Most Interesting Players and Teams in the Valley Region

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Valley Region

The Valley Region is arguably the most exciting region in the state. It is home to the majority of the MSAC and Cardinal Conference. This alone packs it with talent and tons of competition. Title contenders of all levels continue to come out from here yearly. It looks to be another highly competitive year.

Chandler Schmidt

Schmidt came onto the scene as a freshman last year. He rose up and became a Big Board-caliber defensive back. However, his role will evolve on the offensive side. It appears the athlete will be their quarterback and offer up a dynamic part on the offense.

Trey Dunn

Dunn has been slowly getting more and more attention the closer the season has gotten. He will be a true freshman and seemingly important part of the Black Eagle offense whether it is as the full-time quarterback or not. Shyleik Kinney is still on the team but impressed a lot in camps as wide receiver. Dunn appears to have a great arm and high level athleticism.

David Stewart

Stewart was widely important for the Bulldogs playoff run a year ago. The back rushed and caught for hundreds and hundreds of yards. Van looks promising again but has to replace graduates including their quarterback. Stewart will need to elevate his game yet again.

George Washington

Many speculated with the departure of Grant Wells, the Patriots’ 2019 would be ugly. However, they do return key guys in every section: Andrew Preast on the line, Alex Mazelon on offense, Isaac Isabell on defense, and Michael Hughes on special teams. They also have some under-the-radar players. Replacing Wells in the now Scott Tinsley-coached offense is between sophomores Brady Adams and Brody Thompson and former St. Albans-quarterback RT Alexander.


The smallest team in AA had one of their most successful seasons since moving up. The good part is that many of these players are back. Guys like Zach Frye, Erick Grimmett, and Quinton Moody will all be all-state levels players. They also return their quarterback and have a solid schedule. Should be interesting to see what the Hillbillies accomplish in 2019.


After losing some all-state players and loads of seniors, Hurricane looks replenished and even improved. Several guys rose through the Big Board ranks during camp season like QB Austin Womack, WR Nate Barham, OL Garrett Green, DL Bomani Brooks, and DBs Abel Cunningham and JT James. RB Christian Hill returns as the leader. The Redskins might be positioned with fresh talent to have a breakout year.

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