All-Metro offensive football team

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Player of the year

Raytron Leak, Edmondson

Leak, a senior running back, rushed for 1,514 yards and 17 touchdowns and had 1,460 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns. He also handled punting and kicking duties, averaging 43 yards per punt and launching all but 10 of his kickoffs out of the end zone. As a linebacker, Leak, 6 feet 1 and 230 pounds, had eight sacks, recovered two fumbles and returned three of nine interceptions for scores. Leak returned three punts for touchdowns and one kickoff for another. The Austin, Texas-based Rivals100 recruiting service ranks Leak No. 30 among the nation's top 100 running back recruits. Leak, who runs a 4.5-second 40-yard dash, has received scholarship offers from Nebraska, Maryland, Michigan, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and Boston College. Longtime Sherwood coach Bob Milloy of Montgomery County said, "I didn't see anybody better this year."

Coach of the Year

Pete Pompey, Edmondson

Unranked during the preseason, Pompey's Redskins (12-1) finished as the area's No. 2-ranked team after winning their second straight City West Division crown and reaching the program's first Class 2A state title game. Edmondson's 18-game winning streak ended with a state title-game loss to defending champion Urbana, which was ranked No. 2 in the state. The Redskins outscored their opposition by an average margin of 40 points to five, with four shutouts and routs of City West Division champion Dunbar (39-6), Howard County co-champion Howard (37-15) and Calvert Hall (40-7). Pompey developed Division I prospects in running back Raytron Leak and quarterback Eddie Colbert despite an undersized, underclassmen-laden offensive line. With 182 career wins, Pompey is tied with Patterson's Roger Wrenn for most victories in the city for an active coach.

Rob Abiamiri,

Mount St. Joseph

From the season's outset, Mount St. Joseph coach Mike Working knew Abiamiri was about to have one of those special seasons, calling him an excellent wide receiver and deserving of any all-star honors that might come his way. Others thought the same of Abiamiri, a 6-3, 200-pound senior who has a 3.4 grade-point average and a 1,010 SAT score that made him an attractive recruit for several Division I programs. Abiamiri orally accepted a full scholarship to the University of Maryland. He caught 28 passes for 779 yards and eight touchdowns, rushed for two scores and 294 yards, and returned a kickoff for another touchdown for 14th-ranked Mount St. Joseph.

Joe Cromwell,

Western Tech

Not only did Cromwell help the Wolverines turn last season's 1-9 record into an 8-2 campaign this season, but the senior wide receiver became the fifth-year school's first Division I prospect. Cromwell's 4.38-second speed, along with his 37-inch vertical leap, made the 6-2, 170-pounder one of the state's most coveted receivers. He is considering full-scholarship offers from Virginia Tech, James Madison and Temple. Cromwell caught 28 passes for 662 yards and 10 touchdowns. His career numbers: 83 receptions for 1,595 yards and 18 touchdowns also attracted interest from Maryland, Kent State, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Richmond and Connecticut.

Chad Rogers,

Dundalk

Dundalk was among the surprise teams in the Baltimore County 3A-4A league this season, and the disciplined blocking of Rogers was among the primary reasons. The 6-6, 255-pound two-way lineman was practically guaranteed to spring one of the Owls' two 1,000-yard rushers in critical short-yardage situations. The senior's efforts sparked an upset of last season's Class 3A state runner-up Eastern Tech, and also allowed the Owls to be ranked as high as No. 12 in the area. Rogers, the Owls' scholar-athlete honoree, also excelled defensively with 36 tackles and a fumble recovery. The three-year starter has received interest from several Division I programs.

Matt Belcastro,

Patterson

A four-year starter and a member of three championship teams under coach Roger Wrenn, Belcastro (6-4, 290) led the Clippers to a share of their sixth Baltimore City title, their second straight in the City's East Division, and a berth in the Class 4A state semifinals. An effective, versatile blocker while pulling, pass-blocking or drive-blocking, Belcastro earned All-Metro first-team honors after being second team last season. He was part of an offense that averaged more than 350 yards per game, primarily on the ground. A two-way player, he also had nine sacks. Belcastro, also a heavyweight wrestler for Patterson, won his first city wrestling title last winter.

