The Bee's Fall All Stars: Football Offense

The Fresno BeeJanuary 23, 2014 

A.J. Greeley

Vitals: Junior, Edison

Position: Quarterback

Qualified because: The most frightening running QB this side of Asauni Rufus and state Division I champion Bakersfield, the All-County-Metro Conference selection averaged 8.7 yards per rush, totaled 20 touchdowns rushing and passing, averaged 24 yards in punt and kickoff returns and played lockdown cornerback occasionally. "The most versatile athlete in the Valley," Tiger coach Matt Johnson says.

Isaiah Justice

Vitals: Senior, Bullard

Position: Quarterback

Qualified because: CMAC Offensive Player of the Year and Bee Player of the Year finalist for 9-2 Knights passed for 1,437 yards and 20 TDs and two interceptions and rushed for 1,142 yards and 15 scores, averaging 7.9 yards a carry. He also made an impact at safety.

Marcus McMaryion

Vitals: Senior, Dinuba

Position: Quarterback

Qualified because: Repeat Bee All-Star leaves for Oregon State of the Pac-12 with school passing records of 6,136 yards, 71 TDs and D-III title.

Sam Metcalf

Vitals: Junior, Farmersville

Position: Quarterback

Qualified because: East Sierra League Most Valuable Player for D-VI titlist has already tied section single-season TD passes (54) and is No. 1 for career passing TDs (100) and No. 3 for passing yards (8,533). Section career standard of 9,120 passing yards by Tulare's Oscar Reyes is gonzo next September.

James Silva

Vitals: Senior, Fowler

Position: Quarterback

Qualified because: West Sequoia League MVP checks out with 6,219 total yards passing/rushing in career, 74 TDs and 12-0 league record with one D-V title. And to think he missed 33/4 games this season with a groin injury.

Brandon Steele

Vitals: Senior, Kingsburg

Position: Quarterback

Qualified because: For all the stats — and the 6-3, 235-pounder's were impressive with 2,810 total yards and 29 TDs, in addition to excellent game management for the 10-2 and Central Sequoia League champion Vikings — the three-year starter is the sixth Steele to make Bee All-Star, following dad Todd, uncles Ron and Dave (current Kingsburg coach), and brothers Garrett and Ryan.

Jake Young

Vitals: Senior, Hanford

Position: Quarterback

Qualified because: All-West Yosemite League choice exits as section's sixth-leading career passer (6,991 yards) and 43 TDs — both school records.

Richard Doctor

Vitals: Senior, Lemoore

Position: Running back

Qualified because: WYL Offensive Player of the Year established school records of 2,545 yards rushing and 35 TDs this season. He rushed for 3,898 yards and scored 51 TDs in two years.

Javin Harrison

Vitals: Senior, Washington

Position: Running back

Qualified because: North Sequoia League MVP rushed for 1,436 yards and 13 TDs for a team that went 7-4 overall and 5-0 in the conference.

Jacob Hernandez

Vitals: Senior, Lindsay

Position: Running back

Qualified because: East Sequoia League MVP launched three-year, career-ending season with highlight-reel, 51-yard TD reception on fourth-and-25 in final minutes of 30-27 win over Central Valley Christian. He finished with 2,174 all-purpose yards, 27 TDs, 80 tackles and four interceptions for a league-championship team that finished 10-2.

Khalil Montgomery

Vitals: Senior, Immanuel

Position: Running back

Qualified because: Transfer from Clovis West, where he was also a top running back, set Immanuel records for rushing attempts (362), rushing yards (2,663) and TDs (33). He rushed for 747 yards and 10 TDs in two D-V playoff games.

Elijah Porchia

Vitals: Senior, Mission Oak

Position: Running back

Qualified because: East Yosemite League Offensive Player of the Year, Bee POY finalist, two-time Bee All-Star and three-year "heart and soul" of program, says coach Mark Gambini, Porchia set school single-season records with 313 carries, 2,357 rushing yards and 41 TDs, and school career standards with 85 TDs and 5,427 rushing yards. The career marks are also No. 7 and No. 9 in section history.

Nick Wilson

Vitals: Senior, Central

Position: Running back

Qualified because: The 3,390-yard, 26-TD, two-year All-TRAC selection plows into Arizona and the Pac-12 as one of the most powerful running backs the section has seen.

Blake Wright

Vitals: Senior, Edison

Position: Running back

Qualified because: On the way to a 1,361-yard, 12-TD season in which he averaged 9.1 yards a carry, the Nevada-bound speedster rolled a 228-197-149 series against LA City Section champion Crenshaw, co-TRAC titlist Central and CMAC king Bullard.

Michael Wright

Vitals: Junior, Dinuba

Position: Running back

Qualified because: Central Sequoia League co-Offensive Player of the Year made defenses pay dearly for concentrating on Emperors QB Marcus McMaryion. Dinuba doesn't go 10-3 and capture the D-III title without his school-record 1,863 rushing yards and 36 TDs.

Tymon Locklin

Vitals: Senior, Clovis North

Position: Receiver

Qualified because: All-TRAC game-changer caught 41 passes for 1,120 yards and 13 TDs for 11-3 team that finished as D-I runner-up.

Michiah Quick

Vitals: Senior, Central

Position: Receiver/kick returner

Qualified because: Co-Player of the Year in the TRAC and aptly named athlete set school single-season (71) and career (153) reception records — the career mark No. 9 in section history. This season, the repeat Bee All-Star also averaged 35.5 yards with three TDs in kickoff returns and 17.7 yards in punt returns. Above all, USC, UCLA, Oklahoma and Notre Dame are pounding the front door of one of the most electrifying players in the land.

Tyrone Smith

Vitals: Senior, Edison

Position: Receiver

Qualified because: The athlete with the Saturday look — 6-3, 180, fast and springy — lived with double teaming, but still managed to measure 669 yards and 11 TDs out of 35 receptions. The area's rarely seen more gifted.

Nick Chavez

Vitals: Senior, Bullard

Position: Line

Qualified because: Close runner-up to Edison's Yasmon Haynes for CMAC Outstanding Lineman, the three-year starter blew Bullard's grading system off the charts.

Bronson Espinoza

Vitals: Senior, Central Valley Christian

Position: Line

Qualified because: A center and the Central Sequoia League Lineman of the Year, he made quite an impression on the opposition: "Best center I've coached against," says Kingsburg's Dave Steele.

Chris Misaalefua

Vitals: Senior, Lindsay

Position: Line

Qualified because: Two-time East Sequoia League Lineman of the Year, at 6-5, 350, had an imposing presence unlike any other in the section. Montana State and others are knocking.

Kyle Riddering

Vitals: Senior, Clovis North

Position: Line

Qualified because: All-TRAC center in his first full-time role at the position, he may take his 6-6, 240-pound frame and 4.0 GPA to Air Force. "A coach's choice kid," says recently resigned Broncos coach Cory Hall.

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