Six Area Players Earn AP All-State Football Honors

RALEIGH, N.C. - West Craven wide receiver Erik Highsmith was one of 6 area players to be named to the Associated Press All-State Team.

Joining Highsmith on the offensive side is Rocky Mount offensive lineman Whit Barnes.

On defense, Kinston's Kewitt Koonce earned a spot in the secondary while Northside-Jacksonville defensive lineman Donte Moss picked up 14 out of a possible 20 votes to make the list.

Rocky Mount's Nick Hahula and North Pitt's Maurice Williams both were named to the all-state special teams list.

The voting breakdown for the 2008 Associated Press All-State prep football team for North Carolina, as cast by a 20 statewide media members in voting results released Wednesday. Number of votes are in parentheses.

AP All-State Football Team:

QB--Ricky Lewis, Greensboro Dudley (6)
RB--Kevin Parks, West Rowan (16)
RB--Jonathan Hinson-Braddy, Thomasville (9)
WR--Erik Highsmith, West Craven (13)
WR--Jheranie Boyd, Gastonia Ashbrook (7)
WR--Georgie Kerber, Murphy (7)
TE--Tucker Windle, Charlotte Catholic (13)
OL--Whit Barnes, Rocky Mount (18)
OL--David Collins, East Forsyth (18)
OL--Xavier Nixon, Fayetteville Britt (18)
OL--Ty Howle, Bunn (11)
OL--Tim Pangburn, West Rowan (10)

DL--Jared McAdoo, Chapel Hill (14)
DL--Donte Moss, Jacksonville Northside (14)
DL--Michael Brooks, Yanceyville Yancey (12)
DL--Chris Neal, Greensboro Dudley (11)
DL--Chris Smith, West Rowan (11)
LB--Hawatha Bell, Matthews Butler (13)
LB--Jonathan Buffkin, South Columbus (12)
LB--Justin Jackson, Richmond County (10)
DB--Quin Smith, Lenoir Hibriten (15)
DB--Kewitt Koonce, Kinston (13)
DB--Tray Sanders, East Mecklenburg (10)
DB--Xavier Watson, Kannapolis Brown (9)

PK--Nick Hahula, Rocky Mount (7)
P--Marcus Lee, Wilmington Hoggard (10)
P--Matt Milisor, Greensboro Page (10)
KR--P.J. Clyburn, West Iredell (11)
ATH--Everett Proctor, Fayetteville Britt (4)
ATH--Maurice Williams, North Pitt (4)

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