Mike Faust,

Gilman

Faust (5-11, 225) rushed for 523 yards and 14 touchdowns and had one reception for a touchdown despite rarely playing in the second half. Defensively, he had five sacks and recovered three fumbles as a nose guard. A punishing senior running back who can bench-press 380 pounds and squat 450 pounds, Faust is a versatile athlete, having also played varsity lacrosse and baseball during each of his previous seasons at Gilman. As a heavyweight wrestler, Faust is a two-time private schools state champ and is ranked No. 1 nationally. He carries a 3.9 GPA, scored 1,340 on his SAT and is being recruited by Harvard, Princeton and Pennsylvania for football and wrestling.

Justin Havrilla,

Long Reach

Havrilla had yet another excellent season kicking the ball. One season after earning All-Metro second-team honors, Havrilla converted five of his seven field-goal attempts for the Lightning, including a 42-yarder. The senior finished his high school career with 15 field goals in 20 attempts, his longest conversion covering 45 yards. Havrilla also excelled as the Long Reach punter, with 39 punts for a 41.2 average. Havrilla's longest punt coverered 65 yards. This season, Havrilla also converted 28 of 30 extra-point attempts. A 3.6 student who has a 1,230 SAT score, Havrilla has attracted the interest of the Naval Academy as well as several other Division I programs.

Mike Jenkins,

South Carroll

When Jenkins lines up against the opposition, whether on offense or defense, he can be simply intimidating. The 6-5, 310-pound three-year starter carries very little body fat, and, as indicated by his abilities as a basketball player for the Cavaliers, also has mobility. Widely acknowledged as one of the best linemen to ever play in Carroll County, the senior was named to the All-Central Maryland Conference first team both as an offensive lineman and a defensive lineman. As a nose guard, Jenkins registered 66 tackles, six sacks and six hurries. The massive lineman has attracted interest from several Division I programs, including Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.

Richard Johnson,

Milford Mill

The state's highest rated recruit at No. 4 nationally among cornerbacks by Rivals100, Johnson has played every position on the field except lineman. As a quarterback, the senior has passed for 1,109 yards, 18 touchdowns and nine two-point conversions this season, and rushed for 1,138 yards, 10 touchdowns and three two-point conversions. He has returned three kickoffs for scores and, as a defensive back, had three interceptions. A 4.3-speedster in the 40-yard dash, Johnson has 3,343 career passing yards and 41 touchdowns, and 2,430 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns. He has had several full-scholarship offers and ap-pears to be leaning toward Virginia Tech.

Steve Suter,

North Carroll

This three-year starter's athleticism dazzled scouts at a summer combine at the University of Maryland. The senior running back clocked a 4.3-second 40-yard dash and cleared 37 inches with his vertical leap. During the past season, despite a 2-8 record by North Carroll and very little blocking by his offensive line, Suter rushed for 1,748 yards and 19 touchdowns. Suter ranked eighth among the state's top rushers. He also was adept at catching the ball out of the backfield, as he had 19 receptions for 277 yards and two touchdowns. Sutter carries a 3.7 GPA and scored 1,060 on his SAT. Suter committed early to a full scholarship to the University of Maryland.

Ryan Boyle,

Gilman

Gilman was ranked No.1 for the entirety of the past two seasons, with Boyle (5-11, 185) at quarterback. A 4.0 student who has committed to play lacrosse at Princeton, Boyle began calling his own plays at the middle of last season. This season, the senior was 76-for-107 passing (71 percent) for 1,220 yards and 14 touchdowns and rushed for 704 yards with eight touchdowns to lead Gilman to its second consecutive Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference crown. Over three seasons as a starter, Boyle totaled 3,593 passing yards and 2,051 rushing yards. He is a repeat All-Metro first-team performer. Boyle is also a two-time All-Metro lacrosse player.

Mike Hall,

Parkville

In his previous two seasons, this 6-0, 195-pound senior toiled in relative obscurity in the Knights' unheralded program. This season, however, Hall had a big year that made him the Baltimore County 3A-4A League's most respected running back. Hall, who now is getting looks from Virginia Tech among other Division I programs, finished as the state's leading rusher with 2,145 yards and 23 touchdowns despite playing only 10 games. Hall, who runs a 4.6-second 40-yard dash, broke several school records en route to helping Parkville (6-4) to a school record for single-season victories, and finished his career with 617 carries for 4,541 yards and 34 touchdowns -- all school records.

Adam Hendrix,

Hereford

Hendrix ends an excellent four-year career during which he was a member of four consecutive state semifinal squads, including one that won the Class 1A state championship in 1997. Having developed the technical skills required to be a successful lineman, Hendrix earned his second consecutive appearance on the All-Metro first team. This season, he was a critical cog in a line whose offense averaged nearly 400 yards per game. Defensively, Hendrix recorded 11 sacks for the Bulls, who have compiled a 45-4 record over the past four seasons under coach Steve Turnbaugh. The 6-4, 265-pounder with an A average is being recruited by several Ivy League schools.

