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Hough, Mallard Creek, Vance stars named I-MECK 4A conference players of the year

Mallard Creek’s Charles Mincey Jr. (12) celebrates his 75-yard touchdown run at Hough.
Mallard Creek’s Charles Mincey Jr. (12) celebrates his 75-yard touchdown run at Hough. Special to the Observer

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.

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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.

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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

HopewellJalen Jones
HopewellChris Williams
HopewellRicardo Stitt
HoughNolan Groulx
HoughAustin Robinson
HoughEvan Pryor
HoughChance Carroll
HoughStorm Monroe
HoughJalen Frazier
HoughGio Paez
HoughBryson Whitehead
Lake NormanAustin Swink
Lake NormanWill Gordon
Lake NormanCade Hamrick
Lake NormanJonathan Fogle
Mallard CreekCasey Kelly
Mallard CreekParker Moore
Mallard CreekKatrel Shaw
Mallard CreekNick Treco
Mallard CreekElijah Metcalf
Mallard CreekJacob Robert
Mallard CreekJ.T. Whitmore
Mallard CreekTrent Simpson
Mallard CreekNoah Kyei
Mallard CreekJ’Trell Washington
MooresvilleCody Allen
MooresvilleDamarcus Mills
MooresvilleBen Ellis
MooresvilleMichael Brown
MooresvilleConnor Mort
MooresvilleSean Hill
MooresvilleDeyante Pearson
North MecklenburgAaron Scott
North MecklenburgFabian Duncan
North MecklenburgWill Watts
North MecklenburgJordan Daniels
North MecklenburgDa’Quan Stewart
VanceNigel Summerville
VanceAndre White Jr.
VanceNyier Clark
VanceJames Gaither
VanceStephen Sings
VanceNate Lynn
VanceStefon Thompson
VanceJaylen Gullate
VanceXavier Marshall
West CharlotteJoshua Mahatha
West CharlotteBacari McFadgion
West CharlotteAhmad Gilbert
West CharlotteMontrule Martin
West CharlotteDevontez Walker
West CharlotteAdonis Gibson
Coach of the YearMike Palmieri Mallard Creek
Offensive Player of the YearKennique Bonner-StewardHough


Charles Mincy Jr. Mallard Creek
Defensive Player of the Year Powers Echols Vance
Specialist of the Year Justin OlsonNorth Mecklenburg
Punter/Kicker of the Year Camden Lewis Hough
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