SL: 5 players to watch

08/28/2013 8:04 PM

08/28/2013 8:05 PM

1. Andrew Brown, Ripon Christian. Returning league MVP and all-district selection (more than 2,700 all-purpose yards and 34 TDs). Has recovered from knee injury during playoffs.

2. Jesus Vega, Waterford. Was a versatile all-league star last year at RB-DB for D-5 section finalists. Again will be featured all over the field.

3. Ryan Martinez,Le Grand. Gained 1,794 yards and 19 TDs during push to section title. Finished very strong, which bodes well for 2013.

4. Phillip Rauch, Mariposa County. Earned preseason all-section choice for all-around skills, including his 44.69 yards-per-punt last year. Also will work as RB and LB.

5. Garrett Thomas, Delhi. Already has collected a year of experience at QB. Leads a pack of juniors who carried team to four wins last year.

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