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2017 All-State Football Team

First Team Offense

QB Cade McNamara, Damonte Ranch (6-1, 196)

The junior passed for 3,470 yards and 44 TDs with eight interceptions. He completed 58.6 percent of his passes, earning Class 4A Northern Region Offensive Player of the Year honors. He has committed to Notre Dame.

QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson, Bishop Gorman (6-3, 195)

The senior completed 68.8 percent of his passes for 3,275 yards and 37 TDs with just three interceptions. He also rushed for 426 yards and seven TDs. He was named the Southwest League’s Offensive co-Most Valuable Player and has committed to UCLA.

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

The senior rushed for 1,902 yards and 18 TDs, earning first-team Class 4A All-Northern Region honors. He was the Sierra League Offensive Player of the Year.

RB Jayden Perkins, Virgin Valley (6-0, 200)

The senior rushed for 1,880 yards and 24 TDs and caught 27 passes for 705 yards and seven scores. He was the named Class 3A Southern Region and Sunrise League Most Valuable Player.

RB Tawee Walker, Mojave (5-8, 190)

The junior rushed for 1,703 yards and 21 TDs to guide the Rattlers to the Class 3A state championship game. He also led Mojave with 63 tackles, and was named the Sunset League Most Valuable Player.

RB Aubrey Washington, Legacy (5-9, 170)

The senior senior rushed for 1,366 yards and 20 TDs on just 126 carries (10.8 ypc). He made the All-Northwest League first team.

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

The senior caught 52 passes for 955 yards and 16 TDs. He made the Class 4A All-Northern Region first team.

WR Dakota Larson, Spring Creek (6-2, 175)

The senior caught 63 passes for 1,085 yards and 13 TDs. He made the Class 3A All-Northern League first team.

WR Jalen Nailor, Bishop Gorman (6-0, 180)

The senior caught 41 passes for 807 yards and 12 TDs. He was a first-team All-Southwest League pick, helping the Gaels to their ninth consecutive state title.

WR Marquez Powell, Liberty (6-4, 185)

The senior made the All-Southeast League first team. He caught 40 passes for 654 yards and seven TDs.

TE Brevin Jordan, Bishop Gorman (6-3, 245)

The senior was the Southwest League’s Offensive co-Most Valuable Player after catching 63 passes for 1,111 yards and 12 TDs. He has committed to Miami.

OL Eric Brown, Green Valley (6-5, 335)

The senior, who has committed to UNLV, was a first-team All-Southeast League pick at tackle. He helped the Gators advance to the Sunrise Region final.

OL Jacob Isaia, Bishop Gorman (6-2, 280)

The senior was a first-team All-Southwest League pick at tackle and helped the Gaels to a ninth state title in a row. He has committed to Michigan State.

OL Ryan Madole, Damonte Ranch (6-2, 185)

The senior was the Sierra League lineman of the year and made the Class 4A All-Northern Region first team at center. He also was a standout linebacker, finishing with 160 tackles, including nine tackles for loss and five sacks.

OL Isaiah Palelei, Sierra Vista (6-0, 310)

The senior was a first-team All-Southwest League pick at guard. He helped the Mountain Lions average 254.9 rushing yards.

OL Beau Taylor, Bishop Gorman (6-4, 270)

The junior made the All-Southwest League first team at guard, and helped lead an offense that scored at least 35 points in every game against a Nevada opponent.

ATH Deago Stubbs, Arbor View (6-1, 180)

The senior rushed for 949 yards and 14 touchdowns, and caught 11 passes for 257 yards and three scores. On defense, he had 39 tackles, an interception and a sack. He was a first-team All-Northwest League selection at wide receiver and safety.

First Team Defense

DL Crishaun Lappin, Liberty (6-1, 265)

The senior was the Southeast League Defensive Most Valuable player and had 48 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and 11½ sacks. He also rushed for 314 yards and seven touchdowns and made the All-Southeast League first team at defensive tackle and second team at fullback.

DL Adam Plant, Bishop Gorman (6-5, 250)

The senior had 52 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. He was a first-team All-Southwest League pick at defensive end. He has committed to Arizona.

