J.R. Lowery has gotten plenty of recognition in Washington County already.
On Wednesday, he got a little love from around the state of Maryland.
The Boonsboro senior was a second-team selection on the Maryland Small School All-State Football Team, as chosen by a panel of sports writers across the state.
Lowery, who was The Herald-Mail’s Washington County Defensive Player of the Year, led the county with 135 tackles in 2011, including 24 tackles for loss and nine sacks.
He was an MVAL Antietam first-team pick as both an offensive tackle and a defensive lineman. He was the vocal leader of the Warriors, helping their turnaround from 2-8 in 2010 to 9-2 in 2011.
Twenty-seven Washington County players received honorable mention.
Small School Honorable Mention (1A, 2A and small private schools)
Boonsboro: Britton Beard, Justin Jardeleza, Zach Poffenberger, J.T. Rice, Aaron Turner.
Clear Spring: Ryan Aaron, Sam Elwood, Tylar Habel, Adam Mellott.
Hancock: Garrett Wiles.
Smithsburg: Robby Hogue.
Williamsport: Nate Downs, Alex Fridley, Zach Nalley, Brandon Starliper, Tyler Wise.
Big School Honorable Mention (3A, 4A and large private schools)
North Hagerstown: Phillip Butler, Dylan Dopson, Sergio Galvan, Mark Grunberg, Daved Paddack, J.T. Root.
South Hagerstown: Malik Barnwell, C.J. Davis, Brandon Hess, Aaron Rowland, Isiaha Smith.
— Mark Keller
All-State Football teams
FREDERICK, Md. — The Big and Small School All-State Teams are selected through a vote by media members and compiled by Sheldon Shealer of ESPNHS. More than a dozen high school football reporters contributed to the voting this year, which marks the 20th annual All-State selections.
The Consensus All-State team, along with Players and Coaches of the Year will be announced Thursday morning.
Big Schools are defined as all Maryland Class 3A and 4A programs along with private schools from the MIAA A and WCAC. Small Schools are Maryland's Class 2A and 1A programs along with all non-public schools outside of the MIAA A and WCAC. In a new wrinkle this year, players on first and second teams also have their college commitment, if any, listed.
First Team Offense
QB: Thomas Stuart, Calvert Hall, Sr., 5-11, 165
RB: Wes Brown, Good Counsel, Sr., 6-1, 200
RB: Rob Chesson, Old Mill, Sr., 5-9, 175
RB: Mark Green, Quince Orchard, Sr., 5-9, 180
RB: Devon Paye, Hammond, Sr., 6-0, 180
OL: Paul Federinko, Atholton, Sr., 6-5, 310
OL: Brian Gaia, Gilman, Sr., 6-4, 295 [Penn State]
OL: Moise Larose, Meade, Jr., 6-5, 285
OL: Mike Madaras, Good Counsel, Sr., 6-6, 285 [Maryland]
OL: Ryan Watson, Good Counsel, Sr., 6-3, 275
WR: Billy Brown, Gaithersburg, Sr., 6-4, 205
WR: Taivon Jacobs, Suitland, Jr., 5-10, 165
WR: Trevor Williams, Calvert Hall, Sr., 6-2, 190 [West Virginia]
AP: Cyrus Jones, Gilman, Sr., 5-10, 195
K: Adam Greene, Broadneck, Jr., 5-10, 165
First Team Defense
DL: Roman Braglio, McDonogh, Sr., 6-3, 230 [Maryland]
DL: Roderick Chungong, Good Counsel, Sr., 6-3, 245 [Georgia Tech]
DL: Kenneth Goins, Gilman, Sr., 5-11, 210 [Maryland]
DL: Colton Kmetz, Urbana, Sr., 6-5, 220 [Kent State]
DL: Michael Moore, DeMatha, Sr., 6-4, 255 [Virginia]
LB: Micah Kiser, Gilman, Jr., 6-2, 215
LB: Sam Lebbie, DeMatha, Sr., 6-2, 240 [West Virginia]
LB: Marcus Newby, Quince Orchard, Jr., 6-1, 210
LB: Shawn Petty, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr., 6-3, 230 [Maryland]
LB: Tyler Thompson, Linganore, Sr., 5-11, 220 [Monmouth]
DB: Da’Quan Davis, Calvert Hall, Sr., 5-11, 175 [West Virginia]
DB: Stefon Diggs, Good Counsel, Sr., 6-1, 190
