The First Team

November 29, 1992|By John W. Stewart

* Victor Smith, Bel Air: Leading receiver in the county . . . caught 20 passes for 263 yards on offense . . . defensively, returned four interceptions for 50 yards.

* Mike Sprouse, C. Milton Wright: Two-way tackle . . . one of two C. Milton Wright offensive linemen named, as they paved the way for the team's two 1,000-yard rushers . . . helped provide protection for passing attack.

* Jarrett Francis, C. Milton Wright: Other half of team's honored blocking combination . . . two-way lineman . . . often lined up next to Sprouse to help provide running room, as the team's backs rushed for more than 2,700 yards.

* Michael Carter, Fallston: Top blocker on team that had two efficient runners . . . played tackle on defense.

* Curtis Carter, Havre de Grace: Huge two-way tackle . . . leader in helping give back Marvin Jackson room to run for more than 1,000 yards.

* Chris Carr, Joppatowne -- Two-way lineman . . . another who led the way for a back to rush for more than 1,000 yards . . . was third on team in tackles with 78.

* Brian Currey, John Carroll: Two-way regular . . . one of top receivers in what was a run-oriented season for county teams . . . had 19 catches for 275 yards and one touchdown.

* Brad Thomas, Fallston: Provided good run-pass balance for most improved team in county . . . threw for four touchdowns . . . top punter in county with 38.4-yard average.

* Chad Gary, Joppatowne: County's regular-season rushing leader with 1,115 yards . . . scored 13 touchdowns and was second in county scoring with 84 points.

* Chris Gill, C. Milton Wright: Ran for more than 1,000 yards and caught 10 passes for 136 yards during an injury-plagued season . . . scored 13 touchdowns, including two on kickoff returns against Fallston, and three in two playoff games.

* Marvin Jackson, Havre de Grace: Another 1,000-yard rusher . . . scored 12 touchdowns . . . helped Eagles end Joppatowne's unbeaten string at seven, 36-12.

L * Jason Tharpe, C. Milton Wright: Joins Gary with 1,000 rush

ing yards as juniors . . . leading scorer in county with 92 points . . . had 145 tackles as a starting linebacker.

* Jeff Buehler, North Harford: Kicker . . . beat John Carroll with a field goal . . . converted only other attempt at Aberdeen . . . was 6-for-7 on extra points.

* Drew Pekala, Edgewood: Returned four kicks for touchdowns . . . as a wide receiver, caught eight passes for 150 yards and one touchdown.

* Matt Jenkins, C. Milton Wright: Team's third-leading tackler with 91 (behind linebackers Fordyce and Tharpe) . . . had best game against Edgewood with several punishing hits.

* Kevin Simons, Aberdeen: Two-way starter . . . leading tackler for Eagles with 73 . . . biggest player on honor squad.

* Anthony Johnson, Edgewood: Two-way starting tackle . . . third on team in tackles with 55.

* Tim Hughes, Edgewood: Complemented Johnson on defense . . . second on team in tackles with 57 . . . on offense, shared team lead in scoring with 30 points . . . caught nine passes for 115 yards and one touchdown.

* Mike Harris, Joppatowne: In a season that had a number of outstanding linebackers, the Mariners had two . . . second on team in tackles with 103.

* Craig Rhoten, Fallston: Second in county in tackles with 182 . . . leader of county's best defense.

* Kris Weber, Joppatowne: Solid two-way starter . . . 135 tackles as a linebacker . . . 19 receptions for 282 yards and two touchdowns as a tight end.

* Darnell Everett, Joppatowne: Balanced strong defense with role as starting quarterback . . . topped county in pass completions with 51, three for touchdowns.

* Keenan Turner, Edgewood: Led team in tackles with 63 . . . started on offense as running back.

* Mike Weaver, Fallston: Had 64 tackles . . . on offense, ran for 670 yards and eight touchdowns . . . had nine touchdowns.

* Tim Mullin, North Harford: Second-leading punter in county with 35-yard average . . . starting quarterback for Hawks.

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