4:15 PM EDT, September 27, 2011
Riley's play on both sides of the ball led the No. 8 Engineers to a 12-0 victory over Edmondson Saturday, preserving Poly's unbeaten record. The senior, headed for Virginia Tech, had three interceptions and four tackles and scored both touchdowns — all in the second half. A 6-foot, 192-pound All-Metro second-team cornerback who doubles as a wide receiver, Riley had his first interception early in the half, setting up his 29-yard touchdown reception. He ran his third interception back 13 yards for a touchdown, the first time he had ever returned one for a score. Riley, who has a 3.4 GPA, finished with 83 all-purpose yards, including 65 on four receptions.
Others considered: Roman Braglio, McDonogh, football; Gary Cropper, Arundel, football; Kenny Faulcon, Aberdeen, football; Kyle Forbes, Atholton, soccer; Ethan McBryde, South Carroll, soccer; Akili Moore, Hammond, football.
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