Summerville Communications releases All-County Line list

  • Friday, January 3, 2014

roper-photography.com Green Wave quarterback Sawyer Bridges has been named the 2013 Summerville Communications Dorchester County Offensive Player of the Year.


A sophomore and a junior claimed two of the top honors for the sixth annual All-County Line all-star list.

Summerville Communications has released its All-County Line Football Team, a collaborative effort between the Summerville Journal Scene, Berkeley Independent and Goose Creek Gazette. The pool of players came from the following high schools: Ashley Ridge, Berkeley, Cane Bay, Cross, Fort Dorchester, Goose Creek, Hanahan, Stratford, Summerville and Timberland.

For the second consecutive year, Summerville’s John McKissick was named the Dorchester County Coach of the Year.

The Green Wave had a rough start as it lost starting tailback Davon Anderson before the season started and lost one of its top defensive athletes the third week of the season when defensive back Darin Smalls suffered a season-ending injury. Summerville lost that Week 3 game to Goose Creek and a Week 6 game to Stratford, but McKissick and his staff got the Wave back on track.

Summerville went on to sweep its region and advance to the semi-finals of the state playoffs for the first time since 2007. The team finished with an 11-3 record after falling 28-27 to Sumter in the semi-finals.

Green Wave quarterback Sawyer Bridges had a lot to do with that success, which is why he has been named the Dorchester County Offensive Player of the Year. Though only a sophomore, the second-year starter showed great composure and did a fine job of game management in 2013.

Bridges completed 148 passes (45.5%) for 2,248 yards and 21 touchdowns this season. The QB completed passes to 10 different players this season and four different Green Wave receivers had 20 or more receptions.

Bridges also rushed for 289 yards and four TDs, averaging 3.6 yards per carry.

Other players considered for the honor included Fort Dorchester QB Kobe Garrett and Ashley Ridge receiver Donovan Thompson.

Summerville defensive end Kawuan Cox has been named the Dorchester County Defensive Player of the Year. The junior had 95 tackles, including 64 unassisted. He led the Green Wave in sacks with 14 and QB hurries with 23.

The pressure the second-year starter managed to consistently apply was also a factor on many plays for which he didn’t make the tackle.

Other players considered for the honor include Summerville linebacker Mac McCurry and defensive back Kevin Dickinson, Fort Dorchester lineman Eurndraus Bryant and Ashley Ridge defensive back Kendall Felder.

The Stratford Knights claimed three of the other top honors.

Stratford’s Ray Stackley was named the Berkeley County Coach of the Year. Stackley guided the Knights to a 12-3 record and an appearance in the Class AAAA, Division 2 state championship game. There, the Knights fell to Northwestern.

Stratford’s other losses came to Goose Creek and South Florence. The South Florence loss was avenged in the second round of the playoffs.

Stratford QB Jacob Park was named the Berkeley County Offensive Player of the Year.

It was a special season for Park. The University of Georgia commitment threw for nearly 3,700 yards and 34 touchdowns. He is the lone four-year starter at quarterback in the school’s history and finished with 9,441 yards of total offense and 96 total touchdowns.

Park is this year’s South Carolina Mr. Football and represented the state in the Shrine Bowl game. He will also play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 4 in San Antonio.

Stratford outside linebacker Michael Simmons was named the Berkeley County Defensive Player of the Year.

Simmons was the heart and soul of Stratford’s defense and made over 90 tackles on the strong side. He was equally as productive in the leadership category.

“He was the leader of our defense both physically and emotionally,” Stackley said. “The players fed off of his enthusiasm and his verbal leadership.”

Summerville Communications All-County Line Football Team

Berkeley County Coach of the Year: Ray Stackley, Stratford

Dorchester County Coach of the Year: John McKissick, Summerville

Berkeley County Offensive Player of the Year: Jacob Park, Stratford

Dorchester County Offensive Player of the Year: Sawyer Bridges, Summerville

Berkeley County Defensive Player of the Year: Michael Simmons, Stratford

Dorchester County Defensive Player of the Year: Kawuan Cox, Summerville

First Team


QB – Dantez Bennamon, Goose Creek

RB – Caleb Kinlaw, Goose Creek

RB – Devontae Shepherd, Cross

FB – Bernard Harmon, Timberland

OL – Zack Bailey, Summerville

OL – Tyler Hood, Goose Creek

OL – Larry Smith, Hanahan

OL – Nick Tononi, Fort Dorchester

OL – J.R. Fiddie, Berkeley

OL – Kevin McCray, Timberland

TE – Sean Smith, Summerville

WR – Terrell Green, Hanahan

WR – Jordan Barnes, Goose Creek

WR – Thad Thompson, Stratford

ATH – Donavon Thompson, Ashley Ridge

K – David Kennedy, Summerville


DL – Johnell Brown, Timberland

DL - Eurndraus Bryant, Fort Dorchester

DL – Joe Cook, Stratford

DL – Kalan Ritchie, Goose Creek

LB – Cecil Smith, Stratford

LB – Mac McCurry, Summerville

LB – Lyndon Young, Hanahan

LB – Za’von Whitaker, Timberland

LB – K.J. Wood, Goose Creek

LB – Tyquan Tucker, Ashley Ridge

DB – Omar McRae, Goose Creek

DB – Josh Simmons, Berkeley

DB – Marlon Washington, Hanahan

DB – Kevin Dickinson, Summerville

ATH – Dionte Evans, Cross

P – Tyler Tekac, Stratford



QB – Kobe Garrett, Fort Dorchester

RB – Jordan Johnson, Stratford

RB – Shamel Williams, Timberland

FB – Quan Wade, Hanahan

OL – Jacob Billings, Hanahan

OL – Tyler Hood, Goose Creek

OL – Tyler Moss, Ashley Ridge

OL – Jonathan James, Summerville

OL – Cody Wadford, Timberland

OL – Zach Van Alstine, Goose Creek

TE – Akeem Gadsden, Goose Creek

WR – Corey Rawlings, Fort Dorchester

WR – Johnston McCurry, Summerville

WR – Sam Denmark, Hanahan

ATH – Tyrik Johnson, Goose Creek

K – Vance Bailey, Berkeley


DL – Vontrel Grant, Hanahan

DL – Matt Powell, Summerville

DL – Greg Jones, Cross

DL – Myles White, Fort Dorchester

LB – Matt Rudy, Cane Bay

LB – Daylin Julius, Goose Creek

LB – David Govan, Fort Dorchester

LB – Branden Williams, Berkeley

LB – Shaquille Salley, Goose Creek

DB – Kendall Felder, Ashley Ridge

DB – D.J. Commodore, Fort Dorchester

DB – Dee Harley, Berkeley

DB – Tracy Gailliard, Cane Bay

ATH – Daniel Robinson, Timberland

P – Kyle Spigner, Hanahan

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