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2016 All-State Football Team

First Team Offense

QB Tate Martell, Bishop Gorman (5-11, 190)

The senior passed for 2,362 yards and 41 TDs with just one interception. He rushed for 1,257 yards and 21 TDs, and was named the Southwest League Offensive MVP and Gatorade National Player of the Year. Martell has committed to Ohio State.

QB Kenyon Oblad, Liberty (6-3, 170)

The junior passed for 3,784 yards and 38 TDs in leading the Patriots to a seventh consecutive Sunrise Region title. Oblad made the All-Southeast League first team and was the Southeast League Offensive MVP.

RB Biaggio Ali Walsh, Bishop Gorman (5-10, 180)

The senior rushed for 1,462 yards and 22 TDs despite missing several games with injuries. He averaged 10.6 yards per carry and made the All-Southwest League first team. Ali Walsh has committed to California.

RB Isaiah Morris, Desert Pines (5-8, 160)

The senior rushed for 1,816 yards and 24 TDs. He averaged 9.9 yards per carry for the Class 3A state champs. Morris was the Sunset League and Southern Region MVP.

RB Samuel Turner, Legacy (5-9, 185)

The senior was the Northwest League’s Offensive MVP after rushing for 1,934 yards and 24 TDs. Turner averaged 8.3 yards per carry and made the All-Northwest League first team.

WR Darion Acohido, Liberty (5-9, 180)

The senior caught 75 passes for 1,106 yards and 10 TDs. He also rushed for a touchdown and had four returns for scores. Acohido averaged 20.5 yards per punt return and 31.8 yards on kickoff returns and made the All-Southeast League first team.

WR Ethan Dedeaux, Liberty (5-9, 175)

The senior caught 59 passes for 1,162 yards and 15 TDs. He also rushed for 275 yards and eight TDs and made the All-Southeast League first team. Dedeaux has committed to San Diego State.

WR Dakota Larson, Spring Creek (6-2, 160)

The junior caught 86 passes for 1,736 yards and 22 TDs. Larson made the Class 3A All-Northern Region first team.

WR Kentrell Petite, Chaparral (6-0, 173)

The senior caught 72 passes for 1,218 yards and 15 TDs. Petite was the Class 3A Sunrise League and Southern Region Offensive MVP.

TE Brevin Jordan, Bishop Gorman (6-2, 200)

The junior caught 27 passes for 501 yards and nine TDs. Jordan made the All-Southwest League first team.

OL Adrian Dupuis, Bishop Gorman (6-1, 265)

The senior was named to the All-Southwest League first team at offensive guard. He helped the Gaels average 277.8 rushing yards.

OL Will Brewer, Liberty (6-3, 290)

The senior made the All-Southeast League first team at center. He helped the Patriots average 399.2 yards and earn a spot in the state final.

OL Amir Johnson, Bishop Gorman (6-2, 260)

The senior made the All-Southwest League first team at offensive tackle. Johnson helped the Gaels average 453.8 yards of offense and win an eighth consecutive state title.

OL Stein Otuafi, Reed (6-3, 270)

The senior was the Class 4A High Desert League and Northern Region Lineman of the Year. Otuafi made the All-Northern Region first team at offensive tackle and the second team at defensive tackle.

OL Adonis Williams, Damonte Ranch (6-3, 275)

The senior made the Class 4A All-Northern Region first team at offensive tackle. He was the Sierra League Lineman of the Year.

ATH Frank Harris, Basic (6-3, 210)

The senior caught 60 passes for 978 yards and 12 TDs. He also rushed for two TDs and had three return TDs. Harris had 76 tackles at linebacker and made the All-Southeast League first team as an athlete and was the Southeast League Defensive MVP.

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First Team Defense

DL Haskell Garrett, Bishop Gorman (6-2, 260)

The senior had 54 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 7½ sacks and an interception. Garrett made the All-Southwest League first team and was the Southwest League Defensive MVP. He has committed to Ohio State.

