1991 All-Met Football Team
Thursday, December 12, 1991
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Repeat All-Met has clearly been area's standout tackle. . . blocking efficiency graded out at 98 percent. . . despite his size, runs 5.3 over 40 yards. . . moved to offensive backfield in short-yardage situations and scored two touchdowns.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Instrumental in Wilde Lake finishing 26-0 over past two seasons, including 13-0 this year with its second straight Maryland state championship. . . credited with 162 solo tackles and 85 assists, including 15 tackles which went for losses. . . intercepted four passes, returning two for touchdowns.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Completed remarkable building program at four-year-old Quince Orchard by leadin it to 12-1 record, the Maryland Class 4A championship and Washington area's No. 1 ranking . . . before moving to Quince Orchard, the 25-year coaching veteran won three regional titles at Poolesville.
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
A big target with excellent hands, led Washington area with 63 regular-season catches for 14 touchdowns . . . averaged 16.4 yards per catch as he led Anacostia to DCIAA East title. . . had two of area's top three receiving games of season – 12 catches vs. Phelps, nine against McKinley.
Caught 45 passes for eight touchdowns in carrying Woodbridge to undefeated regular season. . . caught 11 passes for 276 yards vs. Stonewall Jackson. . . averaged 17.2 yards per reception. . . rarely left the field. Excellent on defensive coverage, also was named all-Commonwealth defensive back. On special teams returned two punts for touchdowns.
Had 53 catches, including playoffs, for Virginia AAA Division 6 Northern Region champions. . . scored 11 touchdowns and average 14 yards per catch. . .caught three touchdown passes in 24-6 win over Potomac (Va.). . . set school record for catches in a season.
Outstanding offensive and defensive lineman for Maryland Class 1A champions, who were 26-0 in his last two seasons. . . overpowered most defensive linemen as Wilde Lake averaged 31 points in regular season.
"Best drive blocker in Commonwealth District," said his coach, Chuck Hornfeck. . . graded out at better than 80 percent on offense. . . all-Commonwealth at tackle and on defensive line.
"One of the best blockers to ever play for us," said Coach Mickey Thompson. . . Outstanding run and pass blocker was highest vote-getter at guard and linebacker in Virginia AA regional voting.
Three-year starter on offense and as linebacker. . . scholar-athlete was overwhelming choice of Montgomery coaches as he helped Kennedy finish 8-2. . . averaged 9.6 tackles defensively this season.
One of the best athletes ever to play at Episcopal, he led team to 9-0 season. . . option quarterback rushed for 660 yards and 11 touchdowns. . . threw for 740 yards and six touchdowns. . . returned two punts for touchdowns. . . scored 32 career touchdowns.
Offensively and defensively, a key to Quince Orchard's 12-1 season in which it won Maryland Class 4A title. . . rushed for 1,309 yards and 17 touchdowns, averaging 7.7 yards per carry. Had 420 yards receiving . . . scored 27 career touchdowns.
Deceptively powerful runner is one of top players ever to come out of SMAC. . . rushed for 2,180 yards as McDonough finished 12-1. Had 4,900 career rushing yards. . . scored 27 touchdowns this season, 54 for career.
Led High Point to Maryland 4A championship game by rushing for 1,386 yards and 22 touchdowns. . . proved he was big-game performer with 431 yards and five touchdowns in three postseason games. . . in three seasons, finished with 4,369 yards rushing and 63 touchdowns.
Instrumental in Wootton winning 20 of 21 games during a stretch of past two seasons. . . wide receiver oftendrew double-coverage so Patriots gave him ball on reverses, on which he averaged 9.4 yards per carry. . . although opponents kicked away from him, he had six career returns for touchdowns (four on punts, two on kickoffs).
Quarterback led Centreville to 8-3 record, and regional playoff berth, in its fourth season. . . was good on six-of-eight field goal attempts including four of more than 40 yards, with longest 47. . . had 30 of 48 kickoffs go for touchbacks.
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
An all-Northern Region selection fro second straight year, he was a key as 10-3 Langley allowed only 6.3 points in regular season, second-best in Northern Region. . . had nine sacks, 65 total tackles and recovered fumble in end zone for a touchdown. . . Great Falls defensive player of the year.
The junior was a force from every aspect of the St.John's defense . . . although most teams attempted to run away from him, he finished with 45 tackles, including five sacks, and batted down five passes. . . forced six fumbles, recovering four; blocked a field goal attempt; had one interception . . . scored two touchdowns as result of his defense.
Three-year starter helped Wilson to three consecutive DCIAA division titles and victory in this season's league championship . . . had 136 tackles including 25 for losses. . .sacked quarterbacks 16 times. . . forced five fumbles and recovered three.
Moved from linebacker to defensive front early in season, he had four sacks against McNamara in his first full game on the line . . .versatile player was moved all-around defense so opponents could easily run plays to opposite side. . .finished with 101 tackles, 25 solo. . .had 12 sacks in helping 9-2 DeMatha win Metro Conference postseason tournament.
Perhaps the outstanding player in Montgomery County this season. . . had 62 tackles and five sacks; finished with career 200 tackles and 10 sacks. . . as running back, rushed for 650 yards and 15 touchdowns this season to increase career totals to 1,385 and 27, respectively. . . kicked two field goals ad 28 PATs.
In a disappointing season for longtime Northern Virginia powerhouse T.C. Williams, Thomas stood strong all year. . . finished with 150 solo tackles and 18 sacks. . . two-time all-Northern Region selection made reputation for forcing big plays as he intercepted five passes, caused six fumbles and recovered five fumbles. . .as running back, scored 18 touchdowns over past two seasons.
Anne Arundel's top all-around player. . .was credited with 159 tackles, including 98 unassisted, in helping North County to Maryland state playoff berth. . . as running back, rushed for 806-yards, caught passes for 220 yards and scored four touchdowns. . . finished with three-year totals of 381 tackles, 1,993 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns.
Swift senior was one of top two-way players in Prince George's County as he carried team to Maryland 4 playoff berth . . . excellent in single-coverage, he intercepted three passes and was rarely beaten. . . as running back, rushed for 1,030 yards and scored 14 touchdowns.
The safety-quarterback was key factor as Paint Branch was one of area's surprise teams, finishing 7-4 and advancing to Maryland Class 4A playoffs. . . had 106 tackles, defended 10 passes, forced two fumbles and recovered one. . . at quarterback, he complete 60 of 118 passes for 1,004 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Bobby St. Pierre
Consistency is what a coach seeks in a punter, and that is what DeMatha has received. . . averaged 44 yards per punt and was area's best at target kicks, rarely allowing opportunities for returns.
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