4A HONORS: Palo Verde’s Garcia-Williams gets Northwest Defensive MVP

Jerrol Garcia-Williams would have been valuable enough to Palo Verde’s football team as its leading tackler.

But the senior outside linebacker augmented his team-high 84 tackles with seven sacks and two interceptions this season. Northwest League coaches rewarded Garcia-Williams when they recently voted him the league’s Defensive Most Valuable Player.

“He never came off the field,” Palo Verde coach Darwin Rost said. “He was there every game and started both ways.”

Garcia-Williams caught seven passes for 148 yards and a touchdown and was a standout blocker at tight end for the Panthers (11-1).

But the 6-foot-3-inch, 200-pound team captain turned heads on defense. A move from safety to outside linebacker before the season only made Garcia-Williams more of a playmaker.

“It was just how physical he was. He was consistent every game,” Rost said.

Rost said Garcia-Williams has a scholarship offer from Southern Utah, and UNLV is showing interest. He’ll likely play safety in college.

Northwest Offensive MVP went to Arbor View senior running back Roderick Eason, and Centennial’s Leon Evans was named Coach of the Year.

Bishop Gorman took Southwest Offensive MVP in senior running back Shaquille Powell and Defensive MVP in senior linebacker Zach Hutchins. Coach of the Year went to Bonanza’s Shawn Dupris.

In the Northeast, Canyon Springs junior running back Donnel Pumphrey and Las Vegas senior running back Farrell Victor shared Offensive MVP. Defensive MVP went to Canyon Springs junior linebacker Tobias Carson, and Canyon Springs’ Hunkie Cooper was Coach of the Year.

Del Sol senior running back Chris Marshall was named Southeast Offensive MVP, and Silverado senior defensive end Coty Iwata was Defensive MVP. Coach of the Year went to Liberty’s Rich Muraco.

