Front (left to right): Kenny Jefferson, DeMatha; Matt Castor, Linganore; Derrick Williams, Eleanor Roosevelt; Evan Royster, Westfield; Brent Bowden, Westfield. Second row: Salim Koroma, Northwest; Matt Reidy, Damascus; Rico McCoy, St. John's; Brent Jones, Robinson; James McDonald, Dunbar; Will Davis, Eleanor Roosevelt. Third row: Brian Calloway, Stone Bridge; Zach Terrell, Manassas Park; Akeem Hebron, Good Counsel; Coach Mark Bendorf, Robinson; Jeffrey Allen, DeMatha; Navorro Bowman, Suitland; Chris Desautels, Broadneck. Back row: Jeremy Hairston, Lackey; Thomas Claggett, Douglass; Cordarrow Thompson, North Stafford; Ike Whitaker, Northwest; Steve Weedon, Richard Montgomery; Andrew Phillips, Georgetown Prep; Jon Walko, Seneca Valley; Augustus Parrish, Potomac (Md.); Antonio North, North Stafford. (Jonathan Newton - 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  Final Rankings


Offensive Player of the Year

QB Ike Whitaker -- Northwest, Sr., 6-4, 210
Whitaker completed 157 of 262 passes for a school-record 2,586 yards, 28 TDs and 10 INTs in leading the Jaguars to a 13-1 record and the Maryland 3A championship. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound three-year starter also ran for 432 yards and 10 TDs. He passed for nearly 5,000 yards and 56 TDs in his career and had a 30-6 record as a starter. He has committed to Virginia Tech.

Defensive Player of the Year

DL Cordarrow Thompson, North Stafford, Sr., 6-3, 315
Using his size and quickness to full advantage, Thompson led a smothering defensive line that helped propel the Wolverines to an unbeaten regular season and the Virginia AAA Division 5 final. Through 13 games, Thompson had 102 tackles, including 43 for loss, and nine sacks. He also rushed for two touchdowns as a fullback. Thompson, who has committed to Syracuse, was chosen the defensive player of the year for both the Commonwealth District and Northwestern Region.

Coach of the Year

Mark Bendorf -- Robinson
Few coaches in any sport have enjoyed the type of success Bendorf has had in his eight years at Robinson. The Rams have gone 85-12 and have been crowned champions twice in Virginia's AAA Division 6, the state's most competitive classification. They played for a third title on Dec. 11. Robinson has missed the playoffs only once under his direction, while claiming seven Patriot District titles and three Northern Region trophies. The Rams also have posted three consecutive undefeated regular seasons.

First-Team Offense

RB Matt Castor -- Linganore, Sr., 6-0, 200
First-team all-MVAL selection rushed for 1,830 yards and 24 TDs and accounted for 150 of the Lancers' 341 points. As a linebacker, Castor made 105 tackles. Will play for Towson next year.

RB Matt Reidy -- Damascus, Sr., 6-1, 195
Repeat All-Met rushed for 1,866 yards and 17 TDs on 374 carries to lead Damascus back to the Maryland 4A final. Reidy also made 80 tackles and had 5 INTs as a linebacker. Rushed for 3,593 yards over last two years, including 1,415 in eight playoff games.

RB Evan Royster -- Westfield, Jr., 6-0, 200
A rare combination of agility and power, Royster rushed for 2,179 yards and 28 TDs on 255 carries. He also was a key member of Westfield's 2003 undefeated state championship team. Two-year totals: 3,902 yards, 50 TDs.

WR James McDonald -- Dunbar, Sr., 6-2, 180
A strong possession receiver who made 52 catches for 952 yards and 13 TDs to lead the Crimson Tide to a second consecutive DCIAA championship.

TE Brian Calloway -- Stone Bridge, Sr., 6-2, 185
Versatile player caught 56 passes for 858 yards and 9 TDs for a Stone Bridge team that went 10-0 in the regular season for the second consecutive year. Was named to the all-Virginia AA Region II team.

