Hillside High’s football season may be over, but the Hornets still racked up the points in the PAC-6 Conference awards.
Senior running back Abdul Adams was named offensive back of the year and Jaylan Laws offensive lineman of the year.
On defense, Brandon Sandy was voted defensive lineman of the year, while Aaron McCullough took defensive back of the year.
Hillside’s Antonio King was named coach of the year after the Hornets won their sixth straight PAC-6 title. He also was named to the coaching staff of North Carolina’s all-star team in the annual NC-SC Shrine Bowl (see story below).
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The Hornets (10-3 overall, 6-0 PAC this year) have won 40 straight games against conference opponents.
Hillside placed 18 players on the all-conference teams, with speedster Marcus Krah making the list twice – as a wide receiver and a return specialist
Virtually all of Hillside’s offensive team was named all-conference, with 10 of 11 starters being picked for the first team.
Jordan, which recently announced the hiring of Anthony Barbour as the Falcons’ next head coach, was not represented during the all-conference voting by coaches and staffs.
The PAC-6 previously released its all-conference teams for all other fall sports. They can be seen at newsobserver.com/sports.
Hillside (10-3, 6-0): QB Chauncy Caldwell, RB Abdul Adams, RB Jamal Currie, WR Daeshawn Stephens, WR/KRMarcus Krah, WR Jamal Elliott, C Jaylan Laws, OG Noah Brass, OT Justin Clemons, OT Matthew Curry.
Cardinal Gibbons (7-5, 4-2): RB Dalen Spruill, TE Thomas Ruocchio, WR Jimmy Russo, C Jackson Hawkins, OG Noah Fitzgerald, OT Jack Bowler, PK Mark Schachte.
Northern (6-7, 5-1): QB Luke Fenlon, RB Jaylan Burton, TE Carl Fowler, WR Cade Barnhill, OG Devin Mills, OG Andrew Eisenson, OT Blane Latta, PK Hunter Malsch.
Person (6-6, 3-3): TE Justin Obie, WR Dontavian Smith, WR Tyrique Wright, OT Josh Harris, KR Dontavian Smith.
Riverside (4-7, 1-5): OG Deante McQuig, KR D’Anthony Bright.
East Chapel Hill (1-10, 0-6): KR Amier Alston.
Hillside: DE Trevon Hayes, DE Dontae Edwards, DT Brandon Sandy, LB Aaron McCullough, CB Najee Reams, CB Kobe Scotton, S, Ridge Ford, S, Jimumane Williams.
Gibbons: DE Branden Schult, DT Alex Bates, LB Connor Scanlin, CB Magnus Kaikai, S, Stephen Shank, P Jimmy Russo.
Northern: DE Carl Fowler, DT Phillip Bell, LB Demazio Samuel, LB Dallas Watson, CB Jarel Hallmon, S, Laurence Shaw, SAnkhenaten Martin, P Pete Vernakes.
Person: DE Keenan Soloman, LB Chanigo Brooks, CB Malik Street.
Riverside: DE Marcus Willoughby, DT Justin Thomas, LB Jeff Gunter.
Coach of the year:
Antonio King, Hillside.
Offensive back of the year:
Abdul Adams, Hillside.
Offensive lineman of the year:
Jaylen Laws, Hillside.
Defensive lineman of the year:
Brandon Sandy, Hillside.
Defensive back of the year:
Aaron McCullough, Hillside.