DL Jalen Graves, Desert Pines (6-1, 250)

The senior finished the regular season with 44 tackles and 10 sacks. Graves was the Class 3A Sunset League and Southern Region Defensive MVP. He has committed to Idaho.

DL Crishaun Lappin, Liberty (6-0, 245)

The junior led the Patriots with 70 tackles and 11 sacks. He made the All-Southeast League first team at defensive tackle.

DL Anthony Parker, Damonte Ranch (6-2, 215)

The senior had 94 tackles, 18½ tackles for loss and 10 sacks. Parker made the Class 4A All-Northern Region first team at defensive end.

DL Greg Rogers, Arbor View (6-3, 310)

The senior had 59 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and six sacks. He made the All-Northwest League first team and was the Northwest League Defensive MVP. Rogers has committed to UCLA.

LB Tony Fields, Desert Pines (6-2, 205)

The senior had 73 tackles, three sacks and an interception in the regular season. He made the Class 3A All-Sunset League and All-Southern Region first teams at outside linebacker. Fields has committed to Arizona.

LB Siaosi Finau, Reno (5-11, 245)

The junior had 120 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and four sacks. He was the Class 4A High Desert League and Northern Region Defensive Player of the Year. Finau was selected to the All-Northern League first team.

LB Palei Gaoteote, Bishop Gorman (6-2, 220)

The junior led the Gaels with 68 tackles. He had 11 ½ tackles for loss and two sacks in helping the Gaels run their winning streak to 54 games.

LB Farrell Hester, Bishop Gorman (6-0, 235)

The senior had 66 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and two sacks to help the Gaels claim the Class 4A state title. He made the All-Southwest League first team. Hester has committed to UNLV.

LB Brandon Kaho, Reno (6-3, 220)

The junior had 69 tackles, eight tackles for loss, four sacks and two interceptions. He also rushed for 1,187 yards and 21 TDs. Kaho was the Class 4A High Desert League and Northern Region Player of the Year. He was selected to the All-Northern Region first team at running back, linebacker and punter.

DB Caleb Ariaz, Reed (5-7, 155)

The senior had 105 tackles, three tackles for loss and three interceptions. He made the All-Northern Region first team.

DB Bubba Bolden, Bishop Gorman (6-3, 185)

The senior had 25 tackles, seven interceptions, five tackles for loss and a sack in helping the Gaels to the state title. Bolden made the All-Southwest League first team at safety.

DB Alex Perry, Bishop Gorman (5-10, 165)

The senior had 24 tackles, including two for loss, and was selected to the All-Southwest League first team at cornerback. He has committed to Arizona State.

DB Pekelo Solomon, Silverado (5-11, 200)

The senior had 53 tackles, 15½ sacks and three interceptions. Solomon was selected to the All-Southeast League first team at safety.

K/P Carter Andrade, Arbor View (5-10, 180)

The senior made eight field goals, including a 43-yarder. He averaged 43.6 yards per punt, with a long of 74 yards. Of his 73 kickoffs, 34 were touchbacks. Andrade made the All-Northwest League first team at kicker and punter.

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Second Team Offense

QB Jamaal Evans, Centennial (6-3, 215)

The senior passed for 2,148 yards and 21 TDs and rushed for 608 yards and 15 TDs. He made the All-Northwest League first team. Evans has committed to Utah State.

QB Cade McNamara, Damonte Ranch (6-1, 175)

The sophomore passed for 3,577 yards and 46 TDs with 11 interceptions for the Class 4A Northern Region champs. McNamara was the Sierra League Offensive Player of the Year and made the All-Northern Region first team.

RB Tre Bussey, Reed (5-11, 200)

The senior was the Class 4A Northern Region co-Offensive Player of the Year and High Desert League Offensive Player of the Year. He rushed for 1,635 yards and 27 TDs and averaged 8.9 yards per carry. Bussey was named to the All-Northern Region first team.

RB Abel Carter, Carson (5-10, 195)

The junior was the Class 4A Northern Region co-Offensive Player of the year and Sierra League Player of the Year. He rushed for 1,887 yards and 24 TDs, and averaged 9.7 yards per carry. Carter made the All-Northern Region first team.

