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Special Photo/Reggie Davis Lithia Springs senior outside linebacker Marzavion Dix was named to the All-Region 6-AAAAA first team by the coaches.

Lithia Springs had 17 players selected to the All-Region 6-AAAAA team, which was chosen by the region coaches.

Seniors James Woods and Marzavion Dix were named to the first-team while freshman Kyren Thomas was selected as the Defensive Newcomer of the Year by the coaches.

Woods made first team as the utility player and Dix selected on defense as an outside linebacker.

The team was dominated by region-champion Carver-Atlanta, which won its first region title since the 2007 season. Carver is currently 12-1 and playing in Friday’s Class AAAAA semifinals at Warner Robins.

It is the team’s first appearance in the semifinals since the 1968 season. The Panthers are coached by Lithia Springs resident Darren Myles Sr., who has been the coach the last 13 years. Carver’s only loss was 23-20 at Alexander in September.

This past season, Woods played wide receiver, defensive back and quarterback for the Lions. He had 65 tackles, including seven tackles for loss and an interception on defense. Offensively, he had 578 yards rushing on 111 carries and 28 receptions for 372 yards.

Dix lead the Lions with 110 tackles, including 21 tackles for loss and five forced fumbles. He also had an interception.

Thomas had 27 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles from his nose guard position.

The Lions finished the season 1-9 under first-year coach Kevin Hill, who served as offensive coordinator for the team last season. Lithia Springs lone win was against Grady at Lakewood Stadium in September.

Selected to the second team were seniors William Jones and Cory Moon and sophomore David Oghenakaro on offense. Junior Davyon Dukes and senior Amir Outlaw on defense.

Jones had 44 receptions for 667 yards and eight touchdowns for 14.2 yards per catch. Moon and Oghenakaro played on the offensive line and both graded out at over 90 percent on the season.

Dukes had 95 tackles, including eight tackles for loss and four forced fumbles. He was also the team’s fullback on offense and finished with 247 yards and two touchdowns on the season.

The Lions had nine players to make the honorable mention team. Making the honorable mention teams were quarterback Nanakofi Sarpong, wide receivers Symeon Rouse and Emanuel Oghenekaro, running back Carlos Jewett and tight end Amir Outlaw. Michael Subalade and Lindon Ross were named honorable mention utility players.

Defensively, the Lions had safety Bryquice Brown and cornerback Jordan Danzy to make the honorable mention team.

Former Stewart Middle standout Hassan Hall of Maynard Jackson was named the region’s athlete of the year. Hall has committed to sign with Louisville.

Quindarious Monday of Carver was selected as the region’s MVP with teammates Octavious Battle named top offensive player and Jatavius Ponder named the region’s best defensive player.

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