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Smith, Miller are All-State second team picks

December 20, 2012|By MARK KELLER | keller@herald-mail.com

The honors keep coming for Isiaha Smith.

The South Hagerstown junior was selected to the Maryland All-State Big School second team in voting by media members announced Thursday afternoon.

Smith became the first Washington County player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a single season in 2012. He finished with 2,004 yards on 202 carries - an average of just under 10 yards per carry - and 27 touchdowns in helping South to an 8-2 record this season.

He was named The Herald-Mail’s Offensive Player of the Year on Sunday.

Of the nine running backs named to the first, second and third teams, Smith was one of only two juniors.

Smith wasn’t the only county player to be honored in state voting.

Williamsport defensive lineman Josh Miller was named to the Small School second team.
Miller, a senior, led Washington County in tackles in 2012 with 112, including 17 for loss and 4 1/2 sacks.

North Hagerstown senior Gabe Fridgen was a Big School third-team pick at defensive back. The hard-hitting Fridgen was second in the county in tackles with 109 and had six interceptions, returning two for touchdowns.

Several other county players received honorable mention.

On the Small School team, Boonsboro running back Justin Jardeleza and defensive back Zach Poffenberger were honored.

On the Big School team, North Hagerstown’s Tre Anderson - who was The Herald-Mail’s Defensive Player of the Year - received honorable mention at wide receiver, while running back Isaiah Keyes, offensive lineman Trey King and defensive lineman Matt Ritter were also honored.

South Hagerstown defensive lineman Sarosh Bukhari and defensive back Jakerian Jones received honorable mention.

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