By Matthew DeGeorge, Delaware County Daily Times
December 07, 2011
Cimirrow Moat, Marple Newtown: The Tigers feature back shredded opposing defenses this season to the tune of 1,545 yards and 22 touchdowns in leading his team to the District One playoffs for the first time since 2009. He found the end zone five times in an early October win over Lower Merion and added a kick return TD for his team’s only points in a loss to Ridley. Moat is the first Marple running back to be selected All-Delco since Matt Moccia in 2005.
Ryan Corkery, Garnet Valley: The signal caller for the county’s most productive offense did it through the air and on the ground this season. He threw for the fourth-most yards (1,407) and second-most touchdowns (14) in the county. The junior’s total of 845 rushing yards was seventh-best among all players in leading the Jaguars to a Central League title and the District One Class AAAA semifinals.
George Walker, Glen Mills: Despite his team only playing 10 games, the explosive Battlin’ Bulls back led the county with 1,756 yards rushing and 26 touchdowns. He topped the 200-yard mark three times, including a 287-yard, four-TD outing against Academy Park, scored in all but one game and averaged 9.5 yards per carry for the Del Val champions. Walker was arguably the top player in the Del Val League, and was an unanimous pick for all-league
Teron Dobbs, Archbishop Carroll: Despite playing for a team that struggled with injuries to its starting quarterback and starting running back, Dobbs managed to shine. He led the team with 28 catches for 605 yards and six scores despite the Patriots using three different starting quarterbacks. The explosive playmaker added 268 yards and two scores on the ground and had a 77-yard punt return score in a loss to Penn Charter.
Laquan Lambert, Chichester: The electrifying Lambert was a big part of the Eagles turnaround this season. The county’s second-leading receiver caught 46 passes for 673 yards and seven scores. The return specialist added a kick return touchdown while catching a pass in each of his team’s 12 games. Lambert is receiving recruiting interest from the likes of Princeton, Lehigh, Towson, Villanova and Temple.
John Guest, Garnet Valley: Slightly undersized at 6-2, 220 pounds, Guest worked perfectly in the Jaguars’ no-huddle, hurry-up offense. The senior was the leader of a unit that bulldozed the path for the Jaguars to amass an average of 407 yards per game, including a shade under 300 rushing yards per contest. Guest was a big reason why the Jaguars had one of the greatest single-season offensive years in terms of total yardage in program history.
Derrick Carter, Glen Mills: Carter, also a second-team All-Delco wrestler, continued to improve in his second year with the Battlin’ Bulls. The 6-1, 270-pound senior led an offensive line that paved the way for 271 rushing yards per game by Glen Mills and 40 rushing touchdowns in 10 games. Said one rival coach: “Carter is something from a different planet.” He was a first-team All-Del Val League selection.
Dom DiGalbo, Monsignor Bonner: The imposing 6-4 senior led one of the best blocking units in Delaware County. Despite injuries at running back, the Friars still managed a consistent running attack that averaged 171 yard per game on the strength of its line. The efforts of DiGalbo and Co. played a large role in the Friars two wins over Cardinal O’Hara this season, the only two the team has managed over its rival in the last decade. DiGlabo has garnered interest from Pittsburgh, Maryland, Villanova and Temple.
Jeremiah Lowery, Academy Park: A second-team All-Delco selection last year, Lowery is the only offensive holdover from 2010. Despite a revolving door in the Academy Park backfield, Lowery and the line helped maintain a constant push up front. The 6-3, 230-pound senior captain was one of the main forces driving the Knights to their first District One win in playoff history. A first-team All-Del Val pick, Lowery is has received interested from Villanova and Old Dominion.
Kyle Keyser, Garnet Valley: The Jags’ running back/wide receiver found the end zone five different ways this season, the only player in the county to claim that honor. He did most of his damage as a receiver, catching 23 balls for 436 yards and five scores. He also ran for 340 yards and two scores, recovered a fumble for a touchdown and scored two special teams touchdowns —- an 87-yard kickoff and 80-yard punt, both in the win over Harriton.
Aron Morgan, Haverford School: The junior kicker tied a county record with nine field goals in 2011, one of five kickers to reach that mark in a season. His 44-yard field goal against Cardinal O’Hara in the season finale was one of the longest in Delaware County over the last 30 years. Morgan also had two 40-yard field goals, became just one of four kickers in Delco history to have three field goals in a game (Episcopal Academy) and was 30-for-30 in extra point attempts.