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Douglas trio named all-league

Douglas receiver Cody Ball (22) jets around the corner in the Tigers' 21-19 homecoming win over the Bishop Manogue Miners Friday night at Keith Roman Field.
Brad Coman |

ALL-SIERRA LEAGUE

Player of the Year: Asa Carter, Carson

Offensive Player of the Year: Elijah Spico, Damonte Ranch

Lineman of the Year: Nathan Edwards, Galena

Defensive Player of the Year: Ikela Lewis, Carson

Coach of the Year: Steve Struzyk, Galena

First-team offense

Quarterback: Bryce James, sr., Douglas

Running back: Asa Carter, sr., Carson

Running back: Abel Carter, so., Carson

Running back: Jake Berger, Galena

Wide receiver: Cody Ball, sr., Douglas

Wide receiver: Elijah Sapico, sr., Damonte Ranch

Wide receiver: Connor Pradere, sr., Carson

Tight end: Mitchell Reid, sr., Galena

Tackle: Nathan Edwards, sr., Galena

Tackle: Eddie Duarte, sr., Carson

Guard: Kevin Rusler, sr., Carson

Guard: Lesili Pousima, jr., Galena

Center: Brandon Shales, sr., Damonte Ranch

Kicker: Johnny Barahona, jr., Carson

Punter: Dax Vand der Wal, jr., Damonte Ranch

First-team defense

End: Nathan Edwards, sr., Galena

End: Jacob Drahos, sr., Carson

Tackle: Lesili Pousima, jr., Galena

Tackle: Cristofer Gutierrez, sr., Damonte Ranch

Tackle: Mike Lynch, sr., Bishop Manogue

Linebacker: Ikela Lewis, sr., Carson

Linebacker: Jacob Saffle, sr., Damonte Ranch

Linebacker: Peyton Sakelaris, jr., Galena

Linebacker: Reagan Roberson, jr., Douglas

Back: Jordan Gipson, sr., Damonte Ranch

Back: Asa Carter, sr., Carson

Back: Cody Ball, sr., Douglas

Back: Travis Bohall, sr., Galena

Return specialist: Sam Banghart, sr. Damonte Ranch

Second-team offense

Quarterback: Derek Kline, so., Galena

Running back: Sam Banghart, sr., Damonte Ranch

Running back: Cameron Sandoval, jr., Damonte Ranch

Running back: Greg Wallace, jr., Carson

Wide receiver: Tomas Leitenbauer, sr., Douglas

Wide receiver: Robby Garlock, jr., Damonte Ranch

Wide receiver: Mateo Lemus, jr., Galena

Tight end: Corey Jasper, sr., Carson

Tackle: Jonah Hyde, jr., Damonte Ranch

Tackle: Bryceton Schilling, jr., Carson

Guard: Jacib Covert, jr., Damonte Ranch

Guard: Logan Menzel, sr., Carson

Center: Jacob Folkers, jr., Galena

Kicker: Ben Sluchak, jr., Galena

Punter: Mateo Lemus, jr., Galena

Second-team defense

End: Anthony Parker, jr., Damonte Ranch

End: Hunter Cote, sr., Galena

Tackle: Sheldon Miller, jr., Carson

Tackle: Connor Sievers, sr., Carson

Tackle: Connor Bologna, sr., Galena

Linebacker: Robby Garlock, jr., Galena

Linebacker: Justin Tschetter, jr., Carson

Linebacker: Jace Keema, jr., Carson

Linebacker: Tanner Smith, jr., Galena

Back: Cameron Sandoval, jr., Damonte Ranch

Back: Spencer Rogers, jr., Carson

Back: Caulin Bartley, sr., Carson

Back: Quintin Mills, sr., Galena

Return specialist: Cameron Sandoval, jr., Damonte Ranch

Honorable mention

Quarterback: Cade McNamara, fr., Damonte Ranch

Running back: Sam Melhus, sr., Douglas

Running back: Quintin Mills, sr., Galena

Running back: Vic Castro, sr., Carson

Wide receiver: Alec Van Key, sr., Galena

Tight end: Taran Grove, jr., Douglas

Tight end: Ian Schulz, sr., Carson

Tackle: Adonis Williams, jr., Damonte Ranch

Tackle: Nikko Hamlin, jr., Bishop Manogue

Guard: Danny Rich, jr., Douglas

Guard: Cody Tacket-Lewis, jr., Douglas

Guard: Matt Weiland, sr., Galena

Center: Tahoma Smokey, jr., Douglas

Center: Mike Miller, sr., Bishop Manogue

Center: Chase McAninich, sr., Bishop Manogue

Punter: Brandon Gagnon, jr., Carson

End: Josh Jensen, sr., Douglas

End: Chase Ortiz, sr., Bishop Manogue

Linebacker: Pearson Lawrence, sr., Damonte Ranch

Linebacker: Abel Carter, so., Carson

Linebacker: Johnny Cavilla, jr., Bishop Manogue

Back: Trevor Tierney, sr., Douglas

Back: Bryan Madison, jr., Galena

Back: Dru Jacobs, so., Damonte Ranch

Back: Haydn Brown, jr., Douglas

Back:Tyler Assiff, sr., Galena

Return specialist: Moises Aparicio, jr., Bishop Manogue

Northern Division I football

Player of the Year: Matt Denn, Reed

