First Team

All-metro Football -- Offense

December 17, 2004|By Lem Satterfield

Adam Berry

Bel Air, wide receiver

This repeat All-Metro performer improved his overall performance from last season. The senior led the Bobcats to the Class 3A North region title after being runners-up last season. He made an impact on both sides of the ball in Bel Air's state semifinal loss to eventual state champ Northwest of Montgomery County.

Berry finished the year with 46 receptions for 658 yards and 12 touchdowns, an improvement over last year's 35 catches, 626 yards and 10 touchdowns. Against Northwest, Berry caught eight passes for 67 yards, and, as a defensive back, intercepted his fourth pass of the season.

An A-student with a 1,430 SAT score who ranks No. 1 in his class, Berry is receiving interest from Georgetown University as well as Ivy League programs Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Cornell and Pennsylvania.

Alan Bosworth

Dunbar, lineman

The 6-foot-2, 315-pound junior benefitted from the teachings of coach Ben Eaton, a former standout offensive lineman at Morgan State. Bosworth was an anchor and a leader on a line whose average size was 6-2, 280 pounds.

Behind Bosworth, Yusuf Dorman-El, Antonio Powell, Cecil Crowell and John McCoy, the Poets generated nearly 6,700 total yards of offense - 4,521 rushing and 2,179 passing.

Bosworth was adept at both drive blocking and pass blocking. Although the Poets' general bulk was usually enough to keep opposing linemen busy, it was Bosworth who was the primary key to the record-breaking seasons enjoyed by running back Nathan Irby and wide receiver Darron Edwards.

Ryan Callahan

Old Mill, running back

The 5-foot-7, 150-pound junior used his 4.3-second speed in the 40-yard dash to establish Anne Arundel County single-season records for rushing yards (2,396), rushing touchdowns (35), total touchdowns (36) and total points (216). In doing so, Callahan led the Patriots to a 10-2 record and the school's first postseason victory in eight playoff berths.

Callahan, the county's Offensive Player of The Year, ran for 200 or more yards six times, including two games of 341 yards - one yard shy of the county's single-game record. In only two varsity seasons, Callahan has rushed for 3,200 yards and a school-record 53 touchdowns. His 53 scores ties the county public school career record.

Callahan's effort this season marks the greatest single-season performance in county history.

Chris Desautels

Broadneck, kicker

A repeat All-Metro performer, Desautels kicked eight field goals, including two of 46 yards. Desautels' second 46-yarder lifted the Bruins into a 24-24 tie with Old Mill in the Class 4A East region final, and his 20-yard field goal in the second overtime was the game-winner.

A three-time All-Anne Arundel County performer, the senior holds the public school state record for most career field goals (23), county records for most field goals in a season (11 as a junior), most field goals in a game (three) and most career extra points (128).

Desautels also punted for Broadneck, his lengthy hang times allowing Bruins' players to get up the field to contain returners. Also a defensive back, Desautels returned one of his Anne Arundel County-high eight interceptions for a touchdown.

Darron Edwards

Dunbar, wide receiver

Playing in just his first season of high school football, Edwards, a transfer from St. Frances, made an impressive debut. The slender, 6-foot, 165-pound senior finished the year with 54 receptions and a single-season state record for receiving touchdowns (18) and receiving yards (1,257).

Edwards' scoring receptions eclipsed the old mark of 15 held by three others, including Urbana's Billy Gaines in 1999. Edwards' receiving yardage surpassed the mark held by Joe Himes of Boonsboro since 1969.

Edwards broke the single-season yardage record in the Poets' Class 1A state championship victory over Joppatowne, when he made the game-winning, 85-yard catch with 1:17 left in the third quarter to complete a four-reception, 157-yard performance.

Lonnie Harvey

Edmondson, lineman

Incredibly agile for his size, the four-year starter became motivated to raise his level of play after postseason clashes his sophomore and senior seasons with Hereford's Joe Akers, the standard by which many area lineman measure themselves.

A 6-foot-3, 305-pounder with muscular legs and a burly upper torso, Harvey's play was crucial to the success of the Red Storm's passing and rushing games. Harvey's footwork kept opposing linemen off balance and led to numerous pancake blocks.

Defensively, Harvey registered 103 tackles, 16 sacks, 11 forced fumbles and four fumbles recovered against Baltimore City rivals. He is considering schools such as West Virginia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina State, Boston College and Marshall.

Dan Protzman

Loyola, lineman

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