Front (left to right): Robert McClain, Patuxent; Ben Everett, Sherwood; Lucas Caparelli, Robinson; Benji Clements, DeMatha; Josh Czajkowski, West Springfield; Drew Dudzik, Centreville; Vontae Davis, Dunbar. Second row: Marcus Perrin, Douglass; Andrew Phillips, Georgetown Prep; Phillip Taylor, Gwynn Park; Antonio Logan-El, Forestville; Alex Stadler, Liberty; J.B. Walton, Lackey. Third row: Pat Lazear, Whitman; Marvin Austin, Coolidge; Drew Gloster, Good Counsel; Marcus Brown, DeMatha; Evan Royster, Westfield; Keith Payne, Oakton; Steve Anderson, Damascus. Back Row: LeCount Fantroy, Ballou; Arrelious Benn, Dunbar; Adrian Moten, Gwynn Park; Coach Jeff Lloyd, Manassas Park; Akeem Hebron, Good Counsel; Bani Gbadyu, Quince Orchard; A.J. Wallace, McDonough. (Preston Keres - 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 Star Performances
| Offensive Player of the Year |
RB Evan Royster, Westfield, Sr., 6-0, 195
A repeat All-Met and Virginia AAA Northern Region offensive player of the year, Royster averaged more than 9.5 yards per carry finishing with 2,161 yards and 30 rushing touchdowns this season for the Bulldogs. His four-year totals are 750 rushes for 6,384 yards, 90 total touchdowns and a 2003 state championship. Has scholarship offers from numerous Division I-A programs, including Nebraska, Oklahoma, Penn State and Virginia Tech.
| Defensive Player of the Year |
LB Akeem Hebron, Good Counsel, Sr., 6-2, 205
The two-time All-Met was the area's most explosive and dominant defender, covering lots of ground. He had 131 tackles and 13 sacks, leading the Falcons to the WCAC title game. As a part-time contributor on offense, he caught five passes and averaged 33.6 yards per reception with two touchdowns. Will play for Georgia.
| Coach of the Year |
Jeff Lloyd, Manassas Park
The eighth-year coach has guided the Cougars to the past two Virginia A Division 2 championship games. In 1998, Lloyd inherited a program that had gone 15-55 its previous seven years and was coming off an 0-10 season. His career record is 72-21, including 49-3 the past four years. The team carried a 27-game winning streak into the state title game this past weekend.
| Star Performances |
Oakton RB Keith Payne ran for 244 yards and five touchdowns in the Virginia AAA Northern Region Division 6 final against Westfield.
Coolidge NG Marvin Austin made 10 tackles, three for loss, in the DCIAA Championship game.
| First-Team Offense |
QB Drew Dudzik, Centreville, Sr., 6-1, 190
The all-Northern Region selection guided the highest scoring public-school offense in the Washington area, averaging 44.7 points per game. This season, Dudzik completed 136 of 207 passes for 1,990 yards, 24 TDs and 3 INTs.
RB Keith Payne, Oakton, Sr., 6-3, 225
A powerful presence and all-Northern Region selection led the Cougars through a brutal schedule to another Virginia AAA Division 6 state championship appearance. Going into the title game, Payne had rushed for 1,776 yards and had 25 total touchdowns. Will play for Virginia.
RB A.J. Wallace, McDonough, Sr., 6-1, 200
A top national recruit, Wallace overcame a preseason leg injury to rush for 2,090 yards and 25 touchdowns. Topped the 300-yard mark three times in the last four regular season games - highlighted by a 357-yard, six-touchdown performance against La Plata.
WR Arrelious Benn, Dunbar, Jr., 6-2, 205
Caught 50 passes for 1,147 yards and 17 touchdowns as the Crimson Tide won its third straight Turkey Bowl. Has excellent size and speed, and is tough to bring down.
