Eight Saints are all-state on gridiron

Published 7:35 pm Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Nansemond-Suffolk senior Bobby Lamm was named to the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association All-State Football Team at three positions. Lamm was first-team as a defensive back, and second-team as a kicker and running back. Eight Saints made the VISAA All-State Team as NSA had a 6-4 record this fall.

Eight Nansemond-Suffolk football players were named all-state by the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association last week. The honors cap a season, NSA’s first under head coach Lew Johnston, in which the Saints started out with a four-game losing streak before finishing with a six-game winning streak.

Five Saint seniors, Bobby Lamm, Clay Rabey, Ryan Serianni, Thomas Westfall and A.J. Hicks lead NSA’s group on the VISAA Division II Team. Lamm, Rabey, Serianni, Westfall and Hicks made up the whole senior class on the Saint roster.

Lamm made all-state as a defensive back, running back and kicker. He totaled 1,138 rushing yards, 17 touchdowns overall on offense, 31 extra points and three field goals.

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Serianni, who made the team on both sides of the line, had 10.5 sacks, four fumble recoveries, three blocked kicks and an interception on defense.

Westfall, who was a second-team linebacker, had 4.5 sacks this season.

2011 VISAA All-State Football Team

Nansemond-Suffolk’s selections

First Team Defense

Bobby Lamm Sr. Def. back

Second Team Offense

Clay Rabey Sr. Off. line

John Mobley So. Tight end

Bobby Lamm Sr. Running back

Second Team Defense

Ryan Serianni Sr. Def. line

Thomas Westfall Sr. Linebacker

Second Team Special Teams

Bobby Lamm Sr. Kicker

Honorable Mention Offense

Ryan Serianni Sr. Def. line

Honorable Mention Defense

A.J. Hicks Sr. Def. line

Jack Russell So. Linebacker

Brandon Addison Jr. Def. back