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VirginiaPreps.com 6A All-State Team

Before
we announce the 2013 VirginiaPreps.com 6A All State team, let's take a
quick moment to review the standards that we've put into place around
the all-region and all-state team that we name each season.
First,
we limit ourselves to just twelve players on each side of the ball with
four specialists and one coach of the year. We also will not name
co-players of the year on either side of the ball forcing us to make
very difficult decisions. Last but not least, because we limit the team
to just 28 players overall, we want to honor as many as possible,
therefore we will not name a player at more than one position.
On
the defensive side of the ball, we name four defensive linemen, four
linebackers, three defensive backs and one 'wildcard' position that we
generically name 'athlete'.
Offensively, we name a quarterback,
two running backs, three wide receivers, four offensive linemen and one
'wildcard' position that we generically name 'athlete'. Naming three
wide receivers is a notable change from past seasons when we named two
wide outs and one tight end, but the trend for spread offenses has led
us to believe that it is the right time to make that move. However,
when applicable, we will name a tight end as the third wide receiver,
so that position is a bit of a flex spot.
2013
VIRGINIAPREPS.COM 6A ALL-STATE OFFENSE
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style="font-weight: bold;">QB: Travon McMillian, Hylton, Sr.
(Offensive Player of the Year)
In leading his team to their fourth consecutive double-digit wins
season, the senior put together a spectacular year as he proved to be
the most dangerous dual-threat quarterback in the state completing 97
of 169 passes for 1,472 yards and 17 touchdowns against only nine
interceptions while rushing for 1,537 yards and 20 scores on 166
attempts. On the year, he totaled 3,009 yards and 37
touchdowns for the Bulldogs.
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style="font-weight: bold;">RB: Nick Scott, Fairfax, Sr.
In winning seven of their eleven games this season, the
Rebels posted their best season of this century and their senior leader
was a huge part of that as he rushed for 1,582 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Late in the season, the future Penn State Nittany Lion
stepped in at quarterback and connected on 37 of 73 passes for 512
yards and three touchdowns, as well.
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style="font-weight: bold;">RB: Brandon Simmons, Ocean Lakes,
Sr.
The Dolphins senior was a workhorse on the ground for an offense that
ranked #1 in the state in Class 6A averaging over 47 points per
contest. On the year, the senior carried the ball 211 times
for 1,829 yards and 25 touchdowns with another two scores added on
receptions.
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style="font-weight: bold;">WR: Jaylen Bradshaw, Oscar Smith,
Sr.
The future Virginia Tech Hokie was the go-to receiver when
the Tigers threw the ball and, more often than not, he delivered big
plays by hauling in 65 passes for 1,102 yards and 18 touchdowns leading
the classification in yards receiving. The Tigers offense was
one of the tops in Virginia averaging 42.8 points per game, good for
fifth among 6A programs.
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style="font-weight: bold;">WR: Mike Alston, Ocean Lakes, Sr.
Outside the hashes, few players in the state could match
the productivity of the Dolphins senior who collected 50 passes for
1,091 yards and 12 touchdowns in helping his team notch a 12-1 season.
His productivity is a major reason that the school ended the
season as the highest-scoring offense in the classification.
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style="font-weight: bold;">WR: Raeshawn Smith, Chantilly,
Sr.
Among the most versatile playmakers in the state, the
Chargers senior was all over the field getting touches as he collected
47 passes for 868 yards and 13 touchdowns while also totaling 475 yards
rushing on 72 attempts (6.5 yards per carry). A top-notch
playmaker, Smith was named a first team performer at wide receiver,
defensive back and kick returner by the coaches in Conference 5 this
season.
OL: Kainoa O'Conner,
Centreville, Jr.
Voting unanimously to the coaches Conference 5 first team, the Wildcats
junior was a key blocker for a team that totaled over 5,000 yards of
offense rushing for over 3,000 and throwing for nearly 2,000 en route
to a perfect 15-0 season that saw them collect the state championship
in Class 6A.
OL: Kidus Woldeyes, South
County, Sr.
The Stallions senior was the key blocker for an offensive line that
headed up one of the most potent units in the state as South County
rolled up over 45 points per game, ranking third in the state for Class
6A. In just twelve games, the offense totaled nearly 4,000
yards on the ground and just under 1,500 yards passing.
"Kidus was the top offensive lineman on one of the top
offenses in the state," says head coach Gerry Pannoni.
OL: Reece Burnett, Lake
Braddock, Sr.
A standout on both sides of the line of scrimmage, the senior anchored
the offensive line of the state's second-best offense in Class 6A as
the Bruins averaged 45.8 points per contest. In notching a
12-1 record, the Bruins rode an offense that rushed for over 3,000
yards and threw for over 2,200 in 2013.
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style="font-weight: bold;">OL: Thomas Coleman, Western
Branch, Sr.
A first team Conference 2 selection by the coaches, the Bruins senior
guard was the lead blocker for an offense that rushed for nearly 3,900
yards on the season as the 10-2 Bruins ranked among the top ten units
in the state scoring almost 40 points per contest. He will
play his college football at Hampton University. "Thomas was
the best lineman from a team that lead the region in rushing and he is
one of the team captains," says head coach Greg Gibson.
