Player of the Year

Donta Pollock

Holy Spirit, Jr.

RB 5-foot-10 196 pounds

A strong powerful runner, whose ability to barrel over would-be tacklers established a dominant tone for Spirit. Carried 277 times for 1,878 yards and 29 touchdowns. Led area scoring with 176 points.

OFFENSE

Craig Cicardo

Lacey Township, Sr.

QB 6-0 190

Led the Lions to an undefeated season and the South Jersey Group III championship. Completed 69-of-105 passes for 1,176 yards and 16 touchdowns. Also rushed 151 times for 592 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Nick SanGiacomo

Barnegat, Sr.

QB 6-4 207

Completed 177-of-339 of passes for 2,575 yards and 22 touchdowns. Headed to Tulane University on a Division I scholarship. Threw for 6,341 yards in his career.

Gordon Hill

St. Joseph, Sr.

FB 6-0 210

Sparked St. Joe's run to the state Non-Public II championship. Rushed 155 times for 1,187 yards and 20 touchdowns. Scored seven touchdowns in the Wildcats' two playoff wins.

Matt McLain

Pinelands Regional, Sr.

RB 5-10 165

Few players in the state had a better statistical season. Rushed 309 times for 2,544 yards and 26 touchdowns. Rushed for more than 300 yards in a game four times. Scored 164 points.

Mike DeTroia

Barnegat, Sr.

WR 6-4, 198

Caught 62 passes for 931 yards and 11 touchdowns. Also excelled on defense with eight interceptions at defensive back. Has nine college scholarship offers from Division I-AA schools

Kevin Marquez

Egg Harbor Township, Sr.

WR 6-1 226

Caught 40 passes for 593 yards and two touchdowns.

Vance Matthews

Lower Cape May, Jr.

WR 6-4 183

Caught 19 passes for 426 yards and eight touchdowns.

Joe Sarnese

Holy Spirit, Sr.

WR/DB 6-1 197

Headed to Villanova University. Caught 21 passes for 316 yards and six touchdowns. Led the Spartans with 93 tackles on defense.

Tim Goodwin

Holy Spirit, Sr.

OL 6-2 272

Helped open up holes for Spirit standout backs Pollock and Nigel Jones. Also played fullback and tight end. Rushed for a touchdown and caught two touchdown passes. Contributed 31/2 sacks on defense.

C.J. Plummer

Hammonton, Sr.

OL 6-3 285

A two-year starter on offense and defense, Hammonton often ran behind Plummer. Blue devils coach Pete Lancetta said teams knew that was coming, but Hammonton still had success following Plummer's blocks.

Nick Tyndal

Millville, Jr.

OL 6-2 255

Outstanding blocker. Helped give quarterback Shaq Lee the time to throw 11 touchdown passes. Opened up holes for running back Alquann Jones to gain nearly 1,000 yards rushing.

Steve Schwartz

Absegami, Sr.

OL 6-4 292

A three-year starter, Schwartz is looking at several colleges, including Maine and Western Michigan. He has tremendous feet and athletic ability, according to Braves coach Dennis Scuderi Jr. Absegami ran behind Schwartz when it needed a big play.

Mike Mazzeo

St. Joseph, Sr.

OL 6-2 225

Mazzeo was a big reason why St. Joe averaged 243.8 rushing yards per game. Also excelled on defense with 34 tackles and five sacks.

Sean Henigin

Bridgeton, Jr.

OL 6-7 332

Henigin is a Division I college prospect. He made 38 tackles on defense. A hard worker and big reason why Bridgeton's running game is so successful. Henigin is a player opposing defenses and offenses must game plan against.

Jim Cooper

Mainland Regional, So.

K 6-1 182

Tied a Cape-Atlantic League record with nine field goals. Longest field goal was 44 yards. Also kicked 25 extra points.

Joe Sprigg

Oakcrest, Sr.

Return 6-0 197

Returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and a punt 65 yards for a score. He also excelled at running back. Sprigg carried 115 times for 668 yards and 10 touchdowns.

