Coweta Sports Digest

Trinity seniors play in All-Star game tonight

Trinity Christian football players Daniel Shoates, J.D. Farlow and Glen Whisby will play their final varsity game tonight as part of the War of the Border All-Star series between top seniors from Georgia and Florida.

The series, which began with last Friday's game at Valdosta's Bazemore-Hyder Stadium continues tonight at Mack Tharpe Stadium in Moultrie when the Lions trio all suit up for Georgia's All-Stars.

All three earned honors on this year's GISA All-Region 2-AAA Team while also named to the Newnan Times-Herald's annual 'Small' County Team honoring Coweta's private school football standouts.

Shoates, a senior starter at quarterback and safety, earned GISA All-State honors and was also named the 'Small' County Offensive Player of the Year while passing for 1,276 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also ran for 314 yards and seven scores behind center. As a safety, Shoates finsihed with 21 tackles to go with four interceptions and a fumble recovery.

Whisby was one of Shoates' top playmakers with 34 catches for 412 yards and five touchdowns in addition to a pair of two-point conversions.

Farlow battled a knee injury much of the season, but managed to finish with 28 tackles from the defensive line, six for losses, while also gaining 317 yards rushing and five touchdowns on 68 carries as a fullback on offense.

Tonight's game will allow the Trinity standouts to showcase their skills to potential colleges in a larger setting. The Lions have had football standouts move on to college programs each of the past three years. They include Eddie McQuillen (Georgia), Drew Gibson (Air Force), Brandon Ganey (Point) and Edwin Rivera (Berry).

Gibson recently was named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2013 semester.

SANCHEZ RANKED AMONG TOP 100 HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL PLAYERS IN COUNTRY: East Coweta junior softball standout Shemiah Sanchez won't begin her final varsity season until next fall, but she's already garnering plenty of national attention.

Sanchez is ranked the 57th best player in the country for the Class of 2015 by studentsports.com, a service that ranks high school softball players by class.

Sanchez, who earned Newnan Times-Herald All-County honors last season after batting .350 with 27 RBIs, 27 doubles and seven stolen bases heads into her final year of high school softball next August with a verbal commitment to play at LSU Sanchez originally committed to Georgia Tech, but switched after the school decided not to renew veteran head coach Sharon Perkins' contract.

Sanchez has already played softball on the international stage after representing Puerto Rico in the ISF World Championships in last summer in Canada.

FOREMAN NAMED GEORGIA CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE YEAR: Landmark Christian sophomore Kathryn Foreman was Today's Georgia Girls Cross Country of the Year after capturing her second straight GHSA Class A Private School title in November.

Foreman went undefeated during the fall and recently placed eighth at the Foot Locker South Regional Championships and 32nd overall at the national Foot Locker Championships.

She is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year to be announced later this month.



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