WR Ben Everett, Sherwood, Sr., 6-1, 180
The sure-handed receiver displayed a knack for shredding through the seams of opposing defenses. Led the Warriors' high-powered offense with an area-best 1,303 receiving yards and 19 TDs.
TE Marcus Brown, DeMatha, Sr., 6-4, 250
Excellent drive blocker and big target caught 17 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns as Stags won their third consecutive WCAC championship.
OL Andrew Phillips, Georgetown Prep, SR., 6-5, 295
Repeat All-Met served as the anchor for the Little Hoyas as they finished second in the MIAA's A Conference. Started every game all four seasons. Will play for Stanford.
OL Antonio Logan-El, Forestville, Sr., 6-6, 320
The heavily-recruited standout was the leader for the Knights. Also had a strong season on defense, with 82 tackles, 3 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries.
OL Marcus Perrin, Douglass, Sr., 6-1, 245
A key two-way player for the Maryland 4A South Region champion Eagles. A three-year starter at center and defensive tackle; was consistent and led the way for an offense that averaged 34 points per game.
OL Alex Stadler, Liberty, Sr., 6-6, 313
The sturdy and skilled lineman helped Liberty total 2,549 yards rushing this season. Was a first-team all-Northwestern District and all-Region II selection. Will play for Alabama.
OL J.B. Walton, Lackey, Sr., 6-3, 287
Excellent agility makes Walton strong at both pulling along the line and blocking downfield - and makes him one of the most coveted line recruits in the nation.
K Josh Czajkowksi, West Springfield, Sr., 5-8, 175
Kicked six of seven field goals this season with a long of 41 yards, and was 32 of 33 on extra points. Finished his career with 106 points scored. Will play for North Carolina State.
| Second-Team Offense |
| QB Deontay Twyman, Sherwood, Jr. |
RB H.B. Banjoman, Warren County, Sr.
RB Ryan Callahan, Old Mill, Sr.
RB Rapheal Johnson, C.H. Flowers, Sr.
RB Pat Mealy, DeMatha, Sr.
WR Cam Dohse, Centreville, Sr.
WR Justin Smith, Edison, Sr.
OL William Alvarez, Hylton, Jr.
OL Steve Baisey, Damascus, Sr.
OL Ryan Bartholomew, DeMatha, Sr.
OL Colin Miller, Centreville, Sr.
OL Mike Ward, St. John's, Sr.
K Paul Potemra, Bullis, Sr.
| First-Team Defense |
DL Marvin Austin, Coolidge, Jr., 6-3, 290
The two-time all-DCIAA tackle had 12 tackles for loss, 8 sacks and 5 forced fumbles as the Colts played in the Turkey Bowl for the first time since 1986.
DL Drew Gloster, Good Counsel, Sr., 6-4, 225
The two-way standout was extremely impressive for the WCAC runners-up. Had 45 tackles and three sacks. As a wide receiver, he had 33 catches for 553 yards and 6 TDs.
DL Phillip Taylor, Gwynn Park, Sr., 6-5, 370
Dominating player in the middle had 77 tackles and 10 sacks as the Yellow Jackets enjoyed their third undefeated regular season in four years and advanced to the Maryland 3A title game.
LB Steve Anderson, Damascus, Sr., 6-1, 210
The centerpiece of one of the area's stingiest defenses, Anderson had 179 tackles - 18 for a loss - and six sacks. On offense, the punishing back rushed for 1,161 yards and 19 TDs as part of a committee backfield.
LB Bani Gbadyu, Quince Orchard, Sr., 6-1, 215
Lined up at safety, linebacker and defensive end. Despite being limited by injury, he finished with 65 tackles and five forced fumbles as the Cougars notched their first playoff win since 1991. Will play for LSU.
LB Pat Lazear, Whitman, Jr., 6-1, 215
The ball-hawking defender contributed on just about every front for the Vikings, finishing with 124 tackles, 6 sacks and 4 forced fumbles. As a running back, gained 1,068 yards with 18 TDs on 166 carries. He also returned two kickoffs for TDs.
