Fourteen area players were selected Wednesday to the 2010 Big School All-State team by the statewide media. The Big School team represents Class 4A and 3A public schools and the MIAA A and Washington Catholic Athletic Conference private leagues.

Gilman School placed four players on the first-team led by Darius Jennings, who’s the odds-on favorite to capture state offensive player of the year honors. Junior Cyrus Jones (all-purpose) and linemen Brian Gaia and Hunter Goodwin were also selected.

Adrian Amos and Dan Yarborough from Calvert Hall College, the area’s and state’s No. 1 squad, were chosen. Amos, who’s headed to UCONN, was Defensive Player of the Year this past season.

Joe Kelly, who quarterbacked Wilde Lake to the Class 3A state crown, was chosen first-team punter while state runner-up Franklin placed Ian Thomas (receiver) and Mark Venable (linebacker).

The consensus All-State team, featuring the offensive and defensive player of the year and coaches of the year, will be announced Thursday afternoon.  

2010 Maryland State Big School All-State Team (votes compiled by Sheldon Shealer)



Quarterback: Darius Jennings, Gilman School, Sr., 6-0, 180
Quarterback: Connor Frazier, Damascus, Sr., 6-0, 195
Running back: Demond Brown, Old Mill, Sr., 5-8, 175
Running back: Ron Darby, Potomac, Jr., 5-11, 175
Running back: Aaron Wells, River Hill, Jr., 5-8, 185
Line: Brian Gaia, Gilman School, Jr., 6-4, 280
Line: Hunter Goodwin, Gilman School, Sr., 6-6, 285

Line: Joe Kopp, Arundel, Sr., 6-4, 250

Line: Cyrus Kouandjio, DeMatha Catholic, Sr., 6-7, 300
Line: Terrell Stewart, Suitland, Sr., 6-3, 310
Wide receiver: Stefon Diggs, Good Counsel, Jr., 6-0, 190
Wide receiver: Ian Thomas, Franklin, Jr., 6-1, 190
Wide receiver: Tyler Washington, Arundel, Sr., 6-3, 190
All-purpose: Cyrus Jones, Gilman School, Jr., 6-0, 185

PK: Michael Branthover, DeMatha Catholic, Sr., 5-9, 175


Line: Darian Cooper, DeMatha Catholic, Sr., 6-3, 280
Line: Colton Kmetz, Urbana, Jr., 6-5, 220
Line: Ryan Watson, Good Counsel, Jr., 6-2, 265
Line: Bernard Wolley, Seneca Valley, Sr., 5-11, 220
Line: Dan Yarborough, Calvert Hall, Sr., 5-10, 300
Linebacker: Vince Croce, Good Counsel, Sr., 6-4, 260
Linebacker: Conner Crowell, North Point, Sr., 6-1, 215
Linebacker: Alex Twine, Quince Orchard, Sr., 6-0, 210
Linebacker: Mark Venable, Franklin, Sr., 5-10, 200
Linebacker: Tyler Weedon, Catonsville, Sr., 5-10, 230
Defensive back: Adrian Amos, Calvert Hall, Sr., 6-1, 200

Defensive back: Sherrod Baltimore, Friendly, Sr., 5-11, 175
Defensive back: Blake Countess, Good Counsel, Sr., 5-10, 170
Defensive back: Zack Fetters, Gaithersburg, Sr., 6-3, 195
Punter: Joe Kelly, Wilde Lake, Sr., 5-8, 170



Quarterback: Zach Dancel, Good Counsel, Sr., 6-0, 190
Quarterback: Thomas Stuart, Calvert Hall College, Jr., 5-11, 165
Running back: Uriah Bethea, Wise, Jr., 6-0, 180
Running back: Eddie Cunningham, Seneca Valley, Sr., 5-9, 170
Running back: Wes Garey, Urbana, Sr.,5-10, 190
Line: Ben Curtis, Calvert Hall College, Sr., 6-5, 270
Line: Alex Dembinski, Old Mill, Sr., 6-5, 280

