All-Gazette football: Defense
Coach of the Year
Bob Milloy, Good Counsel, 10th year (37th overall)
After coming up short five straight years, eight-time state public school champion broke through for first WCAC crown, besting nemesis DeMatha, 14-7, in league final, avenging only loss of season.
Troy Gloster, Good Counsel, Sr., Defensive line
West Virginia University-bound end had 48 tackles, 10 for losses, 2.5 sacks.
Greg Grant, Sherwood, Sr., Defensive line
So disruptive. Of 72 tackles, 23 were behind line, including 9 sacks.
Tyler Magill, Quince Orchard, Sr., Defensive line
Wreaked havoc off edge, recording 42 tackles, team-high 10 sacks.
Bernard Wolley, Seneca Valley, Jr., Defensive line
Gritty, tenacious firecracker totaled 55 tackles, 12 for losses.
A.J. Bowman, Good Counsel, Sr., Linebacker
Inspired stingy defense with 53.5 tackles, 11 for losses, 6 sacks.
Errol Brewster, Springbrook, Sr., Linebacker
Explosive 250-pound edge rusher blew up blocks en route to 13 sacks.
Phil Durity, Sherwood, Sr., Linebacker
Led county's top defense in tackling each of last two years; 115 this fall.
Ibrahim Jarr, Blair, Sr., Linebacker
Punished opponents with 87 tackles, 11 sacks, 4 forced fumbles.
Sam Collins, Clarksburg, Sr., Defensive back
Picked off four passes, was just as good in run support with 65 tackles.
Mitchell Pollard, Springbrook, Sr., Defensive back
One of county's most dynamic playmakers was constant pick-six threat.
Louis Young, Good Counsel, Sr., Defensive back
Sought-after Division I recruit picked seven passes, broke up 10.
Danny Lee, Whitman, Sr., All-around
Commanded double teams; made tackle, kick to beat Seneca in OT.
Brian Lucas, Damascus, Sr., Punter
Three-way starter added field position bonus, averaging 37.7 yards per punt.
David Amaro, Landon, Sr., Defensive line
One of IAC's top run-stuffers.
Dab Ukwvani, Magruder, Jr., Defensive line
Trench leader with 34 tackles, 3 sacks.
Ray Vernet, Springbrook, Sr., Defensive line
Devils' 360-pound clog in middle.
Daquan Mincy, Quince Orchard, Sr., Linebacker
Had 73.5 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 INT.
Robbie Parker, Rockville, Sr., Linebacker
Top tackler on shutdown unit.
Mazzie Rutland, Georgetown Prep, Sr., Linebacker
Compiled 65 tackles, 3 sacks.
Courtney Wallerson, Paint Branch, Sr., Linebacker
Popped up around ball all year.
Ace Clark, Clarksburg, Sr., Defensive back
Tall, rangy; nabbed 4 picks.
Matty Collins, Georgetown Prep, Sr., Defensive back
Had 7 interceptions, 37 tackles.
Greg Stanton, Damascus, Sr., Defensive back
Popped up all over, had 7 picks.
Frank Tamakloe, Good Counsel, Sr., Defensive back
Wisconsin commit injured late.
Bobby Gribbin, Georgetown Prep, Jr., All-around
Had 900 rushing yards, 40 tackles.
Kyle Hamby, Good Counsel, Jr., Punter
Averaged 37.2 yards per punt.
DL Jason Akinseye, Gaithersburg, Sr., DL; Robert Bowers, Kennedy, Sr., DL; Calvin Dove, Clarksburg, Jr., DL;
LB Marquise Anderson, Springbrook, Jr., LB; Chuck Banks, B-CC, Sr., LB; Matt Grimm, Wootton, Sr., LB; Nick Magas, Damascus, Jr., LB; Chris Pitsenberger, Good Counsel, Sr., LB
DB Andrew Gondor, Blair, Sr., DB; Simba Gwashavanhu, G-burg, Soph., DB; Torian Henderson, Paint Branch, Sr., DB; Tyler Lardy, Gaithersburg, Sr., DB; Chris Tolbert, Springbrook, Sr., DB
AA Thomas Bradley, R. Montgomery, Sr., A-A; Alex Cole, Sherwood, Jr., A-A; Ndubisi Ezekoye, Kennedy, Sr., A-A; Brandon Simms, Blake, Jr., A-A; Delonte Wellington, Landon, Sr., A-A