October 21, 2020

Seven selected 3A All-Region for football

Tabb High School and York High School combined for four players selected to the Class 3A All-Region teams.

The 2019-2020 school year bought forth a tough year for area football. A tragedy that took the lives of three Tabb High School students — Conner Guido, Logan Koontz and Naile Tairov — left all schools in the area coming together to grieve as one.

However, on the field, both Tabb and York saw some success. York took home the Bay Rivers District title this season, earning themselves the No. 2 seed in the region, which led to them winning their first region game before losing in the semifinals game. Tabb finished sixth in the region, losing in the first round of region play.

York led with six region selections, with Matthew Reid and Jordin Lennon leading the way with first team offense selections. Jayden Flood-Brown was selected a second team running back, and Christian Evans got the nod at wide receiver. Reid was selected as a first team offensive lineman while Lennon was selected first team kicker. Luke Gatz was selected a second team utility player on offense. On defense, Cole Chapin got the selection at first team linebacker, while Gatz also got recognition as a second team defensive back.

For Tabb, Brandon Richards was a first team All-Region selection on offense at long snapper.

Joel Martin and Aiden Sutton were honorable mentions for Tabb, while Brandon Tolbert and Keiston Hutcherson were honorable mentions for York.