York’s Reynolds Named Group 3A East Co-Defensive Football Player of the Year

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Darius Reynolds was named Group 4A East Co-Defensive Player of the Year. (File Photo)
Darius Reynolds was named Group 4A East Co-Defensive Player of the Year. (File Photo)

York senior defensive end Darius Reynolds was named Group 3A East Co-Defensive Player of the Year on Monday with Hopewell defensive back Ronnie Moore.

The 6-foot-2, 230-pound defensive lineman posted a team-high 79 tackles and 21 tackles for loss, while recording 8.5 sacks, which was second for York.

“It was a well-deserved award. He’s one of the most dominant defensive players we’ve seen here in awhile,” York Coach Doug Pereira said of Reynolds. “His speed combined with power — he’s just so fast off the snap, but he’s also strong. Those two things really work in his favor.”

In addition to Reynolds earning top honors, York offensive lineman Lee Green was also named a first-team selection. A 6-foot-1, 350-pound blocker, Green finally found his form this season and became one of the best linemen in the region.

Two York players also earned second-team All-Region honors. Wide receiver Luke Gilbert and running back Devin Campbell were named second-team offensive selections, while Campbell also earned second-team defensive honors as a punt returner.

Below are the full Group 4A East selections:

Coach of the Year
Ricky Irby, Hopewell

Offensive Player of the Year
Cameren Hill, Hopewell

Co-Defensive Players of the Year
Ronnie Monroe, Hopewell and Darius Reynolds, York

First Team Offense
C: Wade Olsen, senior, James Monroe
OL: Brandon Martin, junior, James Monroe
OL: Lavon Cottemond, senior, Hopewell
OL: Anthony Davila, senior, Phoebus
OL: Lee Green, senior, York
WR: Ronnie Monroe, senior, Hopewell
WR: Eli Marks, senior, Culpeper
WR: Traonte Hamlin, senior, Phoebus
RB: Jomari Becnel, senior, Phoebus
RB: Dejon Weldon, senior, James Monroe
RB: Dashawn Denney, junior, Brentsville
TE: Brandon Peck, senior, Poquoson
QB: Trey Hicks, senior, Poquoson
K: Tristan Irvin, senior, Hopewell
KR: Sean Allen, freshman, Colonial Heights
AP: Cameren Hill, junior, Hopewell

First Team Defense
DL: Darius Reynolds, senior, York
DL: Reggie Jones, junior, Hopewell
DL: Anthony Davila, senior, Phoebus
DE: Brandon Peck, senior, Poquoson
DE: Andre Smith, senior, Phoebus
LB: Deonta Nelson, senior, James Monroe
LB: Tyrone Fisher, junior, Park View
LB: Maurice Green, senior, Hopewell
LB: Shadarius Horne, junior, Phoebus
DB: Ronnie Monroe, senior, Hopewell
DB: Deshawn Pope, junior, Phoebus
DB: Dewonyea Westry, senior, Hopewell
DB: Alajuwun Langston, junior, Lakeland
P: Cameren Hill, junior, Hopewell
PR: Matt Felton, senior, James Monroe
AP: Victor Figueroa, senior, Hopewell

Second Team Offense
C: Raul Smith, junior, Hopewell
OL: Dequawn Pyer, senior, Colonial Heights
OL: Alex Holden, senior, Park View
OL: Drew Watkins, senior, Poquoson
OL: Ian Jeffers, senior, James Monroe
WR: Matt Blazer, senior, Poquoson
WR: Elijah Nelson, senior, Phoebus
WR: Luke Gilbert, senior, York
RB: Davion Barnes, senior, New Kent
RB: Jaylon Bullock, junior, Park View
RB: Devin Campbell, senior, York
TE: Cire Greene, senior, Phoebus
QB: Justin Wright, senior, Phoebus
K: Chris Coccimiglio, senior, Poquoson
KR: Marcus Hickman, junior, Riverside
AP: AJ Felton, sophomore, James Monroe

Second Team Defense
DL: Travon Robinson, senior, Park View
DL: Andrew Jenkins, senior, Brentsville
DL: Kemarjah Conaway, sophomore, James Monroe
DE: Jarey Allen, senior, Hopewell
DE: Edwin Young, senior, James Monroe
LB: Robert Henesey, sophomore, Poquoson
LB: Fred Rasberry, junior, Petersburg
LB: Michael Genalo, senior, Spotsylvania
LB: Peyton Ryder, sophomore, Phoebus
DB: Darien Canada, senior, Colonial Heights
DB: Hakeem Bennett, senior, Park View
DB: Robert Evans, sophomore, Soptsylvania
DB: Jonathan Gregory, junior, Phoebus
P: Jacob Yohn, senior, Brentsville
PR: Devin Campbell, senior, York
AP: Malcom Lofton, junior, Park View