Madison County senior goalkeeper Sebastian Jones and junior midfielder Forrest Gaskin were voted by the region’s coaches to the second team all region eleven.
“Both players thoroughly deserve the award, although I think they both deserved to be on the first team,” said Madison County head coach Trevor Mangan. “Sebastian was outstanding for us in goal all year, making a lot of huge saves that kept us in several games. His game against Habersham was his best performance of the year, with him making a number of stops in 1 v 1 situations. Sebastian also made two critical saves during penalty kicks against Winder-Barrow, winning us the game in the shootout.”
Mangan also praised Gaskin.
“Forrest was absolutely tireless for us in the midfield this year, covering the entire field on both offense and defense,” said Mangan. “He scored four goals and had five assists, an impressive feat given how much defensive work he had to do.”
Junior center back Jake Lampe and sophomore forward Joey Sandres were also voted as honorable mentions for the region.
“Jake was a real force in the back, almost impossible to beat one versus one and possessing tremendous speed to snuff out attacks,” said Mangan. “He’s improved tremendously every year since he came in as a freshman. Joey in my opinion deserved to be a first team selection, but he tore his ACL against Loganville, meaning several coaches did not get to see him play. Joey was our offensive MVP, scoring twelve goals while only playing in eight games. I’m proud of all of these players, and was glad to see their efforts recognized by the other coaches in the region.”