LB Adrian Moten, Gwynn Park, Sr., 6-2, 205
Made 146 tackles, forced five fumbles, recovered three fumbles and intercepted two passes, leading a defense that posted four shutouts and allowed 5.2 points per game during regular season. Will play for Maryland.
DB Benji Clements, DeMatha, Sr., 5-9, 175
The talented cornerback made six interceptions and had 64 tackles for the Stags. Offensively, he rushed for 496 yards and eight touchdowns. Also was the team's kickoff and punt returner.
DB Vontae Davis, Dunbar, Jr., 6-0, 185
Terrific closing speed helped Davis on both sides of the ball. He intercepted eight passes and made 38 solo tackles. Had 25 receptions for 612 yards.
DB LeCount Fantroy, Ballou, Sr., 6-0, 170
The three-time all-DCIAA selection had six interceptions and made 53 tackles. Also scored nine TDs, five of which came on special teams or defense. Will play for North Carolina.
DB Robert McClain, Patuxent, Sr., 5-10, 190
McClain returned five kickoffs for TDs, one short of the national single-season record, and ran a punt in for a score. Intercepted six passes and broke up 19 others. Rushed for 1,105 yards and 12 touchdowns. Caught 25 passes for 421 yards and four TDs.
KR Lucas Caparelli, Robinson, Sr., 5-11, 190
The explosive player averaged 29 yards per return and was named all-Northern Region at kick returner and running back. He rushed for 1,466 yards, notched 29 total TDs and had 490 receiving yards, averaging 37 yards per catch. His three-year totals are 4,063 rushing yards, 1,007 receiving yards and 66 TDs.
| Second-Team Defense |
| DL Nick Jenkins, Good Counsel, Jr. |
DL Shawn Lemon, Westlake, Sr.
DL Jared Ruppert, Oakton, Sr.
LB Jack Curtis, Robinson, Sr.
LB Phillip Higgins, Gwynn Park, Sr.
LB Andrew Holoman, Stone Bridge, Sr.
LB Adrian McLeod, Potomac (Md.), Sr.
LB T.J. Radzilowski, Seneca Valley, Sr.
LB Jerrell Wedge, Douglass, Jr.
DB Chris Eccleston, Mount Hebron, Sr.
DB Derron Hall, Douglass, Sr.
DB Matt Leemhuis, Churchill, Sr.
P Matt Campbell, DeMatha, Sr.
| Honorable Mention |
| Offense |
Quarterbacks: Nathan Bussey, Dunbar, Sr.; Nate Cartagena, Annandale, Sr.; Pepper Coe, Quince Orchard, Jr.; Matt Goff, Robinson, Sr.; Joe Haden, Friendly, Sr., Brandon Hogan, Osbourn, Jr.; Jay Kenney, Massaponax, Sr.; Peter Lalich, West Springfield, Jr.; Edward McGee, H.D. Woodson, Jr.; James Nickens, Potomac (Md.), Sr.; Marc Poblador, DeMatha, Sr.; Aaron Smith, Lackey, Sr.; Jay Terrell, Manassas Park, Sr.
Running Backs: Isejah Allen, Gonzaga, Sr.; Courtney Anderson, Hylton, Sr.; Jay Branom, Potomac Falls, Sr.; A.J. Brown, Northern, Jr.; Kevon Calhoun, Richard Montgomerry, Sr.; Conor Cassidy, Landon, Sr.; Jared Christman, Poolesville, Sr.; Antoinial Coles, Potomac (Md.), Sr.; Kyle Hogan, Damascus, Sr.; Adrian Hull, Liberty, Sr.; Joe Oher, Sherando, Sr.; William Little, Gwynn Park, Sr.; Shawn Perry, Seneca Valley, Jr.; Tommy Schonder, Loudoun Valley, Sr.; B.J. Smoot, Hammond, Sr.; Jon Sweadner, Linganore, Sr.; Dwan Thornton, Coolidge, Jr.; Matt Winger, Atholton, Sr.