DL Eric Schmitz-Moran, Reed (6-1, 220)

The senior had 76 tackles, including 13 tackles for loss and 12 sacks for the Class 4A state runners-up. He was a first-team All-Northern Region pick at defensive end.

DL Charles Tuavao, Reed (6-5, 295)

The senior had 76 tackles, eight tackles for loss and four sacks. He made the Class All-Northern Region first team at defensive tackle.

DL Elijah Wade, Arbor View (6-6, 245)

The senior had 49 tackles, seven tackles for loss and four sacks. A second-team All-Northwest League pick at defensive end, Wade holds more than 20 scholarship offers.

LB Daniel Bellinger, Palo Verde (6-6, 210)

The senior posted 131 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and three sacks in earning first-team All-Northwest League honors at inside linebacker. He also was a standout tight end, catching 22 passes for 371 yards and three TDs. He has committed to San Diego State.

LB Siaosi Finau, Reno (6-0, 245)

The senior was the Class 4A High Desert League and Northern Region Defensive Player of the Year. He was a first-team All-Northern Region pick at linebacker.

LB Amere Foster, Legacy (5-8, 225)

The senior had 142 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, four sacks and two interceptions. He was the Northwest League’s Defensive Most Valuable Player.

LB Palaie Gaoteote, Bishop Gorman (6-2, 235)

The senior had 80 tackles, including 20 tackles for loss and three sacks in leading the Gaels to a ninth consecutive state title. He was the Southwest League’s Defensive Most Valuable Player and has committed to Southern California.

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

The senior was the Class 4A High Desert League and Northern Region Player of the Year for the second straight season. He was a first-team All-Northern Region pick at defensive end. He has committed to Washington.

DB Octavian Bell, Liberty (6-0, 185)

The senior intercepted four passes and recorded 38 tackles for the Class 4A Sunrise Region champs. He made the All-Southeast League first team at cornerback.

DB Isaiah Herron, Arbor View (6-2, 180)

The senior was made the All-Northwest League first team as a cornerback. He had 11 tackles and one interception and has committed to Brigham Young.

DB Jordan Lee, Bishop Gorman (5-11, 185)

The senior picked off seven passes and 36 tackles, including one sack. He made the All-Southwest League first team at safety.

DB George Moreno, Reed (5-11, 180)

The senior had 49 tackles and an interception in helping the Raiders to the Class 4A Northern Region title. He made the All-Northern Region first team.

DB Allan Mwata, Liberty (5-11, 180)

The senior, who has committed to San Diego State, had 38 tackles and five interceptions to help the Patriots to their eighth consecutive Class 4A Sunrise Region title. He was a first-team All-Southeast League pick at safety.

K/P Derek Ng, Bishop Gorman (5-8, 175)

The senior made 7 of 9 field goals with a long of 37 yards. He was 87-for-93 on extra points, and had 69 kickoffs go for touchbacks. He was a first-team All-Southwest League pick.

Second Team Offense

QB Cameron Emerson, Reed (6-1, 190)

The senior was the Sierra League Player of the Year. He passed for 2,026 yards and 23 TDs and rushed for 485 yards and six scores for the Raiders, who advanced to the Class 4A state title game.

QB Kenyon Oblad, Liberty (6-3, 190)

The senior passed for 2,699 yards and 28 touchdowns with six interceptions. He was the Southeast League’s Offensive Most Valuable Player, and has committed to UNLV. He finished his career as the state’s all-time leading passer with 11,829 yards.

RB Taariq Flowers, Del Sol (5-8, 185)

The senior rushed for 1,621 yards and 14 TDs. He was the Class 3A Sunrise League Offensive Most Valuable Player and made the All-Southern Region first team at running back.

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

The senior rushed for 1,080 yards and 30 touchdowns. He was the Class 4A Northern Region Player of the Year for the second straight season, and made the All-Northern Region first team at running back. He has committed to Washington.

RB Aubrey Nellems, Shadow Ridge (6-1, 205)

The senior rushed for 1,222 yards and 12 TDs on 126 carries, averaging 9.7 yards per rush. He was a first-team All-Northwest League selection at running back. Nellems has committed to Southern Utah.

