Saturday April 1st, 2023 12:08AM

Football: Rabun Co. dominates 8-A D1 All-Region selections; Gibson POY; Davis COY

By AccessWDUN Staff

Rabun County dominated the 2022 Region 8-A Division 1 All-Region selections released on Thursday.

Selections were made by region coaches.

Jaden Gibson, who broke the state's all-time receiving record, was named Player of the Year while quarterback Keegan Stover was named Offensive Player of the Year. Linebacker Nic Baloga was named the Defensive Player of the Year.

Wildcats' first-year coach Michael Davis was named the region Coach of the Year.

The dynamic Commerce running back duo of Jaiden Daniels and Tysean Wiggins were named to the First Team offense.

Check below to see the entire 8-A D1 All-Region team selections:

Region 8-A Division I All-Region team

Player of the year: WR Jaden Gibson, Rabun County, Sr.
Offensive player of the year: QB Keegan Stover, Rabun County, Sr.
Defensive player of the year: LB Nic Baloga, Rabun County, Sr.
Athlete of the year: RB Quan Moss, Elbert County, Sr.
Coach of the year: Michael Davis, Rabun County

First-team offense
QB - Navy Curry, Athens Christian, Sr.
RB - Jaiden Daniels, Commerce, So.
RB - Lang Windham, Rabun County, Sr.
RB - Tysean Wiggins, Commerce, So.
WR - Noah Legault, Rabun County, Sr.
WR - Trustin Allen, Elbert County, Sr.
WR - Jaylen Jackson, Athens Christian, Jr.
TE - Colton Hill, Commerce, Sr.
OL - Hampton Hutto, Commerce, Sr.
OL - Joey Duncan, Commerce, Jr.
OL - Curtis Hall, Elbert County, Sr.
OL - Chris Brown, Elbert County, Sr.
OL - Jack Hood, Rabun County, Jr.
OL - Braxton Brady, Rabun County, Sr.
PK - Marcus Remillard, Rabun County, Jr.
SPEC - Hayden Ross, Rabun County, Jr.

First-team defense
DL - Adrian Harris, Elbert County, Sr.
DL - Cesar Cruz, Rabun County, Sr.
DL - Emilliano Ortiz, Rabun County, Sr.
DL - Jack Fagan, Commerce, Sr.
DL - D.J. Raiford, Elbert County, Jr.
LB - Cole Hill, Commerce, Sr.
LB - Bubba Heard, Elbert County, Sr.
LB - Antonio Finch, Athens Christian, Sr.
LB - Ethan Owens, Rabun County, Sr.
DB - Cohen Thomason, Commerce, Sr.
DB - Jacri Huff, Commerce, So.
DB - Christian Harris, Elbert County, Sr.
DB - Titus Cummings, Athens Christian, Sr.
DB - Willie Goodwyn, Rabun County, Jr.
ATH - Cory Keller, Rabun County, Sr.
P - Coleson Smith, Commerce, Sr.

Second-team offense
QB - Jayvyn Hickman, Elbert County, So.
WR - Ty’Rikis Jones, Elbert County, So.
WR - Bryson Campbell, Athens Christian, So.
WR - Paul Piccioti, Rabun County, Jr.
WR - Eli Harris, Elbert County, Jr.
TE - Brady Dickerson, Elbert County, So.
OL - Jonathan Orozco, Commerce, Sr.
OL - Quintae Benard, Athens Christian, So.
OL - Eli Jourolmon, Elbert County, Jr.
OL - Mike Swager, Rabun County, Sr.
OL - Alex Yearwood, Rabun County, So.
PK - Ivy Tolbert, Commerce, Jr.
ATH - D.J. Walker, Athens Christian, Sr.
SPEC - Branson Bonds, Elbert County, So.

Second-team defense
DL - Jeremiah Mintz, Commerce, So.
DL - Nehemiah Robinson, Elbert County, Sr.
DL - Jet Galbreath, Rabun County, Sr.
DL - Avant Richardson, Athens Christian, Sr.
DL - Gilbert Fortson, Elbert County, So.
LB - J.D. Brown, Athens Christian, Jr.
LB - Jermaine Sims, Elbert County, So.
LB - James Johnson Jr., Athens Christian, Jr.
DB - Jackson Morris, Commerce, Sr.
DB - Jarrett Giles, Rabun County, Jr.
DB - L.J. Clark, Elbert County, Sr.
DB - Mac Mullis, Commerce, So.
Honorable mention: Athens Christian - Braden Byram, Cam Foster, Irvin Fuentes, Braxton Goolsby, Jaden Johnson, Jeffrey Rosa. Commerce - Caleb Lovin, Malachi Shockey, John Paul Allen, Dante Smith-Hernandez, Matthew Simpson. Elbert County - Corntavis Teasley, Miguel Rodriguez, Terrez Allen, Trey Moon. Rabun County - Skip Speed, Riley Stewart, Branson Gragg, Moises Figueroa

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