Gilman DT Henry Poggi named USA Today All-American

Gilman defensive tackle Henry Poggi is one of only 24 high school players nationwide to be named Thursday to USA Today’s All-USA Football Team.

Poggi, one of The Baltimore Sun’s Co-Defensive Players of the Year, was the most schemed against player his father Biff Poggi had ever coached in the elder Poggi’s 16 seasons as Greyhounds coach.

Henry Poggi drew at least double-team coverage in every game as the No. 1 Greyhounds went 9-2 and won their second straight Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship.

At 6-foot-4, 258 pounds, Poggi finished the season with 14 1/2 sacks, 87 tackles (31 for a loss), 31 pressures and three forced fumbles.

Poggi, who is headed to Michigan, will play in the Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. next month.

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