Bellevue (Wash.) sweeps all of the awards in the medium schools classification this year.
Already ranked No. 1 in the MaxPreps National Medium Schools Rankings
, Bellevue also lands the Medium Schools National Player of the Year in Myles Jack and Coach of the Year in Butch Goncharoff.
Bellevue capped a 14-0 season with a 35-3 win over Eastside Catholic in the Washington Class 3A state championship game. The win allowed the Wolverines to finish No. 6 in the country in the
Xcellent 25 rankings
and No. 5 in the MaxPreps Freeman Rankings
Goncharoff gets much of the credit for that. In building one of the finest programs in the nation, Goncharoff has won 40 straight games and five straight 3A state championships. Bellevue has won 10 titles in Goncharoff's 13 years as head coach.
Jack was the catalyst for this year's Wolverine squad, especially on defense, where he racked up 21 tackles in earning state co-MVP honors along with Skyline's Max Browne. Bellevue held opponents to a touchdown or less in 11 games this year, including six shutouts. Jack has reportedly committed to play at UCLA.
Derrick Henry of Yulee is also a member of the Medium Schools All-American Team. Since Henry was chosen as the MaxPreps National Player of the Year
, Jack has been chosen as the Medium Schools Player of the Year in order to recognize his, and Bellevue's, accomplishments this year.
Members of the Medium Schools All-American team were chosen from schools that belong to state enrollment divisions with generally between 1,000 and 2,000 students.2012 MaxPreps Medium Schools All-American Football Team
First Team Offense
WR – Davis Howell, 6-1, 175, Christian Academy of Knoxville (Tenn.), Senior
Besides setting the national record for career receptions with 358
Howell also finished with a national-best 143 catches in 2012 with
1,947 yards and 22 touchdowns in leading Christian Academy of Knoxville
to a state championship.WR – Drake Harris, 6-2, 175, Christian (Grand Rapids, Mich.), Junior
The Michigan State commit led Christian to a Division 3 state championship and also finished third in the nation in receiving yardage with 2,016 on 91 catches. Harris added 25 touchdown receptions and earned a spot on the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News Dream Teams.
WR – Justin Sawmiller, 6-0, 175, Kenton (Ohio), Junior
Earned All-Division IV honors by the Associated Press and was all-state first team by JJHuddle. Caught 128 passes for 1,810 yards and 16 touchdowns in just 10 games. Already has career numbers of 287 catches and 3,935 yards.TE – Hunter Henry, 6-5, 235, Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, Ark.), Senior
Henry earned All-State honors after catching 107 passes for 1,449 yards and 15 touchdowns. The Arkansas commit played in the Under Armour All-American Game.OL – Jake Raulerson, 6-5, 250, Celina (Texas), Senior
The Texas commit earned Class 3A All-State honors and played in the U.S. Army All-American Game.
OL – Chris Fox, 6-6, 300, Ponderosa (Parker, Colo.), Senior
A member of the Denver Post All-State team, Fox also played in the U.S. Army All-American Game. He is committed to Michigan.OL – Denver Kirkland, 6-5, 335, Washington (Miami), Senior
Kirkland was selected to the Class 5A All-State team and played in the Under Armour All-American Game.OL – Kyle Bosch, 6-5, 305, St. Francis (Wheaton, Ill.), Senior
An All-State player by the Chicago Tribune, Bosch was also named to the coaches Class 5A All-State team. He is committed to Michigan.OL – Dorian Johnson, 6-5, 285, Belle Vernon (Pa.), Senior
A member of the Post-Gazette All-Area Team, Johnson also played in the Under Armour All-American Game. He is committed to Pittsburgh.
QB – Kadarius Baker, 5-9, 189, Navasota (Texas), Senior
The Class 3A State Offensive Player of the Year in Texas, Baker led Navasota to an undefeated season while completing 246 of 390 passes for 4,252 yards and 53 touchdowns.QB – Charlie High, 6-2, 180, Christian Academy of Knoxville (Tenn.), Senior
High finished fourth in the nation with 5,158 yards passing (378 of 496) with 59 touchdown passes while leading Christian Academy of Knoxville to a state championship. He is the all-time leading passer in state history with 10,978 yards.RB – Derrick Henry, 6-3, 240, Yulee (Fla.), Senior
Henry set the all-time national rushing record
with 12,124 yards, breaking a mark that had stood for 60 years. He led the nation with 4,261 yards rushing, a Florida state record, and scored 55 touchdowns. The Alabama commit was Class 4A All-State and he was the Player of the Year on the All-First Coast Team. He also played in the U.S. Army All-American Game.RB – Leonard Fournette, 6-2, 225, St. Augustine (New Orleans), Junior
A member of the Class 4A All-State Team and the New Orleans Large School All-Area Team, Fournette ran for 2,136 yards and 31 touchdowns on 196 carries.
RB – T.J. Logan, 5-11, 180, Northern Guilford (Greensboro, N.C.), Senior
Logan was named to the Associated Press All-State team and the NC Preps All-State Team. The North Carolina commit rushed 293 times for 3,146 yards and 47 touchdowns. He set a state record with 510 yards in the state championship game against Charlotte Catholic.AP – Ezekiel Elliott, 6-0, 220, Burroughs (St. Louis), Senior
Named the Metro Offensive Player of the Year by the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Elliott ran for 2,155 yards and 40 touchdowns and also caught 16 passes for 383 yards and four scores. The Ohio State commit also had six touchdowns on returns for a total of 50 on the season. He played in the U.S. Army All-American Game.K – Aaron Delgrosso, 5-11, 175, Hobart (Ind.), Senior
A Class 4A All-State selection, Delgrosso connected on 16 field goals with a long of 53. He also had 42 touchbacks.