December 3, 2007
Albany -- The Deerfield-Windsor football team ran over opponents all season long, on their way to the GISA state semifinals.
The Knights run-game was tops in the state, and brought home the honors Monday on the GISA all-star teams.
Running back John Smith led the ground assault, and earned a selection to the all-star team.
Teammate Hank Goodyear also got the nod, after anchoring the offensive line, and creating space for the running backs to work.
Goodyear says he's honored to be representing his team.
"It's a privilege. It's fun. We had the leading rusher in the state, so they have to bring one of the lineman," says Goodyear, with a laugh. "They may have just gone by the numbers and picked the biggest one. It is a privilege, though, to be able to represent the group."
Smith adds, "It's a privilege to be one of the two from our team picked. It takes a lot of dedication, and hard work, and it all pays off in the end."
Joining John Smith and Hank Goodyear on the Red All-Star team is Scott Cheney, Clay Childs, and Tom Shaw of state champion Brookwood.
Terrell Academy sends Chris Dean and Eric Carlson, with Shane Boggs and Bill Murdock doing the coaching.
On the blue team, Will Koopal will represent Southland, Alex Wilson goes from SGA, and Tripp Giddens from Tiftarea.
Valwood sends Jon Rutkowski and Zac Henry.
Brett Shiver and Drew Taylor are in the game for Westwood, and Tiftarea's Marvin Barton is on the coaching staff.
The game will be played Saturday at 1pm at Mount De Sales in Macon.