Player Of The Year: Jake Funk- Without question, Jake Funk was the most dominant player in Maryland this year. The Maryland commit ran for 2866 yards and 57 total touchdowns. On Top of that, Funk led his Damascus team to an undefeated record and the 3A State Championship. Funk has already been named Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year and All-Met Offensive Player of the Year and accolades should keep rolling in.
Defensive Player Of The Year: Keandre Jones- The defending DMVelite Defensive Player of the Year, Keandre Jones is the best defender in the state. Jones totaled 119 tackles and scored two defensive touchdowns to pace one of the best defenses in the area. Versatility sets Jones apart as he can play end, linebacker or even drop back in coverage if need be.
Coach of the Year: DaLawn Parrish- Parrish helped lead the Pumas to an undefeated 14-0 record and the 4A State Champinship. Wise consistently outscored their opponents by 30 points or more all season. But more importantly it was always a team effort each and every week. Production came from all over the field and that can be credited to Parrish and the coaching staff.
QB: Dwayne Haskins, Bullis-
Haskins led his team to a share of the IAC Title while throwing for 2000+ yards and 22 TDs.
RB: Lorenzo Harrison, DeMatha-
Lo-Lo ran for 1340 yards and 14 Tds on the season. He really stepped up big late in DeMatha’s run for the WCAC title.
RB: C.J. Rainey, Wise-
Rainey rushed for nearly 2000 yards and tacked on 33 TDs to lead Wise on the offensive end. Consider that Wise played the majority of their games with a running clock, making the numbers even more impressive.
RB: Malik Anderson, Howard-
Anderson was the main offensive weapon for a Howard squad that made it to the 4A final. Anderson rushed for 2000+ yards and had 24 TDs.
WR: Steven Smothers, Franklin-
Returning DMV 1st teamer Smothers, is the definition of a playmaker. Steven totaled more than 5000 yards and 60+ TDs in his career at Franklin, including more than 1000 yards and 19TDs this season alone.
WR: Trevon Diggs, Avalon-
Trevon was the offensive and defensive leader for the Knights this year. Diggs totaled more than 1200 yards against very tough competition this season.
WR: Marcus Simms, Sherwood-
The West Virginia commit helped lead Sherwood back to playoffs with a 17 TD and 1000+ yard season.
TE: Silas Kelly, South Carroll-
Kelly played both wide receiver and tight end this season, but played his best football at tight end. The Maryland commit caught for almost 900 yards in his career at South Carroll.
OL: Terrance Davis, DeMatha-
The best interior lineman in the state, helped lead a strong unit that played a big part in winning the WCAC Championship.
OL: Devery Hamilton, Gilman-
The Michigan commit was the best tackle in the state this season. Hamilton helped Gilman push there way to a MIAA Title.
OL: Stephen Spanellis, Gilman-
The other Gilman tackle made quite the pair of bookends for Number 1 ranked Gilman. Spanellis was part of a unit that ran for nearly 300 yards a game.
OL: Jordan McNair, McDonogh-
McNair is the cornerstone of the Eagles offensive line. As a junior, McNair may be the best lineman in the state next year.
OL: Ike Schurman, Good Counsel-
One of the best-hidden gems among local lineman, Schurman has paved the way for many successful Good Counsel skill players.
Athlete: Antoine Brooks, DuVal-
Brooks was the heartbeat of his DuVal team and played all over the field. At quarterback, running back, safety, linebacker and punter, Antoinewas definition of an athlete. Brooks makes 1st team despite having his season cut short by inury.
DE: Shane Simmons, DeMatha-
The Penn State commit is a dominant pass rusher coming off the edge, proving that by totaling 16 sacks and 23 tackles for loss this season.
DE: John Daka, Wise-
The Pumas defensive end had 28 sacks and 45 tackles for loss completing one of the most dominant performances by defensive lineman in recent memory.
DT: Ellison Jordan, Gilman-
The definition of a pass rushing tackle, Jordan totaled 17 sacks and 71 Total tackles; a very impressive feat from an interior lineman.
DT: Taron Vincent, Gilman-
The second piece to Gilman’s monster defensive tackle tandem, Vincent is a physical presence. As a sophomore, Vincent had 54 tackles, 8 sacks and an INT.
