Quantcast

Deely repeat SCL co-back of year

Senior Dan Deely (No. 15) was named the SCL’s repeat co-back of the year as Sonoma’s quarterback, who accumulated 2,057 total offensive yards for a 205.7 yards a game average, and defensive back. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Senior Dan Deely (No. 15) was named the SCL’s repeat co-back of the year as Sonoma’s quarterback, who accumulated 2,057 total offensive yards for a 205.7 yards a game average, and defensive back. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

By

After helping make Bob Midgley’s inaugural season as head coach a successful one by leading Sonoma Valley High School’s varsity football team to a 7-3 overall record, a 4-2 Sonoma County League second-place mark and a postseason berth in the North Coast Section playoffs, 13 Dragons earned all-league honors, including one top award winner.

For the second year in a row, standout senior quarterback and defensive back Dan Deely was voted the SCL co-back of the year after directing the offense and leading the team in scoring as a passer and runner, while repeating as one of the top shut-down pass defenders and tacklers in the league.

In nine of 10 regular-season games played (he missed one game with an injury), the 6-foot, 185-pound Deely accumulated 2,057 total offensive yards for a 205.7 yards a game average, including 118 pass completions out of 225 attempts for 1,467 yards, 17 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also rushed for 590 yards on 132 carries and 11 touchdowns, while being a key playmaker on defense and intercepting four passes on defense.

Sonoma’s SCL all-league first-team selections were 6-foot, 4-inch, 290-pound senior offensive lineman Matthew Robinson, a repeat first-team all-leaguer; 5-10, 150-pound senior defensive back Ed Pomeroy, also a repeat first-team all-leaguer; 5-10, 210-pound senior running back Austin Baily, who rushed for 767 yards on 91 carries and scored four touchdowns; 5-8, 150-pound junior wide receiver Tristan Mertens, who caught 28 passes for 390 yards and seven touchdowns; and 6-foot, 215-pound junior inside linebacker Alex Gustafson.

The SCL second-team all-league Dragons were defensive lineman Robinson; 6-1, 235-pound junior offensive lineman and place-kicker Noe Baron; and 6-1, 200-pound junior defensive end Trevor Welch.

Receiving SCL honorable mention all-league inside linebacker Bailey; 6-3, 185-pound senior wide receiver Mitch Hood; 5-10, 240-pound senior offensive lineman JJ Bollman; 5-9, 155-pound junior wide receiver Kyle Dunevent; 5-9, 215-pound junior offensive lineman Vince Caruso; and 5-11, 155-pound junior outside linebacker Jacob Little.

 

 

  • Tom

    Nice Job Dan Deely. This yr you were the Player of the year. Its very sad after watching you for four yrs leave your heart and soul on the field and playing through the injuries and pain. Shoulders taped together with enough tape to line the field. Playing two quaters with a concussion and in your final game playing with a broken leg for a quater. Tough!!! Thats an understatement . More like a wounded animal who takes care of his pack. Day in and day out you prepared like a true Warrior. It’s sad not to have a coaching staff that can be prepared to present the facts of what you accomplished on the field. I like to thank Max Pond for coming aboard and bring a bright spot to the clip board.

    Yes you were sold short Dan. You are a true Champion and as your Father I’d like to thank you for all the great Friday nights. However, you made me proud because you have exemplified a true warrior, silent and humble.