2008 GSP All-Northern California FB Team

Here is a look at the top players in NorCal as Golden State Preps.com presents the All-Northern California Football Team for 2008...

For the second straight year, GoldenStatePreps.com has decided to do two separate teams for each part of the state, an all-Northern California team and an all-Southern California team (which only includes seniors). We'll also have a Super All-State Underclass team.

Here is a look at the All-Northern California Football Team for 2008:

Headling the All-NorCal team is our Player of the Year. And the Northern California Player of the Year was again, a pretty simple choice: San Jose Bellarmine Prep's Usua Amanam, who led the Bells to the CIF-CCS Open Division Title.

Amanam ran for 1,828 yards and 29 touchdowns, and scored eight other times, either by return or receiving.  He also picked off four passes, and was named the West Catholic Athletic League Player of the Year for the second straight season.

Our Offensive Player of the Year is Joe Southwick, from Danville San Ramon Valley. The Boise State commit threw for 3,782 yards and 36 touchdowns and ran for eight more touchdowns.

The NorCal Defensive Player of the Year is Steven Fanua from Milpitas.  The future Cal Bear had another dominant year at linebacker, with 124 tackles, his second straight triple-digit tackle season.

2008 Player of the Year

Usua Amanam, RB/CB, San Jose Bellarmine Prep 



QB- Joe Southwick, Danville San Ramon Valley (NorCal Offensive Player of the Year)
RB- Dasarte Yarnway, San Francisco Sacred Heart Cathedral
RB- Cameron Marshall, San Jose Valley Christian
WR- Diante Jackson, Walnut Creek Las Lomas
WR- Roman Runner, Oakley Freedom
TE- Zach Ertz, Danville Monte Vista
OL- Kevin Danser, San Jose Bellarmine Prep
OL- Jacob Gowan, Santa Rosa Cardinal Newman
OL- Charles Leno, San Leandro
OL- Jordan Dombrowsky, Los Gatos
OL- Alesana Laban, Sacramento Grant
AP- Omari Carr, San Jose Oak Grove


DL- Kevin Greene, San Francisco Sacred Heart Cathedral
DL- Travis Johnson, Sunnyvale The King's Academy
DL- Justin Clayton, Napa Justin-Siena
DL- Gerard Everette, San Jose Oak Grove
LB- Steven Fanua, Milpitas (NorCal Defensive Player of the Year)
LB- Jeff Badger, Santa Rosa Cardinal Newman
LB- Michael Clay, San Jose Bellarmine Prep
DB- Devin Brown, Piedmont
DB- Noah Perio, Concord De La Salle
DB- Bernard Bolden, Merced
DB- Avery Patterson, Pittsburg
AP- Jonathan Brown, Encinal


P/K- Oscar Pineda, Hamilton City



QB- Cody Vaz, Stockton St. Mary's
RB- Leroy Green, San Ramon California
RB- Zach Graves, Rocklin Whitney
WR- Tristan Baer, Orangvale Casa Roble
WR- Brett Thompson, El Dorado Hills Oak Ridge
WR- Darvin McCauley, Sacramento Grant
OL- Giovani Sani, Modesto Central Catholic
OL- Jeff Ferrier, San Ramon California
OL- Jim Kunkel, Shasta Lake Centra Valley
OL- Nick LaHaye, Concord De La Salle
OL- Chris Tozer, San Jose Valley Christian
AP- James Orth, Modesto Central Catholic


DL- Sean Nill, Elk Grove Laguna Creek
DL- Sekope Kafusi, Woodside
DL- William McGill, Modesto
LB- Jordan Wallace, Sacramento Grant
LB- Jacob Shoemaker, Orangevale Casa Roble
LB- Garrison Goodman, Danville San Ramon Valley 
LB- Sam Foster, Esparto
DB- Jabari Carr, San Jose Oak Grove
DB- Tyler Wilcox, Rio Vista
DB- Marvin Lamb, Sacramento Grant
DB- Nick Cole, Concord Clayton Valley
AP- Trevor Peterson, El Dorado Hills


P/K- Kyle Tobler, Winters


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