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2018 Johnstonian News All-County Football Team

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Coach of the Year

Princeton fourth-year head coach Travis Gaster

Led Bulldogs to first undefeated regular season in school history

Offensive Player of the Year

Cleveland junior quarterback Darius Ocean

Defensive Player of the Year

Smithfield-Selma senior linebacker John Chopski 

First Team 


Cleveland junior Darius Ocean 

Completed 238-of-362 passing (66 percent) for 3,757 yards and 36 TDs with just 9 interceptions; 158 rushing yards, 8 TDs

Running Backs: Princeton senior Lamarr Wilkins (Running Back of the Year: 2,325 yards rushing, 30 rushing TDs)

Cleveland senior Tyson Dew

South Johnston junior Jaequan Wells

Wide Receivers

Cleveland senior Joi Williams (Wide Receiver of the Year: 62 catches, 1,171 receiving yards, 12 TDs)

Cleveland senior Jon Barnes 

Offensive Linemen

Corinth-Holders senior Jacob Monk (Offensive Lineman of the Year: Duke signee and Shrine Bowl selection)

Cleveland senior Darius Bennett

Cleveland junior Wesley King 

Clayton senior Connor Keale

Defensive Linemen

Clayton senior Savion Jackson (Defensive Lineman of the Year: 60 tackles, 5 for loss, 5.5 sacks, 4 blocked kicks)

Clayton senior JR Walker

Clayton senior Amari Williams

Cleveland junior Isaiah Stephenson


Smithfield-Selma senior John Chopski (Linebacker of the Year: 154 Tackles, 1 for loss, 4 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 forced fumble, 1 blocked punt) 

Cleveland senior Jaylen Vinson

Cleveland senior Tayvon Sutton

Cleveland sophomore Hunter Morris

North Johnston senior Brennan Rabil

Defensive Backs

Cleveland junior Jacquez Durham (Defensive Back of the Year: 95 tackles, 8 for loss, 7 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 defensive TD, 2 blocked kicks)

Cleveland senior Sam Dominick


Smithfield-Selma Senior Kicker Jesse Vallecillo (Special Teams Player of the Year: 8 of 8 on extra-point kicks, 3 of 5 field-goal attempts, including 45-yard FG)


South Johnston senior DL/OL Jason Seas 

South Johnston senior SS/LB Hezekiah Bailey

Second Team All-County


North Johnston junior Camden Aycock

Running Backs

Corinth-Holders senior Sean Fields

Princeton senior John Lockamy

North Johnston sophomore Camden Privette

Wide Receivers

South Johnston senior Jawuan Smith

Cleveland junior Kouren Artis

Offensive Linemen

Clayton sophomore Jelan Greene

Corinth-Holders junior Jeffrey Palmer

Princeton junior Hinton Cox

South Johnston senior Michael Strickland

Defensive Linemen

Clayton sophomore Amare Bryant

Smithfield-Selma sophomore Julian Brockington

South Johnston senior Levi Wiggins


Corinth-Holders junior Jordan White

Corinth-Holders junior Cal Eichelberger

North Johnston senior Travis Riba

North Johnston senior Diego Santiago

Princeton senior Nathan Ramby

South Johnston senior Jeffrey Hannah Jr.

Defensive Backs

Princeton sophomore Harely Bartholomew 

West Johnston senior Kaleb Jordan


West Johnston senior Peyton Richards


Clayton senior CB Jamere Jones

Princeton senior H-Back Garrett Klein

Smithfield-Selma senior QB/RB/CB Deron George

North Johnston senior RB/WR/OLB Imandre McFarland