Four Earn Roanoke Times All-State Team Selection
ROANOKE, Va. - After the hustle and bustle from the holiday season, the Bridgewater Eagles football team continued to roll in the postseason honors as four players earned Roanoke Times All-State selections.
Senior running back Anthony Carter earned first team offensive honors, while senior defensive end Dominic Jeter picked up a first team defensive nod. Junior offensive lineman JaRon Moody and sophomore return specialist Cliff Woodard rounded out the All-State selections with each earning a spot on the second team.
Carter posted an outstanding season for the Eagles from his running back position. The West Park, Fla. native led the ODAC in rushing with 1,039 yards on the season and also paced the conference in yards per game at a 129.9 yards per game clip to earn a first team All-ODAC selection. Most recently, Carter added a VaSID all-state selection to his growing list of post season honors.
Carter became just the 10th player to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season and his 1,039 yards on the year is good enough for 12th on the single-season rushing charts.
Jeter also turned in an outstanding senior season for the Eagles on the defensive line en route to first team All-ODAC honors and, most recently, second team VaSID All-State honors. With his second team nod, Jeter has been named to the all-conference and all-state teams in back-to-back seasons. Jeter was tied for third in the conference with a team-high five sacks and was eighth in the conference with 11 tackles for a loss.
Moody played in all ten games on the season for the Eagles and adds a second team All-State selection to his second team All-ODAC honor from earlier in the postseason.
Finally, Woodard's selection is the second postseason nod for the sophomore return man. The Front Royal, Va. native led the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) in kick returns on the season, averaging over 34 yards per return, to earn a spot as a finalist for the BeyondSportsNetwork.com All-America team.
On October 1, Woodard recorded his first career kick return for a touchdown on an 83-yard scamper against Apprentice.
Carter, Jeter, Moody, Woodard and the rest of the Eagles finished the 2011 season with a 6-4 overall record.