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Five Charger football players named to the Charlotte Observer All-Star team
Posted 01/08/2019 12:44PM



December 25, 2018 - On Christmas Day the Charlotte Observer published their 2018 All-Observer football team and Providence Day had five players recognized including wide receiver Porter Rooks and defensive lineman Kedrick Bingley-Jones who were named to the first team. Jacolbe Cowan was named to the second team defense while Ikem Ekwonu and Osita Ekwonu were named third team offense and defense respectively.


Porter Rooks: Junior wide receiver Porter Rooks, 6'2, 190 lbs., is a Top 50 recruit who also made NCISAA All-State first team. He caught 58 passes for 728 yards and 11 touchdowns during the season. Porter also ran it in for three scores. He has committed to play for the Wolfpack of North Carolina State.

Kedrick Bingley-Jones: Senior defensive lineman Kedrick Bingley-Jones, 6'4, 260 lbs., is a University of Florida recruit who is a Top 250 national prospect. Kedrick had 78 tackles , 13 sacks, and two safeties during the season. He was also named to the NCISAA first team All-State.


Jacolbe Cowan: Junior defensive lineman Jacolbe Cowan, 6'5, 265 lbs. Also named Honorable Mention All-State.


Ikem Ekwonu: Senior offensive lineman Ikem Ekwonu, 6'5, 290 lbs., has signed to play for North Carolina State. Ikem was also named first team NCISAA All-State.

Osita Ekwonu: Senior linebacker Osita Ekwonu, 6'2, 220 lbs., has signed to play for the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Osita also received NCISAA All-State second team honors.


To review the Charlotte Observer's December 25 article and entire selection of All-Observer football players, click the following link:  https://bit.ly/2R8jg1L





Jacolbe Cowan 

 Osita Ekwonu

Ikem Ekwonu

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