2016 Forsyth County News All-County Football Team
Offensive Player of the Year: Simon Holcomb, WR, North Forsyth, Sr. Ended his career with virtually every school receiving record after leading the county in receptions (63) and receiving yards (1,015 yards) to go along with nine touchdowns.
Defensive Player of the Year: Grant Torgerson, LB, West Forsyth, Sr. After missing first two games of the season with mono, he found myriad of ways to impact games with 78 tackles including nine for losses, five sacks, four fumble recoveries, two interceptions and two forced fumbles along with rushing for 328 yards and nine touchdowns on offense.
Coach of the Year: Louis Daniel, Lambert. Led the Longhorns through a 1-3 start to earn the program’s first region championship and state playoff victory.
Pos. Name School Gr.
QB Kiernen Hamilton West Forsyth Sr.
Prolific passer completed 68.8 percent of passes for 2,602 yards with 27 TDs
RB Justin Bruno Lambert Jr.
Breakout player rushed for 968 yards with 9 TDs on 151 carries
RB Sabrian Howard Forsyth Central Sr.
Cornell commit rushed for 819 yards and 11 TDs in seven games
WR Tyler Gillis Lambert Jr.
Broke school records for receptions (40), yards (1,005) and TDs (15)
WR Ryan Pontrelli South Forsyth Jr.
Breakout player caught 60 passes for 775 yards with 5 TDs
TE Ben Bresnahan West Forsyth Jr.
Emerging recruit caught 57 passes for 764 yards with 7 TDs
OL Andrew Artz South Forsyth Sr.
Graded out at 93 percent with 28 pancake blocks
OL Sam Glass Lambert Sr.
Graded out at 91 percent with 31 pancake blocks
OL Jordan Nelson South Forsyth Jr.
Graded out at 92 percent with 50 pancake blocks
OL Jack Winkie South Forsyth Sr.
Graded out at 92 percent with 32 pancake blocks
OL Garrison Winter Pinecrest Academy Sr.
Graded out at 92 percent with 85 pancake blocks
ATH Ryan McCarthy Pinecrest Academy Sr.
Citadel commit rushed for 672 yards and 13 TDs, passed for 689 yards and 4 TDs
K Arthur Boyzo North Forsyth Sr.
Made 6 of 7 FGs, 25 of 26 extra-points and had 14 touchbacks
QB Davis Shanley South Forsyth Sr.
Western Kentucky commit threw for 1,669 yards and 14 TDs, ran for 471 yards and 7 TDs
RB Jared Honey South Forsyth Jr.
Bulldozer rushed for 413 yards and 7 TDs plus 251 receiving yards
RB Brian Wright Lambert Sr.
Returned from injury to rush for 501 yards and 7 TDs on 85 carries
WR Zach Burns West Forsyth Jr.
Caught 47 passes for 633 yards with 7 TDs
WR Bryce Jones West Forsyth Jr.
Caught 29 passes for 493 yards and 6 TDs
TE Thomas Arundale West Forsyth Sr.
Breakout season with 36 catches for 522 yards and 7 TDs
OL Stone Brown Pinecrest Academy Soph.
Graded out at 80 percent with 77 pancake blocks
OL Blake Hardee Lambert Sr.
Graded out at 90.5 percent with 38 pancake blocks
OL Hunter Jolly West Forsyth Sr.
Graded out at 89.5 percent with 26 pancake blocks
OL Dylan Nissley South Forsyth Sr.
Graded out at 90 percent with 21 pancake blocks
OL Colt Walls North Forsyth Jr.
Graded out at 84 percent with 27 pancake blocks
ATH Corey Downes Pinecrest Academy Sr.
Had 408 receiving yards with 3 TDs plus 8 INTs on defense
K Stuart Jeans Pinecrest Academy Sr.
Clutch performer hit game-winner at Mt. Pisgah was also consistent
OL Blake Anderson West Forsyth Jr.