Line: Kelby Johnson, DeMatha Catholic, Sr., 6-8, 285
Line: Mike Madaras, Good Counsel, Sr., 6-6, 265
Line: Scott Mergner, Georgetown Prep, Sr., 6-4, 280
Wide receiver: Earvin Anumgba, Paint Branch, Sr., 6-0, 185
Wide receiver: Trevor Williams, Calvert Hall College, Jr., 6-2, 180
Tight end: Sam Collura, DeMatha Catholic, Sr., 6-3, 250
All-purpose: Jeremiah Hendy, Bowie, Sr., 6-2, 180
Kicker: Jamie Dubyoski, Loyola Blakefield, Jr., 5-10, 155


Line: Billy Brown, Gaithersburg, Sr., 6-4, 195
Line: Kenneth Goins, Gilman School, Jr., 6-0, 210
Line: Jude Merkel, Urbana, Sr., 6-2, 190
Line: Dominique Spence, Broadneck, Sr., 6-3, 225
Line: Jon Woodruff, Westlake, Sr., 6-4, 210
Linebacker: Andrew Bose, Huntingtown, Sr., 6-2, 225
Linebacker: Ascene Jacques, Flowers, Sr., 6-1, 205
Linebacker: Nick Ochoa, Broadneck, Sr., 6-0, 230
Linebacker: Rayshaud Shields, Wise, Sr., 5-10, 185
Defensive back: Aaron Bing, Urbana, Sr., 5-10, 170
Defensive back: Alex Cole, Sherwood, Sr., 5-10, 170
Defensive back: Nico Law, Bishop McNamara, Sr., 6-2, 190
Defensive back: Brandon Phelps, Damascus, Sr., 6-0, 175
Defensive back: DeAndre Smith, Wise, Sr., 5-9, 180
Punter: Kyle Hamby, Good Counsel, Sr., 5-11, 190



Quarterbacks: Cole Ahnell, Walter Johnson; Justin Bittner, Huntingtown; D’Von Dorsey, Friendly; Joey Dorsey, Franklin; Mike Fafaul, Loyola Blakefield; Joel Jorgenson, McDonogh School; Henry Kuhn, Walt Whitman; Bejoe Mundit, Parkdale; Aaron Overton, Patterson; Shawn Petty, Eleanor Roosevelt; Hunter Phillips, South Hagerstown; A.J. Pignone, Sherwood; Nick Rosati, Arundel; Bob Rutland, Georgetown Prep; David Smith, Paint Branch; Michael Spahr, Urbana; Nyema Washington, Suitland

Running Backs: Brandon Bayer, North Harford; Vince DePaola, Hereford; Davonte Fletcher, Huntingtown; Mark Green, Quince Orchard; Bobby Gribbin, Georgetown Prep; Tony Hale, Westlake; Darien Harris, DeMatha Catholic; Montez Hopkins, J.M. Bennett; Montel Ijeomah, Flowers; D.J. Kee, Stephen Decatur; Emmanuel Onakoya, North Point; Dwayne Randall, Linganore; Joe Riddle, Linganore; Jacob Siwicki, DeMatha Catholic; Khalil Viera, Wilde Lake; Deonta Winston, Patterson.

Linemen: Brendan Baker, Urbana; Brian Ball, North Point; Emmanuel Bawa, Northwestern-PG; Corey Beall, Old Mill; Zach Blankenship, Huntingtown; Mike Boland, Georgetown Prep; Leon Brown, Parkdale; Michael Chiang, Quince Orchard; Peter Collins, DeMatha Catholic; Chad Copeland, Gilman School; Nick Craven, Stephen Decatur; Raymond Edelen, Friendly; Tony Garner, North Point; Danny Gibbs, River Hill; Jonathan Greene, Broadneck; Antonio Harris, Wise; Teka Hayes, Wilde Lake; Breaon Hebron, River Hill; Robert Hopp, C
; Jake Kingston, DeMatha Catholic; Taylor Krenzke, Damascus; Christopher Labidou, Flowers; Jesse Langford, Wise; Kian-Wayne Magruder, Westlake; Grant McCarthy, Sherwood; Adam Quigley, Seneca Valley; Jeff Schaeffer, Walt Whitman; Wayne Schiltz, Thomas Johnson; Alex Skarzynski, Georgetown Prep; Jon Stoeser, Quince Orchard; Kyle Warholic, Linganore; Patrick Walsh, Good Counsel.