RB Jason Painter, Spring Creek (5-10, 175)

The senior made the Class 3A All-Northern League first team. He rushed for 1,959 yards and 24 TDs.

WR Tai Allison, Damonte Ranch (6-3, 185)

The junior led the Mustangs with 61 receptions for 1,053 yards and had 11 TD catches. He as made the Class 4A All-Northern Region first team.

WR Dalton Kincaid, Faith Lutheran (6-5, 200)

The senior caught 37 passes for 745 yards and eight TDs. He made the All-Northwest League first team.

WR Cedric Tillman, Bishop Gorman (6-3, 210)

The senior had 37 catches for 774 yards and seven TDs. He was a first-team All-Southwest League pick.

WR Cervontes White, Liberty (5-10, 180)

The junior made the All-Southeast League first team. He caught 35 passes for 668 yards and seven TDs in helping the Patriots to the Sunrise Region title.

TE McCallan Castles, South Tahoe (6-5, 228)

The senior caught 37 passes for 834 yards and 12 TDs. He as made the Class 3A All-Northern League first team. Castles has committed to California.

OL Vehekite Afu, Reed (6-2, 220)

The senior was a first-team All-Northern Region pick at tackle. He helped the Raiders to the Northern Region title.

OL Ben Dooley, Churchill County (6-5, 260)

The junior made the Class All-Northern League first team after helping the Greenwave average 217.5 rushing yards.

OL Troy Fautanu, Liberty (6-5, 275)

The junior made the All-Southeast League first team at offensive tackle. He helped the Patriots claim a ninth consecutive Sunrise Region title.

OL John Keeley, Reed (6-3, 270)

The junior made the Class 4A All-Northern Region first team at guard. He helped the Raiders more than 300 yards of offense.

OL Ryan Miller, Bishop Manogue (6-3, 225)

The senior made the Class All-Northern Region first team at tackle. He helped the Miners average 372.6 yards of offense.

ATH DiaMante Burton, Canyon Springs (5-8, 150)

The senior passed for 622 yards and eight TDs, rushed for 768 yards and nine TDs and caught 10 passes for 143 yards and five scores. He was the Northeast League Offensive Most Valuable Player.

Second Team Defense

DL Lorenzo Brown, Desert Pines (6-3, 230)

The senior had 54 tackles and five sacks to help the Jaguars to their second straight Class 3A state title. Brown was the Southern Region Lineman of the Year, and has committed to Montana.

DL Zach Elefante, Arbor View (6-2, 240)

The senior was a first-team All-Northwest League pick at defensive end. Elefante had 56 tackles, eight tackles for loss and six sacks.

DL Kenneth Holbert, Legacy (6-1, 265)

The senior had 44 tackles and was a first-team all-Northwest League pick at defensive tackle.

DL Logan Hutcherson, Reno (6-0, 209)

The senior was the Class 4A High Desert League and Northern Region Lineman of the Year. He was a first-team All-Northern Region pick at defensive tackle and offensive guard.

DL Chandon Pierre, Bishop Manogue (6-4, 240)

The junior had 68 tackles, eight tackles for loss and 14½ sacks. He was a second-team Class 4A All-Northern Region pick at defensive end.

LB Kyle Beaudry, Liberty (6-1, 210)

The junior led the Patriots with 61 tackles and added eight sacks to earn first-team All-Southeast League honors at outside linebacker.

LB Richie Garcia, Damonte Ranch (6-2, 205)

The senior made the Class 4A All-Northern Region first team after recording 111 tackles, including 22 tackles for loss and 11 sacks. He was the Sierra League Defensive Player of the Year.

LB Jahssiah Maiava, Sierra Vista (5-10, 190)

The junior had 48 tackles, including 14 tackles for loss and eight sacks. He made the All-Southwest League first team at outside linebacker.

LB Logan Rollins, Sunrise Mountain (6-0, 225)

The senior had 167 tackles, including 31 tackles for loss. He was the Class 3A Sunset League Defensive Most Valuable Player, and made the All-Southern Region first team.