DB: Kendall Fuller, Good Counsel, Jr., 6-0, 185
DB: Donovan Riley, Poly, Sr., 6-0, 195 [Virginia Tech]
P: Jake McQuay, Perry Hall, Sr., 6-0, 165
Second Team Offense
QB: Joel Jorgensen, McDonogh, Sr., 6-3, 180
RB: Davonte Fletcher, Huntingtown, Sr., 5-9, 165
RB: DeAndre’ Lane, Catonsville, Jr., 5-8, 170
RB: Anthony Squire, Suitland, Jr., 5-10, 180
RB: Aaron Wells, River Hill, Sr., 5-8, 185
OL: Connor Bozick, DeMatha, Sr., 6-5, 305 [Delaware]
OL: Teddy Marshall, Old Mill, Sr., 5-11, 250
OL: Wayne Schultz, Thomas Johnson, Sr., 6-5, 320
OL: Brady Stup, Tuscarora, Sr., 6-4, 270 [Towson]
OL: Shayne Sullivan, Archbishop Spalding, Sr., 6-5, 285
WR: Christian Carpenter, Aberdeen, Sr., 6-2, 185
WR: Deniko Carter, Catonsville, Sr., 6-5, 175
WR: Ian Thomas, Franklin, Sr., 6-0, 190
AP: Zach Bradshaw, Damascus, Jr., 6-3, 205
K: Johnny Dearstine, Linganore, Sr., 5-9, 170
Second Team Defense
DL: Shaneil Jenkins, Suitland, Sr., 6-4, 240
DL: Allen Jackson, McDonogh, Sr., 6-5, 225 [Duke]
DL: Henry Poggi, Gilman, Jr., 6-3, 250
DL: Charles Tapper, City College, Sr., 6-3, 240 [Oklahoma]
DL: Brent Wilkerson, DeMatha, Sr., 6-4, 245 [Penn State]
LB: Riley Davis, River Hill, Sr., 6-1, 225
LB: Devon Porchia, Gilman, Sr., 6-2, 200 [Pittsburgh]
LB: Rafael Kess, Old Mill, Sr., 6-0, 215
LB: Dorian O’Daniel, Good Counsel, Jr., 6-1, 205
LB: C.J. Williams, Calvert Hall, Sr., 6-0, 210
DB: Jordan Garrison, Poly, Sr., 6-1, 210 [Bryant]
DB: Simba Gwashavanhu, Gaithersburg, Sr., 6-2, 180 [Delaware]
DB: Stefan Houston, Clarksburg, Sr., 6-3, 200 [Maryland]
DB: Torie Wagner, Old Mill, Sr., 5-10, 180
DB: Juleon Killikelly-Lee, Woodlawn, Sr., 6-0, 165 [Towson]
Honorable Mention Offense
Quarterbacks: Matty Callahan, Northwest; Romie Cheese, Westminster; Jake Clise, Loyola; Shane Cockerille, Gilman; Connor Cox, South River; Mike DeBaugh, Perry Hall; Kenny Faulcon, Aberdeen; Lansana Keita, Churchill; Brendan Marshall, Good Counsel; Brian McMahon, Atholton; Darrell Milburn, Poly; Michael Spahr, Urbana; Nyema Washington, Suitland.
Running Backs: D.J. Briscoe, North Point; Troye Bullock, DeMatha; Phillip Butler, North Hagerstown; Lavon Chaney, South River; Adam Coles, Potomac; Allen Cross, Long Reach; Jon Hammer, North Harford; Calvinaugh Jones, Meade; James Jones-Williams, Seneca Valley; D.J. Kee, Stephen Decatur; Eric Latham, Perry Hall; Brandon Neverdon, Calvert Hall; Joe Riddle, Linganore; D.J. Smith, Archbishop Spalding; Fernando Smith, Sherwood; Isaiah Smith, South Hagerstown; Kenny Thomas, Atholton; Darius Victor, Northwestern-PG; Brandon Walker, Glen Burnie; Bene’t Willis, Paint Branch.
Linemen: Andreas Antone-Ford, Wise; Avon Davey, Thomas Johnson; Malik Barnell, South Hagerstown; Mike Boland, Georgetown Prep; Tommie Boozer, Eleanor Roosevelt; Will Coughlin, North Point; Tom Demetriou, Mount St. Joseph; Karou Diakite, Churchill; Brandon Dixon, Catonsville; Dylan Dopson, North Hagerstown; Austin Eagle, Arundel; David Eldridge, Hereford; Nadim Elhage, Churchill; Antonio Harris, Wise; Joe Heying, Huntingtown; Dimitri Hill, Westlake; Karrs Johnson, River Hill; Brandon Jones, Eastern Tech; Matt Juliano, Urbana; Darrion Locke, Churchill; Anthony Lucian, Linganore; John Moran, Loyola; Cyril Nuworsoo, Franklin; Daved Paddack, North Hagerstown; Adam Quigley, Seneca Valley; Aaron Rowland, South Hagerstown; Jeff Schaefer, Walt Whitman; Ryan Schneider, Georgetown Prep; Aaron Skeen, Eastern Tech; Mike Slay, Severna Park; Will Smith, Paint Branch; Chris Usenica, Damascus; Matt Wicklein, Archbishop Spalding; Brandon Wooten, North Harford; Antoine Wright, Catonsville.
