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2013 All-New York City football team

by Dylan Butler on
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 10:35 AM — @Dylan_Butler

Updated Mon, Dec 16, 2013 4:49 PM
2013 All-New York City football team
Photo by Damion Reid

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

JAVON MOORE

Lincoln, Sr. QB

Nicknamed “Spanky,” Moore guided the Railsplitters to an undefeated season and a second PSAL title in three years. A second-team selection a year ago, Moore threw for 2,196 yards and 28 touchdowns and rushed for 554 yards and five more TDs.

In the title game at Yankee Stadium, Moore badly sprained his left ankle on the first play of the game, but battled through the pain and connected with Malik Andrews on a late 61-yard touchdown to turn momentum Lincoln’s way.

“He’s a warrior,” Lincoln coach Shawn O’Connor said. “He battled through and made the play when he had to.”

KAHLIL LEWIN

Erasmus Hall, Sr. RB

A second-team selection a year ago, Lewin was second in the PSAL with 1,102 rushing yards during the regular season and had 16 touchdowns. The senior added 357 yards and three more TDs in the playoffs.

ANTOINE HOLLOMAN

Lincoln, Sr. RB

Holloman, who was a second-team selection last year, rushed for 1,463 yards and 23 touchdowns, including 102 yards and a TD in the title game at Yankee Stadium. He gained 2,939 yards and 35 touchdowns in three varsity seasons.

MALIK ANDREWS

Lincoln, Sr. WR

The 6-foot, 193-pound two-way senior helped give Lincoln that dual threat offensively, leading the Railsplitters with 47 receptions for 887 yards and nine touchdowns. In the PSAL championship game, Andrews had six receptions for 117 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

CURTIS SAMUEL

Erasmus Hall, Sr. WR

The Ohio State-bound All-American didn’t get a ton of touches, but he was always a threat with the football in his hands. A two-time first-team selection, Samuel had 1,716 all-purpose yards and 20 touchdowns for the Dutchmen.

RODNEY GONZALEZ

Bishop Ford, Sr. TE

Gonzalez had 45 receptions for 871 yards and nine touchdowns and also rushed for 468 yards and seven TDs to lead Bishop Ford. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound senior from Brooklyn was also named to the CHSFL All-League Offense team.

BRIAN MURPHY

Tottenville, Sr. OL

Andrew Russo was one of the PSAL’s top running backs and Josh Rainey was one of its best quarterbacks. Murphy, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound senior center, was providing the protection and giving Thomas Holley all he could handle in the title game.

JOE VERDI

Monsignor Farrell, Sr. OL

A hard-nosed leader of Monsignor Farrell’s offensive line, the 6-foot-2, 260-pound two-year starter was an excellent pass blocker for the Lions and the senior was named to the CHSFL All-League Offense team.

NICK COUDAKIS

St. Joseph by the Sea, Sr. OL

The 6-foot-1, 295-pound senior captain made the switch from defensive nose guard to anchor the offensive line and helped lead St. Joseph by the Sea to the CHSFL Class AAA quarterfinals. Coudakis was also named to the CHSFL All-League Offense team.

JOSEPH STEVENS

St. Francis Prep, Sr. OL

A two-year starter, the 6-foot, 245-pound senior anchored the offensive line of an explosive St. Francis Prep team that produced more than 1,800 rushing yards this season. He was also named to the CHSFL All-League Offense team.

MASHAWN SIMMONS

John F. Kennedy, Sr. OL

The anchor of the John F. Kennedy offensive and defensive lines, Simmons not only protected talented and versatile quarterback Anthony Cruz, but he also had 52 tackles and six sacks on the defensive side of the ball.

ANTHONY CRUZ

John F. Kennedy, Sr. ATH

One of the most talented quarterback in New York City, Cruz, who has an offer from Stony Brook, did his damage a variety of ways, rushing for 1,088 yards and 13 touchdowns, throwing for 817 yards and five more TDs and recording 59 tackles, six interceptions and a sack defensively.

 

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

JAY HAYES

Poly Prep, Sr. DL

The first ever three-year first-team All-New York City selection, the Notre Dame-bound senior dominated both sides of the line for Poly Prep, a big reason why the Blue Devils went 7-1. The 6-foot-5, 270-pound lineman will play for the U.S. Under-19 National Team in a game against Team Canada in the International Bowl.

THOMAS HOLLEY

Lincoln, Sr. DL

The 6-foot-4, 305-pound two-way tackle has only been playing football for two seasons, but he’s already made a huge impact. The senior All-American, who cut down his substantial recruiting list to Penn State and Florida, had 66 tackles and nine sacks for the Railsplitters.

SAL MAURO

Monsignor Farrell, Soph. DL

Only a sophomore, Mauro was arguably the most dominant defensive end in the CHSHL. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound man-child had 74 tackles, eight for losses, six sacks and had one fumble recovery.

