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The Tablet’s 2017 HS Football All-Star Team

With another competitive season of Brooklyn/Queens CHSFL football in the books, here is The Tablet’s 2017 All-Diocesan Team.

Players were selected from the five high 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

Omarion Jones, QB, St. Francis Prep

Omarion Jones, St. Francis Prep; sophomore; 46-of-95 passing, 667 passing yds., seven passing TDs, 78 carries, 580 rushing yds., three rushing TDs; selected CHSFL All-League

 

 

 

 

 

Running Back

Justin Felder, Holy Cross; senior; team captain; 173 carries, 1,600 rushing yds. (led CHSFL), 21 rushing TDs (led CHSFL), 11 catches ,138 receiving yds.; selected CHSFL All-League; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Justin Felder, Running Back, Holy Cross

Roberto Auguste: Xaverian; junior; 144 carries, 1,126 rushing yds., 14 rushing TDs, 10 catches, 46 receiving yds.; selected CHSFL All-League; named CHSFL ‘A’ Offensive Player of the Year; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Roberto Auguste, Def Back, Xaverian

Tirek Murphy, Christ the King; sophomore; 71 carries, 393 rushing yds., two rushing TDs, 12 catches, 180 receiving yds., one receiving TD

Marc-Anthony Dalce, St. Francis Prep; senior; team captain; 40 carries, 222 rushing yds., two rushing TDs, nine catches, 169 receiving yds., three receiving TDs; selected CHSFL All-League; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Fullback

Christopher Auricchio, FB, St. Francis Prep

Christopher Auricchio, St. Francis Prep; senior; team captain; 120 carries, 423 rushing yds., seven rushing TDs; seven catches, 70 receiving yds.; selected CHSFL All-League; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Wide Receiver

Corey Allen, Holy Cross; senior; 16 catches, 353 receiving yds., five receiving TDs, 16 carries , 99 rushing yds., three rushing TDs; selected CHSFL All-League; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Isaiah Amazon, Xaverian; junior; 10 catches, 269 yds., two TDs

Rudy Silvera, Christ the King; junior; 19 catches, 233 yds., one TD

Tight End

Tim McCabe, Xaverian; senior; 17 catches, 295 yds., four TDs; played in 2017 CHSFL Senior Bowl; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Tim McCabe, Tight End, Xaverian

Jason Perlstein, Xaverian; junior; 15 catches, 239 yds., two TDs; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Offensive Line

Benjamin Ortiz:,St. Francis Prep; senior; team captain; 28 pancake blocks; selected CHSFL All-League

Maxamillion O’Quinn, Holy Cross; senior

Christian Mason, Holy Cross; senior; team captain; selected CHSFL All-League; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Christian Appel, Xaverian; junior

Joe Leone, Xaverian; senior; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Darryl Fuller, Christ the King; junior

First-Team Defense

Defensive Line

Michael Taylor, Holy Cross; senior; team captain; 40 tackles, eight tackles for loss, three sacks; selected CHSFL All-League; will attend Villanova University, Pa.; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Benjamin Ortiz, St. Francis Prep; senior; team captain; 37 tackles

Ryan Tarantini, St. Francis Prep; senior; 53 tackles, eight tackles for loss, two sacks, one forced fumble

Christopher Terrano, St. Francis Prep; senior; 41 tackles; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Christian Appel, Xaverian; junior; 49 tackles

Isaiah Amazon, Xaverian; junior; 44 tackles, four sacks, two fumble recoveries for TDs

Linebacker

Shawn Bendeck, St. Francis Prep; senior; team captain; 121 tackles (led CHSFL), 14 tackles for loss, one interception, five forced fumbles; selected CHSFL All-League; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Marc-Anthony Dalce, St. Francis Prep; senior; team captain; 67 tackles, 16 tackles for loss; selected CHSFL All-League; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Christopher Auricchio: St. Francis Prep; senior; team captain; 31 tackles, eight tackles for loss, three sacks; selected CHSFL All-League; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Donte Kenney, Holy Cross; junior; 81 tackles, eight tackles for loss, three sacks

Jahlil Watson, Christ the King; junior; 70 tackles, one sack

Nicholas Hunter, Christ the King; senior; 113 tackles, one interception; selected CHSFL All-League; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Phillip Iacono, Xaverian; senior; 78 tackles, two sacks, one interception; selected CHSFL All-League; played in 2017 CHSFL Senior Bowl

