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VALLEY/VENTURA COUNTY SPORTS | THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
1997 / ALL-VALLEY FOOTBALL TEAM

Offensive Team

January 07, 1998

Kenny Pritchett / Crescenta Valley

5-10, 173, Senior

Running back

Rushed for 4,658 yards and 51 touchdowns in three seasons, including 1,816 and 22 TDs in '97 to lead team to first league title since 1976.

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Emmanuel Evans / Birmingham

6-3, 235, Senior

Running back

Region's biggest tailback rushed for 2,205 yards, including three games where he broke the 300-yard barrier. Set school rushing marks for single game, season and career.

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Manuel White / Valencia

6-2, 200, Sophomore

Running back

Foothill League Co-MVP rushed for 2,189 yards and 20 touchdowns in 279 carries and led the Vikings to their first playoff appearance.

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Tim Feirfeil / L.A. Baptist

5-10, 170, Senior

Receiver

Set a Southern Section record with 1,748 receiving yards. Caught 77 passes for a 22.7 yard average per catch. Also had 18 touchdown receptions and finished with 2,622 career receiving yards.

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Jerry Owens / Hart

6-3, 175, Junior

Receiver

Caught 63 passes for 1,423 yards and 18 touchdowns for the Southern Section Division III semifinalists. Set a school record with 275 receiving yards against Loyola.

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David Neill / Hart

6-4, 200, Senior

Quarterback

Foothill League Co-MVP carried on the tradition of solid Hart quarterbacks by passing for 3,053 yards and 26 touchdowns. Threw a touchdown pass in every game and had four touchdown passes twice.

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Ray Solis / Sylmar

6-4, 260 pounds, Senior

Lineman

This two-way lineman helped pave the way for an offense that averaged 342 yards and finished third among 17 area City teams. As defensive end, recorded seven sacks in three playoff games.

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Jonathan Hicks / North Hollywood

6-2, 255 pounds, Senior

Lineman

Two-way starter is a three-time All-Valley Pac-8 Conference selection who led Huskies in tackles and blocked four field goals. He was the centerpiece for a defense ranked No. 5 among 17 area City schools.

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Nick Carrillo / Palmdale

6-0, 250, Senior

Lineman

First-team All-Golden League selection on both sides of line, anchored league's most potent offense and stingiest defense.

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Brandon Woods / Notre Dame

6-1, 250, Senior

Lineman

From his right tackle position, Woods paved the way for Knight tailback Justin Fargas and an offense that averaged 380 yards per game.

Defensive Team

Kevin Bentley / Montclair Prep

6-2, 215, Senior

Linebacker

Among region's best tacklers and most intense players, Bentley was a standout despite double-teams and plays being run away from him. He also started at fullback.

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Tyler Brennan / Taft

6-2, 190, Senior

Linebacker

Emotional leader of the Toreadors, started three seasons at inside linebacker and forced several key turnovers the past two seasons.

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Demond Daniels / El Camino Real

6-2, 195, Senior

Linebacker

Blossomed when switched from cornerback this season; caused key turnover that led to 3-A championship for Conquistadores. Also caught 40 passes and scored 12 touchdowns.

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Scott Hunt / Hart

6-3, 200, Junior

Linebacker

Led Hart defense with 108 tackles. All-Foothill League selection also had five fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

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Jesse Busta / Crescenta Valley

6-2, 235, Senior

Linebacker

The Pacific League's co-defensive player of the year, intercepted three passes and was tackling machine for league's best defense.

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Justin Mobley / Antelope Valley

6-2, 190, Senior

Back

Two-way standout led team to fifth consecutive section semifinal. Intercepted two passes, threw for 12 touchdowns and ran for 13 touchdowns.

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Shaun Avalos / Sylmar

6-1, 185, Senior

Back

Versatile player led the region with 12 interceptions and 222 return yards and was region's second-leading City receiver with 47 catches and seven touchdowns. Converted 45 of 51 point-after conversions.

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Josh Foster / Paraclete

6-7, 240 pounds, Senior

Lineman

Towering over opponents from his defensive tackle position, Foster was the anchor for a defense that allowed an average of 169 yards per game. He also started at tight end.

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John Harrison / Hart

5-11, 220, Senior

Lineman

Had 92 tackles, including 16 sacks, for the Indians and also had 18 rushing touchdowns as a short-yardage running back. Shined in a playoff game against Palmdale when he had 10 tackles and two sacks.

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Derek Brown / Highland

5-11, 166, Senior

Kicker

Made eight of 16 field-goal attempts. Of eight misses, six were from beyond 50 yards, including a 68-yard attempt. Another was blocked.

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