2017 Defensive Football All-Area Team

Isaiah Allen

First Team

Isaiah Allen, Sherando, Defensive line

The junior was a first team All-Region 4C selection at defensive line. Allen was also a first team All-Northwestern District, Class 4 selection. He had 22 tackles this season.

Declan Franklin, Central, Defensive line

The junior was a first team All-Region 2B selection and second team Class 2 All-State selection. Franklin had seven sacks and 70 tackles for the Falcons this season.

Declan Franklin Rich Cooley/Daily

Knorr Hunter, Warren County, defensive line

The junior was a first team All-Region 3B selection. Hunter was also a first team All-Northwestern District, Class 3 selection at defensive tackle. He had 87 tackles.

Dean Woodwell, Central, defensive line

The senior defensive end was a second team All-Region 2B selection. He was also a first team All-Bull Run District selection. Woodwell led the area with nine sacks.

Bryan Davis, Central, linebacker

Knorr Hunter Jr.

The senior was a first team All-Region 2B selection. He was also a first team All-Bull Run District pick. Davis had 62 tackles and three sacks for the Falcons this season.

JoJo Doleman, Sherando, linebacker

The junior was the Region 4C and Northwestern District Class 4 Defensive Player of the Year. He was also a first team Class 4 All-State selection. Doleman had 80 tackles.

Josh Edwards, Warren County, linebacker

The senior was a first team All-Region 3B selection and a first team All-Northwestern District, Class 3 selection. Edwards had 104 tackles and three sacks for the Wildcats.

Dean Woodwell Rich Cooley/Daily

Justin Jenkins, Skyline, linebacker

The senior led the area with 144 tackles and 1.5 sacks. Jenkins was a first team All-Northwestern District, Class 3 selection. He helped lead the Hawks into the playoffs.

Michael Perry, Sherando, linebacker

The senior was a second team All-Region 4C selection. Perry was a first team All-Northwestern District, Class 4 selection. Perry had 82 tackles for the Warriors.

Aaron Banks, Sherando, defensive back

Bryan Davis Rich Cooley/Daily

The senior was a first team All-Region 4C and Class 4 All-State selection. Banks, who has signed to play at the University of Richmond, had eight interceptions.

Varsey Bright, Central, defensive back

The senior set a school-record with 12 interceptions for the Falcons. Bright was a first team All-Region 2B selection and a second team Class 2 All-state selection.

Matt Rutherford, Skyline, defensive back

The senior was a second team All-Region 3B selection. Rutherford was a first team All-Northwestern District, Class 3 selection. Rutherford had 96 tackles for the Hawks.

JoJo Doleman Rich Cooley/Daily

Brody Tomblin, Strasburg, defensive back

The junior was a second team All-Region 2B selection. Tomblin was a first team All-Bull Run District selection. Tomblin had 68 tackles and four interceptions for the Rams.

Stuart Ashley, Warren County, punter

The senior was a first team All-Region 3B selection. Ashley was also a first team All-Northwestern District, Class 3 selection. Ashley averaged 35.6 yards per punt.

Kyle Clanton, Central, punt returner

The junior was a first team All-Region 2B selection. Clanton was also a second team Class 2 All-state selection. Clanton averaged 29.5 yards per return and had three scores.

Bill Hall, Sherando, coach

Hall guided the Warriors to the Class 4 state semifinals. Sherando won the Region 4C title and finished with an 11-3 record with a young squad.

Second team

DL-Drew Binion, Stonewall

DL – Ke’Von Doleman, Sherando

DL – Ethan Nowell, Skyline

DL – Marcel Roy, Skyline

LB – Zach Abrams, Central

LB – Payne Bauer, Sherando

LB – Austin Miller, Strasburg

LB – Cody Petit, Warren Co.

DB – Michael Carter, Warren Co.

DB – Kyle Clanton, Central

DB – Ty Clingerman, Skyline

DB – Malachi Doleman, Sherando

DB- Ben Vogt, Warren Co.

P – Blake McCourt, Stonewall

PR – T.J. Washington, Sherando

JOSH EDWARDS

Justin Jenkins Rich Cooley/Daily

Michael Perry

Aaron Banks

Varsey Bright

Matt Rutherford Rich Cooley/Daily

Brody Tomblin Rich Cooley/Daily

Stuart Ashley

Kyle Clanton Rich Cooley/Daily

Bill Hall