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Sims, Jones named Players of the Year in 7-AAA
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All-Region 7-AAA

Offensive Player of the Year

Blake Sims, Gainesville

Defensive Player of the Year
Nathan Jones, North Hall
7-AAA All Region First Team Offense

Ben Souther, Chestatee
Connor Shaw, Flowery Branch
Imani Cross, Flowery Branch
Darius Kimbrough, Flowery Branch
Austin Todd, Flowery Branch
Rodney Young, Flowery Branch
Tai-Ler Jones, Gainesville
Michael Waters, Gainesville
Trevor Ross, North Hall    
Daniel Blitch, North Hall
Ben Emert, West Forsyth    
Taylor Roland, West Forsyth
Lafoga Tokio, White County             

Second Team offense

Shunquez Stephens, West Hall    
Brantley Beck, Chestatee
Hunter Livingston, Creekview    
Brett Morrell, Creekview    
Dillon Mulkey, Creekview    
Jake Andrusko, Creekview
Cody Allen, Creekview
Michael Ay, Creekview
Jake Barclay, Creekview
Daniel Bailey, Creekview
Sloan Strickland, Gainesville
Teryan Rucker, Gainesville
Mantevius Rucker, Johnson
Dave Harkins, Johnson
Gus Jones, Lumpkin County
Frankie Hepler, West Forsyth
Ishmail Nuckles, West Hall
Cam Segraves, White County

Honorable mention

Guillermo Casas, Chestatee
Justin Wright, Creekview
Dillon Dickerson, Creekview
Hunter Tuck, Creekview
Robby Boudreau, Flowery Branch
Brandon Keller, Flowery Branch
Michael Lorentz, Gainesville
David McConnell, Gainesville
Wesley Nestor, Gainesville
Jacob Couch, Gainesville
Greg Stenzel, Gainesville
Zach Sprayberry, Gilmer
Jacob Teague, Gilmer
Derrick Greene, Gilmer
Seth Spivey, Johnson
Anthony Prophett, Johnson
Trae Wilson, Johnson
Travis Burton, Lumpkin County
Michael Flanagan, Lumpkin County
Cody Cantrell, Lumpkin County
Chad Fulton, Lumpkin County    
John Harris, Lumpkin County
Taylor Guthrie, Lumpkin County
Josh Rogers, Lumpkin County
Robert Humphrey, North Hall
Peyton Wilhoite, North Hall
Jordan Chaffin, North Hall
Nathan Jones, North Hall
Kyle Oliver, North Hall
Kyle Olson, North Hall
Nick Puckett, North Hall
Ben Booth, North Hall
Dylan Lewis, Pickens
Colton Cloud, West Forsyth
Jeff Sayer, West Forsyth
Blake Roberts, West Forsyth
Daniel McDowelll, West Forsyth
Cole Carter, West Forsth
Trevor Huth, West Hall
Marquius Young, West Hall
Jake Shirley, West Hall
Brandon Fuqua, West Hall
William Stroup, West Hall
Nick Black, White County
Ashely Lowery, White County
Cole Segraves, White County

First Team defense

Jake Barclay, Creekview
Sterling Bailey, East Hall
Rodriquez Frazier, Flowery Branch
A.J. Johnson, Gainesville
Taylor Stowe, Gainesville        
Tevin Yarbrough, Gainesville
Alberto Sanabria, Gainesville
Daunte Carr, Gainesville    
Thomas Sprague, Gainesville
Stephen Flanagan, North Hall
Peyton Wilhoite, North Hall
Dustin Gayton, West Forsyth
Tyler Hamilton, White County    
Ashely Lowery, White County

Second Team defense

Keaton Summerlin, Chestatee
Ryan Holmes, Creekview
Morgan Wright, Creekview
Chaz Cheeks, East Hall
Desmon Gardner, East Hall
Mykah Hester, Flowery Branch
Cory Sanderson, Flowery Branch
Justin Owens, Gainesville
Thomas Niles, Gainesville     
Lance Chuvala, Lumpkin County
Jonathan Whitehead, Lumpkin County    
Nathan Teter, West Forsyth

Honorable mention

Robby Poole, Chestatee
Cam Phillips, Chestatee
Tyler Terry, Chestatee
Ed Villeda, Chestatee
Austin Turcotte, Creekview    
Eric Cloy, Creekview
Tanner Gilleland, Creekview
Nick Luly, Creekview
Alex Tatum, Creekview
Kevin Hall, Gainesville
Graham Simmons, Gainesville
Cody Kephart, Gilmer
Cole Lambert, Gilmer
Sawyer Pettit, Gilmer
John Hewell, East Hall
Stephen Mendoza, East Hall
Matt Bell, Flowery Branch
Taylor Whitmire, Johnson
Tyrone Hendrix, Johnson
Caleb Jackson, Johnson
E.J. Wright, Johnson
Jake McClure, Lumpkin County
Kaylen Temples, Lumpkin County
B.J. Dorsey, Lumpkin County    
Lee Cagle, Lumpkin County
Dylan Mann, North Hall    
Nathan Hewell, North Hall    
Nick Puckett, North Hall
Mark Fuller, North Hall
Jake Tatum, West Forsyth    
Garrett Antolik, West Forsyth    
Chris Rubessa, West Forsyth
Justin Antolik, West Forsyth
Ryan Hubbard, West Forsyth
Joe Carnaroli, West Forsyth
Robert Lewis, West Forsyth
Garret Morin, West Forsyth    
Taylor Trupia, West Forsyth
Trevor Guthrie, West Forsyth
Alex Rico, West Hall
Dylan Lewis, White County
Rick Anglin, White County
Tyler Dotson, White County
Adam Hooper, White County

Gainesville High senior quarterback Blake Sims was named Region 7-AAA’s Offensive Player of Year on Tuesday as voted by coaches in the region. He led the Red Elephants to the state title game in Class AAA this season.

On defense, North Hall defensive back Nathan Jones was tabbed as the Defensive Player of the Year. He finished the season with 114 tackles, 8 tackles for a loss, nine interceptions and a pair of defensive touchdowns.

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