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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

California Central Section: Samoan All Stars

A trio of Samoans were selected All Area by the Bakersfield Californian and another Samoan was selected All Area by the Fresno Bee. Congratulations to all.

Sean Samuelu OL, 6'0, 275, Sr (Fresno HS)
Fresno Bee All Area First Team.
He's qualified because: He dominated a summer camp at Cal, then carried that momentum into a season that resulted in the North Yosemite League Lineman of the Year award.
The word: "He's a very talented kid who can compete with anyone. Unfortunately, he's not a couple inches taller, because that's the only tangible he doesn't have that [college] people are looking for." — Warriors coach Hector Verduzco.

AJ Savai'i: OL, 6'3, 305, Sr (Taft HS)
Bakersfield Californian All Area First Team
Helped clear the way for Taft rushers to gain 2,508 yards and score 31 touchdowns this season. First team all-league in SSL this season. Second consecutive first team All-Area selection.

Tony Savai'i: RB 6'2, 280, Sr (Taft HS)
Bakersfield Californian Honorable Mention. 1st Team All South Sequoia League. According to MaxPreps rushed for 546 yards on 101 carries and 10 TDs.

Junior Sefo: DL, 6'2, 280, Sr (Taft HS)
Second Team Bakersfield Californian. 1st Team All South Sequoia League. Had 79 tackles (43 solo) and 14 sacks for the season according to MaxPreps.

Alek Taliulu: LB, 6'2, 215, Jr (Tehachapi HS)
Second Team Bakersfield Californian. 1st Team All South Sequoia League. According to MaxPreps has 144 tackles for the season. 2006 AIGA Foundation Combine Participant.

In addition Burroughs High School's (Ridgecrest) Millard Lutu was an honorable mention All Desert Sky Selection

Millard Lutu Nominated for Old Spice Red Zone Award

Millard Lutu, Running Back and Linebacker for the 2006 Burroughs Burros, has been nominated for this year's Old Spice Red Zone Award, honoring 50 of the top high school football players in the United States. Each year, Old Spice selects one player from each state to receive this award. For the past two years, this honor has gone to a Burro. In 2004, the California selection was state passing champion Karsten Sween. In 2005, the award was received by wide receiver Hayo Carpenter, who set a state receptions record.

Each year, Old Spice aims to recognize football players who excel on the field, especially in key situations, and show leadership by example to other players. This year's nominee is known for his tenacious play and hard hitting, whether carrying the ball or attacking it. For the nomination, Millard will receive a Certificate of Recognition.

During the season, Millard garnered 13 solo tackles and 31 assists, including a sack and a fumble recovery. He also returned two kickoffs, carried the ball eight times, and caught one pass. .

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