Grayson seniors Ishmail Abdul (13, L-R), Will Taylor (77), Jake Killian (15) and Chase Brice (2) hold their trophy up after beating Rowell during their Class AAAAAAA state title game at the Georgia Dome on Dec. 10, 2106.
Photo: Jason Getx/Special
Photo: Jason Getx/Special

All-region honors: The best local area high school football players

The Georgia high school football season is done, and the AJC has announced its choice for player of the year, coach of the year and the full All-State Team players, those picked as Georgia’s best by the role they played on offense or defense.

The AJC high school sports writers have also compiled All-Region Team lists from across the state. Here are the best regional players from the 2016 season.

Region 7A All Region Teams

Colquitt County, Lowndes sweep top honors in 1-AAAAAAA
Westlake’s Terrell named 2-AAAAAAA MVP

North Paulding’s Terrell named 3-AAAAAAA’s top player

Roswell QB Malik Willis named player of year in 4-AAAAAAA

Hamilton, Blanks are 5-AAAAAAA players of the year

Mountain View’s Bach is 6-AAAAAAA coach of the year

Brookwood’s Hill named top player in 7-AAAAAAA

Johnston, Brice, Robinson earn top honors in 8-AAAAAAA

Region 6A All Region Teams

Taylor, Harris earn top honors in 4-AAAAAA

Creekside’s McClain wins player of the year in 5-AAAAAA

Fields, Whiteside named 6-AAAAAA’s top players

Lanier’s Taylor named top player in 8-AAAAAA

Region 5A All Region Teams

TCC’s Williams, Bainbridge’s Williams named 1-AAAAA’s top players

Ware County’s Stephens named 2-AAAAA coach of the year

Griffin’s Morton named top player in 3-AAAAA

Huntley, Cox earn top honors in 4-AAAAA

Champ Arabia Mountain dominates in 5-AAAAA

Newton, Baker earn top honors in 6-AAAAA

Region 4A All Region Teams

Cairo’s Grant earns player of the year in 1-AAAA

Thomson dominates awards, first-team in 3-AAAA

Woodward’s Glover named 4-AAAA player of the year

Cartersville’s Lawrence is player of the year in 5-AAAA

Montgomery, Wilson named 6-AAAA co-players of the year

Marist’s Dinges named 7-AAAA player of the year

Jefferson sweeps awards in 8-AAAA

Region 3A All Region Teams

Brantley County’s Collins earns top honors in 2-AAA

Malcolme named top player in 5-AAA

Bremen’s Bailey, Calhoun’s Spector named 6-AAA’s top players

Region 2A All Region Teams

Fitzgerald’s Strickland, King, Graham honored by 1-AA

Benedictine’s Kennedy named top player in 2-AA

Southwest-Macon’s Green named 3-AA player of the year

Screven County’s Wright named 4-AA player of the year

Bailey, Williams, Merrell earn top honors in 6-AA

Foster, Eldridge named top players in 7-AA

Rabun County sweeps top honors in 8-AA

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