In my mind, here's another snub.
Did anyone watch the D3 State Championship game. Shane Rockweiler was by far the best player on the field. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that he had 25 tackles in that game. He was in on everything. I've never heard 1 guys name so many times from the announcer, because he had so many tackles. He also had 130+ yards rushing and 2 TD's. This kid is a heck of a player and should have been an all state LB. Congrats to him on the State Championship.
One more thing. The playrers have to be nominated by their coaches for all region and all state. For Irwin on defense, he didn't get it probably because they had another really good D End in Mitch Severson. If you put up Irwin for all region and all state, Severson probably doesn't get the same accolades that he received.
one game doesn't determine if you recieve all-state honors....shane rockweiler is a good player but i dont think he would be able to put up those numbers against d2 or d1 teams
Just because there are fewer talented people on the field in lower divisions doesn't mean those players couldn't put up good numbers in D1 or D2. Yes, it means they have weaker competition, but it also means they have less help from the players around them. Also, if a majority of D1 or 2 players were going both ways, would they put up as good of numbers?
Very good point. Most D3-D4 players who make the team participate in just about every play in the game. They get beat up, tired and still keep going. But most of all, they have to know how to play both defense and offense. Their practice time is split learning both sides of the ball. Some of these players are outstanding on both sides of the ball and that is quite an accomplishment.