Rocklin, Whitney players contribute to Optimist GameBy: Staff Report
Players from both Rocklin High and Whitney High 2012 football teams were selected to play in the 56th annual Optimist Football Game played last month at Del Oro.
Thunder wide receiver Dom Giampaoli and offensive lineman Sam Woods were selected to play for the North. Joining their Rocklin counterparts were Wildcats’ defensive lineman Aaron Froidevaux and defensive back Jordan Powell.
Twelve players from the Sierra Foothill League were select to play for the North squad and nine from the Capital Athletic League. The North defeated the South 61-34 in an offensive spectacular.
Giampaoli caught a 25-yard pass for a touchdown and Powell had an interception in the contest.
56th Annual Optimist Football Game
Del Oro Stadium, Dec 22
Dominic Giampaoli – wide receiver
Sam Woods – offensive line
Sierra Foothill League Representatives
Zach LaBar QB Del Oro
Tyler Wharton LB Del Oro
Brandon Monroe RB Del Oro
Tyler Arneson DL Granite Bay
John Cooley RB-DB Granite Bay
Kyle Cota QB Nevada Union
Hank Humphers LB Nevada Union
Austin Marks TE Nevada Union
Grant Jansen FB Roseville
Stephen Nogosek QB-DB Woodcreek
Aaron Froidevaux – defensive lineman
Jordan Powell – defensive back
Capital Athletic League Representatives
Rae Cherry DL Antelope
Daren Echeveria OL Antelope
Leonard Hazewood OL Antelope
Michael Okoroike DL Antelope
Eric Thomas DB El Camino
Jordan Vinson LB Rio Americano
Torre Watson DB Mira Loma