There were no unanimous selections but Raleigh Wakefield’s Jordan Fieulleteau did receive a team-high 16 votes at wide receiver after a 24-touchdown senior campaign. State champion Matthews Butler led the way for a single program with four selections, all Division I commits — WR Uriah LeMay (Georgia), LB Peter Kalambayi (Stanford), LB Sean Wiggins (Ball State) and DB Channing Stribling (Michigan.
Richmond defensive standout Devant’e Covington and all-Southeastern Conference offensive lineman Tyrone Crowder represented the southeastern portion of the state along with South View’s Greg Gilmore, an LSU commit. Robeson County had three players listed on the all-state ballot — Blake Greene, Zach Leach and Shawn Williams — but none garnered enough votes at their respective positions to make the team.
At quarterback, Greene and Wakefield’s Connor Mitch were beat out by Will Grier, a sensation at Davidson Day who led the nation in completion percentage, yards (5,785) and touchdown passes (69). Williams was one of 14 finalists at running back to rush for more than 2,000 yards this season.
Northern Guilford’s T.J. Logan and Charlotte Catholic’s Elijah Hood were both majority selections in the backfield and are both nominated for the state’s player of the year honor along with Greene, Mitch, Kalambayi and South Caldwell’s Zac Pollard.
Former Lumberton quarterback Marquez North, the state’s most recruited prospect at Charlotte heavyweight Mallard Creek, made the team with nine votes at wide receiver.
The state’s top coach and player of the year will be announced this week.
AP All-State Team (No. of votes from 17 media members)
OFFENSE QB — Will Grier, Davidson Day (6) RB — T.J. Logan, Northern Guilford (15) RB — Elijah Hood, Charlotte Catholic (10) WR — Jordan Fieulleteau, Raleigh Wakefield (16) WR — Uriah LeMay, Matthews Butler (11) WR — Marquez North, Charlotte Mallard Creek (9) TE — Jaylen Samuels, Charlotte Mallard Creek (9) OL — Tyrone Crowder, Richmond County (13) OL — Roger Prince Jr., Albemarle (13) OL — Schuyler Coleman, Davidson Day (9) OL — Trip McNeil, Davie County (7) OL — Brandon Smith, East Forsyth (6)
DEFENSE DL — Tyquan Lewis, Tarboro (15) DL — Lewis Neal, Wilson Hunt (11) DL — Greg Gilmore, Hope Mills South View (8) DL — Devant’e Covington, Richmond County (6) LB — Peter Kalambayi, Matthews Butler (13) LB — Larenz Bryant, Charlotte Vance (9) LB — Daishon Davis, Belmont South Point (5) LB — Sean Wiggins, Matthews Butler (5) DB — Channing Stribling, Matthews Butler (10) DB — Korrin Wiggins, Durham Hillside (9) DB — Jack Tocho, Charlotte Independence (8) DB — Jermany Hammonds, Monroe (7)
SPECIAL TEAMS PK — Spencer Landfried, North Davidson (8) P — Matt Wogan, Indian Trail Porter Ridge (14) KR — DeAndre Thompkins, Swansboro (6) ATH — Matthew Maennle, Swain County (6)
Brad Crawford’s Ballot
PLAYER OF THE YEAR — Blake Greene, QB, Jr., Red Springs; COACH OF THE YEAR — Mike Byus, East Lincoln
OFFENSE QB — Blake Greene, Jr., Red Springs RB — T.J. Logan, Sr., Northern Guilford RB — Ken McDowell, Sr., Gray’s Creek WR — Jordan Fieulleteau, Sr., Wakefield WR — Zach Leach, Sr., Red Springs WR — Aaron Seward, Sr., Davidson Day TE — Jaylen Samuels, Sr., Mallard Creek OL — Kemar Bachelor, Sr., Southern Guilford OL — Tyrone Crowder, Sr., Richmond County OL — Christen Miller, Jr., Charlotte Victory Christian OL — Roger Prince Jr., Sr., Albemarle OL — Zach Panek, Sr., Waxhaw Cuthbertson
DEFENSE DL — Stephen Askew, Sr., Mallard Creek DL — Jalen Cousar, Soph., Butler DL — Tyquan Lewis, Sr., Tarboro DL — Triston Thompson, Sr., Monroe LB — Logan Stoodley, Sr., West Rowan LB — Sean Wiggins, Sr., Butler LB — Pete Kalambayi, Sr., Butler DB — Jermany Hammonds, Sr., Monroe DB — Korrin Wiggins, Sr., Hillside DB — Channing Stribling, Sr., Butler DB — Pharoah McKever, Sr., South Columbus
SPECIAL TEAMS K — Spencer Landfried, Sr., North Davidson P — Matt Wogan, Sr., Indian Trail Porter Ridge KR — Deandre Thompkins, Jr., Swansboro ATH — Alex Scearce, Sr., Lake Norman Charter