All-Met All-Mets
Front row (left to right): Mike Imoh (Robinson), Billy Gaines (Urbana), Marcus Mason (Georgetown Prep), Adam Fassnacht (Robinson), Luke Cain, (Dunbar), Brandon Wells (Bowie), Will Troost (G'town Prep), Terry Caulley (Patuxent). Middle: Ramon Davis (Largo), A.J. Lillie (Gaithersburg), Lloyd Washington (Seneca Valley), J.D. Ricca, (St. John's), Josh Baldwin (North Stafford), Justin Parrish (Fairmont Heights), Justin Barnes (Oakland Mills), Stefan Orange (Culpeper), Chris Choice (E. Roosevelt). Back: Reggie Holmes (Bowie), Daniel Orlebar (DeMatha), Rob LaHayne (Glenelg), Shawne Merriman (Douglass), Brandon Gore (Liberty), Brad Schell (Paint Branch), Ahmad Brooks (Hylton), Keenan Carter (Potomac, Va.), Mike King (DeMatha). (John McDonnell - The Washington Post)

First-Team Offense |  First-Team Defense |  Offensive Player of the Year
Defensive Player of the Year |  Coach of the Year |  Second-Team Offense
Second-Team Defense |  Honorable Mention | All-League Teams | Top 20

Offensive Player of the Year
RB Terry Caulley - Patuxent, 5-7, 170, Sr.
In three playoff games, Caulley rushed for a combined 862 yards and six touchdowns, including a career-high 306 yards in a 7-6 loss to Urbana in the Maryland 3A final. He finished the season as the Washington area's leading rusher with 2,540 yards and 28 touchdowns on 247 carries, an average of 10.3 yards per carry. Caulley has unofficially committed to play for the University of Connecticut.

Defensive Player of the Year
LB Ahmad Brooks - Hylton, 6-3, 230, Sr.
In 13 games, Brooks made 207 tackles, including 144 solo and 34 for losses, with 5 forced fumbles, 3 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumble recoveries and 16 quarterback pressures. He also rushed for 848 yards and 10 touchdowns with a 12.6 yards-per-carry average. The son of former Redskins defensive tackle Perry Brooks has not yet committed to a college.

Coach of the Year
Dave Carruthers - Urbana
For the past four seasons, Carruthers has led to Hawks to a level of perfection: an MPSSAA-record 50 straight wins (including 12-0 mark this season) and four Maryland championships. Guided Urbana to the Class 3A title this year after claiming three consecutive 2A titles. Before coming to Urbana in 1995, Carruthers coached 16 seasons at Linganore, winning two state titles.

First-Team Offense
QB J.D. Ricca - St. John's, 6-5, 185, Sr.
Led area with 2,197 passing yards. Also had an area-best 24 touchdowns against 10 interceptions, completing 161 of 269 passes. In 11 games, threw for 200 or more yards six times.

RB Marcus Mason - Georgetown Prep, 5-8, 188, Jr.
Ranked third among area rushers with 2,119 yards and 26 TDs on 214 carries as Little Hoyas went 10-0 for second consecutive season. Also averaged 35 yards on kick returns.

RB Mike Imoh - Robinson, 5-7, 185, Sr.
Going into Saturday{sdag}s state championship game, Imoh already held school records for fushing yards (5,059) and TDs (64). Had 1,857 yards and 25 TDs in Rams first 12 games.

WR Josh Baldwin - North Stafford, 6-3, 205, Sr.
Caught an area-high 85 passes for 1,017 yards and eight touchdowns. Finished with 72 solo tackles, 20 assists, 3 interceptions and 3 blocked kicks as defensive back.

WR Billy Gaines - Urbana, 5-8, 170, Sr.
Made 41 catches for 666 yards and 13 touchdowns. Finished career with 39 touchdowns and 16 punt returns for TDs. Caught 21-yard scoring pass in 7-6 victory in Maryland 3A title game. Unofficially committed to Pittsburgh.

