HAMPSTEAD, Md. -- The third annual Bullseye Combine gave several teams something to look forward to, with several athletes appearing in the top five in multiple events. But at the end of the day, Good Counsel and Parkside took home the hardware.
Good Counsel freshman Wesley Brown was named the event's overall Most Outstanding Performer while Parkside's Damian Williams was named the Most Outstanding Lineman.
Brown, who was appearing in his first combine, finished in the top three for freshmen in three events: vertical jump (32-6), kneeling power ball (34-0) and pro-agility (4.41).
"My heart dropped," Brown said of being named MOP. "I was a little shocked because there was a lot of people here."
"I think I could have done better in all the events, but overall I think I did pretty good. I'll do better next time," Brown added.
Brown was a member of the Falcons' junior varsity last season and said he rushed for 2,800 yards and 23 touchdowns.
The graduation of Caleb Porzel (committed to Maryland) and Jelani Jenkins (Florida) leaves room at running back on the varsity. Brown said he, along with teammate Michael Nicastro, would be on the varsity team next season. Nicastro also rushed for 23 touchdowns as a freshman.
For the lineman, Williams proved to be one of the more polished players participating at Bullseye.
Complete results will be available later this week, but Williams placed second in the kneeling power ball for sophomores with a throw of 38.3.
Williams participated in the Bullseye Combine as a freshman, but has worked since last season to get in better shape. His ability during one-on-one drills really solidified his selection as Best Overall Lineman by the coaches.
"I just went at it [preparing for football] -- I've been home lifting and hitting the books," Williams said of his improvement in the last year. "I've just been working harder -- doing what I got to do to get to it."
Williams played nose guard for head coach Brenden Riley last season.
Among the other athletes who impressed coaches are Westminster's Tyler Krug, Hereford's Brent Kluge, Archbishop Carroll's Tyrell Temoney and Good Counsel's Peter Sotiriou.
Krug set the Bullseye Combine record for farthest kneeling power ball throw with a distance of 40-9.
The unofficial list of top performers in each category follows. Some athletes who finished in the top three were walk-ups and full information will not be available until later this week. Look for the complete list of top performers soon.
Dexter Davis, Gilman - 32-9
David Mellstrom, South Carroll - 32-1
Kneeling Power Ball
Tyler Krug, Westminster - 40-9
Damian Williams, Parkside - 38-3
Carson Ingle, Good Counsel - 36-5
David Mellstrom, South Carroll - 4.00
Montez Hopkins, James Bennett - 4.25
Stacey Stovall, Poly - 4.27
Bench Press Reps (165 pounds)
Austin Carter, Catoctin - 29
Alphonzo White, Archbishop Carroll - 28
Blake Gatewood, Urbana - 27
Chris Wills, Archbishop Carroll - 35-3
Wesley Brown, Good Counsel - 32-6
Mike Ford, Northeast - 32-1
Kneeling Power Ball
Wesley Brown, Good Counsel - 34-0
Kaegan Farley, North Carroll - 30-7
Harlan Lawson, Catoctin - 4.25
Michael Nicastro, Good Counsel - 4.25
Wesley Brown, Good Counsel - 4.41
Bench Press Reps (135 pounds)
Tyler Thompson, Linganore - 31
Dominic Salomone, Carlisle - 30