Dawson County Junior

Amir Ellison East Hall Senior

Elijah Pryor Greater Atlanta Christian Junior

Josh Chastain Lumpkin County Senior

Nate Umbarger Dawson County Senior

Brady Dehass North Hall Sophomore

R J Blanton Union County Senior

Jeffery Blake Greater Atlanta Christian Junior

Mason Rhodes Fannin County Junior

Trey Morrison Greater Atlanta Christian Senior

Logan Barnes Dawson County Junior

Noah Holman North Hall Senior

Kyle Ellis Greater Atlanta Christian Senior

Noah Brock Dawson County Junior

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