Football Post-season Honors:
Published: Dec 29, 2012 07:00 PM
Modified: Jan 02, 2013 02:36 PM
Alex Duncan of Chapel Hill High School and Trai Sharpe of NCHSAA state finalist Carrboro have been named to the 2012 all-state football team as selected by NCpreps.com.
On top of that, Duncan played in last weekends NUC All-American game in Myrtle Beach and has announced his commitment to play next year at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
Duncan, a 5-10, 176-pound defensive back and receiver, earlier was named the Defensive Player of the Year in the Carolina 3A Conference, joined on the all-conference team by eight of his Tiger teammates. They helped Chapel Hill finish 9-4 this fall and win a first-round playoff game for the second straight year.
Last weekends National Underclassmen game for seniors was Duncans second post-season all-star game. In 2011, he played in the Offense-Defense Junior All-American game in Dallas Cowboys Stadium.
Offseason, Alex worked hard to step up his game and make his senior year one that validated a Division I opportunity, said his mother, Kathy Duncan. Alex loves the game, his team and is not afraid of hard work.
Duncans recruitment by the USNA was helped by his 3.2 GPA.Tudryn coach of year
Trai Sharp was named the Carolina 2A Conferences Offensive Back of the Year by the league coaches, joined on the all-conference team by lineman of the year Scott Peretin and nine other Jaguar players.
Sharp, a 5-9, 180-pound sophomore, helped Carrboro (15-1) win more games last season than any previous team from the district. He rushed for 2,286 yards last season, averaging 8.8 yards a carry.
Jason Tudryn was named 2012 Coach of the Year after leading Carrboro to the state championship final.
Carrboro quarterback Alex McVeigh, wide receiver marlin Johnson and lineman Ezavian Dunn all were named to the all-conference offensive unit.
Down lineman Rakim Satterwhite, linebackers Tabias Sales and Damien Currie, and backs Shamek Dolby and George Carpenter all earned spots on the Carolina 2A all-conference defensive team.
Carrboro placekicker Mike McPeak and return man Malik Carrington made all-conference special teams squad.
Northwood placed nine players on the all-conference team, led by Defensive Back of the Year Jourden Blackmon, a linebacker.
He was joined on the team by: running back Ti Pinnix, offensive linemen Jason Austin and Dylan Jarmon; receiver Aumad Walker; defensive linemen Jay Williams and Elijah Washington, linebacker Ross Cooper, defensive back Adam Leviner and kicker/punter Anthony Castro.