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2012 People’s Choice All-Valley Team


MVP: Preston Hodges, QB, Indepedence
Offensive Player of the Year: Christian Rossi, QB, Clovis North
Defensive Player of the Year: Adrian Salas, LB, Clovis



QB: Marcus McMaryioin, Dinuba — Emperor faithful had big plans for the junior signal caller, but he surpassed all expectations with impeccable efficiency, by completing 60.8 percent of his passes for 3,477 yards and 43 touchdowns to three interceptions. He also rushed for three touchdowns on the year.

RB: Carson Guzman, Clovis North — prior to the season, outsiders wondered if the Bronco rushing attack would be as potent in 2012, but Guzman silenced those doubts with 1,804 yards and 23 touchdowns on the ground.

RB: Bolu Olurunfunmi, Clovis North — sophomore running back added the power to the Bronco ground game and rushed for 1,075 yards and 18 touchdowns on the season.

FB: Jonathan Zamudio, Immanuel — served as the lead blocker for a dynamic rushing attack that was a key component of the Eagles’ six-game improvement in 2012 over the previous year.

WR: Kade Hess, Clovis West — made the most of his five games of action, after sitting out for transfer rules, caught 13 passes for 261 yards and four touchdowns, plus he cashed in on a pair of two-point conversions.

WR: Michiah Quick, Central — one of the most devastating all-around players in the Valley, scored touchdowns in all facets of the game—offense, defense and special teams. He is currently ranked the top wide receiver prospect in the country for the Class of 2014 by

WR: Marcus Rose, Clovis North — dependable senior wideout hauled in 33 passes for 747 yards and seven touchdowns, for an average of 22.6 yards per catch. His numbers would have been even more impressive were it not for an early-season injury that kept him out for four games.

TE: Adam Aleman, Immanuel — senior tight end proved to be invaluable to the Eagle offense, which scored 220 more points in 2012 than the year before.

OL: Arnold Gutierrez, Dinuba — the 6-foot-1, 235-pound left guard was a key for the Emperors in both the run game and in pass protection.

OL: David Mata, Dinuba — junior right guarded provided the protection to help the Emperors advance to the Division III Valley Championship game.

OL: Jarred Dorton, North — the enormous 6-foot-7, 320-pound junior imposed his will on the Stars’ offensive line, frustrating many opposing coaching staffs frustrated in the process.

OL: Eric Rosedale, Immanuel — the 6-foot-3, 230 pound senior provided leadership and a physical presence to a much-improved Eagle offense, particularly in the run game.

OL: Isaiah Duran, Clovis North — junior stalwart finished his third season starting both ways on the Bronco offensive and defensive lines, plus added his second Valley Championship of his career—this time in Division I.


DL: John Fernburg, Immanuel — the 6-foot-3, 225-pound junior nose guard anchored the Eagles’ defensive line and will be one of the top small-town defensive players going into the 2013 season.

DL: Harrison Nicholas, Sierra Pacific — senior lineman provided some stability on defense for a young program looking to make a name for itself.

DL: Jacob Daniel, Clovis North — the 6-foot-4, 300-pound sophomore was a monster on the defensive front and nearly impossible to move. Will be one of the top recruits in the Valley by his senior year.

DL: Ethan Hoff, Immanuel — the 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior was an anchor for the Eagles’ defensive line and provided leadership for the defensive unit as a whole.

LB: Hayden Haupt, Clovis North — one of the more physical defensive players in the section led the Division I Valley Champion Bronco defense in sacks with 16.

LB: Zach Gomez, Mission Oak — although other teammates may have got more headlines, Gomez’s contributions on defensive helped led the Hawks to the best season in the young school’s history.

LB: Tramell Johnson, Central – the most impressive player on a defense featuring future Division I college football players, recorded 100 tackles, 12 of which were for a loss and forced six fumbles, plus picked up the nickname “The Sandman” for his propensity to knock opponents out.

LB: Connor Carlovsky, Garces — an underrated linebacker in the South Valley that helped lead Garces to a 13-1 overall record and Division II Valley Championship.

DB: Ronnie Manning, Edison — the senior defensive back made an immediate impact upon arrival at Edison his senior year, as recorded 75 tackles, 45 of which were solo stops, a sack, five pass breakups, five forced fumbles, a pair of fumble recoveries and a mind-numbing special teams hit that inspired a Tiger comeback against Carson.

DB: LJ Moore, Central — quarterbacks didn’t look his way, as one of the best cover corners in the Valley. Held multiple scholarship offers from colleges across the country, but decided next year he will join teammate Hatari Byrd as an Oklahoma Sooner.

DB: Johnny Johnson, Central – senior cornerback had to sit out the first two games of the season for transfer rules, but still picked off eight passes and returned two for touchdowns. He will play his college football for UCLA.

DB: Hatari Byrd, Central — one of the most impressive specimens at the safety position in the Valley, signed a letter of intent to play college ball for Bob Stoops at Oklahoma.


K/P: Reed Robertson, Garces — with the Rams’ high-powered offense, the senior kicker saw a lot of action, setting school records with 10 extra points kicked in a single game and 161 for a career, also holds the school record for career total kicking points with 185.

KR/PR: Brennen Martinez, San Joaquin Memorial — junior returnman averaged 21.8 yards per kickoff return, plus made contributions on offense and defense, including three interceptions for 70 yards as a defensive back.


QB: Cruise Adams, Garces
RB: Sam Isaak, Immanuel
RB: Richard Doctor, Lemoore
FB: Weston Hatcher, Clovis North
WR: Trent Myers, Sierra Pacific
WR: Jake Sweaney, Garces
WR: Aaron Taylor, Dinuba
TE: David Wells, Clovis North
OL: Maleek Brown, Tulare Western
OL: Keoni Taylor, Garces
OL: Sharif Williams, Central
OL: Brandon Wright, Edison
OL: Ivan Espiritu, Reedley
DL: Yasmon Haynes, Edison
DL: Tashown Smallwood, Central
DL: Josh Lovingood, Clovis North
DL: Bryan McCullar, Garces
LB: Cody Sanders, Liberty-Madera Ranchos
LB: Tyrone Muhammad, Edison
LB: Jonathan Gonzalez, Sierra Pacific
LB: Vance Sams, Edison
DB: Leo Piceno, Sierra Pacific
DB: Deondre Howard, Edison
DB: CJ Broussard, Clovis
DB: Devon Brewer, Central
K/P: Jeremy Daniel, Immanuel
KR/PR: Andrew Daughtery, Centennial

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