Mount Vernon’s Rucker, Reid among 1st Team All-Region football picks

Rucker and Reid slapping five as they pass each other on the field
Elijah Rucker, left, and Jordyn Reid, right, each were voted all-region at two positions. (Erin Mahoney image)

Mount Vernon’s best football season in decades brought 1st-Team All-Occoquan Region accolades for five different players, the second most for any region school after Division 6A state champion South County.

Senior lineman Elijah Rucker made all-region on both sides of the ball, while fellow senior Jordyn Reid made the 1st team as a running back and as a punt returner. Senior place kicker Sam Renzi was also 1st-team selection, as was junior linebacker Robert Overby and senior defensive back Samuel Boateng.

Overby was also the runner-up defensive player of the year in the region, while Mount Vernon coach Monty Fritts was the runner-up coach of the year. Four Majors were also 2nd team all-region picks.

West Potomac senior wide receiver DeAndre Dougherty was a 1st team selection, while four of his Wolverine teammates were 2nd-team all-region picks.

Three players from Edison and one from Hayfield were also on the 2nd team squad.

The full All-Occoquan football selections:

First Team Offense
Name School Year Position
Matt Dzierski South County Senior Quarterback
Luke Wilson T.C. Williams Senior Center
Jarrod Baier South County Senior O. Lineman
Tristan Leigh Robinson Junior O. Lineman
Robert Merriman Lake Braddock Senior O. Lineman
Elijah Rucker Mount Vernon Senior O. Lineman
Joe Murray Lake Braddock Senior Running Back
Jordyn Reid Mount Vernon Senior Running Back
Brooks Stephenson West Springfield Senior Running Back
Brock Spalding South County Sophomore Receiver
Ethan Davies West Springfield Junior Receiver
De’Andre Doherty West Potomac Senior Receiver
Matt Hibner Lake Braddock Senior Tight End
Sam Renzi Mount Vernon Senior Kicker
Devin Matthews Justice Senior Kick Returner
Tony Muskett West Springfield Senior O. All-Purpose
Coach of the Year: Gerry Pannoni, South County
Offensive Player of the Year: Matt Dzierski, South County
First Team Defense
Player School Year Position
Dayshawn Coleman South County Senior D. Lineman
Zion Dayne South County Senior D. Lineman
Elijah Rucker Mount Vernon Senior D. Lineman
Matt Hibner Lake Braddock Senior Defensive End
Haris Khan South County Senior Defensive End
Nico Asmar South County Senior Linebacker
Akibu Koroma South County Senior Linebacker
Robert Overbey Mount Vernon Junior Linebacker
A.J. Reid Falls Church Senior Linebacker
Robert Longerbeam T.C. Williams Senior Defensive Back
Sammy Boateng Mount Vernon Senior Defensive Back
Sam Dankah South County Junior Defensive Back
Austin Rawlins Lake Braddock Senior Defensive Back
Nick Veltsitas Robinson Junior Punter
Jordyn Reid Mount Vernon Senior Punt Returner
Kyle Medlock South County Senior Defensive All-Purpose
Defensive Player of the Year: Haris Khan, South County
Second Team Offense
Player School Year Position
Marco Cesaratto Justice Senior Quarterback
JT Mayo West Potomac Senior Quarterback
Eric Einhorn South County Senior Center
Ethan Jones Justice Senior Center
AJ Baker T.C. Williams Junior Offensive Lineman
Nour Chirchi Edison Senior Offensive Lineman
Josh Gylamfi West Potomac Junior Offensive Lineman
Spencer Herzog West Springfield Senior Offensive Lineman
Glory Nseka Annandale Junior Offensive Lineman
Anthony Eaton T.C. Williams Senior Running Back
Devin Matthews Justice Senior Running Back
Dylan Weaver Annandale Senior Running Back
Salam Lawal Robinson Senior Running Back
Russian Williams Robinson Senior Running Back
Kyle Clark Mount Vernon Senior Receiver
Max James Lake Braddock Junior Receiver
Noah Jeffries Justice Senior Receiver
Tre’ante Rodgers T.C. Williams Junior Receiver
Chase Shelton Edison Junior Receiver
Sam Carpenter Edison Junior Tight End
Justin Scott Annandale Junior Tight End
Austin Rawlins Lake Braddock Senior Place Kicker
Robert Laatour Annandale Junior Kick Returner
Joshawn Lewis South County Senior Kick Returner
Robert Longerbeam T.C. Williams Senior O All Purpose Player
Second Team Defense
Player School Year Position
Adam Hunter T.C. Williams Junior Defensive End
Anthony Mejia Mount Vernon Senior Defensive End
Nate Joy West Potomac Junior Def Lineman
Zach Kongolo Lake Braddock Senior Def Lineman
Michee Nseka Annandale Senior Def Lineman
Danny Ramos Falls Church Senior Def Lineman
Bradley Chei Mount Vernon Junior Linebacker
Bennett Cooke Justice Senior Linebacker
Dylan Koerner Fairfax Senior Linebacker
BJ Lee T.C. Williams Senior Linebacker
Jake Radoski West Potomac Senior Linebacker
Mike Weidinger Lake Braddock Junior Linebacker
Kyle Medlock South County Senior Defensive Back
Ricardo Ross T.C. Williams Senior Defensive Back
Alex Wayman W.T. Woodson Senior Defensive Back
Braylon Wheeler Hayfield Sophomore Defensive Back
Sam Renzi Mount Vernon Senior Punter
JP Springer Falls Church Senior Punter
Will Sydes Lake Braddock Senior Punt Returner
Bradford Chei Mount Vernon Junior D All Purpose Player
Jacob Perdue W.T. Woodson Junior D All Purpose Player