2015 Starbucks/Black Hat Football Team for The 209

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We’re filling in the blanks — one name at a time — all day Saturday and Sunday for Starbuck’s 2015 All-Black Hat Football Team. Every athlete selected will get his own story and (if available) a highlight video and photo.Black Hat Patch

Winners also will receive patches for their letterman jackets and Starbucks gift cards ($20 for first team and specialty award players, $5 for second team players).

As a Tip of the Hat to the up-and-comers, we’ll also announce our All-Underclass Team on Sunday (No double-crowning: If you make the Starbucks/BlackHat Football Team, you don’t make the underclass team.)

The Starbuck’s All-Black Hat Football team includes players from throughout The 209 area code.  That powerhouse region includes 70 high school varsity teams in 10 leagues in seven Northern San Joaquin Valley and Sierra Nevada counties.Starbucks logo copy

The CIF Sac-Joaquin Section leagues included are: Central California Athletic Association, Central California Conference, Modesto Metro Conference, Mother Lode League, San Joaquin Athletic Association, Southern League, Trans-Valley League, Tri-City Athletic League, Valley Oak League and Western Athletic Conference.

It’s an elite group, and we’ve listed them in their school color.

2015 Starbucks/Black Hat Football Team 

Player of the Year: RB Justin Rice, Central Catholic High (Modesto)

Offensive Player of the Year: WR Derrion Grim, McNair High (Stockton)

Defensive Player of the Year: LB Mustafa Noel-Johnson, Turlock High

Large School Player of the Year: RB/DB Marcel Dancy, West High (Tracy)

Medium School Player of the Year: RB Brad Aquno, Oakdale High

Small School Player of the Year: RB/DB Austin Martins, Orestimba High (Newman)

Underclassman of the Year: Kane Rodgers, Sonora High

Coach of the Year: Roger Canepa, Central Catholic High (Modesto)


Quarterback: Osai Brown, McNair High (Stockton)

Running Back: Jay Green, Beyer High (Modesto)

Running Back: Moses Ghiorso, Central Valley High (Ceres)

Receiver: Michael Lawson, Patterson High

Receiver: Cutrell Haywood, Stagg High (Stockton)

Athlete: Jake Dunniway, St. Mary’s (Stockton)

Lineman: Joseph Moraga, Merced High

Lineman: Popo Aumavae, St. Mary’s High (Stockton)

Lineman: Zac Cardoza, Oakdale High

Lineman: Javier Canella, Central Catholic (Modesto)

Lineman: Thor Rodoni, Pacheco High (Los Banos)

Utility: Lavante Bushnell, Stagg High (Stockton)



Lineman: Michael Osborne, Gregori High (Modesto)

Lineman: Louis Marsella, Oakdale High

Lineman: Erik Mejia, Central Valley High 

Linebacker: Kekupa’a Freehauf, Central Catholic High (Modesto)

Linebacker: Anthony Machado, Los Banos High

Linebacker: Cullen Bearden, Oakdale High

Linebacker: Mike Relloque, St. Mary’s High (Stockton)

Linebacker: Montell Bland, Central Catholic (Modesto)

Defensive Back: Deon White, Chavez High (Stockton)

Defensive Back: Nick Arnaiz, Tokay High (Lodi)

Defensive Back: Tyran Daniels, Downey High (Modesto)


Second Team Offense (To read more about the Second Team, and check out their season highlights, just click this link.)

Quarterback: Brett Neves, Downey High (Modesto)

Running Back: Brandon LaBry, Gustine High

Receiver: Dewey Cotton, St. Mary’s High (Stockton)

Receiver: Alex Chavez, Hilmar High

Receiver: AJ Stewart, Merced High

Utility: Adam Herrera, Los Banos High

Lineman: Dominic Splan, Tracy High

Lineman: Kyle Harp, Hughson High

Lineman: Josh Fala, Sierra High (Manteca)

Lineman: Alex McKeon, Turlock High

Lineman: Garrett Heffrington, Calaveras High (San Andreas)

Athlete: Joe Sheldon, Orestimba High (Newman)



Lineman: Kade Piazza, Lodi High

Lineman: Nate Gookin, Sonora High

Lineman: Deamian Collins, Patterson High

Linebacker: Justice Futch, Hughson High

Linebacker: Austin Rees, Stone Ridge Christian (Merced)

Linebacker: Matt Henriques, Modesto High

Linebacker: Bruyce Kinsey, Ripon High

Defensive Back: Isaiah Downes, Lincoln High (Stockton)

Defensive Back: Ronaldo Tijero, Manteca High

Defensive Back: Chris Munoz, Pacheco High (Los Banos)

Defensive Back: David Ford, St. Mary’s High (Stockton)


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