William Campbell defensive end Zekeya Townes has been named Region 1B defender of the year after leading his team to a 5-6 season for the Generals.

Townes is a 6-foot-3, 255-pound junior who doubles as a tight end and has received Division I attention from UVa, LU and William & Mary. He finished the season with 71 tackles, six sacks and 14 tackles for a loss and also had two forced fumbles and a 60-yard fumble return.

The WC Generals also have two players on the all-region offensive first team team: running back Jordan Young and receiver/kick returner Raeshawn Stevens.

Altavista’s Nathan Weeks (OL) and Bailey Stinnett (WR) took first-team offensive honors.

On the defensive first team, the Colonels were represented by Weeks (DL) and linebacker Kendrick Coles.

In addition to Townes on defense were teammates Junior Solario (LB), Jonathan Hicks (DB) and Stevens (punt return).