Offensive Player of the Year: Asa Carter, Carson

Lineman of the Year: Parker Houston, Reed

Defensive Player of Year: Nick Gregg, Reed

All-Region

Offense

Quarterback: Matt Denn, sr., Reed

Running back: Asa Carter, sr., Carson

Running back: Jorden Carter, Reed

Running back: Jake Berger, Galena

Wide receiver: Robert Ferrel, jr., Reed

Wide receiver: Brandon Aiyuk, sr., McQueen

Wide receiver: Elijah Sapico, sr., Damonte Ranch

Tight end: Parker Houston, sr., Reed

Tackle: Carlos Barraza, sr., Reno

Tackle: Nathan Edwards, sr., Galena

Guard: Kevin Rusler, sr., Carson

Guard: Zak Mahannah, sr., Reno

Center: Ian Neeley, sr., Reed

Kicker: Danny Jimenez, sr., Reno

Punter: Jake Ward, sr., Spanish Springs

First-team defense

End: Parker Houston, sr., Reed

End: Nathan Edwards, sr., Galena

Tackle: Nick Gregg, sr., Reed

Tackle: Paula Finau, sr., Reno

Tackle: Lesili Pousima, jr., Galena

Linebacker: Collin Crown, sr., McQueen

Linebacker: Matt Garcia, jr., Reed

Linebacker: Ian Cartlidge, sr., Reno

Linebacker: Ikela Lewis, sr., Carson

Back: Bryce Bryant, sr., Reed

Back: Danny Jimenez, sr., Reno

Back: Jordan Gipson, sr., Damonte Ranch

Back: Asa Carter, sr., Carson

Return specialist: Sam Banghart, sr. Damonte Ranch

Douglas High School seniors Bryce James and Cody Ball along with junior Reagan Roberson were first-team selection on the recently announced All-Sierra League football list.

James was named first-team all-league quarterback in voting conducted among league coaches. Ball selected as a wide receiver and defensive back, while Roberson was recognized as a linebacker on defense.

Tomas Leitenbauer was also named second-team wide receiver for the second straight year. Honorable mention recognition was awarded to running back Sam Melhus, tight end Taran Grove, offensive guards Danny Rich and Cody Tacket-Lewis, center Tahoma Smokey, defensive end Josh Jensen, as well as defensive backs Trevor Tierney and Haydn Brown.

Douglas (2-8, with a forfeit win from Hug) had no selections on the Northern Division I all-region team.

James secured the lone first-team quarterback position at the end of a season in which he emerged as one of the North’s top all-around offensive threats. James threw for 1,577 yards, third-best among all quarterbacks in the North, as he completed 143-of-238 attempts (59.8 percent) and nine touchdowns. The 6-foot, 165-pound senior also ranked No. 6 in rushing yardage for the North with 791 yards on 133 carries (5.95-yard average).

James set the tone for his season on the Tigers’ first play from scrimmage in the season opener at home against McQueen — a 69-yard touchdown run. It marked the first time Douglas had opened its season with a touchdown run since 2004, and James went on to rush for 10 touchdowns for the season.

“Bryce has been a very consistent part of our offense and has been very productive,” coach Ernie Monfiletto said of James, who was also a starter during the 2014 season. “Prior to the season starting, I told Bryce that he could end up being one of the best quarterbacks in the North, he looked at me in disbelief. Bryce is just a humble young man who has been coachable and committed to getting better each week.”

Meanwhile, Ball finished as the No. 2 receiver in the North overall, as he caught 45 passes for 683 yards (15.18-yard average) and four touchdowns. Ball caught a 71-yard touchdown pass against North Valleys, 28- and 52-yarders against Carson and a 32-yarder against Reed, plus he returned a kickoff against Galena for a touchdown.

Roberson, in his second season as a starting middle linebacker, ranked among the North’s top-10 in tackles with 102 (58 solo, 44 assists).

Grove finished seventh among receivers in the North with 33 catches for 436 yards. Leitenbauer had 26 receptions for 258 yards.

Carson running back/defensive back Asa Carter was honored as the Sierra League’s Player of the Year. Reed quarterback Matt Denn was voted the North’s Player of the Year after a regular season in which he threw for 1,749 yards and rushed for 1,114 yards.