TE William Davis -- Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr., 6-3, 215
Emerged as Raiders' top receiving threat. Had 21 catches for 528 yards and 10 TDs, including three in one game. Also played defensive end for the first time, making a team-leading 136 tackles with 24 sacks.

OL Jeremy Hairston -- Lackey, Sr., 6-1, 275
Unanimous all-SMAC selection on offense and did not miss a start in his 48-game career, including consecutive Maryland 3A title game appearances.

OL Augustus Parrish -- Potomac (Md.), Sr., 6-4, 302
Physical two-way starter was the leader for Maryland 2A champions. At guard, helped Wolverines average 33 points per game; at defensive tackle, made 86 tackles, 22 for loss, and had 10 sacks for a team that allowed 39 points in 14 games.

OL Andrew Phillips -- Georgetown Prep, Jr., 6-4, 290
Three-time all-IAC selection is a punishing blocker who often takes a linebacker out as he blocks linemen. Prep Coach Dan Paro says Phillips has received more interest from college coaches nationwide than any junior he has coached.

OL Antonio North -- North Stafford, Sr., 6-4, 315
The big, quick guard was an all-Commonwealth District and all-Northwestern Region selection. A four-year starter, North was the anchor of a tough offensive line that helped the Wolverines to a berth in the state final. Will play for Virginia Tech.

OL Jon Walko -- Seneca Valley, Sr., 6-6, 288
Helped pave way for Quintin Cosby to rush for 1,408 yards. Made 27 pancake blocks this season. Seneca Valley did not give up a sack in Walko's three years as a starting tackle.

PK Chris Desautels -- Broadneck, Sr., 6-4, 185
Made eight field goals, including two 46-yarders, and was 43 of 45 on extra points. Also played safety, making eight INTs and 26 tackles. Set Maryland public school record for career field goals (23) and scored 206 career points.

Second-Team Offense
QB Ben Hostetler, River Hill, Sr.
RB Ryan Callahan, Old Mill, Jr.
RB Lucas Caparelli, Robinson, Jr.
RB Justin Carrington, Liberty, Sr.
RB Matt Nickerson, W.T. Woodson, Sr.
RB Jerron Pearson, Good Counsel, Sr.
WR Darren Brownlee, Northwest, Sr.
OL Carl Ehrlich, Whitman, Sr.
OL Anthony Perkins, DeMatha, Sr.
OL Patrick Slebonick, North Stafford, Sr.
OL J.B. Walton, Lackey, Jr.
OL Kevin Wiggins, Dunbar, Sr.
K Matt Goff, Robinson, Jr.

First-Team Defense
DL Thomas Claggett II, Douglass, Sr., 6-2, 265
Three-year starter made plays all over the field for Maryland 3A semifinalist. Stuffed up the middle and also chased down the ballcarrier when teams ran away from him. Made 85 tackles, 15 for loss.

DL Brent Jones, Robinson, Sr., 6-0, 235
Has a penchant for making huge plays, including 10 sacks this season. Made more than 300 career tackles and is the only Ram to have started for Robinson's 2001 state championship team and in this year's state final. Has accepted a full scholarship to Virginia for wrestling.

LB Navorro Bowman, Suitland, 6-2, 218
Dominant player in the middle for Maryland 4A champion. Made 163 tackles to lead a defense that allowed more than two TDs in only one game and yielded 13 points in four playoff games. Also rushed for 1,238 yards and 13 TDs.

LB Akeem Hebron, Good Counsel, Jr., 6-2, 195
Hard-hitting, mobile linebacker always seems to find the ball. Had a team-leading 108 tackles, 5 sacks and 2 interceptions as Good Counsel went 11-1 and won the WCAC regular season title.

LB Kenny Jefferson, DeMatha, Sr., 5-11, 230
As valuable on offense as he was on defense, Jefferson was a major reason the Stags won their second consecutive WCAC title. The Virginia Tech recruit had 128 tackles and nine sacks and averaged 11 yards per carry as a running back.

