We asked the offensive selections five questions about their sports and their athletic careers.  Watch Video »
We asked the defensive selections five questions about their sports and their athletic careers.  Watch Video »
Offensive Player of the Year
RB Michael Campanaro
River Hill » 5-10, 180 » Sr.
Campanaro led the No. 2 Hawks to their second consecutive 14-0 season and the Maryland 2A title. He rushed for 1,848 yards and 29 touchdowns, and caught three touchdown passes and returned two punts for scores. As a safety he had 71 tackles and returned three of his seven interceptions for touchdowns. Had career marks of 4,739 yards rushing and 87 touchdowns. Will play at Wake Forest.
» When did you know you were good at your sport?
“My Pee-Wee football team had a lot of really good players on it. Those guys pushed me, and I pushed them, as well. Being on a team with so much talent and being one of the better players, that’s when I knew that I was pretty good at football.”
Defensive Player of the Year
LB Jelani Jenkins
Good Counsel » 6-1, 210 » Sr.
Simply a force on the field, Jenkins lived up to the billing this year even as opponents focused their blocking schemes on him. One of the nation’s most sought-after players, he made 101 tackles and led the Falcons to an undefeated regular season and the WCAC championship game. As a running back, he rushed for 644 yards and 22 touchdowns.
» When did you know you were good at your sport?
“When I was [playing youth football] and started seeing high school coaches trying to recruit me I realized that I had potential. And then when I went on to high school I saw people above me, and that kind of encouraged me to work harder and harder.”

Coach of the Year

Mike Burnett
Broad Run
In his third season at the Ashburn school, Burnett guided one of the more remarkable turnarounds in the area. Broad Run, which opened in 1969, had just one postseason victory in school history and was coming off a 1-9 season upon Burnett’s hiring in 2006. This year, the Spartans won four playoff games en route to the Virginia AA Division 4 championship and have now won 24 of their past 25 games.

First Team | Offense

OL Tyler Barfield OL Pete deSouza TE Darin Drakeford Jr. OL Kory Gough
6-2, 280 » Sr.
6-7, 315 » Sr.
Theodore Roosevelt
6-1, 220 » Sr.
6-6, 252 » Sr.
The Bulldogs’ top blocker helped spring his team into the Virginia AAA Division 6 Northern Region semifinals and is the school’s all-time leader for knockdowns and pancakes in a season and career. In the coaches’ grading of linemen, Barfield regularly rated a 1.9 on a 2.0 scale. Mammoth blocker was the leader for Stags’ running game as team won its sixth consecutive WCAC championship. Graded out at 90 percent or better in every game. Will play at Maryland. Perhaps the best athlete in the DCIAA, Drakeford averaged 20 yards both per carry and reception, and scored 14 touchdowns. As a linebacker, made 124 tackles, had 14 sacks and four forced fumbles. Will play at Maryland. A powerful blocker, Gough anchored Liberty’s line at left tackle, protecting the quarterback’s blind side. Extremely consistent, Gough graded out at an impressive 90 percent for much of the year as Liberty advanced to the Virginia AAA Div. 5 semifinals. Will play at Virginia Tech.


OL Robby Havenstein WR Alec Lemon PK Andrew Lloyd RB Torrian Pace
6-7, 334 » Jr.
6-1, 185 » Sr.
James Wood
6-0, 180 » Sr.
5-10, 210 » Sr.
As the anchor of an offensive line that paved the way for two 1,000-yard running backs, Havenstein helped Linganore average 40 points per game and reach the Maryland 4A championship game. Tied state record with 103 catches and set state public school record with 23 touchdown catches, totaling 1,616 yards. As a part-time defensive back, had six interceptions. Returned an interception, kickoff and fumble for touchdowns for Maryland 4A semifinalists. Will play at Syracuse. One of the top kicking prospects in the country, Lloyd made 7 of 13 field goal attempts, including three from farther than 40 yards. He had 30 touchbacks, made 34 of 35 point-after attempts and averaged 42 yards per punt. The Chargers’ workhorse carried 290 times for 2,717 yards — including 827 yards in three playoff games — and ran for 33 touchdowns in pacing the Chargers to the final of the Virginia AAA Division 6 Northern Region playoffs for the second time in three years.