RB Cameron Sandoval, Damonte Ranch (5-9, 165)

The senior rushed for 1,440 yards and 16 TDs for the Class 4A Northern Region champs. He also caught 33 passes for 521 yards and six TDs and made the All-Northern Region second team.

WR Robert Ferrel, Reed (5-7, 150)

The senior caught 71 passes for 1,098 yards and 15 TDs. Ferrel was selected to the Class 4A All-Northern Region first team.

WR Dru Jacobs, Damonte Ranch (6-2, 180)

The junior caught 53 passes for 1,107 yards and 12 TDs. Jacobs also had a rushing TD and a kickoff return TD and made the Class 4A All-Northern Region first team.

WR Elijah Kothe, Faith Lutheran (6-4, 185)

The junior caught 55 passes for 1,053 yards and 10 TDs. Kothe was named to the All-Northwest League first team.

WR Jalen Nailor, Bishop Gorman (5-11, 170)

The junior caught 52 passes for 929 yards and 14 TDs. Nailor made the All-Southwest League second team.

TE McCallan Castles, South Tahoe (6-5, 220)

The junior had 65 catches for 1,193 yards and 15 TDs while splitting time between tight end and receiver. He made the All-Northern Region first team at wide receiver.

OL Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu, Liberty (6-6, 365)

The senior was selected to the All-Southeast League first team at offensive guard. He helped the Patriots to a seventh straight Sunrise Region title.

OL Jacob Covert, Damonte Ranch (6-2, 225)

The senior made the Class 4A All-Northern Region first team at offensive guard. He helped the Mustangs average 40.6 points.

OL Dyllan Kounovsky, Las Vegas (6-6, 250)

The senior made the All-Northeast League first team at offensive guard. He helped the Wildcats average 185.5 rushing yards.

OL Poutasi Poutasi, Desert Pines (6-4, 305)

The senior was the Class 3A Sunset League and Southern Region Lineman of the Year. He helped the Jaguars to the Class 3A state title.

OL Ryan Scoggins, Silverado (6-3, 335)

The senior made the All-Southeast League first team at offensive tackle. Scoggins helped the Skyhawks average 196.4 rushing yards.

ATH Savon Scarver, Centennial (6-0, 175)

The senior caught 43 passes for 946 yards and eight TDs. Scaver had two rushing TDs and a return touchdown. He made the All-Northwest League first team at wide receiver.

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Second Team Defense

DL Chase Henderson, Virgin Valley (6-3, 295)

The senior had 69 tackles and eight sacks. Henderson was the Class 3A Sunrise League Lineman of the year. He also made the Southern Region first team at offensive guard.

DL Brock Hershberger, Green Valley (6-3, 230)

The senior had 68 tackles and 10 sacks. Hershberger was selected to the All-Southeast League first team at defensive end.

DL T.J. Mauga, Churchill County (6-4, 250)

The senior had 73 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and eight sacks. Mauga earned a spot on the Class 3A All-Northern Region first team.

DL Junior Pousima, Hug (6-1, 290)

The senior had 28 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and three sacks. Pousima made the Class 4A All-Northern Region first team at defensive tackle and the second team at offensive guard.

DL Eric Schmitz, Reed (6-0, 210)

The junior had 71 tackles, nine tackles for loss and 7½ sacks. He made the Class 4A All-Northern Region at defensive end.

LB Richie Garcia, Damonte Ranch (6-2, 200)

The junior had 157 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and 6½ sacks. Garcia made the Class 4A All-Northern Region first team.

LB Cruz Littlefield, Las Vegas (6-0, 215)

The senior had 109 tackles and three sacks. He made the All-Northeast League first team and was the Northeast League Defensive MVP.

LB Reagan Roberson, Douglas (6-1, 235)

The senior had 46 tackles and seven tackles for loss. He was the High Desert League Defensive Player of the Year and made the Class 4A All-Northern Region first team.

LB Nick Stevenson, Arbor View (6-0, 180)

The senior led the Aggies with 68 tackles. He had six tackles for loss, an interception and a sack. Stevenson made the All-Northwest League first team at inside linebacker.

