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Our midseason All-State team

Bridgewater-Raynham's Nick Schlatz has earned a reputation for being a hard-nosed player on both sides of the ball, resulting in his selection as a linebacker on our midseason All-State team. Scott Barboza/ESPNBoston.com

The 2011 season is halfway over, and we've had our fair share of ups, downs, thrillers and surprises. Here are the staff's picks for ESPNBoston's MIAA All-State team at the midway point of the season.

NOTE: The finalized ESPNBoston MIAA All-State Team roster and second annual ESPN Boston Mr. Football Award will be announced on Monday, December 5.

OFFENSE

QB – Jonathan DiBiaso, Sr., Everett

QB – Nick LaSpada, Sr., Billerica

QB – Matt O’Keefe, Sr., Duxbury

RB – Melquawn Pinkney, Sr., Springfield Putnam

RB – Preston Cooper, Sr., BC High

RB – George Craan, Sr., Concord-Carlisle

RB – T.J. Norris, Sr., Longmeadow

TE – Jameson McShea, Sr., BC High

TE – Mark Riley, Sr., Needham

WR – Khary Bailey-Smith, Sr., Weymouth

WR – Damion Johnson, Sr., Dennis-Yarmouth

WR – Don Webber, Sr., Duxbury

WR – Malcolm Brown, Sr., Pope John XXIII

OL – Andrew VanderWilden, Sr., Concord-Carlisle

OL – Keith Sullivan, Sr., Oliver Ames

OL – Gordon Acha, Sr., Duxbury

OL – Rob Kosharek, Jr., Duxbury

OL – John Montelus, Jr., Everett

ATH – Armani Reeves, Sr., Catholic Memorial

ATH – Sacoy Malone, Sr., Springfield Central

K – Jules Murphy, Sr., Xaverian

DEFENSE

DL – Ralph Jonathas, Sr., Everett

DL – Brendan Battles-Santos, Sr., Nauset

DL – Maurice Hurst Jr., Jr., Xaverian

DL – Henry Bumpus, Sr., Concord-Carlisle

LB – Tim Joy, Sr., Chelmsford

LB – Luke Catarius, Jr., BC High

LB – Vondell Langston, Sr., Everett

LB – Dan Flink, Sr., Auburn

LB – Nick Schlatz, Sr., Bridgewater-Raynham

LB – Zack Hume, Jr., Nashoba

DB – Gordon McLeod, Sr., BC High

DB – Reilly Naton, Sr., Duxbury

DB – Casey DeAndrade, Sr., East Bridgewater

DB – Obi Melifonwu, Sr., Grafton

RET – Geeavontie Griffith, Sr., Boston Cathedral