A Spectacular Year - The All State Team

Deep. That is the best way to talk about the talent level in Nevada for Football this year. What we had was outstanding play from Southern Nevada Seniors as well as an outstanding Junior class in Northern Nevada. Our All State Football Team includes players from all classifications, as we looked for the best All State team in Nevada. Our Player of the Year - Devonte Christopher of Canyon Springs.

Offense

QB - Devonte Christopher - Canyon Springs - When you look at the fact that Nebraska, Stanford, Utah, Colorado were all looking at him as an Athlete prior to the season, it would take a monster season for people to take him seriously as a QB. Well, he delivered! If not for a concussion in the Del Sol playoff game, he could have led the Pioneers to their first Sunrise Championship. He only threw for 3811 yards and 52 touchdowns. His Vince Young style of play running a spread offense at CS has now having colleges consider him as a prime QB prospect. He limited his interceptions and turnovers that hurt him during his Junior season. A proven leader, he will be able to turn around a program with his arm and legs in short order. He is our State Player of the Year in Nevada.

RB - Telvin McMillan - Silverado - His Senior year he came out of no where. A big bruising back, he ran for over 100 yards 8 times this season. He is a late blooming prospect at 6'1 that can play at the next level. A Torie Coleman like back that can run between the tackles as well as having the ability to hit the corner. He led the South in rushing yards.

RB - Keola Antolin - Gorman - State Champion Gaels were led by the Arizona signee who handled kick off returns, could catch the ball out of the back field and was a threat to go the distance any time.

WR - Juron Criner - Canyon Springs - A big WR at 6'4 he had the speed to seperate from corners and was the main target for Christopher this season. He had 25 touchdowns and 1631 yards. Another Arizona signee, he will have the ability to step onto campus in Tucson and make an impact as a Freshman - he is that good.

WR - Tyler Olivero - Reed - The Raiders threw the ball all over the field in their spread offense and the constant was that Olivero was going to make a play. He had 1100 yards receiving with 12 touchdowns.

TE - Kelton Hall - Demonte Ranch - Solid blocker with great hands. He had a consistant season that graded out well every week.

OL - Otto Hansell - Del Sol - Losing Tim Johnson was not a big deal for the Dragons as they took their three big lineman and rode them into the Sunrise title game in the South. His teammates on the line were very good as well, but Hansell was the leader of a great line.

OL -Alex Blair - Foothill - Great size a prototype tackle at the next level as he is expected to go to a lower level D1 at 6'5 275.

OL - Karington Armstrong - McQueen - only a junior, a very physical player that stepped into the void of an injury and led the Lancers to the State title game.

OL -George Morales - Mojave - A versatile player who really shines as a long snapper, he had a great season opening up holes for a moderate rushing attack for the Rattlers. His snapping skills were so good, Michigan has offered him and he will be in Ann Arbor next year. At 6'2 he has the ability to get extra strength on his frame to be an impact player for a program that always produces great lineman.

OL - Kevin Hart - Fernley - At 6'5 320 he led his 3 A squad on the offensive line. Oregon is among the schools that are chasing this solid lineman.

K - Anthony Matinez - McQueen - Lancers are well known for producing solid kickers into D1 programs with Clint Stitser at Fresno and Graham Siderious at Washington State. Martinez kicking through the elements up on the hill in Reno was outstanding this season.

Defense

DL - Lawrence Guy - Western - Defensive Player of the Year in Nevada. A man among boys each week with a real mean streak. Even with playing both ways - he has an incredible motor to get after the ball. He had 120 tackles for a lineman - unheard of for most programs. He had 16 sacks even after being double teamed most of the year and his pressure allowed the Warriors to be really opportunistic on defense. He will be heading to Arizona State after playing in the Army All American Game last weekend.


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