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All-Area First Team Football

January 07, 2012

OFFENSE

QBBrandon Cox, Junior, Pasadena

All-Pacific League first-team selection shined this season with his arm and his legs. Through the air, he threw 26 touchdowns to just five interceptions, completing 60% of his passes for 2,697 yards. On the ground, he led his team with 562 yards and eight touchdowns in 96 carries.

RBAustin De Los Santos, Senior, St. Francis

A first-team All-Mission League honoree, he scored five touchdowns and rushed for 1,049 yards in 203 carries, becoming the first St. Francis back to eclipse 1,000 yards rushing since 2008.

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RBKwame Do, Senior, San Marino

Rio Hondo League co-Most Valuable Player was the Titans' workhorse en route to the playoffs. Rushed for more than 1,600 yards and just over 200 yards receiving while tallying 25 touchdowns.

RBMarro Lee, Senior, Crescenta Valley

Came back from an injury in his junior year to lead the Falcons offense and earn first-team All-Pacific League honors with 1,187 yards rushing and nine touchdowns in 201 attempts, while also adding 27 catches for 223 yards and three more scores.

WRNick Ruiz, Senior, Crescenta Valley

Eclipsed 1,000-yard mark, as he hauled in 12 touchdowns on 57 catches for third-place Falcons and also became a stellar defensive back.

WR — Riian Simpson, Senior, Pasadena

All-Pacific League second-teamer put up first-team numbers with 1,001 receiving yards on 49 catches and also hauled in eight touchdowns.

OLFreddie Barnes, Junior, Pasadena

First-team All-Pacific League selection was a huge asset for the Bulldogs' high-octane offense.

OLKristion Grbavac, Senior, St. Francis

A three-year starter, captain and the leader in the trenches, Grbavac displayed great versatility, skill and a mean streak. A natural at center, made the move to tackle for the good of the team and was a standout despite his small stature in garnering first-team All-Mission League honors.

OLJoe Marrone, Senior, St. Francis

Returning three-year starter was an All-Mission League first-team selection for the Golden Knights, as he was a crucial cog in an offense that totaled nearly 4,300 yards of offense in 12 games.

OLLester Quintana, Senior, Burroughs

Was a leading force in the assault on the record books that was Indians running back Zander Anding's season. Earned All-Pacific League honor.

OLGus Ferrat, Senior, Burroughs

Was a key attribute in the Indians' ground-and-pound success who was voted to the Pacific League first team.

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