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends: Marcus Alston, Mount St. Joseph; Elijah Bah, Blake; Garrett Bean, Westminster; Curt Brooks, Wootton; Dequan Ellison, Atholton; Jordan Floyd, Loyola; Nate Hairston, Thomas Johnson; Romeo Harris, Arundel; Michael Johnson, Great Mills; Chris King, DeMatha; Tommy Klotz, Wilde Lake; Justin Lawrence, Westlake; Trent Lundy, Perry Hall; Xavier Nelson, Springbrook; Darnell Solomon, Broadneck; Michael Strange, South River; Austin Tennessee, Atholton; Brendan Wharton, Urbana.
All-Purpose: Sam Benjamin, Mount St. Joseph; Ron Darby, Potomac; Angelo DeShields, Mount St. Joseph; Brandon Hess, South Hagerstown; Travis Jenkins, Kenwood; Rahman Kamara, Bladensburg; Abu Kiawu, Tuscarora; Da’Quan Smith, City College; Tyrone TeMoney, Eleanor Roosevelt.
Kickers/Punters: Junior Arcaro, Seneca Valley; Scott Barrett, Huntingtown; Roger Bergeron, Northeast-AA; Kyle Bosserman, Eastern Tech; Edward Brennan, Georgetown Prep; Milan Collins, Bishop McNamara; Jerel English, Frederick; Andrew Fisher, Hereford; Mark Grunberg, North Hagerstown; Brendan Magistro, C.M. Wright; Sean Myers, Franklin; Chris Peterson, Centennial; J.T. Root, North Hagerstown.
Honorable Mention Defense
Linemen: Alex Barclay, Archbishop Spalding; Brenton Barnes, Aberdeen; Tommy Chepurko, Arundel; Nick Craven, Stephen Decatur; Nicoy Davis, Seneca Valley; Bennie Hodges, La Plata; Emmanuel Holder, Calvert Hall; Seth Holbrook, Old Mill; Malik Johnson, Archbishop Spalding; Julian Jones, Catonsville; Justin Lee, Reservoir; Darnell Leslie, Quince Orchard; Anthony Lewis, North Harford; Sean Lipscomb, Catonsville; Nick Lucian, Linganore; Shaquille Melvin, Franklin; Mike Soper, Perry Hall; Monte Taylor, Flowers; Azubuike Ukandu, Towson; Steve Whiting, Atholton.
Linebackers: Brendon Berney, Thomas Johnson; Austin Brown, Hereford; Terrance Brownlee, Old Mill; Hunter Cox, Meade; Blake Dove, Seneca Valley; Sergio Galvan, North Hagerstown; Chris Hampton, Georgetown Prep; Marty Heyn, Quince Orchard; Malik Jackson, Franklin; Austin Jacques, Flowers; Taylor Janoskie, Loyola; Rasheed Lashley, Hammond; Steve Manders, Archbishop Spalding; Drew Mullhausen, North Harford; Marcel Ngachie, Good Counsel; D’Angelo Niler, Wise; Miles Norris, Gilman; Shamair Parkham, Howard; Andrew Pitsenberger, Walter Johnson; Salaman Riddell, Old Mill; Matt Ruthke, Perry Hall; Chris Sams, Stephen Decatur; Bret Sickels, Churchill; Julian Singletary, Catonsville; Stanley Smith, Milford Mill; Tre Smith, Wise; Joshua Thorne, Potomac; Kevaughn Townsend, Bishop McNamara; Derogera Tyson, North Point; Josh Woodburn, Huntingtown; Michael Wroble, Chopticon.
