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4 Davie football players named to all-area team

The accolades continue to pour in for Davie football players as the Winston-Salem Journal revealed its all-area team for the 2021 spring season. The players were nominated and selected by head coaches.

The offensive player of the year was Davie running back Tate Carney, a 6-foot, 195-pound junior who was sensational during the War Eagles’ 5-2 run. He rushed for 1,377 yards and 23 touchdowns and added 235 receiving yards and a TD. He tied a state record with eight TDs in one game, and he set a Davie record with 327 rushing yards in one game. The Central Piedmont Conference Offensive Player of the Year committed to Wake Forest earlier this month.

The defensive player of the year was Glenn junior linebacker Albert Redd, who averaged 12.2 tackles per game to help the Bobcats capture the CPC. He was also the CPC’s defensive player of the year. He has scholarship offers from Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina and West Virginia, among others.

Three more War Eagles were selected.

Jack Reynolds made first-team offense at receiver. The 5-9 senior caught 43 passes for 759 yards and scored nine TDs. He will continue his football career at Charlotte, where his brother Chris is the starting quarterback.

Spencer Williams was named to the second-team offense as an offensive tackle. The 6-6, 290-pound junior graded out at 89 percent as a blocker. He had 21 knockdown blocks and has drawn Division I recruiting interest. And get this – football isn’t even his top sport. Williams is one of the finest in the country at throwing the shot put and discus. He will undoubtedly attract a ton of offers in track & field.

Caleb Bowling was named to the second-team defense as a safety. The 5-11, 180-pound senior racked up 81 tackles and made two interceptions. He will play football at Drake this fall.

The following are the players from Davie’s CPC rivals who made the team.

The first-team offense included Reynolds senior quarterback Caden Davis, Reagan senior running back Bryson Canty, Reagan senior offensive lineman Jake Pascual, East Forsyth senior offensive lineman L.J. Whisnant and West Forsyth senior offensive lineman Jared Wilson.

The first-team defense included West Forsyth sophomore lineman J.D. LeGrant, East Forsyth sophomore linebacker R.J. Brown, West Forsyth junior linebacker Mack David, East Forsyth junior DB Isaiah Crowell, West Forsyth senior DB Jake Hill and Glenn senior athlete Devin Flowers.

The first-team special teams included East Forsyth junior kicker Andrew Conrad, West Forsyth senior kick returner Nasion Johnson and West Forsyth junior long snapper Avery Salerno.

The second-team offense included Glenn senior receiver Aronson Cook, Reagan senior receiver Tazhae Woods, Reynolds senior receiver Antonio Yates, Reagan senior tight end Andrew Jones and Glenn junior O-lineman Zach Cowart.

The second-team defense included Reagan senior lineman Jemel Craig-Blakely, Glenn sophomore lineman Josh Nolan, Glenn junior linebacker Kobe Johnson, Glenn senior DB Messiah Barrett and Glenn junior DB Kedrick Green.

The second-team special teams included Glenn sophomore kick returner Levine Smith and East Forsyth senior long snapper Samuel Watkins.

Mt. Tabor will rejoin the CPC this fall, meaning the War Eagles and everybody else will have to deal with the defending 3AA champion.

Tabor junior receiver Lance Patterson made first-team offense. Tabor juniors Deshawn Watson and Noah Marshall made second-team defense at DL and linebacker, respectively.

The honorable mention list included nine guys from East Forsyth, Glenn, Tabor, Reagan and West Forsyth. They were East senior defensive lineman Xavier Bell, East junior running back Je’mon Smith, East junior receiver Da’mon Stokes, Glenn junior quarterback Camden Coleman, Glenn senior receiver Markell Lloyd, Tabor junior kicker Elliot Trinh, Reagan senior long snapper Carson Keaton, West senior tight end Jordan Kennedy and West junior running back Jevante Long.

2021 Schedule

The Davie fall football schedule has been released. The War Eagles will play three nonconference games and seven league games. The nonconference games will start at 7:30 p.m., with the CPC games kicking off at 7.

The nonconfernce opponents will be Mooresville (at home Aug. 20), West Rowan (away Aug. 27) and North Davidson (at home Sept. 3).

Davie’s bye week will fall Sept. 10, followed by seven CPC games in as many weeks. The CPC games will be against Reynolds (away Sept. 17), East Forsyth (home Sept. 24), Reagan (away Oct. 1), Tabor (away Oct. 8), West Forsyth (home Oct. 15), Parkland (home Oct. 22) and Glenn (away Oct. 29).