Here is the Georgia Sports Writers Association’s 2019 All-State football team.
The team was selected by a panel of newspaper and broadcast media members who cover high school sports on a regular basis. An extensive list of candidates and their credentials was compiled by Todd Holcomb of the AJC/Georgia High School Football Daily/Georgia High School Football Historians Association.
These people participated in the voting: Justin Baxley (Macon Telegraph), Chris Beckham (WVGA Radio/Valdosta), John Bednarowski (Marietta Daily Journal), Steve Carter (GSWA Life member), Will Cheney (Augusta Chronicle), Will Hammock (Gwinnett Daily Post), Scott Herpst (Walker County Messenger), Dennis Knight (Savannah Morning News), Mike Lough (Sports Report of Central Georgia), Derrick Mahone (Douglas County Sentinel), Jon Nelson (GPB), Daniel Shirley (The Athletic), Matt Stewart (GPB), John Sullivan (Griffin Daily News), Stan Awtrey and Holcomb.
Class AAAAAAA All-State Football
QB Harrison Bailey Marietta Sr.
RB Cody Brown Parkview Jr.
RB Daijun Edwards Colquitt County Sr.
WR Josh Downs North Gwinnett Sr.
WR Ricky White Marietta Sr.
TE Arik Gilbert Marietta Sr.
OL Ethan Lane Archer Sr.
OL Micah Morris Camden County Jr.
OL Jake Wray Marietta Sr.
OL Trey Zimmerman Roswell Sr.
OL Paul Tchio Milton Sr.
ATH Jacurri Brown Lowndes Soph.
DL Jared Ivey North Gwinnett Sr.
DL Jamil Burroughs McEachern Sr.
DL B.J. Ojulari Marietta Sr.
DL Myles Murphy Hillgrove Sr.
LB Gary Osby Lowndes Sr.
LB Barrett Carter North Gwinnett Jr.
LB Kobe Wilson Parkview Sr.
DB Doneiko Slaughter Roswell Sr.
DB Rashad Torrence Marietta Sr.
DB Taylor Goodson North Gwinnett Sr.
DB Jack Rhodes Milton Sr.
PK Noland McCord Parkview Sr.
P Brock Travelstead North Paulding Sr.
Offensive Player of the Year: Arik Gilbert, Marietta
Defensive Player of the Year: Jared Ivey, North Gwinnett
Coach of the Year: Richard Morgan, Marietta
Class AAAAAA All-State Football
QB Tate Rodemaker Valdosta Sr.
RB Jahmyr Gibbs Dalton Sr.
RB Jalen Rouse Richmond Hill Sr.
WR Asante Das Allatoona Sr.
WR Parker Self South Paulding Sr.
TE Miles Campbell South Paulding Jr.
OL Jordan Williams Gainesville Sr.
OL John Williams Creekview Sr.
OL Riley Adcock Dacula Sr.
OL Parker Rodgers Lee County Sr.
OL Nick Lundberg Allatoona Sr.
ATH T.K Mack North Atlanta Sr.
DL Simeon Barrow Grovetown Sr.
DL Makius Scott Gainesville Sr.
DL Nathan Vickers Richmond Hill Jr.
DL JaQuari Wiggles Mays Sr.
LB Phillip Webb Lanier Sr.
LB Wesley Steiner Houston County Sr.
LB Khatavian Franks Creekside Sr.
DB Victor Pless Harrison Sr.
DB Jimmy Calloway Morrow Sr.
DB Kaleb Edwards Dacula Jr.
DB Caleb McDowell Lee County Jr.
PK Jude Kelley Allatoona Sr.
P Chase Gabriel Glynn Academy Sr.
Offensive Player of the Year: Jahmyr Gibbs, Dalton
Defensive Player of the Year: Phillip Webb, Lanier
Coach of the Year: Matt Dickman, Harrison
Class AAAAA All-State Football
QB Jalen Addie Warner Robins Jr.
RB Jo’Quavious Marks Carver-Atlanta Sr.
RB O’Brien Barnett Clarke Central Sr.
WR Jontavis Robertson Jones County Sr.
WR Jairus Mack Clarke Central Jr.
TE Billy Ward Locust Grove Sr.
OL Broderick Jones Lithonia Sr.
OL Seth McLaughlin Buford Sr.