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends: Marcus Barnett, Douglass, Sr.; Jason Brand, West Springfield, Sr.; Greg Bowman, Lackey, Sr.; Devonte Campbell, Forestville, Jr.; Andrew Fertig, Sidwell Friends, Sr.; Tyler Fisher, Gonzaga, Sr.; Vincent Hill, Friendly, Jr.; Steve Holmes, Old Mill, Sr.; Jewison Hurtault, Quince Orchard, Sr.; D.J. Mangas, Paul VI Catholic, Jr.; Quintin McCree, Gwynn Park, Sr.; Tyvon Sibert, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.; Andre Smith, Seneca Valley, Sr.; Kenny Tate, DeMatha, Soph.
Offensive Linemen: Mike Attard, Robinson, Sr.; Ryan Brooks, Douglass, Sr.; Justin Hairston, Woodbridge, Jr.; Fred Lamberth, Northwest, Sr.; George Long, James Monroe, Sr.; Brian Lopez, Gaithersburg, Sr.; Dan Matheny, Paul VI Catholic, Sr.; Andrew Nuss, Stone Bridge, Jr.; Mark Russell, Gonzaga, Sr.; R.J. Shannon, DeMatha, Jr.; Josh Spring, Loudoun Valley, Sr.; Ryan Tillman, Westfield, Sr.; Beau Warren, Centreville, Sr.
Defensive Linemen: Henry Appouh, Quince Orchard, Sr.; B.J. Benning, River Hill, Sr.; Nate Hawkins, Stone Bridge, Sr.; Nick Jacoby, Madison, Sr.; Eric Jobe, La Plata, Sr.; Tyrell Jones, Good Counsel, Sr.; George Long, James Monroe, Sr.; Clay Nurse, High Point, Sr.; Terrell Poe, Potomac (Md.), Sr.; Darius Powell, Westlake, Sr.
Linebackers: Nekos Brown, Thomas Stone, Sr.; Jason Butts, Urbana, Sr.; Anthony Davis, Good Counsel, Sr.; Bryan Gibbons, Lackey, Sr.; Bucky Griffith, Manassas Park, Sr.; Steven Harvey, Loudoun Valley, Sr.; Bobby Humphries, Thomas Johnson, Sr.; Tony Keiling, Hylton, Sr.; Sean O'Neil, Paul VI Catholic, Sr.; Kerry Pollard, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.; Darrius Smith, Gaithersburg, Sr.; Steven Stanback, Potomac (Md.), Sr.; Brian Taylor, Long Reach, Sr.; Jon Turner, Westfield, Sr.; Josh Wine, Massaponax, Jr.
Defensive Backs: Michael Alvarado, Gaithersburg, Sr.; Travon Bellamy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.; Austin Bernardo, Damascus, Sr.; Austin Booker, Robinson, Sr.; Anthony Bratton, Osbourn Park, Sr.; Troy Butler, Gwynn Park, Sr.; Marshall Dill, Hylton, Sr.; Jeremy Gardner, Courtland, Sr.; Travis Greene, George Mason, Sr.; Stephon Hampton, St. John's, Sr.; Nico Scott, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.; Devin Hough, Douglass, Sr.; Michael Shackelford, Georgetown Prep, Sr.; Patrick Swearinger, Thomas Stone, Sr.
Place kickers/Punters: Eric Buckenmeyer, Woodbridge, Sr.; Josh Firestone, Sherwood, Sr.; Andrew Geisert, McDonough, Sr.; Phillip Maguire, O'Connell, Sr.; David Miller, Westfield, Sr.; Donald Murphy, Oakton, Sr.; Kemar Scarlett, Potomac (Md.), Jr.