LB Rico McCoy, St. John's, Sr., 6-2, 212
Top-level prospect made big plays all fall for the Cadets. Had 118 tackles, forced four fumbles and rushed for eight TDs as a running back. Is considering scholarship offers from Tennessee, Ohio State, Pittsburgh and North Carolina.

LB Steve Weedon, R. Montgomery, Sr., 6-3, 220
Made 113 tackles and eight sacks to help the Rockets make the playoffs-they went 1-9 without him in 2003. Rushed for 1,769 yards and 18 TDs on 199 carries and threw three TD passes.

DB Jeffrey Allen, DeMatha, Sr., 6-1, 190
One of the Stags' most versatile players started at tailback and safety and returned kickoffs. Rushed for 1,128 yards and 15 TDs on 133 carries; on defense, he posted 54 tackles and 4 interceptions. Has committed to play for Maryland.

DB Zach Terrell, Manassas Park, Sr., 5-10, 180
Going into state final, the Bull Run District defensive player of the year had 8 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries and 81 tackles. Also threw for 2,361 yards and 25 TDs and ran for 1,758 yards and 27 TDs, earning Region B offensive player of the year honors.
DB Derrick Williams, E. Roosevelt, Sr., 6-0, 187
Do-it-all player generally is considered the nation's top recruit. Repeat All-Met was rarely tested at cornerback, but had 4 interceptions. Rushed for 1,049 yards and nine TDs, passed for 800 yards and 13 TDs. Also caught 11 passes for 203 yards and two TDs.

P Brent Bowden, Westfield, Sr., 6-3, 190
Although the Bulldogs did not punt often, Bowden proved his mettle when they did. Averaged 43.5 yards per punt with a season long of 58. Fifteen punts landed inside the 20, nine inside the 10 and five inside the 5. No punts blocked.

KR Salim Koroma, Northwest, Sr., 5-6, 145
Diminutive speedster was a huge threat in all phases of the game. Caught 37 passes for 495 yards and seven TDs, returned a punt and kickoff for TDs, rushed for two scores and made 70 tackles at defensive back.

Second-Team Defense
DL Reggie Berry, Potomac (Md.), Sr.
DL Deege Galt, Good Counsel, Sr.
DL Tommy Galt, Good Counsel, Sr.
DL Franklyn Herrera, Robinson, Sr.
DL Patrick Mimms, Douglass, Sr.
LB Brandon Gilbeaux, Dunbar, Sr.
LB Andre Graham, Gaithersburg, Sr.
LB Cody Grimm, Oakton, Sr.
LB Adrian McLeod, Potomac (Md.), Jr.
DB Korey Coles, Potomac (Md.), Sr.
DB Chris Garrett, Stonewall Jackson, Sr.
DB Aaron Hicks, Gwynn Park, Sr.
DB Pat Purcell, Oakton, Sr.

Honorable Mention
Quarterbacks: L.A. Anderson, Handley, Sr.; H.B. Banjoman, Warren County, Jr.; Drew Dudzik, Centreville, Jr.; Reggie Gooch, Good Counsel, Sr.; Delonte Janey, Patuxent, Sr.; James Nickens, Potomac (Md.), Jr.; Keith Ricca, St. John's/Prospect Hall, Sr.; Sean Ryan, Stone Bridge, Sr.; Nick Scrivens, Churchill, Sr.; Deontay Twyman, Sherwood, Soph.; Matt Wong, Jefferson, Jr.

Running Backs: Trevor Bacon, Langley, Sr.; Andre Bratton, Woodbridge, Sr.; Colin Cloherty, Gonzaga, Sr.; Martise Colston, Maryland School for the Deaf, Sr.; Bruce Dorsey, Frederick, Sr.; Morgan Green, Lackey, Sr.; Lemi Joyner, St. Albans, Sr.; Keone Kyle, Paul VI Catholic, Jr.; Andy Loomis, Landon, Sr.; Tyler Martin, River Hill, Sr.; Brandon McRae, C.H. Flowers, Sr.; Tony Nelson, Northwest, Sr.; Keith Payne, Oakton, Jr.; Aaris Reed, Westlake, Jr.; Charlie Rivers, Largo, Sr.

