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Colfax, Bear River place many on all-league team

Colfax's Tim Rawlings carries a slew of Bruins during a Pioneer Valley League contest at Bear River last season.
Photo by Brian O’Brien |

The Pioneer Valley League was a beast this season with four teams making the playoffs and five finishing .500 or better. With all that talent, the All-Pioneer Valley League team boasts some impressive names.

Winning the PVL Offensive MVP was Center’s Tyrell Anderson. The senior quarterback led his team to a 7-3 record and the PVL title. Anderson’s dual-threat ability at quarterback led to more than 1,000 yards passing and 776 yards rushing. Anderson also had 12 interceptions on the defensive side of the ball.

Placer’s Myles Lenover was named the PVL Defensive MVP after amassing 64 tackles, six sacks, three forced fumbles and two recovered fumbles.



Despite not making the playoffs, Bear River placed six players on the All-Pioneer Valley League team. Colfax, which finished 8-2 and earned a home playoff game, placed nine on the All-PVL teams.

Making the All-PVL first team defense was Bear River lineman Hunter Cramer. The senior finished with 38 tackles, five for a loss, and three sacks. Colfax’s Mario Margherita (66 tackles, 10.5 tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, three forced fumbles) joins Cramer on the line along with Center’s Jason Perry, Lincoln’s Christian Long and Placer’s Michael Downen.




Bear River’s John Voter III was named to the All-PVL first team for his prowess at linebacker. Voter finished the season with a team-high 80 tackles, including three for a loss, and also had three interceptions.

Colfax’s Jake Medeiros (106 tackles) joins Voter as part of the first-team linebackers. Tristan Knutson (Center), Matt Cooper (Center), Trayvell Harris (Foothill), Aaron Soto (Lincoln) and Robbie Lopez (Placer) are also linebackers who made the first team.

Bea River’s Kris Edie (three interceptions) made the All-PVL first team as a defensive back. Davis Dykstra (Lincoln) and Bart Every (Placer) are the other two first-team defensive backs.

The All-PVL offensive first team is highlighted by Colfax quarterback Michael Wilson. The senior led the PVL in almost all passing categories, including pass completions (211), passing yards (2,869) and passing touchdowns (40).

Wilson is joined on the first team by his favorite targets this season, wide receivers Chas Reisinger (63 catches, 1,058 yards, 16 touchdowns) and Kyle Bryant (71 catches , 1,025 yards, 11 touchdowns).

Colfax running back Tim Rawlins (734 yards, six touchdowns) also got a first-team nod. Joe Swen (Center), Eddie Cobleigh (Lincoln), Todd Valliere (Placer) and Cameron Scott (Placer) are other first-team running backs.

Bear River’s Brandon Leipsic along with Colfax’s Greg Painter made the first team as offensive lineman. Spencer Bracey (Center), Josh Myers (Lincoln), Johnny Capra (Placer) and Ryan Kuchenthal (Placer) are also first-team linemen.

All PVL second-teamers from Bear River include linebacker David Chorjel (78 tackles) and running back Brad Botsford (743 yards, 17 touchdowns).

Second-teamers from Colfax include defensive lineman Brenden Flagg and safety Alexander Nevarez.


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