Halftime is when elite teams make adjustments so that things run smoothly in the second half. It’s no different for us at ESPNHS. Nearing the midpoint of the football season, we’re calling an audible on the All-Area Stock Watch. We’re breaking things down to two categories: Doin’ Work and Falling Back. Doin’ Work will highlight an All-Area player and a team featuring an All-Area player that is performing at an elite level, while Falling Back will examine a team we identified as a contender in our local rankings but hasn’t lived up to expectations.
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Sean Davis, Maret, WR
There may not be many local players as versatile as this Maryland-bound receiver. Davis held true to form in Maret’s 18-point win over Theodore Roosevelt Friday night, accounting for nearly 200 offensive yards and three touchdowns. He only needed eight carries to pile up 119 yards and added 74 yards on eight catches.
WR/DB Alex Carter and Briar Woods
We knew it wouldn’t take long for this Carter-led squad to regain its championship form after a humbling Week 1 loss to Broad Run. Carter, a Stanford recruit, got things started by taking the opening kick back for a score then added a 12-yard TD run in the third quarter. Junior RB Cory Colder had 76 yards and a score, while sophomore QB Trave McSorey added 111 yards through the air. The win was the 13th straight in AA Dulles District play and improved the Falcons to 4-1 overall.
We can’t explain what has happened to the Patriots' offense this fall. The squad found the end zone often last season in scoring 34 points a contest to go 10-3. This year’s team has been held to single digits three times, but showed some signs of life with a 22-20 win over Largo last weekend. All-Area QB D’Von Dorsey will play a large role if the team manages to turn things around and make a run at the postseason.
David Auguste is an associate editor for ESPNHS and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @ESPNHSAuguste or email him at David.Auguste@espn.com.