1993 All-anne Arundel Football Teams

December 02, 1993|By Pat O'Malley

PLAYERS OF THE YEAR OFFENSE -- Corey Contee, Southern -- Contee was the leader of team that rewrote its own record book with 429 points in 13 games. The speedy 6-foot, 155-pound senior led the county in scoring with 128 points, the fifth highest total in county history. Contee led his team in rushing (1,198 yards), was second in touchdowns (16), set a school single-game record for points-after touchdown (six) and the season record for PATs (32). He also ran back kicks, and from defensive back was second in the county in interceptions (six), one short of the school record. If ever a player fit the all-purpose label, it was Contee, who did it all for the Bulldogs.

DEFENSE -- Troy Fowlkes, North County, LB -- He was the quintessential player at his position, big and fast, and rivaled Severna Park's Ron Green as the county's most feared hunter. A big-time college prospect who was an All-County defensive line in 1992, he led the county in tackles (196, 80 unassisted), had three sacks, forced several fumbles and scored three touchdowns.

@COACH OF THE YEAR Buck Gardner, Southern -- Before the season began, Gardner, who never had won more than six games in any of his previous 19 years, expected his Bulldogs to win "eight or nine games and make the playoffs for the first time." The reason for his optimism ++ was the return of 14 players, 11 of whom started both ways in 1992. It was a nucleus that Gardner and his staff honed into the school's first football playoff team that had its greatest season ever. Fighting off a ruptured disc by donning a neck brace after surgery at mid-season, Gardner masterfully delegated authority on his staff with assistant coach Jeff Cranford playing the key role. Together they led Southern to an 11-2 campaign and was Class 2A state runner-up to Damascus. The Bulldogs set a state regular-season record in points scored (366) and tied the state record for most touchdowns (54). Gardner's laid-back style guided Southern to its greatest season while playing what

probably was its toughest schedule.

FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE * Jarryn Avery, North County, G -- A consummate lineman who combined power and speed in fueling the Knights' potent run-and-shoot offense . . . first-team repeater at his position.

* Kenny Boyd, Annapolis, RB -- The county's leading rusher set the school regular-season record for rushing (1,365), just 13 yards short of the overall school record set by Shawn Taylor in 11 games last year . . . a workhorse (225 carries), he also tied for the county lead in touchdowns (17) and was third in points scored (108).

* Greg Carobrese, St. Mary's, T -- A powerful blocker on the

run-and-pass with great lateral movement, this 1992 second-team choice also led the Saints in sacks (10) as a down lineman on defense.

* Teon Carter, North County, SE -- He was a first-team defensive back in 1992, and was again brilliant both ways for the 4A county and East Region champs . . . led team in pass receptions (37), yards receiving (539), all-purpose yards (1,185), touchdowns (14), total points (84) and interceptions (four).

* Jim Dulay, Glen Burnie, G -- Considered to be the Gophers' top lineman on both sides of the ball, was a stellar trap blocker and led his team in tackles (76) and sacks (11).

* Mark Frye, Severna Park, RB -- One of only six underclassmen on the first team, he emerged as one of the most feared backs in the county with his speed and dazzling moves from scrimmage and running back kicks for the 7-3 Falcons . . . led team in rushing (1,003 yards on 134 attempts, 7.4 average), receiving (11-for-202, 18.3 average) and scoring (11 touchdowns, 66 points) . . . also had two interceptions at defensive back.

* Mark Kiefer, St. Mary's, K -- The metro area's premier kicker/punter is a blue-chipper . . . tied county record for most field goals in a season (nine), set county career record for field goals (16) and put up the second highest punting average (46.6) in county history.

* Jamar Mullen, Southern, TE -- One of the county's fastest players with 4.3-second speed in the 40-yard -- . . . leaning toward attending Navy . . . was used as a receiver, running back, kick returner and defensive back . . . one of three Bulldogs with 100 or more points (112), finished tied for county lead in touchdowns (17), had 704 yards rushing, caught 18 passes for 397 yards, had four interceptions including a county-record-tying yard return.

* Jeff Ogle, Annapolis, T -- A rugged two-way lineman who was often the main blocker for Kenny Boyd (county-leading 1,365 yards) in the Panthers' trap-oriented offense . . . as a down lineman on the other side of the ball, was in on more than 40 tackles.

* Justin Rice, North County, QB -- Taking the reins of the Knights' run-and-shoot offense for the first time as a senior, Rice tied the state season record for touchdown passes (28) and completed 153 of 245 passes (62 percent) for 2,032 yards in becoming the third Knight in four years to crack the 2,000-yard milestone.

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