Football all-league selections for 2013 include three first-team players from Kimball High and another from West.
Senior running back Gaige Allen, the Jaguars’ leading rusher with more than 125 yards per game and nearly 10 yards per carry, was named to the all-Valley Oak League first team. Allen was also the second leading rusher in the VOL, right behind Manteca High’s Alex Laurel, the league MVP.
Also on the all-VOL first team are junior running back Rashaad Cooper, the Jaguars’ second leading rusher with 58 yards per game, and junior defensive back Jacob Taloa, who was recognized for his pass coverage and for a team-leading 8.8 tackles per game.
West’s top pick on the all-Tri-City Athletic League first team is junior fullback Lautaime Alailefaleula. Full-season stats for him were not available. West coach Chris Myers said Alailefaleula was chosen for his blocking ability as much as for moving the ball, though he did run for 150 yards against Stagg High in the Wolf Pack’s final game of 2013 on Nov. 8.
Millennium High coach Jayson Dias said his team’s all-Central California Athletic Alliance picks will be announced at the team’s awards banquet Saturday, Dec. 14.
Kimball (5-5, 4-3 Valley Oak League)
Gaige Allen, senior, first-team running back
Rashaad Cooper, junior, first-team running back
Jacob Taloa, junior, first-team defensive back
Zach Orr, senior, second-team center, second-team defensive line
Calvin Hightower, senior, second-team offensive line, second-team outside linebacker
Damon Jackson, senior, second-team running back
Robert Martinez, senior, second-team offensive line
Dylan Davis, senior, second-team inside linebacker
Jodann Johnson-Brown , second-team defensive back
Jacob Andrews, junior, honorable mention offensive/defensive line
Tyler Lawlis, junior, honorable mention offensive/defensive line
West (1-9, 0-5 Tri-City Athletic League)
Lautaime Alailefaleula, junior, first-team running back
Austin Torma, junior, second-team tight end
Ryan Hererra, junior, second-team defensive line
Bob Lopez, senior, second-team center
Cody Correia, senior, honorable mention offensive line
John Choi, senior, honorable mention running back/defensive back
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