Kelly receives all-state honor

Published 5:19 pm Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The Virginia High School League announced on Dec. 20 its 2021 Class 1 all-state football team, which included a standout from Surry County High School.

Cougars senior Harrygan Kelly Jr. was named to the defensive all-state second team as a punt returner.

Thirty-two players make up the first-team and second-team all-state field of honorees. On offense, those recognized on the first and second teams include one quarterback, four linemen, one center, three running backs, three wide receivers, one tight end, one kicker, one kick returner and one all-purpose offensive player. On defense, honorees on the first and second teams include three defensive linemen, two defensive ends, four linebackers, four defensive backs, one punter, one punt returner and one all-purpose defensive player.

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Each VHSL class’ all-state selection committee is composed of eight football coaches, two from each region.