Player of the Year

Franco Rifici

Holy Spirit, SR

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RB/LB/K 5-foot-7 165 pounds

There isn't much that Rifici didn't do for the Spartans, who finished 11-1 and won the Cape-Atlantic League American Conference. Rifici rushed for more than 200 yards. He intercepted two passes and returned one for a touchdown. He also kicked four field goals and 43-of-50 extra points.


Cinjun Erskine

Barnegat, Jr.

QB 6-2 201

Erskine completed 78-of-142 passes for 1,119 yards and 15 touchdowns. Also rushed 111 times for 651 yards and six touchdowns. Massachusetts and Miami (Fla.) have offered him scholarships.

Lamont Harris

St. Augustine Prep, Jr.

RB 5-8 190

Harris rushed 262 times for 1,768 yards and 21 touchdowns. He tied for the Cape-Atlantic League scoring lead with 126 points.

David Hood

Absegami, Sr.

RB 5-10 185

Hood verbally committed to Temple. Rushed 186 times for 1,431 yards and 17 touchdowns. Finished tied for the CAL scoring lead with 126 points.

Rob Ennis

Millville, Jr.

RB 5-10 180

Ennis rushed 171 times for 1,303 yards and 17 touchdowns. Missed two games with injury.

Isiah Graves

Atlantic City, Sr.

WR 6-1 185

Graves caught 27 passes for 453 yards and seven touchdowns.

Austin Francisco

St. Augustine Prep, Sr.

WR 6-3 200

Francisco caught 62 passes for 1,049 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Mike Gesicki

Southern Regional, Sr.

WR 6-6 225

Gesicki verbally committed to Penn State. Caught 33 passes for 530 yards and four touchdowns. Finished his career with 103 catches for 1,817 yards, both Southern records.

Sam Madden

Barnegat, Jr.

OL 6-7 328

Madden is a dominant offensive lineman with size and quickness. Boston College, Iowa, Rutgers, Miami (Fla.), South Carolina and Wisconsin have offered him scholarships.

Bob Frederico

Hammonton, Sr.

OL 6-0 260

Frederico started three seasons for Hammonton. He led a offensive line that helped spark the Blue Devils to a 6-4 record. Frederico also excelled on the defensive line, where he had three sacks and 41 tackles.

Jamil Demby

Vineland, Sr.

OL 6-5 290

Demby is a quick and strong lineman. Several colleges are showing interest in him, including Lafayette.

Roman Rudisill

Absegami, Sr.

Sr. 6-2 280

Rudisill helped block for running back David Hood, who finished with more than 3,000 career yards. He will attend Middlebury College in Vermont.

Joe Greer

St. Joseph, Jr.

OL 6-3 220

A standout lineman, Greer helped the Wildcats finish 11-1 and win the state Non-Public I championship. St. Joe rushed for an average of 323.8 yards per game behind Greer and the rest of the offensive line.

Salaam Horne

St. Joseph, So.

PR/QB/DB 5-11 165

Horne emerged as one of the Cape-Atlantic League's most dynamic players. He returned four punts for touchdowns and also excelled at quarterback and defensive back. He threw for 572 yards and seven touchdowns and also ran for 572 yards and five touchdowns.

Kyle Snow

St. Augustine Prep, Sr.

K 5-10 180

Snow converted 3-of-4 field-goal attempts, with a long of 42 yards. Snow also made 46-of-52 extra points. Averaged 37.13 yards per punt.


Ray Ellis

Holy Spirit, Sr.

DT 6-1 280

Ellis is a dominant defensive player. He had five sacks. Several colleges have shown interest, including Delaware, Villanova, Buffalo and Miami (Ohio).

Antoine White

Millville, Sr.

DL 6-3 250

White verbally committed to Penn State. He made 70 tackles. He intercepted two passes and returned one for a touchdown. White also forced two fumbles and blocked an extra point.

Kenny Randall

Mainland Regional, Sr.

DL 6-3 290

Randall verbally committed to Temple University. He made 47 tackles - nine for losses. Randall had three sacks.

