None of the three local teams qualified for the CIF playoffs out of the Pacific League this season, but there was still plenty to be recognized for Crescenta Valley High, Glendale and Hoover following the 2012 season.
The league’s coaches tabbed several key players from each squad for all-league recognition, including a handful of first-team selections in the Falcons’ William Wang and Chad Eggertson, the Nitros’ Michael Davis and Martin Marin and the Tornadoes’ Jesse Pina and Gio Martinez.
A first-team offensive selection, Wang replaced last year’s all-league first-team CV running back Marro Lee and rushed for 1,356 yards and 11 touchdowns in 206 carries with an average of 6.85 yards per carry to help the Falcons go 5-5 and 3-4 in league for fifth place.
“They’re a little different styles,” Crescenta Valley Coach Paul Schilling said of Lee and Wang, a senior. “William actually had a little more speed and was a straight runner, whereas Marro was so shifty and quick. [Wang] was our workhorse.”