TE Brad Schell - Paint Branch, 6-5, 225, Sr.
Considered one of Maryland's top blocking tight ends. Caught 30 passes for 486 yards and one touchdown. Had a two-point conversion catch. Considering Maryland, Virginia Tech and Illinois.

OL Ramon Davis - Largo, 6-1, 292, Sr.
Did not allow a sack for the second straight season. Three-year starter is the first Largo All-Met since 1981. Had 68 tackles, 23 for a loss, and eight sacks at defensive tackle.

OL Brandon Gore - Liberty, 6-6, 316, Sr.
All-region at offensive and defensive line. Led Eagles to school records of 12 victories and 4,130 rushing yards. Team earned second trip to state semifinals. Unofficially committed to Virginia Tech.

OL Rob LaHayne - Glenelg, 6-2, 245, Sr.
Two-time team most valuable player was named Howard County coaches' player of the year. Was also the Gladiators' second-leading tackler, as they reached the Maryland 2A quarterfinals.

OL Daniel Orlebar - DeMatha, 6-4, 285, Sr.
First-team all-WCAC selection helped forge powerful rushing attack that took Stags to league championship and area's No. 1 ranking. Unofficially committed to to Wake Forest, where his brother, Arthur, plays.

OL Lloyd Washington - Seneca Valley, 6-2, 240, Sr.
Fierce two-way lineman can bench-press 365 pounds and squat 600. Made 74 solo tackles, 38 for a loss with six sacks. Helped lead Screaming Eagles back to the Maryland 3A semifinals.

K Will Troost - Georgetown Prep, 5-11, 150, Sr.
Was 3 for 4 on field goals, including a 47-yarder, and 49 of 54 on PATs. Planted 50 percent of his kickoffs in end zone. Opponents' average start of possession after kickoff was inside the 25.

Second-Team Offense
QB Keith Williams - Glen Burnie, 6-2, 210, Sr.

RB Josh Allen - Eleanor Roosevelt, 6-1, 200, Sr.

RB Elijah Brooks - DeMatha, 5-10, 205, Sr.

RB Barrington Edwards - Bowie, 6-2, 203, Jr.

WR Shaun Herbert - McNamara, 6-2, 187, Sr.

WR Marco Quinn - Potomac (Md.), 6-2, 190, Sr.

TE Vernon Davis - Dunbar, 6-4, 198, Jr.

OL David Chavis - Friendly, 6-1, 288, Jr.

OL Anthony Hunter - Eleanor Roosevelt, 6-2, 275, Sr.

OL Alex Miller - Chantilly, 6-1, 213, Sr.

OL Joe Ripple - Patuxent, 6-2, 260, Sr.

OL Traveon Smith - H.D. Woodson, 6-2, 310, Sr.

K Will Godfrey - St. John's, 6-2, 183, Sr.

First-Team Defense
DL Keenan Carter - Potomac(Va.), 6-3, 330, Sr.
Repeat All-Met had nearly 60 tackles and two sacks for Virginia AAA Northwestern Region Division 5 finalist. Has unofficially committed to the University of Virginia.

DL Adam Fassnacht - Robinson, 5-10, 215, Jr.
Undersized but incredibly quick, Fassnacht wreaked havoc on Northern Region offensive lines to the tune of 11 sacks and 140 tackles through first 12 games. Also blocked two punts.

DL A.J. Lillie - Gaithersburg, 6-1, 220, Sr.
The dominant force on a Trojans team that held opponents to less than a touchdown per game during the regular season. Had 12 sacks, and finished two-year varsity career with 34 sacks.

DL Justin Parrish - Fairmont Heights, 6-1, 233, Sr.
School's first four-year starter capped career with 118 tackles and 21 sacks as the two-year Hornets captain saw playing time at linebacker, defensive end and offensive tackle.

LB Justin Barnes - Oakland Mills, 6-3, 215, Sr.
Intercepted eight passes, returning four for touchdowns, as the Scorpions reached the Maryland 1A final. Finished with close to 150 tackles and rushed for 1,577 yards and 16 touchdowns.

