Week 7

All-Met Watch: Football

Changes at quarterback and running back this week, among other positions. The number of weeks that a player has been on the Watch is in parentheses following his name.

Hammond's Devon Paye arrives on the Watch based on a 282-yard game against Atholton on Friday. (Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

Offense

QB Connor Jessop (5)

Broad Run, 6-5, 210, Sr.

Started off strong by completing 10 of 12 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns in the first half as Spartans beat Osbourn, 27-20.

RB Rob Chesson (2)

Old Mill, 5-10, 170, Sr.

Rushed for 211 yards and four first-half scores in the Patriots' 55-0 win over Annapolis; leads the area with 23 rushing touchdowns.

RB Kevin Jones (5)

Bullis, 5-8, 160, Sr.

Carried 18 times for 218 yards and scored four touchdowns in a 39-0 victory over St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, his fourth 200-yard game.

RB Devon Paye (1)

Hammond, 6-0, 180, Sr.

Carried 28 times for a career-high 282 yards and one touchdown in a 40-21 loss to Atholton. Has rushed for 1,001 yards and 10 touchdowns.

RB Albert Reid (4)

Friendship Collegiate, 5-11, 195, Sr.

West Virginia recruit, also the area's third-leading rusher, ran for 268 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries in a 35-28 win over Poly Prep (N.Y.).

WR Stefon Diggs (8)

Good Counsel, 6-1, 190, Sr.

Caught two touchdown passes (49, 47 yards) and made his third interception of the season in a 35-0 victory over McNamara.

OL Paul Federinko (1)

Atholton, 6-5, 305, Sr.

Anchor up front leads the way for Raiders' rushing-oriented offense, which saw quarterback Brian McMahon and running back Kenny Thomas each rush for more than 100 yards in 40-21 win over Hammond.

OL Michael Madaras (7)

Good Counsel, 6-6, 285, Sr.

Maryland recruit has been a leader up front as the Falcons have outgained opponents on the ground by more than two to one. [VIDEO]

OL Andrew Maddox (1)

Woodbridge, 6-6, 275, Sr.

Old Dominion recruit is key to Vikings' ground-oriented attack, which has accounted for 60 percent of the team's offense this season.

OL Jackson Matteo (7)

Broad Run, 6-5, 276, Sr.

Spartans rushed for 156 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in their come-from-behind, 27-20 victory over Osbourn.

OL Ryan Watson (5)

G, 6-3, 320, Jr.

Two-way standout was solid once again as Falcons scored 28 points in the first quarter, did not allow a sack and punted just once in their 35-0 victory over McNamara.

K Adam Green (1)

Broadneck, 5-10, 155, Jr.

Booted 55-yard field goal in a 34-31 loss to Arundel. Has made all four of his field goal attempts this year (all from 35 yards or longer) and is perfect on point-after kicks.

On the bubble

Quarterbacks: Connor Cox, South River, Jr.; Zach Deutel, Brooke Point, Sr.; Brendan Marshall, Good Counsel, Jr.; Austin Nelson, Heritage, Sr.; Nyema Washington, Suitland, Sr.

Running backs: Kendell Anderson, Westfield, Sr.; Cedrick Delaney, Osbourn, Sr.; Jonathan Dunn, West Springfield, Jr.; Davonte Fletcher, Huntingtown, Sr.; Mark Green, Quince Orchard, Sr.; Josef Hinnant, Douglass, Sr.; Olu Izegwire, Dunbar, Sr.; Nate Lewnes, St. Mary's-Annapolis, Sr.; Stacy Lipkins, Coolidge, Sr.; Dana Robertson, Wilson, Jr.; Manny Smith, Centreville, Sr.; Anthony Squire, Suitland, Jr.; Darius Victor, Northwestern, Jr.

Wide receivers/tight ends: Quentin Basil, Westfield, Sr.; Zach Bradshaw, Damascus, Jr.; Marcus Finney, Heritage, Sr.; Stefan Houston, Clarksburg, Sr.; Antonio Huff, Friendship Collegiate, Sr.; Tyrone Mackall, Edison, Sr.; Zachary Pascal, Wise, Sr.; Brandon Ravenel, North Stafford, Jr.; Brad Szoka, Loudoun County, Sr.; Kyon Taylor, Lee, Sr.; Moses Webb, Bishop Ireton, Sr.; Seth Whitmore, Washington-Lee, Jr.

Kickers/punters: Scotty Barrett, Huntingtown, Sr.; David Clements, Briar Woods, Sr.; Michael Ferguson, South County, Sr.; Billy Germain, Chantilly, Sr.; Chris Rosenbaum, McLean, Jr.; Hunter Windmuller, Flint Hill, Sr.

