All-Bee football 2012: First-team offense

The Fresno BeeJanuary 31, 2013 

All-Bee football 2012 Player of the Year: Christian Rossi
All-Bee football 2012: First-team defense
All-Bee football 2012: Coach of the Year Beto Mejia
All-Bee football 2012: Honorable Mention

MARCUS McMARYION

-- School: Dinuba

-- Grade: Junior

-- Position: Quarterback

-- What got him here: Central Sequoia League MVP passed for a school-record 3,477 yards and the state's best TD-to-interception ratio (43-to-3) in 324 attempts while leading the Emperors to the conference title (4-0), an 11-2 overall record and a runner-up finish in D-III. Next: Who knows? Boise State, Fresno State, Arizona? Even Alabama has knocked. Seriously.

TUCKER MENDONCA

-- School: Mt. Whitney

-- Grade: Senior

-- Position: Quarterback

-- What got him here: West Yosemite League Player of the Year passed for 2,572 yards and 25 TDs for the 8-3 Pioneers, including a section-record 34 consecutive completions. He was 260 of 481 attempts for 4,620 yards and 41 TDs in his career. Next: Colorado Mesa a good possibility.

ELIJAH PORCHIA

-- School: Mission Oak

-- Grade: Junior

-- Position: Running back

-- What got him here: Visalia Times-Delta/Tulare Advance-Register Offensive Player of the Year and East Yosemite League Co-Offensive Player of the Year rushed for school records 1,899 yards and 23 TDs while powering the Hawks to a conference co-title, 9-3 overall record and into the D-IV semifinals.

EDGAR SEGURA

-- School: Mendota

-- Grade: Junior

-- Position: Running back

-- What got him here: Repeat Bee All-Star and West Sierra League Offensive Player of the Year is making a run at section career records after powering the Aztecs to a second straight D-VI title. He rushed for 2,507 yards and 41 TDs, increasing his two-year totals to 4,564 and 80. The targets: section career records of 7,761 rushing yards (Tulare's Dominque Dorsey, 1998-2000) and 118 TDs (Dorsey and Dos Palos' Kenny James, 1999-2001).

ERRIAN WINGFIELD

-- School: Sunnyside

-- Grade: Senior

-- Position: Running back

-- What got him here: North Yosemite League Offensive Player of the Year exits with school records of 2,405 yards rushing and 33 TDs for the season and 5,131 and 65 for his career. "I walked into a gold mine with that kid," says Wildcats coach Jason Murray. Next: Likely New Mexico State.

DARIUS ARMSTEAD

-- School: Mt. Whitney

-- Grade: Senior

-- Position: Wide receiver

-- What got him here: Making the section's biggest plays on a small frame (5-10, 140), he tag-teamed well with QB Tucker Mendonca while catching 68 passes for 1,460 yards and 14 TDs for an 8-3 team, closing a 117-reception, 2,264-yard, 19-touchdown career.

AARON TAYLOR

-- School: Dinuba

-- Grade: Senior

-- Position: Wide receiver

-- What got him here: A quarterback on the freshman and JV teams in his first two years of high school, he was named Central Sequoia League Offensive Player of the Year this season while catching 64 passes for 1,371 yards and 22 touchdowns -- all school records.

KEVIN PALMA

-- School: Mission Oak

-- Grade: Senior

-- Position: Tight end

-- What got him here: Relatively anonymous, yet indisputably state-level quality in a budding, four-year Tulare County program, he caught 23 passes for 484 yards and nine touchdowns for the 9-3 East Yosemite League co-champion. He leaves with 99 receptions for 1,582 and 25 for his three-year career. Next: Stanford.

DAVID WELLS

-- School: Clovis North

-- Grade: Senior

-- Position: Tight end

-- What got him here: A big target (6-5, 215) that Bee Player of the Year Christian Rossi rarely missed, he caught 58 passes for 871 yards and 10 touchdowns, and also teamed with fellow Bee All-Star Josh Lovingood in double tight end formations to spring 1,000-yard running backs Carson Guzman and Bolu Olorunfunmi. "I wouldn't doubt seeing David play on Sundays (in the NFL)," Broncos coach Cory Hall says. "He has the physical capability." Next: San Diego State.

ISAIAH DURAN

-- School: Clovis North

-- Grade: Junior

-- Position: Line

-- What got him here: A close runner-up to teammate Christian Rossi for The Bee's Player of the Year, he closed a four-year career as a dominating force as an offensive guard and defensive end while helping power the 12-2 Broncos to their second straight section title -- D-II in 2011 and D-I this season. "He was tenacious and smart with a high motor and almost unblockable," coach Cory Hall says.

YASMON HAYNES

-- School: Edison

-- Grade: Junior

-- Position: Line

-- What got him here: All-County/Metro Athletic Conference selection, at 6-0, 275, was a manchild while starting both ways, including offensive guard, where he helped plow the way for 1,000-yard backs Blake Wright and Kevin Nutt on a 9-4, co-league titlist.

TROY MURPHY

-- School: Bullard

-- Grade: Junior

-- Position: Line

-- What got him here: County/Metro Athletic Conference Outstanding Lineman stood on the sideline only for the national anthem. He played both guard and tackle on offense and tackle on defense for an 8-4 team that tied Sanger and Edison for the league crown.

KEVIN SUNDBERG

-- School: Fowler

-- Grade: Senior

-- Position: Line

-- What got him here: Repeat Bee All-Star departs as the most accomplished lineman in Redcats history. The 6-2, 280-pounder finished a three-year career by playing guard and tackle on offense and tackle on defense, where he made 116 tackles, including seven sacks. He also made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Small Schools team. Next: Nevada.

MICHIAH QUICK

-- School: Central

-- Grade: Junior

-- Position: All-purpose

-- What got him here: It didn't count when he returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in an August scrimmage against Bullard, but it opened a conduit for three months of electricity for an 11-3 team that finished second to Clovis North for the D-I title. Aptly named, he scored touchdowns five ways -- receiving (six), rushing (two), interception return (two), punt return (one) and kickoff return (one).

JAKE POINDEXTER

-- School: Clovis

-- Grade: Senior

-- Position: Kicker

-- What got him here: Closed a three-year career by making nine field goals and 26 of 30 PATs, establishing along the way a section record with 63 consecutive successful PATs for a 9-2 team and 5-0 TRAC champion.

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