Scott Noble, Franklin The senior running back led the Indians to their best season since 1994, when they went to the state quarterfinals. Noble, 6 feet and 200 pounds, rushed for 1,765 yards and 29 touchdowns to lead the Indians (10-3) to the Class 3A North regional title, a berth in the state semifinals and a No. 8 ranking in The Sun's top 15.
Noble, who also starred as a linebacker, scored the game-winning touchdown in Franklin's 7-6 victory over previously unbeaten and then-No. 2-ranked City (11-1) in the regional final.
Jason Mattison, Perry Hall The senior defensive back intercepted five passes and recovered two fumbles for the Gators, whom he led to their third consecutive Baltimore County 4A-3A crown and their second straight runner-up finish in the Class 4A North region.
In big games, coach Nick Arminio said he often called upon Mattison to cover the opponents' top receiver. Mattison, also the team's quarterback, rushed for 227 yards and 12 touchdowns and passed for 1,359 yards and 13 touchdowns.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Brian Abbott, Loyola The fifth-year coach led Loyola to a share of its third Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference title since 1997, and its second crown during his tenure. The Dons tied a single-season school record for victories at 10-1 overall, and also won their fourth straight game against Calvert Hall -- and their 18th in the past 22 meetings -- to improve their lead to 46-33-8 in the 87-year-old Turkey Bowl series.
Abbott's offensive leader on a team with no superstars was sophomore quarterback Leon Kinnard, who rushed for 11 touchdowns and passed for 11.
First-team offense Name, School, Class, Pos.
Jared Jorgensen McDonogh Senior QB
Nick Narango Hereford Senior RB
Scott Noble Franklin Senior RB
Russell Winborn Parkville Senior RB
Andrew Feinberg McDonogh Senior WR
Jeromie Miller Franklin Senior WR
Sean Copeland Overlea Senior TE
Alex Boddiford Loyola Senior OL
Lance Clelland McDonogh Junior OL
Les Delmont Hereford Senior OL
Andrew Woizesko Catonsville Senior OL
Dave Spalt Eastern Tech Junior K
Second-team offense Name, School, Class, Pos.
Leon Kinnard Loyola Soph. QB
Robert Blackwell Milford Mill Senior RB
Robert Jones Towson Senior RB
Mike McCoy Sparrows Pt. Senior RB
Shavaar Williams Kenwood Senior RB
Devin Gordon Loyola Senior WR
Chris Burley Woodlawn Senior TE
Tom Bradford Eastern Tech Senior OL
Anthony Cherry Milford Mill Senior OL
Chris Katerianakis Boys Latin Junior OL
Joe McNamara Catonsville Senior OL
Mike Gagne Parkville Junior K
First-team defense Name, School, Class, Pos.
Darrell Bryant Randallstown Senior DL
Adam Farrell Hereford Senior DL
Trent Parham New Town Senior DL
Chad Briscoe New Town Senior LB
Bubba Harris Loyola Junior LB
Jon Pugh Hereford Senior LB
Dave Stinebaugh Perry Hall Soph. LB
Nick Von Canon Parkville Senior LB
Mike Horne Loyola Senior DB
Jason Mattison Perry Hall Senior DB
Christian Pavik Hereford Senior DB
Josh Gibson Franklin Senior P
Second-team defense Name, School, Class, Pos.
Teddy Dargan Milford Mill Junior DL
Emmanuel Owens Towson Senior DL
Doug Stewart Eastern Tech Senior DL
Amine Alaoui Towson Senior LB
Mike Cellini Eastern Tech Senior LB
Donnell Flemming Kenwood Senior LB
Tremell Hargett Kenwood Junior LB
Mike Moss St. Paul's Senior LB
Chris DuVall-Smith Overlea Junior DB
Terrence Macer New Town Senior DB
Kevin Moriarty Boys Latin Senior DB
Bobby Kirby Loyola Junior P
Note // Teams selected by Lem Satterfield after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.