VHSL releases 2017 Class 1 All-State football teams

Pat Kenney • Dec 13, 2017 at 9:58 PM

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Galax senior Dougie Peoples was named the Virginia High School League’s Class 1 offensive player of the year on Wednesday. 

Riverheads junior Blake Smith earned defensive player of the year honors. 

After leading Riverheads to the Class 1 state championship, Robert Casto was selected the Class 1 coach of the year.

Eastside’s Luke Lawson was named to the First Team offense as a receiver while J.I. Burton’s Andrew Cavins was selected as a First Team defensive back. The Raiders’ Taylor Mullins was a First Team defensive end.

Virginia High School League

Class 1 All-State Football Teams

Offensive Player of the Year

Dougie Peoples, Sr., Galax

Defensive Player of the Year

Blake Smith, Jr., Riverheads

Coach of the Year

Robert Casto, Riverheads



Josh Rosser, Sr., QB, William Campbell

Chandler Branch, Sr., C, Riverheads

Syncere Gray, Jr., OL, Essex

Alex Diehl, Sr., OL, Riverheads

Christian Brown, Sr., OL, Galax

Jason Amaro, Jr., OL, Chilhowie

Dougie Peoples, Sr., RB, Galax

Kevin Dameron, Jr., RB, Essex

Dalton Jordan, Sr., RB, Riverheads

Terrell Hundley, Sr., WR, Essex

Tyler Easley, Sr., WR, William Campbell

Luke Lawson, Sr., WR, Eastside

Mathew Mullins, Sr., TE, Narrows

Jack Ruark, Sr., K, Middlesex

K.J. Moore, Sr., KR, Covington

Zack Cale, Jr., All-Purpose, Chilhowie


Rasheed Ellis, Jr., DL, Essex

Jake Martin, Sr., DL, Narrows

Alex Adams, Jr., DL, Chilhowie

Forrest Shuey, Jr., DE, Riverheads

Taylor Mullins, Sr., DE, J.I. Burton

Clyde Edmond, Sr., LB, Sussex Central

Justin McWhorter, Jr., LB, Riverheads

Mikey McKinney, Sr., LB, Narrows

Logan Branson, Jr., LB, Chilhowie

Blake Smith, Jr., DB, Riverheads

Andrew Cavins, Sr., DB, J.I. Burton

Tayten Sykes, Sr., DB, Hurley

Kavonte Harris, Jr., DB, Essex

Hayden Pittman, So., P, Windsor

Ana'Jai Lewis, Sr., PR, Colonial Beach

Ricardo Henson, Sr., All-Purpose, Essex



K.J. Moore, Sr., QB, Covington

Gavin Gray, Sr., C, George Wythe

Michael Freeman, Sr., OL, Sussex Central

Evan Daniels, Sr., OL, William Campbell

Derrick Stinson, Sr., OL, Narrows

Tristan Justus, Jr., OL, Grundy

Trevon Hatch, Sr., RB, Sussex Central

Marcellius Dawson, Jr., RB, Parry Mclure

Greg Sanchez, Jr., RB, Chilhowie

J.J. McNeil, JR., WR, Washington & Lee

Pierre West, Sr., WR, William Campbell

Gavin Pruett, Sr., WR, Narrows

Delonte Norman, Sr., TE Essex

Peyton Skillman, So., K, Riverheads

Zach Brown, So., KR, Patrick Henry

Cameron Lee, Jr., All-Purpose, Riverheads


Pha'Shard Harris, Sr., DL, Sussex Central

Drew Binion, Sr., DL, Stonewall Jackson

Christian Brown, Sr., DL, Galax

Trevor Williams, Jr., DE, Chilhowie

Drelyn Ford, Jr., DE, Franklin

Andre Reed, Sr., LB , William Campbell

Dougie Peoples, Sr., LB, Galax

Mikey Culbertson, So., LB, J.I. Burton

Jacob McNutt, Sr., LB, Grundy

Corvion Davis, So, DB, Colonial Beach

Josh Rosser, Sr., DB, William Campbell

Tyler Smith, Sr., DB, Riverheads

Ian Lowe, Sr., DB, Narrows

Houston Thacker, Jr., P, J.I. Burton

Greg Sanchez, Jr., PR, Chilhowie

Mathew Sexton, Jr., All-Purpose, Eastside

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