Sports OT Awards - Top Linemen

By Justin Horowitz

July 22, 2010 Updated Dec 24, 2009 at 7:54 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) - Every coach will tell you that a successful football team begins with the offensive and defensive lines.

Class "C" was the most competitive division all season, but no lineman stood out more than Chenango Forks senior Andy Lewis.6-foot-2, 325 pounds of dominance.

On offense, he manned the right side of the line and opened massive running lanes for the Blue Devil ground attack that averaged nearly 300 yards a game.

He also ate up space on the defensive line, leading a unit that allowed fewer than five points per game.

Under the radar to most, but not the coaches, Moravia's Matt Richards is the coaches pick in Class D.

Richards helped the Blue Devils to a 6 and 3 record.

A team that knows plenty about strong line play is Binghamton, coached by former Alabama lineman Mike Ramil.

And the centerpiece of his high-flying offensive charge is right tackle Nate Garbarino.

Garbarino is the easy pick as a four-year varsity player.

The Patriot offense averaged more than 40 points a game the past two seasons.

Garbarino was even athletic enough to get one carry this season, which he took for 15 yards.

But there's no doubt who the biggest and best lineman in the area is.

6-foot-4, 300 pounds of chiseled Division One talent, Johnson City's DaQuan Jones.

"DaDa" will take his considerable size and athleticism to Penn State.

A hole-opening presence on the offensive line, Jones will play defense in college.

Jones piled up 73 tackles, 13 sacks and forced four fumbles as part of a unit that he called the area's best after a playoff win in October.

"We had a goal, me and my D-Line, we wanted to be the best D-Line around here," said Jones at the time. "We wanted to go out there, we want to cause turnovers, get sacks and today each of our lineman each had like four sacks each so we're happy with that."

And no lineman stood taller than DaQuan Jones.

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