Summerville Communications releases All-County Line list
Complete list of team below
The Summerville Green Wave claimed two of the top honors for the fifth annual All-County Line football all-star list, but three other Summerville-area teams are also represented.
Summerville Communications released its All-County Line Football Team, a collaborative effort between the Summerville Journal Scene and The Goose Creek Gazette, this week. The pool of players came from the following high schools: Ashley Ridge, Cane Bay, Fort Dorchester, Goose Creek, Pinewood Prep, Stratford and Summerville.
This year, Summerville’s John McKissick was named the Dorchester County Coach of the Year. McKissick surpassed the 600-career coaching wins benchmark this season, a mark no other football coach at any level has ever met.
But what is more impressive to some is the way he and his staff managed to keep their players’ morale up through a tough time.
The Green Wave got out to a 2-4 start this season, one of its worst ever. However, McKissick and his staff never lost faith in their team. Under McKissick’s guidance the team kept striving to improve and kept its eyes on the big picture.
Summerville turned its season around and went 5-0 in region action, including a convincing win over previously undefeated Bluffton, to claim the Region 8-AAAA championship and the top playoff seeding that went with it.
The Wave was upset in the first round of the playoffs by a very good Spartanburg team, but finished with a 7-5 record that is far better than many predicted early in the season.
Sophomore linebacker Mac McCurry had a lot to do with the turnaround, which is why he was named the Dorchester County Defensive Player of the Year.
At the beginning of the year, McCurry was one of the leading candidates for the starting quarterback job. However, he was moved to linebacker for the team’s final pre-season scrimmage and quickly showed he could make plays on that side of the ball as well.
During 11 regular-season games McCurry made 175 tackles, nearly 70 more than any other player on his team. Of those, 93 were solo tackles and nine were sacks.
By the time region play rolled around, opposing teams knew they had better account for No. 12, who just seems to have a knack for finding the ball.
Ashley Ridge running back Romelo Doctor was named the Dorchester County Offensive Player of the Year.
When teams took the field against the Swamp Foxes they knew their top priority was containing this explosive rusher. This season Doctor rushed for 1,450 yards, scored 20 TDs and participated in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas all-star game, during which he scored a touchdown.
Doctor’s combination of speed, moves and drive have led to some of the most memorable moments in the short history of the Ashley Ridge football program. The four-year starter finishes his high school career with 5,045 rushing yards and 59 touchdowns, making him the program’s all-time rushing leader.
The Goose Creek Gators claimed three of the other top honors.
Goose Creek’s Chuck Reedy was named the Berkeley County Coach of the Year. Reedy guided the Gators to a 13-0 record before they were removed from the playoffs by the South Carolina High School League Executive Committee after self reporting a possible ineligible player on the roster. The player in question, a special needs student, never entered a game Goose Creek was leading by less than 41 points.
Tramel Terry was named the Berkeley County Offensive Player of the Year. Terry, who is set to enroll at Georgia this month, finished his career as the state’s Mr. Football selection and played in the annual Shrine Bowl. He was also supposed to play in the Under Armour All-American game in early January before tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in the Shrine Bowl. He had nearly 1,700 total yards between rushing and receiving this season and scored 24 touchdowns.
He had 52 touchdowns in his career and topped 4,300 total yards.
Gator end Gerald Turner was named the Berkeley County Defensive Player of the Year. Turner, a South Carolina commitment, dominated one side of the line and teams often ran away from him this season. He had 66 total tackles, including 19 for lost yardage. He added eight sacks and pressured the quarterback 25 times.
He also played in the Shrine Bowl, finishing with six tackles and an interception in the South Carolina squad’s victory.
ALL-COUNTY LINE SUPERLATIVES
Berkeley County Coach of the Year: Chuck Reedy, Goose Creek
Dorchester County Coach of the Year: John McKissick, Summerville
Berkeley County Offensive Player of the Year: Tramel Terry, Goose Creek
Berkeley County Defensive Player of the Year: Gerald Turner, Goose Creek
Dorchester County Offensive Player of the Year: Romelo Doctor, Ashley Ridge Dorchester County Defensive Player of the Year: Mac McCurry, Summerville
Jacob Park, Stratford
Jerod Tucker, Summerville
Devon Anderson, Summerville
Caleb Kinlaw, Goose Creek
T.J. Smith, Fort Dorchester
Jordan Johnson, Stratford
Vernon Moree, Ashley Ridge
Grant Wactor, Summerville
Tyese McDonald, Fort Dorchester
Rodney Garrett, Goose Creek
William Flake, Stratford
Charles Thompson, Cane Bay
Kalan Ritchie, Goose Creek
Cameron Smith, Ashley Ridge
Kuwan Cox, Summerville
Shawn Peace, Stratford
Mike Myers Goose Creek
Myles White, Fort Dorchester
DeShawn Evans, Goose Creek
Adam Blocker, Summerville
Daylin Julius, Goose Creek
Jalen Stevens, Goose Creek
Matt Rudy, Cane Bay
Darrin Smalls, Summerville
Kendall Felder, Ashley Ridge
Taylor Morrison, Stratford
Omar McRae, Goose Creek
Parker Cleveland, Summerville
Maurice Wesley, Cane Bay
Dantez Bennamon, Goose Creek
Rico Blanding, Goose Creek
Daitwan Commodore, Fort Dorchester
Noah Shuler, Stratford
Chris White, Stratford
Mikey Goodwine, Ashley Ridge
Jacob Thompson, Ashley Ridge
Nick Tononi, Fort Dorchester
Brian Nix, Ashley Ridge
Zak Bailey, Summerville
Michael Hughes, Stratford
Dylan Steele, Goose Creek
Sean Smith, Summerville
Masamitsu Ishibashi, Goose Creek
Andrew Niemeyer, Pinewood
Henry Pryor, Cane Bay
Matt Powell, Summerville
Eurndraius Bryant, Fort Dorchester
Joseph Pringle, Ashley Ridge
Michael Simmons, Stratford
Kealon Weldon, Cane Bay
Cecil Smith, Stratford
Kevyn Flores, Fort Dorchester
Maleik Ravenell, Goose Creek
Sheldon Reid, Stratford
Zach Armstrong, Ashley Ridge
T.J. Wilson, Pinewood
Corey Rawlings, Fort Dorchester
Charles Loftland, Fort Dorchester