ALEJANDRO OREGON

Lincoln, Jr. DL

While Holley received much of the national attention, Oregon, a 6-foot-2, 212-pound junior defensive end, was one of the most dominant players in the city, leading Lincoln with 69 tackles and 10 sacks.

PETE MOKWUAH

St. Joseph by the Sea, Sr. DL

The Rutgers-bound defensive tackle had a standout second year on the Vikings varsity as the 6-foot-4, 315-pound senior guided St. Joseph by the Sea to the CHSFL Class AAA quarterfinals.

JORDAN FRANCKLIN

Holy Cross, Sr. LB

A three-year starter, Francklin was a beast on both sides of the ball, leading Holy Cross to the CHSFL Class AAA semifinals. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound senior received the Vincent O’Connor Award for the top defensive player in the CHSFL.

LEROY HANCLE

Lincoln, Sr. LB

A two-way standout for the Railsplitters, Hancle was one of the top hitters in the city. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound senior had 60 tackles, three sacks and an interception, while also rushing for 540 yards and 11 touchdowns for the PSAL champions.

KHENDELL PURYEAR

Lincoln, Sr. DB

The 5-foot-7, 160-pound corner doesn’t have the gaudiest numbers, but that’s only because his side of the field was the “no-fly zone.” Puryear, a second-team selection a year ago, had 41 tackles, two interceptions and one touchdown and capped his high school career with a PSAL title.

JAMES MUNSON

Tottenville, Sr. DB

A two-time first team selection, Munson was integral in Tottenville’s march to a second straight PSAL championship game appearance. He had 55 tackles, three interceptions and a defensive touchdown, while also racking up 574 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns as one of the city’s best receivers. In the title game, Munson had two catches for 78 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown.

DARIN PEART

Erasmus Hall, Sr. DB

The Stony Brook-bound Peart was one of the top defensive backs in the city. The 5-foot-11, 172-pound senior had 32 tackles and five interceptions, while also scoring touchdowns on four of his seven receptions to lead the Dutchmen to the PSAL semifinals.

BRANDON JACKSON

Holy Cross, Sr. DB

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound senior helped lead the Knights to the CHSFL Class AAA semifinals for the first time since 2009 with a 65-yard punt return for a touchdown in a 20-13 win over rival St. Francis Prep in the quarterfinals.

TRE SOLOMON

Xavier, Sr. ATH

The Penn-bound senor, a two-time All-New York City first team selection, was one of the best two-way players in the city. He had an interception and two fumble recoveries, rushed for 1,276 yards and 18 touchdowns and threw for three scores.

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COACH OF THE YEAR

SHAWN O’CONNOR

Lincoln

Perfection doesn’t come easy, but O’Connor achieved it again for a second time in three years, capturing another PSAL title at Yankee Stadium and winning All-City Coach of the Year honors for a second time.

There were some new players, and a bunch of new coaches, but O’Connor brought everyone together and had his Railsplitters singularly focused on the number 13 – every player wore it on their practice jerseys. That number represented playing on Week 13, in the title game, and O’Connor (93-55 career, 46-4 since 2010) and his boys achieved that goal.

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SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

JOSH RAINEY

Tottenville, Jr. QB

DEANDRE ROSS LOMAX

Flushing, Sr. RB

TIM POINDEXTER

Cardinal Hayes, Soph. RB

MICHAEL HARTGROVE

St. Francis Prep, Sr. WR

AMIR CRENSHAW

Cardinal Hayes, Sr. WR

EDMOND SAMUEL

New Dorp, Sr. WR

CONNOR O’NEILL

St. Peter’s, Sr. OL

JOE VAZQUEZ

Xavier, Sr. OL

DENZEL MONROE

Poly Prep, Sr. OL

DOUGLAS POWELL

Lincoln, Sr. OL

SEAN FELDMAN

Poly Prep, Sr. OL

CHRIS PARKER

Poly Prep, Jr. ATH

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SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

RAY MARTEN

Poly Prep, Soph. DL

JARRED MOORER

Fordham Prep, Sr. DL

JOSE DUNCAN

Erasmus Hall, Sr. DL

JOE OJO

Tottenville, Sr. DL

KAREEM GUESS

Lincoln, Sr. DL

STEVEN BATISTA

Cardinal Hayes, Sr. LB

BRANDON PELZER

Holy Cross, Sr. LB

DEVIN MARTIN

Tottenville, Sr. DB

HENRY LITTLE

Monsignor Farrell, Sr. DB

CHRIS CARABALLO

Monsignor Farrell, Sr. DB

EQUAN YUNUS

South Shore, Sr. DB

JALEEL BROWN

New Utrecht, Sr. ATH

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