Rocklin, Whitney players contribute to Optimist Game

By: Staff Report
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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