Summerville Bear seniors Tanner Krieg and Darren Vallelunga and
Calaveras Redskin senior Zack Johnson collected top football honors in
the Mother Lode League.
Krieg was named Co-Most Valuable Player of the MLL, Vallelunga
was named the Lineman of the Year and Johnson was the Offensive Player
of the Year.
Krieg broke the Summerville single-season rushing record gaining over 1,500 yards and helped lead the Bears into postseason.
Vallelunga was devastating on both sides of the ball and
Johnson, at quarterback, balanced the Redskins powerful offensive
attack, throwing for almost as many yards as they gained rushing.
The Bears, who finished in third place in the MLL, also placed
four players on the All-MLL First Team, all seniors - offensive tackle
Tyler Oliver, wide receiver Dalton Day, linebacker Trevor Larsson and
defensive end/outside linebacker Joey Brocchini.
The Bret Harte Bullfrogs had a pair of seniors voted to the
First Team, quarterback Chad Testa and defensive end/outside linebacker
The Redskins, who finished the MLL in second place, had six on
the First Team, five seniors and a junior. The seniors were Noah
Shelgren (tackle), Brian Golston (tight end), Christian Moore (wide
receiver), Kellen Hodgson (running back), Joe Elliott (linebacker) and
junior Mike Seawell (defensive back).
Honored for Second Team were, from Summerville, Connor
Morningstar (senior, WR), Jesse Roberson (senior, QB), Colton Ebbers
(senior, DB), from Bret Harte, Rodney Riner (senior, T), Conor Zumbach
(senior, RB), Jared Taylor (junior, DL), Logan Lowe (sophomore, LB),
Peter Conrado (junior, special teams), from Calaveras, Blake Ehlers
(junior, G), Logan Sullivan (junior, DL), Tai Yue (senior, DL), Emmett
Barrett (junior, DE/OLB), Dannie Gilmore (junior, LB) and Malachi
Stockdale (junior, defensive back).
Seniors Danny Brunolli, of Summerville, Jesse Acedo, of Bret
Harte, and Carlos Dominguez, of Calaveras, received Character awards.