Hersman named top defender in 2-4A

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Football: LA picks up 11 All-District first team slots for 2012

By The Staff

Sophomore Elliot Hersman was named the District 2-4A Defensive Most Valuable Player for the 2012 football season.
The All-District first and second teams were announced earlier this week, with Hersman picking up one of the top two player honors bestowed by 2-4A.
Hersman led the Hilltoppers in solo tackles (49), total tackles (78) and sacks (3.0) from his linebacker spot.
Los Alamos placed six players on the district’s first team offense and five on the first team defense for the season. Those 11 total selections were actually more than were earned by the district champion Santa Fe, which got nine All-District nods.
Santa Fe, which went a perfect 4-0 in district to advance to the playoffs for the first time in 26 years, did earn the Offensive MVP, which went to running back Anthony Abeyta, and Coach of the Year, which was picked up by Ray Holladay for leading the Demons to the long-awaited playoff appearance.
Hilltopper quarterback Brice Van Etten actually beat out Santa Fe quarterback Jordan Booth-Homer for the first team nod. Van Etten averaged 109 yards throwing and 55.2 yards rushing per game, threw 8 touchdown passes and ran for 14 touchdowns, including 4 in Los Alamos’ Oct. 26 win over Española Valley.
Los Alamos finished the season 6-4 overall and 3-1 in district play, one game behind the Demons in the 2-4A race.


First team offense

Brice Van Etten, Los Alamos, QB
Luke Lucero, Bernalillo, RB
Arnoldo Ortiz, Los Alamos, RB
Lucas Bustos, Española Valley, RB
Xavier Dennison, Los Alamos, RB
Daniel Jacquez, Santa Fe, WR
Nathan Cordova, Española Valley, WR
Clint Adams, Los Alamos, OL
John Schueler, Los Alamos, OL
Devin Samora, Bernalillo, OL
Angel Ramirez, Santa Fe, OL
Harlan Miller, Santa Fe, OL
Jessie Fresquez, Española Valley, OL
Mario Holladay, Santa Fe, TE
Seth Drop, Los Alamos, TE
Antonio Garcia, Española Valley, P

Second team offense

Jordan Booth-Homer, Santa Fe, QB
Devin Van Hoose, Bernalillo, RB
Gabriel Rincon, Capital, RB
James Higdon, Los Alamos, WR
Nick Reyes, Bernalillo, WR
Derrick Chavez, Capital, WR
Elijah Alva, Santa Fe, OL
Josiah Candelaria, Bernalillo, OL
Ryan Nieto, Bernalillo, OL
Ruben Blea, Santa Fe, OL
Santiago Dominguez, Bernalillo, TE
Cory Geyer, Los Alamos, TE

First team defense

Nathan Cordova, Española Valley, LB
Joe Trujillo, Española Valley, LB
Arnoldo Ortiz, Los Alamos, LB
Zach Ray, Bernalillo, DE
Raymond Fasano, Bernalillo, DE
Clint Adams, Los Alamos, DE
Marcus Alarid, Santa Fe, DE
Jonah Schmelz, Santa Fe, DT
John Schueler, Los Alamos, DT
Andres Encinias, Santa Fe, DB
Daniel Jacquez, Santa Fe, DB
Seth Drop, Los Alamos, DB
James Higdon, Los Alamos, DB
Lucas Bustos, Española Valley, DB
Jordan Booth-Homer, Santa Fe, DB

Second team defense

Jose Monclova, Bernalillo, LB
Xavier Dennison, Los Alamos, LB
Bryan Alcon, Capital, LB
Jordan Burks, Capital, LB
Cory Geyer, Los Alamos, LB
Peter Brewer, Los Alamos, DE
Emmanuel Martinez, Española Valley, DE
Jessie Fresquez, Española Valley, DE
Gabriel Rincon, Capital, DE
Diego Madrid, Los Alamos, DT
Sevastian Gurule, Santa Fe, DT
Joaquin Campos, Española Valley, DT
Derrick Chavez, Capital, DB
Isaiah Anaya, Capital, DB
Taz Abeyta, Bernalillo, DB
Luis Molinar, Bernalillo, DB

Offensive MVP
Anthony Abeyta, Santa Fe

Defensive MVP

Elliot Hersman, Los Alamos

Coach of the Year
Ray Holladay, Santa Fe