All-Gazette football: defense
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Coach of the Year
Sean Carey, Tuscarora, fifth year
The only coach in the program's short five-year history, Carey stepped down earlier this month after guiding the Titans to their best-ever 8-3 record and their first playoff appearance. Has sent 14 players on to play in the collegiate ranks.
Hank Adams, Frederick, Sr., DL
Collected nine sacks and nearly 100 total tackles.
J.R. Ferguson, SJCP, Jr., DL
Registered 89 tackles, 10.5 sacks for forced fumbles on defense. Entertaining scholarship offers from over 20 Division I schools.
Bobby-Joe Herald, Linganore, Sr., DL
Intense player was considered a leader on the Lancers' defensive unit. All-Chesapeake Conference first teamer.
Forrest Mason, SJCP, Jr., DL
All-MIAA C Conference player made 91 tackles forced three fumbles and had 9.5 sacks.
Mike McConaughey, Middletown, Sr., DL
Led Middletown with 5.5 sacks while also adding 10.5 tackles for loss.
Tony Boyer, Middletown, Sr., LB
Led Middletown in stops (87.5) forced fumbles (four) and tackles for loss (15.5).
Kyle Vaughn, Catoctin, Sr., LB
Helped lead the Cougars' to the Class 1A North Region title with 84 tackles.
Caanan Metz, Linganore, Sr., LB
Delivered 85 tackles and six sacks while being named to the Crab Bowl and All-MVAL Chesapeake rosters.
Carrington Jones, Tuscarora, Sr., LB
Made a whopping 129 tackles to lead the Titans' defense.
Sean Sheehey, Linganore, Sr., LB
Earned his first team All-Chesapeake nod with over 60 tackles.
Dominic Clarke, Tuscarora, Sr., DB
Ohio State-bound athlete was a shut-down corner who also accounted for 13 touchdowns offensively.
DeShawn Weaver, SJCP, So., DB
First-team all-conference selection picked off four passes while racking up 62 tackles.
Corey Bishop, Linganore, Sr., DB
Totaled fifty tackles and four interceptions. Also returned a punt for score.
Adam Dulberger, Middletown, Sr., DB
Picked off seven passes for the Knights while earning first team All-Piedmont honors.
Brad West, Urbana, Sr., P
Averaged over 34 yards per punt and was a solid lineman for the Hawks.
Ross Flanigan, Urbana, Sr., KR
Hard-charging multi-purpose player returned kicks for nearly 300 yards and two TD's. Also a valuable two-way performer.
Corey Balzer, MSD, Sr., DL
Shawn Laudick, Linganore, Sr., DL
Kyle Stewart, Linganore, Sr., DL
Sean Reaver, Catoctin, So., DL
Tyler Brittain, Glenelg, Sr., LB
Adam Slatniske, South Carroll, Sr., LB
Bobby Stup, Tuscarora, Sr., LB
Paul Barbour, Catoctin, Jr., LB
Justin Hoffsinger, Tuscarora, Sr., LB
Rob Michels, Middletown, Sr., DB
Todd Bonheyo, MSD, So., DB
Ricky Conner, Linganore, Jr., DB
Taylor Sones, Glenelg, Sr., DB
Greg Ehabe, Frederick, Jr., DB
Jeremy Musselman, Walkersville, Sr., P
Jarrod Yates, Middletown, Sr., KR
DL — Jeffrey Bryan, Tuscarora; John Bukasa, Frederick; Jimmy Edwards, Tuscarora; Dan Haynos, Thomas Johnson; Brandon Johnson, Middletown; Connor Larkin, Urbana; Justin Stone, Brunswick; Donte Thomas, MSD; Cody Weierbach, Linganore; Sam Wright, South Carroll
LB — Michael Brown, Frederick; Koby Cavanaugh, Middletown; Jeremy Grove, Thomas Johnson; Bryce Hether, Tuscarora; Clinton Holley, Walkersville; Todd Keyser, Walkersville; Gilbert Kim, Frederick; Seth Kraham, Tuscarora; Tom Lillo, Urbana; Tyler Martin, Frederick; Joe Novotny, Urbana; Brian Patton, Urbana; Austin Scates, Linganore; Matt Smelsberger, Urbana; Andrew Zimnik, Frederick
DB — Alec Ahearn, Frederick; Andrew Bullman, Walkersville; Sam Glushakow, Middletown; Michael Johnson, Linganore; Sam Lavala, Frederick; Gary Lee, Tuscarora; Ben Lewis, SJCP; Alex Terpening, South Carroll; Matt Scott,Tuscarora
P—Ian Rhodes, South Carroll