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  • All-Metro football offense 2016

    All-Metro football offense 2016

    First Team Gary Brightwell St. Frances, running back, senior * Slippery 5-foot-11, 195-pound back ran for 1,715 yards, averaging 7.3 yards per carry; scored 18 touchdowns * Scored four times in the MIAA A Conference finale that secured the first A Conference title in program history * Committed...

  • All-Metro football defense 2016

    All-Metro football defense 2016

    First Team Evan Boozer Loyola Blakefield, lineman, junior * The top defensive lineman in the MIAA A Conference, disruptive 6-foot-5, 240-pound tackle tough to block with one man * Of 87 total tackles, 24 were for loss; had nine sacks, one forced fumble, five fumble recoveries and blocked two kicks...

  • All-Metro Football Offensive Player of the Year: Evan Fochtman

    All-Metro Football Offensive Player of the Year: Evan Fochtman

    A dual-threat quarterback, Evan Fochtman had a lot of responsibility in Archbishop Spalding's zone-read offense. On most plays, he had to make a decision to run himself, hand off or pass.

  • All-Metro Football Defensive Player of the Year: Sam Thomas, St. Frances

    All-Metro Football Defensive Player of the Year: Sam Thomas, St. Frances

    Sam Thomas made big plays at middle linebacker all season for St. Frances, but he will be best remembered for one interception against Archbishop Spalding. The Panthers were dominating the Cavaliers in the first half and when Thomas picked off quarterback Evan Fochtman with 1:10 left before halftime...

  • All-Metro Football Coach of the Year: Anthony Burgos, Franklin

    All-Metro Football Coach of the Year: Anthony Burgos, Franklin

    Heading into his 15th season with Franklin, Anthony Burgos faced a rebuilding job. Not only had he graduated a large, talented senior class, but his only returning starter on offense, running back Sam Botchway, suffered a severe ankle injury in summer 7-on-7. His starting quarterback, Larry Smith,...

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