AzFCA All-State, AIA All-Region Football Teams Announced

10 months ago Andrew Luberda 0

The recent conclusion of the football season means a myriad of media outlets will be honoring players and coaches for their performances this year. The increasing success of the football teams in Queen Creek and San Tan Valley has resulted in more recognition for players and coaches in the CountyLinePreps.com coverage area.

The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) is the first to release postseason honors, naming All-Region teams in each of the six divisions. The Arizona Football Coaches Association recently announced its Super 25 and Conference All-State Teams.

The following is a list of players/coaches, by school, who received recognition for their efforts:

Poston Butte

Tyler Thompson. (Andy Silvas Photography).

2017 AzFCA 5A All-State Team – Tyler Thompson (LB).

2017 AIA 5A Sonoran Region Defensive Player of the Year – Tyler Thompson.

2017 AIA 5A Sonoran Region 1st Team – Larry Trip (RB/DB), Angel Boykin (Def Flex), Tyler Thompson (LB), Isaiah Navarro (Off Flex), Zack Piwniczka (Placekicker), and Javier Munoz (WR/TE).

2017 AIA 5A Sonoran Region 2nd Team – Javier Munoz (DB), Jett Johnson (DB), Scott Knight (DL), Khalil Cooper (LB), Oscar Miranda (OL), Carter White (Punter), and Tucker Usher (WR/TE).

2017 AIA 5A Sonoran Region Honorable Mention – Rene Cervantez (LB), Michael Milton (OL), Lorenzo Omelia (DL), and Carter White (QB).

Queen Creek

Travis Schureman. (Kelli Luberda).

2017 AIA 5A San Tan Region Coach of the Year – Travis Schureman.

2017 AIA 5A San Tan Region Offensive Player of the Year – Devin Larsen (QB).

Devin Larsen. (Mike Fackrell).

2017 AIA 5A San Tan Region 1st Team – Addison Udall (DB), Christian Fuhrman (DL), Isaak Clonts (Punter), Jon Matuzak (LB), Dante Coleman (DE), Kyle Sawyer (OL), Jacob Palma (OL), Dakota Banning (OL), Jacori Wooten (Placekicker), Devin Larsen (QB), Garrett Duke (WR/TE), Dylan Borja (RB).

2017 AIA 5A San Tan Region 2nd Team – Danny Marshall (DB), Raphael Aldecoa (DL), Isaiah Tapia (LB), Cooper Wetch (OL), and Crew Turner (WR/TE).

2017 AIA 5A San Tan Region Honorable Mention – Addison Martinez (OL) and Armando Orona (DL).

 

Combs

Isiah Jacobs.

2017 AIA 4A Black Canyon Region 1st Team – Tahro Hasty (DL), Nicholas Howland (WR/TE/Def Flex), Zeke Sanchez (LB), Cole Evans (OL), Ray Andersen (Punt Returner), and Cody White (RB).

2017 AIA 4A Black Canyon Region 2nd Team – Antonio Horrison (DB) and Jalen Lupton (Punter/Placekicker).

2017 AIA 4A Black Canyon Region Honorable Mention – Roy Andersen (DB), Adam Berthelot (DL), Cole Evans (Long Snapper), Isiah Jacobs (DL), Justin Rowe (WR/TE), Cameron Stewart (Kick Returner), Simon Taunima (OL), and Sonatane Taunima (RB).

ALA – Queen Creek

Tanner Mclachlan. (Andy Silvas Photography).

2017 AzFCA 3A All-State Team – Bujon Boyd (WR), Tanner Mclachlan (Off Flex), Talen Rider (K), Cameron Rogers (DL), and Jakob Redford (LB).

2017 AIA 3A Central Region Offensive Player of the Year – Bujon Boyd.

2017 AIA 3A Central Region Defensive Player of the Year – Jakob Redford.

2017 AIA 3A Central Region 1st Team – Jake Vurpillat (DB), Josh Eames (DB), Hunter Moon (DL), Cameron Rogers (DL), Jacob Hansen (LB), McKay Moon (OL), Talen Rider (Placekicker), Tanner Mclachlan (Punt Returner/WR/TE), Matthew Nevill (QB), Kade Lunt (WR/TE), and Tarrik Workman (RB).

2017 AIA 3A Central Region 2nd Team – Reed Nelson (DB), Mitch Whalin (DB), Seth Verenski (OL), Kane Dougherty (OL).

Benjamin Franklin

Zach Jefferies. (Kelli Luberda).

2017 AzFCA 3A All-State Team – Powell Skiba (DL).

2017 AIA 3A Central Region Coach of the Year – Dave Jefferies.

2017 AIA 3A Central Region 1st Team – Powell Skiba (DL), Seth Hamblin (Def Flex), Chandler Miles (Off Flex/Kick Returner), Cade Mcafee (LB), Sean Crandall (OL), Brandon Teuscher (OL), and Zach Jefferies (RB).

2017 AIA 3A Central Region 2nd Team – Danner Bowen (DB), Austin Bateman (DL), Powell Skiba (Long Snapper), Jordan Kemp (OL), and Sean Crandall (Placekicker).

 

Coolidge

2017 AIA 3A Central Region 2nd Team – Andrew Arredondo (Kick Returner/WR/TE) and Nathan Lucero (LB).

 

Florence

Shane Mathis. (Andy Silvas Photography).
Nolan Susel. (FUSD Athletics).

2017 AzFCA 3A All-State Team– Nolan Susel (RB) and Shelton Mathis (LB).

2017 AIA 3A Central Region Player of the Year – Nolan Susel.

2017 AIA 3A Central Region 1st Team – Vonte’ Neal (DB), Nikolas Arnold (DL), Shelton Mathis (LB), Quinton Tucker (OL), and Shane Mathis (WR/TE).

2017 AIA 3A Central Region 2nd Team – Trevor Heikes (DL), Elijah Kaahiue (LB), Tyson Trejo (LB), Elijah Boyd-Volakis (OL), Rarey Sommer (OL), Shane Mathis (Punt Returner), Joshua Maignan (RB), and Jared Wood (QB).

San Tan Foothills

2017 AzFCA 2A All-State Team – Brock LaPoint (DL).

Amahri Bailey. (FUSD Athletics).

2017 AIA 2A Metro East Region Coach of the Year – George De La Torre.

2017 AIA 2A Metro East Region Offensive Player of the Year – Amahri Bailey (RB).

2017 AIA 2A Metro East Region 1st Team – Brandon William (DB), Sebastian Penaflor (DB), Brock LaPoint (DL), Deronte Pope (Kick Returner/RB), Caden Husar (LB), Brandon (McMahan), Mason Van Winkle (Long Snapper), Steven Arant (OL), and Amahri Bailey (RB).

2017 AIA 2A Metro East Region 2nd Team – Michael Holmes (DB), Lorenzo Cruz (OL/DL), and Jimmy Brooks (LB).

2017 AIA 2A Metro East Region Honorable Mention – Zach Herrera (QB) and Carlos Soto (DL).