-Lowndes (14-1, 3-0) won the region in 2019 and returns nine first-team all-region players, the most of any team. Defensive tackle Thomas Davis was the region’s defensive player of the year. Jacurri Brown, who will be a junior, rushed for 1,559 yards and passed for 1,330. Safety D.J. Quinn is the consensus No. 75 prospect among Georgia seniors this season. Lowndes didn’t have anyone in the top 100 last year. ...
-Colquitt County (9-3, 2-1) has four returning first-team all-state players and must replace all-time leading rusher Daijun Edwards, now at Georgia, and quarterback Jaycee Harden, who passed for 3,250 yards and 39 touchdowns. The team’s best player is probably wide receiver Lemeke Brockington, a three-star recruit who got some all-state recognition last year after catching 53 passes for 923 yards.
-Camden County (8-3, 2-1) is trending up. Running back Jamie Felix, a four-star recruit according to 247Sports, rushed for 767 yards last season. Offensive tackle Micah Morris is a top-100 national recruit. Wide receiver Shawn Hardy is a top-75 state recruit. ...
-Tift County (3-7, 0-3) is coming off its weakest season in some time but should be better. Watch for junior defensive lineman Tyre West, who had 10 tackles for losses as a sophomore. He’s the No. 1 junior prospect in the state, according to 247Sports.
Players: Below are those returning who made first-team all-region in 2019.
Defensive player of the year: DT Thomas Davis, Lowndes, Sr.
Utility player of the year: Cade Anders, Tift County, Sr.
QB - Jacurri Brown, Lowndes, Jr.
RB - Jamie Felix, Camden County, Jr.
RB - Israel Mitchell, Lowndes, Sr.
RB - Justin Lee, Lowndes, Sr.
TE - Mallen Pope, Lowndes, Sr.
OL - Micah Morris, Camden County, Sr.
WR - Tajh Sanders, Colquitt County, Jr.
WR - Le’Meke Brockington, Colquitt County, Sr.
WR - Shawn Hardy, Camden County, Sr.
P - Azaria Smith, Tift County, Jr.
DL - Leon Williams, Lowndes, Sr.
DL - Jacques Hunter, Lowndes, Sr.
DL - Zy’Kerious Brockington, Colquitt County, Sr.
DL - Tyre West, Tift County, Jr.
ILB - J.D. Bengston, Tift County, Sr.
OLB - Jalon Baker, Lowndes, Sr.
DB - Omarion Daniels, Colquitt County, Sr.
DB - T.J. Quinn, Lowndes, Sr.