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Northern Section releases football all-league teams
The Northern Section released its all-league announcements for football this week and several Mid-Valley athletes were recognized for their efforts this season.
Leading the Butte View League were the undefeated BVL champion Sutter Huskies with nine first-team selections.
Senior fullback Nathan Ahlers was named co-Offensive MVP with Winters quarterback Chris Mayes.
Ahlers has 1,369 yards rushing this year and 25 touchdowns. He's also totaled 214 yards receiving and two touchdown receptions.
A couple of three-year varsity starters were selected as co-Defensive MVPs in Sutter's senior tandem of Philip Robledo and Ryan Staas.
Staas picked up 150 tackles and five forced fumbles. Robledo has 111 tackles on the year.
All three of those players were first team selections last year as well.
Other first team picks for the Huskies included quarterback Trent Little, running back Mat Sanders, offensive guard Carlos Valdez, defensive end Garrett Wallace, defensive tackle Trevor Carr and linebacker Aiden Lang.
Representing Wheatland on the first team were tight end Jordan Samson, quarterback Jackson Hopking, running back Austin Cooper, linebacker Garrett White and safety Damane Tenner.
Rounding out the local All-BVL selections were Gridley's Mat Scott and Jonathan Villapania.
Pierce racked up eight All-Sacramento Valley League selections with its SVL championship this season.
Running back Andy Corona earned co-Offensive MVP honors with 1,362 yards rushing and 20 total touchdowns.
This was Corona's second consecutive first-team nod
Senior defensive lineman Chas Benton and senior linebacker Preston Smith also made the All-SVL squad for the second straight year.
Pierce's other All-SVL picks were quarterback Nate Smith, defensive back Jesus Huerta, wide receiver Oscar Sanchez, defensive lineman David Castaneda, and tight end Joe Howard.
Pierce coach Scott Burnum was named the SVL Coach of the Year.
Live Oak's do-it-all senior Romario Acosta took co-Offensive MVP along with Corona after passing for 1,368 yards and 14 touchdowns. Acosta also rushed for 499 yards and six scores.
This is Acosta's second All-SVL selection in a row. He's also a force at free safety for the Lions with a team-high 70 tackles and two interceptions.
Senior running back Tyler Raymond repeated as an All-SVL as well and joining him on the first team were tight end Aaron Pamma, linebacker/running back Kirk Thao, cornerback Andrew Lopez and offensive lineman Jose Gonzalez.
In the Mid-Valley League, East Nicolaus and Colusa both had their fair share of representation of the all-league team.
For the Spartans, quarterback Zach Schuler, offensive lineman Ty Shill, wide receiver Andrew Sills, wide receiver Francisco Silvas and running back Jeff Limary all made the All-MVL team.
Top honors for Colusa went to running back Andrew Rodriguez, free safety Conner Herrick, offensive lineman Kevin Buenrostro, linebacker Ryan Abele, offensive lineman Adrian Garcia and linebacker R.J. Phillips.
Williams had two players on the All-MVL team with senior running back Tony Boites and senior offensive lineman J.J. Davalos.
Rounding out the local selections was the Mountain Valley League and co-champion Maxwell's seven players.
Senior quarterback George Barajas led the way along with offensive lineman Zach Troughton, running back Blake Vierra, running back Luis Rolon, offensive lineman A.J. Rolon, offensive lineman Hunter Ortiz and offensive lineman Russell Jones.
Topping the list for Biggs were junior fullback Greyson Milburn, senior fullback Steve Brown and senior running back Chance Felkins.