This senior running back was the most dangerous offensive threat in Carroll County, whether carrying the ball or catching passes out of the backfield. Playing on a team that won just one game a year ago, Pentz gained 1,011 yards on 194 carries with eight touchdowns, adding another 260 yards on 27 receptions. In total, he scored 11 touchdowns and four two-point conversions.
He was responsible for more than half of Century's total offense, helping the Knights improve to 5-5, including 4-2 in the county. Perhaps most impressively, Pentz, also a standout defensive back, committed just one turnover all season despite touching the ball 238 times among rushing, receiving and kick returns.
Matt HysonFrancis Scott Key
The senior linebacker wasn't flashy, but he always found a way to get the job done for the Carroll County champions. Hyson finished with a county-best 166 tackles from his position at inside linebacker, anchoring a defense that held five teams -- North Carroll, Frederick, Century, Walkersville and South Carroll -- to two touchdowns or less.
Hyson, 5 feet 11 and 175 pounds, approached the game in a business-like manner, excelling at making reads at the line of scrimmage, then allowing his talented defensive line to free him up to make plays. He had standout performances in wins over Frederick, Century and Liberty, then racked up 18 tackles in a Class 2A West playoff game against North Hagerstown.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Under Shermeyer's direction, Century improved from 1-9 in 2005 to 5-5 this season, including a 4-2 mark in Carroll County to tieWinters Mill for second place. It was a most dramatic turnaround for the Knights, who scored as many points (86) in back-to-back wins over rivals Liberty and South Carroll as they did in all of 2005. They also overcame a 2-4 start to win three of their last four, including a 13-7 win overWestminster, a team that had routed them, 58-0, a year ago. This was the second year as coach for Shermeyer, a native of Hanover, Pa., who briefly played linebacker at Kutztown University before spending five years as Century's defensive coordinator.Now, he's hoping to use the first non-losing season in school history as a springboard to future success.
First-team offenseName School Class Pos.
Colton Weaver Liberty Junior QB
Garrett Hill Winters Mill Senior RB
Brad Martz F.S. Key Junior RB
Ryan Pentz Century Senior RB
Jared Heffler Liberty Senior WR
Ryan Miller Westminster Senior WR
Brett Baer Westminster Soph. OL
Trevor Felkner F.S. Key Senior OL
John Hopkins Winters Mill Senior OL
Brandon Kunert North Carroll Senior OL
Matt Saur Century Senior OL
Josh Edmondson F.S. Key Senior K
Second-team offenseName School Class Pos.
Nick Brunner Westminster Senior QB
Chris Kolb F.S. Key Senior QB
Matt Greene South Carroll Senior RB
Jeremy Ritz North Carroll Junior RB
Dan Cremens Westminster Senior WR
Jesse Meetre South Carroll Junior WR
Mike Roberts North Carroll Senior WR
Allen Strzelczyk Liberty Senior TE
John Bassler F.S. Key Junior OL
Ben Burden North Carroll Senior OL
Sam Issermoyer Liberty Junior OL
Theron Johnson Century Senior KR
First-team defenseName School Class Pos.
Jeff Braun Winters Mill Junior DL
Josh Cole F.S. Key Senior DL
Steve Komaromy Century Senior DL
Quintin Miller Bowling Brook Senior DL
Kawaan Tucker Westminster Junior DL
Shane Eyler F.S. Key Senior LB
Matt Hyson F.S. Key Senior LB
Chris Monteil Century Senior LB
Trevor Terpening South Carroll Junior LB
Andy Bowersox Winters Mill Senior DB
Alex Harpine Liberty Senior DB
Nick Hanson F.S. Key Senior P
Second-team defenseName School Class Pos.
Brandon Fringer F.S. Key Senior DL
Jason Thoman North Carroll Junior DL
Luke Benko Winters Mill Senior LB
Jeremy Hines Westminster Senior LB
Brad Hoover North Carroll Senior LB
Paul McDonald Winters Mill Senior LB
Scott Placide Westminster Senior LB
Brian Walker F.S. Key Senior LB
Kevin Hennigan North Carroll Senior DB
Jermaine Higgins Bowling Brook Senior DB
Jimmy Gilford F.S. Key Senior DB
Bobby Krauk Westminster Junior P