The Courier-Journal's inaugural All-Metro high school football selections
Punter Zachary Adamec, Butler, 5-10, 180, Sr. First-team all-district last season. Also on the soccer team.
ALL-METRO FOOTBALL TEAM
Davis Mattingly, Male, 6-5, 210, Sr.
Passed for 3,152 yards and 27 TDs as a junior, helping offense average 35.6 ppg.
Michael Nero, Manual, 5-11, 209, Sr.
Rushed for 1,832 yards and 20 TDs last year. Has scholarship offer from Toledo.
Donald Brooks, Trinity, 5-11, 185, Sr.
Rushed for 896 yards and 15 TDs last year. Several major schools recruiting him.
Keion Wakefield, Male, 5-9, 165, Jr.
Had 41 catches for 888 yards and 11 TDs last year. Kentucky, Cincinnati have offered.
Rodjay Burns, Trinity, 6-2, 175 Jr.
Could have breakout year after catching 43 passes for 743 yards and four TDs as sophomore.
Tyler Jefferson, Doss, 6-5, 215, Sr.
Caught 27 passes for 372 yards and four TDs last year. Committed to Western Kentucky.
Houston Sparkman, Male, 6-1, 280, Sr.
Strong center who benches more than 400 pounds and squats more than 500.
Isaiah Arnold, Male, 6-4, 358, Jr.
One of the state’s biggest linemen; was an all-district selection last year.
Connor Maloney, Jeffersontown, 6-6, 280, Sr.
All-district selection last year drawing interest from several FBS schools.
Matt Bledsoe, DeSales, 6-3, 285, Sr.
Anchored line that produced 2,000-yard rusher and state championship last year.
Nathan Scheler, St. Xavier, 6-2, 270, Sr.
Center played all 12 games last season for Tigers, who averaged 28.9 ppg.
Blanton Creque, Collins, 5-10, 180, Sr.
Ranked the nation’s No. 19 senior kicker by ChrisSailerKicking.com.
Trevor Carnell, Bullitt Central, 5-10, 190, Sr.
Rushed for more than 2,000 yards last season; also returned kickoff for TD vs. Valley.
Bryant Pirtle, DeSales, 6-3, 205, Sr.
Posted 66 tackles last year, including 22½ sacks. Committed to Western Kentucky.
Marcus Davis, Male, 6-2, 245, Jr.
Led team in tackles (90½) as a sophomore; interest from several FBS schools.
Ty’Ron Horton, Manual, 6-3, 255, Sr.
Had 55 tackles, six fumble recoveries last year. Committed to Western Kentucky.
Sean Hammonds, Ballard, 6-3, 235, Sr.
Led Bruins with 12 tackles for loss last year. Committed to Ball State.
Shaun Whittinghill, Moore, 6-4, 225, Sr.
Tallied 88 tackles, including 10½ sacks, and also blocked four punts last season.
Connor John, South Oldham, 6-1, 220, Sr.
Led 2013 team with 113 tackles, including six for loss. Also recovered four fumbles.
Robert Hartley, Bullitt East, 6-2, 195, Sr.
Quarterback of Chargers’ defense posted 80 tackles, two interceptions last year.
Aldwin Jackson, Seneca, 6-1, 180, Sr.
Had seven interceptions, returning three for TDs. Committed to Western Kentucky.
Canon Jackson, Trinity, 6-3, 210, Sr.
Posted 42½ tackles, four fumble recoveries and two interceptions as a junior.
Delvon Dunn, Pleasure Ridge Park, 5-10, 190, Sr.
Versatile player also a top-notch running back but anchors Panthers’ secondary.
Kameron Smith, Fern Creek, 5-10, 168, Sr.
Totaled 57 tackles, two interceptions, two sacks, two fumble recoveries for Tigers last year.
Zachary Adamec, Butler, 5-10, 180, Sr.
First-team all-district last season. Also on the soccer team.
Arien Beasley, North Oldham, 5-10, 190, Sr.
Speedster returned five punts for TDs last season.
— Jason Frakes