LUKE FARIA (Somerset Berkley): Faria anchored a strong offensive and defensive line for the Raiders, who came away with a Large School championship in their first season in the South Coast Conference. A senior, Faria finished with 50 tackles on defense and on offense he opened the holes that contributed to 29 riushing touchdowns. Faria was also named a South Coast Conference all-star.
CHASE STAFFORD (Somerset Berkley): A strong dual threat at quarterback, Stafford, known for his big-play ability, rushed for 647 yards and five touchdowns and also passed for 468 yards and nine touchdowns. Stafford, a South Coast Conference all-star, was Somerset Berkley#8217;s nominee for the Otto Graham Award.
DEVIN PROULX (Case): The Cardinals quarterback was strong as both a passer and a runner, and had a hand in 17 touchdowns this season and played a key role in guiding Case to a postseason berth. He also rushed and passed for a combined 1,400 yards. Proulx was a South Coast Conference honorable mention.
NICK EKSTROM (Tiverton): Another young gun on the Tiverton squad, Ekstrom made his presence felt as a key contributor on the Tiverton squad. Only in his sophomore season, Ekstrom shined both as a tackle on offense and a linebacker on defense.
JUSTIN LOPES (Bishop Stang): The junior quarterback accounted for 15 touchdowns, rushing for six and throwing for nine. Lopes rushed for 573 yards and completed 64 passes for 939 yards.
JACOB SWENSON (Diman): Diman#8217;s senior running back bounced back from a broken leg suffered last season and was a major force in guiding the Bengals into the postseason. A Mayflower Athletic Conference all-star, Swenson was also Diman#8217;s nominee for the prestigious Otto Graham Award.