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NY Daily News All Star Team

Posted Sunday, January 16, 2011 by nydailynews.com

 

All-American Ishaq Williams, champions Brandon Reddish and Charlie Raffa highlight all-city team

Sunday, January 16th 2011, 7:45 AM

Christ the King quarterback Terrel Hunt was one of the best in the city and will take his skills up to Syracuse next season.
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Christ the King quarterback Terrel Hunt was one of the best in the city and will take his skills up to Syracuse next season.

The following players separated themselves from the pack this season, doing whatever it took to help their teams win. In the process, they also managed to earn a spot on our All-City team:

RB BRANDON BARNES TOTTENVILLE, SOPH.

The first-year starter improved as the season progressed, leading the Pirates (11-1) to the PSAL semifinals. Barnes threw for 1,110 yards and 22 TDs against only one interceptions in the regular season.

FB/LB FATON BAUTA POLY PREP, JR.

The 6-3, 220-pound fullback/linebacker was ultra-physical on both sides of the ball for the 7-1 Blue Devils. Already drawing interest from the likes of Florida, Maryland and Ohio State, Bauta may wind up being the most sought-after senior next fall.

WR/DB ANTHONY BRONZO FORDHAM PREP, SR.

Bronzo's leadership and inspired play propelled the Rams to their best season ever in the CHSFL. Starred at four different positions and earned MVP honors in Fordham Prep's Turkey Bowl win over Xavier.

WR DEVON CAJUSTE HOLY CROSS, SR.

The 6-4, 215-pound senior did it all for Holy Cross, leading the CHSFL 'AAA' in receiving with 47 catches for 864 yards and nine touchdowns while also punting and playing safety. Compiled those stats while facing constant double teams and playing with two different quarterbacks.

WR/DB ALVIN CORNELIUS TOTTENVILLE, JR.

Cornelius rarely left the field, pulling duty on both sides of the ball. He'll project as a vertical pass-catching threat in college, but in the meantime Cornelius will continue to hone his cover skills, chasing an elusive PSAL title.

RB JOHN DIAZ ST. JOSEPH BY-THE-SEA, JR.

The 5-6, 175-pound rusher put up big numbers for the Vikes. Diaz ran for 1,479 yards and 15 scores during the regular season. He recorded a career-best 319 rushing yards against St. Francis Prep.

OL IVAN FOY FORT HAMILTON, SR.

The 6-4, 285-pound Foy was a key cog in the line that gave junior QB Marvin Centeno the time to engineer big plays, and he also notched 72 tackles and two sacks on defense.

QB TYRELL GOODMAN STEPINAC, SR.

Dynamic athlete put together a terrific season that ended with an 'AA' crown. The dual-threat passed for  1,686 yards and rushed for another 1,172 yards. He accounted for 34 touchdowns in the regular season.

QB TERREL HUNT CHRIST THE KING, SR.

The Syracuse-bound senior was the most dangerous player in the CHSFL. Blessed with speed, elusiveness and a flair for the dramatic, Hunt threw for 1,289 yards and 10 touchdowns while rushing for 1,218 yards and 14 touchdowns in the regular season.

RB WILBERT LEE BOYS & GIRLS, SR.

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Lee, who will attend the University of Connecticut next year, helped the Kangaroos gut out a 5-4 record against one of the league's most grueling schedules, rushing for 964 yards and 12 TDs on offense and notching 75 tackles and two interceptions on defense.

RB GILBERTO MENDOZA TOTTENVILLE, SR.

The dependable runner was a workhorse, rushing for 1,164 yards and 18 touchdowns during the regular season. Diaz's most productive game was a 232-yard outburst against New Dorp.

S JHALEEL OSWALD CAMPUS MAGNET, SR.

The demonstrative Oswald recorded 78 tackles, four sacks, recovered three fumbles and scored two touchdowns, all while infuriating the opposition with his hard hits and trash talk. The leader of one of the top defenses in the city, Oswald certainly left his mark.

QB CHARLIE RAFFA ST. ANTHONY'S, SR.

Some athletes were more gifted, and others compiled flashier numbers. But no one had the combination of production and leadership skills that Raffa did. Not only was he a reliable passer and a better-than-average rusher, but he also provided exactly what the Friars needed under center - a steady head and the ability to take responsibility for one of the most gifted teams in the area.

DE DONNIE SIMMONS STEPINAC, SR.

With Simmons' help, the Crusaders had the league's top-ranked defense, holding teams to an average of 169 yards a game and allowing just 10 touchdowns all season. Simmons - who also returned a kick for a touchdown - is headed to Syracuse.

WR/DB BRANDON REDDISH FORT HAMILTON

Reddish was like a stick of dynamite, with opposing teams never quite sure when he would blow up. He regularly delivered game-changing plays, scoring 18 touchdowns during the regular season and playoffs.

OL MARCUS SMITH CAMPUS MAGNET, SR.

The 6-8, 380-pound Smith opened holes for his runners and intimidated defenses with his sheer size. Campus Magnet was big along the line, and no one carried his weight like Smith.

RB/WR MARK THOMAS JEFFERSON, SR.

The dynamic senior rushed for 611 yards and added 266 receiving yards, often putting the Orange Wave on his back and carrying them to victories. Thomas made sure that Jefferson, in its first season in the Championship division, didn't disappoint, helping the program to a 7-2 record.

RB SIDNEY WESTON IONA PREP, SR.

Led the CHSFL's 'AAA'-level with 1,642 yards rushing and scored an astounding 27 touchdowns. No one carried his team more than Weston did, and he carried the Gaels all the way to the league title game.

TE/DE ISHAQ WILLIAMS LINCOLN, SR.

Every game was just another day at the office for the soft-spoken defensive lineman/tight end, who overcame the death of his younger brother Emmanuel Williams in April. The imposing senior handled everything in stride.

OL/DE WAYNE WILLIAMS LINCOLN, SR.

Ishaq Williams' bookend had a solid season in his own right. His 31 tackles and three sacks don't even begin to tell the story about how dominant he was for the Railsplitters this season.

RB WAVELL WINT CAMPUS MAGNET, SR.

The versatile Wint hurt the opposition on the ground and in the air, compiling 1,576 all-purpose yards and 16 touchdowns. Wint had a lot of heart and an uncanny ability to break tackles and find holes as he helped carry Campus Magnet's offense.

QB ANDREW VITAL LINCOLN, SR.

With longtime Lincoln coach Shawn O'Connor giving him the green light, Vital hit the ground running anytime he saw a lapse in the defense. The strategy led to 719 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground.



   


 


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