The Times' All-Star Football Team

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OFFENSEPlayer, SchoolHt.Wt.Yr.QUARTERBACKMark Sanchez, Mission Viejo6-3215Sr.USC-bound passer threw for 23 touchdowns with four interceptions — despite sitting out eight halves this season because of blowouts — and provided a guiding hand as the unbeaten Diablos won the Southern Section Division II title.RUNNING BACKSStafon Johnson, Dorsey6-0200Jr.He led the Dons to the City Championship final by rushing for an average of 8.6 yards in amassing 1,839 yards and 17 touchdowns. His play in the secondary and kick-return ability also bolstered the Dons' playoff run. Chane Moline, Mission Viejo6-1230Jr.A tailback with the size of a fullback, he is deceptively quick. Had five touchdowns in Division II title-game victory, 40 on the season, and rushed for 1,872 yards, an 8.6 average, against the toughest schedule in the state.WIDE RECEIVERSJeremy Childs, Los Alamitos6-0180Sr.The Griffins' only three-year starter, the sure-handed, UCLA-bound receiver caught 82 passes with a section-best 21 touchdowns for the Division I runner-up.DeSean Jackson, Long Beach Poly6-0170Sr.The Times' player of the year was a two-way standout who caught 58 passes for 1,075 yards and 15 touchdowns in leading the Jackrabbits to the Division I title. He was named offensive player of the year in the Moore League.TIGHT ENDErik Lorig, Peninsula6-4250Sr.Equally adept at receiving and blocking, this versatile two-way starter was the cornerstone of the Panthers' 11-1-1 season and march to the Division III semifinals. Has the ability to play linebacker or defensive end in college.LINEJoe Hawley, Esperanza6-3270Jr.The Sunset League offensive lineman of the year was an active guard who led sweeps in a wing-T offense that helped the Aztecs reach the Division I semifinals and featured two 1,000-yard rushers. Devin Head, Corona Centennial6-4265Sr.Colorado-bound guard helped protect a second-string quarterback and create the holes that sprung Brandon Minor for 2,714 yards and 50 touchdowns for the Division V champions.Aleksey Lanis, Crenshaw6-6320Sr.UCLA-bound tackle was the most dominant lineman in the City Section. He anchored the rushing game, which helped the Cougars reach the City Championship semifinals.Chase Moline, Mission Viejo6-1245Sr.Diablos featured one of the state's best offensive and defensive lines, and Moline was the only two-way starter — guard and defensive tackle — on the state's No. 1 team.Tyler Perkins, Mater Dei6-2275Sr. A smash-mouth center in a league in which opponents allowed little margin for error, he was a three-year starter and co-Serra League MVP. KICKERKai Forbath, S.O. Notre Dame6-0175Jr.He made his first 15 field-goal attempts and finished 19 of 21 with a long of 52 yards while also averaging 45 yards per punt.DEFENSELINENick Reed, Mission Viejo6-3250Sr.Oregon-bound defensive end was a relentless pursuer who had eight sacks and recovered two fumbles on one of the state's best defensive units — it gave up only 44 points in the first halves of its 14 victories. Courtney Williams, Dorsey6-2190Sr.Helped spearhead one of the best defenses in the Southland with his athletic play from the end position, where he registered a school-record 27 sacks.Ryan Williams, Mission Viejo6-5240Sr.A bookend to Reed, Ohio State is getting a chiseled defensive end with a great inside step and great speed who had four sacks. He also has the size to knock down passes at the line. LINEBACKERSWilliam Alo, Long Beach Poly6-0225Sr.The team captain and middle linebacker for the Division I champions, he totaled 159 tackles, seven sacks and two fumble recoveries while helping limit opponents to just under 13 points a game.Luthur Brown, Lakewood6-3227Sr.The Moore League defensive player of the year teamed with Adrian McCovey to provide a force in the middle. He finished with 83 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions and three fumble recoveries. Luke Laolagi, Birmingham6-2220Sr.San Diego State-bound team leader helped Patriots win their second City Championship title in three years by displaying athleticism, speed and consistency. Adrian McCovey, Lakewood6-3213Sr.Had a team-high 100 tackles for the Division I semifinalists. He also had four sacks, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal to help the Lancers limit opponents to an average of nine points a game.SECONDARYCary Harris, S.O. Notre Dame 6-1 180 Sr.One of the best two-way players in Southern California, he used his speed and aggressiveness at cornerback to make it difficult for opposing receivers to get open.Will Harris, Charter Oak6-2200Sr.A two-way starter at defensive back and receiver, he was also the team's backup quarterback. The Miramonte League MVP is headed to USC after a season with 108 tackles and six interceptions.Shawn Oatis, Chino6-0205Sr.A big-hitting safety who's headed to UCLA, the Sierra League MVP anchored a defense that didn't give up more than 24 points in a game and held teams below 21 on nine occasions.Kevin Thomas, Rio Mesa6-2170Sr.He helped restore football success at Rio Mesa. The USC-bound cornerback made big hits and big plays all season for the Pacific View League champions.PUNTERBrian Wisniewski, Riverside Notre Dame5-10170Sr.He averaged 49.3 yards on his 34 punts, his longest a 75-yarder with only a five-yard roll. Only six of his 20 punts inside the 20 were returned, and he didn't have a single touchback.

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