SILVER MUSTANGS SET TO SHUTDOWN SUNDAY

SILVER MUSTANGS SET TO SHUTDOWN SUNDAY

📅05 November 2015
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By Robert Balajadia

This coming Sunday November 8th will be the official kick off for the first ever Triple J & GSPN’s High School Football All-Star game. The game will be played between 60 of best high school football players split into two teams, the Blue Raptors and the Silver Mustangs.

The rosters are based off the All-Island list, which was comprised at the end of the season between all the school’s coaches. The 1st Team Defense and 2nd Team Offense (Silver Mustangs) will be head coached by FD Friars Bruce Meno and the 1st Team Offense and 2nd Team Defense (Blue Raptors) will be head coached by GW Geckos Ryan Rios.

GSPN will feature both teams and the entire roster, building up the excitement level before Sunday’s big showdown. Check in with the BLUE RAPTORS before the big game!

The Silver Mustangs

As sleek and stylish as the iconic Ford Mustang, the Silver Mustang football squad is full of reputable football players with big time talents. A modern classic, but still a constant trend, the Ford Mustang draws attention anywhere it goes and a lot of eyes will be on the Silver Mustangs come Sunday.

The 1st Team Defense led by IIAAG MVP Damon Hocog and the 2nd Team Offense with star running back De’Aundre Cruz are a mere fraction of the talent the Silver Mustangs posses. The team is also flooded with championship winning FD Friars on both sides of the ball which, on paper, makes the Mustangs the more appealing team.

Cruz spent nearly half of his season on the sideline which played a part in his slide to 2nd team. Cruz dominated in the playoffs amassing over 342 yards on the ground and three touchdowns. He will be joined by fellow running back Leon Shimizu, who showed flashes of his running talents with a 491-yard season.

Anchoring the offensive line are brothers Tim and Tommy Castro, JFK Islanders Dean-Michael Jesus, and Friar Alex Shinohara.

“I’ve got a jersey with my name on it for once, it feels pretty awesome,” said Friars offensive lineman Alex Shinohara. “This is a changeup from what we’re usually used to, but it’s going to be fun playing with and against all the players that we’ve challenged all season long.”

The Mustangs getting a few snaps in practice in during a warmup. (GSPN photo)

The Mustangs getting a few snaps in practice in during a warmup. (GSPN photo)

FD Friars quarterback Daniel Phillips will be under center for the Mustangs, but his favorite target Devin Sudo will not be available with Sudo lining up with the Raptors. Instead, Phillips will be throwing passes to Panthers Makoa Bamba, Xavier Jones, and JFK Islander Marcus Manglona.

The 1st Team Defense is where the Mustangs become an over-the-top group. Hocog, Friars Joaquin Mesa, RJ Rokop, and Pierre Aflague alone are individual playmakers with the team flooded with defensive stars.

The 1st Team offense will seem some-what familiar to their defensive counterparts having faced them all season in practice.

“Practicing with [Sudo] and [Benito], you kind of understand what they’re capable of doing so it might be a little easier for me to prepare for them. It’s real cool to be a part of a game like this with the best players in the league.

One player most benefiting from the star studded defense is Southern Dolphins Safety Napu Topasna. A do-it-all player for Southern playing quarterback, running back, receiver, punter, and safety, Topasna finally gets to focus on his primary and preferred position manning the secondary.

“It feels good to have a lot of Dolphins in the All-Star game because we put a lot of hard work into this season,” said Topasna on his teams finish. “Now I can just focus on one position to play since we have a lot of players on the team that I can trust to get their job done. ”

The teams will meet for just their second practice today (Thursday) with their final practice on Friday.

The Silver Mustangs

*Not all players were present in jersey distribution

Coaching – Head coach Bruce Meno (FD); assistants Mike Pangelinan (JFK); Arsenio Babauta (Southern); Rowel Carreon (Tiyan); Keoni Badua (FD); Bill Ada (FD)

(Not pictured below)

KR – Vance Camacho Southern Dolphins
S – Bryton Cepeda FD Friars
WR – Keith ‘Trip’ Chauret Guam High Panthers
RB – Leon Shimizu FD Friars
K/U – Aiden Ferrara Okkodo Bulldogs
LB – Jermayne San Nicolas GW Geckos
WR/RB – Marcus Manglona JFK Islanders
OL – Gabriel Noket FD Friars

Daniel Phillips - FD Friars Quarterback Village - Santa Rita Favorite Football Player - Troy Polamalu

Daniel Phillips – FD Friars Quarterback
Village – Santa Rita
Favorite Football Player – Troy Polamalu

De'Aundre Cruz - FD Friars Runningback  Village - Merizo Favorite Football Player - Marshawn Lynch

De’Aundre Cruz – FD Friars Runningback
Village – Merizo
Favorite Football Player – Marshawn Lynch

Alex Shinohara - FD Friars lineman Village - Yigo  Favorite Football Player- Amari Cooper

Alex Shinohara – FD Friars lineman
Village – Yigo
Favorite Football Player- Amari Cooper

Pierre Aflague - FD Friars Defensive Tackle Village - Sinajana Favorite Football Player - J.J. Watt

Pierre Aflague – FD Friars Defensive Tackle
Village – Sinajana
Favorite Football Player – J.J. Watt

Damon Hocog - GW Geckos Defensive Tackle Village - Mongmong Favorite Football Player - Michael Hocog Sr.

