Player of the Year
Rakim Jarrett, WR, Sr., St. John’s
Jarrett was the most electrifying player in the area and a threat to score every time he touched the ball. He caught 60 passes for 950 yards and seven touchdowns while playing against perhaps the toughest schedule in the country for a St. John’s team that won the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference regular season title. He initially committed to LSU but then flipped to Maryland on signing day.
Jared Cole, Utility, Sr., Stone Bridge
The U-Mass. commit did a little bit of everything for the Bulldogs, rushing for more than 1,500 yards and adding more than 800 yards receiving.
Marquez Cooper, RB, Sr., Quince Orchard
He finished a decorated career with the Cougars by rushing for 2,038 yards and 38 touchdowns. He’s committed to Kent State.
Corey Dyches, WR, Sr., Potomac
The Maryland commit racked up 1,350 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns as the Wolverines reached the Maryland 2A championship game.
Vince Errigo, K/P, Sr., Good Counsel
Errigo missed only one extra point and drilled the winning field goal to beat St. John’s in the WCAC championship game.
Jalen Hampton, RB, Sr., Georgetown Prep
The Virginia Tech commit carried the Hoyas to the Interstate Athletic Conference title, rushing for 1,214 yards (7.2 per carry) and 11 touchdowns despite playing just 8½ games.
Anton Harrison, OL, Sr., Carroll
The Oklahoma commit dominated the WCAC Metro division and earned conference player of the year honors. With him at left tackle, Carroll rushed for more than 2,600 yards.
Matthew Hibner, TE, Sr., Lake Braddock
An integral player for the Bruins on both sides of the ball, the Michigan commit finished with 942 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns.
Aaryn Parks, OL, Sr., National Christian
Parks piled up more than 40 pancake blocks as he helped a talented National Christian team to a 7-3 record. He’s committed to Oklahoma.
Kaden Prather, WR, Jr., Northwest
The 6-foot-3 wideout totaled 844 receiving yards, including 101 in the Jaguars’ Maryland 4A championship game appearance.
Ryan Linthicum, OL, Jr., Damascus
The Clemson commit helped the Hornets to a fourth Maryland state title in five years.
Luke Petitbon, OL, Sr., Gonzaga
The Wake Forest commit finished with 63 pancake blocks, leading an offensive line filled with Division I prospects.
Landon Tengwall, OL, Jr., Good Counsel
Tengwall anchored a terrific offensive line that led Good Counsel to its first WCAC championship since 2012.
Caleb Williams, QB, Jr., Gonzaga
Williams threw for 1,770 yards and 19 touchdowns against just four interceptions. He also ran for 838 yards and 18 touchdowns to earn his second straight first-team selection.
Coach of the Year
Maurice Vaughn, Dunbar
In his third year as head coach, Vaughn led Dunbar to its first 10-win season since 2007. After winning just two games in year one, he made a promise to his players that they’d be champions by year three. This season began with tragedy for the program, but it ended with Vaughn proving to be a man of his word as Dunbar defeated H.D. Woodson, 21-12, to claim its tenth Turkey Bowl.
Ashton Allen, Utility, Sr., Bullis
R.J. Adams, OL, Sr., Woodbridge
T’Kai Ayoola, RB, Sr., Richard Montgomery
Patrick Donovan-Jenkins, OL, Sr., Georgetown Prep
Olu Fashanu, OL, Sr., Gonzaga
Umari Hatcher, WR, Jr., Freedom-Woodbridge
Noah Kim, QB Sr., Westfield
Mark Lawton, OL, Sr., Friendship Collegiate
Sean Leonard, WR, Sr., South River
MarShawn Lloyd, RB, Sr., DeMatha
Sam Renzi, K/P, Sr., Mount Vernon
Santana Saunders, OL, Sr., Flowers
Dez Williams, WR, Jr., St. Mary’s Ryken
Emani Alford, RB, Sr., Pallotti
Dominique Anthony, QB, Sr. Potomac
Demond Arter, OL, Sr., St. John's
Junior Baires, K, Sr., Damascus
Malik Baker, WR, Jr., Oxon Hill
Tim Baldwin, RB, Sr., Patriot
Klayton Batten, QB, Sr., St. Charles
Ryan Beach, WR, Sr., Northwest
Rashard Biggs, RB, Sr. Wilson
Jaden Byrd, WR, Sr., Oxon Hill
Jimmy Christ, OL, Sr., Dominion
Joseph Dagbe, Utility, Sr., South Lakes
Amonte Dreher, QB, Jr., Dunbar
Matthew Dzierski, QB, Sr., South County
Justice Ellison, RB, Sr., Flint Hill
Isaiah Foote, Sr., OL, Calvert
Josh Forburger, QB, Sr., Walter Johnson
David Foust, QB, Sr., South River
Ethan Gick, QB, Sr., Tuscarora
Noah Gick, OL, Sr., Tuscarora
Jevonn Gilyard, WR, Sr., Tuscarora
Mitch Griffis, QB, Sr., Broad Run
Brian Hannibal, OL, Sr., Blake
Delvin Johnson, RB, Jr., South River
Greg Johnson, OL, Jr., Landon
Jestus Johnson, OL, Sr., Gonzaga
Malcolm Johnson, WR, Jr., St. Stephen's/St. Agnes
Sol-Jay Maiava, QB, Sr., St. John's
La'Trell McCants, RB, Sr., Suitland
Colby McDonald, RB, Sr., St. John's
Jordan Morse, QB, Jr., Northwest
Joe Murray, RB, Sr., Lake Braddock
Quest Powell, QB, Sr., Freedom-Woodbridge
Wilber Rivera, K, Jr. Oxon Hill
Andres Sagastume, OL, Sr., Chantilly
Jayden Sauray, QB, So., Wise
Tristan Shannon, RB, Sr., C.H. Flowers
Anthony Smith, WR, Sr., Huntingtown
Tyler Smith, RB, Sr., Landon
Brock Spalding, WR, So., South County
Logan Taylor, OL, Jr., Episcopal
Diego Turcios, OL, Sr., Quince Orchard
Aaron Turner, WR, Jr., Gonzaga
Tre Vasiliadis, RB, Sr., Langley
Fonnae Webb, QB, Sr., Mount Vernon
Zakee Wheatley, WR, Jr., Spalding
Jordan White, OL, Sr., DeMatha
Sy'Veon Wilkerson, RB, Sr., Good Counsel
Grant Wilson, QB, Sr., Yorktown
Kenneth Womack, WR, Sr., McNamara
— Text written by Michael Errigo