Fifteen Valiants Make All-GISA Teams

Fifteen Valwood Valiants received GISA post-season honors this week, including a Region Player of the Year award and 2 All-State selections.

Senior quarterback Parker Bonner was selected as the GISA AAA Region 3 Player of the Year after throwing for 2041 yards and 22 touchdowns while rushing for 1001 yards and 12 scores.  He garnered All-State and All-Region honors as well.

Senior running back / defensive back Marik Merine was Valwood’s other All-State selection.  Merine rushed for 552 yards, averaging 9.4 yards per carry, and scored 13 touchdowns.  He also had three receiving scores and led the team in interceptions with four.

Joining Bonner and Merine on the All-Region team were seniors Garrett Lovell, Daniel Hodum, Anthony Folkerts, and Terry Carter, while Gannon Byington was the lone junior named to the team.  Hodum was also selected as the REgion Kicker of the Year.

Eight Valiants were also named Honorable Mention All-Region:  Seniors Eli Carlo, Zach Edmondson, Zane Edmondson, and Colby DeCesare along with juniors Matt Register, Rod Hughes, Alex Jackson, and Maysoe Wiley, Jr. 

Rounding out the post season honors was another Region Coach of the Year award for head coach Ashley Henderson.  This was the third time in three seasons that Coach Henderson was named the Region Coach of the Year (Valwood was classified in GISA AA in 2012 and 2013).

 

2014 Valwood Valiant End of Season Statistics