Suffolk places five on All-District teams

Published 9:53 pm Thursday, February 21, 2019

King’s Fork High School senior Keontae Boyette headlines the All-District teams as this season as the Player of the Year.

The three Suffolk Public Schools had solid regular seasons in the Southeastern District. Nansemond River High School finished third in the district with a 9-2 record. Lakeland High School finished fourth with a 6-3 record and King’s Fork High School finished fifth with a 5-4 record.

Five players made the All-District team with three making the first team. On the first team, each school had one representative, with Boyette leading the way. The senior was selected the Southeastern District Player of the Year. Boyette was one of the top scorers in the district while also consistently putting up strong performances in the Bulldogs’ wins and losses. He admitted that the award meant a lot to him and that he couldn’t have accomplished it without his teammates. Last season, he was a second-team All-District selection for King’s Fork.

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“It means so much, because it showed that the coaches respected my grind,” Boyette said. “This was a fun and competitive season for me, and I just want to thank my teammates and coaches for letting me be the leader of this team.”

Lakeland tied for the most selections with two. Clint Wright Jr. was selected first-team All-District, while Quentin Livingston was selected second-team All-District. Both were honorable mentions last season.

“I’m excited about the acknowledgment and the fact that other coaches thought enough of me to choose me first team,” Wright said. “It’s a credit to the coaches and my teammates.”

Nansemond River tied with Lakeland for selections with first-team and second-team players. Senior Jeremiah Lewis was selected to the first team, while junior Justin Fatherly was selected second team. Lewis was a second-team selection last season. The senior knew he had an opportunity to make the first team coming into the season but was focused on turning around the program, which happened this season for the Warriors.

“I feel honored to be selected first team with a group of talented guys,” Lewis said. “I couldn’t have done it without my teammates and coaches.”