All-Baltimore County: Football

Offensive Player
Nick DePaola, Hereford

With his quickness to the hole and ability to break tackles, DePaola was the centerpiece of an offense that averaged more than 33points. He ran for nearly 8 yards per carry and scored 18 touchdowns for the 10-3 Bulls, who advanced to the Class 3A state semifinals.

The 6-foot, 200-pound fullback rushed for 1,619yards on 208 carries with 14touchdowns.

Co-Defensive Players
Aaron Wilson, Eastern Tech
and Matt Heacock, Loyola

Eastern Tech coach Marc Mesaros moved Wilson's primary position from defensive line to linebacker around midseason, hoping to give the senior more room to make plays.

Wilson, 5-11, 190 pounds, finished with a team-leading 98 tackles and 11 sacks.


Heacock, The Baltimore Sun's Defensive Player of the Year, led the Dons with 101tackles.

Coach of the Year
Brian Abbott, Loyola

Seldom has a high school coach dealt with so much adversity in a season and still led his team to such high peaks.

First, there was the death of junior kicker Dennis Woolford, who was killed in a head-on collision on his way to school in late September. Then, just weeks later, the Dons' All-Metro quarterback, Leon Kinnard, suffered a season-ending leg injury.

Through it all, Abbott's squad outscored opponents by an average of 40-7.

Name School Class Position
Kevin Fulton Milford Mill Senior Quarterback
Leon Kinnard Loyola Senior Quarterback
Darian Conners Eastern Tech Senior Running back
Nick DePaola Hereford Senior Running back
Terence Garvin Loyola Senior Running back
Brandon Floyd Loyola Senior Wide receiver
Curtis Holmes McDonogh Senior Wide receiver
Dave Stinebaugh Perry Hall Senior Tight end
Alex Kirsch Eastern Tech Senior Offensive line
Josh Powers Hereford Senior Offensive line
Doug Shaw Loyola Senior Offensive line
Brett Ullman Perry Hall Senior Kicker
Name School Class Position
Emmanuel Gbor Eastern Tech Junior Defensive line
Shafiyq Hinton Eastern Tech Senior Defensive line
Elliott Poehlman Loyola Senior Defensive line
Matt Heacock Loyola Senior Linebacker
Brent Kluge Hereford Sophomore Linebacker
Jeff Kryglik Eastern Tech Senior Linebacker
Tyler Weedon Catonsville Sophomore Linebacker
Aaron Wilson Eastern Tech Senior Linebacker
Austin Crabill St. Paul's Senior Defensive back
Carl Fleming Franklin Senior Defensive back
Joey Jones Eastern Tech Junior Defensive back
Brian Prater St. Paul's Senior Punter

Teams selected by Rich Scherr after consultation with

The Baltimore Sun staff and area coaches.

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