The players and coaches that stood above the rest in 2022 football in Lexington County.
A Clemson University signee and Shrine Bowl selection, Green rushed for 2,241 yards and 33 touchdowns, caught a team-high 36 receptions for 526 yards and six touchdowns and had two kick returns for touchdowns. A Charleston Southern signee and Touchstone Energy Cooperatives North-South All-Star selection, Perry had 82 tackles, 10 quarterback hurries, nine sacks, two interceptions both returned for touchdowns, a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown and averaged 37.4 yards on punts.
In his second year as head coach, Pelham led the Timberwolves to their first 6-0 start in school history, a Top 5 ranking in Class 5A and best overall record in three years.
In leading the Silver Foxes to their seventh state title in school history, a 14-1 record and 14th straight region title, Knotts improved to 46-6 in the post-season. Dutch Fork also extended its road-winning streak to 42 straight, an in-state regular-season winning streak to 45 in a row and region winning streak to 32.
The Knights advanced to the SCISA 8-man championship for the first time since 2016 and finished state-runner-up with a 11-2 record.
Quarterbacks – Taiden Mines (Lexington), A.J. Brand (Irmo), Riley Staton (Gray Collegiate)
Running backs – Cooper Johns (River Bluff), Jonah Norris (Lexington), Naahzeikial Mays (Brookland-Cayce), Alias Graham-Woodberry (Gilbert)
Offensive line – Jacob Beasley (Dutch Fork), Ryan McFarland (Lexington), Blake Cooke (Gilbert), Elijah Radden and J.T. Sowell (both of Gray Collegiate), B.J. Ham (Irmo) and Kamden Sox (Brookland-Cayce)
Wide receivers – Kamadi Maxwell (Lexington), Devin Johnson (Gray Collegiate), Telvin Smith (Irmo), Austin Cunningham (White Knoll)
Tight end – Apollos Cook (Airport), Blaine Blose (River Bluff)
Placekicker – Brady Orr (River Bluff)
Athlete – Collin Woodward (W.W. King Academy), Luke New (Pelion)
Defensive lineman – Josh Smith and Dakota Jordan (both of Dutch Fork), Max Drag (Chapin), Jeb Taylor (Gray Collegiate), Jordan Allen (River Bluff)
Linebackers – Jylil Favor (Irmo), Demenico Banks (White Knoll), Jordan Robinson (Gray Collegiate), Christian Sexton (Lexington) and Jaylen Hinton and Joe Buetow (both of Dutch Fork)
Defensive backs – Thomas Powell (River Bluff), Landon Danley and JVon Mack (both of Dutch Fork), Jordan Smith (Gilbert), Blake Croft (Gray Collegiate)
Punter – Cade Bouknight (Batesburg-Leesville)
Quarterbacks - Aliam Appler (Dutch Fork), Parker Murphy (River Bluff), Landon Sharpe (White Knoll), Tanner Staton (Brookland-Cayce)
Running backs – Erick Turner (Irmo), Jesse Ross (White Knoll), Jaden Allen-Hendrix (Gilbert), Korey Williams (Batesburg-Leesville), Ben Sauls (W.W. King Academy)
Offensive linemen – Jalani Golston (Brookland-Cayce), Davon Bell (River Bluff), Luca Feraci (Lexington), Patrick Swygert (Batesburg-Leesville), Elijah Williams (Irmo), Ty Bennett (White Knoll)
Wide receivers – Jarrod Mewborn (Lexington), Stephen Collier (River Bluff) and Isaiah Jones and Jacob Hamilton (both of Dutch Fork), Hasan Lee (White Knoll)
Tight end – Caleb Alexander (Irmo), Patrick Ross (Dutch Fork)
Placekicker – Felipe Diaz (Batesburg-Leesville)
Athlete – Noah Beerman (Chapin), Sam Burks (Northside Christian)
Defensive linemen – Drew Surratt and A.J. Colter (both of River Bluff), Deejay McFadden (Airport), Zack Gebhard (Northside Christian Academy), Luke Rankin (Chapin)
Linebackers – Jordan Cook and Connor Clamp (both of River Bluff), Ricky Tyler (Swansea), Hayden Cushman (White Knoll), J.J. Risher (Batesburg-Leesville)
Defensive backs – Braydon Woolbright (Lexington), Adam Bass (Chapin), Justin Gissendanner (Swansea), Kendall Stroman (Airport), Nate Cromer (White Knoll)
Punter – Jackson Thomas (Brookland-Cayce), Jaiden Kimble (White Knoll)
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