Too much is never enough when it comes to the All-Region football team.
The Callaway High Cavaliers can relate with such a dilemma. Coach Pete Wiggins’football team from Callaway High has been overwhelmed with honors in wake of the Cavaliers 11-2 season and three state playoff games.
For that and all their hard work the Cavaliers have been rewarded with a football field of All-Region 5-AA honors. After all the votes were counted, Callaway High had 21 players make the All-Region team.
One of the Cavaliers, senior Courtney Williams, made All-Region twice. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Williams was selected as a first-team wide receiver and a second-team defensive back.
Another Callaway High football player, senior linebacker Jonathan Leonard, was also chosen as the region Defensive Player of the Year. In all, the Cavaliers had 15 first-team All-Region 5-AA players, including senior defensive lineman Lichon Terrell (6foot-1, 270 pounds), junior linebacker Tely Fanning, senior defensive backs Kobe Jackson, and D.Q. Wilkerson and long snapper Lawrence Thompson.
The Cavaliers also have eight first-team All-Region offensive players with senior tailback D.J. Atkins (over 1,000 allpurpose yards), sophomore running back Cartavious Bigsby, sophomore wide receiver Jacob Freeman, senior wide receiver Courtney Williams, senior tight end Travis Traylor (6-foot, 190 pounds), senior offensive guard John Curtis, junior offensive tackle Keiondre Jones (6-foot-4, 315 pounds) and junior offensive lineman Keshawn Cameron.
Two more first-team All- Region players from Callaway include senior kicker Noah Stephens and “Ironman” Quay Hines, a junior who played both running back and linebacker this season.
The Cavaliers are also prominent on the secondteam All-Region football squad with senior quarterback Kedrick Ramsey, senior wide receiver Wes Brooks and senior offensive lineman Jalen Moss (6-foot-1, 306 pounds). The Callaway High offense did average 36 points per game this fall.
Three more Cavaliers made the All-Region second team defense with senior linemen Jamie Sellers, and Nathan Sapp and defensive back Courtney Williams. This is the second straight year that Sellers has been chosen as an All-Region 5-AA football player.
“This feels good. You have got to have some want to. You have to want to get better. You need to have some drive,” said the 233pound Sellers, who is being recruited by Fort Valley State.