Hough High quarterback Kennique Bonner-Steward and Mallard Creek running back Charles Mincey, a pair of seniors, are the 2018 I-MECK 4A conference football players of the year.
Mincey ran 74 times for 1,032 yards and 12 touchdowns. He caught 11 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns. Bonner-Steward, a Temple recruit, ran 105 times for 561 yards and eight touchdowns. He completed 162-of-259 passes for 2,443 yards and 29 touchdowns.
The all-conference team was voted on by the league’s coaches. The Observer’s all-star will appear later this month.
Vance sophomore Power Echols was named defensive player of the year. North Meck’s Justin Olson was specialist of the year and Hough’s Camden Lewis was punter/kicker of the year.
Mallard Creek coach Mike Palmieri, whose team was nationally ranked most of the season, was named conference coach of the year.
I-MECK 4A All-Conference Team
|Lake Norman||Austin Swink|
|Lake Norman||Will Gordon|
|Lake Norman||Cade Hamrick|
|Lake Norman||Jonathan Fogle|
|Mallard Creek||Casey Kelly|
|Mallard Creek||Parker Moore|
|Mallard Creek||Katrel Shaw|
|Mallard Creek||Nick Treco|
|Mallard Creek||Elijah Metcalf|
|Mallard Creek||Jacob Robert|
|Mallard Creek||J.T. Whitmore|
|Mallard Creek||Trent Simpson|
|Mallard Creek||Noah Kyei|
|Mallard Creek||J’Trell Washington|
|North Mecklenburg||Aaron Scott|
|North Mecklenburg||Fabian Duncan|
|North Mecklenburg||Will Watts|
|North Mecklenburg||Jordan Daniels|
|North Mecklenburg||Da’Quan Stewart|
|Vance||Andre White Jr.|
|West Charlotte||Joshua Mahatha|
|West Charlotte||Bacari McFadgion|
|West Charlotte||Ahmad Gilbert|
|West Charlotte||Montrule Martin|
|West Charlotte||Devontez Walker|
|West Charlotte||Adonis Gibson|
|Coach of the Year||Mike Palmieri||Mallard Creek|
|Offensive Player of the Year||Kennique Bonner-Steward||Hough|
|Charles Mincy Jr.||Mallard Creek|
|Defensive Player of the Year||Powers Echols||Vance|
|Specialist of the Year||Justin Olson||North Mecklenburg|
|Punter/Kicker of the Year||Camden Lewis||Hough|