It was a crazy year for Columbia County soccer. Greenbrier flirted with perfection, Evans pulled off the upset of the year and Lakeside knocked off a top seed in the state tournament. Harlem competed for another region title and made a state tournament appearance, while Augusta Prep gave coach Doug Williamson a proper send-off with a trip to the Georgia Independent School Association quarterfinals.
With all the success, the boys deserve recognition. Here is the 2006 Columbia County News-Times All-County Boy's Soccer Teams.
Player of the Year
Jonathan Shackelford, Greenbrier, Sr. - With a 0.545 goals-against average, "Shack" was a big reason the Wolfpack won its first 14 games and finished 20-2.
Coach of the Year
Dave Morgan, Lakeside - Despite injuries and transfers, Morgan took the Panthers to the second round of the state tournament.
F Will Dunaway, Greenbrier, Jr. - Scored or assisted on 40 percent of the team's goals this year. His 28 assists show the type of team player he is.
F Pieter James, Greenbrier, So. - Led the Wolfpack with 20 goals. His hat trick against Aquinas made the difference in the game.
F Thomas Knerr, Augusta Prep, Sr. - Led the entire GISA (and Columbia County) with 39 goals.
F Kevin Burton, Evans, Sr. - Made some starts at defense as well, but still managed 11 goals and 14 assists.
MF Quinten Wilson, Evans, So. - His two second-half goals made the upset over Greenbrier possible. Finished with 10 goals and 12 assists this season.
MF Rusty Allen, Greenbrier, Sr. - A Wolfpack team captain with 17 goals and six assists.
MF Tyrell Dyson, Harlem, Sr. - College-bound senior led the Bulldog attack to a state tournament appearance.
MF Brooks Duff, Greenbrier, Jr. - Controlled the midfield and tallied 15 goals and nine assists.
D Chad Strader, Evans, Sr. - He'll take memories of a game-winning goal over Greenbrier with him to Georgia Southern University.
D Nick Dross, Greenbrier, Sr. - Anchored the Wolfpack defense and was named MVP of the Columbia County vs. Richmond County Senior Bowl.
D Blake Brandenburg, Lakeside, Jr. - This team captain helped goal keeper Phillip Shackelford with solid defense at the sweeper position.
D Jared Clark, Greenbrier, Sr. - Stopped the oppositions' top forward all season long.
GK Jonathan Shackelford, Greenbrier, Sr. - He made 112 saves and allowed only 12 goals on 22 games as the heart of the team.
F Tyler Bivens, Lakeside, Jr.
F Cary Goldsmith, Augusta Prep, Jr.
F Ryan Holt, Harlem, Sr.
F Justin Webb, Harlem, Sr.
MF Jason Purucker, Greenbrier, Sr.
MF Luke Gibb, Greenbrier, Sr.
MF Kyle Turner, Lakeside, Jr.
MF Kevin Wish, Lakeside, So.
D Wilder Hart, Augusta Prep, Sr.
D Peter Chong, Lakeside, Sr.
D Dallas Dickerson, Greenbrier, Jr.
D Matt McCue, Greenbrier, So.
GK Phillip Shackelford, Lakeside, Sr.
Augusta Prep - Michael Crosland (MF), Harold Rivner (GK)
Evans - Scott Hartenstein (GK), Chris Fodera (F), Joel Lillard (MF), Carter Timmerman (MF), Andrew Robinson (MF), John Pae (MF), Justin Inglett (D), Kian Khazrai (D), Shane Starcher (D),
Greenbrier - Matt McCue (D), Clay Carswell (D)
Harlem - Kenji Link (GK), Michael Dye (MF), Anthony Henry (D)
Lakeside - Joe Hastings (MF)
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