The ballots are in for the 2011 WPDE Zoneman Trophy. 34 area head coaches plus six media members cast their votes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd with three points for a first place vote, two for a second, and one for a third place vote. On Friday night's Chevy End Zone, the four finalists were revealed. From the 40 ballots, 6 players got the majority of the votes, with the top 4 reaching 20 or more points to qualify as a Zoneman Finalist. East Clarendon quarterback Carlos Hickson was in the #5 slot, the highest ever finish for a Wolverine, with Hemingway RB LaMichael Pushia finishing in sixth.
Jabo Lee, Dillon RB: junior, offers from Clemson, Virginia Tech and Tennessee. A 2010 Zoneman Finalist. Will play for a spot in the 2A Division I state championship next week against Timberland.
Mykal Moody, Conway QB: junior. The seventh Conway Tiger to make it to the Zoneman podium.5 Mykal Moody Conway 127 207 61.3 1519 17 9 1519 yards passing, 17 TD's and 9 INT's to go along with 1490 rushing yards and 30 rushing scores.
Kwinton Smith, Dillon WR: committed to South Carolina. Will play for a spot in the 2A Division I state championship next week against Timberland.
Jabril Solomon, Hemingway WR: commited to East Carolina. The first Hemingway Tiger ever to reach the Zoneman podium. Will play for the 1A Division I state championship next week against Abbeville.
In the preseason, NewsChannel 15's Mark Haggard sat down with all four Zoneman Finalists to break down film and conduct a lengthy interview: