MICHAEL CAMPANARO, River Hill
Campanaro established himselfas one of the area's big-timeplayers this season by scoring30 touchdowns (22 rushing) andrunning for 1,884 yards.
With 4.4-speed in the 40-yarddash,Campanaro was able to outrunopponents, and the 5-foot-10,175-pound junior was strongenough to break tackles for bigyardage.
Campanaro caught 13 passes,averaging 27.8 yards perreception, with six touchdowns.Hehad two other touchdowns on puntreturns.
Doubling as a defensive back,Campanaro had threeinterceptions and was an excellentcover man, especially on deep balls.
ZACH MARTIN, River Hill
Martin had three spectacularseasons at linebacker for theHawks and contributed immenselyat running back, as well.
A 5-10, 180-pound senior,Martin led a defense that tied thestate record for shutouts with 11. Heused his strength and 4.6 speed inthe 40-yard dash to lead his teamin tackles for a third straight seasonwith 146. He recorded 21 of thosetackles behind the line ofscrimmage.
He also had two interceptionsand recovered two fumbles. Callingthe defensive signals for a unit thatgave up just 21 points,Martin was amenace to quarterbacks and ballcarriers.
Offensively, he ran for morethan 1,000 yards for a secondstraight season and scored 13touchdowns. In his past twoseasons,Martin scored 38touchdowns.
COACH OF THE YEAR
BRIAN VAN DEUSEN, River Hill
Van Deusen led the top-rankedHawks to the Class 2A state titleand a fifth consecutive HowardCounty championship. His teamshave gone 27-1 over the past twoseasons.
River Hill (14-0) tied the staterecord for most shutouts in aseason with 11 and had five straightshutouts before its 14-7 win overEastern Tech in the state final.
Van Deusen and his well-organizedcoaching staff guidedthe Hawks' spread offense to morethan 4,200 rushing yards, andRiver Hill outscored its opponents551-21.
River Hill has not lost a HowardCounty League game sinceNov. 18, 2005, when it dropped a15-14 decision at Long Reach.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS TEAM
Offense: Justin Sottilaire,Oakland Mills, senior, quarterback; Jarell Epps, WildeLake, junior, runnng back; Ashton Hayes, Wilde Lake,senior, running back; Malek Redd, River Hill, junior,running back; Dave Klotz, Wilde Lake, senior, center;Alvin Thomas, Long Reach, senior, guard; SuryaValsetty, Atholton, senior, guard; Nathan Burner,Atholton, senior, tackle; Mike Santiago, Oakland Mills,senior tackle; Ricky Kersey, Oakland Mills, senior,tight end; Jeff Javier, Howard, senior, wide receiver;Lyle Williams, Oakland Mills, senior, wide receiver;Kyle Williams, Marriotts Ridge, junior, wide receiver;Derek Coleman, Marriotts Ridge, junior, all-purpose;Graham Spicer, Wilde Lake, junior, kicker.
Defense: Cody Blue, Wilde Lake, senior, line; T.J. Culler,Mount Hebron, senior, line; R.J. Murray, River Hill,senior, line; Marc Arseneault, Wilde Lake, senior, end;Mike Evans, Reservoir, senior, end; Jon Hill, River Hill,senior, linebacker; Mike McCabe, Glenelg, senior, linebacker;Brian Nance, Atholton, senior, linebacker; JimmySpeake, Oakland Mills, senior, linebacker; KenyattaDrake, Hammond, senior, back; Leron Eaddy, RiverHill, junior, back; Danny March, Wilde Lake, junior,back; Tsusa Matsui, Centennial, senior, back; KevinSeker, Marriotts Ridge, senior, punter.
Note: Player and Coach of the Year were selected byPat O'Malley after consultation with The Sun staffand area coaches. The public schools team was selectedby the Columbia Flier after consultation with countycoaches.