A couple of former Chapel Hill High football players were recently named to the Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAAA All-State teams that were released on Friday morning.
Panthers defensive lineman Bradyn Swinson and offensive lineman Zaire Flournoy made the all-state teams.
In addition, Swinson was named the Class AAAA Defensive Player of the Year by the organization, which is composed of sports writers throughout the state.
For Swinson, he was also named the classification defensive player of year by the Georgia High School Football Daily, an online publication that covers schools throughout the state.
“I just say thank you for awards like these,” said Swinson, a 6-foot-4, 245-pounder. “It is really a team award. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without my teammates.”
This past December, Swinson signed with the Oregon Ducks. Flournoy, an offensive tackle, signed with Alabama-Birmingham.
Both players played in the Georgia Junior Bowl All-Star Game in 2018, which matched them up against other top junior players in the state.
Swinson was an early enrollee at Oregon and had participated in four spring practices before the coronavirus pandemic spread.
He has been home for about a month.
Swinson was named the Sentinel Player of the Year and was selected as the Howard Thompson Award winner.
Swinson made all-region and was named the Region 5-AAAA Co-Defensive Player of the Year by the region coaches.
In 10 games, Swinson finished the season with 78 tackles, including 21 tackles for loss. He also had 13 sacks and contributed 24 quarterback hurries to the Panthers pass rush defense.
Flournoy was named to the all-region first team.