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Stephenson Pair Named to 2012 All-Madden Football Team

Two senior players from the high school were picked.

senior running back Brandon Washington and senior offensive guard Justin Haymes were recently named to the IMG Academy’'s 2012 All-Madden Football Team.

The pair took part in IMG'’s invitation only mini-camp in Bradenton, Florida under the direction of former Florida State quarterback Chris Weinke who won the 1999 Heisman Trophy while guiding the Seminoles to an undefeated season and a national championship.

Their performances at the mini-camp, both on and off the field, along with competing in 7-on-7 competitions earned the pair the selection. Washington (5-6, 150) is the returning leading rusher for the Jaguars having rushing for 181 yards (7.9 yards per carry) and three touchdowns in 2011.

"“Brandon was our first running back off the bench last year,"” said Stephenson head football coach Ron Gartrell. “"He was selected to compete for the Cam Newton All-Star Team in the 7-on-7 championships in Florida this summer. He’'s an exciting player and works extremely hard."

Haymes (6-1, 265) is in his first year at Stephenson and is already committed to Georgia Southern. Haymes has settled in at right guard for the Jaguars.

"“Justin is a great kid who works really hard,"” said Gartrell. “"I'm not surprised he made an impression and was selected to the All-Madden team.”"

Fans can get a look at the pair of senior Jaguars as they lead their team in a preseason scrimmage against highly touted .

Stephenson travels to North Gwinnett to open its 2012 season on Saturday, September 1 to take on Pensacola (FL) Pine Forest at 3 p.m. in the 2012 National High School Gridiron Challenge.

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