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December 4, 2012

2012 All-Northwest Region Team

NR team In a season that didn't see a dominant team in Division Six but rather several very good programs, the depth of talent was spread quite evenly around the region. Furthermore, while North Stafford proved to be the superior Division Five team, there were multiple programs seemingly on the same level just behind them.

A quick review of the rules that we set for ourselves; the VirginiaPreps.com all-region teams feature twelve players on offense (QB, two RB, two WR, TE, five OL and one wildcard spot), twelve players on defense (four DL, four LB, three DB and one wildcard spot) and four specialists (K, P, two RET) along with a coach of the year from each division. Additionally, we do not allow for a player to be named in more than one spot which, along with the wildcard position, is our only concession to rewarding as many players as possible. Our ultimate goal is exclusivity which, naturally, leads to some deserving players being left off the list but also increases the weight of our selections as the chosen players needed to turn in exceptional seasons.

Hylton led the way on the first team with six players selected while North Stafford and GW-Danville each placed four on the roster. Stonewall Jackson, Potomac, Colonial Forge and Battlefield also saw multiple players picked as the talent was quite widespread in the region this season.

All-Northwest Region Offense

QB and Offensive Player of the Year Travon McMillian, Hylton

A first team honoree last season as a sophomore, the Bulldogs' junior picked up his game even more this year in leading Hylton to the Division Six regional championship as he connected on 81 of 165 passes for 1313 yards and 12 touchdowns adding another 1194 yards and 16 touchdowns rushing giving him season total marks of 2507 yards and 28 scores. Click here for highlights

RB Torrey Dixon, Potomac

The Panthers's junior got off to a slow start this season not rushing for over 100 yards in a game until the fourth game of the year but he made up for that in a big way down the stretch rushing for nearly 300 yards against both Gar-Field and Osbourn Park to help secure a postseason berth. On the year, he totaled over 1400 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground. Click here for highlights

RB Travis Jones, GW-Danville

The senior led the way for the Eagles offense by rushing for 1332 yards and 18 touchdowns on 182 carries as the group averaged over 25 points per game in rolling up an 8-3 mark on the season. In eight of his team's ten regular season contests, Jones topped the century mark including a 169-yard, two-touchdown effort against Patrick Henry in what amounted to a district championship game. Click here for highlights

WR J.R. Washington, Stonewall Jackson

The Raiders senior was the go-to guy out wide for an offense that lit up virtually every team that they faced this season averaging over 34 points per contest. In helping his team notch a 9-2 record, their best of the last decade, Washington hauled in 52 passes for 865 yards and 11 touchdowns. Click here for highlights

WR DaeSean Hamilton, Mountain View

The senior who has committed to play his college football at Virginia Tech ranked among the top playmakers in the state after racking up 64 receptions for 1067 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Wildcats who advanced to the regional semifinal in notching an 8-5 mark on the season. His play earned him the coaches Offensive Player of the Year honors in the Commonwealth District. Click here for highlights

TE Chris Burton, GW-Danville

The senior who is committed to N.C. State was the #1 option in the Eagles passing attack as he collected nearlyone-fourth of his team's receptions on the season hauling in 15 catches for 364 yards and four touchdowns averaging an incredible 24.2 yards per catch. Click here for highlights

OL Brandon Dukeman, Battlefield

A four-year starter for the Bobcats, Dukeman is a standout player on both sides of hte ball earning first team all-district honors on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. A run-heavy team, the senior is a key blocker for an offense that averaged nearly 28 points per game rushing for nearly 2,000 and throwing for over 2,000. Click here for highlights

OL Justin Field, North Stafford

The Wolverines senior was considered the top blocker on a strong offensive line that created massive running lanes for North Stafford backs which helped the program notch an 11-2 record winning the Northwest Region Division Five championship. On the year, the group scored 440 points on the year.

