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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


Contact Jim Mancari via email at jmmanc@gmail.com.

One thought on “The Tablet’s 2017 HS Football All-Star Team

  1. Good acknowledgement of the Christ the king h.s. players. Out of seven that made all league five of them will be returning 3 will be seniors and 2 will be juniors. Christ the king football on the verge of blowing up big next season . They return 19 seniors and 20 juniors and already three of there 4 top players have D1 offers. RB Tirek Murphy has 3 D1 offers ( Cincinnati, Rutgers and FAU. And he’s just a southmore so he’s only gettting beter. Next is Darryl Dj Fuller wit 1 D1 offer bellive me he’s a believe me he’s going to bea beast next season just wait next up is Jared Hunte 6’5”” TE wit his first D1offer to Cincinnati. There 4th player the heart and soul of the defense side of ball Jahlil (young Jah) Watson man child as he’s call just working hard preparing for season and just a matter of time befor he starts getting offers rounding out the rest of the all league players from Christ the king are Thaliq Battle and Rudy Silvera both talented offensive players watch out cause CTK 🏈 is here .

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