All-League Honors: 17 football players named to all-league teams

The Sacramento Valley, Mid-Valley, and Cascade Valley League have each released their picks of all-league honorees for the 2018 football season, and several players from each of Colusa County’s 11-man programs were among those selected.

A total of five Colusa RedHawks were named to the All-Sacramento Valley League team, which was tied with Williams for the most all-league selections for any county school this year. The RedHawks placed third in the Sacramento Valley League this year, behind Winters and Durham. Among the RedHawks selected were Conner Saso (QB/FS), Brendan Garcia (RB/DL), Luis Espinoza (OL/DL), Christian Lyss (QB/RB/LB), and Leo Guzman (TE/DB/K). 

Pierce, which finished just behind Colusa in the SVL standings, had four players tapped as All-SVL selections, including Ramon Paiz (QB/FS), Matthew Tapia (FB/TE/MLB), Tommy Davis (FB/MLB) and Gabe Villa, who played all over the field for the Bears.

In the Mid-Valley League, the five Yellowjackets who were named as all-league selections were Hunter Povlsen (QB), Anthony Davalos (OL/DL), Aldo Ambriz (WR/DB), Samuel Navarro (WR/DB), and Martin Gomez (DL/K). Williams finished fourth in the Mid-Valley League. 

In the Cascade Valley League, Tony Ambriz (WR/CB) and Timmy Kromis (WR/LB) were the two all-league selections for Maxwell. The Panthers finished seventh in the Cascade Valley League. ■

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Brian Pearson is the Managing Editor & Reporter for the Williams Pioneer Review. Brian joined the Williams Pioneer Review in June 2016 and is committed to bringing hyperlocal news to its readers. A few of his projects include reporting on local government and the newly feature sports page. To contact Brian about this article, or for future articles, please email him at brian@colusacountynews.net