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FOOTBALL: HORNETS SNAG TOP CONFERENCE HONORS

FOOTBALL: HORNETS SNAG TOP CONFERENCE HONORS

The SCFA champion Hornets had an abundance of players selected to the All-Southern Conference team, including a sweep of the MVP awards.

Hornet quarterbacks Ladarius Skelton and Kane Wilson once again teamed up sharing the Offensive Most Valuable Player Award. Skelton has passed for 992 yards with 9 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He led the team in rushing with 1,112 yards on 132 carries for 19 touchdowns. Wilson has thrown for 1,570 yards with 15 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Wilson also ran for 289 yards on 43 carries with 4 touchdowns.

Fullerton's Montre Bonner was selected as the Defensive MVP. A defensive lineman, Bonner terrorized quarterbacks all season leading the conference with 12 sacks (tied 4th in state). He also has 32 tackles and 3 fumble recoveries.

Head Coach Tim Byrnes was named the 2017 SCFA Southern Conference Coach of the Year. This is Coach Byrnes' seventh conference COY honor in his tenth season as the Hornet's head coach.

In all, 20 Hornets were honored, including Coach Byrnes.

The complete lists are below.

2017 All Conference Offensive Award    *Unanimous Decision

Offensive Co MVP: #16 Ladarius Skelton - Fullerton College 6'2 210 FR QB                                                                          

Offensive Co MVP: #6 Kane Wilson - Fullerton College 6'4 230 SO QB                                                                            

Defensive MVP: #91 Montre Bonner - Fullerton College 6'2 250 SO DE                                                                                 

Coach of the Year: Tim Byrnes - Fullerton College                                                                                   

First Team Center 

#72 Babak Ghadaksaz - Saddleback College 6'4 290 SO                  

Second Team Center

#60 Rashad Harris - Fullerton College  6'0 245 SO                  

#61 Josh Pichette - Palomar College 6'3 255     SO                  

First Team Offensive Line                                                                           

*#67 Eric Pulliam - Fullerton College 6'5 310 FR                   

#76 James Stanton - Fullerton College 6'3 315 FR                   

*#72 Francisco Savedera - Grossmont College 6'4 290 SO                  

#55 Max Spruill - Orange Coast College 6'3 300 SO                  

*#70 Tim Anderson - Saddleback College 6'5 270 FR                   

Second Team Offensive Line

#69 Delton Crandell - Fullerton College 6'3 300 SO                  

#72 Kyler Hack - Orange Coast College 6'5 300 FR                   

#67 Korey Mariboho - Saddleback College  6'5 290 SO                  

First Team Tight End

#18 Riely Jones - Grossmont College 6'4 225 FR                   

Second Team Tight End

#86 Noah Hoffman - Fullerton College 6'3 225 FR                   

#88 Rexford Demazeliere - Orange Coast College 6'3 215  SO                  

First Team Wide Receiver

#11 Derrick Deese - Golden West College 6'5  220 SO                  

*#18 James Rulledge - Orange Coast College 6'4 195 SO                  

*#81 Clinton Allen - Saddleback College 6'2 215 FR                   

Second Team Wide Receiver                     

#89 Daurice Simpson - Fullerton College 5'10 190 SO                  

#88 Kedryan Wilson - Fullerton College 6'3 190  FR                   

#13 Mylik Steen - Grossmont College 6'0 165 FR                   

#8 Nate Johnson - Palomar College 6'2 180  SO                  

#1 Marquis Williams - Palomar College  5'11  175  SO                  

First Team Running Back

*#2 Gerald Hulett - Fullerton College  6'0 190 SO                  

*#38 Emari Demercado - Saddleback College 6'0 195 FR                   

Second Team Running Back

#21 Jerome Johnson III - Grossmont College 6'3 240 FR                   

#1 Nico Jackson - Orange Coast College 6'2 215 SO                  

First Team All Purpose

*#1 Justin Manyweather - Fullerton College 5'10 165  SO                  

Second Team All Purpose

#6 Chris Spiering - Saddleback College 6'0 170 SO                  

First Team Quarterback

#16 Joe Pyle - Golden West College 6'2 225 SO                  

Second Team Quarterback