QB Ben Bales North Forsyth Jr.
WR Mark Heard Forsyth Central Jr.
RB Griffin Heffington North Forsyth Sr.
QB Richie Kenney Lambert Sr.
OL Jeremy James North Forsyth Soph.
WR Guy Morra South Forsyth Sr.
OL Matthew Olson Forsyth Central Jr.
OL Ryan O’Neill West Forsyth Sr.
OL Sean Warren Lambert Jr.
Pos. Name School Grade
DL Hunter Stephens Forsyth Central Sr.
Had 71 tackles including 20 for losses with seven sacks
DL Parker Reynolds Lambert Sr.
Had 35 tackles including 13 for losses with 7.5 sacks
DL Ian Hunt South Forsyth Jr.
Had 39 tackles including eight for losses with four sacks
LB Dylan Shepherd Lambert Sr.
Had 99 tackles including 19.5 for losses with four sacks
LB Sebastian Legarra Forsyth Central Sr.
Had 105 tackles including 12 for losses with five sacks
LB Max Slott South Forsyth Sr.
Had 110 tackles including 12 for losses with three forced fumbles
LB Jackson Brantley West Forsyth Sr.
Had 64 tackles including 12 for losses with four sacks
DB Noah Beck Lambert Sr.
Had 53 tackles including six for losses with 11 pass deflections, 5 INTs
DB Jaryd Jean-Felix Lambert, Sr.
Had 89 tackles including eight for losses with four blocked punts
DB Joey Congrove West Forsyth Sr.
Had 82 tackles including six for losses with 10 pass deflections, 3 INTs
DB Marcus Chatelain Lambert Jr.
Had 51 tackles with 3 INTs and two forced fumbles
P Bryce Christensen Lambert Jr.
Averaged 38.4 yards on 45 punts, including 12 inside the 20 yard-line
LS Adam Thomas South Forsyth Sr.
First-team all-Region 5-7A selection
DL Eli Huggins West Forsyth Sr.
Kansas State signee had 50 tackles including two for losses with two sacks
DL Joey Johnson South Forsyth Sr.
Had 38 tackles including eight for losses with three sacks
DL Michael Bun North Forsyth Sr.
Had 45 tackles including four for losses with three sacks
LB Mac Redmond Lambert Sr.
Had 84 tackles including 14 for losses with 5.5 sacks
LB Julian Mingo South Forsyth Sr.
Had 67 tackles including seven for loses with four forced fumbles
LB Heath McConnell West Forsyth Sr.
Had 82 tackles including two for losses with two forced fumbles
LB Shaun Herock North Forsyth Sr.
Had 68 tackles including six for lsoses with four pass deflections
DB Ken Dicks Lambert Jr.
Had 38 tackles with 5 INTs and four pass deflections
DB Cade Vela West Forsyth Jr.
Had 60 tackles with 14 pass deflections and 3 INTs
DB Landon Sims South Forsyth Soph.
Newcomer had 60 tackles with six pass deflections and 2 INTs
DB Brice Pearce South Forsyth Sr.
Lock-down corner had 33 tackles with seven pass deflections
P Robert Faulkner North Forsyth Jr.
Averaged 35.2 yards on 46 punts, including 12 inside the 20 yard-line
LS Payton Dunagan West Forsyth Jr.
Invited to Georgia Elite Classic all-star game
DL David Carrillo West Forsyth Soph.
DL Chris Cutter North Forsyth Sr.
LB Daniel Durnwald Horizon Christian Sr.
DB Carson Holler Pinecrest Academy Sr.
DL Griffin Hughes North Forsyth Sr.
DB Calvin Morris Forsyth Central Sr.
DB Sean O’Malley South Forsyth Sr.
DB Bradley Thomas North Forsyth Sr.
DB Honus Wagner North Forsyth Soph.
LB Jacob Ward Forsyth Central Sr.