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Thursday, December 05, 2013

Tacoma News Tribune 2013 All State Football Team

OL Austin Striplin Sumner 6-3 250 Sr.
  • Pulverizing offensive guard named SPSL 2A’s two-way player of the year again in 2013.
DL Elisha Pa’aga Eastside Catholic 5-10 255 Sr.
  • Nimble feet and low center of gravity make it impossible to knock all-Metro star off spot.

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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Seattle Star Times All Area Football

Elisha Pa’aga
Eastside Catholic, DL, Sr., 5-11, 275
Pa’aga, a Metro League Mountain Division Co-Lineman of the Year, recorded 76 total tackles, three forced fumbles and two recoveries and broke the school sack record with seven. He was a team captain on a team that earned an 11-2 record en route to a second-straight state title-game berth.


Thursday, November 28, 2013

The News Tribune's 2013 all-area football team

First Team


Offensive lineman, 6-3, 250, sr.
The league’s two-time, two-way player of the year, Striplin was the heart and soul of the Spartans’ run to back-to-back league titles. Lead blocker for the run game, he also finished second in league in tackles (81ß tackles) at linebacker.
Thankful for in 2013: “My mother and father. They’ve been there for me since Day One, win or lose.”

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Defensive lineman, 6-2, 290, sr.
How would you feel if this big Eastern Washington commit was barreling your way? Blessed with girth and quick feet, he plugged the middle of the Falcons’ defensive line (55 tackles, 7ß sacks), and was named 3A Narrows defensive player of the year.
Thankful for in 2013: “Friends and family who helped out Henry Foss Falcons football.”

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Defensive lineman, 6-4, 250, jr.
In a topsy-turvy season for the Lancers, this pass rusher still performed at a high level. Despite facing numerous double-teams, the two-time all-3A SPSL defensive end (51ß tackles, three sacks) still made an impact. Top recruit for 2015.
Thankful for in 2013: “For making it through the season without any severe injuries, and for getting a chance to be looked at by colleges.”

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Defensive lineman, 5-9, 200, sr.
Make no mistake, he made his biggest impact as the 3A SPSL’s leading rusher (1,237 yards, 14 TDs) as the Seahawks defended their league title. He was also used as a speed pass rusher and, despite limited action, was still second in the league in sacks (five).
Thankful for in 2013: “My family and our Christ-centered relationship. I thank God for what I’ve made so far in life.”

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Second Team
OL: Jay-Tee Tiuli, Federal Way, 6-3, 295, sr.
DL: Monike Sarte-Failauga, Fife, 6-1, 290, sr.
DL: Elijah Suka, Tahoma, 5-11, 230, sr.


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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Topeka (KS) All City Football Team

EARL MARINER, sr., OL/DL, Washburn Rural — Mariner was a standout lineman for the Junior Blues on both the offensive and defensive sides of the football. Mariner was a first-team All-Centennial League pick as both an offensive tackle and defensive lineman and was named co-offensive player of the year in the league.
“Earl is one of the best, if not the best, offensive and defensive lineman I have had the pleasure to coach,” Washburn Rural coach Steve Buhler said. “He is one of those rare players who combine great size and strength with good speed and agility.”

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Jarvis Polu Southeast Defensive Player of the Year

Liberty (Henderson, NV) defensive end Jarvis Polu, who has 41 tackles and five sacks, picked up Southeast Division Player of the Year.

Polu is a 2014 AIGA Foundation Polynesian All American selection

Liberty LiberLibLiberty defensive end Jarvis Polu, who has 41 tackles and five sacks, picked up the Southeast League Defensive MVP award. - See more at:
Liberty defensive end Jarvis Polu, who has 41 tackles and five sacks, picked up the Southeast League Defensive MVP award. - See more at:

Thursday, September 26, 2013

LA Wave Football Players to Watch

Chandler Leniu, St. John Bosco, 6-1, 230, LB, Sr.
The All-Trinity League linebacker posted 157 tackles, 111 of them solos, a year ago. He also had 2.5 sacks and an interception. Fresno State, Nevada, San Jose State and Washington State among those offering already.

Uriah Leitaua, Dominguez, 6-3, 245, DE, Sr.
Wisconsin, BYU and Washington State are among those offering this talented defensive player.

Manoah Pearson, Carson, 6-0, 225, LB, Sr.
The All-City linebacker will lead the way for the Colt defense. Colorado State has made the first offer to Pearson.

Damien Mama, St. John Bosco, 6-5, 360, OL, Sr.
The four-star recruit will anchor the offensive line at St. John Bosco. USC, UCLA, Alabama, Ohio State and Notre Dame are some of those who made offers.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Preseason FB: 2013 All-State teams

First Team
WR — John “JuJu” Smith (Long Beach Poly, Long Beach) 6-1, 180, Sr.
TE — Tyler Luatua (La Mirada) 6-4, 230, Sr.
OL — Kemmy Delp (Diamond Ranch, Pomona) 6-4, 305, Sr.
OL — Toa Lobendahn (La Habra) 6-5, 295, Sr.
OL — Damien Mama (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) 6-5, 350, Sr.
DL — Nifae Lealao (Capital Christian, Sacramento) 6-5, 245, Sr.
DL — Ngalu Tapa (Luther Burbank, Sacramento) 6-3, 275, Sr.
DL — Ainuu Taua (Lompoc) 6-1, 285, Sr.
LB — Chandler Leniu (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) 6-0, 220, Sr.
DB — Alijah Holder (Oceanside) 6-1, 170, Sr.
LB/DL/FB — Manoah Pearson (Carson) 6-1, 225 Sr.
RB/DB — Das Tautalatasi (De La Salle, Concord) 6-0, 175, Sr.

Second Team
OL — Tico Fuga (Edison, Huntington Beach) 6-4, 330, Sr.
OL — Viane Talamaivao (Centennial, Corona) 6-4, 315, Sr.
LB — Ricky Liuchan (Mission Hills, San Marcos) 6-2, 200, Sr.
WR/RB/DB — Koa Farmer (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks) 6-1, 195, Sr.