Keith Alston

Cedar Creek, Sr.

DL 5-11 235

Alston helped the Pirates finish as Cape-Atlantic League National Conference co-champions. He made 28 tackles, 51/2 for losses. Cedar Creek allowed just seven rushing touchdowns - the fewest in the Cape-Atlantic League.

Ralph Collazo

Cedar Creek, Sr.

DL 6-1 260

Collazo made 28 tackles and contributed four sacks and 12 tackles for losses.

Jeff Steeb

Holy Spirit, Sr.

LB 6-3 215

Steeb verbally committed to Villanova. He has the strength to stop the run and the speed to cover receivers out of the backfield. Steeb led the Spartans with 10 tackles in a 35-16 loss to DePaul in the state Non-Public II title game.

Ed Shockley

Millville, Sr.

LB 6-0 216

Shockley is one of the top linebackers in South Jersey. He made 110 tackles and also contributed five sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble.

C.J. LaFragola

St. Joseph, Jr.

LB 5-11 185

LaFragola is one of the Cape-Atlantic League's best players. He made 74 tackles -15 for losses. He also contributed two sacks and three interceptions. On offense, he rushed 143 times for 1,149 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Dylan Rosu

Hammonton, Sr.

LB 6-0 210

Rosu played varsity since he was a freshman. Rosu made 82 tackles. He also recovered two fumbles, caused a fumble and intercepted two passes. Rosu rushed for 644 yards and six touchdowns.

Quasheem Taylor

Bridgeton, Sr.

LB 5-10 195

Taylor made 61 tackles -15 for losses. He also intercepted a pass and caused two fumbles. On offense, Taylor rushed 84 times for 802 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Alex Padovani

Hammonton, Sr.

DB 6-2 185

Padovani verbally committed to Villanova. He intercepted three passes and made 46 tackles. Padovani also caught seven touchdown passes at wide receiver and kicked three field goals.

A.J. Dawson

Holy Spirit, Sr.

DB 5-9 160

Dawson is one of the state's top defensive backs. He intercepted four passes and returned interceptions 30, 48 and 85 yards for touchdowns. Several colleges are recruiting him, most notably Villanova.

Cody Sampson

St. Joseph, Sr.

DB 5-10 180

Sampson intercepted five passes. He also made 51 tackles - seven for losses. Sampson also played running back, where he rushed for 641 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Cappadonna Miller

Bridgeton, Jr.

DB 5-7 155

Miller intercepted seven passes and scored three defensive touchdowns. He made 55 tackles. On offense, Miller rushed for 446 yards and had 283 receiving yards.


Christian Tutela

Lacey Township, Sr.

RB/WR/DB 5-10 180

Tutela lined up at running back and wide receiver and also played defensive back. He caught 54 passes for 1,053 yards and 14 touchdowns. Tutela also rushed 41 times for 302 yards and two touchdowns. He made 65 tackles on defense.

Ryquell Armstead

Millville, Jr.

RB/WR/DB 6-0 185

Armstead's speed helped him in excel at running back, defensive back and wide receiver. He rushed 109 times for 1,071 yards and 15 touchdowns. Armstead also caught 11 passes for 53 yards. He returned two kickoffs for touchdowns.

A'Laam Horne

St. Joseph, So.

RB/DB/KR 5-10 165

Horne wowed crowds with several long touchdown runs. He played running back and defensive back, and also returned kicks. Horne rushed 65 times for 728 yards and 10 touchdowns. He intercepted two passes and returned a kickoff for a touchdown.

T.J. Anderson

Holy Spirit, Sr.

QB/DE 6-0 215

Anderson excelled at quarterback and defensive end for the Spartans. He rushed for eight touchdowns and more than 450 yards. He also threw six touchdown passes.

Manny Bowen

Barnegat, Jr.

LB/WR 6-3 195

A dynamic player, Bowen excelled at linebacker and wide receiver. He made 78 tackles, 18 for losses. Bowen also caught 25 passes for 479 yards and eight touchdowns.


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