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HSGameTime all-area football, first-team defense

By in Press Enterprise on January 6, 2018

By Eric-Paul Johnson

Here are the 15 football players from the Inland area chosen to the HSGameTime first-team defense.

Defensive line, Rancho Verde, Sr.
Green proved a handful for opposing linemen at his nose guard spot. He finished with 85 tackles (22 of them for a loss) and 5.5 sacks. Green forced three fumbles and recovered three more.

Defensive line, Centennial, Jr.
Jackson went up against some of the top offensive linemen and still managed to register six sacks and 11 quarterback pressures. He intercepted one pass and also forced a pair of fumbles.

Defensive line, Cajon, Sr.
Martin was a ferocious pass rusher who set an Inland area record with 30.5 sacks on the season. He tallied 89 tackles (47 for them for a loss), four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

Linebacker, Paloma Valley, Sr.
Bradshaw ranked second in the Inland area with 161 tackles, averaging 12.4 per game. He also led the team with 15 tackles for loss and registered two interceptions and four forced fumbles.

Linebacker, Cajon, Jr.
Perkins led the area with 189 tackles, averaging 11.8 per game. He had 28 tackles for loss and tallied 9.5 sacks. Perkins forced four fumbles, recovered two fumbles and had two interceptions.

Linebacker, Centennial, Sr.
Pitcher led the Huskies with 112 tackles, averaging 9.3 per game, and he ranked second on the team with seven sacks. He forced three fumbles, recovered two fumbles and intercepted one pass.

Linebacker, Redlands, Sr.
Burrola finished with 134 tackles and led the Inland area with 14.9 tackles per game. He had five sacks and nine other tackles for loss. Burrola also rushed for 300 yards and three touchdowns.

Defensive back, Yucaipa, Sr.
Best led the Thunderbirds with 95 tackles and was tied for third in the Inland area with seven interceptions. He also registered two sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

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