Defensive Backs: Richy Anderson, Thomas Johnson; Tamlin Antoine, Eleanor Roosevelt; Chevez Cheatham, Aberdeen; Deemer Class, Loyola; Damian Crowell, Broadneck; C.J. Davis, South Hagerstown; Cornell Duncan, Crossland; Reggie Ellis, Franklin; Tyler Fairbanks, Georgetown Prep; Randall Lawson, River Hill; Blake Monroe, North Point; Michael Partilla, Arundel; Keith Payne, Flowers; Troy Poole, Perry Hall; Kortez Prather, North Point; Blake Russell, Northeast-AA; James Smith, Chopticon; Gabe Stewart, Huntingtown; George Van Hove, Urbana; Mike Westray, Westlake; Dominique Williams, Churchill; Tavon Young, Potomac.
First Team Offense
QB: Ian Fisher, Brunswick, Sr., 6-6, 245 [James Madison]
RB: Garrett Clay, Fort Hill, Sr., 6-0, 185
RB: Kevin Jones, Bullis, Sr., 5-7, 190
RB: Josh McPhearson, Annapolis Area Christian, Sr., 5-10, 180
OL: Josh Chiasson, St. Mary’s-AA, Sr., 6-4, 245
OL: Raphael Douglas, Patuxent, Jr., 6-3, 265
OL: James Fenwick, Douglass-PG, Jr., 6-2, 245
OL: Sunny Odoqwu, St. Frances, Sr., 6-8, 285
OL: Greg Pyke, Boys’ Latin, Sr., 6-6, 300 [Georgia]
OL: Terrell Randolph, Gwynn Park, Sr., 6-0, 250
WR: Paul Harris, Douglass-PG, Jr., 6-5, 200
WR: T.J. Gamble, Walkersville, Sr., 6-1, 185
WR: Ben Lewis, Middletown, Sr., 6-3, 185 [Syracuse]
AP: Zach Welch, Middletown, Jr., 5-11, 180
K: Ben Priddy, Severn, Jr., 6-0, 170
First Team Defense
DL: D’Sean Cummings, Douglass-PG, Jr., 6-5, 210
DL: Connor Davis, Fallston, Sr., 6-8, 240
DL: Justin Falcinelli, Middletown, So., 6-5, 290
DL: Marvin Gross, Dunbar, Jr., 6-4, 215
DL: Ty Tucker, Walkersville, Sr., 6-3, 265
LB: Collin Delauter, Middletown, Sr., 6-0, 220
LB: LaVar Highsmith, Dunbar, Sr., 6-0, 220 [Marshall]
LB: Matthew Paul, Douglass-PG, Jr., 5-10, 200
LB: C.J. Walters, Walkersville, Jr., 6-0, 185
LB: Alex Wells, Overlea, Sr., 6-0, 200
DB: Brandon Banks, Gwynn Park, Sr., 5-11, 165 [Vanderbilt]
DB: Jerrod Harper, Mountain Ridge, Sr., 6-0, 200 [West Virginia]
DB: Malique Johnson, Annapolis Area Christian, Sr., 6-2, 195
DB: Deon-Tay McManus, Dunbar, Sr., 6-2, 210 [West Virginia]
P: Cullin Brown, Fort Hill, Sr., 5-10, 170
Second Team Offense
QB: Ben Goodrich, Kent Island, Sr., 6-0, 165 [Navy –lacrosse]
RB: Dontae Ayers, Wicomico, Jr., 5-8, 200
RB: Jamil Lee, Joppatowne, Sr., 5-10, 190
RB: Joe Peaker, Perryville, Jr., 5-10, 190
RB: Avery Williams, Archbishop Curley, Sr., 5-11, 200 [Temple]
OL: Jake Muir, Cambridge-S.D., Sr., 6-3, 280
OL: Bryce Lowery, Fort Hill, Sr., 6-1, 205
OL: Kyle Lewis, Wicomico, Sr., 6-2, 250
OL: Mike Tremper, Southern-AA, Jr., 6-1, 245
OL: Judd Ziegler, Middletown, Sr., 6-0, 195
WR: Blaine Price, Brunswick, Jr., 5-10, 180
WR: Ryan Umpleby, Fallston, Sr., 6-1, 175
TE: Ernest Hawkins, Dunbar, Sr., 6-2, 225
AP: Dylan Clay, Fort Hill, Sr., 5-11, 180
K: Brady Policelli, Walkersville, Jr., 5-10, 175
Second Team Defense
DL: Brady Dove, Kent Island, Sr., 5-9, 205
DL: Galen Evans, Annapolis Area Christian, Sr., 6-3, 295
DL: Nick Greise, Fort Hill, Sr., 6-2, 200
DL: Darryl Johnson, Perryville, Jr., 6-3, 325
DL: J.R. Lowery, Boonsboro, Sr., 5-9, 210
DL: Nate McCarty, Middletown, Sr., 6-1, 220
LB: Ben Hummer, St. Mary’s-AA, Jr., 5-11, 195
LB: Austin Lee, Fort Hill, Sr., 5-10, 180
LB: Jacob McIntyre, Wicomico, Sr., 6-2, 200
LB: Marquis Smith, Lackey, Sr., 6-4, 220
DB: Jacob Miller, Walkersville, Sr., 6-3, 190
DB: Dan Mullen, South Carroll, Sr., 6-1, 195
DB: Terrence Williams, Dunbar, Sr., 5-11, 175 [Texas-El Paso]
DB: Michael Pritts, Middletown, Sr., 5-11, 180
P: A.J. Robbins, Liberty, Jr., 5-10, 180
Honorable Mention Offense
Quarterbacks: Kylor Bellistri, Bullis; Chris Chick, Annapolis Area Christian; Luke Depasquale, Patterson Mill; Christian DiPaola, Maryland Christian; Shawheem Dowdy, New Town; Dom Frank, Manchester Valley; Travez Lee, Patuxent; Adam Mellott, Clear Spring; Taitor Reynolds, Douglass-PG; Gabe Sherrod, Perryville; Dan Strietbeck, Mountain Ridge.
