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Eight Bladen Athletes Named Football All-Conference

East Bladen’s Jordan Stanley, left, and Kasey Price (Kenneth Armstrong photos)

East Bladen’s Jordan Stanley, RaSean McKoy, Lawson Hester, Kasey Price and Josh Hayes and West Bladen’s Tyre Boykin, Kai Belle and Tra’shawn Ballard have been named to the All-Three Rivers Conference Football Team.

Stanley, a senior, and Hayes, a junior, were two of the linemen who helped clear the way for an Eagle rushing attack that piled up 3,389 yards rushing. Hayes also made two sacks on defense.

East Bladen’s RaSean McKoy, left, and Lawson Hester. (Kenneth Armstrong photos)

McKoy, a junior, averaged 7.9 yards per carry as he rushed for 1,431 yards and 16 touchdowns. Price, a senior, averaged 5.8 yards per carry and rushed for 681 yards and 8 touchdowns.

Hester, a senior, averaged 5.3 yards per carry while rushing for 623 yards and 9 touchdowns. He also intercepted 5 passes on defense.

West Bladen’s Tra’shawn Ballard, left, and Tyre Boykin. (Kenneth Armstrong photos)

Boykin, a senior quarterback, rushed for 1,145 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also passed for over 200 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Belle, a 250-pound junior, anchored the Knight defensive line. Ballard, a senior, rushed for 66 yards and a touchdown to lead the West offense against East Bladen.

East Bladen’s Josh Hayes, left, and West Bladen’s Kai Belle. (Kenneth Armstrong photos)

Receiving Honorable Mention from East Bladen were: senior tackle Rashard Willis (one sack); senior lineman Zac Hester (4 sacks); senior ZaQuis Leach (468 yards rushing, 8 touchdowns); senior linebacker Kaleb Robbins (1.5 sacks); senior linebacker Orlando Murchison; senior linebacker Desyias McKoy (1.5 sacks).

Honorable Mention nominees from West Bladen were: senior lineman Lucas Nance, junior tackle Xzavion Morrison, sophomore Zadarius McKenzie (key sack in East Columbus win), sophomore Damarius Robinson (108 yards rushing, 2 TDs vs East Columbus).

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