After amassing 69 solo tackles, 17 tackles for loss, and six sacks through the regular season and first round of the playoffs, Magna Vista senior linebacker Dorian Green was named Piedmont District defensive player of the year for the 2019 season.

Green announced on Twitter this week he will play in the Virginia High School Coaches Association All-Star game this season. 

Green helped the Warriors finish the year 8-4, going 7-3 in the regular season to host a first round playoff game for a 10th straight season.

Magna Vista placed four players on the offensive All-PD first team: Quarterback Dryus Hairston, who passed for 2,000 yards and 19 touchdowns, and ran for an additional 6 touchdowns, offensive lineman Dallas Ayers, running back Louis Taylor, who came up just shy of 1,000 yards rushing with 22 touchdowns, and receiver Ty Grant, who caught seven touchdowns this season.

On the defensive side, Magna Vista placed four on the All-PD first team: Green, lineman Takoma Kidd, and defensive backs Dekavis Preston and Louis Taylor.

Warriors punter Jacob Kerrick was also named First Team All-PD.

Bassett head coach Brandon Johnson and Patrick County head coach David Morrison were named PD Co-Coaches of the Year. Both Johnson and Morrison lead their teams to the playoffs for the first time during each of their tenures.

Johnson and the Bengals finished the regular season 6-4, reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2012. Morrison and the Cougars finished the regular season 5-5, their best record since 2009. They reached the playoffs for the first time in 11 seasons. 

Bassett placed five on the All-PD first team: Offensive lineman Will Belongia, kicker Freddie Lopez, defensive lineman Gabriel Divers, defensive end Austin McDaniel, and defensive all-purpose Ty Cline.

Patrick County placed four on the All-PD first team: Running back Dae'Shawn Penn, who rushed for more than 1,300 yards and 12 touchdowns this season, offensive all-purpose Will Sprowl, who had 12 rushing TDs and four passing, offensive lineman Jess Edwards, and linebacker Bryson Fulcher.

Martinsville kicker returner Jahil Martin was also named to the All-PD first team. Martin led the Bulldogs with six total touchdowns this season.

All-PD lists are voted on and compiled by the seven coaches of teams in the Piedmont District.

Full list of both the first and second team All-PD lists, as well as the honorable mentions list, are below:

All-Piedmont District

Offensive Player of Year - Wesley Graves, G.W.-Danville

Defensive Player of Year - Dorian Green, Magna Vista

Co-Coaches of Year - Brandon Johnson (Bassett)/David Morrison (Patrick County)

