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

Offensive Team

January 07, 1998

Nick Czernek / Newbury Park

6-1, 175, Junior

Quarterback

Czernek filled his brother's shoes well, passing for 3,358 yards and 24 touchdowns.

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Desmond Davis / Oxnard

5-10, 175, Senior

Running back

A repeat selection, the elusive Davis rushed for 1,640 yards and 17 touchdowns.

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Aaron Kleefisch / Buena

6-0, 180, Senior

Running back

The primary weapon for the Channel League champs, Kleefisch rushed for 1,107 yards, 16 touchdowns.

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Jake Farrel / Newbury Park

6-5, 200, Senior

Wide receiver

Big-time threat led county with 75 receptions for 1,202 yards, nine touchdowns.

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Mike Seidman / Westlake

6-5, 225, Junior

Tight end

Huge target with soft hands, led county tight ends with 51 catches for 728 yards.

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Brian Smith / Thousand Oaks

6-3, 260, Senior

Lineman

Exceptionally strong two-year starter spearheaded a running game that averaged 4.8 yards per carry.

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Bo Espinosa / Rio Mesa

6-0, 200, Senior

Lineman

Quick three-year starter opened holes for wing-T attack that rushed for 2,303 yards.

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Chris Soury / Newbury Park

5-11, 235, Senior

Lineman

Expert pass blocker used three years experience to gain leverage on taller foes.

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Jason Arredondo / Royal

6-4, 290, Senior

Lineman

County's most dominant offensive lineman is getting looks from Division I schools.

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Andrew Jones / St. Bonaventure

6-5, 256 pounds, Senior

Lineman

Ventura County small schools lineman of the year helped ground game to 26 touchdowns and 5.7 yards per carry.

DEFENSIVE TEAM

Travis Campbell / Westlake

6-1, 180, Junior

Back

Cornerback led county with eight interceptions; also had 57 catches as a receiver.

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Bryant Phipps / Royal

6-1, 190, Senior

Back

Superior athlete covered, tackled well and also had time to rush for 1,151 yards.

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Albert de la Rocha / Buena

6-0, 180, Senior

Back

All-around two-way threat for Bulldogs, led Channel League with six interceptions.

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Joe Martinez / Ventura

6-3, 235, Senior

Linebacker

Repeat selection weathered Cougars' poor season and continued to bring down ballcarriers.

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Shane Brogdon / Moorpark

5-11, 190 pounds, Senior

Linebacker

Ferocious tackler was also Ventura County small schools selection at fullback. Ran for 506 yards and team-high 11 touchdowns.

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Ben Baumer / St. Banaventure

6-0, 185 pounds, Senior

Linebacker

Relentless sideline-to-sideline playmaker was selected defensive player of the year in the Tri-Valley League.

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Jaredd Galloway / Oxnard

6-1, 225, Senior

Lineman

Two-way starter helped Oxnard control line of scrimmage on both sides of ball.

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Brian Montesanto / Royal

6-5, 235, Junior

Lineman

Sack specialist improved steadily and drew double-team blocks by season's end.

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Karl Holley / Westlake

6-3, 220, Senior

Lineman

Quick enough off the snap that double-teams couldn't stop a school-record 17 sacks.

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Mark Weaver / Moorpark

6-0, 195 pounds, Senior

Kicker

All-around athlete kicked four field goals, had four interceptions, caught four touchdown passes and scored 71 points.

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