Football PAG METER/940 ESPN All Valley All-Star 2016 Football Defensive 1st Team

Your 2016 Defensive All-Star team!

Logan Fogg, senior, Buchanan Bears

  • Outstanding linebacker and back to back Pag Meter All Star. The TRAC All Star made 97 tackles with 10 sacks and was very tough against the run.

Ben Baker, senior, Bullard Knights

  • One of the best linebackers in the valley and also in Bullard Knights history who made 134 tackles. He played the entire year with an injured shoulder and still played lights out. Baker was the Knights leader the last 3 years.

 Sam Satele, senior, Central Grizzlies

  • Runner up to defensive Player of the Year. He was always double teamed and still was dominant for the Grizzlies defensive line. The TRAC Lineman of the Year made 73 tackles and 15 sacks.

 Ronnie Reyes, senior, Chowchilla Redskins

  • Had a tremendous year on both sides of the ball. At Running back he rushed for 902 yards and scored 15 touchdowns. The North Sequoia league defensive Player of the Year and made 93 tackles with 6 sacks playing linebacker.

 Dusty Schramm, junior,  Clovis West Golden Eagles

  • Fantastic at linebacker for the Golden Eagles defense. He got hurt and still came back strong. Dusty was a big part of the CW defense at linebacker and made 116 tackles with 8 sacks. Dusty is so fast and tough to block. Look for Dusty to be throwing strikes for the Golden Eagles baseball team.

 Spencer Smith, senior, Clovis Cougars

  • The Cougars are always known for having great linebackers and this year, one of the best defensive linemen in years for the Cougars is Spencer Smith. The TRAC All Star was always double teamed and still made 103 tackles with 8 sacks.

 Ricky Leung-Wai, senior, Ridgeview

  • Got to really watch Ricky in the section championship game at Sanger. I’ve seen plenty of film on him but the bottom line is Ricky is the real deal. So fast off the ball and almost impossible to block. The valley’s leader with 16.5 sacks and had 72 tackles — 24 for loss — 5 forced fumbles and 3 blocked punts. He leaves the Wolf Pack with 2 section championship rings.  

 Jake Hanson, senior, Edison Tigers

  •  The Tigers leader on defense that controlled the middle. The CMAC All Star made 151 tackles with 7 sacks, blocked 2 kicks and blocked 2 punts. Next stop will be an Ivy league school.

Gabe Cherry, senior, Centennial

  • Was the glue on a team that was crushed with injuries.  The 6-foot-3, 280-lb made 50 tackles, 8 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks despite being double- and triple-teamed all year. Next stop will be playing for the Cal Bears.

 Jaylon Johnson, senior, Central Grizzlies

  •  When JJ went out with his shoulder surgery after 9 games…the Grizzlies lost some of the magic especially on offense. He was so dangerous at WR and of course a lockdown cornerback. When JJ had the ball he was lightning. He was one of the most recruited players in the valley and next stop will be at Utah.

 D.J. Schramm, junior, Clovis West Golden Eagles

  • Outstanding linebacker and tough to block. The TRAC defensive Player of the Year will have the Golden Eagles ready for a 2017 valley championship run. D.J. made 117 tackles with 7 sacks.  Next stop he will be catching for the Golden Eagles baseball team.

 Bryson McCathron, senior, Highland Scots

  • The Scots were very good on defense and the leader was the Southeast Yosemite League defensive MVP.  He was so fast and past most linemen before they knew it and finished with 106 tackles and 15 sacks.

 Will Pepe, senior, Hanford Bullpups

  • One of the best linebackers in the valley and team leader on defense. The WYL All Star made 78 tackles and had 2 sacks

 Steve Stephens, junior, Edison Tigers

  • When the Tigers moved Stephens closer to the line of scrimmage the defense went off the charts and was so good. Steve made 87 tackles and is the most recruited player in the valley with offers already from LSU, Nebraska, USC, Oregon, Oklahoma, Fresno State….etc. If Steve Stephens works real hard….Sky’s the limit. It’s up SS.

 Jack Tobias, junior, Garces Rams

  • The first-team all-SWYL linebacker was all over the field, leading the Rams with 110 tackles. He had double-digit tackles in 7 of Garces’ 11 games, with a season-best 14 against Arroyo Grande.

 Ryan Bacon, senior, Buchanan Bears

  • TRAC All Star that made 63 tackles with 9 sacks. A big force on the defensive line and against the run.

 Zach Griffin, senior, Liberty Patriots

  • The Patriots’ big time leader led the team with 84 tackles as a sideline-to-sideline linebacker. He also had a team-high 5 sacks.

 Andrew Gomez, senior Hanford Bullpups

  • He led the West Yosemite league in tackles with 130 and 6 sacks playing middle linebacker for the very good Bullpups defense. The senior leader on defense that was tough against the run.

 Amir Knox, senior, Ridgeview

  • The three-year starter for Ridgeview was once again was one of the top defensive backs in the section. He was an all-SYL safety and will play college football at UC Davis.

 Adrian Valencia, senior, Sanger Apaches

  • The CMAC All Star had a great year for the division 2 section champions making 97 tackles and had 8 sacks playing linebacker. Adrian was also around the ball and was a big hitter.

 Justin McGill, junior, Bakersfield Drillers

  • The SWYL All Star  was the leading receiver for BHS, and will be one of the best defensive backs in the valley in 2017.

 Andrew Gomez, senior Hanford Bullpups

  • He led the West Yosemite league in tackles with 130 and 6 sacks playing middle linebacker for the very good Bullpups defense. The senior leader on defense that was tough against the run.

 Noah Wright, senior, Lemoore Tigers

  • The leader for the Tigers on both sides of the ball. The WYL defensive player of the year was the bright spot on a struggling team

 Andrew Ruelas, junior, Tulare Union Tribe

  • The Redskins leader on defense and made 132 tackles with 4 sacks for the EYL All Star.

 Elyiah Chester, Senior, Bakersfield Christian Eagles

  • Outstanding year at Middle Linebacker for the division 3 section champions. He made 114 tackles along with 9 sacks.

 Zach Presno,, senior,Buchanan Bears

  •  He was the leader for the Bears on both sides of the ball. He rushed for 507 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. At linebacker he had 79 tackles with 6 sacks. Zach is a back to back Pag Meter All Star and on the TRAC All Star team in football and baseball. He is one of the best catchers in the state for the No 1 team in the Country Buchanan Bears baseball team. Next stop Fresno State for baseball.

 Matt Mendoza, senior, Central Grizzlies

  • Had a great year at linebacker making 82 tackles to go along with 9 sacks. The TRAC All Star was very fast and strong and a big part of the defense.

 

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