Statistically speaking, there wasn't a better pass rusher in the Record area - a very few statewide - than the Trojans' quick, twitchy junior, Lucas Lyman.
Layman tallied an eye-popping 16 1/2 sacks, which was a top-three total in the state when South concluded its season. His best effort was a four-sack performance during the team's 54-14 homecoming win over Southern Wayne on October 8.
"Defensively, they had to plan for a lot, but they had to plan for No. 32 (Layman) every game," Trojans' coach, Lee Webb said.
"He's quick off the ball and he makes us better in pracitce. I yell at the o-line a lot because he's full go all the time...He definitely surpassed whay our goals were for him this year."
At defensive end, Layman also totalled 77 tackles - 20 for loss - and an interception.