OL Conner Hilland, Brooke Point

The Black Hawks senior was a first team all-district and all-region selection by the coaches after helping Brooke Point recover from a 1-5 start to win five consecutive games before they were eliminated from the postseason by North Stafford. The Black Hawks averaged over 24 points per contest and put up 28 or more in four of their vinal five games. Click here for highlights

OL Brian Roberts, Hylton

A first team all-district honoree by the coaches in the Cardinal District, the junior grabs first team all-region honors here for being one of the key men up front for the region champion Bulldogs who averaged over 28 points per contest while rushing for over 2500 yards and throwing for over 1300.

OL Jack Francis, Hylton

A first team selection on both sides of the ball in the Cardinal District (as a linebacker on defense), the Bulldogs' senior was clearly one of the major reasons that his team was able to collect the regional title this season. Along with fellow first-teamer Brian Roberts, Francis anchored an offensive line that allowed the unit to amass nearly 4000 yards on the year. Click here for highlights

ATH Greg Stroman, Stonewall Jackson

In leading Stonewall Jackson to a 9-2season, the most wins the program has had since 2004, the junior was a force of nature on offense completing 139 of 226 pass attempts for 1915 yards and 21 touchdowns adding another 14 scores on the ground where he rushed 152 times for 859 yards giving him season total marks of 2774 yards and 35 touchdowns. Click here for highlights

All-Northwest Region Defense

DL and Defensive Player of the Year Donta Wilkins, Potomac

Few, if any players, are as highly regarded as the Panthers senior who has committed to the University of Virginia as the big man collected both the Offensive Player of the Year (as a lineman!) and the Defensive Player of the Year from the coaches both at the all-district and all-region level. On the season, he collected 100 tackles with 12 sacks and 11 tackles for loss. Click here for highlights

DL Da'Shawn Hand, Woodbridge

Expected to be one of the most dominating players in the region (if not the country), the junior lived up to expectations and hype despite being double- and triple-teamed most of his time on the field. The Vikings defense held opponents to just 13.2 points per contest never allowing more than 22 points in a contest. Click here for highlights

DL Reggie Miles, Hylton

The senior committed to the Naval Academy headed up a strong defensive line that helped the Bulldogs capture the regional title by limiting opponents to 11.2 poitns per contest while never allowing more than 27 points in a contest. They notched three shutouts and limited a total of six opponents to single-digit scores.

DL Vince Mahota, Massaponax

The Panthers junior was a dominating factor along the line of scrimmage earning Defensive Player of the Yearhonors in the Commonwealth District before also scopping upfirst team all-region from the coaches, as well. The Panthers held six of their eleven opponents to fewer than 16 points. Click here for highlights

LB Nick Newman, Battlefield

The Cedar Run Defensive Player of the Year, the senior is a force on both sides of the ball for the Bobcats as he also earned first team honors as a wide receiver. On top of that feat, he was voted a first team honoree on both sides of the ball for the coaches all-region team, as well. Click here for highlights

LB E.J. Levenberry, Hylton

The senior bound for Florida State controls the middle of the field for the Division Six regional champions both with big hits in run support or while dropping into coverage. A triple-digit tackler, Levenberry was the centerpiece for a defense that dominating virtually every opponent that they met. Click here for highlights

LB Troy Washington, Colonial Forge

The junior headed up a defense that shut out four opponents and held one other to single-digit scoring. Though they struggled in a couple of ball games, the Eagles defense allowed 17.2 points per contest with Washington leading the way earning firt team honors from the coaches both in the Commonwealth District and the Northwest Region. Click here for highlights

LB Bobby Martin, GW-Danville

The Defensive Player of the Year in the Western Valley District, the Eagles senior was the key player on the defensive side of the ball for the 8-3 ball club who limited all but two opponents that they faced 21 points or less.

