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Sierra standouts selected to all-state medium schools team

Sierra High senior Anthony Hall was named to the all-state medium-schools first team as a kicker.

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POSTED January 29, 2010 2:27 a.m.
Sierra High’s football team reached unprecedented heights last fall and was rewarded for it.

The latest accomplishment centers on record-breaking running back Jarrod Daniels and all-around star Anthony Hall.

Both Timberwolves were named to the all-state medium-schools team Monday, joining Valley Oak League rival Tim House of Oakdale on the squad.

Hall and House, a fullback and defensive lineman, made the all-state first team, while Daniels is on the second team.

Hall was the area’s most productive receiver and cornerback despite his small 5-foot-7 frame, but he made headlines as a kicker.

The Bulletin’s Utility Player of the Year booted field goal attempts from 50 and 45 yards out before nailing a late 40-yarder in Sierra’s first-ever varsity victory against Oakdale, 44-42. It was Oakdale’s first VOL loss at home since the 2000 season, and the win propelled the Timberwolves to share of their first-ever conference championship.

Hall also led the area with 52 receptions, 715 yards and nine touchdowns. On defense he picked off four passes and returned two for a touchdown — one for 95 yards in the Oakdale game.

Daniels was voted the VOL and Bulletin’s Most Valuable Player. The 5-11, 190-pound fullback anchored Sierra’s spread offense and compiled 1,813 rushing yards and 32 touchdowns — both school records.

He is also the program record holder in most single-game rushing yards (296) and career rushing yards (2,939) and shares the record for most single-game touchdowns with five.

Sierra as a team also enjoyed a record-breaking year, collecting the most wins in a season while finishing 11-2.

The Timberwolves advanced to the semifinal round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs for the second straight year but was a part in a 16-team Division III field (up from an eight-team Division IV bracket in 2008) after the section revamped its postseason format.
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