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Boys Varsity Football · MCPS 3A-2A All-League Football Team


Congratulations to the following members of the Blake Football program for being recognized by the MCPS Coaches as being All-League for the 3A-2A Division in 2017.

Blake had a number of team members honored, highlighted by Coach of the Year DeShawn Anderson and Defensive Player of the Year Max Tempchin (2019). Coach Anderson led the Bengals to a 7-4 record and a playoff berth for the second consecutive year. The 7-4 record equaled the best record in program history. Tempchin led the Bengals’ defense by setting Blake records for sacks in a season (11) and tackles for a loss (22). He is now the program leader in both statistics for a career as well, with one more year of eligibility remaining.

Also earning 1st team selection for Blake were running back Carleton Thomas (2018), wide receiver Isaac Smith (2018), offensive lineman Brian Hannibal (2020), defensive back Kenny Gardner (2018) and linebacker Bryce Hamilton (2018). Thomas rushed for 876 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. His 12 touchdowns stands as the second highest single season mark in program history. Smith caught 31 passes for 405 yards this season, which rank 2nd and 3rd in program history. Hannibal was a force on the offensive line, which helped lead the Bengals to over 200 rushing yards per game this season. Gardner finished his career with six interceptions, good for third in Blake program history. Hamilton graduates in the Blake top ten in single season tackles (61) and career tackles (97).

Blake also had a number of athletes listed as Honorable Mention All-League. Below is a complete list of the MCPS Coaches’ 2017 3A-2A All-League Team.

2017 COACHES 2A/3A ALL-LEAGUE TEAM

COACH OF THE YEAR: DeShawn Anderson – Blake

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Michael Jurgens – Damascus

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Connell Oberman – Poolesville

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Max Tempchin – Blake

ALL – LEAGUE OFFENSE

QUARTERBACKS

1st Team:

Markel Grant – Watkins Mill

Honorable Mention:

John Allen Furgeson – Damascus

Terrill Simms – Blake

RUNNING BACKS:

1st Team:

Tdayo Durojaye – Damascus

Carleton Thomas – Blake

Honorable Mention:

Gage Dickens – Damascus

Isaac Smith – Blake

WIDE RECEIVERS

1st Team:

Demetrius Rush – Watkins Mill

Harold Dotson – Seneca Valley

Jermanie Douglas – Magruder

Isaac Smith – Blake

Honorable Mention:

Sam Garrett – Poolesville

El’Jhon Ward – Blake

Andrew Pace – Rockville

TIGHT ENDS

1st Team:

Matt Betterelli – Damascus

OFFENSIVE LINE

1st Team:

Jordan Funk – Damascus

Erick Lowe – Magruder

Brian Hannibal – Blake

Zach Zeranski – Poolesville

Ryan Benjamin – Seneca Valley

HONORABLE MENTION:

Billy Boyd – Blake

Sean Rogers – Damascus

Diego Turcios – Seneca Valley

Aaron Beckwith – Seneca Valley

Kevin Rogers – Rockville

ALL LEAGUE – SPECIAL TEAMS

KICKER

1st Team:

Junior Baires – Damascus

PUNTER

1st Team:

Manasseh Joaquin

ALL LEAGUE – DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE BACKS

1st Team:

Kenny Gardner – Blake

Collin Gallagher – Damascus

Harold Dotson – Seneca Valley

Michael Smith – Watkins Mill

Honorable Mention:

Charlie Brill – Poolesville

Jamal Snowden – Seneca Valley

Brandon Lejeune – Blake

LINEBACKERS

1st Team:

Bryce Hamilton – Blake

Ben Lokos – Damascus

Manasseh Joaquin – Seneca Valley

Clint Okoli – Watkins Mill

Honorable Mention:

Alec Reyes – Blake

Andrew Juarez – Magruder

Aiden Beall – Damascus

Colin Hemingway – Poolesville

Julian Romero – Seneca Valley

DEFENSIVE LINE

1st Team:

Sabio Amah – Magruder

Bryan Bresee – Damascus

Ibrahim Kouyate – Seneca Valley

Ryan Kasten – Poolesville

Honorable Mention:

Paul Purkey – Damascus

Igor Torrenzan – Blake

Thomas Oram – Poolesville

Travis Zinn – Poolesville