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Laws, Moody win top honors in Region 4-AAA

Photos by Derrick Mahone
Henry County quarterback Chris Moody (left) and Drew coach Jarrett Laws (right) were named the Region 4-AAA Offensive Player and Coach of the Year, respectively.

Photos by Derrick Mahone Henry County quarterback Chris Moody (left) and Drew coach Jarrett Laws (right) were named the Region 4-AAA Offensive Player and Coach of the Year, respectively.

Drew coach Jarrett Laws and Henry County quarterback Chris Moody won two of the top three honors from Region 4-AAA.

Laws, who led the Titans to their first-ever playoff appearance last fall, was named the region’s coach of the year while Moody was tabbed as the offensive player of the year.

This past season, Moody passed for 1,475 yards and rushed for 1,064 in leading the Warhawks to the second round of the Class AAA playoffs. Also making the first team from Henry County were offensive lineman Michael Gibson and kicker Jacob Davis in addition to wide receiver Dieonte Bryant.

Jadarius West of Drew was selected a first-team running back after rushing for 915 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Stockbridge center Billy Burke was named to the first team and Eagle’s Landing tight end Bill Teknipp, who had 45 receptions, was also named to the first team all-region.

On defense, Dalvin Tomlinson was named to the first team defensive line. The senior is one of the top prospects in the state.

Stockbridge had four players named to the first team defense in Steven Snyder (defensive line), Jayshun Allen (linebacker), Corey Hall (defensive back) and Evan Jones (athlete).

Making the first-team defensive unit for Drew were Terrell Jordan (linebacker) and Bradley Street (defensive back).

Slater Eckert of Locust Grove was named to the all-region first team defense as an athlete.

Tyler Teknipp was the first team punter. The senior was also a 1,000-yard passer as a quarterback for the Golden Eagles.

The second teamoffense included Keenan Wise (Locust Grove, quarterback), Curtis Lindsay (running back, Stockbridge), Jonathan Jean-Bart (Henry County), Uriah Horne (Eagle’s Landing), Deion Coleman (Locust Grove, offensive line) and Antonio Garcia (Drew, offensive line).

Jean-Bart only played in six games this season before sustaining a season-ending leg injury. He rushed for 618 yards before the injury.

Rounding out the second team defense were Terrance Waugh (Henry County, defensive line), Reggie Holloway (Eagle’s Landing, defensive line), Shawanye Lawrence (Eagle’s Landing, linebacker), Demetrius Rodgers (Locust Grove, linebacker), Ryan Thomas (Henry County, linebacker), Bryan Thomas (Henry County, linebacker), Quran Fite (Henry County, defensive back), Devon Miller (Drew, defensive back), Marcus Huntley (Henry County, athlete) and Safarrio Taylor (Henry County, punter).