Three Grizzlies on Sac all-star roster for Holiday Classic
Three Granite Bay football players will compete with Sacramento against the East Bay in the Holiday Classic all-star game at 7 p.m. Friday at Monte Vista High School in Danville.
Star lineman Gavin Andrews, two-way player Spencer Briare and defensive back Alec Naki are part of a roster that demands double takes.
Sacramento’s quarterbacks are record-setting Tanner Trosin of Folsom and Aaron Young of Vista del Lago. Trosin passed for 5,185 yards and 49 touchdowns this season in helping the Bulldogs reach the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II final. Young threw for 3,547 yards and 30 scores.
Running backs John Wiernicki of Liberty Ranch and Melvin Mason of Division II section-champ Vacaville rolled up 2,562 and 1,971 yards. Wiernicki scored 40 touchdowns and Mason 32. Vista del Lago receiver Logan Smith caught 152 passes for 1,899 yards and 11 touchdowns. Folsom’s J’juan Muldrow caught 122 balls for 1,895 yards and 23 touchdowns.
That’s a considerable amount of firepower Sacramento will send into the game it won 23-8 last year at Grant.
Also playing for Sacramento are receiver Matt Laughrea of Rocklin and offensive lineman Thaddeus Cox of Whitney.
HOLIDAY CLASSIC: EAST BAY VS. SACRAMENTO
When/Where: 7 p.m. Friday at Monte Vista High School in Danville
Quarterbacks: Tanner Trosin, Folsom; Aaron Young, Vista del Lago.
Running backs: Melvin Mason, Vacaville; John Wiernicki, Liberty Ranch. Receivers: Jalen Angel-White, Sacramento; Dalen Jones, Woodland; Matt Laughrea, Rocklin; Carson McMurtrey, Folsom; J’juan Muldrow, Folsom; Frankie Patalano, Casa Roble; Logan Smith, Vista del Lago. Tight end: Spencer Briare, Granite Bay. Centers: Alec Sarner, Nevada Union; Leonard Wood, Monterey Trail. Linemen: Jordan Alleva, Folsom, Gavin Andrews, Granite Bay; Thaddeus Cox, Whitney; Dustin Downey, Colfax; Wuvraaj Madra, Folsom; Luis Medrano, Rio Linda; Steven Moore, Elk Grove; Watson Tautui, Elk Grove.
Linemen: Nathan DiDonato, Franklin; Charles Faraimo, Grant; Matt Nugent, Elk Grove. Ends: Maile Fainu, Burbank; Nate Iese, Sheldon; Bobby Keenen, Rio Americano. Linebackers: Cameron Buell, Casa Roble; D.J. Dunn, Pleasant Grove; Josh Letuligasenoa, Elk Grove; Jonathon Luilo, Grant; Jimmy Mahoney, Pioneer; James Milan, Del Campo; Jordan Owensby, Franklin; Senisi Taea, Grant. Backs: David Bucannon, Fairfield-Vanden; Gabe Humphers, Nevada Union; Desmond Lewis, Pleasant Grove; Alec Naki, Granite Bay; Deon Ransom, Elk Grove; Norman Sadler, Del Campo; Isaiah Taylor, Grant. Kicker/Punter: Charlie Vue, Grant.