January 4, 2014
WINNSBORO — Five Richard Winn Academy fall athletes — Carson Justice, Jaycie Johnson, Matt Taylor, John Coleman and Austin Knox — were recently recognized by the S.C. Independent School Association’s Coaches Association with post-season awards.
Justice and Johnson were named to the all-region volleyball team and were selected to participate in the SCISA North-South Volleyball All Star game on Oct. 28.
Johnson, a sophomore, compiled season stats over 60 sets played. She had 128 kills for a .321 hitting percentage, 34 aces, 21 solo blocks, and a total of 52 blocks altogether.
Justice, a senior, had 128 kills over 53 sets played for a .258 hitting percentage. Justice also had 27 total blocks, 69 digs, and 53 aces.
Both girls enjoyed being participants on the winning North squad at the All Star game event.
Following the conclusion of the 2013 football season, Coleman and Taylor were selected to the all-region 8-man football team while Knox was named as the Region Athlete of the Year.
Coleman, a sophomore, compiled 967 yards rushing on 138 attempts, 19 catches for 357 yards receiving. He also had a punt return, kick-off return, and an interception return for a touchdown.
Taylor, a junior, anchored the quarterback position for the Eagles and rushed for 1,042 yards on 150 attempts and passed for 909 yards with a 55-percent completion rate.
Knox, a senior, rushed for 802 yards on 141 attempts, passed for 126 yards, and had 13 catches for 179 yards. In addition to this honor, Knox was chosen to participate in the annual SCISA North-South All Star football game held Dec. 7. Held at Orangeburg Prep, it featured independent school standout football athletes from across the state.
In that game, Knox started on defense, playing outside linebacker and was in on several tackles in addition to making one tackle for a loss. About half way through the second quarter he went in as quarterback and played that position for the remainder of the game. The North squad won the game, and Knox rushed for one touchdown, threw for another and completed a two-point conversion pass.