All-Desert Sun Watch: Week 7

October 9th, 2013 | by Andrew L. John | Comments

Now entering Week 7, we have another update to our weekly watch list, designed to give you the latest look at the early candidates for the All-Desert Sun football team. Return to the Desert Sun sports blog for weekly updates.

The number of weeks a player has appeared on the All-TDS Watch is in parentheses.

Offense –

Palm Springs WR Reinaldo Periera

Palm Springs WR Reinaldo Periera

QB Rex Rover (4)
Xavier Prep, 5’9 165, Sr.
Leads the valley in total offense with 1,445 yards. Also has 15 passing TDs.

RB Orlando Wallace (5)
Cathedral City, 5’11 180, Jr.
His 702 yards and 12 TDs rushing both lead the valley.

RB Trae Riek (5)
Palm Desert, 5’11 200, Sr.
Powerful back has more than 850 yards total offense and 12 TDs in five games.

RB Isaiah Ortega-Dage (2)
Shadow Hills, 5’11 180, Jr.
Most of his 700 yards total offense and 13 TDs have come in last three games.

WR Daniel Stabile (5)
Xavier Prep, 5’8 150, Jr.
Versatile receiver has more than 650 yards of total offense and five TDs.

WR Reinaldo Periera (4)
Palm Springs, 5’8 160, Sr.
The elusive Periera has more than 500 yards of total offense and six TDs.

OL Jeff Salas-Arellano (4)
Cathedral City, 6’1 205, Sr.
The three-year starter is a big reason the Lions have a deadly run game.

OL Eduardo Arizmendi (6)
Palm Springs, 6’3 225, Sr.
The captain of the line has been a catalyst for the Indians’ early offensive success.

OL Ben Simonds (6)
La Quinta, 6’4 260, Sr.
The two-way star has been a major reason for LQ’s success running the ball.

OL Jake Meyer (6)
Palm Desert, 6’2 245, Sr.
Meyer has played a role in Riek racking up the yardage on the ground this year.

OL Jamal Holdman (6)
Cathedral City, 6’2 255, Sr.
The two-way standout has a handful of pancake blocks already this season.

K Luis Castellanos (3)
Cathedral City, 6’0 170, Sr.
Castellanos is 30-of-30 on PATS and 2-of-3 on field goals.


Defense –

Coachella Valley DB Izak Ocon

Coachella Valley DB Izak Ocon

DL Jake Ashton (6)
Xavier Prep, 6’4 205, Sr.
Xavier’s best defender also has 31 catches for 398 yards and seven TDs.

DL Bobby Orrellano (6)
La Quinta, 6’0 250, Jr.
The heart of what many consider to be the best defensive line in the valley.

DL Sergio Hernandez (1)
Cathedral City, 6’3 225, Sr.
Returned an interception 38 yards for his second TD of the season on Friday.

LB Chance Spates (5)
Palm Springs, 6’0 215, Sr.
The leader of the second-best scoring defense in the valley.

LB Darius Griffin (3)
La Quinta, 5’11 225, Sr.
A bruising force on both sides of the ball for a dangerous Blackhawks team.

LB Vince Guzman (2)
La Quinta, 6’0 205, Sr.
Star linebacker is also LQ’s top offensive weapon this season.

LB Aaron Lomboy (6)
Cathedral City, 5’10 195, Sr.
Two-way star is the quickest player to the ball in the entire valley.

DB Tayler Hawkins (5)
Palm Springs, 6’1 175, Soph.
Multi-skilled athlete has created three turnovers and has five TDs this year.

DB Patrick Lucas (6)
La Quinta, 6’0 180, Sr.
Has a fumble returned for a TD and three interceptions on the year.

DB Justin Dorsey (3)
Cathedral City, 5’10 180, Sr.
The two-way standout has two interceptions and five TDs on the year.

DB Izak Ocon (2)
Coachella Valley, 5’9 160, Sr.
A force running the ball on offense, Ocon is a playmaker on defense, too.

RS James Rodriguez (6)
Cathedral City, 5’10 180, Sr.
Has three INTs, including one returned for a TD, and six other TDs.

P Kyle Kabeary (6)
Palm Desert, 5’11 180, Sr.
Perhaps the best all-around player in the valley, Kabeary is an elite kicker/punter.

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