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Tablet’s All-Diocesan HS Football Team

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With another competitive season of Brooklyn/Queens CHSFL football in the books, here’s a look at The Tablet’s 2015 All-Diocesan Team.

Players were selected from the five schools that field gridiron teams in Brooklyn and Queens: Christ the King H.S., Middle Village; Holy Cross H.S., Flushing; Nazareth H.S., East Flatbush; St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows; and Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge.

Special thanks to the league’s coaches for providing nominations and statistics.

First-Team Offense

 

Quarterback

Phil DePaulis: Xaverian, senior; team captain; 1,427 Total yds., 13 Rushing TDs; named CHSFL ‘A’ Offensive Player of the Year; All-League CHSFL Selection; named CHSFL Player of the Week for Week 3; named Offensive Player of the Game in ‘A’ Championship

Running Backs

Brandon Peterson: Xaverian, senior; 1,027 Rushing yds., 213 Receiving yds., 18 TDs; All-League CHSFL Selection; played in 2015 Senior Bowl; named CHSFL Player of the Week for Playoff Semifinal Round; 2014 Tablet All-Star; 2013 Tablet All-Star Honorable Mention

Aaron Griffin: Holy Cross, senior; 154 Carries, 841 Rushing yds., four Receptions, 102 Receiving yds., six TDs; All-League CHSFL Selection; played in 2015 Senior Bowl; named CHSFL Player of the Week for Week 4

Ahmad Fernandez: Christ the King, senior; 73 Carries, 608 Rushing yds., nine Rushing TDs; All-League CHSFL Selection; played in 2015 Senior Bowl; 2014 Tablet All-Star

Giovanni Downie: Christ the King, senior; 37 Carries, 464 Rushing yds., 10 Rushing TDs, eight Receptions, 100 Receiving yds.; All-League CHSFL Selection; played in 2015 Senior Bowl

Siddiq Muhammad: Christ the King, junior; 32 Carries, 403 Rushing yds., 11 Rushing TDs, one Kickoff Return TD; All-League CHSFL Selection

Wide Receivers

Tosin Oyekanmi: Christ the King, junior; 30 Receptions, 674 Receiving yds., eight Receiving TDs; All-League CHSFL Selection

Alex Miranda: Christ the King, senior; 18 Receptions, 409 Receiving yds., five Receiving TDs; All-League CHSFL Selection; played in 2015 Senior Bowl

Offensive Line

Nick Zovich: St. Francis Prep, senior; All-League CHSFL Selection; played in 2015 Senior Bowl

Alex Bracco: St. Francis Prep, senior; All-League CHSFL Selection; played in 2015 Senior Bowl; won CHSFL postseason “Golden 11” award

Jason Mohr: Holy Cross, junior; All-League CHSFL Selection

Salvatore Dimuro: Holy Cross, senior; played in 2015 Senior Bowl

John Santiago: Xaverian, senior; played in 2015 Senior Bowl; 2014 Tablet All-Star

James Baglino: Xaverian, senior; team captain; won CHSFL postseason “Golden 11” award; 2014 Tablet All-Star

Joshua McNeil: Nazareth, senior: team captain; All-League CHSFL Selection; played in 2015 Senior Bowl

First-Team Defense

 

Defensive Line

Mike Marinelli: Xaverian, junior; 82 Tackles, 10.0 Sacks, 12 Tackles for Loss, four Fumble Recoveries; named CHSFL ‘A’ Lineman of the Year; All-League CHSFL Selection; named Defensive Player of the Game in ‘A’ Championship; 2014 Tablet All-Star

Lorenzo Worrell: Christ the King, senior; 56 Tackles, 9.0 Sacks, one Fumble Recovery; named CHSFL ‘AA’ Lineman of the Year; All-League CHSFL Selection; played in 2015 Senior Bowl; 2013 Tablet All-Star

Tahriq Gordon: Nazareth, senior; team captain; 62 Tackles, 8.0 Sacks; All-League CHSFL Selection; played in 2015 Senior Bowl; named CHSFL ‘A’ Defensive Player of the Year; 2014 Tablet All-Star

Darren Spaulding: Nazareth, senior; team captain; 45 Tackles, 3.0 Sacks; All-League CHSFL Selection; played in 2015 Senior Bowl; 2013 Tablet All-Star

Stephen Barongi: Holy Cross, senior; 55 Tackles, 4.0 Sacks, nine Tackles for Loss; All-League CHSFL Selection; played in 2015 Senior Bowl

Linebackers

Brent Priester: Christ the King, senior; 107 Tackles, 2.0 Sacks; All-League CHSFL Selection; played in 2015 Senior Bowl; 2013 and 2014 Tablet All-Star

