Delaware Sports Zone

By- Sean Greene
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   Smyrna’s Will Knight, Milford’s David Bowman, and Hodgson’s Jalik Heyward earned the top honors on the 2017 Delaware All-State Football team determined by the Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association.

   Knight become the first player in Delaware history to be named Offensive Player of the Year on two occasions, matching his 2015 honor. He joins

   Bowman was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year, while Heyward picked up the Lineman of the Year Honor.

   Smyrna players filled 7 of the First Team positions, with William Penn’s Ernest English being the only two-time selection, getting honored at both offensive guard and defensive tackle.

2017 DIFCA First Team

Quarterback:  Drew Fry – Middletown – JR
Running Backs: Will Knight – Smyrna – SR, David Bowman – Milford- SR
Receivers: Emon Roberts – Smyrna – SR, Kenny Edelin – Middletown – SR
Fullback:   Brooks Parker – Delmar – SR
Tight End: Shawn Bowman – Howard – SR
Center: Ty-Key Moore – Smyrna – SR
Guards: Ahmod Westbook – Middletown – SR,  Ernest English – William Penn – SR
Tackles: T.J. Thomas – DMA – SR, Saleem Wormley – Smyrna – JR
Kicker: Cooper Urban – Salesianum – SR
Punter: Ryan Nelson – Delmar – SO
Returner: Corahn Alleyne – DMA – JR
Def. Ends: Hunter Moyer – Smyrna – SR, Jalik Heyward – Hodgson – SR
Def. Tackles: Desmond Wilson – Smyrna – SR, Ernest English – William Penn – SR
Linebackers: Grahm Roberts – Concord – SR, Darryl Williams – Smyrna – SO, Kedrick Whitehead – Middletown – SR, Brock Keeler – Woodbridge, JR
Secondary: Isaiah Gaynor – William Penn – SR, Reggie Grinnell – William Penn – SR, David Bowman – Milford – SR, Malik Banks – Howard – SR

2017 DIFCA Second Team

Quarterback: Chad Jones – A.I. duPont – JR
Running Backs: Kedrick Whitehead – Middletown – SR, Corahn Alleyne – DMA – SR
Receivers: Tucker Reed – Polytech – SR, LeRoy Lynch – A.I. duPont – JR
Fullback:  Jamon Kane – Woodbridge – JR
Tight End: Bailey DeAtley – Caesar Rodney – SR
Center: James Faragher – Middletown – SR
Guards:  Ritchy Corvil – Milford – JR, Brenden Holder – Caesar Rodney – SR
Tackles: Nathaniel Showacre – Sussex Tech – SR, Dom Marra – Salesianum – SR
Kicker – Matt Drejza – DMA – SR
Punter – Cooper Urban – Salesianum – SR
Returner – Ernest Washington – Middletown – SR
Def. Ends – Jon Smith – Middletown – SR, Amod John – Howard – SR
Def. Tackles – T.J. Thomas – DMA – SR,  Brandon Crkvenac – Salesianum – SR
Linebackers – Josiah Blake – Sussex Central – SR, Brooks Parker – Delmar – SR, Vaughn Wood – Hodgson – SR, Tymere Wilson – Glasgow – SR
Secondary – Ernest Washington – Middletown – SR, Julian Trammell – Caesar Rodney – SR, Gabe Wescott – Woodbridge – JR, Corahn Alleyne – DMA – JR

2017 DIFCA Third Team

Quarterback: Zach Gwynn – Salesianum – SR
Running Backs: Grahm Roberts – Concord – SR, Javon Peace – Dover – SO
Receivers: Nicky Johnston – Middletown – JR,  Michael Brewer – Woodbridge – SR,  Jamir Dantley – A.I. duPont – JR
Fullback: Robert Jadick – Appoquinimink – SR
Tight End: Victor Marcelo – St. Mark’s – JR
Center: Joshua Propes – Woodbridge – JR
Guards: Christian Francis – Howard – SR, Naquan Peace – Dover – SR
Tackles: Joe Cartwright – St. Mark’s – JR, Xzavier Chandler – Hodgson – SR
Kicker: Kyle Peterson – A.I. duPont – SR
Punter; Sean Quirk – Dover – SR
Returner: Zion Reed – Sussex Central – JR
Def. Ends: Daniel Adebi – Friends – SR, Jordan Waters – Milford – SR
Def. Tackles: Jhemir Stanley – St. Georges – SR,  Anthony Soscia – Archmere – SR
Linebackers: Lance Edwards – William Penn – SR,  Joe Gormley – Salesianum – SR, Carson Phillips – Delmar – SR, James Holmes – Caesar Rodney – SR
Secondary: Mandela Montgomery – Caravel – SR, Brandon Dennis – Concord – SR, Ben Ashby  – Cape Henlopen – SR, Daniel Douglas – Hodgson – JR

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