Football: Fisher, Peterson garner all-state honors
December 26, 2012
Douglas senior wide receiver Dusty Fisher was named to the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s first-team All-State squad last week after Fisher’s stellar second season on the Tigers’ varsity.
Fisher posted the all-time best season for a receiver at Douglas, catching 65 passes for 1,167 yards and 15 touchdowns –all school records.
He also broke school records for receiving yards in a game (317 vs. Reno in the season opener) and touchdown catches in a game (five, vs. Reno) and touchdown catches in a career (20).
Fisher, a 6-2, 173-pound speedster, finished as the No. 2 receiver in the school record books in career receptions (101) and receiving yards (1,719) behind Andy McIntosh.
Fisher and Reed’s Devin Gray took up two of the four wide receiver slots awarded on the first team, with the other two being claimed by Basic High School’s Devonte Boyd and Bishop Gorman’s Jamir Tillman.
In total, Northern Nevada placed 11 players on the first-team all-state squad, including Damonte Ranch running back Drew Smith, Manogue tight end Devonte German, Reed offensive lineman Austin Corbett, Galena defensive lineman Eric Anderson, Truckee defensive lineman Zak Pettit, Truckee linebacker Graham Christian, Reed linebacker Drew Bryant, Damonte Ranch linebacker Zach Ewert and Manogue defensive back Shane Talbott.
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Douglas standout running back Conner Peterson, who shattered school marks in career yardage (3,883) and career touchdowns (42), earned second-team all-state honors.
Bishop Gorman quarterback Jarrett Solomon was named the state’s player of the year after completing 68 percent of his passes for 2,849 yards and 37 touchdowns with just five interceptions. He started for Gorman all four seasons and led the Gaels to four state titles, becoming the first Nevada player to ever surpass 10,000 career passing yards. He will attend the University of Arizona next year.