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Wilson named to GISA AA All-State team

Briarwood Academy Buccaneer senior football player Chase Wilson has been given two honors in recognition of his gridiron skills.

In an announcement made on Monday afternoon, Wilson was named to the GISA Class AA All-State team. He is one of only 28 selected players in the state to receive this honor.

"This is a great honor for Chase to recognize him for all his hard work and dedication this year," said Briarwood Head Coach Jimmy Barnett. "His techniques and quickness on the football field were his strong points all season."

The 6', 210 lb. senior earned his selection for his play as offensive right guard and nose guard on defense for the Buccaneers.

"On the offensive line, no stats are kept like those of running backs and wide receivers," Coach Barnett said. "So as a lineman, you have to double earn and prove your ability every game. Chase did this all year for us."

On defense, Wilson recorded 55 solo tackles and 25 assists as a Buccaneer.

"Chase is one of the finest kids I have ever coached," Coach Barnett said. "During my tenure here at Briarwood, no other football player has a work ethic like Chase. He has worked extensively in the summer and winter to get where he is now. He is definitely the hardest worker I have ever coached."

The second tremendous recognition that Wilson has received this week is his selection to the GISA All-Star Team. He will be a member of the North Squad, which is made up of 30 other players from Class AAA, AA and A.

The North Squad will play the South Squad this Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. at Mt. DeSales School in Macon.

Web posted on Thursday, December 07, 2006

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