Senior tackle Elijah Lamptey, a three-year starter, received the honor in a vote of conference coaches. It’s a rare accolade for an offensive lineman, but it speaks to the progress Lamptey has made in three varsity seasons—he hadn’t played a down of tackle football before he came to Leo.

Lamptey is expected to draw substantial interest from college recruiters. At 6-foot-5 and 270 pounds, he has prototypical tackle size, and grades to match—he’s in strong contention to be the Class of 2019 valedictorian.

Lamptey was one of six Lions voted to CCL Red Division first team, joining running backs Tobias Sampleand Jalen Harris, wide receiver Darryl Ousley-Parr, linebacker Jokon Cousett and defensive tackle Gabrell Spruill. Sample is a junior; the others are seniors.

Senior wide receiver Do’ron Gee, junior linebacker Josh Wilson and sophomore center Daniel Gee made the second team.