Rocks Receive Three Player of the Year Picks and a District-High 11 All-MVP Picks

The Rock-A-Chaws ended their 2023 season with a record of 9 wins and 2 losses and were able to secure the district championship under the leadership of their first-year head coach, Tim Lala. The coaches in Region 8-3A acknowledged the team’s success by awarding the Rock-A-Chaws with 11 All-District selections, the most in the district, and three Player of the Year awards. Ian Gonzalez Rioz won Player of the Year. Jacob Bradford was selected as Defensive Player of the Year, and Evan Noel captured Special Teams Player of the Year. Congratulations Rock-A-Chaws!

Players of the Year.

The coaches in Region 8-3A awarded the Rock-A-Chaws with three Player of the Year awards.

Ian Gonzalez Rioz

Player of the Year

Senior Gonzalez Rioz threw for more than 1,800 yards and 18 touchdowns, and he was also one of the top rushers in the area, gaining 1,431 yards on the ground and scoring 17 rushing touchdowns. Overall, Gonzalez Rioz was responsible for 36 total touchdowns, including a game-winning kick return against Crystal Springs in the first round of the playoffs.

Jacob Bradford

Defensive Player of the Year

Bradford, a senior, has completed his career as the all-time sack leader for the Rock-A-Chaws. He ended his final season with an impressive record of 100 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, and 7 sacks. Additionally, Bradford, who has committed to Louisiana Tech, also recovered two fumbles and blocked a kick.

Evan Noel

Special Teams Player of the Year

Noel, a junior, made eight field goals this season and launched 49 touchbacks during kickoffs. Additionally, he managed to land nine of his 22 punts inside the 20-yard line. Noel is committed to the University of Arkansas and is ranked as the top kicker in the class of 2025.

The Rock-A-Chaws All-District Selections

All-MVP Offense
RB Isaiah Haynes, St. Stanislaus #11
FB Jaxon West, St. Stanislaus #6
WR Ethan Galloway, St. Stanislaus #5
WR Levi Green, St. Stanislaus #17
OL Andrew Whitney, St. Stanislaus #72
OL Alston Davidson, St. Stanislaus #74
LS Heith Shinn, St. Stanislaus #12

All-MVP Defense
DL Charlie Brown, St. Stanislaus #58
LB Spencer Cornell, St. Stanislaus #55
DB Henry Nunmaker, St. Stanislaus #23
ATH Chesley Rhodes, St. Stanislaus #22

The Rock-A-Chaws First Team Selections

First Team Offense
FB Ben Cappel, St. Stanislaus #54
TE Finn Williford, St. Stanislaus #8
WR Ben Brewer, St. Stanislaus #2
OL Robert Kergosien, St. Stanislaus #50

First Team Defense
DL Sam Lejeune, St. Stanislaus #67
DB John Scott Stassi, St. Stanislaus #3
DB Jaden Tran, St. Stanislaus #7
DB Max Rhodes, St. Stanislaus #32