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NC Preps’ preseason all-state high school football team released

Harding High lineman Jovaughn Gwyn is among six area players named to the 2017 NC Preps preseason all-state team
Harding High lineman Jovaughn Gwyn is among six area players named to the 2017 NC Preps preseason all-state team jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Six Observer-area players made the N.C. Preps preseason all-state high school football team.

The team was compiled by N.C. Preps longtime analyst Deana King. On offense, it includes three Observer-area stars: Hough’s Nolan Groulx, who is transferring from private Davidson Day; Harding lineman Jovaughn Gwyn and West Mecklenburg receiver Dyami Brown.

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On defense, the team includes Mallard Creek defensive lineman Jordan Davis; Concord defensive lineman Rick Sandidge; and Shelby linebacker Dax Hollifield.

N.C. Preps Preseason All-State Team

OFFENSE

QB – Holton Ahlers – DH Conley

RB – Devon Lawrence – Wake Forest

RB – Zamir White – Scotland County

WR – Jordyn Adams – Green Hope

WR – Dyami Brown – West Mecklenburg

WR – Nolan Groulx - Hough

WR – Tre Turner – Northwest Guilford

OL – Michael Edwards – South View

OL - Jovaughn Gwyn - Harding

OL - Avery Jones – Havelock

OL – Jacob Setterlind – AC Reynolds

OL – Peyton Winstead – Leesville Road

DEFENSE

DL – Jordan Davis – Mallard Creek

DL - K.J. Henry – West Forsyth

DL - Joe Kane - Heritage

DL – Alim McNeill - Sanderson

DL – Rick Sandidge - Concord

LB – Dax Hollifield – Shelby

LB – Alan Tisdale - Page

LB - Payton Wilson – Orange

DB – D.J. Crossen - Dudley

DB - Tykel Landrum – Hendersonville

DB – Nate Thompson – Southern Lee

DB – Tyler Williams – SE Raleigh

SPECIAL TEAMS/ATHLETE

ATH – Ricky Person - Heritage

K – Christopher Dunn – North Davidson

P – Christian Jayne – Terry Sanford

LS - Noah Turner - Western Alamance

KR/PR – Lavonte Carter – Pine Forest

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