OFFENSIVE PLAYER
Ryan Pentz
Century

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.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER
Matt Hyson
Francis 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
Tony Shermeyer
Century

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 offense
Name 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 offense
Name 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 defense
Name 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 defense
Name 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