Jaclyn Shambaugh Staff writer @jaclynshambaugh
South View’s Michael Edwards and Seventy-First’s Reggie Bryant were named to the Associated Press All-state football team, released Thursday afternoon after a tabulation of votes from AP outlets across the state.
Edwards, a 6-foot-8 300-pounder, made his longstanding commitment to Wake Forest official in a signing ceremony on Wednesday and played in the Shrine Bowl last week.
Bryant finished the season with 70 catches for 1,354 yards and 15 touchdowns,numbers that put him fourth in the state for receiving yards. It marked his second year of finishing in the top 10 in the state. His career 2,812 yards receiving is 23rd on the NCHSAA all-time list.
Both are first-time all-state selections.
Scotland’s Zamir White, who signed with Georgia on Wednesday, was selected for the second straight year. The top running back in the country in his class, White ran 148 times for 2,086 yards and 34 touchdowns. He had seven catches for 233 yards and three touchdowns. His season was cut short when he tore his ACL in the Scots’ second-round playoff game.
Rounding out the players from the Cape Fear region was Red Springs linebacker Jerome Bass, who had 140 tackles, including 16 tackles for loss.