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2008 ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

Ryan Jackson
Albany High School
FOOTBALL
Signed to Tuskegee University with a football scholarship
1st and 2nd Team All-Region
  All-Region Academics
Best Offensive Lineman

BASEBALL .
Most Improved 2007
Four-year starter

OTHER
GPA: 3.153


Brian Bryant
Dougherty Comp. High School
CROSS COUNTRY
Letterman, 4 years

BASKETBALL
Letterman, 4 years
Albany Herald All-Area Player 2006-2007,2007-2008
Albany Herald All-Metro Team, 2 years
All State 1st Team, 2 years
Albany Herald Super 6 Player 2006-2007, 2007-2008
Willie Boston Award
GACA South All-Star selection 2008
GACA Superstar Player Region AAA 2008 .
McDonald All-American nominee
Region Champ, 2 years

TRACK & FIELD
Letterman, 4 years 1-AAA Region Champ High Jump 2006-2007
2nd Place Region AAA GHSA State Track & Field High Jump
 
 
David Noel
Monroe Comp. High School
FOOTBALL
Obtained starting position as freshman on offensive line as Guard.
Selected to 1st Team All-Area and Metro Teams for four years
Best Offensive Line
Selected as 1st Team All-State and All-Region for three years
Selected as a Dynamite Dozen
Played in 1st Region Championship in school history
Preseason Offense-Defense All-American Selection
North vs. South All-Star Game selection
Started All-Star game as an offensive "tackle; played both ways, acquiring two tackles and a pass deflection

TRACK & FIELD
Region runner up in shot put and discuss
Placed 8th in state track meet for discuss
Placed 4th in state track meet in shot put and discus
Contributed to Monroe's 6th place in the state Region 1-AAA competition

 
Gerry Smith
Sherwood Christian
Academy
FOOTBALL
Team Captain and Fullback/Linebacker
Career 10 solos and 10 assists
Broke single season and career tackling record 2007
Finished season with 65 tackles and 361 for career
Averaged more than 6 yards per carry as fullback
2nd in state GISA AAA in tackles
No.10 rusher in state GISAAAA
First team All-Region for Junior and Senior years

TRACK & FIELD
Ran 12;0 in 2007 track meet

OTHER
3.7 GPA

 
Kelly M. Phillips
Byne Memorial Baptist School
CHEERLEADlNG
Junior Varsity Cheerleader
GCAA State Champion, 3 years
GCAA 2nd Place 10th grade
GCAA Most Spirited Squad, 8th grade
GCAA All-State Cheerleader 11-12 grades
Varsity Captain 11-12 grades
Most valuable Player, 11th grade
National Cheer leading Association (NCA) Most Improved Squad at Auburn Cheer Camp, 12th grade
NCA All-American Nominee Cheerleader, four years

SOFTBALL
Most Improved Player 10th-11th grades

BASKETBALL
Most Improved Player 11th-12th grades

OTHER
Letterman
Byne Memorial Baptist School Female Athlete of the Year

 
Jason Jones
Westover High School
FOOTBALL
Georgia All-State AAA
Coaches All-Region 1st team linebacker
Albany Herald John Reynolds Player of the Year
All-Area linebacker
All-Metro linebacker
University of Mississippi football scholarship

 

Shelby Cosby
Deerfield Windsor
Academy
TRACK & FIELD
Letterman, 2 years
Region champion in 4x100 relay

SOCCER
Letterman, 5 years
All-Region for 5 years
All-State for 1 year

BASKETBALL
Letterman, 4 years
All-Region for 2 years
All-State for 1 year
   
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