Football: 2017 All-East Metro League teams

All-league first & second team, hon. mention nods for the 2017 season

Vista PEAK senior quarterback Derrick Smashum missed three-plus games due to injury, but still threw for 1,099 yards and 17 touchdowns to earn his way onto the All-East Metro League first team for the 2017 football season. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | City selections (Vista PEAK) and others (Denver North, Kennedy, Lincoln, Palmer Ridge and Thomas Jefferson) on the All-East Metro League teams as selected by league coaches for the 2017 football season:

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2017 ALL-EAST METRO LEAGUE FOOTBALL TEAMS

Vista PEAK junior wide receiver J.J. Augustus (5) averaged 20 yards per catch and scored 10 touchdowns on his way to a spot on the All-East Metro League first team for the 2017 football season. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

FIRST TEAM

Aurora selections: J.J. Augustus, jr. (WR), Tyrese Bailey, sr. (RB), Jeremiah Blackwood, jr. (DE), Malek Jackson, jr. (LB) and Derrick Smashum, sr. (QB), Vista PEAK

Other selections: Juan Estrada (LT), Chris Felan (DT), Anthony Garcia (WR) and Elijah Grossetete (RB), Abraham Lincoln; Erik Flores (QB), Devon Fresquez (TE), Josh Lujan (DE), Damien Mendez (WR), Javier Rodriguez (DB) and Vicente Sanchez (LB), Denver North; Adrian Sanchez (LB) and D’Shawn Wright (DL), John F. Kennedy; Aidan Cullen (OL), Charlie Deeds (LB), Ty Evans (QB), Zach Hester (DL), Cory McLellan (FS), Deuce Roberson (WR), Raef Ruel (RB) and JC Sparks (LB), Palmer Ridge; Mufasah Brantely (RB), Khalil Clark (QB), Sam Cole (OL), Jae’vin Douglas (WR), Davion Hunter (RB), Jai Jackson (CB) and Keshawn Taylor (WR), Thomas Jefferson

Overall Most Valuable Player: Ty Evans, Palmer Ridge; Coach of the Year: Derrick Martin, Thomas Jefferson

Offensive Line MVP: Aidan Cullen, Palmer Ridge; Defensive Line MVP: Jeremiah Blackwood, Vista PEAK. Offensive Skill MVP: Devon Fresquez (Denver North) and Davion Hunter (Thomas Jefferson); Defensive Skill MVP: Cory McLellan (Palmer Ridge); MVP Specialist: Jose Delacruz (Kennedy).

Junior Jeremiah Blackwood (42) received the Defensive Line Most Valuable Player award from East Metro League coaches for the 2017 football season and also a spot on the all-league first team defense. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

SECOND TEAM

Aurora selections: Dudley Conner IV (WR), sr., Tyshun Hamilton (WR), jr., Noah Karwacki (PK), jr., Dechlyn Miller (LB), sr. and Daniel Smashum (WR), sr., Vista PEAK

Other selections: Isaiah Albright (WR), Edgar Estrada (CB), Anthony Palamara (LB) and Nathan Tran (CB), Abraham Lincoln; Keon Brickens (DB), Michael Chacon (DB), Isaac Hernandez (DB), Daniel Martinez (DE) and Max Tafoya (OL), Denver North; Jose Delacruz (K) and Elias Horta (RB), John F. Kennedy; Cam Colangelo (WR), Colton Dill (DL), Jake Dillon (DL), Matt Farmer (DL), Nate Holmes (DB), Mitchell Jeffers (C), Garret Marchetti (G) and Andrew Miller (TE), Palmer Ridge; Jordan Bouknight (OL) and Trey Doublin (KR), Thomas Jefferson

HONORABLE MENTION

Aurora selections: Talon Barber, jr. (DL), Troy Davis, jr. (LB), Tuz Enriquez, jr. (OL) and Russell Grant (C), Vista PEAK

Other selections: Dail Gomez (OG), Angelo Rodriguez (RB) and Jeff Sanchez (S), Abraham Lincoln; Ricky Allarid (RB), Brandon Bennett (DL) and Drequan Williams (WR), Denver North; Diontaya Wallace (QB), John F. Kennedy; Josh Boles (K), Cody Bruce (OL), Noah Brum (RB), Tate Glen (DL), Tyler Hudson (RB), K’ya Martin (DL), Dillon Matesi (RB) and Cam Reiman (OL), Palmer Ridge; Jake Downing (S), Thomas Garnica (OL), Max Herbst (OL), Ahmed Khattab (OL) and Avery Shunneson (RB), Thomas Jefferson