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends: William Averill, Jefferson, Sr.; Cameron Dohse, Centreville, Jr.; A.C. Fitchett, Manassas Park, Sr.; Gabe Loube, Patuxent, Sr.; Max Morris, St. John's/Prospect Hall, Sr.; Brandon Peterson, DeMatha, Sr.; Scot Riddell, Quince Orchard, Sr.; Barry Scott, H.D. Woodson, Sr.; Chris Sheahin, Sherwood, Sr.; Eric Westbrooks, Potomac (Md.), Sr.; Jarvis Williams, North Stafford, Sr.; Sekou Yansane, Churchill, Sr.

Offensive Linemen: Bakari Bayou, C.H. Flowers, Sr.; Ara Der-Boghossian, Hylton, Sr.; Antonio Logan-El, Forestville, Jr.; Joe Lyons, Langley, Sr.; Rashad Maybin, Forestville, Sr.; Mitch Maines, Westfield, Sr.; Ali Malone, Hayfield, Sr.; Andrew Michel, Oakton, Sr.; Joe Muldoon, DeMatha, Sr.; Corey Nicholson, Linganore, Sr.; Pat Sheil, Centreville, Sr.; Phillip Taylor, Gwynn Park, Jr.; Bobby Thompson, Liberty, Sr.; Julio Villatoro, Annandale, Sr.

Defensive Linemen: Jerrell Edelen, Westlake, Sr.; Jarad Flagg, Wilde Lake, Jr.; Bani Gbadyu, Quince Orchard, Jr.; Ryan Griffith, DeMatha, Sr.; Tim Hackman, Severna Park, Sr.; David Howard, Springbrook, Sr.; Aaron Hull, Liberty, Jr.; Eric Jobe, La Plata, Jr.; Chris Lancaster, Stonewall Jackson, Sr.; Kevin Maroney, St. John's, Sr.; Aaron Maybin, Mount Hebron, Jr.; Andrew Presnell, Middletown, Sr.; Myron Rowell, Potomac (Va.), Sr.; Preston Simmons, Woodbridge, Sr.; T.J. Taylor, Frederick, Sr.; Devin Tyler, Suitland, Sr.

Linebackers: Marcus Blaha, Herndon, Sr.; Cortez Brown, Centreville, Sr.; Raphael Bynum, North Stafford, Sr.; Khalil Conteh, Stone Bridge, Sr.; Jack Curtis, Robinson, Jr.; Bryan Gibbons, Lackey, Jr.; Kevin Glascock, Lackey, Sr.; Tim Greaney, Good Counsel, Sr.; James Gregory, Churchill, Sr.; Peter McMurrer, Centreville, Sr.; Stevie Johnson, Spotsylvania, Jr.; Stephen O'Brien, Stone Bridge, Sr.; Rodney Pittman, Friendly, Sr.; Brian Taylor, Long Reach, Jr.; Allen Whitaker, Forestville, Sr.; Louis Woodland, Springbrook, Sr.

Defensive Backs: Nick Altomare, Robinson, Sr.; Derek Bailey, Centreville, Sr.; Wilbert Brinson, Gwynn Park, Sr.; Robert Dunn, Ballou, Sr.; Jeremy Gardner, Courtland, Jr.; Alphonzo Griffin, Northwest, Sr.; Jermaine Lindsay, Forestville, Sr.; Derrick Marshall, C.H. Flowers, Sr.; Nasser Muhammad, Sidwell Friends, Sr.; Stephen Sheehan, Loudoun Valley, Sr.; A.J. Wallace, McDonough, Jr.; Pha'Terrell Washington, Westlake, Jr.

Place kickers/Punters: Matt Campbell, DeMatha, Jr.; Josh Czajkowski, West Springfield, Jr.; Ryan Deiter, River Hill, Sr.; Andrew Geisert, McDonough, Jr.; Jay Graham, Osbourn, Sr.; Donald Murphy, Oakton, Sr.; Brian Pate, Massaponax, Sr.; George Pierson, Yorktown, Sr.

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