The awards having begun rolling in for the Pickens High Dragons football team.
The Dragons (6-4, 4-2 Region 6-AAAA) have put 16 players on the all-region team as voted on by the region coaches.
Senior quarterback C.J. Streicher has been named the Region 6-AAAA Offensive Player of the Year after guiding the team to the No. 3 seed in the state playoffs.
Senior tackle Aidan Sanchez was named the Region 6-AAAA Lineman of the Year.
Four other members of the team were named first-team all-region.
They include senior defensive lineman Clayton Holland, senior offensive lineman Bailey Cannady, senior wide receiver Alex Snelgrove, and junior wide receiver Mykel Hand.
Five players made the region’s second team.
They are senior offensive lineman Josh Cook, senior linebacker T.C. Jarrett, senior tight end Austin Chester, junior running back Jarod Whitmore, and junior defensive back Chase Nelson.
Receiving honorable mention nods from the Dragons are senior defensive back Jay Jones, linebacker Jake Rogers, senior offensive lineman Mason Watkins, junior defensive lineman Sy Chadwick, and junior defensive back Tucker Lowe.
The Dragons will open play in the Class AAAA state playoffs on the road at Region 8-AAAA’s No. 2 seed North Oconee (9-1) this Friday.
The Dragons and the Titans are set for kick off at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, in Bogart.
To read about the final Pickens game of the regular season, click here.