“We’ve got a sophomore defensive back, Jarquavius Jefferson, who is a tremendous athlete. He hasn’t played a lot of football so he doesn’t know a whole about the game. He’s primarily a basketball player and he’s been getting by mainly on his athletic ability. When he learns how to play football, he’s going to be a great player,” said Coffee Trojans’ head football coach Robby Pruitt way back in August.
It looks like Jefferson picked up on the game pretty quickly.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has released its All-State teams for the 2015 football season, and Jarquavius Jefferson is Coffee’s lone representative on the team. The AJC named him Honorable Mention as a defensive back. Jarquavius shared the secondary with his twin brother, Marquavius, and together the brothers made a formidable duo for opposing offenses. Jarquavius was a hard-hitting ball hawk who had a penchant for finding – and punishing – opposing running backs and wide receivers.
The Trojans didn’t have any first-teamers though a total of four players from the Trojans’ region made First Team Offense and Defense. The AJC named Houston County’s Jake Fromm Offensive Player of the Year while Derrick Brown of Lanier High School was named Defensive Player of the Year. The 5A Coach of the Year is Allatoona’s Gary Varner.
In the Single-A classification, several Clinch County Panthers and Irwin County Indians made All-State. Clinch County’s Jim Dickerson won Coach of the Year honors.
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