All-Northwest League
First Team Offense
QB–Austin Turley, Centennial. RB–Demaryae Williams, Cimarron-Memorial; D’Andre Hughes, Legacy. FB–Coby Newton, Centennial. WR–Cody Milford, Centennial; Chris Mays, Faith Lutheran. ATH–Kenneth Counts, Cheyenne. TE–Trajan Pili, Centennial. C–Bryan Querubin, Arbor View. G–Jerod Cody, Centennial; Dominick Adams, Palo Verde. T–Elijah George, Arbor View; Myles Elgaard, Palo Verde. K–James Grigsby, Shadow Ridge. KR–Ryan Beaulieu, Palo Verde.
First Team Defense
DE–Cody, Centennial; Josh Symonette, Palo Verde. DT–Randy Ricks, Legacy; Dillon Chaisson, Palo Verde; Victor Magana, Cheyenne. ILB–Demarlo Lewis, Cimarron-Memorial; Jared Lucero, Palo Verde. OLB–Jordan Godman, Arbor View; Jerrol Garcia-Williams, Palo Verde. CB–Roderick Eason, Arbor View; Jacob Witham, Palo Verde. S–Steve Burns, Arbor View; Lee Griggs, Palo Verde. P–Grigsby, Shadow Ridge.
Second Team Offense
QB–Gerard Martinez, Cimarron-Memorial. RB–Jacobi Owens, Centennial; Myloe Lewis, Cheyenne. FB–Christian Rodriguez, Arbor View. WR–Devin Sims, Mojave; Marcus Hines, Mojave. ATH–Eason, Arbor View. TE–Rasheem Parks, Arbor View. C–Heath Andreasen, Palo Verde. G–James Querubin, Arbor View; Bernard Suaava, Cheyenne. T–Joey Correa, Shadow Ridge; Sevaughn Thomas, Mojave. K–Bryan McIntyre, Arbor View. KR–Bryant Lewis, Mojave.
Second Team Defense
DE–Pili, Centennial; Torrie Garrett, Cheyenne. DT–Steven Davis, Arbor View; Jordan Karst, Centennial; Michael Hughes, Palo Verde. ILB–McKeithan Smith, Arbor View; Chris Johnson, Centennial. OLB–Lamarus Williams, Legacy; Joshua Battie, Cheyenne. CB–Tim Mecham, Centennial; Counts, Cheyenne. S–Isiac Catmull, Centennial; Quashun Haynes, Cheyenne. P–Jonathan Maxwell, Palo Verde.
Offensive Most Valuable Player–Roderick Eason, Arbor View.
Defensive Most Valuable Player–Jerrol Garcia-Williams, Palo Verde.
Coach of the Year–Leon Evans, Centennial.
All-Southwest League
First Team Offense
QB–Jarrett Solomon, Bishop Gorman. RB–Jayveon Taylor, Bonanza; Shaquille Powell, Bishop Gorman. FB–Devin Fortenberry, Desert Oasis. WR–Colton Bennion, Bonanza; Ryan Smith, Bishop Gorman. ATH–Matt Murphy-Smith, Sierra Vista. TE–Vance Gilbert, Clark. C–Haia-Kahelewai Lott, Bishop Gorman. OG–Ron Scoggins, Bishop Gorman; Nick Strehlow, Bishop Gorman. OT–Aleks Vekic, Durango; Ronnie Stanley, Bishop Gorman. K–Austin Rowe, Bonanza.
First Team Defense
DE–Brett Lawson, Durango; Isaiah Nacua, Bishop Gorman. DT–Andrew Ramirez, Desert Oasis; Zach Singer, Bishop Gorman. ILB–Kyle Henry, Desert Oasis; Zach Hutchins, Bishop Gorman. OLB–Christian Carino, Desert Oasis; Marc Philippi, Bishop Gorman. CB–Bennion, Bonanza; Justin Sweet, Bishop Gorman. S–Mike Figueroa, Durango; Nathan Starks, Bishop Gorman. P–Rowe, Bonanza.
Second Team Offense
QB–Brett Doyle, Bonanza. RB–Carlos Soto, Bonanza; Cody Keasling, Pahrump Valley. FB–A.J. McQuaig, Durango. WR–Jordan Ozosky, Bonanza; Jamir Tillman, Bishop Gorman. ATH–Trevon Barnes, Desert Oasis. TE–Jamil Mitchell, Desert Oasis. C–Andrew Jones, Sierra Vista. G–Loni Fanua, Desert Oasis; Jaden Nakata, Bonanza. T–Timothy Sweeney, Bonanza; Tanner Britton, Bishop Gorman. K–Kline Fielden, Bishop Gorman.
Second Team Defense
DE–Drake Leifried, Desert Oasis. DT–Ignacio Mendoza, Durango; Devin Dishari, Spring Valley. ILB–Tyler Lavin, Durango; Sweeney, Bonanza. OLB–McQuaig, Durango; Curtis Montenegro, Bonanza. CB–Deumaine Reeder, Desert Oasis; Jourdain Taylor-Jackson, Spring Valley. S–Mark Fredericks, Desert Oasis; Powell, Bishop Gorman. P–Nick Pena, Durango.
Offensive Most Valuable Player–Shaquille Powell, Bishop Gorman.
Defensive Most Valuable Player–Zach Hutchins, Bishop Gorman.
Coach of the Year–Shawn Dupris, Bonanza.
