Friday, December 21, 2012
Monterey Herald 2012 All County Football Team
LB Shaunne Katoa, Monterey:
A three-time member of The Herald's All-County team, the hard-hitting linebacker shut down opponents trying to run to the inside or outside with his tenacious pursuit. Katoa led the team in tackles for the second straight year, compiling a half dozen sacks and nearly 20 tackles for losses. He also had two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown and forced three fumbles.
OL David Maposua, Seaside:
A starter on the line on both sides of the ball, the 285-pound Maposua became the cornerstone of the offensive line in the second half. He was athletic enough to get downfield to throw blocks for receivers.
LB Samson Tonga, Seaside:
The co-Pacific Division Defensive Player of the Year, Tonga averaged 11 tackles a game for the league-champion Spartans. The senior had a nonstop motor on defense. Tonga made plays in crucial moments — recovering two fumbles while forcing three.
DL Jonathan Tuiolosega, Seaside:
A quiet leader, the 285-pound senior was a big reason the Spartans allowed just 62 points in 10 regular-season games. Simply put, you couldn't move Tuiolosega, a heavyweight all-state wrestler. The senior stuffed the run, averaging nearly eight tackles a game. He also rushed for two touchdowns.