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Two Panthers on All-Region First Team
Liberty County High School seniors Trier Bennett and Roderick Jones were named to All-Region 3-AAA first team. In addition, junior quarterback Julian Stokes was a honorable-mention selection. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon

Liberty County High School football players Roderick Jones, Julian Stokes and Trier Bennett were recently named to the 2008 All-Region 3-AAA team.

Players were chosen by region coaches.

Jones and Bennett made the first team on offense and defense, respectively. Stokes was an honorable-mention pick on offense.

Jones, a senior running back, piled up 547 yards and 11 touchdowns this past season. Bennett, a senior lineman, was credited with 52 solo tackles and 12 assists.

Stokes, a junior quarterback, completed 51 of 110 passes for 661 yards and five touchdowns. He also ran for 436 yards.

The Panthers went 3-7 overall in 2008, 2-4 in the region.


Region 3-AAA Awards

Player of the Year: Corico Hawkins (Baldwin)

Offensive Player of the Year: Terrell Brigham (Burke County)

Defensive Player of the Year: Brandon Watts (Washington County)

All-Region 3-AAA

First-Team Offense

QB: Brandon Turman (Thomson)

WR: Bobby Burum (BC)

WR: Josh Finney (Baldwin)

RB: Keith Swint (Washington County)

RB: Brandon Brown (Burke County)

TE: Will Anderson (Thomson)

OL: Darius Nelson (Baldwin)

OL: Andrew Palmer (Burke County)

OL: Leroy Cummings (Thomson)

OL: Cody Robinson (Washington County)

OL: Chartavious Danzy (Washington County)

ATH: Roderick Jones (Liberty County)

K: Ethan Jackson (Washington County)

First-Team Defense

DL: Wayne Johnson (Washington County)

DL: Anthony Moss (Thomson)

DL: Trier Bennett (Liberty County)

DL: Javarius Exum (Baldwin County)

LB: Jamaris Cooper (Baldwin)

LB: Lonnie Harris (Thomson)

LB: Willie Marion (Washington County)

DB: Cortney Ingram (Baldwin)

DB: Damien Durham (Washington County)

DB: Tyler Pool (West Laurens)

DB: Darius Eubanks (Thomson)

P: Phillip Anderson (Thomson)

Honorable mention

Julian Stokes (Liberty County), Rodney O’Neal (West Laurens), Markeist Warthen (Washington County), Josh Bryant (Richmond Hill), Rod Williams (Baldwin)

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