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December 5, 2017 > Chabot football players honored

Chabot football players honored

Submitted By Matt Schwab

Nine Chabot College football players were selected to all-National-Valley Conference teams.

The Gladiators had five first-team picks: defensive back Dante Griffith-Johnson out of Emery High, defensive lineman Hau Moala (Tennyson HS), offensive lineman Kepu Fonua (Serra HS), tight end Sam Adams (Amador Valley), and wide receiver Malik Henderson (Castro Valley HS).

Honorable mention selections were quarterback Johnny OÕBrien (Hilmar HS), defensive back Lakevion Thomas Jr. (Oakland Tech), defensive lineman Osbourne (Ozzy) Seuteni of Alaska, and offensive lineman Brandon Finamore (Arroyo HS).

Henderson led the Gladiators with 47 receptions for 519 yards in nine games played. Griffith-Johnson had team bests in interceptions with two and in total tackles with 49 (38 solo). Adams had 19 receptions and four touchdown grabs. Moala, the GladiatorsÕ lone freshman on the first team, amassed 33 total tackles (No. 2 on the team).

OÕBrien was a model of efficiency during an injury-plagued season. In seven games played, he completed 159 of 242 passes (65.7 percent) for 1,743 yards, with 15 touchdowns and four interceptions.

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