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2012 All-Northwest Region 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
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style="font-weight: bold;">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.
 
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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.  
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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.  
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WR J.R. Washington,
Stonewall Jackson
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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.  
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style="font-weight: bold;">WR DaeSean
Hamilton, Mountain View
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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.  
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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 nearly one-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.  
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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.
 
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style="font-weight: bold;">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.  
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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.
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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.  
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ATH Greg Stroman,
Stonewall Jackson
In
leading Stonewall Jackson to a 9-2 season, 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.  
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Year Donta Wilkins, Potomac
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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.  
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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.  
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DL Reggie Miles, Hylton
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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.
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Massaponax
The
Panthers junior was a dominating factor along the line of scrimmage
earning Defensive Player of the Year honors in the
Commonwealth
District before also scopping up first team all-region from
the
coaches, as well.  The Panthers held six of their eleven
opponents to
fewer than 16 points.  
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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.  
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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.  
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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.
 
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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.
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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.  
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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.  
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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.  
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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-
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P Jeremiah McGough,
GW-Danville
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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.
 
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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.  
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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.  
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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.  
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All-
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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.
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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-
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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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