The Decade's Best: high school football
With the release of the final All-Met football team of the decade coming next week, we thought it would be fun to look back on the past 10 seasons and try to assemble a team of the decade, pulling from the more than 300 schools in the Washington area. If selecting each year's All-Met team spurs plenty of heated debate, then we can only imagine what picking a team of this ilk would generate.
But don’t scan NFL rosters or look back at who went on to great college careers; we're making these choices solely based upon players' high school accomplishments – taking into account not just individual statistics, but also how much those stats went toward helping his team win games.
That makes it a little tougher; how do you ignore the standout NFL careers that Douglass's Shawne Merriman or Westfield's Eddie Royal are putting together, and just focus on their high school resumes? Well, we're going to try.
We're interested in your opinions, too. We're going to start by offering a list of players who we would consider the top candidates for Player of the Decade on each side of the ball. We've also selected some teams that we are considering the best of the decade, as well.
Over the next week, we'd like to hear your opinions on these nominees. We will publish our all-decade team and the reasons behind our selections next week. We'll also publish a list of players that we totally missed when it came time to All-Met selections.
If you feel especially passionate about one player or team, state your case in the comments or email us. We'll publish the best reader takes on the blog as long as you include your full name and city and state in the comment/email.
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