LB Damahny Whittle, Liberty (6-1, 215)

The senior had 63 tackles and eight sacks. Whittle made the All-Southeast League first team at outside linebacker.

DB Will Barnard, Reno (6-0, 180)

The senior had 30 tackles, seven interceptions and two tackles for loss. Barnard was selected to the Class 4A All-Northern Region first team.

DB Octavion Bell, Liberty (6-0, 170)

The junior had 52 tackles and five interceptions. He was selected to the All-Southeast League first team at cornerback.

DB Eddie Heckard, Desert Pines (5-9, 165)

The senior intercepted five passes in the regular season to go along with 38 tackles. He made the Class 3A All-Sunset League and All-Southern Region first teams at safety.

DB Mike Sims, Arbor View (6-2, 185)

The senior had 25 tackles and two interceptions for the Northwest League champs. He made the All-Northwest League first team.

K/P Johnny Barahona, Carson (5-8, 140)

The senior made 10 of 12 field goals with a long of 46 yards. He made the Class 4A All-Northern Region first team kicker.

Coach of the Year — Aaron Masden, Spring Mountain

Masden guided the Golden Eagles to their first state championship with a 68-46 upset victory over Pahranagat Valley. Spring Mountain had lost to Pahranagat Valley in the title game three times since 2012, but this time the Golden Eagles snapped the Panthers’ 104-game winning streak.

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Honorable Mention

C.J. Araujo, Green Valley

Ty Arnett, Pershing County

Patrick Beckner, Bishop Gorman

Eric Brooks, Spring Mountain

Diamante Burton, Canyon Springs

Matt Cain, South Tahoe

Justice Carmichael, Pershing County

De’Shawn Eagles, Basic

Cameron Emerson, Reed

Ricardo Hill, Bonanza

L.J. Finau, Silverado

Tariq Flowers, Del Sol

Blake Forte, Bishop Gorman

T.K. Fotu, Durango

Devin Gaddy, Chaparral

Shaun Greene, Canyon Springs

Randal Grimes, Desert Pines

Brandon Hargis, Foothill

Cole Harrity, Truckee

Isaiah Herron, Arbor View

Christian Higbee, Pahranagat Valley

Jacob Isaia, Bishop Gorman

Noah Jefferson, Legacy

Jon Jund, Spring Creek

Erik Killgore, Sierra Vista

Dalyn Leavitt, Moapa Valley

Jacob Leavitt, Moapa Valley

Malik Lindsey, Shadow Ridge

Jaeden Loa, Silverado

Aaron McAllister, Basic

R.J. McCarter, Bonanza

Christian Marshall, Faith Lutheran

Adam Martinez, The Meadows

Kevin Mathews, Lincoln County

Tabor Maxwell, Pahranagat Valley

Iyen Medlock, Valley

Keikiokalani Misipeka, Silverado

Michael Monahan, Yerington

Alan Mwata, Liberty

Derek Ng, Bishop Gorman

Greg Oliver, Bishop Gorman

Jayden Perkins, Virgin Valley

Mario Rabanales, Needles

Wulfe Retzlaff, Truckee

Ryan Riggle, Damonte Ranch

Tyree Riley, Cimarron-Memorial

Luis Salazar, Elko

Jacob Searles, Faith Lutheran

Arturo Serrano, Battle Mountain

Clayton Shipley, Faith Lutheran

Terrence Smith, Legacy

Mike Spivack, Reed

Deago Stubbs, Arbor View

Dorian Thompson-Robinson, Bishop Gorman

Brock Uptain, Churchill County

Leo Valdivia, Reed

Santiago Vialpando, Chaparral

Elijah Wade, Arbor View

Derek Wagstaff, Needles

Andrew Wagner, Arbor View

Jordan Walker, Silverado

Von White, Silverado

Sheldon Wilkinson, Spring Creek

Eric Williams, Las Vegas

Dismas Womack, Whittell

Steven Wright, Sunrise Mountain

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