Thursday, December 6, 2018

Check @AugBball out on social media because I’m too busy to post here

AugBball blog update

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

E’Shawn Mayes, Lamarrco Hester and Raul Rodriguez, Jr. - CSRA All Star Bowl Player Profiles

***Chad’s note: Today we feature three All Star teammates from Hephzibah High School as we approach the CSRA All Star Bowl Week, December 10th - 14th (Link to All Star Game site).***

E'Shawn Mayes - Junior receiver - Hephzibah

E’Shawn Mayes, Lamarrco Hester and Raul Rodriguez, Jr. - CSRA All Star Bowl Player Profiles

-by Robert Young for AugBball

E'Shawn Mayes - Hephzibah

"Stay ready, so you don’t have to get ready."

That’s the mantra of E’shawn Mayes, the 6’3", 215 pound all star junior receiver for the Hephzibah High School Rebels.

And his stats from the team’s 8-3 season prove that he was not just smacking his lips. Mayes led the team in receiving yards, was second in receptions and tied for the team lead in trips to the end zone. The deep threat’s longest TD reception of the season was for 64 yards and he averaged more than 18 yards per reception.

His favorite memories from the 2018 season were making the playoffs and getting the opportunity to play against bigger and better opponents. When he’s not terrorizing defensive backs, the Georgia Bulldogs fan runs track and plays basketball, his favorite sport, for the Rebels.

Lamarrco Hester - Hephzibah

Lamarrco Hester - Junior linebacker - Hephzibah

Junior middle linebacker Lamarrco Hester knows how to fill out a stat sheet. The 6’1", 235-pounder posted 33 solo tackles and 35 assists for the Rebels (8-3). He also posted an impressive 21 tackles for loss. When he wasn’t stuffing ball carriers, Hester found time to record 3.5 quarterbacksacks and force 4 hurries. He also recovered 4 fumbles. His outstanding play on the defensive side of the ball was just one of the reasons the Rebels posted a school record for wins in a season.

Since football season ended, he’s been busy with basketball practice. He’s looking forward to the all star game and hopes to use the opportunity to attract more attention from college scouts, and to meet new people. His favorite college team is LSU.

Lamarrco's hard hitting style can be seen in the clip above, as can that of sophomore teammate Raul Rodriguez, Jr., who kept it short and sweet in answering the last question on our Media Day questionnaire:

Question: What is your favorite motivational quote?:

Rodriguez Jr.'s answer: Be a Dawg.

Something tells us Raul's a Georgia fan.