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1992 All-Met Football Team

Thursday, December 17, 1992

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Bryan Blessing
Position: Running Back
School: Seneca Valley
Senior
Rushed for 1,500 yards and had 400 yards receiving for 10-2 Maryland Class 3A state champions. Senior led area in scoring with 27 touchdowns in 10 regular season games. Was at his best in big games: In 14-0 state title game victory over previously unbeaten Linganore, he rushed for 182 yards and both touchdowns on 34 carries.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Michael Hertz
Position: Linebacker
School: Robinson
Senior
Two-time Virginia all-Northern Region selection is one of area's most aggressive players. A sure-handed tackler, the senior also had six sacks and returned two of his four interceptions for touchdowns. Helped Rams, who allowed one touchdown or less in seven games, to Northern Region AAA Division 6 championship.

COACH OF THE YEAR
Mark Gowin
Episcopal
Led Maroon to second consecutive 9-0 season. Episcopal won Interstate Athletic Conference, finished ranked No. 3 and was the only unbeaten among more than 170 Washington area teams. Maroon allowed 30 points all season (fewest among area teams) while averaging 34 points per game as it extended area-best current win streak to 19 games.

FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE
Matt Alegi
Position: C
Seneca Valley
The premier lineman in Montgomery County, the senior opened many of the holes run through by player of the year Brian Blessing. He also played offensive and defensive tackle, finishing with 78 tackles and 7 1/2 sacks for Maryland 3A state champions.

Kyle Gangley
OL
Langley
Senior all-Northern Region selection is one of area's best all-around blockers. Also a standout defensive tackle, as a junior he helped surprising Saxons to Northern Region, AAA Division 5 championship.

Doug Karczewski
OL
Dematha
Outstanding run and pass blocker has had big-time college recruiters hovering all season. The all-Metro Conference selection was key in leading the top-ranked Stags powerful inside running attack.

James Pierce
OL
H.D. Woodson
The senior guard was best blocker in DCIAA and one of the league's top defensive lineman. Warriors ran behind him on most key downs. Overpowered most defenders coming in his direction.

Pat Ward
OL
St. John's
A second-team All-Met last season, he is a rare combination of speed and power. Excellent protecting the quarterback or opening holes on running plays. Defensively, the two-time all-Metro Conference selection had seven sacks and 65 tackles, including 15 for losses.

Brian McCarthy
WR
Dematha
Outstanding junior had speed, excellent hands and the ability to catch balls over the middle. Had 48 catches for 842 yards and 10 touchdowns for top-ranked 11-1 Metro Conference champions.

Mike Quarles
WR
North County
The stereotypical run-and-shoot receiver, the senior was hardly ordinary for the Anne Arundel 4A runners-up. Finished with 67 catches for 906 yards and 11 touchdowns. Returned two punts and one kickoff for touchdowns and had six interceptions on defense.

Al Clark
QB
Carroll
The area's most mobile quarterback, his passing and running helped the No. 2 Lions to the Metro Conference regular season championship. Completed 69 of 117 regular season passes for 1,519 yards and 10 touchdowns, with only four interceptions.

Torry Scales
RB
West Potomac
Gunston District and Virginia Northern Region offensive player of the year was fourth-leading regular season rusher in area with 1,618 yards. Averaged 6.9 yards per carry and was area's second-leading scorer with 26 touchdowns.

Daryl Wilbanks
RB
Magruder
Area's second-leading rusher with 1,828 yards in 10 games for average of 5.8 yards per carry. Two-time all-Montgomery County selection rushed for 200 or more yards in five consecutive games this season including 305 in victory over Wootton. Scored 17 touchdowns.

Billy Hollows
PK
Episcopal
His opportunities were limited playing for 9-0 IAC champions, but the two-time all-league selection impressively placed 65 percent of his kickoffs into the end zone, made 36 of 41 PAT conversions and kicked three field goals with a long of 40.

Ray Hawkins
KR
Kennedy
One of area's top two-way players, he rushed for 1,200 yards and intercepted three passes. Among his 24 touchdowns were three on punt returns. He returned three punts for touchdowns last season.

FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE
Darryl Gilliam
DL
St. John's
Repeat All-Met. One of the most-highly recruited players at any position in the area, senior had 60 tackles, 7 sacks, 19 hurries, 1 blocked punt and 1 blocked field goal. Also was overpowering on offensive line.

Jason Giska
DL
Lake Braddock
The 6-foot-6 lineman was too much for most blockers. He had 10 sacks, 5 batted passes, 2 fumble recoveries and 1 forced fumble. His height and quickness enabled him to block three punts for 9-2 Northern District champions.

Ronnie Lewis
DL
Gaithersburg
Gaithersburg's 35-year Coach John Harvill said the senior was one of the best defensive linemen ever to play for him. Had 120 tackles, 17 sacks, 7 forced fumbles and 5 fumble recoveries for 12-1 Maryland 4A state champions.

Charles Preston
DL
Cardozo
Cardozo's most valuable player was the DCIAA's dominant defensive lineman. Powerful senior had 24 sacks for 7-5 East Division runners-up.

Chirs Buxton
LB
St. Stephen's/St. Agnes
Carved reputation as one of the area's hardest hitters and was all over field for team which allowed only 7.4 points per game. Finished with 89 solo tackles and was part of 19 tackles for losses. Forced 13 fumbles and had 6 1/2 sacks.

Cary Goodwin
LB
Episcopal
The standout defender on area's only unbeaten team. Senior set school single-season record with 69 solo tackles and 61 assists for defense that allowed only 30 points. Had five sacks, forced two fumbles and had one interception. Two-time all-IAC selection.

