First Team

Declan Franklin, Central

Defensive line

The senior led the Falcons in total tackles (97), tackles for loss (11) and sacks (8). Franklin was the Region 2B Defensive Player of the Year and first team all-state.

Hunter Miller, Strasburg

Defensive line

The senior had 80 total tackles and tied for the team lead with three sacks. Miller was a first-team All-Bull Run District selection and a second-team All-Region 2B pick.

Marcel Roy, Skyline

Defensive line

The senior had 57 total tackles for the Hawks this season. Roy was named a first team All-Northwestern District (Class 3) selection and a second-team All-Region 3B pick.

Joel Santmier, Sherando

Defensive line

The senior had 33 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and two sacks. Santmier was a first-team selection on the All-Northwestern District (Class 4) and All-Region 4C teams.

Zach Abrams, Central

Linebacker

The senior finished with 90 tackles and added four tackles for loss and a sack. Abrams was first team All-Bull Run District and All-Region 2B and second team all-state.

Payne Bauer, Sherando

Linebacker

The junior led the area with 106 tackles and 36 tackles for loss and had 7.5 sacks. Bauer was the defensive player of the year in the Northwestern District and Region 4C.

Joseph Doleman, Sherando

Linebacker

The senior had 67 tackles, nine tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries. Doleman was a first-team selection on the All-Northwestern District and All-Region 4C teams.

Da’Neil Holliday, Strasburg

Linebacker

The junior led the Rams with 82 tackles and tied for the team lead with three sacks. Holliday was named first team All-Bull Run District and second team All-Region 2B.

Kyle Clanton, Central

Defensive back

The senior led the area with seven interceptions and had 41 total tackles. Clanton was first team All-Bull Run District and All-Region 2B and second team all-state.

Malachi Doleman, Sherando

Defensive back

The senior had 49 tackles and three pass breakups. Doleman was a first team All-Northwestern District selection and a second team All-Region 4C pick.

Nick Houghton, Central

Defensive back

The senior had 51 tackles and two interceptions for the Falcons. Houghton was a first-team All-Bull Run District selection and a second-team All-Region 2B pick.

Stephen Kloosterman, Strasburg

Defensive back

The senior had 39 tackles and tied for the team lead with two interceptions. Kloosterman was a first-team selection on the All-Bull Run District and All-Region 2B teams.

Isaiah Frame, Warren County

All-Purpose

The junior led the Wildcats with 94 total tackles, tied for the team lead with five sacks and had an interception. Frame was first team All-Northwestern District and second team All-Region 3B.

Blake McCourt, Stonewall Jackson

Punter

The senior punted 21 times for 828 yards, led the area with an average of 39.4 yards per punt and had a long of 56. He was a first-team All-Shenandoah District pick.

Kyle Clanton, Central

Punt returner

The senior averaged 38.8 yards and scored three TDs on 10 punt returns. Clanton was first team All-Bull Run District and All-Region 2B and second team Class 2 all-state.

Mike Yew, Central

Coach

In his 12th season, Yew led the Falcons to an 11-2 record and a spot in the Region 2B championship game. Central was the Bull Run District champ for the third straight season.

Second Team

DL -- Billy Ball, Central

DL -- Nick Corbit, Sherando

DL -- Jake DiPatre, Warren County

DL -- Cameron Harmon, Strasburg

LB -- David Carter, Skyline

LB -- Patrick Coffron, Warren County

LB -- McKinley Dean, Sherando

LB -- Gerson Sorto Lopez, Central

DB -- Ty Clingerman, Skyline

DB -- Jesse Funkhouser, Strasburg

DB -- Jabril Hayes, Sherando

A-P -- Christian Spitler, Central

P -- Hunter Entsminger, Sherando

PR -- T.J. Washington, Sherando