Matthew Grizzle: Christ the King, senior; 85 Tackles, 2.0 Sacks, three Fumble Recoveries, one TD; All-League CHSFL Selection; played in 2015 Senior Bowl

Defensive Backs

Justin Terry: Christ the King, junior; 64 Tackles, two Fumble Recoveries, two TDs

Nick Calle: Christ the King, senior; 61 Tackles, two Interceptions; All-League CHSFL Selection; played in 2015 Senior Bowl

Garfield Hall: Christ the King, senior; 32 Tackles, four Interceptions

Donte’ Snell: Holy Cross, senior; 34 Tackles, two Blocked Punts; All-League CHSFL Selection; played in 2015 Senior Bowl

First-Team Special Teams

 

Kicker

Chris Monti: Xaverian, junior; 39-of-44 on Extra-Point Attempts; 2-of-3 on Field-Goal Attempts, Long 33 yds.

Punter

Dylan McCutchen: Holy Cross, junior; 27 Punts, 915 Punting yds., 33.89 Punt Average; All-League CHSFL Selection

Second-Team Offense

 

Quarterback

David Navas: Christ the King, senior; team captain; 66-of-116 Passing, 1,208 Passing yds., 12 Passing TDs; All-League CHSFL Selection; played in 2015 Senior Bowl; named CHSFL Player of the Week for Week 6; 2014 Tablet All-Star

Running Backs

Jeremiah Nelson: Holy Cross, senior; 75 Carries, 316 Rushing yds., eight Receptions, 145 Receiving yds., four TDs; All-League CHSFL Selection; played in 2015 Senior Bowl; 2014 Tablet All-Star

Edwin Villegas: Holy Cross, senior; team captain; 17 Carries, 70 Rushing yds., six Receptions, 38 Receiving yds.; All-League CHSFL Selection; played in 2015 Senior Bowl

Adrian Velez: Christ the King, junior; 41 Carries, 419 Rushing yds., seven Rushing TDs

Josh Angevine: Running Back, St. Francis Prep, junior; 64 Carries, 357 Rushing yds., three Rushing TDs, eight Receptions, 82 Receiving yds.

A.J. Hoy: Running Back, St. Francis Prep, senior; 23 Carries, 184 Rushing yds., three Rushing TDs, 11 Receptions, 322 Receiving yds., four Receiving TDs

Wide Receivers

Vincent Finizio: Xaverian, senior; 262 Receiving yds., three Receiving TDs

Revonne Smalls: Holy Cross, senior; seven Receptions, 154 Receiving yds.

Offensive Line

Jonathan Mendez: Christ the King, junior

Jonathan Coste: Christ the King, junior

Nikolas Pravata: Holy Cross, junior

Daniel Sparrow: Holy Cross, senior

Thomas DiPasquale: Holy Cross, junior

Anthony Marinelli: Xaverian, sophomore

Daniel Welsome: Xaverian, junior

Second-Team Defense

 

Defensive Line

Michael Lynch: St. Francis Prep, senior; team captain; 23 Tackles, 3.0 Sacks, one Fumble Recovery; All-League CHSFL Selection; played in 2015 Senior Bowl

Dylan McCutchen: Holy Cross, junior; 30 Tackles, 2.0 Sacks; All-League CHSFL Selection

Kahron Hogans: Holy Cross, senior; team captain; 35 Tackles, two Fumble Recoveries; played in 2015 Senior Bowl

James Baglino: Xaverian, senior; team captain; 44 Tackles, 6.0 Sacks, one Fumble Recovery; won CHSFL postseason “Golden 11” award; played in 2015 Senior Bowl; 2014 Tablet All-Sta

Jonathan Coste: Christ the King, junior; 42 Tackles, 7.0 Sacks

Linebackers

Robert Massucci: Xaverian, senior; 53 Tackles; played in 2015 Senior Bowl; named CHSFL Player of the Week for Week 5

Julius Arcaro: Xaverian, junior; 49 Tackles, 4.5 Tackles for Loss, two Interceptions

Defensive Backs

Vincent Finizio: Xaverian, senior; 33 Tackles, 18 Passes Defended, two Interceptions

James Patsis: Xaverian, senior; 29 Tackles, three Interceptions; 2014 Tablet All-Star

Tyler Stewart: Xaverian, senior; 27 Tackles, 17 Passes Defended

Michael Ciardiello: Holy Cross, junior; 23 Tackles, one Interception

Second-Team Special Teams

 

Kicker

Devin Mulic: Christ the King, freshman; converted 12-of-17 Extra-Points

Punter

Tyler Siamas: St. Francis Prep, junior; 12 Punts, 417 Punting yds., 34.8 Punt Average, Long 61 yds., four Punts Within 20


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