RB Caleb Porzel QB Bryn Renner OL Peter White RB De’Antwan Williams
Good Counsel
 5-8, 180 » Sr.
West Springfield
 6-4, 195 » Sr.
St. John’s (D.C.)
 6-5, 326 » Sr.
 5-9, 208 » Sr.
Dynamic speedster could change a game on any play for a team that spent several weeks at No. 1 in rankings. He rushed for 1,152 yards and 16 touchdowns, scoring at least once in every game except one. Also returned two punts for touchdowns. Will play at Maryland. The prolific passer threw for 3,123 yards and 35 touchdowns— both in the top 10 for season totals in state history — with four interceptions, and ran for 470 yards and 10 scores in leading the Spartans to a second consecutive playoff berth. Will play football and baseball at North Carolina. Four-year starter earned first-team all-WCAC for the third consecutive season. Had 63 pancake blocks and helped the Cadets reach WCAC playoffs for the fifth consecutive season. Rushed for 1,950 yards and 32 touchdowns to lead the Vikings to an undefeated regular season. He finished his four-year varsity career with 6,909 yards and 83 touchdowns, placing him sixth all-time on the VHSL career rushing list. Will play at Rutgers.

Second Team | Offense

Position Name School Year
QB Billy Cosh Arundel Jr.
QB Zack Splain Sherwood Sr.
RB Jordan Anderson Westfield Sr.
RB Kayvone Spriggs H.D. Woodson Sr.
RB Zach Zwinak Linganore Jr.
WR Deon Long Dunbar Sr.
WR Melvin Robinson Annandale So.
OL Austin Brown Woodbridge Sr.
OL Devin Gordon-Hamm Good Counsel Sr.
OL Sean Hull River Hill Sr.
OL Raynard Randolph Gwynn Park Sr.
OL Terrence Stephens Quince Orchard Sr.
KR Breon Earl Broad Run Sr.

Honorable Mention | Offense

Tyler Campbell, Good Counsel, Sr.; Tommy Chroniger, DeMatha, Sr.; Ray Cotton, Meade, Sr.; Chris Coyer, Oakton, Sr.; Grant Enders, Old Mill, Sr.; Lavaughn Hughes, Gwynn Park, Sr.; Brian Hudson, Brooke Point, Sr.; Ross Metheny, Sherando, Sr.; Mike Mooney, Wootton, Sr.; Mike Thomas, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.; Patrick Thompson, Stone Bridge, Sr.; Emmanuel Yeager, Coolidge, Sr.
Running Backs:
Daniel Allen, Stone Bridge, Sr.; Idreis Augustus, Paul VI Catholic, Jr.; Michael Baker, Potomac Falls, Sr.; Pat Balderson, Linganore, Sr.; Malcolm Crockett, Einstein, So.; Jarrel Epps, Wilde Lake, Sr.; Dawuan Genies, Quince Orchard, Sr.; Crusoe Gongbay, Rockville, So.; T.J. Peeler, Broad Run, Jr.; Arlando Scott, North Point, Jr.; Dino Stevens, North County, Sr.; Trey Watts, Oakton, Sr.; Jeremiah Wilson, Handley, Jr.; LaMont Wims, St. John’s (Md.), So.
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends:
DeVontae Atkins, James Monroe, Sr.; Antonio Belt, Forestville, Jr.; Jerome Couplin, Bishop McNamara, Sr.; Ryan Dixon, Linganore, Jr.; Justin Ford, Patuxent, Sr.; Cody Magill, Quince Orchard, Sr.; Dan McGroarty, Paul VI Catholic, Sr.; Stephane Ngoumou, Wootton, Sr.; Derrell Person, Coolidge, Sr.; Kristian Rodriguez, West Potomac, Sr.; Andy Stallings, West Springfield, Sr.; Marcus Whitfield, Northwest, Sr.;
Offensive Line:
Luke Bowanko, Centreville, Sr.; Kyle Catterton, North Point, Sr.; Frank Figueroa, Edison, Sr.; Kevin Friend, Fauquier, Sr.; Beau Haworth, Spalding, Sr.; Aaron Kakol, Briar Woods, Sr.; Bobby Kmetz, Urbana, Sr.; Eric Pike, DuVal, Sr.; Trevor Springman, Stone Bridge, Sr.; Terrell Stewart, Suitland, So.; Dennis Wagner, Chancellor, Sr.; Cody Walko, Seneca Valley, Sr.
Robbie Colas, Gonzaga, Sr.; Alex Eckard, Linganore, Jr.; Matt Elsasser, St. John’s, Jr.; Andy Estrain, Sherwood, Jr.; Taylor Griffin, North Point, Sr.; Mark Hamilton, Good Counsel, Sr.

