Jacob Gonzalez, named MVP of the boys cross country team, had another stellar season as the junior finished in fifth place in the 3A NCHSAA state championships after winning the 3A east regional title with a personal best mark of 15:37. Savannah Parker was awarded MVP for the girls.
In golf, MVP Sydney Wheeless put together a solid season finishing as a medalist four times and came in 11th place in the state to lead the Trojans. She had a stroke average of 42.3.
Senior middle hitter Emma Blackman was vital to an 18-win season for the volleyball team, who defeated Triton for the first time in the past ten years. Setter McKinley Johnson took home the coaches award honors.
Toronte Howard had a huge fall for the football team as the MVP registered 28 tackles for loss and four sacks (both team bests). Kavante Johnson was named Offensive MVP as the junior running back totaled 1,791 yards on the ground, including nine games of at least 100 yards to propel South Johnston to the second round of the 3A state playoffs where the Trojans fell to eventual state champions, Rocky Mount.
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In boys soccer, Yovani Herrera and Oliver Pastrana were both tagged MVPs. Herrera tallied five goals and seven assists while Pastrana anchored the South Johnston defense.
In tennis, Skyler Johnson was named MVP while Alicia Lee won the coaches award.
Girls MVP: Savannah Parker
Girls Coaches Award: Kathy Mendez
Boys MVP: Jacob Gonzalez
Boys Coaches Award: Ismael Garcia
Boys Most Improved: Justin Smale
MVP: Toronte Howard
Offensive MVP: Kavante Johnson
Defensive MVP: Chandler Johnson
Most Improved: Devin Schindler
MVP: Sydney Wheeless
Coaches Award: Mackenzie Honeycutt
Most Improved: Anna Weaver
Co-MVPs: Yovani Herrera, Oliver Pastrana
Most Improved: Luis Garcia
MVP: Skyler Johnson
Coaches Award: Alicia Lee
Most Improved: Taylor Averiette, Lauren Register
MVP: Emma Blackman
Coaches Award: McKinley Johnson
Most Improved: Lily Allen