Photo by Daniel Kucin. Anthony Squire rushed for 1646 yards this season.
Published on: Thursday, April 04, 2013
By Daniel Kucin
Darius Victor, Northwestern High School
It is hard to top the performance Northwestern running back Darius Victor had this season. Victor led the county in rushing yards with 1,787 yards and an astounding total of 28 touchdowns on the ground for the Wildcats. Due to dropping the first two games of the season by forfeit due to player ineligibility, Northwestern missed its chances to play in the postseason. But, the Wildcats still managed to earn seven wins by the way of Victor’s efforts. The 5-foot-8, 210-pound senior workhorse averaged more than a staggering nine yards per carry and accounted for 17.7 points per game for his team in his final Wildcats campaign.
Anthony Squire, Suitland High School
Whenever the Suitland Rams needed to grind out the clock, get key first downs or make a big play, Anthony Squire did not disappoint. Second in rushing yards with 1,646, Squire broke through would-be tacklers with ease and precision while scoring 19 touchdowns to boot. One of his best games of the season was in the first round of the playoffs against DuVal, when he tore off 205 yards on the ground. The Rams’ championship dreams fell short this year, but not by the relentless feats of their No. 1 tailback. It is clear that Squire was the focal point of what Suitland wanted to do on offense all season and not many teams were up to the task of containing him.
Shamik Perry, DuVal High School
DuVal had a magical season playing its first home playoff game since 1989. Shamik Perry delivered the boom to defense and brought back the role of power back to full effect. Perry has the stature of a typical bruising back and generally takes one cut to go the distance. Perry finished his final season with 1,301 yards and 10 touchdowns. Perry rattled off four 200-plus yard games that drove the Tigers to a second seed placement in the tournament bracket for the first round of the playoffs.
Chase Powell, Henry A. Wise Jr. High School
Chase Powell is third in his division in rushing with more than 1,569 yards and a mindboggling stat of 31 touchdowns rushing. His size and quickness are hard to come by, and he is a very patient runner as he follows his blocking to spring board him for long gains. Powell rushed for 126 yards and scored two touchdowns, including a touchdown to help the Pumas capture their first Class 4A State Championship and defeat Quince Orchard.
Joseph Hayman, Gwynn Park High School
Mike Mofor, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Steven Gilliam, Bowie High School
Franklin Porter, Henry A. Wise Jr. High School
Marcel Joly, Forestville Military Academy
Marc Bronson, Gwynn Park High School
Amaru Major, Surrattsville High School
Devontee William, Frederick Douglass High School