Football - Offense
RB Rob Chesson
Old Mill / 5-10, 178 / Senior
The speedster enjoyed one of the finest seasons ever by an area player, setting a Maryland single-season record with 49 touchdowns. Led the region in rushing with 2,701 yards, including a stretch in which he rushed for more than 200 yards in five consecutive games. Rushed for 312 yards and seven touchdowns in a Maryland 4A semifinal victory over Catonsville and then had the game-winning two-point conversion in overtime of the championship game as the Patriots beat Quince Orchard, 36-35, to win their second state title in three seasons. Video: Behind the scenes at RFK
Coach Dave Mencarini
Cougars went undefeated in the regular season for the third time in five seasons, advancing to the Maryland 4A championship game before losing in overtime. Guided the Darnestown school to the playoffs in each of his eight seasons, including seven consecutive regional final appearances. Former Rockville High wide receiver has a career record of 85-14 with one state title (2007).
Back row, from left: Friendship Collegiate's Eddie Goldman, Good Counsel's Michael Madaras, Quince Orchard's Mark Green, Quince Orchard Coach Dave Mencarini, Flint Hill's Hunter Windmuller, Good Counsel's Ryan Watson, Broad Run's Jackson Matteo
Front row, from left: Potomac's (Va.) Donta Wilkins, Broad Run's Connor Jessop, Friendship Collegiate's Albert Reid, Gaithersburg's Billy Brown, Suitland's Taivon Jacobs, Briar Woods's Alex Carter, Old Mill's Rob Chesson
|QB Zach Deutel||Brooke Point||Sr.|
|RB Kendell Anderson||Westfield||Sr.|
|RB Wes Brown||Good Counsel||Sr.|
|RB Olu Izegwire||Dunbar||Sr.|
|RB Kevin Jones||Bullis||Sr.|
|WR Zach Bradshaw||Damascus||Jr.|
|WR Stefan Houston||Clarksburg||Sr.|
|TE E.J. Norris||Carroll||Sr.|
|OL Andre'as Antone-Ford||Wise||Sr.|
|OL Burke Bartow||McLean||Jr.|
|OL Paul Federinko||Atholton||Sr.|
|OL Mitchell Kirsch||St. John's||Sr.|
|OL Wayne Shultz||Thomas Johnson||Sr.|
|K Michael Ferguson||South County||Sr.|
Quarterbacks: Kylor Bellistri, Bullis, Sr.; Matty Callahan, Northwest, Jr.; Connor Cox, South River, Jr.; Austin Grebe, North Stafford, Sr.; Caleb Henderson, West Potomac, So.; Lansana Keita, Churchill, Sr.; Travez Lee, Patuxent, Jr.; Travon McMillian, Hylton, So.; Austin Nelson, Heritage, Sr.; Ryan Swingle, Battlefield, Sr.
Running backs: John Byrd, Manassas Park, Sr.; Shakeem Copeland, Gar-Field, Jr.; Cedrick Delaney, Osbourn, Sr.; Jonathan Dunn, West Springfield, Jr.; Davonte Fletcher, Huntingtown, Sr.; Devon Paye, Hammond, Sr.; Manny Smith, Centreville, Sr.; Anthony Squire, Suitland, Jr.; M.J. Stewart, Yorktown, So.; Joshua Tapscott, Kettle Run, Jr.; Darius Victor, Northwestern, Jr.; Aaron Wells, River Hill, Sr.
Wide receivers and tight ends: Richy Anderson, Thomas Johnson, Jr.; Quentin Basil, Westfield, Sr.; Curt Brooks, Wootton, Sr.; Marcus Finney, Heritage, Sr.; DaeSean Hamilton, Mountain View, Jr.; Antonio Huff, Friendship Collegiate, Sr.; Joe McDonald, Landon, Sr.; Fellonte Misher, Coolidge, Sr.; Dayon Pratt, Coolidge, Sr.; Brandon Ravenel, North Stafford, Jr.; Xavier Roscoe, Gar-Field, Jr.; Mike Strange, South River, Sr.; Kyon Taylor, Lee, Sr.; Chase Walter, Centreville, Sr.; Tyus White, Brooke Point, Jr.
Offensive linemen: Tommie Boozer, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.; Karou Diakite, Churchill, Sr.; Quincy Dickens, Friendship Collegiate, Sr.; Brandon Dukeman, Battlefield, Jr.; Austin Eagle, Arundel, Sr.; Antonio Harris, Wise, Sr.; Eric Hensley, Herndon, Sr.; Dimitri Hill, Westlake, Sr.; Jack Howerton, Langley, Jr.; Darrion Locke, Churchill, Jr.; Teddy Marshall, Old Mill, Sr.; Derrick Nelson, Carroll, Sr.; Jake Payne, Battlefield, Sr.; Adam Quigley, Seneca Valley, Sr.; Chris Usenica, Damascus, Sr.
Place kickers/punters: Chris Boteler, Osbourn, Sr.; David Clements, Briar Woods, Sr.; Billy Germain, Chantilly, Sr.; Eric Goins, Oakton, Sr.; Adam Greene, Broadneck, Jr.; Nick Weiler, Lake Braddock, Sr.
Compiled by Josh Barr and the High School staff - The Washington Post. Photos by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post.
Published Dec. 16, 2011.