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Norton Sailors' do-everything man

Newport Harbor senior hardly sat during a game, excelling as a receiver and defensive back, and contributing on special teams.

December 24, 2010|By David Carrillo PeƱaloza, david.carrillo@latimes.com

The senior wide receiver rejoined the Sea Kings after missing the previous two years. Gray did not lose a step as the sprinter stretched the field for the Sea Kings. He finished with 40 catches for 668 yards and nine touchdowns, including one for 87 yards. In CdM's league opener, Gray hauled in touchdown passes of 52, 27 and eight yards, helping CdM avoid a loss by tying Northwood, 29-29. The Sea Kings never lost in league. Gray earned second-team All-Pacific Coast League honors.

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Kellon Truxton

Newport Harbor | WR

The senior wide receiver stepped in as the Sailors' No. 2 target and gave the offense a vertical threat in Sunset League play. Truxton averaged 16.6 yards per reception and scored on touchdown passes of 75 and 66 yards, both coming in wins against Huntington Beach and Marina that propelled Newport Harbor into the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division playoffs. He finished with 21 catches for 348 yards and five touchdowns. Truxton received first-team All-Sunset League laurels.

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Clay Reinhardt

Corona del Mar | RB-WR

The senior lined up at running back and wide receiver for the Sea Kings and excelled at both positions. Reinhardt filled the void of an injured running back Jeff Condino, rushing for 847 yards and 11 touchdowns, both team bests, and he finished with 13 catches for 356 yards and three touchdowns. Reinhardt was one of Coach Jason Hitchens' standout seniors. He made the All-Pacific Coast League second team.

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Andrew Albers

Costa Mesa | OL

The senior left tackle allowed just five sacks in 441 pass-attempt situations in his final two seasons with the Mustangs. The 6-foot-8, 285-pound Albers shared the Orange Coast League Lineman of the Year award. Albers, who delivered 23 pancake blocks, has many Pacific 10 Conference programs recruiting him. Albers is a two-time Dream Team selection.

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Dillon Gillette

Newport Harbor | OL

The senior right tackle paved the way for the Sailors' strong running attack. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Gillette was a big reason why Buzzy Yokoyama topped 200 yards three times. Gillette started for the second straight year — both times Newport Harbor reached the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division playoffs. Gillette received second-team All-Sunset League recognition.

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Zach Bateman

Estancia | OL

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