Receivers/Tight Ends: Ryan Burbrink, DeMatha; Pete Carter, Patterson; Ryan Caruso, Howard; Romy Cheese, Westminster; Deemer Class, Loyola; DeAndre Cooper, Bethesda-CC; Michael Flack, Walt Whitman; Jalen Gee, Frederick; Josh Gray, Chopticon; Simba Gwashavanhu, Gaithersburg; Jesse Holian, South River; Levern Jacobs, Suitland; Tom Klotz, Wilde Lake; Steven Koudossou, Westlake; Nick Marshall, Northeast-AA; Kenny Miles, Parkdale; Olagbemi Oni, Gaithersburg; Curtis Pumphrey, Atholton; Bop Sheehan, Georgetown Prep; Sean Winner, Damascus.

All-Purpose: Sam Benjamin, Mount St. Joseph; Navassa Brown, Franklin; Tyree Butler, Oxon Hill; Rob Chesson, Old Mill; Jairus Cook, Eleanor Roosevelt; Kendall Fuller, Good Counsel; Isiah Taylor, Hereford; Cody Turner, North Harford.


Linemen: Roman Braglio, McDonogh School; Roderick Chungong, Good Counsel; David Coffin, South River; Aaron Coles, Potomac; E.J. Conway, McDonogh School; Nike Crawford, Linganore; Demetri Dennis, Reservoir; Wesley Edwards, Eleanor Roosevelt; T.O. Gyles, Tuscarora; Great Ibe, Meade; Carson Ingle, Good Counsel; Allen Jackson, McDonogh School; Stefan Janik, Calvert Hall College; Darius Johnson, Perry Hall; Ben Kenley, North Harford; Tyler Krug, Westminster; Zach McHugh, Centennial; Henry Poggi, Gilman School; Tristan Pomeroy, Northwood; Kevin Staton, Wise; Victor Tabbs, Wise; Paul Taylor, Poly; Lance Toomer, Sherwood; Dab Ukwvani, Magruder; Chris Williams, Friendly; Anthony Zoscak, North Point.

Linebackers: Cody Acker, Eleanor Roosevelt; Tony Atkinson, Walt Whitman; Khari Brown, Bishop McNamara; Dominic Bryan, Georgetown Prep; Gabe Cox, Meade; Riley Davis, River Hill; Blake Gatewood, Urbana; E.J. Gilman, Wilde Lake; Stephan Houston, Clarksburg; Micah Kiser, Gilman School; Brent Kluge, River Hill; Ricky Leister, Westminster; John Lewis, Stephen Decatur; Nick Magas, Damascus; Va’a Niumatalolo, Broadneck; Marcus Newby, Quince Orchard; Andrew Pitsenberger, Walter Johnson; Jawan Poole, North Point; Nick Pugh, Damascus; Alex Schiponi, Walter Johnson; Jarard Stewart, Bowie; Tyler Thompson, Linganore; Joshua Thorne, Potomac; Reggie Uwandi, Parkdale; Elbie Williams, DeMatha Catholic, Antoine Young, Suitland.

Defensive Backs: Aaron Barr, Meade; Mike Begley, Sherwood; Joel Blockowicz, Georgetown Prep; Deniko Carter, Catonsville; Michael Coombs, Arundel; Dondre Echols, Potomac; Jordan Floyd, Loyola Blakefield; Jordan Griffin, River Hill; Jalen Hutchings, North Point; Jordan Lomax, DeMatha; Davon McGill, Bladensburg; Jamal Merritt, Sherwood; Ayo Ogunniyi, Westlake; Dimitri Parker, Seneca Valley; Devon Pestano, Springbrook; Anthony Prince, North Point; Donovan Riley, Poly; Joel Ross, Damascus; D’Andre Scott, Thomas Johnson; Ryan Smith, Wise; Lorenzo Steele, Suitland; George Van Hove, Urbana; Donte Williams, Eleanor Roosevelt; Linn Worthington, Gilman School.

Kickers/Punters: Peter Bowles, Quince Orchard; Johnny Dearstine, Linganore; Adam Greene, Broadneck; Tyler Lenane, North Harford; Jake McQuay, Perry Hall; Tyler Ruark, Hereford; Josh Rivera, Urbana; Jake Ryder, Sherwood.