OFFENSIVE PLAYER
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.


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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.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER
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.