SBLive’s preseason 2021 All-Sac-Joaquin City Section high school football team: Folsom leads the way with five selections

Many Sac-Joaquin Section high school football teams kick off their fall 2021 seasons this week, which means it is time to take a closer look at the best players in the section.

We evaluated players in every corner of the Section to compile our preseason All-Sac-Joaquin Section Team — 11 on offense, 11 on defense and two on special teams. SBLive’s preseason All-Sac-Joaquin Section Team was compiled by reporter Connor Morrissette.

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SBLIVE’S PRESEASON 2021 ALL-SAC-JOAQUIN SECTION FOOTBALL TEAM

OFFENSE

QB: Tyler Tremain – Folsom – Senior

Tremain completed 130 of 210 passes for 2,024 yards, 27 TDs and four INTs last season.

RB: Jonah Coleman – Lincoln – Senior

Coleman is committed to Arizona. He rushed for 320 yards and six TDs in the spring.

RB: DJ Crowther – Christian Brothers – Senior

Few running backs had a better spring than Crowther who rushed 85 times for 769 yards and 12 TDs.

WR: Jadyn Marshall – St. Mary’s – Senior

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Marshall is committed to UCLA. In a 35-27 loss to nationally-ranked De La Salle in March, he caught seven passes for 117 yards and a touchdown. Marshall also runs track.

WR: Rico Flores – Folsom – Junior

Flores is a national recruit. As a sophomore he caught 31 passes for 606 yards and ten TD’s.

TE: Walker Lyons – Folsom – Junior

Lyons is also a national recruit. He caught five TDs in the spring.

OL: CJ McMillan – Capital Christian – Senior

McMillan has received an offer from Northern Arizona.

OL: Simione Pale – Elk Grove – Junior

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Pale is a national recruit with offers from five Pac-12 schools.

OL: Alani Noa – Grant Union – Senior

Noa has received offers from Cal and Fresno State.

OL: Zaire Collier-Simonton – Granite Bay – Junior

Collier-Simonton is primed for a big junior season.

OL: Jaxon King – Union Mine – Senior

King is a captain and three-year All-League selection in the Sierra Valley Conference League.

DEFENSE

DL: Jahzon Jacks – St. Mary’s – Senior

Jacks is committed to Fresno State. He made 20 tackles in the spring.

DL: Bobby Piland – Rocklin – Senior

Piland was named the Sacramento Bee’s top linemen ahead of the football season.

DL: Nelson Jack Hemmert – Jesuit – Senior

Hemmert made 12 tackles in the spring.

DL: Zack Mercado – Vacaville Christian – Senior

Mercado’s junior season was canceled, but he’s had a huge summer.

LB: Josh Tremain – Folsom – Senior

Tremain made 57 tackles as a junior.

LB: Justin Eklund – Folsom – Senior

Eklund has committed to San Jose State. He made 28 tackles in the spring.

LB: Tim Thomas – Lincoln – Senior

Thomas is committed to Fresno State. He made 15 tackles in two games played in the spring.

DB: Cameron Sampson – Capital Christian – Senior

Sampson has double-digit Division 1 scholarship offers.

DB: Garrett McGriff – Jesuit – Senior

McGriff is another Division 1 prospect who’s primed for a big senior season.

DB: Jomarion Briggs – Lincoln – Senior

Briggs has received a UCLA scholarship offer and the Bruins are currently favorites to land him, per 247Sports.com

DB: Phoenix Rose – Whitney – Sophomore

Rose had a fantastic freshman season intercepting three passes.

SPECIAL TEAMS

P: Nicholas Verdugo – Del Oro – Senior

Verdufo had a 53-yard punt in the spring.

K: Joe Repass – Union Mine – Senior

Repass hit a 47-yard field goal in the spring.

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