Mountain Island Charter running back Elijah Burris ran for 2,832 yards this season, second-most in North Carolina. He is the Southern Piedmont 1A all-conference offensive player of the year.
Burris has committed to North Carolina.
The all-conference team was voted on by the league’s coaches.
Southern Piedmont 1A All-Conference football
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Elijah Burris, Mountain Island Charter
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kiantai Degree, Bessemer City
SPECIALIST OF THE YEAR: Nomi McMullens, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy
COACH OF THE YEAR: Tim Pruitt, Cherryville
THOMAS JEFFERSON CLASSICAL ACADEMY (9): Tysun Beaver, Isaiah Foster, Ethan Jackson, Cody Maxwell, Nomi McMullens, Isaac Roberson, Colby Silva, Chance Sutton and Dakota Twitty.
BESSEMER CITY (8): Frank Bowers, Kiantai Degree, Jaqualyn Hardin, Samuel Jones, Jarkevious Love, Ronald Summey, Keyonta Thomasson, and Damyon Wilder.
MOUNTAIN ISLAND CHARTER (9): Elijah Burris, Marcus Graham, Jamir Johnson, Levontae Kennedy, Jackson Marley, Landon Reel, Jordan Steele, Gabe Stephens, and Jalen Wylie.
COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF DAVIDSON (6): Caden Bonofski, Brandon Ellington, Austin Fekete, Ryan Renshaw, Langston Samples and Baker Westmoreland.
CHERRYVILLE (7): Jayden Blanton, Jace Brittain, John Crain, Cruyff Fleurine, Sean Kostiuk, Chapel Moss and J’son Pitts.
HIGHLAND SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY (4): Drew Burton, Kobe Christian, DaJuan Jamerson and Jeremiah Wallace.
UNION ACADEMY (4): Hayden Gosnell, Phifer Griffen, Carson Malone and Derek Young.
PINE LAKE PREPARATORY (4): Zach Morlidge, Austin Schmidt, Blake Shope and Nate Sliney.