Coleville trio named first-team all-league
Division IV all-West Football
Coach of the Year: Phil Bryant, Whittell
MVP: Christian Lindsay, sr., Virginia City
Offensive Player of the Year: Tyshawn Bonner, sr., Mineral County
Defensive Player of the Year: Colin Buchholtz, jr., Whittell
QB: Ricky Gieser, jr., Coleville
RB: Jake Sharp, sr., Whittell
RB: Eli Spurlock, sr., Excel Christian
TE: Carlos Robledo, sr., Virginia City
WR: Brady Cardenas, sr., Mineral County
WR: Alex Ohanian, sr., Excel Christian
OL: Colt Potter, sr., Virginia City
OL: Quinn Kixmiller, jr., Whittell
OL: Luke Hawkins, sr., Excel Christian
DL: Kai Mangiaralina, so., Whittell
DL: Colt Potter, Virginia City
DL: Josh Disbro, sr., Coleville
LB: Carlos Robledo, Virginia City
LB: Gavin Bailey, sr., Virginia City
LB: Britt Knight, sr., Excel Christian
LB: A.J. Wasson, jr., Pyramid Lake
DB: Bryce Bronken, sr., Whittell
DB: Alex Ohanian, Excel Christian
Kicker: Price Poston, jr., Virginia City
Punter: Joel Gomez, sr., Coleville
Kick Returner: Corey Huber, fr., Whittell
QB: A.J. Wasson, Pyramid Lake
RB: Chase Wetherington, sr., Virginia City
RB: Tristan Reynolds, sr., Mineral County
TE: Bryce Bronken, Whittell
WR: Dismas Womack, so., Whittell
WR: Ireland Franklin, so., Virginia City
OL: Conner Coyne, so., Virginia City
OL: Sean Noyes, sr., Whittell
OL: Spencer Benjaman, jr., Mineral County
Honorable Mention: Gage Sullivan (Coleville)-WR, Dalton Wright (Smith Valley)-RB, Evan Breckenridge (Virginia City)-OL, Noah Denson (Excel Christian)-QB, Corey Huber (Whittell)-RB, John Vandiver (Smith Valley)-OL, Tanner DeBusk (Smith Valley)-QB, Paul Rodriguez III (Mineral County)-OL, Allen Tatsey (Pyramid Lake)-WR, Shandon Stump (Pyramid Lake)-OL, Monte Stanton (Smith Valley)-WR, Price Poston (Virginia City)-RB.
DL: Christopher Johnson, sr., Excel Christian
DL: Sam Strahan, so., Virginia City
DL: Tanner DeBusk, so., Smith Valley
LB: Eric Hubbard, jr., Coleville
LB: Sean Noyes, Whittell
LB: Eli Spurlock, Excel Christian
LB: Tristan Reynolds, Mineral County
DB: Dismas Womack, Whittell
DB: Ireland Franklin, Virginia City
Coleville High School’s Ricky Gieser, Josh Disbro and Joel Gomez were first-team selections on the recently announced Division IV all-Western Division team.
Gieser was honored as first-team quarterback, Disbro as a defensive lineman and Gomez as a punter for Coleville (4-5 overall, 3-3 league).
Even though he only played six games, Gieser gained 1,867 yards in total offense — 958 passing and 909 rushing — plus he ran for 15 touchdowns and threw for 15 more. The junior averaged 151.5 yards per game and 7.3 yards per carry. The Wolves won four of the six games he played in.
Disbro, a senior nose guard, recovered from an ACL injury that sidelined him for the entire 2013 season and anchored Coleville’s run defense this season.
Gomez, a 5-10, 181-pound senior, battled through an ankle injury to average 43.4 yards on 18 punts this season, with a long of 70 yards and four attempts which were downed inside the 20.
“This was kind of a disappointing season; that was a pretty bad ankle injury and he wasn’t able to play at the level he wanted,” Coleville coach Will Sandy said of Gomez, who also played quarterback and running back on offense.
This marked the third straight year Gomez received all-league recognition as a punter. He also received honorable mention recognition as a linebacker (67 tackles and four fumble recoveries).
Junior linebacker Eric Hubbard was also selected as a second-team linebacker. Hubbard, a 5-foot-7, 150-pound junior, led the team with 84 tackles (46 solo, 38 assists).
Ashton Mitchell received honorable mention recognition as a linebacker. Mitchell led the team with 5.5 sacks.
“Ashton was kind of an unsung hero for us,” Sandy said of the senior. “He was one of those guys who does a lot of little things that don’t show up in the stats.”
Junior Gage Sullivan also received honorable mention recognition as a wide receiver. Sullivan led the Wolves in receiving with 27 catches for 648 yards and eight touchdowns.
At the Wolves’ recent awards banquet, Gieser was also honored as the team’s MVP, Gomez as the Outstanding Offensive Player, Hubbard as the Outstanding Defensive Player, Mitchell as Lineman of the Year, Sullivan as Most Improved Player and Disbro as the Jackie Giorgi Sportsmanship Award recipient.