Every year, coaches from the district select their top picks for each position. The players that end up with the most votes are placed on an honorary “all district” team that is meant to recognize the players in each position who had the most class, attitude, and skill. This year your Falcons fill six positions on both the first and second teams.
With an offense as explosive as they had this year, the Falcons were expected to make their presence known on the all district offensive side of the ball — and they did. The entire passing game would be run by Timber Creek players if there were to be an all-district game played. Cade Schrader takes the QB position, Eric Mills and Erik Ezukanma take both wide receiver positions, even the tight end position is held by Timber Creek’s Jerome Jackson. Alan Ali holds his usual place as the first team offensive tackle and the kicking game is held by Jared Sackett as the first team kicker.
While Timber couldn’t get any defensive players in first team, the second team defense has a strong Timber presence. Jackson Worley holds the D-end position, Noah Gnacinski takes the LB spot, Brady Salazar and Blake Southern hold two secondary positions with Blake at CB and Brady at SS. While that’s impressive on its own, Timber’s Tanner Oliver holds the offensive tackle position and and Joey Locurto is at the center position.
Many Timber players were given Honorable mentions meaning they didn’t receive enough votes to take a spot on the first or second teams, but still had a very impressive season.
Honorable Mentions are as listed:
Offensive Guard: Brady Jackson
Wide Receiver: Nic Nelson
Running Back: Blake Irving
Corner Back: Jonathan Wade
Linebacker: Elio Bigirimana (Biggie)
Defensive Tackle: Charlie Hampton.
Additionally, the following players were named to Academic All-State Football teams.
Neftali Ortiz – ELITE
Jin Hong Park – 1st Team
Joshua Ford – 1st Team
Eric Mills – 1st Team
Rachel Bridges – 2nd Team
Tanner Oliver – 2nd Team
Timothy Allison – Honorable Mention