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ALL COURIER FOOTBALL: 2013 All-Courier Football Team

Coach of the Year:

Dalton Mills, Bagdad

Co-Players of the Year:

Clay Low, offensive and defensive lineman, and Kody Low, wide receiver/d-lineman/punter/kicker/kick returner; Bagdad

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACK:

Tony Jauregui (5-8, 145) junior, Bagdad

In his first year as the starter, Jauregui completed 75-of-109 passes (69 percent) for 1,610 yards, 32 touchdowns and only one interception in 10 games. The All-Division 6, Section 3 second team pick played a crucial role in Bagdad winning the Division 6 state championship last month.

RUNNING BACKS:

Kaine Bayze (5-10, 180) senior, Prescott

The most gifted tailback in the tri-city area this season, Bayze ran for 1,469 yards and 20 TDs on 155 carries in 10 games. He had an impressive 9.48 yards per carry. But Bayze also lined up at QB in the wildcat offense and could catch passes, grabbing six balls for 92 yards and a score.

Casey Jeans (5-10, 180) junior, Bagdad

Jeans was a monster on the ground as the Sultans' leading rusher, toting the ball 92 times for 1,200 yards and 15 TDs. An All-D-6, Section 3 second team selection, Jeans had only one fumble all season.

Shane Sorrells (6-0, 225) junior, Bradshaw Mtn.

The big-bodied Sorrells led the Bears in rushing this fall, running for 593 yards on 131 carries and a team-high 10 TDs. He also caught four balls for 62 yards and a score.

RECEIVERS:

James Loveall (5-10, 185) senior, Bagdad

Loveall, an athletic and quick All-D-6, Section 3 first teamer, was the go-to wideout for Bagdad, hauling in 27 passes for a team-best 642 yards and nine TDs.

Tory Marciel (6-0, 170) senior, Chino Valley

Marciel paced the Cougars in receiving with 14 catches for 233 yards and a touchdown and finished first on the team in all-purpose yards with 693.

Nick Martenson (5-11, 155) senior, Bradshaw Mtn.

A first team All-D-3, Section 4 pick, Martenson guided the Division 3, Section 4 title-winning Bears in receiving this fall with 36 catches for 602 yards and five TDs.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN:

RJ Aguilar (5-11, 225) sophomore, Bradshaw Mtn.

Aguilar came on strong as an underclassman in first-year Bears coach Jared Woodruff's spread-like offense, doing a yeoman's job in run blocking and in pass protection.

Willy Andrews (5-9, 195) senior, Prescott

Andrews wasn't necessarily physically imposing, but he made his presence felt by creating holes for tailbacks Kaine Bayze and Chris Wright in the Badgers' high-powered rush offense.

Chas deGanahl (5-10, 190) senior, Bagdad

deGanahl and Clay Low were the cogs in the Sultans' offensive line, helping Bagdad's potent offense rack up no fewer than 44 points in a game this season en route to the team's unblemished 10-0 record.

Clay Low (6-3, 265) senior, Bagdad

The beefy and strong Clay Low, an All-D-6, Section 3 first-team pick and the Courier's 2013 co-Player of the Year, filled a key role in the Sultans' rushing attack, providing huge holes for tailback Casey Jeans to run through.

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN:

Thomas Gianfrancesco (5-9, 208) junior, Chino Valley

Gianfrancesco finished second on the Chino Valley team in tackles with 71 (43 solos) in addition to a team-high 12 tackles for loss and nine sacks. He also made two fumble recoveries, caused a fumble and blocked a field goal.

Clay Low (6-3, 265) senior, Bagdad

While Clay Low was a vital component on the o-line, he was even more impressive on the d-line, registering 55 tackles (32 solos) and a team-high 11 tackles for loss. The first team All-D-6, Section 3 selection also notched seven sacks, and caused and recovered two fumbles.

Kody Low (6-3, 200) senior, Bagdad

The Courier's co-Player of the Year for 2013, Kody Low - Clay Low's cousin - led a stalwart Bagdad defense that ultimately made the difference in the Sultans capturing the D-6 state championship. A second team All-D-6, Section 3 pick on the d-line, Kody recorded a team-high 62 tackles, including 46 solos and 15 for loss, and a whopping team-best 17 sacks with six hurries. Kody also had two fumble recoveries and four blocked punts.

Jared Tiefenthaler (6-1, 240) senior, Prescott

Tiefenthaler turned into a beast on the d-line, notching 48 tackles (35 solos) to go along with a Badgers-best 10 sacks and 10 hurries, and four tackles for loss. In addition, he recovered two fumbles and caused another.

LINEBACKERS:

Tyler Bruso (5-10, 185) junior, Prescott

The bruising Bruso wound up second on the Badgers' D in total tackles with 83 (65 solos). He registered three tackles for loss, 2-1/2 sacks, four pass deflections and two fumble recoveries.

Julian Gonzales (5-11, 224) senior, Chino Valley

Gonzales stepped up this fall as one of the Cougars' finest defenders, leading the team in tackles with 88 (team-high 50 solos) with five tackles for loss, two sacks, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble.

Sterling Johnson (5-11, 190) senior, Prescott

One of the inspirational leaders on the field for PHS, Johnson paced the Badgers' defense with a Prescott-best 99 tackles, including a team-high 77 solos. He also had four tackles for loss, a sack, a hurry, an interception and three pass deflections.

Lupe Valdez (5-11, 205) senior, Bradshaw Mtn.

Although he earned first team All-D-3, Section 4 honors as a lineman this season, Valdez was equally efficient as a heavy-hitting linebacker in Bears defensive coordinator David Moran's scheme.

Chris Wright (5-11, 180) senior, Prescott

(All-Courier 12th man)

Wright was part of the one-two punch in the offensive backfield with Kaine Bayze, but he stood out defensively as well, tallying 36 tackles, 4-1/2 sacks, six hurries, two fumble recoveries, a blocked punt and a tackle for loss.

DEFENSIVE BACKS:

Sam Carnes (5-10, 150) senior, Prescott

Carnes could not be overlooked for the pressure he put on opposing offenses, as he made 32 tackles (29 solos) with a tackle for loss, an interception and a team-best 12 pass deflections.

James Loveall (5-10, 185) senior, Bagdad

While the Lows were a force to be reckoned with up front, Loveall blanketed foes' best wideouts in the backfield. In addition to 39 tackles (24 solos), the All-D-6, Section 3 selection had a team-best seven interceptions, notched three tackles for loss, recorded three sacks, recovered a fumble and blocked a punt.

Ernie Roselle (5-10, 180) senior, Prescott

Roselle led the Badgers' defensive backfield, recording 54 tackles (42 solos) with a team-best three interceptions as well as a trio of pass deflections.

SPECIAL TEAMS

KICKER:

Christian Fernandez (6-1, 175), senior, Prescott

Fernandez became one of the most valuable assets to the Badgers in the field position game and in scoring points. Twenty of his 60 kickoffs went for touchbacks, and he converted 7-of-9 field goals (39-yard long) and drilled 38-of-40 extra points. Fernandez was also a decent punter, as he booted 42 punts for an average of 33.19 yards (62-yard long). Eight of his punts landed inside the opposition's 20-yard line.

RETURN SPECIALIST:

Colton Audsley (5-8, 160), junior, Bradshaw Mtn.

The elusive, speedy Audsley - a first team All-D-3, Section 4 selection - played defensive back, quarterback and tailback well, but he found his groove on special teams as a star kickoff returner. One of Audsley's finest returns came in the Bears' 14-8 win over rival Cottonwood Mingus Union at home in late September, when he brought back a kick 100 yards for a TD.