Rayvon Johnson,

Annapolis

Anne Arundel County's first repeat Offensive Player of the Year, Johnson is the county's all-time rushing leader with 4,044 yards -- 1,984 this past season. A 4.4 sprinter, Johnson (5-10, 175) set four county records, tied for another and set at least 10 school records. The senior became the county's first 2,000-yard rusher with 2,060 as a junior, and this season, set records for most single-season touchdowns (29) and total points (178). Annapolis is 18-4 with two playoff appearances with Johnson (49 career touchdowns) in the lineup. Johnson will take the ACT in January and may attend a junior college or prep school. Division I programs are recruiting him as a defensive back.

Steve Lawston,

Eastern Tech

Ranked No. 80 among Rivals100's top 100 Division I receiver prospects, Lawston (6-2, 205) runs a 4.5-second 40-yard dash. The senior was an All-Metro second-team pick last season. With an ability to make athletic receptions in double and triple coverage, Lawston caught 28 passes for 1,055 yards and 12 touchdowns. As a defensive back, Lawston returned two of five interceptions for touchdowns. On special teams, Lawston also returned four kickoffs for touchdowns. Lawston has schools such as Virginia Tech, Maryland, Rutgers, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Georgia Tech interested in him. His older brother, Anthony, is a scholarship player at Georgia Tech.

Richard Tuohey,

Gilman

When it came to execution, Gilman's offensive line may not have had an equal in the metro area for the option, pass protection or for clearing holes up the middle. And for his devastating abilities to clear the way on sweeps or on the option, the 6-foot-4, 248-pound Tuohey might just be the area's most effective lineman. Listed as a tight end on the Greyhounds' roster, the senior showed excellent hands, having grabbed 13 receptions for 175 yards and one touchdown. But in an offense that had many weapons, his unselfish play was a key. Built in the classic mold of a tight end or even a defensive end, Tuohey is attracting interest from Ivy League programs and some major Division I schools.

Note: The All-Metro offensive football teams were selected by Lem Satterfield after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

THE ALL-METRO OFFENSIVE FOOTBALL TEAM

First team

Name ..........................School ................Class ................Pos.

Ryan Boyle ..................Gilman ..............Senior .................QB

Richard Johnson .......Milford Mill ..........Senior ............All-pur.

Mike Faust ...................Gilman .............Senior ...................RB

Mike Hall ......................Parkville ............Senior ..................RB

Rayvon Johnson .........Annapolis ..........Senior ..................RB

Raytron Leak ..............Edmondson .......Senior ..................RB

Steve Suter ................North Carroll ......Senior ..................RB

Rob Abiamiri ...............Mt. St. Joseph ....Senior................. WR

Joe Cromwell ..............Western Tech .....Senior................. WR

Steve Lawston ...........Eastern Tech .......Senior................. WR

Matt Belcastro .............Patterson ...........Senior ..................OL

Adam Hendrix ..............Hereford ............Senior ...................OL

Mike Jenkins ...............South Carroll ......Senior ...................OL

Chad Rogers ...............Dundalk ..............Senior ..................OL

Richard Tuohey ...........Gilman ................Senior ..................OL

Justin Havrilla ..............Long Reach ........Senior ..................PK

Second team

Name ..........................School ................Class ................Pos.

Eddie Colbert ............Edmondson .........Senior ................QB

Zach McQuigg ...........Glenelg ...............Senior .................QB

Nick Nocar .................Gilman ................Senior ..............All-pur.

Kelvin Collins ..............Old Mill ...............Junior ...................RB

Darren Johnson .......Arch. Spalding .......Senior .................RB

Isaac Kufour .............Mt. St. Joseph ......Soph. ..................RB

Mario Merrills ............Wilde Lake ............Junior .................RB

Brandon Thompson ...Milford Mill ............Senior ................WR

Marvin Charles ............Annapolis ............Senior .................TE

B.J. Page ....................Catonsville ..........Senior ..................TE

Jordan Blevins ...........Westminster .........Senior .................OL

Tom Clisham ..............North Harford .......Senior .................OL

Terence Gibson .........Dunbar .................Senior .................OL

Lou Lombardo ...........Calvert Hall ...........Senior .................OL

Joe Salsich ................Severn ..................Senior .................OL

Paul Gillette ...............Severna Park ........Junior .................PK

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