Trowell, Hines, Jones on AP all-state high school football team

tstevens@newsobserver.comDecember 31, 2013 

Having just scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion in the final minute, Southern players celebrate on the sideline at BB&T Stadium in Winston-Salem. Spartan receiver Maurice Trowell (1) was named Southern’s Most Outstanding Player on Offense, while quarterback Kendall Hinton was the game’s Most Valuable Player overall after leading Southern to its first NCHSAA state football championship on Saturday, December 14, 2013. Southern defeated Shelby Crest 38-31 for the 3AA title.

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    The voting breakdown for the 2013 Associated Press all-state prep football team for North Carolina, as cast by a 13 statewide media members in voting results released Monday. Number of votes are in parentheses.

    OFFENSE

    QB-Will Grier, Davidson Day (11)

    RB-Elijah Hood, Charlotte Catholic (12)

    RB-Nyheim Hines, Garner (4)

    RB-Rocky Reid, Concord (4)

    RB-Derrell Scott, Havelock (4)

    WR-Corey Joyner, Lake Norman (8)

    WR-Maurice Trowell, Southern Durham (8)

    WR-Mykelti Armstrong, Gastonia Forestview (7)

    TE-Jaylen Samuels, Charlotte Mallard Creek (10)

    OL-Bentley Spain, Charlotte Providence (11)

    OL-Trip McNeill, Davie County (9)

    OL-Nathan Dalton, East Henderson (7)

    OL-Kyle Erickson, Fayetteville Britt (6)

    OL-Omar Todman, Charlotte Mallard Creek (6)

    DEFENSE

    DL-Lamont Gaillard, Fayetteville Pine Forest (7)

    DL-Harold Landry, Fayetteville Pine Forest (6)

    DL-Ikeem Allen, Charlotte Mallard Creek (5)

    DL-Quintin Brinkley, West Forsyth (5)

    LB-Chris Register, Greensboro Dudley (9)

    LB-Daishon Davis, Belmont South Point (7)

    LB-Coult Culler, Wilmington Laney (5)

    DB-Jaire Alexander, Rocky River (9)

    DB-Germaine Pratt, High Point Central (9)

    DB-Tanner Muse, Belmont South Point (7)

    DB-Quinlyn Harris, Lincolnton (5)

    DB-Tre'Shun Wynn, Monroe (5)

    SPECIAL TEAMS

    K-Thomas Blakey, Asheville Reynolds (4)

    K-Freeman Jones, Bunn (4)

    P-Corbin Daly, Charlotte Ardrey Kell (9)

    KR-Jerrick Robbins, Indian Trail Porter Ridge (5)

    ATH-Josh Ladowski, Lake Norman (3)

    ATH-Emmanuel Moseley, Greensboro Dudley (3)

Wide receiver Maurice Trowell of Southern Durham, runner Nyheim Hines of Garner and kicker Freeman Jones of Bunn were named to the 2013 Associated Press all-state football team after a vote by 13 statewide media members.

The squad includes 14 offensive players, 12 defensive players and six specialists and athletes. The squad was expanded this year because of a three-way tie at running back and two-way ties for athlete, defensive back and kicker.

Trowell helped Southern Durham to the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3AA state championship. The N.C. State recruit had 93 catches for 1,760 yards and 19 touchdowns. He shined in the Spartans’ 38-31 3AA title victory over Shelby Crest with eight catches for 198 yards and two touchdowns.

Charlotte Christian runner Elijah Hood was the leading vote getter with 12 of 13 votes. The University of North Carolina recruit rushed for 3,690 yards and scored 53 touchdowns.

Hines shared the other running back spot with Rocky Reid of Concord and Derrell Scott of Havelock. Each received four votes.

Hines rushed for 3,149 yards and 50 touchdowns and scored 60 total touchdowns. Reid ran for 3,355 yards and 39 touchdowns for a team that lost to Havelock, 21-13, in the 3A finals.

Scott rushed for 2,143 yards and 24 touchdowns and led Havelock to the title.

Jones, a UNC recruit, is ranked among the top place kickers in the country.

NCHSAA 4AA champion Mallard Creek had three players on the squad _ tight end Jaylen Samuels, offensive tackle Omar Todman and defensive lineman Ikeem Allen.

Quarterback Will Grier of Davidson Day, a University of Florida recruit, and offensive tackle Bentley Spain of Charlotte Providence each received 11 votes.

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