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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Press Enterprise All Area-Riverside

Richard Helepiko, Hamani Stevens, and Sol Sagiao have been named to the Press Enterprise's 2007 All Area Riverside Football Team. Riverside King runningback Jacey Naea was selected to the second team.

Richard Helepiko
Moreno Valley
Offensive Line
6-4, 290, Sr.

WHAT HE DID: Anchored the line for an offense that averaged 27.7 points and 363 yards ... Blocked for a 1,000-yard rusher and 1,300-yard passer ... Chosen first-team All-Inland Valley League ... Has said he will attend Fresno State.

WHAT THEY SAY: "His athleticism is fantastic, and he really moves well when he pulls across the line. This kid really knows how to get to a spot and create a hole for his backs to run through." -- Valley View coach Jack Fogarty

Sol Sagiao
Temecula Chaparral
Offensive Line
6-1, 315, Sr.

WHAT HE DID: Anchored the line for an offense that averaged 328 yards and 21.2 points per game ... Blocked for a 1,200-yard rusher and 1,600-yard passer ... Chosen first-team All-Southwestern League ... Receiving interest from some Division I colleges.

WHAT THEY SAY: "I think all of us would have loved to have had someone like him at center. I mean, just think of how many times they ran quarterback sneaks right behind him to get first downs." -- Great Oak coach Scott Strosnider

Hamani Stevens
Hemet
Defensive Line
6-4, 290, Sr.

WHAT HE DID: Led the team with 94 tackles and six sacks and 19 quarterback hurries ... Anchored the line for an offense that averaged 270 yards per game ... Rated the top collegiate center prospect by Rivals.com ... Chosen the Sunbelt League's MVP.

WHAT THEY SAY: "He's a big, strong kid and an absolute load to handle. He comes from a long line of Stevenses and probably felt pressure to live up to that tradition. He was able to do that." -- Paloma Valley coach Bert Esposito

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