Jacksonville Daily News 2021 Winter All-Area Boys Football Team

Here is the Daily News All-Area Boys’ soccer team for 2021, as set by the newspaper’s coaches and sports staff.

Gavin Beaupre, Croatian: The second year had six goals and eight assists, including one goal and one assist for the Cougars’ 4-1 overtime win over Hibriten in the NCHSAA 2-A championship game.

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Kai Blizzard, Richlands: The junior striker was the Wildcats’ top scorer with 19 and eight goals to lead them to a 13-3-1 record and advance to the NCHSAA 2-A East Regional final. He had four goals and one support in a 7-2 win over Trask on February 17th. He was also named a 2-A-All-State by the NC Soccer Coaches Association.

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Garrett Boucher, Croatian: The junior defender ended up with 15 goals and four assists, led a defense with 10 exclusions, including eight in the Coastal 8 1-A / 2-A Conference game, and was also known as 2-A-All-State. It is all-area for the second time in a row.

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Anthony Brault, Southwest: The older striker shared the team lead with five goals and three assists to help the stallions with 5-5-1. He scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Dixon on January 29th.

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Walker Brinson, Dixon: The senior defender was a backcourt for the Bulldogs, who suffered three shutouts en route to 6-4-1 overall.

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Steven Floyd, Swansboro: The second midfielder led the Pirates with 10 goals and six assists. His best game came when he scored two goals and two assists in a 7-4 overtime win over Jacksonville in Match 9.

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Howard Garcia, White Oak: The senior midfielder had seven goals and one assist, scoring two goals in a 2-1 win over Northside on March 8 and two goals in a 2-3 loss to Jacksonville on February 25.

Travis Garner-McGraw, Croatian: The senior had 41 goals and five assists, was named most valuable player in the state finals and 2-A-All-State. He scored several goals in all games but two for Croatia, which ended 18-0 and won its first national championship. Garner-McGraw is All-Area for the second year in a row.

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Ethan Gillette, Jacksonville: The junior midfielder scored four goals and four assists to help the Cardinals finish 10-3, win the Coastal 3-A Conference title 9-1 and advance to the second round of the NCHSAA playoffs. He had two assists in a 3-0 win over Triton in the first round.

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Freddy Gomez, East Duplin: The senior midfielder had two goals and three assists that help the Panthers win 5-6-1 overall.

Caden Gutierrez, Jacksonville: The junior midfielder had six goals and two assists. He scored the only goal in the 1-0 win over Swansboro on February 17.

Skylar Hinnant, Dixon: The junior midfielder led the Bulldogs with five goals and three assists. He scored two hits in a 3-1 win over Southwest on February 17 and two more hits in a 3-3 draw against Richlands.

Jacob Martin, Dixon: The senior defender was a backcourt leader for the Bulldogs after joining the field after a stint as a goalkeeper. As a junior goalkeeper, he helped Dixon win the NCHSAA 2-A championship.

Danny Metcalf, Croatian: The second midfielder had four goals and a team record of 15 assists in one season and was named 2-A-All-State.

Bradley Moon, Swansboro: The senior defender was named 3-A-All-State after three goals and one assist and was the backcourt leader of the Pirates, who ended up 9-3-1 overall and had four failures. The moon is an all-area area for the second year in a row.

Mathias Navar, Jacksonville: The sophomore striker led the Cardinals by 10 goals and four assists, recording three games with two goals and three more in which he had one goal and one assist.

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Moisis Navar, Jacksonville: The junior midfielder was the Cardinals’ second top scorer with six goals and six assists. He had two goals and two assists in a 7-0 win over Northside on March 11th.

David Newsham, Jacksonville: The junior midfielder had four goals and three assists, two assists in the 4-1 win over White Oak on February 9.

Jonah Odom, Swansboro: The senior midfielder had eight goals and three assists. He had two goals and one assist in a 4-0 win over Hunt on January 29 and two goals in a 7-4 overtime win over Jacksonville.

Seth Parkin, Swansboro: The senior midfielder had two goals and seven assists, scored once and assisted twice in the 7-4 win over Jacksonville. It is all-area for the second time in a row.

Chris Ranck, Richlands: The senior goalkeeper made 72 saves, scored 1,048 goals against the average and helped the Wildcats record seven shutouts.

Eli Simonette, Croatian: The junior striker was the Cougars’ second top scorer with 15 goals and eight assists and was named 2-A All-State. It is all-area for the second time in a row.

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Riley Stone, Richlands: The older striker had 14 goals and 11 assists. He scored his best game when he scored three goals in a 5-1 win over Pender on February 24th.

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Chris Teachey, Southwest: The second striker shared the team with five goals and three assists and scored two goals per game against Pender.

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