First Team | Defense


DL Jason Ankrah DB Dominic Clarke DB Gary B. Fortune Jr. LB Steven Gamble
Quince Orchard
6-4, 248 » Sr.
5-11, 180 » Sr.
6-0, 160 » Sr.
5-10, 185 » Sr.
Fearsome defensive end made 55 tackles, 14 for loss, and registered 61.2 sacks. Also posted 19 quarterback hurries as the Cougars advanced to the Maryland 4A West Region final. Proved to be a shutdown cornerback (43 tackles, three interceptions), a speedy running back (881 yards, 11 touchdowns) and a dangerous kick returner (two touchdowns on five returns), as Tuscarora made its first playoff appearance in the program’s fifth year. Will play at Ohio State. Speedy two-way player was a scheme-changing defender, with four interceptions (returning two for touchdowns) and 80 tackles for the Chargers. On offense, Fortune averaged 27.2 yards per catch and caught seven touchdown passes. Pound for pound, there might not be a harder hitter in the area. His terrific instincts helped him amass 105 tackles for the Maryland 4A champions. Scored 11 touchdowns — seven rushing, three receiving and one fumble return.


DB Travis Hawkins DB Jerell McFadden LB Mike Olson DL Isaiah Ross
Quince Orchard
5-11, 186 » Sr.
5-10, 176 » Sr.
Stone Bridge
6-4, 220 » Sr.
Eleanor Roosevelt
6-2, 240 » Sr.
At cornerback, made 19 tackles and intercepted one pass as opponents almost always looked the other way. On offense, threw four touchdown passes, caught four TD passes and rushed for another score. Will play at Maryland. Superb two-way player racked up more than 1,500 yards offensively while compiling 136 tackles, 3 interceptions and 4 forced fumbles on defense. His play in the postseason led the underdog Eagles to the Virginia AAA Division 6 championship game. Heart of the Bulldogs’ shutdown defense was a ferocious run-stopper, leading Stone Bridge in tackles (83) and assists (29) and adding five sacks and two interceptions for the Virginia AAA Division 5 semifinalists. Will play at Wake Forest. Imposing threat recorded 80 tackles and 121.2 sacks as the Raiders went undefeated in the regular season and won the Prince Georgefs 4A title. Ross also was a standout blocker at tight end and played offensive line when needed. Will play at Maryland.


KR Devon Smith DL Sean Stanley DL Zach Thompson LB Jack Tyler
5-7, 152 » Sr.
6-3, 240 » Sr.
Stone Bridge
6-5, 260 » Sr.
6-2, 215 » Sr.
Rushed for 1,883 yards and scored 30 touchdowns total, including four on special teams, for the Maryland 3A champions. Averaged 10.6 yards per carry, best in the area. Will play at Penn State. Repeat All-Met was double-teamed all season and, to overcome that, played eight different positions. Still managed 35 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, blocked two kicks and caught four touchdown passes as a tight end. Will play at Penn State. Versatile lineman who played both end and tackle led the Bulldogs with seven sacks and finished with 51 tackles on a unit that allowed fewer than 50 yards rushing in nine games this season. Will play at Wake Forest. The Cougars’ key stopper and Virginia AAA Northern Region defensive player of the year led the Division 6 semifinalists with 138 tackles, 6 interceptions and 10 pass breakups.

