Football: First-team offense

December 10, 2009

Josh Bordner
Century, quarterback, senior

•At 6-4, 205 pounds, a stellar pocket passer who is also light on his feet and can scramble

•Threw for 2,082 yards and 18 TDs, ran for 329 yards and 10 TDs; excelled at linebacker

•Led Century to the 2A state semifinals in 2008, passed for 4,443 yards and 36 TDs and ran for 19 TDs in two years

•Led team to a 19-5 record over two years - first winning seasons in school history

•Will graduate early to enroll at Boston College in time for spring practice

Max Coale
River Hill, lineman, senior

•The 6-4, 245-pound right tackle was a three-year starter as team went 40-1

•Anchored a battering ram of a line that led the way for a Hawks running game that gained 3,889 yards - 3,200 more than the opposition

•Also played defensive end for the Howard County champions, especially against teams with strong running games

•With a 4.0 GPA, drawing attention from schools in the Ivy League, Patriot League and Stanford

Adrian Coxson
City, athlete, senior

•Perhaps the area's best wide receiver at 6-2, 195, played QB this fall

•Showed off strong arm, knack for reading defenses; ran the spread offense well

•Completed 27 of 57 passes for 650 yards and eight TDs, ran 106 times for 1,280 yards and 11 TDs, returned four punts for TDs

•Knights coach George Petrides: "We wanted the ball in his hands as much as possible. He's a good quarterback. He could have been a quarterback from day one."

•Committed to Penn State

R.J. Harris
Arundel, wide receiver, senior

•Favorite target of Billy Cosh set five state receiving records as Anne Arundel County champions won their first 11 games

•Had 114 receptions for 1,655 yards and 28 TDs - all state records

•Set state career marks for receptions (190) and receiving TDs (28) in just 25 games

•Strong route runner with great hands and impeccable timing with Cosh

•Scholarship offers from Towson and Monmouth

Darius Jennings
Gilman, athlete, junior

•With quickness, speed and elusive moves, the 6-foot, 180-pound quarterback threatened to score on every play

•Rushed for 2,028 yards - breaking Ambrose Wooden's single-season school record by nearly 400 yards - and 25 TDs; threw for 748 yards and 10 TDs

•Ran for 275 yards, three TDs against Good Counsel; had 222 yards rushing and two TDs, threw two touchdowns against DeMatha

•In MIAA A Conference title-clinching win at McDonogh, ran 258 yards, three TDs

•Already drawing top Division I scouts

Andy Johns
Hereford, kicker, senior

•A converted soccer player who did not kick until his junior year

•Accurate, consistent kicker who doesn't get rattled

•Hit 6 of 8 field goal attempts, the longest for 39 yards; made 45 of 46 extra points and hit 45 straight

•Kicked 27-yard field goal in state semifinal loss to Linganore

•Likely will play in Division III

David Miller
Joppatowne, lineman, senior

•Athletic, versatile 6-4, 260-pounder; two-way lineman at right tackle and defensive end; also punts

•Key to a balanced ground game that ran mostly right, putting him at the apex of most plays

•Had 123 tackles at defensive end, including six in the state Class 1A final

•Mariners gained more than 12,000 yards rushing in his three years; also had 231 tackles, 21 sacks and three touchdowns in his career.

•Getting Football Championship Subdivision and Division II looks.

Hussam Ouri
Broadneck, lineman, senior

•Two-year All-County defensive lineman excelled at center this fall as well as on defense

•At 6-2, 290 pounds, bench presses 340 pounds

•Critical to an offense that averaged 201 yards rushing and 34.7 points and to the team's late-season win over No. 1 Old Mill

•Excelled at the drive block, which allowed the No. 13 Bruins to run an effective midline option

•Considering an offer from the Naval Academy

Mike Pitz
Hereford, lineman, senior

•At 6-3, 300 pounds, quick and speedy for a big lineman

•Three-year starter at tackle, gets to the linebacker level quickly and was the lineman the Bulls ran behind on critical plays

•Bulls coach Steven Turnbaugh: "He was just confident in his ability and he was a lot for most teams' defenses to handle."

•Also plays attack on the Bulls lacrosse team, which has honed his footwork and quick moves

•Getting looks from Georgetown as well as Ivy League and Patriot League schools

Matt Robinson
Atholton, wide receiver, senior

•Versatile receiver moved around from slot to wing to out wide; capable of breaking the big play with four 70-plus yard receptions.

•Had 39 receptions for 792 yards and nine TDs

•Against River Hill, had five receptions for 195 yards, including 80- and 90-yard TDs

•Imposing figure at 6-4, 205 pounds, able to impact the game on either side of the ball

•Committed to Maryland

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