LB: Tyshon Fogg, Calvert Hall-
Fogg was a terror coming off the edge, but was equally as impressive in coverage this season.
LB: Ali Niumatolo, Broadneck-
The Boise State commit paced a stingy Broadneck defense that made it to state semifinals.
LB: Nathan Proctor, Lackey-
The Lackey product is one of the best linebackers in the area. He had a strong season for Lackey and holds college offers from some elite schools.
DB: Myles Wolfolk, Wise-
Wolfolk was a ball hawk safety this year. He scored two defensive touchdowns and always came up with big plays when the championship-winning Pumas needed it.
DB: Robbie Robinson, DeMatha-
DeMatha’s lockdown corner took on high profile opponents all year and never flinched. Even played some running back and returned kicks for the Stags at times this year.
DB: Sir Patrick Scott, Riverdale Baptist-
Big, physical corner proved he is one of the area’s best this season. Performed well against some of the area’s top receivers.
DB: Eric Burrell, McDonogh-
Burrell was the senior leader of a strong McDonogh squad. Had fifty tackles and three interceptions, but teams threw away from Burrell most of the season.
K: Austin Farrell, Fort Hill
P: Dom Maggio, Boys Latin
QB: Kasim Hill, Gilman
RB: Mohamed Ibrahim, Good Counsel
RB: Jaret Patterson, Pallotti
RB: Dante Butler, Linganore
WR: Kellon Taylor, DeMatha
WR: Devonte Young, North Point
WR: Andre Hall Jr., Potomac
TE: Juan Watkins, Patuxent
OL: Marcus Minor, DeMatha
OL: Brian Plummer, South Carroll
OL: Andrew Garnett, Riverdale Baptist
OL: Kojo Dingle, Good Counsel
OL: Chris Wissman, Old Mill
Athlete: Anthony McFarland, DeMatha
DE: Chase Young, DeMatha
DT: Austin Fontaine, Dematha
DT: PJ Mustipher, McDonogh
DE: Izon Pulley, Good Counsel
LB: Tayon Fleet-Davis, Potomac
LB: Keith Simms, Landon
LB: Cameron Brown, Bullis
DB: Damon Hayes, Wise
DB: Zech McPherson, Riverdale Baptist
DB: Tino Ellis, DeMatha
DB: Kareem Felder, Franklin
DB: Damani Neal, Bullis
K: Sam Kwon, Good Counsel
P: Grant Donaldson, DeMatha
Return Man: Andre Hall Jr.
QB: Kurt Rawlings, John Carroll School
RB: Karl Mofor, Eleanor Roosevelt
RB: Travis Levy, Sherwood
RB: Trey Davis, Glenelg
WR: Marcus Haynes, Bowie
WR: Cameron Sullivan-Brown, Pallotti
WR: Greg Leonard , Patuxent
TE: Myles Wright, St. Frances
OL: Ben Hoffner, Calvert Hall
OL: Zeph Titus, Quince Orchard
OL: Timmy Friend, Fort Hill
OL: Eric Ostrow, Franklin
OL: Derrick Tangelo, Bullis
Athlete: Marcquan Greene, Kent County
DE: Josh Paschal, Good Counsel
DT: Tyler Fleagle, Linganore
DT: Jacob Bradshaw, Damascus
DE: Aaron Parker, Gwynn Park
LB: James Patterson. Pallotti
LB: Jordan Hill, Paint Branch
LB: Mike Gibson, Franklin
DB: Shawn Barlow, Quince Orchard
DB: Gregory Ross Jr., Potomac
DB: Michael Clark, Wise
DB: Manny Patterson, Mount St. Joseph
K: Mike Shinsky, McDonogh
P: Brian Dolan, Georgetown Prep
