By Allen Worrell Editor
December 5, 2013
Three Carroll County varsity football players have been selected to the All-Conference 24 football team, while six other Cavalier football players received Honorable Mention All-Conference accolades.
Quarterback Connor Lundy and center Jacob Adams both were named to the All-Conference 24 second team on offense, while defensive back Josh Blankenship made it as a defensive player. Earning honorable mention accolades for Carroll were Jared Haga as a defensive end and tight end, Chris Marshall as a wide receiver, Chanz Quesenberry as a guard, Garrett Burcham as a tackle, Chase Goins at punter and Ethan Underwood at linebacker.
Eight teams comprise the new 4-A Conference 24. Along with Carroll County in Conference 24 are G.W. Danville, Salem, Pulaski County, E.C. Glass, Jefferson Forest, Bassett, William Fleming and Pulaski County.
Lundy broke his own school record for passing yards in a season in 2013 as he completed 125-of-273 passes for 1,833 yards. Lundy also finished with a 3-to-1 touchdown to interception ratio as he threw 15 touchdown passes compared to just five interceptions. Last year, Lundy set a school record with 1,793 passing yards in a season. A senior, Lundy finished his career with 4,443 yards passing, also a Carroll County High School record.
Lundy also had the fourth-highest rushing total on the team with 241 yards on 68 carries. He led the team in rushing touchdowns with eight.
A 5-11, 244-pound junior center, Adams led Carroll County with 52 pancake blocks in 2013 to earn second-team all-conference honors. He also finished the season with an 88 percent blocking grade.
A senior defensive back and running back, Blankenship led the Cavaliers in solo tackles with 71 and was third on the team with eight tackles for loss. He also added three QB harasses, two sacks, four pass break-ups, caused one fumble, recorded one interception and blocked a kick in 2013 to earn second-team all-conference honors.
A 6-0, 200-pound junior, Haga caught seven passes for 76 yards and a touchdown as a tight end, and led the team in total tackles with 76 (43 solo). As a defensive end, he also led Carroll in tackles for loss (16), QB harasses (30) and fumble recoveries (three). He also recorded two sacks, an interception and caused a fumble.
A senior wide receiver, Marshall did not see action until about the midway point of the season. Regardless, he finished as the team’s second-leading receiver with 24 catches for 327 yards and a touchdown.
A 5-9, 215-pound sophomore guard, Chanz Quesenberry joined fellow lineman Garrett Burcham on the honorable mention team. Burcham is a 5-11, 221-pound junior tackle. Both finished the season with blocking grades of 91 percent. Burcham had 23 pancake blocks, while Quesenberry had 22 pancakes.
Also earning honorable mention accolades were punter Chase Goins and linebacker Ethan Underwood. A sophomore, Goins averaged 31.7 yards per punt in 2013.
A 6-1, 171-pound senior linebacker, Underwood finished fourth on the team in total tackles with 60, including 40 solo stops. He also contributed two tackles for loss, seven QB harasses, one sack and one caused fumble.
E.C. Glass’s Donnie Morgan was named Conference 24 Offensive Player of the Year, while G.W. Danville’s Shaquille Wallace was tabbed as Conference 24 Defensive Player of the Year.