DB Lawrence Hunt, Hylton

The Bulldogs senior was the centerpiece of the secondary for the Division Six regional champions capable of hitting like a linebacker while still making plays in the passing game. The unit allowed only 30 points through the first six games of the season and were only hit for more than 21 points in one contest this season with Hunt earning first team all-district and all-region honors from the coaches. Click here for highlights

DB Dezmond Hopkins, Stonewall Jackson

The Stonewall Jackson senior held down the lockdown cornerback spot for the Raiders and was a major reason that the group scored nine wins for the program for the first time since 2004 as the defense held six of their opponents to 17 points or less on the year. Click here for highlights

DB Anthony Shegog, North Stafford

Athletes don't come for more explosive that the Wildcats' senior who is committed to Virginia Tech earned first team honors from the coaches for both the All-Commonwealth District team and the all-region squad. A force on both sides of the ball, Shegog was the top player for the top Division Five team in the Northwest. Click here for highlights

ATH Deandre Stinson, Colonial Forge

The deepest position for defensive talent in the region in 2012 came along the line of scrimmage and among that group, the Colonial Forge senior was right there among the best in the area heading up a strong Eagles defense.

All-Northwest Region Specialists

P Jeremiah McGough, GW-Danville

The senior performed both the punting and kicking for the Eagles earning first team honors from the coaches as a punter on both the all-Western Valley and all-region teams.

K Joey Slye, North Stafford

The do-it-all North Stafford senior scopped up first team honors in both the Commonwealth District and in the all-region voting for the coaches while also collecting a spot on the district team as a linebacker, where he earned a second team designation from the coaches on the regional level. Click here for highlights

RET Rasheed Worley, Patrick Henry

The Patriots sophomore has quickly established himself as one of the top return men in the state as he brought back kickoffs of 85 and 99 yards early in the season before teams learned to keep the ball out of his hands on special teams. Click here for highlights

RET Brandon Ravenel, North Stafford

One of the most dangerous and explosive players in the state with the ball in his hands, the North Stafford senior could just as easily been picked a first team all-region wideout as he was by the coaches (who also tabbed him as their top return guy). When the Wolverines needed a big play, no one provided more from the offensive side or on special teams. Click here for highlights

All-Northwest Region Coaches

Divison Five Coach Joe Mangano, North Stafford

Capturing his second straight regional championship, Coach Mangano led a team that stayed hungry from the first moment of their August practices through the end of their season which came with just seconds left in a state semifinal contest as the Wolverines finished the season with an 11-2 mark.

Division Six Coach Tony Lilly, Hylton

A number of top-level performances were turned in at the Divisioin Six level with Coach Lilly and Coach Dougherty at Stonewall Jackson vying for the regional honor. When the Bullodogs finally got over the hump that has kept them from the regional crown this season with a win over Colonial Forge in the title game, the award belonged with the guy who guided them there.

All-Northwest Region Second Team

QB Ryan Swingle, Battlefield
RB Javon Purvis, Stonewall Jackson
RB Javonte Latney, Massaponax
WR Tyus White, Brooke Point
WR Logan Farrar, Woodbridge
TE Daniel Ezeagwu, Colonial Forge
OL Kyle Hyatt, Stonewall Jackson
OL Randy Kumah, Woodbridge
OL Raymond Marion, Colonial Forge
OL John Agnos, Battlefield
OL Nathan Camden, North Stafford
ATH David Prince, Patrick Henry

DL Jack Taylor, Battlefield
DL Steve Sobczak, Massaponax
DL Tim Settle, Stonewall Jackson
DL Zack Baker, Patrick Henry
LB Dhevyn Anderson, Massaponax
LB Demetrius Anderson, Patrick Henry
LB Mike Campbell, Colonial Forge
LB Ryan Alexander, Potomac
DB Carlos Duncan, Potomac
DB Evrett Edwards, Woodbrige
DB Jeff Moore, Colonial Forge
ATH Markell Bates, Stonewall Jackson

P Cameron Nizialek, Freedom (LC)
K Xavier Mensah, Hylton

RET Ray Witcher, Franklin County
RET Garrett Wooding, Hylton

D5 Coach Bobby Martin, GW-Danville
D6 Coach Mike Dougherty, Stonewall Jackson


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