MPSSAA All-State Football Offense features Carroll County standouts

Baltimore publication releases part of postseason all-state team for 2022.

The first part of the MPSSAA's All-State football team is out, and Carroll County has some representation.

The all-state teams are in conjunction with Baltimore Sports and Life, with selections and player accolades put together by high school sports writer Willie Sean Coughlan. So let's see which county players made the cut on the all-state offense.



Sam Evans, Liberty, wide receiver

Evans led Carroll County with 51 catches and 1,105 receiving yards, and he scored 16 touchdowns for the Lions. He averaged 21.7 yards per catch, second best among Carroll County Athletic League regulars. Here's a little more about Evans, courtesy of BSL:

"In Liberty’s 21-20 loss to Boys' Latin, Evans caught five passes for 145 yards and a touchdown. Evans caught five passes for 112 yards and two scores in a 42-14 win over Manchester Valley. Evans caught seven passes for 133 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' 49-6 win over Francis Scott Key in the opening round of the playoffs. Then, followed that up with 11 receptions for a career-high 281 yards and three touchdowns in his last high school game, a 45-43 loss to Williamsport." 

Evans, who finished his Liberty career with 2,151 receiving yards, was a finalist for CMSportsNet Football Player of the Year.



Jack Pellicciotti, Liberty, quarterback

Pellicciotti's 2,236 passing yards topped all county QBs, and he ran for 400 more yards. He threw for 27 TDs, also the best in the county, and rushed for eight scores. 

More from BSL about Pellicciotti's senior season:

"In the Lions' 28-27 overtime loss to Westminster, Pellicciotti completed 19 of 31 passes for 188 yards and four touchdowns, and rushed for 48 yards. In the Lions' wild 45-43 shootout loss to Williamsport in the second round of the playoffs, Pellicciotti left it all on the field, completing 20 of 29 passes for 441 yards and three touchdowns, and taking eight carries for 51 yards and another score. In two seasons, Pellicciotti threw for 4,200 yards in 21 games for the Lions, an average of 200 passing yards per game, the highest mark among two year quarterbacks in ‘22."

Like his teammate Evans, Pellicciotti was also a CMSportsNet Player of the Year finalist.


Kyrece Walker, Westminster, quarterback

Making the change from receiver to quarterback didn't faze the Owls junior. Walker finished with 1,856 passing yards and 16 touchdowns, but he also ran for 1,023 yards and scored 18 TDs on the ground.

(Hard for me to think of another quarterback throwing for 1,000 and rushing for 1,000 in the history of Carroll County high school football).

Here's some of what BSL had to say about Walker's 2022 season:

"Walker took command of the quarterback position early, producing 402 yards and six touchdowns in the Owls' 44-28 win over Linganore in week two, passing for 238 yards and three touchdowns, and rushing for 164 yards and three scores. Walker threw for both of the Owls' two touchdowns in their 17-12 win over Dundalk, and drove the Owls 80 yards with less than three minutes to play to tie Liberty to force overtime, then scored the game-winner in overtime. Walker was instrumental in the Owls' 28-20 second round victory over Edgewood, throwing for 145 yards and two touchdowns, and rushing for 102 yards and a score on 19 carries."

Walker was another CMSportsNet Player of the Year finalist.


Mason Fisher, Westminster, wide receiver

Fisher posted 44 catches for 844 yards and 10 touchdowns in his senior season, and averaged 19.2 yards per catch. He surpassed 1,100 yards from scrimmage and also scored on a punt return and a kickoff return as part of Westminster's special teams. Fisher had 14 touchdowns combined between offense, defense, and special teams.

Here's part of what BSL had to say about Fisher:

"For a second year in a row, Fisher presented a bona fide outside threat for a potent Owls offense, one with 4.4 speed. Together with quarterback Kyrece Walker, Fisher ignited an Owls offense that averaged 30.8 points per game, including their eight-game winning streak where they averaged 37.3 points per game. The Owls wanted the ball in the hands of Walker and Fisher, so much that they put the All-County receiver at running back dozens of times."

Fisher was another of CMSportsNet's Football Player of the Year finalists.


AJ Rodrigues, South Carroll, running back

Tough to top Rodrigues' senior season for the Cavaliers. He led the county in rushing yards with 1,514, and led Carroll in scoring with 132 points (22 touchdowns). Rodrigues finished his prep career with 2,747 rushing yards, a top 10 all-time effort and the second most in South Carroll history. Rodrigues averaged 7.6 yards per carry this fall.

Some more about Rodrigues from BSL:

"Rodrigues rushed for three touchdowns in the Cavaliers' 35-0 opening week win over Brunswick, and rushed for 142 yards and a score on 19 carries in the Cavaliers' 24-21 victory over Westminster. In the Cavaliers' heartbreaking 35-34 loss to Liberty, Rodriguez rushed for 169 yards and three touchdowns on 18 attempts, and threw for a 61 yard touchdown pass. In the Cavaliers' 20-14 second round win over Boonsboro, Rodriguez rushed for 134 yards and a score on 25 carries."

Rodrigues earned CMSportsNet Football Player of the Year honors for the 2022 season.