QB: Mark Pierce, Northwest; Sean Bliss, Sherwood; Evan Fochtman, Spalding; Ramar Williams, McNamara; Casey Crawford, Howard; Beau English, DeMatha; Javonte Howard, Potomac; Jabari Laws, Wise; Doc Bonner, Quince Orchard; Nathaniel Musselman, Linganore; Jason Epps, Bowie; TJ Peer, South Hagerstown; Armani Ceballos, Paint Branch; Markel Grant, Watkins Mill; Darrius Sample, Dundalk; Devin Butler, Douglass(PG); Jimmy Lahay, Franklin; Emmett Davis, Broadneck
RB: Adrian Feliz-Platt, Seneca Valley; Marvin Beander, Quince Orchard; Mylique McGriff, McDonogh; Antonio Dupree, Gilman; Josh Chase, Spalding; Darian Robinson, South Hagerstown; Steven Baca, South Carroll; Brayden Brown, Fort Hill; Raen Smith, Fort Hill; Chris Long, Patuxent; Markus Vinson, Damascus; Andrew Zuckerman, Clarksburg; Khalil Owens, Northwest; Chad Gleason, Walkersville; Jacob Wetzel, Walkersville; Calil Wilkins, Potomac; Jonathan Lee, Riverdale Baptist; Dorian Maddox, Gilman; Owen Wright, Georgetown Prep; Pete Boone, Old Mill; Davon Butler, Linganore
WR: Damon Hazelton, Franklin; Jadan Blue, Mount St. Joseph; Devonte Young, North Point; Morgan Scroggins, Calvert Hall; Reggie Anderson, Northwest; Jack Staub, Linganore; Zach Hawkins, Bullis; Camari Murray, McNamara; Cameron Carlyle, Howard; Alex Rasmussen, John Carroll; Antonio Fox, Seneca Valley; AJ Lytton, Wise; Brian Thompson, McNamara; Brennon Dingle, Perry Hall
TE: Hamilton Day, DeMatha; Alex Wetzel, Boonsboro; Braden Atkinson, Boys Latin; Joe Salisbury, Damascus
OL: Marcus Coleman, Riverdale Baptist; Stefan Touani, Oxon Hill; Ja’mion Franklin, Gilman; Mark Murphy, McNamara; Cameron Chambers, Wise; Victor Oluwatimi, DeMatha; Steve McNair, Howard; Cole Cheripko, Northwest
DL: Quincy Roche, New Town; Chinedu Udeogu, Georgetown Prep; Stephon Mingo, Riverdale Baptist; Lawtez Rogers, Roosevelt; Seun Oluwatimi, DeMatha; Jack Stubbs, Good Counsel; Kyle Beard, Northern; Isaac Ukwu, Springbrook; Malik Holloway, Douglass(Balt.); Austin Gaines, Spalding; Keisean Wilson, North Point; Marcus Bowman, Douglass(PG); Jalen Twyman, HD Woodson; Larry Aaron, Oakland Mills; Chrisdeon Alston, Dunbar(DC); Darnell Creek, Broadneck; Shawn Hamilton, Reservoir
LB: Will Huff, Meade; Wesley Bowers, McNamara; Maverick Gamble, Wise; Thomas Myers, Douglass(PG); Donnell Lowery, Wise; Tyler Darr, Suitland; Damon Lloyd, John Carroll; Levi Brickner, Calvert; Hassan Sheriff, Northwestern; Mikey Donaldson, Patuxent; Hopeton Mair, Thomas Stone; Connor Jangro, Mount St. Joseph; Jamar Watson, McNamara; Ayinde Eley, Good Counsel; Shamar Shanks, Gilman
DB: Tyler Tobias, Potomac; Nijuel Hill, Calvert Hall; Martin Foray Jr., Northwest; Duron Ball, Dundalk; Brenton Nelson, DeMatha; Terrell Dance, Potomac; Cortez Ervin, Seneca Valley; Justin Mulbah, Pallotti; Jesse Stauffer, Ryken; Kevin McGill,, Westlake; Wade Stiernen, Linagnore; Daniel George, Oxon Hill; Damien Jones, Ryken; Devin Judd, Good Counsel; Braedon Domino, McNamara; Andrew Robertson, DeMatha; Teyon Davis, Roosevelt; Ky’el Hemby, John Carroll; Montes Davis, Annapolis
Athlete: Owen Peters, Good Counsel; Tariq Castro-Fields, Riverdale Baptist; Korey Stevens, Gilman; Tre Hopkins, Oakland Mills; Bilal Omar, Edmondson