OL Austin Blaske South Effingham Sr.
OL Conner Griffin Jones County Sr.
OL Quantavious Leslie Rome Sr.
ATH Sam Brown New Hampstead Sr.
DL William Anderson Dutchtown Sr.
DL Vincent Dinkins Kell Sr.
DL Damarjhe Lewis Griffin Sr.
DL Nazir Stackhouse Columbia Sr.
LB Kevin Swint Carrollton Sr.
LB Ahmad Walker Warner Robins Jr.
LB Michael Mincey Ware County Jr.
DB T. Lee Buford Sr.
DB Sheldon Arnold Loganville Sr.
DB Tommy Wright Southwest DeKalb Sr.
DB Cole Bishop Starr’s Mill Jr.
PK Hayden Olsen Buford Sr.
P Daniel Gibbs Veterans Jr.
Offensive Player of the Year: Jontavis Robertson, Jones County
Defensive Player of the Year: Kevin Swint, Carrollton
Coach of the Year: Bryant Appling, Buford
Class AAAA All-State Football
QB Max Johnson Oconee County Sr.
RB Elijah Green Blessed Trinity Sr.
RB Khiari McCoy Carver-Columbus Sr.
WR Ze’Vian Capers Demark Sr.
WR Brent Carr West Laurens Sr.
TE James Bryant Blessed Trinity Sr.
OL Jackson Filipowicz Blessed Trinity Sr.
OL Jonah Gambill Cartersville Sr.
OL Kobe McAlister Heritage Sr.
OL Zaire Flournoy Chapel Hill Sr.
OL Nate Howard Mary Persons Sr.
ATH Mike Wright Woodward Academy Sr.
DL Bradyn Swinson Chapel Hill Sr.
DL Lane Phillips Heritage Sr.
DL Spencer Dacus West Laurens Sr.
DL Adam Weynand North Oconee Sr.
LB D’Eryk Jackson West Laurens Sr.
LB Aaron Washington Woodward Academy Sr.
LB West Weeks Oconee County Jr.
DB Brian Branch Sandy Creek Sr.
DB Chase Dial-Watson Flowery Branch Sr.
DB Quinton Reese Blessed Trinity Sr.
DB Ambe Caldwell Woodward Academy Sr.
PK Noah Jones Cairo Sr.
P Ezra King Eastside Sr.
Offensive Player of the Year: Mike Wright, Woodward Academy
Defensive Player of the Year: Bradyn Swinson, Chapel Hill
Coach of the Year: Tim McFarlin, Blessed Trinity
Class AAA All-State Football
QB Ladd McConkey North Murray Sr.
RB Malachi Thomas Hart County Jr.
RB Chavron Wright Cedar Grove Sr.
WR Jaylon Barden Westside Macon Sr.
WR Za’tarious Anderson Monroe Sr.
TE Cane Berrong Hart County Jr.
OL Myles Hinton Greater Atlanta Christian Sr.
OL Avery Jernigan Pierce County Sr.
OL Terrance Ferguson Peach County Jr.
OL Mason Ware Jefferson Sr.
OL Colton Oliver Crisp County Sr.
ATH Shaheim Bailey Stone Mountain Jr.
DL Alvin Williams Cedar Grove Sr.
DL Demarius Jackson Cedar Grove Jr.
DL Taurus Simmons Jenkins Sr.
DL Akelo Stone Jenkins Sr.
LB Sergio Allen Peach County Sr.
LB Isaiah Ratcliff Cedar Grove Sr.
LB Choe Bryant-Strother Greater Atlanta Christian Sr.
DB Ronald Cooper Jenkins Sr.
DB Tee Denson Cedar Grove Sr.
DB Tyler Bride Greater Atlanta Christian Sr.
DB Anthony Henderson Jackson Sr.
PK Alex Bachetta Westminster Soph.
P Luke Holloway Fannin County Jr.
Offensive Player of the Year: Malachi Thomas, Hart County
Defensive Player of the Year: Sergio Allen, Peach County
Coach of the Year: Miguel Patrick, Cedar Grove
Class AA All-State Football
QB Gunner Stockton Rabun County Soph.
RB JaQues Evans Dublin Sr.
RB Tank Bigsby Callaway Sr.
WR Braxton Hicks Rabun County Sr.
WR Rico Powers Hapeville Charter Sr.
