All-Baltimore City Offensive Player Tavon Austin, Dunbar
Austin, The Baltimore Sun's Offensive Player of the Year for a third straight season, finished with 7,947 career rushing yards, eclipsing the previous state mark of 5,920. He also had 92 career touchdowns.
Austin, 5 feet 9 and 170 pounds, also had three interceptions as a defensive back. Scores of colleges are recruiting Austin, including West Virginia, Maryland, Michigan and North Carolina, which have made his short list.
Defensive Player Horace Miller, Dunbar
No defensive player in the metro area spent more time in opposing backfields this season than Miller, who made 133 tackles, including 29 sacks, and forced six fumbles, recovering three, to help lead the Poets to their third straight Class 1A state title.
Splitting his time between defensive end and linebacker, the 6-2, 220-pound senior used his agility and speed off the end to consistently beat pass protectors, recording 46 sacks over the past two seasons.
Coach of the Year Eric Woodson, Northwestern
In his four years as coach, Woodson has taken Northwestern from the edge of the abyss to the top of the heap. He took over a program that was in disarray, having won just five games in three years, and built it into a disciplined unit that this fall finished 9-2, including 8-0 in Baltimore City's Division II, to earn the school's first trip to the state playoffs.
Offense NameSchoolClassPositionDavey Emala Gilman Senior QuarterbackJerry Lovelocke Edmondson Junior QuarterbackTavon Austin Dunbar Senior Running backTerrance West Northwestern Senior Running backAdrian Coxson City Junior Wide receiverSean Farr Dunbar Senior Wide receiverRenard Robinson Mount St. Joseph Senior Wide receiverJoe Petrides Archbishop Curley Senior Tight endBrandon Copeland Gilman Senior Offensive line Charles Johnson Poly Senior Offensive lineAnthony Watters Dunbar Senior Offensive lineGabriel Neiba W.E.B. Du Bois Senior KickerDefense NameSchoolClassPositionAntonio Brown Dunbar Senior Defensive lineArnold Farmer Poly Senior Defensive lineHorace Miller DunbarSeniorDefensive lineDavid Mackall Edmondson Senior LinebackerGary Onuekwusi Dunbar Senior LinebackerJim Poggi Gilman Junior LinebackerCedric Rollins Reginald Lewis Senior Linebacker Courtney Bridget Dunbar Senior Defensive backEric Franklin Archbishop Curley Senior Defensive back Artis Holt Mount St. Joseph Senior Defensive backBlake Thompson Cardinal Gibbons Senior Defensive backJacob Peery Archbishop Curley Senior PunterNote: Teams selected by Rich Scherr after consultation with The Baltimore Sun staff and area coaches.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun