The honors keep rolling in for Allen Iverson, leaving just one question for the Bethel High School star: What can he do next year to top his junior football season?
Iverson, who led Bethel to the Group AAA Division 5 championship, received his latest - and biggest - honor on Sunday, when he was named the state's Group AAA player of the year. He was first-team all-state as a defensive back and kick returner, and he received consideration at quarterback.
Two other local players were named to the Group AAA all-state team. Ferguson end Eric Jones, a junior, was a first-team selection on offense. He had 43 catches for 853 yards and 12 TDs.
Hampton linebacker Myron Newsome, a senior, was a second-team choice on defense. He led the Peninsula District in tackles with 118.
Only a talented crop of quarterbacks in the state kept Iverson from earning three spots on the All-Group AAA team, as selected by a panel of sportswriters from across the state.
In the state title game, Iverson passed for 201 yards, ran for one touchdown, intercepted two passes and returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown as Bethel beat E.C. Glass 27-0.
The first-team quarterback is
, a 6-5, 240-pound senior who accounted for 1,948 total yards and 24 touchdowns.