Second Team | Defense

Position Name School Year
DL Tyler Brown Osbourn Sr.
DL Thomas Huffn Sherwood Sr.
DL Jeremiah Mathis DeMatha Sr.
DLSr. Brian Slay Stone Bridge Sr.
LB Lorne Goree C.H. Flowers Sr.
LB Adrian Ingram Battlefield Sr.
LB Stephon Robertson Edison Sr.
LB Chris Townsend Bishop McNamara Sr.
LB Dominique Wallace Chancellor Sr.
DB Joe Rankin Seneca Valley Sr.
DB D.J. Scott Thomas Johnson Sr.
DB Derrick Thomas Eleanor Roosevelt Sr.
P James Devens Madison Jr.

Honorable Mention | Defense

Defensive Line:
Tim Anderson, Good Counsel, Sr.; DeOnte’ Arnett, Forestville, Sr.; Olu Ayanbiola, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.; Lanford Collins, Brooke Point, Sr.; Ego Ferguson, St. John’s Catholic Prep, Jr.; Nick Forbes, Thomas Johnson, Jr.; Devonte Helms, Potomac (Md.), Sr.; Dartanion Lesane, Dunbar, Sr.; Rashaun Moore, Wise, Jr.; Kenton Powell, Seneca Valley, Sr.; Clinton Simpkins, Chancellor, Sr.; David Wang, Stone Bridge, Sr.
Earnest Adjei, Gar-Field, Sr.; Matt Banta, Marriotts Ridge, Sr.; Ryan Bonheyo, Maryland School for the Deaf, Sr.; Devon Bridges, Douglass, Sr.; Lumbus Burrell, Wise, Sr.; John Darr, Suitland, Sr.; Philip Durity, Sherwood, Jr.; Nate Gant, Hammond, Sr.; Trey Garvey, Woodbridge, Jr.; Avery Graham, Clarksburg, Sr.; Evan Harris, Westlake, Sr.; Brandon Killebrew, C.H. Flowers, Sr.; Brian Laiti, Robinson, Jr.; Corey Lillard, Liberty, Sr.; Brian Lucas, Damascus, Jr.; Kenny McAdow, Broad Run, Sr.; Connor McCartin, Fauquier, Sr.; Patrick McCleaf, River Hill, Sr.; Jimmy O’Grady, Chopticon, Sr.; Chris Pitsenberger, Good Counsel, Jr.; Isaac Sine, Chantilly, Sr.; Cornell Wade, Bladensburg, Sr., Chase Williams, Loudoun County, Jr.
Defensive Backs:
Sidney Balman, Wilson, Sr.; Keith Brown, Suitland, Sr.; Jordan Haden, Friendly, Jr.; Jakarie Jackson, Tuscarora, Sr.; Chris Jessop, Broad Run, Sr.; Larry Lowe, Brooke Point, Sr.; Danny March, Wilde Lake, Sr.; Dexter McDougle, Stafford, Jr.; Emmanuel McPhearson, DeMatha, Sr.; Stephon Morris, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.; Malek Redd, River Hill, Sr.; Nigel Rios, H.D. Woodson, Sr.; Joelil Thrash, H.D. Woodson, Sr.; Titus Till, Wise, Jr.; Kyle Toulouse, Yorktown, Sr.; Mike Wallace, Good Counsel, Sr.; Malcolm Willis, Lackey, Sr.; Gregory Woodlief, Potomac Falls., Sr.; Louis Young, Good Counsel, Jr.; Anthony Young-Wiseman, Whitman, Sr.
© The Washington Post Company