Running Backs: Deone Alston, Patterson Mill; Alex Baker, Northern Garrett; A.J. Bright, St. Vincent Pallotti; Brandon Cherry, Boys’ Latin; Rafiq Douglass, Patuxent; Eddy Escobar, Perryville; Steve Everette, Edmondson; Derek Frank, Maryland School for the Deaf; Shaquille Guyton-Jackson, Surrattsville; Rachid Ibrahim, Avalon School; Mike James, Maryland Christian; Justin Jardeleza, Boonsboro; Marlon Jones, Wicomico; Nate Lewnes, St. Mary’s-AA; J.T. Rice, Boonsboro; Nick Schaffer, Century.
Linemen: Rob Adams, Sparrows Point; Ben Cohen, Liberty; Cody Covell, South Carroll; Tony James, New Town; D.J. Jolley, Fort Hill; Don Knox, Century; Kyle Lewis, Wicomico; Anthony Malik, Brunswick; Trey Murray, Queen Anne’s; Zach Nalley, Williamsport; Tyler Whitby, Kent Island.
Receivers/Tight Ends: Ryan Aaron, Clear Spring; Dominic Drew, Oakland Mills; Kyle Fiedler, North Carroll; Tyler Habel, Clear Spring; Justin Jefferies, Mountain Ridge; Dwayne Marshall, Dundalk; Micah May, Fort Hill; Joe McDonald, Landon; Garrett Rohrbaugh, Catoctin; Aaron Turner, Boonsboro; Marty Windisch, Manchester Valley.
All-Purpose: Troy Barton, Parkside; Tay Tay Brooks, Cambridge-S.D.; Ethan Griffen, Perryville;Corray Heath, Wicomico; DeQuan Pettway, Overlea; Logan Ryder, Century; Andrew Sheard, Rising Sun.
Kickers/Punters: Luke Brister, Glenelg; Sebastian Cuenca, Winters Mill; Heath Dorrell, Queen Anne’s; Sean Forner, South Carroll; Cameron Rich, Kent Island.
Honorable Mention Defense
Linemen: Britton Beard, Boonsboro; Rehvon Bryan, Southern-AA; Jay Dennis, Walkersville; Alex Fridley, Williamsport; Justin Gunn, Patterson Mill; Zach Meyers, Northern Garrett; Gary Pink, Harford Tech; Shane Phillips, Mountain Ridge; Calvert Schaefer, Winters Mill; Brandon Starliper, Williamsport; Denzel Varner, John Carroll; John Warfield, Glenelg; Wesley Wills, Fort Hill; Alex Wood, Cambridge-S.D.
Linebackers: Charles Brown Jr., Dunbar; Nate Downs, Williamsport; Sam Elwood, Clear Spring; Lance Fullwood, Fort Hill; Ryan Grimes, St. John’s Catholic Prep; Robby Hogue, Smithsburg; Devan Jones, New Town; Jason Mason, Northern Garrett; Jacob Morgan, Perryville; Ryan Patrick, South Carroll; DaJuan Randall, Surrattsville; Trey Savage, Patuxent; Jason Wright, Mountain Ridge; Matt Zelechowski, Archbishop Curley.
Defensive Backs: Daquan Banks, Cambridge-S.D.; Collin Gantt, Patuxent; Zach Poffenberger, Boonsboro; Garrett Wiles, Hancock; Tyler Wise, Williamsport; Darrell Wyche, New Town.