TE Payten Singletary Thomasville Sr.
OL Tate Johnson Callaway Sr.
OL Jabari Brooks Washington County Sr.
OL Ty McRae Dublin Sr.
OL Amarius Mims Bleckley County Jr.
OL Jakobee Mitchell Brooks County Sr.
ATH Bryce Bailey Bleckley County Sr.
DL Romello Height Dublin Sr.
DL Robert Lee Hapeville Charter Sr.
DL T.J. Davis Metter Sr.
DL Carlos Allen Douglass Sr.
LB Seth Hodges Bremen Sr.
LB Kydran Jenkins Jefferson County Sr.
LB Ty Anderson Thomasville Soph.
DB Chance Gamble Fitzgerald Jr.
DB Jalin Shephard Callaway Jr.
DB Enoch Howard Hephzibah Sr.
DB Josh Ross Pepperell Sr.
PK Hurston Waldrep Thomasville Sr.
P Joseph Weiers Hapeville Charter Sr.
Offensive Player of the Year: JaQues Evans, Dublin
Defensive Player of the Year: Romelo Height, Dublin
Coach of the Year: Roger Holmes, Dublin
Class A Public All-State Football
QB Trice McCannon Marion County Sr.
RB Tyler Morehead Clinch County Jr.
RB Kolbi Ferguson Lincoln County Sr.
WR Jamorri Colson Irwin County Sr.
WR Shakari Denson Claxton Jr.
TE Garland Benyard Irwin County Jr.
OL Austin Duffy Marion County Jr.
OL Cooper Smith Bowdon Sr.
OL Conner Kyle Commerce Sr.
OL Kameron Wideman Montgomery County Sr.
OL Bubba Johnson Irwin County Sr.
ATH James Thomas Mitchell County Sr.
DL Craig Harris Clinch County Jr.
DL JyQuez Marshall Irwin County Sr.
DL Zykevious Walker Schley County Sr.
DL Dominique Mills Jenkins County Jr.
LB D.J. Lundy Irwin County Sr.
LB Desmond Tisdol Wilcox County Sr.
LB Kendrick Hawkins Marion County Sr.
DB Gabriel Benyard Irwin County Jr.
DB Ben Fortson Bowdon Sr.
DB Darrell Starling Pelham Sr.
DB Antaevious Brown Lincoln County Sr.
PK Jorge Gonzalez Claxton Sr.
P Jackson Bostick Baconton Charter Sr.
Offensive Player of the Year: Trice McCannon, Marion County
Defensive Player of the Year: D.J. Lundy, Irwin County
Coach of the Year: Buddy Nobles, Irwin County
Class A Private All-State Football
QB Brock Vandagriff Prince Avenue Christian Jr.
RB Keaton Mitchell Eagle’s Landing Christian Sr.
RB Michael Cox Holy Innocents’ Sr.
WR Donnavan Moorer Hebron Christian Sr.
WR Justin Robinson Eagle’s Landing Christian Sr.
TE Kaleb Park Calvary Day Sr.
ATH Niko Vangarelli Mount Paran Christian Sr.
OL Tanner Bivins Wesleyan Jr.
OL Shedrick Rhodes Eagle’s Landing Christian Sr.
OL Charlie Patterson Fellowship Christian Jr.
OL Tate Ratledge Darlington Sr.
OL Trey Bedosky Landmark Christian Sr.
DL Marquis Black Eagle’s Landing Christian Sr.
DL Jonathan Hammond Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Sr.
DL Cade Brock Darlington Sr.
DL Andre Miller Savannah Country Day Sr.
LB Josh Aspinwall Wesleyan Sr.
LB Hunter Hawk Holy Innocents’ Sr.
LB Josiah Cotton Mount de Sales Sr.
DB Kurt Knisely Athens Academy Sr.
DB Deion Colzie Athens Academy Jr.
DB Shamari Reed Trinity Christian Sr.
DB Micah Smith Wesleyan Sr.
PK Joe Dixon Christian Heritage Sr.
P Marshall Nichols Holy Innocents’ Jr.
Offensive Player of the Year: Keaton Mitchell, Eagle’s Landing Christian
Defensive Player of the Year: Jonathan Hammond, Mt. Vernon Presbyterian
Coach of the Year: Jonathan Gess, Eagle’s Landing Christian