LB Jeffrey Ulofoshio, Bishop Gorman (6-0, 220)

The senior led the Gaels with 100 tackles, and added 15½ tackles for loss, five sacks and two interceptions. He made the All-Southwest League second team.

DB TyRay Collins, Chaparral (5-8, 150)

The senior was the Class 3A Sunrise League and Southern Region Defensive Most Valuable Player.

DB John Harper, Mojave (6-4, 155)

The senior intercepted six passes, returning three for touchdowns for the Class 3A state runners-up. He also had 37 tackles and made the All-Sunset League first team at cornerback.

DB Josh Hong, Faith Lutheran (6-1, 175)

The senior was a first-team All-Northwest League pick at cornerback. Hong had 49 tackles and an interception.

DB Kyu Kelly, Bishop Gorman (6-1, 155)

The junior intercepted four passes and had 18 tackles. He was a first-team All-Southwest League pick at cornerback.

DB Sean McCormick, Churchill County (5-9, 170)

The junior had 142 tackles, eight interceptions and a sack. He was the Class 3A Northern League Most Valuable Player. McCormick also passed for 1,015 yards and 12 TDs and rushed for 1,294 yards and 17 TDs.

K/P Tanner Kalicki, Carson (6-2, 180)

The senior made three field goals with a long of 52 yards. He was 24-for-24 on extra points, and made the All-Northern Region first team as a kicker.

Coach of the Year

Abraham Gonzalez, Mojave

In his second year as head coach, Gonzalez led the Rattlers on an incredible turnaround. After going 1-8 in 2016, Mojave was 10-3 and advanced to the Class 3A state title game.

Honorable Mention

Anthony Allen, Desert Pines

Johnathan Bailey, Canyon Springs

A.J. Barilla, Green Valley

Jaxon Bozarth, Bishop Gorman

Anias Brewington, Valley

Jaden Brown, Liberty

Zach Burns, Fernley

Jordan Butler, Desert Pines

Germaine Carmena, Canyon Springs

Alec Crosby, McQueen

Marquelle Diggs, Spring Valley

Peyton Dixon, Bishop Manogue

Keegan Feroah, Reno

Austin Fiaseu, Liberty

Tauaimalo Fiso, Virgin Valley

Amorey Foster, Legacy

T.K. Fotu, Durango

Jordan Gallegos, Basic

Peyton Galli, South Tahoe

Taelase Gaoteote, Sierra Vista

Kyle Graham, Arbor View

Shaun Greene, Canyon Springs

Zack Grismanauskas, Basic

Sagan Gronauer, Faith Lutheran

Braxton Harms, Green Valley

Elijah Hicks, Las Vegas

Jyden King, Desert Pines

Jay Kakiva, Green Valley

Richard Lewis, Pahranagat Valley

Jayce Leyva, Pershing County

Gabriel Lopez, Desert Pines

Te’andre Love, Sunrise Mountain

Erik Martinez, Battle Mountain

Isaac McCoy, Reed

Joseph McDermott, Centennial

Harry McDonald, Fernley

Harry McKeon, Faith Lutheran

Donovan Moore, Bishop Gorman

Tye Moore, Desert Pines

Aquantay Morris, Clark

Jamie Parisi, Truckee

Willy Pritchard, Fernley

Aaron Proctor, Fernley

Derek Reese, Moapa Valley

Angelo Reviglio, Bishop Manogue

Syvone Sistrunk, Liberty

Matt Smith, Arbor View

Noah Smith, Lincoln County

Kaejin Smith-Bejgrowicz, Shadow Ridge

Dalwin Spates, Sunrise Mountain

Jeremiah Taiese, Liberty

Cristian Taylor, Arbor View

Chamere Thomas, Palo Verde

John Thomson, Faith Lutheran

Marcus Trotter, Truckee

Isaac Tuia, Bishop Gorman

J.J. Tuinei, Arbor View

Ricky Tuiletufuga, Shadow Ridge

Marcus Turner, Needles

Isaiah Veal, Clark

Trayvon Ward, Sunrise Mountain

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