2015 Starbucks/Black Hat Football: 2nd Team Offense

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 13, 2015


QB BRETT NEVES, Downey High Knights

The 6-foot, 185-pound junior stepped into Coach Jeremy Plaa’s spread offense and looked right at home, passing for 2,998 yards and 28 TDs while leading Downey to a fourth straight Modesto Metro Conference title. Interested in more? Check out some video highlights by clicking on this link.

WR DEWEY COTTON, St. Mary’s High Rams

The 5-foot-5, 155-pond junior was full of surprises, catching 56 passes for 912 yards and 11 TDs, averaging 17.2 yards a catch. He also ran for 158 yards, and averaged 13.4 yards on punt returns. Check out Dewey’s season highlight tape on top of this page.

WR AJ STEWART, Merced High Bears

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound senior was the Central California Conference co-Most Valuable Player, as the Bears won their fourth straight conference crown. He had 44 catches for 740 yards and 8 TDs, and was the all-CCC punter. Interested in more? Check out some video highlights by clicking on this link.

WR ALEX CHAVEZ, Hilmar High Yellowjackets

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior was prolific in the passing game, catching 70 balls for 1,344 yards and 16 TDs. He had 13 catches for 211 yards and two TDs in a loss to Ripon, and he also intercepted three passes this season. Interested in more? http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1636268/highlights/307857399/v2

RB BRANDON LaBRY, Gustine High Redskins

The 5-foot-10, 205-pound senior went wild this fall, running for 2,199 yards and 24 TDs while leading the Redskins to a 9-0 start to the season. His signature game came in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 6 playoffs, when he 25 carries for 394 yards and five TDs. He also had 124 tackles and deflected eight passes. Interested in more? Check out some video highlights by clicking on this link.

UTI JOE SHELDON, Orestimba High Warriors

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound senior was as good a dual-threat quarterback as any in The 209, running for 1,266 yards and throwing for 1,533. He accounted for 27 touchdowns and three just six interceptions for the Warriors, who started 11-0 before falling in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 5 playoffs. Interested in more? Check out some video highlights by clicking on this link.

OL DOMINIC SPLAN, Tracy High Bulldogs

The 6-foot, 235-pound junior was the Offensive Lineman of the Year in the Tri-City Athletic League. Interested in more? http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3789899/highlights/309625387/v2

OL KYLE HARP, Hughson High Huskies

The 6-foot-2, 280-pounder was the lead blocker on one of The 209’s most potent running games and was the Trans-Valley League Ofensive Lineman of the Year.

OL JOSH FALA, Sierra High Timberwolves

It’s difficult to miss this 6-foot-6, 325-pound tackle, a dominant blocker who has helped the Timberwolves to a State Bowl. Interested in more? http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1845658/highlights/203068379/v2

OL GARRETT HEFFRINGTON, Calaveras High Redskins

The 6-foot-5, 280-pound senior was the Mother Lode League Lineman of the Year and continues Calaveras’ tradition of producing talented linemen – though rarely do they come this big. Interested in more? http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3127112/highlights/314837402/v2

OL ALEX McKEON, Turlock High Bulldogs

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound senior paved the way for Daniel Velasquez and the Bulldogs’ other runners, and his strength helped Turlock control the line of scrimmage much of the season. Interested in more? http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4056596/highlights/315481387/v2

ATH ADAM HERRERA, Los Banos Tigers

The 5-foot-11, 180-pounder was as dangerous with his feet and he was with his arm, piling up 2,670 yards and accounting for 28 TDs. He led the Tigers to a first-round upset of top-seeded Lathrop in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 4 playoffs. Interested in more? http://www.hudl.com/athlete/5386021/highlights/300429375/v2

About the Author ()

Richard T. Estrada has been covering high school football in The 209 area code for more than 30 years and is the voice of authority on the game in California's Central Valley. He oversaw The Modesto Bee's high school sports coverage for a couple of decades, and also was a national award-winning business and agriculture writer. Black Hat Football not only covers the game, but emphasizes education and the need for The 209's student-athletes to prepare for college.

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