Damon Hocog – GW Geckos Defensive Tackle
Village – Mongmong
Favorite Football Player – Michael Hocog Sr.

Joaquin Mesa - FD Friars Linebacker Village - Chalan Pago Favorite Football Player - Jack Lambert

Joaquin Mesa – FD Friars Linebacker
Village – Chalan Pago
Favorite Football Player – Jack Lambert

 

Jeffrey Garcia - GW Geckos Cornerback Village - Mangilao Favorite Football Player - Richard Sherman

Jeffrey Garcia – GW Geckos Cornerback
Village – Mangilao
Favorite Football Player – Richard Sherman

Mason Pangelinan - GW Geckos Defensive End Village - Chalan Pago Favorite Football Player - Brian Dawkins

Mason Pangelinan – GW Geckos Defensive End
Village – Chalan Pago
Favorite Football Player – Brian Dawkins

Napu Topasna - Southern Dolphins Safety Village - Santa Rita Favorite Football Player - Kam Chancellor

Napu Topasna – Southern Dolphins Safety
Village – Santa Rita
Favorite Football Player – Kam Chancellor

Tim Castro - GW Geckos lineman Village - Chalan Pago Favorite Football Player - None

Tim Castro – GW Geckos lineman
Village – Chalan Pago
Favorite Football Player – None

Tommy Castro - GW Geckos lineman Village - Chalan Pago Favorite Football Player - None

Tommy Castro – GW Geckos lineman
Village – Chalan Pago
Favorite Football Player – None

Dylan Tenorio - Southern Dolphins Linebacker Village - Yona Favorite Football Player - Ray Lewis

Dylan Tenorio – Southern Dolphins Linebacker
Village – Yona
Favorite Football Player – Ray Lewis

Roy Taimanglo - FD Friars Cornerback Village - Inarajan Favorite Football Player - Terrel Owens

Roy Taimanglo – FD Friars Cornerback
Village – Inarajan
Favorite Football Player – Terrel Owens

RJ Rokop - FD Friars Defensive End Village - Chalan Pago Favorite Football Player - Ray Lewis

RJ Rokop – FD Friars Defensive End
Village – Chalan Pago
Favorite Football Player – Ray Lewis

Sean Gomez - JFK Islanders Fullback Village - Dededo Favorite Football Player - Kobe Bryant?

Sean Gomez – JFK Islanders Fullback
Village – Dededo
Favorite Football Player – Kobe Bryant?

Dean-Michael Jesus - JFK Islanders Center Village - Asan Favorite Football Player - None

Dean-Michael Jesus – JFK Islanders Center
Village – Asan
Favorite Football Player – None

Nick Anderson - Guam High Panthers Kicker Village - Yigo Favorite Football Player - Ray Guy

Nick Anderson – Guam High Panthers Kicker
Village – Yigo
Favorite Football Player – Ray Guy

Makoa Bamba - Guam High Panthers Tight End Village - Yigo Favorite Football Player - Marshawn Lynch

Makoa Bamba – Guam High Panthers Tight End
Village – Yigo
Favorite Football Player – Marshawn Lynch

Xavier Jones - Guam High Panthers Returner Village - Barrigada Favorite Football Player - Odell Beckham Jr.

Xavier Jones – Guam High Panthers Returner
Village – Barrigada
Favorite Football Player – Odell Beckham Jr.

Dominic Flores - Soutehrn Dolphins Utility Village - Agat Favorite Football Player - Ray Lewis

Dominic Flores – Soutehrn Dolphins Utility
Village – Agat
Favorite Football Player – Ray Lewis

Dyaln Parke - Southern Dolphins Quarterback Village - Santa Rita Favorite Football Player - Cam Newton

Dyaln Parke – Southern Dolphins Quarterback
Village – Santa Rita
Favorite Football Player – Cam Newton

Cameron Callaway - Southern Dolphins Nose Guard Village - Piti Favorite Football Player - J.J. Watt

Cameron Callaway – Southern Dolphins Nose Guard
Village – Piti
Favorite Football Player – J.J. Watt

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