Nine Liberty County High School football players were selected to the 2014 All-Region 3-AAAA Team, according to LCHS offensive coordinator Ryan Glazer.
The teams were chosen by the region’s coaching staffs.
Richard LeCounte, Jacari Roberts, Jacquez Williams and Chandre Mells made the first team.
LeCounte, a highly recruited all-around player who played in only nine games due to injury early in the season, made 100 total tackles, including nine tackles for loss and a sack, and led the team in interceptions with four for 93 yards. He also caused three fumbles, recovered three fumbles and deflected nine passes. He returned four kickoffs for 77 yards and nine punts for 158 yards.
On offense, LeCounte was 13-of-22 passing for 182 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 51 carries for 301 rushing yards and five touchdowns to go with 11 receptions for 116 yards.
Roberts led the team in tackles with 103, including 10 for loss of yards and a team-high seven sacks, and hurried the quarterback five times. He deflected three passes, recovered two fumbles and caused a fumble.
Roberts primarily played defense, but started to see action on offense as the Panthers had issues with quarterback injuries. He was 1 for 1 in passing tossing a 28-yard touchdown pass. He rushed for 59 yards on 13 carries scoring one touchdown and had six receptions for 152 yards and a touchdown.
Williams was the offensive workhorse this year, rushing for 636 yards on 77 carries and scoring five touchdowns, including three games with 100-plus yards. He was second on the team with 27 receptions for 400 yards and eight touchdowns.
Mells was the anchor of the Panthers’ offensive line.
Dashaun Hudson, Tracy White, Joaquin Lemapu, Gyri Durant and Daylan Bryant all made the region’s honorable-mention list.
Hudson had 40 total tackles, including five for loss and 2.5 sacks, and hurried the quarterback once this season. He also caused and recovered one fumble.
White had a total of 56 tackles, including three for loss, and tallied 133 yards in kick returns. He also deflected three passes and had one interception for 18 yards.
Lemapu made 74 total tackles, including three for loss, and made 16 of 19 point-after attempts and 2 of 3 field-goal attempts.
Durant led the team in receptions with 31 catches for 341 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, he had five total tackles and recovered a fumble.
Bryant was another offensive lineman for the Panthers credited for strong blocking skills and making a path for his running backs.
The Panther football team went 4-7 overall and 1-3 in the region.
Roberts has been selected to the RisingSenior.com Georgia Junior Bowl at 6 p.m. Dec. 30 at Grady Stadium in Atlanta. The game showcases top juniors in the state. Former Panthers Shadrach Thornton and Raekwon McMillan previously were selected for the game.