First Team All-Piedmont District


Quarterback - Dryus Hairston, Magna Vista, Jr

Center - James Goode, Halifax, Sr

O. Lineman - Will Belongia, Bassett, Jr

O. Lineman - Tylee Myers, G.W.-Danville, Sr

O. Lineman - Dallas Ayers, Magna Vista, Jr

O. Lineman - Jess Edawards, Patrick County, Sr

Running Back - Wesley Graves, G.W.-Danville, Sr

Running Back - Louis Taylor, Magna Vista, Sr

Running Back - Dae’Shawn, Penn Patrick County, Jr

Receiver - Shawn Watlington, G.W.-Danville, Sr

Receiver - Traivius Chappell, Halifax, Sr

Receiver - Ty Grant, Magna Vista, Sr

Tight End - Brandon Davis, Halifax, Sr

Kicker - Freddie Lopez, Bassett, So

Kick Returner - Jahil Martin, Martinsville, Sr

O. All-Purpose - Will Sprowl, Patrick County, JR


D. Lineman - Gabriel Divers, Bassett, So

D. Lineman - Jalen Williamson, G.W.-Danville, G.W.-Danville, Sr

D. Lineman - Takoma Kidd, Magna Vista, Sr

Defensive End - Austin McDaniel, Bassett, Sr

Defensive End - Tucker Harris, Halifax, Jr

Linebacker - Shyhiem Watlington, G.W.-Danville, So

Linebacker - Brandon Davis, Halifax, Sr

Linebacker - Dorian Green, Magna Vista, Sr

Linebacker - Bryson Fulcher, Patrick County, Sr

Defensive Back - Shawn Watlington, G.W.-Danville, Sr

Defensive Back - Amonse Burwell, Halifax, Sr

Defensive Back - Dekavis Preston, Magna Vista, Jr

Defensive Back - Louis Taylor, Magna Vista, Sr

Punter - Jacob Kerrick, Magna Vista, Sr

Punt Returner - Shawn Watlington, G.W.-Danville, Sr

D. All-Purpose - Ty Cline, Bassett, So

Second Team All-Piedmont District


Quarterback - Sha’Kobe Hairston, G.W.-Danville, Jr

Center - Max Roupe, Magna Vista, Sr

O. Lineman - Malachi Hairston, Bassett, So

O. Lineman - George Jackson, G.W.-Danville, Jr

O. Lineman - Jonathan Pell, Patrick County, Jr

O. Lineman - Freddie Arthur, Tunstall, Sr

Running Back - Kevon Smith, Bassett, Sr

Running Back - Jahil Martin, Martinsville, Sr

Running Back - Christian Mack, Halifax, Sr

Receiver - Zavion King, G.W.-Danville, Jr

Receiver - Will Blackwell, Tunstall, Sr

Receiver - Drew Santoemma, Magna Vista, Sr

Tight End - Shyeim Watlington, G.W.-Danville, So

Kicker - Daniel Deandrea, G.W.-Danville, Jr

Kick Returner - Taylor Johnson, Magna Vista, So

O. All-Purpose - Kevon Smith, Bassett, Sr


D. Lineman - Tylee Myers, G.W.-Danville, Sr

D. Lineman - Ben Ramey, Martinsville, Jr

D. Lineman - Carson Merriam, Patrick County, Jr

Defensive End - Jalen Strange, G.W.-Danville, Jr

Defensive End - Logan George, Magna Vista, Sr

Linebacker - Kevon Smith, Bassett, Sr

Linebacker - Ahmad Poole, G.W.-Danville, So

Linebacker - Trimon Holland, Magna Vista, Sr

Linebacker - Micheal Penn, Martinsville, Sr

Defensive Back - Jalen Martin, Bassett, Sr

Defensive Back - Dylan Hairfield Bassett Sr

Defensive Back - Jaylen Finney, Martinsville, Sr

Defensive Back - Kendrell McClary, G.W.-Danville, Sr

Punter - Andy Garcia, Martinsville, Fr

Punt Returner - Jahil Martin, Martinsville, Sr

D. All-Purpose - Rion Martin, Magna Vista, So

Honorable Mention


Quarterback - Thomas Lee, HCHS

Center - Nate Hankins, BHS

Offensive Line - Gabriel Divers, BHS

Offensive Line - Tyler McDuffie, GWHS

Offensive Line - Jakavius Wimbush, MHS

Offensive Line - Josh Dalton, PCHS

Running Back - Willie Edmunds, GWHS

Running Back - William Davis, HCHS

Running Back - Carson Merriman, PCHS

Receiver - Demetruis Gill, BHS

Receiver - Jahil Martin MHS

Receiver - Ethan Broyles, THS

Tight End Bryson Fulcher, PCHS

Kicker - Andy Garcia, MHS

Kick Returner - Zylick Perkins, HCHS

Offense All-Purpose - Jamison Graves, THS


Defensive Line - Braxton High, THS

Defensive Line - Shylee Preston, BHS

Defensive Line - Taveeion Coleman, HCHS

Defensive End - Jakobe Davis, GWHS

Defensive End - Zach Carter, HCHS

Linebacker - Dominic Gill, BHS

Linebacker - Zyon Wilson, HCHS

Linebacker - Jermont Meacham, MHS

Linebacker - Jess Edwards, PCHS

Linebacker - Collin Moore, THS

Defensive Back - Zyliek Perkins, HCHS

Defensive Back - Chris Drewery, PCHS

Defensive Back - Wyatt Argo, PCHS

Defensive Back - Damani Hairston, THS

Punter - Ja Hairston, BHS

Punt Returner - Damani Hairston, THS

Defense All-Purpose - Buck Long, THS​

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