Five comments about our Class A preseason all-state team:
The No. 1 and No. 2 teams in Class A – Charlton County and Wilcox County – have the two most celebrated quarterbacks in the state. Nick Marshall of Wilcox threw for 2,956 yards and 32 touchdowns last season, and Chris Milton of Charlton threw for 2,664 and 33 TDs. Marshall is our QB, and Milton is our athlete. Both figure to play defensive back in college.
Class A is famous for big-time running backs (Herschel Walker, Garrison Hearst, Champ Bailey, Washaun Ealey). We went with a pair of seniors in Kyle Karempelis (3,500 career yards rushing) and Earnest Butts (more than 1,800 in 2009) over several good candidates that include ELCA’s Keyante Green, Hawkinsville’s Fabian Forrest, Washington-Wilkes’ Eric Scott and Bowdon’s Maricio Askew.
Two wide receivers, Zack Walker and Kevin Blackburne, had more than 50 catches last year. That made them our choices over the more highly recruited Justin Scott-Wesley, the University of