All-Met Watch | Football

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This past weekend was solid for much of the All-Met Watch first team, with only two changes, as a pair of defensive backs join the list: Atholton senior Matt Robinson and Lake Braddock senior Thomas Stickford. With most teams getting into their league schedules, there will be plenty of opportunities for the top players to be tested in the next few weeks. As in the past, the final selections will rest with The Post high school sports staff.

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First Team | Defense

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Robinson senior linebacker Brian Laiti (48). (By Richard A. Lipski -- The Washington Post)

LB Josh Furman DB Kevin Johnson LB Brian Laiti DB Andrew Leonard
Old Mill
6-3, 195 » Sr.
River Hill
6-1, 165 » Sr.
Robinson
6-3, 210 » Sr.
Oakton
5-6, 151 » Sr.
Registered one sack and rushed for 141 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries in a 27-6 victory
over North County.
Continued to excel on offense and defense,
rushing for 122 yards and three touchdowns in a
49-13 victory over Mount Hebron, the Hawks' 32nd consecutive win.
Totaled 12 tackles in the ninth-ranked Rams' 35-14 win at Herndon to help spur the team's first 4-0 start since 2005.
Two interceptions, three pass breakups and seven tackles in a 27-14 victory over Annandale.


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South County senior defensive back Andre Simmons (2). (By John McDonnell -- The Washington Post)

DL Andre Monroe DL Rahsaan Moore DB Matt Robinson DB Andre Simmons
St. John's
6-0, 281 » Sr.
Wise
6-2, 235 » Sr.
Atholton
6-3, 200 Sr.
South County
6-1, 195 » Sr.
Maryland recruit had six tackles and two sacks
in a 49-14 victory over Carroll.
Had four tackles and scored the game's only touchdown
in a 6-0 victory over Eleanor Roosevelt, which entered averaging 39.3 points per game.
Maryland recruit returned a fumble 35 yards for a touchdown and also had eight catches for 170 yards in a 34-30 victory over
Wilde Lake.
Made five tackles, including four solo stops, broke up a pass and ran eight times for 70 yards and a touchdown in a 31-14 win over Centreville.


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Good Counsel senior defensive back Louis Young. (By Preston Keres -- The Washington Post)

DB Thomas Stickford DL Jay Whitmire LB Chase Williams DB Louis Young
Lake Braddock
5-11, 180 Sr.
T.C. Williams
6-6, 285 Sr.
Loudoun County
6-3, 230 Sr.
Good Counsel
6-0, 180 Sr.
Returned two interceptions for touchdowns in a 35-26 victory over T.C. Williams, giving him six interceptions for the season, four of
which he has returned for touchdowns.
Recorded five solo tackles, including two for losses, one sack and three blocked passes in a 35-26 loss to Lake Braddock. Has racked up more than
50 tackles and five sacks in four games and also caught a 55-yard touchdown pass in a 34-16 victory over Liberty.
Had one tackle for loss as Falcons nearly posted their second shutout of the season in a 35-8 victory over O'Connell.

On the Bubble | Defense

Defensive Linemen:
Josh Alexander, Westlake, Sr.; Jeremiah Attaochu, Carroll, Sr.; A.J. Bowman, Good Counsel, Sr.;
Austin Copeland, Gar-Field, Jr.; Keli Doe, Lake Braddock, Sr.; Zavier Stringfellow, Battlefield, Jr.;
Bernard Wolley, Seneca Valley, Jr.
Linebackers:
Roger Hawkins, Quince Orchard, Sr.; Javarie Johnson, Dunbar, Sr.; Brent Kluge, River Hill, Sr.;
Jamal Merritt, Sherwood, Jr.; Chris Pitsenberger, Good Counsel, Sr.
Defensive Backs:
Daray Crawford, Ballou, Sr.; Jeremiah Johnson, Suitland, Sr.; Devonta Tabannah, Potomac (Md.), Sr.;
Frank Tamakloe, Good Counsel, Sr.; Lorenzo Waters, DeMatha, Sr.
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