Jamal Williams
LB
Carroll
Few played harder from start to finish than the Lions' player in the middle. Opponents rarely found any room between the tackles against Metro Conference regular season champions who finished 10-1, ranked No. 2 and allowed only 5.2 points per game.

Donald Gibson
DB
Wilde Lake
The senior was the defensive player of the year in Howard County. Led 12-1 Wildecats to a third consecutive Maryland state championship, finishing with 112 solo tackles. Had 4 interceptions, 7 sacks and was in on 21 tackles for losses.

Robb Harris
DB
Lake Braddock
One of the area's fastest players rarely left field for Virginia AAA Northern District champions. Opponents stayed away from his side as Bruins allowed only 59 points in regular season. Excellent open-field tackler had 30 solo tackles and recovered four fumbles. Returned three punts for touchdowns.

Danny Leach
DB
Herndon
Multi-talented junior was key reason the Hornets finished 7-3. He started at quarterback and cornerback and returned punts -- three for touchdowns. Intercepted eight passes in establishing himself as one of Northern Region's top cover men.

Andre Parker
DB
Gaithersburg
Senior demonstrated he was big-game performer with superb offensive and defensive effort in Maryland Class 4A championship game victory over Crossland in which he scored four touchdowns. Scored 15 touchdowns for season and intercepted five passes.

Brain Holtorf
P
Madison
The Great Falls District offensive player of the year and an all-Northern Region selection at wide receiver (34 receptions), the senior had many roles including defensive back (five interceptions), kicker (21 PATS) and status as one of area's top punters.

HONORABLE MENTION
OFFENSE
QB: Brian Day, Fairfax; Brion Dunlap, Woodbridge; Eric Frazier, Gaithersburg; Michael Garnett, Cardozo; Eric Howard, North County; Steve Manfreda, Gonzaga; Marty Riley, Broad Run; Matt Romans, Seneca Valley; Greg Rou, Chancellor; Tim Strachan, DeMatha; Brad Regier, McLean; Chad Senseney, Strasburg; Keith Swann, Rockville; Jason Williams, Crossland.

RB: Paul Brosenne, Glenelg; Frank Brown, North County; Eric Cariaga, Largo; Hezekiah Faison, DeMatha; Brian Jones, Lake Braddock; Juan Mack, North Stafford; Tony Mack, Gwynn Park; Keith Martin, Hayfield; Eric Mitchell, Woodbridge; Brad Muir, Landon; Danny Osbourne, Gonzaga; Brian Palmer, Crossland; Jacob Ritchie, Quince Orchard; Jamie Stafford, Paul VI; Clement Stokes, Carroll; Raymond Thomas, Wakefield; Aubrey Toole, Gar-Field; Jody Trammell, Damascus; Jose Vasquez, Woodberry Forest; Orlando Williams, Bullis; Calaunte Winston, Forestville.

WR: Garrett Alderton, Broad Run; Sammy Briggs, Good Counsel; James Brignoli, Whitman; Matt Brown, Oakton; Mancel Johnson, Eleanor Roosevelt; Tommy Mara, McLean; Damon Martin, North County; Josh McCall, George Mason; Mike Powell, Rockville; Kelvin Stevens, Hammond.

OL: Jeff Deal, Hayfield; Emile Dolezal, Whitman; Marcel Dixon, Crossland; Ron Green, Severna Park; George Gordon, Orange; Tom Gryder, Osbourn; Cory Hallowitz, Watkins Mill; Jim Kerr, Damascus; Terry O'Brien, Glenelg; Jeff Schmitt, Rockville; Brandon Tinker, Annapolis; Ben Tippets, Paint Branch.

K: Ron Cox, W.T. Woodson; Jason Fournier, Herndon; Matt Levine, Wootton.

DEFENSE
DL: Desmond Dennis, Carroll; Jason Johnson, McLean; Kalombo Kalombo, Herndon; Jamie Mallon, Handley; Ryan Milne, Chantilly; Jamie Nowlin, Handley; Tiba Walters, Watkins Mill; Kevin Ward, Chantilly; Geoff Yammarino, Seneca Valley.

LB: Jeff Anderson, George Mason; Nate Casella, Wilde Lake; Tim Colbert, Wheaton; Shane Curtis, Damascus; Maurice Daniels, Annandale; Chance Houston, Quantico; Korey Irby, DeMatha; Jimmy Jackson, Hammond; Mike James, Coolidge; Gary Joseph, Laurel; Larry Lucas, Colonial Beach; Jim Nelson, McDonough; Ayuk Ogork, Model; Marcus Ordonez, Strasburg; Donovan Padgett, Thomas Stone; Steve Quander, Flint Hill; Ronnie Reingruber, Stonewall Jackson; Vincent Young, Crossland.

DB: Shon Addison, Centreville; Brian Allen, Loudoun County; Maurice Berry, Hayfield; Nolen Duncan, Gaithersburg; Tony Ellis, Orange County; Tom Harsanyi, Churchill; Warren Jenkins, Gar-Field; Kevin Lewis, Carroll; Matt Meiklejohn, Damascus; Paki Mills, Chopticon; Herbert Murphy, Anacostia; Clarence Peacock, Meade; Kevin Ricca, St. John's; Corey Smith, Osbourn; Shawn Springs, Springbrook; Derrick Thornton, Bladensburg.

P: Mike Brensy, O'Connell; Daniel Bull, Mount Vernon; Mike Letzing, Quince Orchard.

© Copyright 1992 The Washington Post Company


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