2012 Lineman of the Year

By wbng sports

November 25, 2012 Updated Nov 25, 2012 at 8:33 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Now that the high school football season is over, it's time to hand out our awards, also known as the silver footballs or baked potatoes.
We honor the boys in the trenches as we hand out the awards for the 2012 linemen of the year.

On the season, the Binghamton Patriots ran for a total of 2 thousand 8 hundred and 41 yards.
On the stat sheet, lineman Nick Garbarino was responsible for 19 of them on 3 carries.
In reality the senior leader lead the Patriots to many more, anchoring the front 5 of the class "AA" champs.

One opposing coach who had gotten tired of seeing him everywhere, simply turned a muttered, "that 77 is a d-1 lineman".
Chenango Forks senior Jack Barnett was a force on the offensive and defensive lines for the Blue Devils. At 6 foot 3 and 275 pounds, Barnett was big enough to power through, but still quick enough to work around constant double teams.

In class "A" it's another #77 that earns the silver football award.
Vestal Juwinn Jump used his wrestling technique to find ways over around and through offensive lineman in creating havoc for the Golden Bear defense.
At 285 pounds, Jumpp was able to take up two blockers to allow others to make the play stopping tackles.

In class "B" it's a familiar last name for the Johnson city Wildcats earning the honor.
The 'little' brother of a starter on the Penn state defensive line, DaShaun Jones managed to live up to the very high standard set for him.
A force on both the offensive and defensive lines, the 6-2, 295 pound Jones was able to disrupt plays by himself.

Finally in class "D" there was concern about how much talent was lost to graduation in Tioga.
But what the Tigers brought back was beef up front.
And youth.
That starts with sophomore Dylan Babcock.
At 6-4 and over 300 pounds, the defensive end could not be slowed by one blocker.
He also mixes in on the offensive line where the Tigers do not graduate a single player.