PAG METER ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR FOOTBALL TEAM 2018 SPECIAL AWARDS
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PAG METER ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR FOOTBALL TEAM 2018
A Recap from the Central /Section Championship and State games Results 2018
Division 1– Central Grizzlies 58, Liberty Patriots 34
The Grizzlies are back to back Valley Champions!
State Playoffs Division 1-A Final, Folsom beat Central 84-46
Division 2-Tulare Union Tribe 45, Righetti High Warriors 30
The Tribe are back to back Division 2 Section Champions!
State Playoffs Division 2-A Final, Memorial beat Tulare Union 69-25
Division 3- San Joaquin Memorial Panthers 48, Bakersfield Christian Eagles 7
The Panthers are back to back Division 3 Section Champions!
State Playoffs Division 2-A Final, Memorial beat Tulare Union 69-25
Division 2-A State Championship game Final, Lawndale Cardinals 20 Memorial Panthers 12
Division 4– Central Valley Christian Cavaliers 49, Golden West Trailblazers 14
The Cavaliers are the Division 4 Section Champions for the first time since 2005 when they won division 5
State Playoffs Division 4-AA Final, CVC 28 Morse 14
Division 4-AA State Championship game Final, Pleasant Valley (Chico) beat CVC 43-14
Division 5– Kennedy Thunderbirds 30 Shafter Generals 28
The Thunderbirds are the Division 5 Champions for the first time since 2014 and 2015 when they won the Division 6 Championship
State Playoffs Division 4-AA Final, Garfield 42 Kennedy 10
Division 6- Strathmore Spartans 42 Sierra Pacific Golden Bears 12
State Playoffs Division 6-AA Final, Strathmore 28 Adelanto 7
State Championship game Final, Hilmar 49 Strathmore 0
PAG METER 2018 SPECIAL FOOTBALL AWARDS
TEAM OF THE YEAR
CENTRAL GRIZZLIES VALLEY CHAMPIONS
The Grizzlies were the best team the last 2 years. The Grizzlies have never won a valley until last year and had so many great stories. Kyle Biggs and the great coaching staff turned the Grizzlies into winners. Record setting QB Trent Tompkins will go down as one of the best in Central Section history. The Grizzlies finished the year at 13-1 and 25-3 in the last 2 years. The Grizzlies dominated the TRAC by going 18-0 in the last 3 years when Trent was at QB only losing to Folsom twice, Bullard and Bakersfield
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
TRENT TOMPKINS, Senior, CENTRAL GRIZZLIES
Pretty much a slam dunk pick for Pag Meter Player of the Year. Last year he was Pag Meter Offensive Player of the year. He led the Grizzlies to back-to-back Valley Championships and against Folsom in the regional finals both years as well. This season, Tompkins passed for 482 yards and 5 TD’s.
Trent was light years better than any Quarterback this year and will go down as one of the best Central Section Quarterbacks of all time. This year, Trent broke a bunch of Central Section Records.
For starters Trent broke a regular season record (10 games) throwing for 3,438 yards and 47 TD passes (another record).
For a season, Trent threw for 5001 yards (Record) and 65 TD passes (Record). Rushed for 1001 yards.
Broke the Central Sentral record for total Touchdowns scored with 72.
For Trent’s career he finished with 11,743 yards (138 TD passes) (3 Year Record)
Next stop..UC Davis and UC Davis is getting the Valley’s best!
SMALL SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ALEX AGUILAR, Senior, SHAFTER GENERALS
The best player to ever play at Shafter and the Generals might as well retire No 1 now because the Generals will never be the same without Aguilar at QB. This year he threw for 3,436 yards with 44 TD passes, rushed for 1,178 yards, scored 21 TD’s. Alex also played defense and made 66 tackles. For his career, Alex threw for 8,209 yards, had 140 total touchdowns for a quarterback (88 passing, 52 rushing and 2 on defense) finished his career with 11,645 total yards
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ALEC TRUJILLO, Senior, MEMORIAL PANTHERS
Outstanding career winning back to back division 3 section Championships. This year he threw for 4,251 yards with 50 TD passes. The CMAC Offensive Player of the Years finished 3rd all team in career passing yards with 11,682 yards and 116 TD passes. Next stop will be San Jose State
LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
DIRK NELSON, Junior, CENTRAL VALLEY CHRISTIAN CAVALIERS
One of the most dominating offensive and defensive linemen in the state and only a junior. Dirk helped the Cavaliers win the division 4 section Championship and also the State Southern Championship. On defense he was doubled teamed on every play and had so many bone crushing hits. On offense the Cavaliers loved running behind the beast. Dirk was named Lineman of the Year in the Central Sequoia League. Dirk has offers from Oregon and San Jose St with many more offers coming
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
JOSH KELLEY, Senior, MEMORIAL PANTHERS
In the era of the passing game, the defensive player of the year is a player that led the valley with 10 interceptions. Josh also had 55 tackles, was outstanding on both sides of the ball and never came off the field. The Panthers had plenty of stars on the team but Josh might just be the MVP of the team and the best recruit Fresno State is getting. At receiver, he caught 58 passes for 1,127 yards and scored 17 TD’s
SPECIAL HEART AWARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
CALEB THOMAS, Senior, RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS
Caleb is one of the best offensive and defensive lineman you will ever watch play. Here’s a kid that broke his right thumb and instead of sitting on the sidelines watching, Caleb wasn’t about to miss his senior year so he wore an oversized cast on his right forearm for most of the season and was the team leader.
That my friend is what you call HEART!! Caleb is old school and knows how to play with pain!
He missed most of his sophomore year with a horrible leg injury so a broken thumb was nothing to the best lineman on the Central Coast who’s next stop will be playing for the Tulane Green Wave in New Orleans. It wasn’t easy playing defense and he still finished with 14 sacks along with 42 tackles.. Caleb really dominated on the offensive line for the Warriors who loved to pound the ball.
Tulane is getting a good one!
KICKER OF THE YEAR
COLTON THEAKER, Senior, ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES
By far the best kicker in the Central Section was Colton Theaker. He has a strong NFL right leg and in today’s football world you very rarely see kickers get a scholarship but the Cal Poly Mustangs took care of business and offered a scholarship to an amazing talented kicker. Next stop will be kicking for Cal Poly and not very far from home. Fresno State missed out and offered Colton a preferred walk on but that’s light years from a scholarship from Cal Poly.
Colton kicked the longest field goal of the year with a 52 yarder and led the Central Section with the most touchbacks. Colton is a huge weapon on the kickoff team!
COACH OF THE YEAR
JEREMY BLACKWELL, STRATHMORE SPARTANS
The Spartans came into 2018 as a very young team after winning the state Championship. I interviewed Coach at the beginning of the year and coach said after graduating 30 plus seniors, we will have to coach our butts off with such a young team. They sure did…made their 3rd straight appearance in a state championship and won 13 games. Strathmore won their 3rd straight Division 6 championship and since 2016, Strathmore is 43-3