Gaithersburg's Billy Brown (9) is a two-way standout, helping the Trojans as a receiver and defensive end.
(Preston Keres / For The Washington Post)

Defense

DL Jonathan Allen (8)

Stone Bridge, 6-3, 230, Jr.

Was back at it with 13 tackles (11 first hits), two sacks and a blocked punt in the first three quarters of a 49-7 victory over Marshall. Has 11 sacks on the season. [VIDEO]

DL Billy Brown (3)

Gaithersburg, 6-5, 200, Sr.

Had two sacks, blocked a punt that led to a touchdown, blocked a point-after kick and batted down two passes in a 34-27 loss to Northwest. Also caught three passes for 90 yards and his eighth touchdown this season.

DL Ken Ekanem (8)

Centreville, 6-4, 245, Sr.

Narrowed his college list to five - Oregon, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh and North Carolina - and had 11 tackles, including two for loss, in a 42-7 win over McLean. [VIDEO]

DL Da'Shawn Hand (4)

Woodbridge, 6-5, 245, So.

Picked up his 12th and 13th sacks of the year in a 28-10 win over Freedom-Woodbridge to nurse Vikings' playoff hopes. Big test this week against No. 5 Hylton. [VIDEO]

DL Michael Moore (8)

DeMatha, 6-5, 250, Sr.

Virginia recruit made eight tackles (three for loss) and had one sack as the Stags beat St. John's, 13-7. [VIDEO]

LB Alex Figueroa (3)

Brooke Point, 6-2, 215, Sr.

Recorded nine tackles, two for loss, in the Black-Hawks' 24-23 loss to Massaponax, the team's second Commonwealth District setback by two points or fewer. Also had a 25-yard reception.

LB Sam Lebbie (6)

DeMatha, 6-3, 240, Sr.

West Virginia recruit was all over the field, making six tackles (two for loss) and getting one sack as the Stags held St. John's to 118 yards rushing on 41 carries.

LB E.J. Levenberry (7)

Hylton, 6-4, 230, Jr.

One of four Bulldogs to recover fumbles in a 28-14 win at Colonial Forge; also made a team-high nine tackles. [VIDEO]

LB C.J. Reimann (5)

Oakton, 6-0, 202, Sr.

Recovered a fumble that sealed the outcome in a 21-14 win over Chantilly and also had 13 tackles, including two for loss, and one sack.

LB Devin Vandyke (8)

South County, 6-1, 210, Sr.

Virginia Tech recruit made plays all over the field, notching five tackles and a sack, blocking a field goal and forcing a fumble -- both of which led to touchdowns -- in a 45-21 win over Lee. [VIDEO]

DB Kenny Crawley (7)

H.D. Woodson, 6-1, 170, Sr.

Tennessee recruit is a playmaker: snared his third interception of the season, recovered a fumble, caught a 47-yard touchdown pass and make three tackles in a 25-0 win over McKinley.

DB Taivon Jacobs (1)

Suitland, 5-9, 155, Jr.

Speedy two-way standout with major college offers had two interceptions (returning one 65 yards for a touchdown), returned the opening kickoff 86 yards and caught a 57-yard touchdown pass.

On the bubble

Defensive line: Roderick Chungong, Good Counsel, Sr.; Eddie Goldman, Friendship Collegiate, Sr.; Shaneil Jenkins, Suitland, Sr.; Colton Kmetz, Urbana, Sr.; Darnell Leslie, Quince Orchard, Sr.; Michael Parker, Kettle Run, Jr.; Brent Wilkerson, DeMatha, Sr.; Donta Wilkins, Potomac (Va.), Jr.; De'Jon Wilson, H.D. Woodson, Sr.

Linebackers: Adrian Jackson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.; Marcus Newby, Quince Orchard, Sr.; Dorian O'Daniel, Good Counsel, Jr.; Matthew Paul, Douglass, Jr.; Shawn Petty, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.; Joe Rizzardi, Briar Woods, Sr.; Dyquan Stewart, Mountain View, Sr.; Joshua Thorne, Potomac (Md.), Sr.

Defensive backs: Brandon Banks, Gwynn Park, Sr.; Alex Carter, Briar Woods, Sr.; Ron Darby, Potomac (Md.), Sr.; Sean Davis, Maret, Sr.; Greg Evans, Suitland, Sr.; Kendall Fuller, Good Counsel, Jr.; Rahman Kamara, Bladensburg, Sr.; Robert Mercer, Crossland, Sr.; Ayo Ogunniyi, Westlake, Sr.; Kortez Prather, North Point, Sr.; Andrew Rector, South County, Sr.; Trey Reed, Colonial Forge, Sr.; Joshua Tapscott, Kettle Run, Jr.; Mike Tompkins, Stone Bridge, Sr.

Published October 17, 2011.