OL: Matt Burrell, Hylton,
Jr.
The Bulldogs offense ranked among the top ten in the state by scoring
35.1 points per contest mixing a strong ground game with an explosive
aerial attack. The junior is a highly recruited player who
was the key blocker on a line that opened up big holes for Travon
McMillian, our offensive player of the year who totaled over 3,000
yards of offense.
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style="font-weight: bold;">ATH: Greg Stroman, Stonewall
Jackson, Sr.
The future Virginia Tech Hokie was the 6A South Offensive
Player of the Year and earns his spot on the first team here after
rushing for 1,233 yards and 15 touchdowns on 133 attempts while passing
for 1,544 yards and 17 touchdowns on 92 of 167 passes. In
leading his team to an 8-5 record, the senior totaled 2,777 yards and
32 touchdowns. "He is simply the most electrifying player
that I have seen or coached in eighteen years," says head coach Mike
Dougherty.
2013
VIRGINIAPREPS.COM 6A ALL-STATE DEFENSE
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style="font-weight: bold;">DL: Andrew Brown, Oscar Smith, Sr.
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The Gatorade National Player of the Year, the Tigers All-American
defensive tackle headed up the top defense in the state as they allowed
less than a touchdown per contest on the year. The big man,
who has committed to the University of Virginia, collected 92 tackles,
31 for loss with 16 sacks for the 6A South regional champions who
finished 14-1 on the year.
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style="font-weight: bold;">DL: Josh Sweat, Oscar Smith, Jr.
Playing in the trenches alongside Brown, the Tigers junior matched the
National Player of the Year play for play this season as the notched 94
tackles, 31 for loss, 22 sacks with two forced fumbles, two fumble
recoveries and two defensive touchdowns. As a huge presence
off the edge, Sweat was a key component for a defense that proved to be
the stingiest in the state (along with L.C. Bird) allowing only 6.9
points per contest.
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style="font-weight: bold;">DL: Da'Shawn Hand, Woodbridge, Sr.
The top-ranked prospect in the nation and the jewel of the recruiting
class for the University of Alabama, the Vikings big man did big things
on the field this season by recording 90 tackles, 17 sacks, 11 hurries,
four bat downs, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and three
blocked punts.
DL: Jordan Brooks,
Centreville, Jr.
The Wildcats junior was a unanimous pick along the line of scrimmage by
the coaches when naming their Conference 5 team this season as he
headed up the defense in the trenches for the 15-0 state champion
Wildcats who allowed only 169 points in fifteen games, good for second
in Virginia for the 6A Class.
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style="font-weight: bold;">LB: Jahvonni Simmons, Ocean
Lakes, Jr.
The Dolphins junior is a highly-recruited linebacker
whoregistered 125 tackles and four interceptions on the
season for the 12-1 Virginia Beach school. The school's
defensive unit ranked third in the state among Class 6A programs as
they allowed only 151 points in thirteen games this season advancing to
the regional semifinals.
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style="font-weight: bold;">LB: Chad Wiggins, Centreville, Sr.
The unquestioned leader of the state champion Centreville Wildcats
defense, the senior was named the 6A North Defensive Player of the Year
by this site and earned his first team spot on this roster by
collecting 152 tackles, 34 for loss and 17 sacks on the season in
leading his team to a perfect 15-0 season earning a spot in national
rankings.
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style="font-weight: bold;">LB: Tyler Love, Centreville, Jr.
Playing alongside Wiggins in the middle of the Centreville
defense, the junior helped the defense limit opponents to just 11.3
points per contest with eleven of their fifteen opponents scoring two
touchdowns or less against the state champions. On the year,
the unit ranked a the #2 team in Class 6A getting hit for only 169
points in fifteen contests.
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style="font-weight: bold;">LB: Malik Carney, T.C. Williams,
Sr.
The University of North Carolina commit was the top playmaker on both
sides of the ball for a Titans team that notched their best record of
this century winning seven of eleven games. The defense was
particularly stout in their wins as in each of their seven victories
the opposing offense was limited to just two scores or less.
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style="font-weight: bold;">DB: Quin Blanding, Bayside, Sr.
The All-American defensive back, who is committed to the
University of Virginia, ranked as one of the top playmakers in the
state on both sides of the ball as he notched 118 tackles, seven pass
break ups, three forced fumbles and one interception on defense while
also totaling over 1,200 all-purpose yards on the other side of the
ball. "Quin is capable of playing any defensive spot on the
field," says head coach Jon White. "He is very physical at
the point of attack."
DB: Charles Tutt,
Centreville, Jr.
One of the Wildcats most versatile players, the junior
totaled four interceptions this season while regularly being locked up
with opposing teams' top wide receiver. When the Conference 5
coaches met to name their all-conference team, Tutt's name came up
quite a bit as he was a first team selection at wide receiver,
defensive back and punt returner.
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style="font-weight: bold;">Daniel Ezeagwu, Colonial Forge,
Sr.