Defensive Back

Roberto Auguste, Xaverian; junior; 52 tackles, two interception; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Jason Perlstein, Xaverian; junior; 48 tackles, two interceptions; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Corey Allen, Holy Cross; senior; 60 tackles, three interceptions; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Myles Taitt-Cooper, Holy Cross; senior; 40 tackles, one interception

First-Team Special Teams

Kicker

Joseph Higgins, Holy Cross; senior; 16-of-23 on extra point attempts, 1-of-1 on field goal attempts

Punter

Marc-Anthony Dalce: St. Francis Prep; senior; team captain; 39 punts, 1,261 yds., 32.3 punt average, 17 punts inside the 20-yd. line (led CHSFL); selected CHSFL All-League; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Second-Team Offense

Quarterback

James Resker, Xaverian; sophomore; 54-of-96 passing, 845 passing yds., seven passing TDs, 32 carries, 69 rushing yds., two rushing TDs; selected CHSFL All-League

Running Back

Justin McDuffie, Nazareth; sophomore; 55 carries, 134 yds., two TDs

Tahliq Battle, Christ the King; sophomore; 22 carries, 102 rushing yds., 16 catches, 138 receiving yds., two receiving TDs

Nazareth McFarlan, St. Francis Prep; junior; 72 carries, 401 rushing yds., four rushing TDs, 13 catches, 119 receiving yds., one receiving TD

Thomas Resker, Xaverian; sophomore; 34 carries, rushing 315 yds., four rushing TDs, nine catches, 83 receiving yds.

Fullback

Kevin Fleetwood, Nazareth; junior; team captain; 13 carries, 51 rushing yds., one rushing TD; three catches, 26 receiving yds.

Wide Receiver

Korey Armstrong, Nazareth; senior; six catches, 104 yds., one TD

Ricky Varuzzi, St. Francis Prep; senior; nine catches; 127 yds., one TD

Patrick McArdle, St. Francis Prep; senior; nine catches; 202 yds., two TDs

Tight End

Brandon Orgill, Holy Cross; senior; 16 catches, 199 yds.

Jared Hunte-Harrison, Christ the King; junior; 23 catches, 227 yds.

Offensive Line

Michael Gray, Nazareth; senior; team captain

Max Cassamajor, St. Francis Prep; junior

Christopher Terrano, St. Francis Prep; senior; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Derrin Hansen, Xaverian; sophomore

James Pichardo, Xaverian; senior

Cameron Mullinax, Xaverian; senior; played in 2017 CHSFL Senior Bowl

Second-Team Defense

Defensive Line

Brenton Winter, Nazareth; junior; team captain; 19 tackles

Elijah Jordan, Nazareth; junior; 31 tackles, three sacks

Prince Williams, Christ the King; senior; 27 tackles, two sacks

Darryl Fuller, Christ the King; junior; 23 tackles, one sack

Christian Mason, Holy Cross; senior; team captain; 11 tackles, two sacks; selected CHSFL All-League; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Max Cassmajor, St. Francis Prep; junior; 22 tackles, four tackles for loss

Linebacker

Stephen Tropiano, Xaverian; senior; 45 tackles, two sacks

Derrin Hansen, Xaverian; sophomore; 43 tackles, one sack

Brandon Ramrattan, Xaverian; junior; 54 tackles

Hordley Pusey, Nazareth; junior; 29 tackles, five sacks

Matthew O’Donnell, St. Francis Prep: senior; team captain, 29 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles; played in 2017 CHSFL Senior Bowl; will attend the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind.

Jaylen Velez, St. Francis Prep; junior; 47 tackles, seven tackles for loss, one interception

Elijah Simmonds, Christ the King; junior; 38 tackles

Defensive Back

Nazareth McFarlan, St. Francis Prep; junior; 32 tackles, three interceptions

Thomas Resker, Xaverian; sophomore; 14 tackles

Justin McDuffie, Nazareth; sophomore; 20 tackles, one interception

Tahliq Battle, Christ the King; sophomore; 37 tackles

Second-Team Special Teams

Kicker

Ray Donahue, Xaverian; senior; 12-of-15 on extra point attempts

Punter

Tirek Murphy, Christ the King; sophomore; 27 punts, 768 yds., 28.4 punt average


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