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December 12, 2018 Page 7A R j3orter MONROE CO. SHERIFF TOTALS Bentons Brantleys Burgays ULTS BY Cabaniss Cox Culloden Dillards Evers Forsyth High Falls Kelseys Middlebrooks Proctor's T . , Russellville SECRETARY OF STATE TOTALS Bentons Brantleys Burgays Cabaniss Cox Culloden Dillards Evers Forsyth High Falls Kelseys Middlebrooks Proctor's Russellville Total Turnout: 7,289 out of 18,778 (39%) Continued from Front MP single-season program record with 25 rushing touchdowns. Wilson was also a big-play threat as a receiver, catching 25 passes for 443 yards (17.7 yards-per-catch) and 4 touchdowns. MP also had the region's Defensive Player of the Year as senior safety Desmond Williams received that honor. Williams led the team in interceptions with 6, retum- ing 4 for touchdowns, was second on the team in tackles with 61, first in solo tackles with 45, and third in taddes- for-a-loss with 5.5. On of- fense, Williams.was also sixth leading receiver with 15 receptions for 259 yards and a touchdown while also rush- ing for another score. Other major Region 2-AAAA award recipients in- cluded: Perry senior receiver/ defensive back Davion Ross, who was named Athlete of the Year and Spalding senior Jackson Davis and West Lau- rens senior McKinley Kemp, who shared the region Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. Six more MP players Were named to the First Team All- Region 2-AAAA Offense. These induded: senior wide receiver De drek Alford, senior offensive tackle Colton Dingmore, senior offensive guard Luke Byme, senior center Charles Dean, senior offensive tackle Noah Davis and senior all-around athlete Antoine Davis. Afford set a new MP program record in 2018 for single-season receiving yards with 789 on 33 receptions (23.9 yards-per-catch) while tying the school record for single-season receiv- ing touchdowns with 12. Meanwhile, Antoine Davis led MP in receptions with 38 and was second on the squad in receiving yards with 524 (13.8 yards-per-catch) and receiving touchdowns with 5. Davis was also a standout on defense, finishing tied for third on the team in tackles with 57, second in solo tack- les with 43, second in inter- ceptions with 3 while leading the team in pass break-ups with 18. The versatile Davis also led MP in kick return yards with 116 on 5 returns and punt return yards with 89 on 7 returns and rushed 18 times for 96 yards and a touchdown. The other four First Team honorees started every game along MP's offen- sive line, which enabled the balanced Bulldogs' offense to average 428 yards per game, 213 on the ground and 215 through the air, while setting a new school scoring record, averaging 46 points per game. Meanwhile, three Bulldogs were named to the First Team All-Region 2-AAAA Defense. These included: senior defensive end Dan- iel LaveUe, senior inside linebacker Ladamian Sands and junior cornerback Rico I--I~den. LaveUe was tied for fifth on the team in tackles with 54 while leading MP in tackles- for-a-loss with 10.5. Sands led MP in tackles with 72, was third on the team in solo tackles with 38 and third on the team in tackles-for-a-loss with 5.5. Harden was 10th on the team with 40 tackles, second on the team with 10 pass break-ups while adding an interception. On offense, Harden was MP's third lead- hag rusher with 414 yards on 36 carries (11.5 yards-per- carry) with 9 rushing TDs. Three more MP players were named to the Second Team All-Region 2-AAAA Offense. These included: junior wide receiver Trippe Moore, junior tight end Andre Jackson and senior offensive guard Desmond Jones. Moore was fifth leading receiver with 265 yards and 2 touchdowns on 15 receptions. Jackson was MP's fourth leading receiver with 389 yards and 3 touchdowns on 21 catches. Meanwhile, Jones started every game for the Bulldogs along the offensive line. Three more MP players were named to the Second Team AU-Region 2-AAAA Defense. These induded: se- nior defensive tackle Derrick Goodson, Senior defensive end Kendrell Watts and se- nior inside linebacker Jumon W on. Goodson was ninth on the team in .tackles with 46 and second on the team in sacks with 5. Watts was eighth on the team in tackles with 47, second on the squad in tackles-for-a-loss with 6.5 and led the team in sacks with 5.5. W' on tied for third on the squad in tackles with 57, was fourth on the team in tackles-for-a-loss with 4 and was third on the team in sacks with 3. He also added an interception. Two more Bulldogs re- ceived All-Region 2-AAAA Honorable Mention honors. These included: senior outside linebacker Kanidric Jones and freshman outside linebacker Kelvin Harden. Jones tied for fifth on the team in tackles with 54 and was fourth on the squad in sacks with 2.5. Harden also tied for fifth on the team in tackles with 54 while adding two interceptions, both of which were returned for touchdowns. Quen Wilson, Afford, Dean, Antoine Davis and Lavelle were all First Team All-Region 2-AAAA selec- tions in 2017 as well. Byrne, Dingrnore, Watts, and Sands were all Second Team All- Region 2-AAAA choices in 2017 while Jumon Wilson and Williams were each Honorable Mention All- Region 2-AAAA honorees a year ago. MP will wrap up its 2018 football season with its post- season awards banquet at the Fine Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday Jan. 9. The public is invited to attend the . awards portion. of Christmas. 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