The Eagles top player, the highly-recruited senior led his team to the
state semifinals this season by notching 128 tackles, 12 sacks and an
interception. On the year, the Colonial Forge defense pitched
four shutouts and held six of their fourteen opponents to two scores or
less in winning ten games.
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The Wildcats standout was perhaps the top two-way playmaker in Virginia
in 2013 as he was the go-to player for the state championship Wildcats
who won all fifteen of their games by at least three touchdowns.
He was named first team all-conference by the coaches at
running back, defensive back and kick returner in Conference 5 after
picking off six passes on defense while totaling nearly 1,700 yards and
35 touchdowns on offense. "A.J. is one of the most explosive
players in the state," says coach Chris Haddock. "He is very
elusive and powerful."
2013
VIRGINIAPREPS.COM 6A ALL-STATE SPECIALISTS
K: Connor Feehan,
Battlefield
The Bobcats senior totaled 57 points on the season
connecting on 21 extra points and ten field goals including two
game-winners late in the fourth quarter. He booted field
goals in six games during the season including two contest in which he
successfully hit three field goals each.
P:
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style="font-weight: bold;">.
The first-team selection by the coaches in Conference 5, the Bulldogs
senior put in outstanding work on the year punting the ball 48 times
for an average of 35.5 yards per kick helping out a team built on
eating the clock and controlling field position.
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style="font-weight: bold;">RET: Demornay Pierson-El, West
Potomac
One of the most explosive playmakers in Virginia, the
West Potomac star was selected a first team defensive back, kick return
and punt returner in Conference 7 by the coaches and he turned in a
brilliant season with the ball in his hands rushing for 1,007 yards and
throwing for 876 yards accounting for 27 touchdowns.
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style="font-weight: bold;">RET: Isaiah Harper, Grassfield,
Sr.
The Grizzlies running back / defensive back was among the
most explosive playmakers in the state earning first team honors in
Conference 2 as both a kick returner and running back. He was
also selected the co-Offensive Player of the Year after totaling nearly
1,500 yards of offense and 12 touchdowns. "Isaiah is just a great
player," says head coach Marty Asprey.
2013
VIRGINIAPREPS.COM 6A COACH OF THE YEAR
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style="font-weight: bold;">Chris Haddock, Centreville
Coming into the season the Centreville Wildcats were expected to be
contenders for the statechampionship as VirginiaPreps.com
ranked the program the #2 team in the state in initial polls and the
top team in the 6A North. Coach Chris Haddock and his staff
had a special roster of kids who turned in one of the most dominating
seasons in recent memory as they finished the season as the top-scoring
Class 6A team in the state and the #2-ranked defense outscoring
opponents 680-169 on the year winning all fifteen games that they
played by at least three touchdowns.
The Wildcats opened the season scoring 40 or more points in each of
their first five games before shutting out Westfield 28-0 in a
torrential downpour that clearly established them as the team to be in
the region. Following that big win, they cruised through they
next four games to enter the postseason as the #1 team in both the
region and the state. The playoffs became a mere formality in
their march to a coronation as they bested South Lakes, South County,
Stonewall Jackson and Westfield to set up a state championship rematch
with Oscar Smith, a program that topped them 47-21 in the 2011
championship game. After scoring on their first possession
and getting a pick six on the Tigers first series, the 'Cats were off
and running capturing a 35-6 victory to collect their first state
championship since 2000.
2013
VIRGINIAPREPS.COM 6A ALL-STATE 2ND TEAM
QB: Caleb Henderson, Lake Braddock, Sr.
RB: Tyler West, Langley, Jr.
RB: Tyler Thrasher-Walker, Westfield, Sr.
WR: Garrett Collier, Langley, Sr.
WR: Nick Mathews, Patriot, Jr.
WR: Donovan Dowling, Varina, Sr.
OL: Brooks Norris, Langley, Sr.
OL: Josh Smith, Centreville, Sr.
OL: Ricky Walker, Bethel, Sr.
OL: Jahlil Bagby, Oscar Smith, Jr.
OL: Craig Rodwell, Varina, Sr.
ATH: Scott Walter, Centreville, Sr.
DL: Ethan Clark, South Lakes, Sr.
DL; Tim Settle, Stonewall Jackson, Jr.
DL: Jake Pinkston, Robinson, Sr.
DL: Derrick Nnadi, Ocean Lakes, Sr.
LB: Marquise Cooke-Payton, Oscar Smith, Sr.
LB: William Rush, Forest Park, Sr.
LB: Jacob Bradford, Colonial Forge, Jr.
LB: Mikail Vinson, South County, Sr.
DB: M.J. Stewart, Yorktown, Sr.
DB: A.J. Alexander, Lake Braddock, Jr.
DB: C.J. Reavis, Thomas Dale, Sr.
ATH: Monty Fenner, Oscar Smith, Sr.
K: Brad Davis, Oscar Smith, Jr.
P:Trevor Luke, Thomas Dale, Sr.
RET: Davion Taylor, Western Branch, Sr.
RET: Jordan Smith, Stonewall Jackson, Jr.
Coach: Rich Morgan, Oscar Smith
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