Cassie Cooke Winters Mill, basketball
The senior came within one assist of a triple double in leading the No. 9 Falcons to a season-opening win last week against Carroll County rival North Carroll, 52-35. Cooke, a 5-foot-8 guard, finished with 18 points, 15 rebounds, nine assists and six steals. Last season's Carroll County Player of the Year and an All-Metro first-team selection, Cooke signed early to play basketball for Rhode Island. Last season, she averaged 13.4 points, 9.5 rebounds and 5.2 steals in leading the Falcons to the Class 2A state final and a 25-1 record. Cooke, also the 2007 county player of the year in soccer, scored 20 goals this fall for the Falcons and was named first-team All-State.
Others considered: Jordan Clinton, Archbishop Spalding, basketball; Brianna Hutchen, St. Frances, basketball; Zameria Jones, Joppatowne, basketball
Jonathan Perry Dunbar, football
The senior quarterback orchestrated a game-winning 89-yard drive in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter to help lead the Poets to their third straight Class 1A state title with a 20-19 win over Fort Hill on Saturday.
Perry scrambled for 13 yards on a fourth-and-seven to keep the drive alive early and then completed four passes to four receivers - hitting Sean Farr from 14 yards out for a touchdown that brought the Poets within 19-18 with two seconds left. Standout running back Tavon Austin converted the two-point run to give the Poets the win. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Perry completed seven passes for 116 yards and the touchdown. He finished the year with 1,771 passing yards and 19 touchdowns.
Others considered: Luke Hostetler, River Hill, football; Damion Lee, Calvert Hall, basketball; Auraum Nuiriankh, Arundel, basketball; John Davenport, Loyola, indoor track