1996 All-Baltimore City/County football teams

November 22, 1996|By Lem Satterfield

Co-Coach of the Year

James Monroe, Lake Clifton: Several Lakers entered the season headstrong, and knowing they had talent, they didn't take practice seriously. The result was a 22-0 shellacking in their third game against Patterson. But Monroe, Church and assistant Dave Coward tightened the reins as the Lakers responded with more team unity and an eight-game winning streak that included victories over then-No. 1 Dunbar, then-No. 12 Northern (22-7) and -- in the first round of the playoffs -- a 58-30 blowout at former No. 1 North County. In that game, the No. 2 Lakers (10-1) -- who go by a family theme -- scored a state-record 52 points in the first half against just 14 for the Knights. North County entered the game averaging more than 30 points. "He has the utmost respect from the young people, both male and female, even though he's very stern with them," said Lake Clifton principal Stan Holmes. "He sets very high stand- ards for the kids. They're great ballplayers, but his leadership has made them that. He fTC cares and has a very positive relationship with them."

Co-Coach of the Year

Steve Turnbaugh, Hereford: A 1978 Hereford graduate, Turnbaugh has injected enthusiasm into a program that had never been above .500. The Bulls (11-0) this year have gone unbeaten to win their first Class 2A-1A county crown, first Class 1A region crown, top seed in the playoffs, and to become Baltimore County's first school to host a state playoff game. Hereford plays host to Kent in tonight's semifinal. "We spent many hours talking about how we could develop our program into a respectable one, despite being labeled a loser," said athletic director Mike Kalisz. Turnbaugh, and a staff that includes Mike Blizzard, Mike Graf, Mickey Lippy and John Walter, spend non-game Fridays and Saturdays scouting opponents and Sundays breaking down game films. "Every play is painstakingly entered into a computer" and laminated for Monday practices, Kalisz said. "Steve also has developed our weight room into one of the best in the state and has inspired our athletes to take advantage of it." Kalisz added: "There is no down-time in Steve's well-organized practices, and you can see it in the execution of his players."

Team selection

The Baltimore Sun 1996 All-Baltimore City/County football team was selected by staff writer Lem Satterfield after consulting with The Sun staff and area coaches.

Pub Date: 11/22/96

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