All-Northeast League
First Team Offense
QB–Hasaan Henderson, Las Vegas. RB–Donnel Pumphrey, Canyon Springs; Farrell Victor, Las Vegas. FB–Eric Wilkes, Desert Pines. WR–Vince Castro, Las Vegas; Bryson Mitchell, Rancho. ATH–Castro, Las Vegas. TE–Tui Poutasi, Desert Pines. C–Tony Verdugo, Las Vegas. G–Fabian Lechuga, Las Vegas; Lawson Talalota, Desert Pines. T–Cedrick Poutasi, Desert Pines; Max Magana, Las Vegas. K–Jay Mattox, Las Vegas. KR–Victor, Las Vegas.
First Team Defense
DE–James Jones, Canyon Springs; Kaveo Walker, Las Vegas. DT–Dallas Foe-Seui, Valley; Lahmad Evans, Las Vegas; Allen Vaiao, Desert Pines. ILB–Tobias Carson, Canyon Springs; D’Anthony Wade, Las Vegas. OLB–Kentabius Traylor, Canyon Springs; Wilkes, Desert Pines. CB–Diamante Luna, Canyon Springs; Davion Toney, Desert Pines. S–Leon Hayes, Desert Pines; Toure’ Williams, Chaparral. P–Mike Melanson, Las Vegas.
Second Team Offense
QB–Will Gosse-Gardet, Rancho. RB–Hayes, Desert Pines; Justin Brown, Eldorado. FB–Rayshawn Henderson, Canyon Springs. WR–LaDarrell Mongkholtham, Canyon Springs; Charles Manning, Sunrise Mountain. ATH–Pumphrey, Canyon Springs. TE–O’Darius Mitchell, Eldorado. C–Vaiao, Desert Pines. G–Quran Henry, Canyon Springs; Xavier Young-Braams, Chaparral. T–Adam Tuala, Canyon Springs; Sylvester Edwards, Eldorado. K–Gerardo Ramirez, Sunrise Mountain. KR–Hayes, Desert Pines.
Second Team Defense
DE–Michael Cisneros, Canyon Springs; Michael Williams, Eldorado. DT–Henderson, Canyon Springs; Nick Vergara, Canyon Springs. ILB–Cornelius Brown, Las Vegas; Ty Nihipali, Eldorado. OLB–Rodrick Jackson, Las Vegas; Casey Holmes, Rancho. CB–Stephone Revels, Canyon Springs; Tyree Mays, Sunrise Mountain. S–A.J. Cooper, Canyon Springs; Darion Ashley, Eldorado. P–Alejandro Bravo, Sunrise Mountain.
Offensive Most Valuable Players–Donnell Pumphrey, Canyon Springs; Farrell Victor, Las Vegas.
Defensive Most Valuable Player–Tobias Carson, Canyon Springs.
Coach of the Year–Hunkie Cooper, Canyon Springs.
All-Southeast League
First Team Offense
QB–Drew Doxtator, Foothill. RB–Chris Marshall, Del Sol; Niko Kapeli, Liberty. FB–Jordan Kapeli, Liberty. WR–Devonte Boyd, Basic; Kyle Keplinger, Foothill. ATH–Antraye Johnson, Basic. TE–Tanner Cranor, Del Sol. C–Cole Morgavi, Liberty. G–Colton Coss, Coronado; P.J. Taeao, Liberty. T–Mike Mash, Silverado; J’Ondray Sanders, Basic. K–Dylan Lindemann, Del Sol. KR–Keplinger, Foothill.
First Team Defense
DE–Coty Iwata, Silverado; Kimo Seau, Liberty. DT–Ben Littlefield, Del Sol; J. Kapeli, Liberty; Skye Hesia, Liberty. ILB–Jeremiah Naea, Liberty; Elijah Spann, Green Valley. OLB–Cade Campbell, Silverado; Jared Tuilagi, Liberty. CB–Boyd, Basic; Tyren Boykin, Foothill. S–Jeremy Lagasca, Liberty; Sean Ferraro, Green Valley. P–Vincent Franzeo, Foothill.
Second Team Offense
QB–Eddie Vega, Basic. RB–Aaron Love, Green Valley; Izaiah Thurmon, Silverado. FB–Lindemann, Del Sol. WR–Darien Spencer, Basic; Raheem Jones, Del Sol. ATH–Boykin, Foothill. TE–Brendan Larsen, Coronado. C–Ron Pretasky, Basic. G–Darion Jester, Foothill; Aaron Hudman, Liberty. T–Perry Williams, Basic; Tyrell Crosby, Green Valley. K–Austin Fitzgerald, Liberty. KR–Johnson, Basic.
Second Team Defense
DE–Scott Stigger, Foothill; Tyler Topham, Green Valley. DT–Pretasky, Basic; Colton Wilden, Coronado. ILB–Williams, Basic; Jason Warren, Coronado. OLB–Carl Yonter, Coronado; David George, Green Valley. CB–James Henderson, Foothill; Chris Johnson, Coronado. S–Tyler Morris, Foothill; Damon Goldhammer, Coronado. P–Dakota Brunger, Coronado.
Offensive Most Valuable Player–Chris Marshall, Del Sol.
Defensive Most Valuable Player–Coty Iwata, Silverado.
Coach of the Year–Rich Muraco, Liberty.