LB Reggie Holmes - Bowie, 6-3, 240, Sr.
Three-year starter recorded 136 tackles (including 13 for a loss), 5 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries to help lead the Bulldogs to their first Maryland 4A state championship.

LB Shawne Merriman - Douglass, 6-4, 225, Sr.
Three-year starter made 155 tackles, blocked two punts, recovered two fumbles and had an interception. The Upper Marlboro school's first football All-Met since 1976 has unofficially committed to Maryland.

DB Luke Cain - Dunbar, 6-1, 200, Sr.
Syracuse-bound player led team with 68 tackles, five interceptions and three forced fumbles. His 90-yard kickoff return lifted the Crimson Tide to its fourth consecutive DCIAA championship.

DB Chris Choice - Eleanor Roosevelt, 6-0, 178, Sr.
Choice intercepted 12 passes and made 57 tackles. At wide receiver, five of his 13 receptions went for touchdowns as he finished with 319 yards. He is unofficially committed to Maryland.

DB Stefan Orange - Culpeper, 6-1, 180, Sr.
Two-time All-Met snagged four interceptions, one in each of his last four games, and ran one back for a touchdown. Finished the season with 27 tackles (17 assisted) and has unofficially committed to Virginia.

DB Brandon Wells - Bowie, 5-9, 170, Sr.
Did it all for the Bulldogs: Had 26 catches for a school-record 507 yards, rushed 45 times for 461 yards and four touchdowns, intercepted a team-high 10 passes, and returned a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns.

P Mike King - DeMatha, 6-,2 184, Sr.
Averaged 44.6 yards per punt, with a long of 71 yards. He planted 12 punts inside the 10-yard line, and 36 of his 51 kickoffs were touchbacks.

Second-Team Defense
DL Kerry Blake - Old Mill, 6-1, 250, Sr.

DL Conrad Bolston - St. John's, 6-4, 265, Jr.

DL Terry Culbertson - Liberty, 6-2, 310, Sr.

DL Andre Henderson - Eleanor Roosevelt, 6-0, 230, Sr.

LB Brad Anderson - Urbana, 6-1, 230, Sr.

LB Jeremy Bailey - Culpeper, 6-2, 222, Sr.

LB Harry Carter - Eleanor Roosevelt, 6-1, 215, Sr.

LB Matt Lewis - Broadneck, 6-1, 205, Sr.

DB Marcus Hamilton - Centreville, 6-0, 175, Sr.

DB Taros Harris - Calvert, 5-8, 176, Jr.

DB Bill Looney - DeMatha, 6-2, 195, Sr.

DB Gary Price - Potomac(Va.), 5-9, 173, Sr.

P Jeremy Kapinos - West Springfield, 6-1, 220, Sr.

Honorable Mention
Quarterbacks: Joe Conner, Urbana, Sr.; Chris Crosby, Seneca Valley, Sr.; Jared Fowler, North Stafford, Sr.; Chris Gibson, Central, Jr.; Michael Holley, Carroll, Sr.; Matt Hostetler, River Hill, Sr.; Travis Johnson, Annandale, Jr.; Antonio Lewis, Thomas Stone, Jr.; Jack Lyons, Maret, Sr.; B.J. Quigley, Lake Braddock, Sr.; Jay Scruggs, Bowie, Sr.

Running Backs: Nick Bowen, Chesapeake, Jr.; Thomas Clayton, Mount Vernon, Sr.; Dana Earley, Park View, Sr.; Richard Fitzhugh, H.D. Woodson, Jr.; Nick Hartigan, W.T. Woodson, Sr.; Roland Hilliard, Osbourn Park, Jr.; Mike Hull, Liberty, Jr.; Josh Keeney, Middletown, Jr.; Jamie Langley, West Springfield, Sr.; Brashaad Mayweather, Old Mill, Jr.; Bakari McKenney, Gonzaga, Sr.; Chris Peakes, Good Counsel, Sr.; Antwan Stewart, Potomac (Va.), Sr.; Dajuan Stover, H.D. Woodson, Soph.; David Thompson, Herndon, Sr.; Kenneth Tynes, Centreville, Sr.; Dervon Wallace, Calvert, Jr.; Keith Williams, Glen Burnie, Sr.; Rashaad Woodard, Bullis, Jr.; Michael Woodson, Liberty, Sr.; Eric Venerable, Annapolis, Sr.; Eric Yancey, Seneca Valley, Sr.

