Each year, 22 members of the Maryland media scene are offered a chance to vote for All-State honors. Each day from now until the ballot is released to the media, we are sharing the names of the players nominated. It is important to note that ADDITIONAL NAMES ARE ADDED EVERY DAY until the ballot is complete. The players generally are added as local all-stars are released, thus some regions may not be represented in this update. Players earn nomination to the All-State ballot by being named to certain all-county, all-league and all-conference first teams and/or through coach's recommendation.
Below is the Big School players that will be added Friday:
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Big Schools are defined as Class 4A and 3A public schools and all members of the MIAA A Conference and WCAC.
Quarterback: Matt Hynes, Frederick; John Lovett, DeMatha.
Running Backs: Jerel English, Frederick; Isaiah Keyes, North Hagerstown.
Linemen: Trey King, North Hagerstown; Brock Ruble, DeMatha.
Receivers: Tre Anderson, North Hagerstown; Josh Gontarek, Linganore.
Kicker: Sigfried Schmidt, DeMatha.
Linemen: Chris Carter, Northwest; Mike Dunn, Urbana; Mark Hunley, Whitman; Matt Ritter, North Hagerstown; Nick Sobczyk, Whitman.
Linebacker: D'Angelo Niler, Wise; Mike Piroli, Linganore.
Defensive Backs: Gabe Fridgen, North Hagerstown.