Suffolk places 16 on All-District football teams

Published 10:15 pm Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Suffolk had a strong representation on the Southeastern District All-District teams this season.

The football season recently wrapped up for all Suffolk teams, as Nansemond River High School and King’s Fork were the last two teams to finish their seasons. Each team had some high and low points but have a lot of talent spread out among the three Suffolk teams.

Nansemond River High School led the way with eight selections on the all-district teams. They had the best record of the three teams at 7-3. On the first team offense, three Warriors were featured. Kevin Johnson was selected a first team running back while Datron Branch and Rashaad Williams were selected at offensive line and kick returner, respectively. Keonte Cobb headlined the first team defense for the Warriors at defensive line, and JaQuelle Harrell was selected at linebacker.

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On the second team offense, Quijoun Gordon was selected at running back while Aaron Whear was selected at tight end. Joeziah Autrey was a second team defensive lineman, while Johnson and Williams made appearances as defensive backs.

King’s Fork High School came in second with seven selections on the all-district teams. They finished the regular season with a 5-5 record. Leo Wethington led the way as a first team running back with Bobby Boone being selected a first team wide receiver. Jay’ree Hardy was selected to the first team defense, along with Elijah Askew.

Jordan Chambliss was selected second team offense. Korey Foster and Quashawn Jackson were voted second team defense.

Antonio Vaughan was the only player from Lakeland High School on the all-district teams. Lakeland finished with a 2-8 record. Vaughan was selected to the first team defense as a utility player. He was also selected to the second team defense as a linebacker.

Two of the three Suffolk Public Schools advanced to the playoffs, with Nansemond River even having the opportunity to host a game.