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends: Paul Campitelli, DeMatha, Sr.; John Clark, River Hill, Sr.; Jason Cushing, Magruder, Sr.; M.J. Estep, Chopticon, Sr.; Mike Jackson, Falls Church, Sr.; Marcus Hill, St. John's, Sr.; Wes Kesner, Broad Run, Sr.; Robert Malone, Hayfield, Sr.; Darryl Morrow, Ballou, Sr.; Brooks Moser, Middletown, Sr.; John Zabel, Mount Hebron, Sr.

Offensive Linemen: Brandon Cook, Liberty, Sr.; Andrew Croner, Oakland Mills, Sr.; Marcus Edwards, Gwynn Park, Sr.; Chris Gray, Douglass, Jr.; Everett Grimes, Park View, Jr.; Antonio Holmes, Douglass, Jr.; Leo Jackson, McNamara, Sr.; Flordell Kissee, Gar-Field, Jr.; Dan Kovler, Sidwell Friends, Sr.; Jono Petrovitch, Hylton, Jr.; Randy Robinson, H.D. Woodson, Jr.; B.J. Watson, Bowie, Sr.; Doron White, Fauquier, Jr.

Defensive linemen: Mike Brown, Patuxent, Sr.; James Chance, Ballou, Sr.; Kyle Godwin, Middletown, Sr.; George Katsotis, Urbana, Sr.; Brandon Lambert, Culpeper, Sr.; Stuart Maestas, Oakton, Sr.; Daniel Muir, Parkdale, Sr.; Bode Ogunewole, Georgetown Prep, Jr.; David Patrick, Liberty, Sr.; Ian Pleasants, Hayfield, Sr.; Mike Rabil, Watkins Mill, Sr.; Loren White, Gar-Field, Sr.

Linebackers: Eddie Adams, Bowie, Jr.; Tony Alpy, Centreville, Sr.; Jamar Atkinson, Gar-Field, Sr.; Lorenzo Bailey, DuVal, Sr.; Larry Fowlkes, Oxon Hill, Sr.; Ryan Frazier, Gaithersburg, Sr.; Mike Hull, Liberty, Jr.; Wesley Jefferson, Gwynn Park, Jr.; Danny Prentice, Oakton, Jr.; Ray Rochester, Richard Montgomery, Sr.; Will Smith, Calvert, Sr.; Kenny Stribling, Liberty, Sr.; James Rump, Georgetown Prep, Sr.

Defensive Backs: Tracy Belton, Largo, Sr.; Robbie Dodd, Walkersville, Soph.; Andre George, Long Reach, Sr.; Chris Gillette, Hylton, Sr.; Tanard Jackson, Bullis, Jr.; Aaron Montgomery, Bowie, Jr.; Richard Orah, Gaithersburg, Sr.; Seth Overbey, McDonough, Sr.; Stanley Pope, Dunbar, Sr.; Cornelius Smith, West Potomac, Sr.; Terick Thomas, Woodson, Sr.; Troy Wallace, Largo, Sr.; Eric Wedge, Douglass, Sr.; Shawn Woodson, Liberty, Sr.

Punters/Kickers: Chris Anderson, Middletown, Sr.; Pat Davis, Centennial, Jr.; Griffin DiGuardo, Chantilly, Sr.; Mike Dorn, Potomac Falls, Sr.; Marc Herman, Yorktown, Sr.; Travis Johnson, Annandale, Jr.; Eric Lenz, Urbana, Soph.; Antwan Smith, Meade, Sr.; Brad Whitacre, Sherando, Soph.

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