The best players in the Charlotte region. The preseason All-Observer HS football team


Offense

QB: Tad Hudson, Hough, 6-3, 220, Jr.

RB: Jacob Newman, South Mecklenburg, 6-0, 190, Sr.

RB: Daylan Smothers, Julius Chambers, 5-11, 180, Jr.

RB: JiMikaah Wells, Salisbury, 5-9, 225, Jr.

WR: Kevin Concepcion, Julius Chambers, , Jr.

WR: Christian Hamilton, Hickory Ridge, 5-11, 170, Jr.

WR: Shaleak Knotts, Monroe, 6-3, 185, Sr.

WR/TE: Dakota Twitty, Thomas Jefferson Academy, 6-5, 215, Sr.

OL: J.L. Burch, Olympic, 6-1, 285, Sr.

OL: Connor Drake, Providence, 6-6, 315, Jr.

OL: Cade Goldman, Hickory Ridge, 6-4, 285, Sr.

OL: Will Hart, Porter Ridge, 6-2, 270, Sr.

OL: Grant Lawrence, Watauga, 6-3, 290, Sr.

OL: Cam Nichols, Providence Day, 6-2, 295, Sr.

ATH: Chris Peal, Providence Day, 6-2, 178, Jr.

ATH: Grant Tucker, Charlotte Christian, 6-3, 180, Sr.

Defense

DL: Bryce Dixon, Butler, 6-3, 275, Sr.

DL: Eli Hall, Crest, 6-4, 275, Sr.

DL: Santana Hopper, Shelby, 6-2, 290, Sr.

DL: James Pearce, Julius Chambers, 6-5, 215, Sr.

DL: Jalen Swindell, Julius Chambers, 6-1, 265, Sr.

DL/LB: Malacki Hamrick, Shelby, 6-4, 205, Sr.

LB: John Balas, Providence, 6-2, 220, Sr.

LB: Ben Cutter, East Lincoln, 6-1, 210, Jr.

LB: Jalon Walker, Salisbury, 6-2, 225, Sr.

LB: Torren Wright, A.L. Brown, 6-3, 220, Sr.

DB: Chatlen Baccus, Burns, 5-11, 175, Sr.

DB: Isaiah Brown-Murray, Hough, 5-10, 175, Sr.

DB: Omari Philyaw, Hough, 6-0, 180, Sr.

DB: Elliott Reid, Monroe, 5-8, 165, Sr.

DB: Zamari Stevenson, Statesville, 6-0, 160, Sr.

ATH: Rico Walker, Hickory, 6-4, 250, Jr.

ATH: Chris Culliver, Maiden, 6-3, 180, Jr.

Specialists

K: Nolan Hauser, Hough, 5-10, 165, So.

P: Bryce McFerson, Metrolina Christian, 6-1, 180, Sr.

SPEC: Trae Nickleson, Mountain Island Charter, 5-9, 145, Sr.

SPEC: Albert Fleming, IV, Olympic, 6-1, 185, Sr.

Long Snapper: Colin Seets, Hickory Ridge, 6-5, 290, Sr.

Preseason Offensive Player of the Year: Daylan Smothers, Julius Chambers, 5-11, 180, Jr., RB.

Preseason Defensive Player of the Year: Jalon Walker, Salisbury, 6-2, 225, Sr., LB.



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