#4 Brad Cagle - Grossmont College 6'0 185  SO                  

#2 Matt Romero - Palomar College 6'2 210 SO                  

#16 Max Gilliam - Saddleback College 6'3 205 SO                  

#8 Cam Humphrey - Saddleback College 6'2 190 FR                   

First Team Placekicker

*#99 Nels Halton Grossmont College 5'10 180 SO                  

Second Team Placekicker

#27 Mateo Thompson - Saddleback College 5'7 155 SO                  

First Team Utility

*#3 Issiah Aguero - Palomar College 5'11 190 SO                  

Second Team Utility

#2 Luqman Barcoo - Grossmont College 6'0 170  SO                  


2017 All Conference Defensive Awards
                                                                            

National Southern League                                   

Defensive Lineman                                                                          

First Team Tackle                                                                             

*#95 JeMycheal Moore - Fullerton College 6'3 280 SO                  

*#91 David Siliuta - Golden West College 6'1 280 SO                  

Second Team Tackle

#90 Oscar Burgueno - Fullerton College 6'2 260 FR                   

#98 Nick Zimmerman - Palomar College 6'1 280 SO                  

#56 Kimani Keith - Saddleback College 6'1 280 SO                  

First Team Ends                                                                               

*#98 Joey Noble - Fullerton College 6'4 250 FR                   

#5 Chris Evagues - Saddleback College  6'1 230 SO                  

Second Team Ends

#8 Tyler Vaimaona - Golden West College 6'1  235 SO                  

#94 Daniel Garcia - Orange Coast College 5'11 230 SO   

60 Mason Mataafa - Orange Coast College 6'5 235 FR

9 Jake Hudson - Saddleback College 6'4 240 SO          

Linebacker                                                                            

First Team Inside                                                                             

*#51 Roy Oto - Fullerton College 6'1 220 SO                  

*#36 Chandler Wachholtz - Palomar College 6'0 220  SO                  

Second Team Inside

#40 Avery Jones - Golden West College 6'0 230 SO                  

#50 Zach Brumbaugh - Saddleback College 5'11 220 FR                   

First Team Outside

*#32 Caleb Johnson - Fullerton College 6'1 215 FR                   

*#24 Ernie Garcia - Grossmont College 6'2 220 SO                  

Second Team Outside                                                                                  

#47 Brandan Safford - Orange Coast College 6'0 225 SO                  

#49 Brad Topfer - Saddleback College 6'2      230     FR                   

Defensive Back

First Team Cornerback

*#27 Daijuane Dorsey - Fullerton College 6'2 180 FR                   

*#2 Jason Thomas - Golden West College 5'10 175 SO 

Second Team Cornerback                                                                           

#7 Nicholas Ebanks - Orange Coast College 5'8 180 SO                  

#2 Darryl Wyrick - Saddleback College 6'2 195 SO                  

#14 Kyle Corder - Saddleback College 6'2 195  SO                  

First Team Safeties

*#6 Maxwell Scott - Palomar College 6'0 180 SO                  

*#23 Donte Hamilton - Saddleback College 6'2 210 SO                  

Second Team Safeties 

#42 Jacob Jones - Fullerton College 5'10 185 FR                   

#32 Josh Nelson - Orange Coast College 5'10 190 SO                  

First Team Punter

*#64 Tyson Dyer - Palomar College 6'2 195 FR                   

Second Team Punter

#92 Harrison Avila - Saddleback College 6'1 175 FR                   

First Team Kick Return Specialist

*#12 DaQu'an Davis - Saddleback College 5'11 175 SO                  

Second Team Kick Return Specialist

#9 Marquel Johnson - Golden West College 5'10 165 FR                   

First Team Punt Return Specialist

*#15 Deaquan Wojciechowski - Orange Coast College 5'10 170 SO                  

Second Team Punt Return Specialist

13 Devin Nilson - Palomar College 5'10 175 FR

Up Next: The #1 Hornets (12-0 overall) will play in the State Championship game at Sacramento City College against College of San Mateo on Saturday, December 9th. Kick off will be at 1:00 pm.

*Photos by Matt Brown

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