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Two Grizzlies named first team all-section

By: Staff Report
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Granite Bay High School seniors Eddie Thomas and AJ Herlitz were named to the first team on the sixth annual all-Sac-Joaquin Section football team released today by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Football Foundation. Thomas, a senior offensive tackle was the Sierra Foothill League's lineman of the year, and Herlitz, a senior tight end was also named first team all-SFL. Roseville quarterback Mike Moreno received honorable mention to the all-section squad. The team is selected annually by a committee of coaches and chapter members using as their selection basis the all-league teams from section leagues. The offense includes five lineman, one tight end, one quarterback, two running backs and two wide receivers. The defense includes four linemen, three linebackers and four defensive backs. Also chosen are a punter, a place-kicker and a multi-purpose player. The 2008 team is comprised of 25 players from 15 schools from Division I through Division V. This year's team includes six juniors, the largest group of non-seniors ever chosen to the team. 36 additional players considered for the team received honorable mention recognition. The full team is listed below: OFFENSE Cody Vaz, Sr. QB, St, Mary's (Stockton) Devontae Booker, Jr. RB, Grant Matt Satchwell, Sr. RB, Casa Roble Alex Hubbard, Jr. WR, Fairfield Andrew Benavides, Sr. WR, Folsom Brian Beebe, Sr. OL, Pleasant Grove Jordan Enos, Sr. OL, Lincoln (Stockton) Giovanni Sani, Sr. OL, Central Catholic (Modesto) Chad Tannenbaum, Sr. OL, Rio Americano Eddie Thomas, Sr. OL, Granite Bay A.J. Herlitz, Sr. TE, Granite Bay Russell Vonshoeck, Sr. all-purpose, Pleasant Grove Robert Post, Sr. punter, Lincoln (Stockton) DEFENSE Josh Banks, Sr. DL, St Mary’s (Stockton) Nathan Mayfield, Sr. DL, Merced Sean Nill, Sr. DL, Laguna Creek Edward Robinson, Sr. DL, Grant Jaycob Shoemanker, Sr. LB, Casa Roble Jeremiah Toma, Sr. LB, Grant Cole White, Jr. LB, Bear River Bernard Bolden, Sr. DB, Merced Deone Buchannon, Jr. DB, Vanden Josh Harper, Jr, DB, St. Mary's (Stockton) Cole Stanford, Sr. DB, Nevada Union Conor Maloney, Jr. kicker, Nevada Union HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE QB - David Graves, Folsom; Trevor Mew, Central Valley; Mike Moreno, Roseville RB - CJ Anderson, Bethel; Deven Cannon, Johansen; Geno Escalante, Rodriquez; Zack Graves, Whitney; Stephon Mathis, Merced; Michael Spanos, Lincoln (Stockton); Josh Tucker, Christain Brothers; Keenen Williams, Laguna Creek OL - Justin Mungaray, Modesto TE - Michael Thorton, West (Tracy) WR -Tristan Baer, Casa Roble; Jeff Divine, Colfax; James Orth, Central Catholic (Mod); Cameren Richmond, Rodriquez; DeAngelo Williams, Central Valley AP---Trevor Peterson, El Dorado; Mike Ruffino, Napa punter---Brett Thompson, Oak Ridge; Greg Williams, Pleasant Grove DEFENSE DL---Carl Jameson, Hillmar; Adam Jennings, Pitman; Thomas Martin, Escalon; Sterling Thomas, Lincoln (Stk). LB---Andre Cotton, Burbank; Jake Mote, Calaveras; Michael Turner, Sierra; Chris Tynes, Enochs. DB--Eric Pinkins, Inderkum; Cameron Richmond, Rodriquez. kicker---Jason Diniz, Escalon; Adric Jope, Rio Americano.