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Introducing The Tablet’s HS All-Star Gridiron Team

With another competitive season of Brooklyn/Queens CHSFL football in the books, here is The Tablet’s 2016 All-Diocesan Team.

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

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

First-Team Offense

Quarterback

Christian Valdez: Holy Cross; senior; 70-for-139 passing, 1,135 yds., nine passing TDs, 37 carries, 342 rushing yds., six rushing TDs; played in CHSFL Senior Bowl; recipient of CHSFL Golden 11 Award

Running Back

Roberto Auguste: Xaverian; sophomore; 836 rushing yds. (led CHSFL ‘A’ Division), six rushing TDs, 140 receiving yds.; selected All-League CHSFL

Siddiq Muhammad
Siddiq Muhammad

 

Justin Felder: Holy Cross; junior; 138 carries, 905 rushing yds., nine rushing TDs, 10 catches, 62 yds.; selected All-League CHSFL

Siddiq Muhammad: Christ the King; senior; 84 carries, 673 rushing yds., seven rushing TDs; selected All-League CHSFL; played in CHSFL Senior Bowl; committed to play at Marshall University, Huntington, W. Va.; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Wide Receiver/Tight End

Michael Ciardiello
Michael Ciardiello

Michael Ciardiello: Holy Cross; senior; 22 catches, 441 receiving yds., three receiving TDs, 13 carries, 99 rushing yds., two rushing TDs; selected All-League CHSFL; played in CHSFL Senior Bowl; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Tosin Oyekanmi: Christ the King; senior; team captain; 24 catches, 541 receiving yds., six receiving TDs; selected All-League CHSFL; played in CHSFL Senior Bowl; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Offensive Line

Dan Welsome: Xaverian; senior; team captain; selected All-League CHSFL; played in CHSFL Senior Bowl; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Camarin Blair: St. Francis Prep; senior; selected All-League CHSFL; played in CHSFL Senior Bowl

Nicholas Torres: Holy Cross; senior; selected All-League CHSFL; played in CHSFL Senior Bowl

Nikolas Pravata
Nikolas Pravata

Nikolas Pravata: Holy Cross; senior; played in CHSFL Senior Bowl; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Jason Mohr: Holy Cross; senior; team captain; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Darius Nieves: Christ the King; senior; team captain; selected All-League CHSFL; played in CHSFL Senior Bowl

First-Team Defense

 

Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor

Defensive Line

Lucas Anastasis: Holy Cross; senior; 47 tackles; selected All-League CHSFL; played in CHSFL Senior Bowl

Michael Taylor: Holy Cross; junior; 35 tackles, 3.0 sacks; selected All-League CHSFL

Anthony Lang: Christ the King; senior; 45 tackles, 6.0 sacks; selected All-League CHSFL; played in CHSFL Senior Bowl; committed to play at the State University at Albany, N.Y.

Linebacker

Julius Arcaro
Julius Arcaro

Julius Arcaro: Xaverian; senior; team captain; 75 tackles, two interceptions; selected All-League CHSFL; played in CHSFL Senior Bowl; recipient of Vincent O’Connor Memorial Award for ‘A’ Division Defensive Player of the Year; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Dylan McCutchen
Dylan McCutchen

Dylan McCutchen: Holy Cross; senior; team captain; 48 tackles, two sacks; selected All-League CHSFL; played in CHSFL Senior Bowl; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Nick Hunter: Christ the King; junior; 82 tackles, three sacks; selected All- CHSFL

Defensive Back

Shawn Bendeck: St. Francis Prep; junior; 74 tackles; selected All-League CHSFL

Justin Hollis: St. Francis Prep; senior; two interceptions; selected All-League CHSFL; played in CHSFL Senior Bowl

 

Terrell Jones
Terrell Jones

Michael Fellin: Holy Cross; senior; 70 tackles; selected All-League CHSFL; played in CHSFL Senior Bowl

Justin Terry: Christ the King; senior; team captain; 28 tackles, two interceptions; selected All-League CHSFL; played in CHSFL Senior Bowl; committed to Monmouth University, West Long Branch, N.J.; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Terrell Jones: Christ the King; senior; 39 tackles, three interceptions; selected All-League CHSFL; played in CHSFL Senior Bowl

Jordan Serrano: Nazareth; senior; team captain; 53 tackles, two interceptions; selected All-League CHSFL

First-Team Special Teams

 

Marc Anthony Dalce
Marc Anthony Dalce

Kicker

Chris Monti: Xaverian; senior, three-for-three on field goal attempts, long of 39 yds., 10-for-13 on extra-point attempts; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Punter

Marc Anthony Dalce: St. Francis Prep; junior; 32 punts, 1,193 punting yds., 37.3-yd. punt average, long punt of 61 yds., 12 punts downed inside the 20-yd. line; selected All-League CHSFL

Second-Team Offense

Quarterback

Demetrious Wilson: Christ the King; junior; 58-of-103 passing, 977 passing yds., nine passing TDs, 44 carries, 208 rushing yds., five rushing TDs

Running Back

Christopher Auricchio: St. Francis Prep; junior; 84 carries, 320 rushing TDs, six catches 54 receiving yds., two receiving TDs

Ryan Brathwaite: Nazareth; sophomore; 750 rushing TDs, eight rushing TDs

Wide Receiver/Tight End

Tim McCabe: Xaverian; junior; eight catches, 117 receiving yds., two receiving TDs

Khalil Tawfiq: Holy Cross; senior; nine catches, 142 receiving yds., two receiving TDs, 25 carries, 133 rushing yds.

Offensive Line

Dan Desena: Xaverian; senior

Joe Leone: Xaverian; sophomore

Mathew Perez: Xaverian; senior; played in CHSFL Senior Bowl

Andrew Dasaro: Xaverian; senior

Thomas DiPasquale: Holy Cross; senior; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Christian Mason: Holy Cross; junior

Second-Team Defense

Defensive Line

Christopher Terrano: St. Francis Prep; junior; 36 tackles, 1.5 sacks

Jonathan Coste: Christ the King; senior; 44 tackles, three sacks; played in CHSFL Senior Bowl; committed to play at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Conn.; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Jonathan Brathwaite: Nazareth; senior; selected All-League CHSFL; played in CHSFL Senior Bowl

Linebacker

Marc Anthony Dalce: St. Francis Prep; junior; 71 tackles, 2.5 sacks; selected All-League CHSFL

Cecil Ryan Meed: Xaverian; sophomore; 50 tackles

Joe Randazzo: Xaverian; sophomore; 39 tackles

Defensive Back

Emmanuelle Olagunju: Xaverian; freshman; 18 tackles, two interceptions

Jason Perlstein: Xaverian; sophomore; 28 tackles; one interception

Liam Malsy: St. Francis Prep; junior; 13 tackles

Corey Allen: Holy Cross; junior; 29 tackles

Randy Pringle: Christ the King; senior; 50 tackles, two interceptions; committed to play at Stony Brook University, L.I.

Second-Team Special Teams

Kicker 

Devin Mulic: Christ the King; sophomore; two-for-two on field goal attempts, long of 32 yds., 15-of-18 on extra-point attempts; 2015 Tablet All-Star

Punter

Dylan McCutchen: Holy Cross; senior; team captain; 10 punts, 912 punting yds., 28.5-yd. punt average; selected All-League CHSFL; played in CHSFL Senior Bowl; 2015 Tablet All-Star


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