ALL-AROUND

Jarrod Molzon

Lacey Township, Sr.

RB/DB/K 5-10 195

One of the area's most versatile players. Rushed 81 times for 732 yards and nine touchdowns. Caught five touchdown passes. Made 53 tackles on defense. Kicked seven field goals, including a . Finished with 131 points.

Jared Sanchez

Hammonton, Sr.

DB/RB/WR/QB 5-11 186

One of the area's best all-around players, he intercepted four passes. On offense, Sanchez ran for 653 yards, had 275 receiving yards, and threw two touchdown passes. He scored 11 touchdowns.

Charles Wynder

Cumberland Regional, Sr.

RB/DB 5-10 160

Wynder sparked the Colts to a 7-3 record. Rushed 197 times for 1,380 yards. Scored 18 touchdowns. Averaged 33.5 yards per kickoff return. Intercepted a pass and caused two fumbles on defense.

DEFENSE

Kaiwan Lewis

St. Joseph, Jr.

DE 6-2 235

Made 79 tackles with six sacks. Intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble. Already has a scholarship offer to Rutgers University.

Max Valles

St. Joseph, Jr.

DE 6-4 205

Had 10 sacks. Returned an interception and a fumble for touchdowns.

Andrew Baumgardner

St. Augustine Prep, Sr.

DL 6-3 252

Sparked the Hermits' defense with 10 sacks. Made 18 tackles for losses. Recovered two fumbles. He is considering James Madison and Maine.

David Viera

Lacey Township, Sr.

DL 5-11 190

Led Lacey with eight sacks. Also made 57 tackles and recovered two fumbles.

Pat Casey

St. Joseph, Sr.

LB 6-1 205

Led the Wildcats with 91 tackles, picked off a pass and recovered two fumbles.

Anthony Sarao

Holy Spirit, Sr.

LB 6-1 216

Committed to Stanford University but still considering other schools, such as UCLA. Made 78 tackles. Had 71/2 sacks.

Dan Mastromatteo

Holy Spirit, Jr.

LB 6-2 217

Made 90 tackles and had 11 sacks. Intercepted a pass.

Brandon Bell

Oakcrest, So.

LB 6-1 196

Bell made 57.5 tackles - 14.5 of them for losses. Had nine sacks. Also starred on offense with 99 carries for 591 yards. Scored eight touchdowns.

Ben Allen

Atlantic City, Sr.

LB 6-1 204

Allen was the leader of a Vikings team that improved to 7-4 after finishing 1-9 last season. Atlantic City won its first playoff game since 1999. Quick and aggressive, Allen was always one of the first Vikings to the ball on a defense that allowed a touchdown or less in four games.

Steve Ribot

Vineland, Sr.

LB 5-10 210

A four-year starter for the Fighting Clan, Ribot made 82 tackles and was one of Vineland's leaders.

Matthew Uveges

Lacey Township, Sr.

LB 5-11 200

Led Lacey with 91 tackles. Also intercepted four passes and recovered two fumbles.

Stephan Thomas

Egg Harbor Township, Sr.

DB 6-0 203

Made 65 tackles -39 of them solo. Picked off three passes. Also starred on offense, where he rushed for 591 yards, caught passes for 217 yards and scored 12 touchdowns.

Gordon Prince

Mainland Regional, Sr.

DB 6-1 186

Made 71 tackles - 32 of them solo. Had six tackles for losses. Picked off a pass and broke up eight passes.

Billy Shimko

Southern Regional, Sr.

DB 5-10 185

Made 51 tackles - 27 of them solo. Picked off four passes. Made two tackles for losses. Returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown. Also excelled on offense with 633 rushing yards, 282 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns.

Chris Gough

St. Augustine Prep, Sr.

P 6-3 170

Gough is the CAL's career kicking points leader with 127 breaking the mark of 122 set by 2007 Mainland Regional graduate Chris Malick. Gough averaged 45 yards per punt. More than 95 percent of his kickoffs resulted in touchbacks. Considering Villanova, Princeton and several other colleges.