November 15, 2012
A Bee peek at some of the region's top high school football linemen

claiborne.JPGLinemen - you've got to love them, and you must have them in order to compete.

With that, here's a glance at some of the top movers and shakers in the playoffs:

* Dedric Allen, Inderkum, OL/DL, 6-2, 220
Keys Tigers wing-T run game in D-III playoffs and primary run stopper; has caught TDs, too.
* Bwon Canada, Elk Grove, DE, 6-1, 178, Jr.
"Squdward" leads the Herd in forced fumbles;"nonstop motor" allowed him to score 2 TDs on D.
* Devar Card, Del Campo, DT, 6-0, 260, Sr.
"Earthquake" has emerged as dominant run stopper for surging Cougars in D-II.
* Zach Claiborne, Oak Ridge, DE, 6-1, 195, Sr.
2nd in state with 20.5 sacks is relentless; all-time school sack man plays in honor of his ill grandfather.
* Daren Echeveria, Antelope, OL/DL, 6-4, 260
Two way leader for 10-1 Titans says he's only nice outside of shoulder pads; bruiser otherwise.
* Chris Grunsky, Vista del Lago, DE, 6-2, 185, Sr.
"Bear" makes tackles, sacks, blocks punts for scores for surging D-IV Eagles.
* Beau Hershberger, Granite Bay, DE, 6-2, 230
Defensive leader also plays LB; can gloat that he can outlift fit father in the weigtht room.
* Nifae Lealao, Capital Christian, OL/DL, 6-4, 270, Jr.
Fashion guru is national recruit; the best is yet to come.
* Jason Perry, Center, DE, 6-0, 190, Jr.
Joins D-lineman pal Preston Dobbins for terrific 1-2 punch; has 13 sacks
* Kyle Saxelid, Cosumnes Oaks, OL/DL, 6-7, 250, Sr.
Scholar with charm is a recruit prospect; joins Kameron Schroeder for formidable fronts.
* Ngalu Tapa, Burbank, DT, 6-3, 270, Jr.
Rising recruit leads the state with 22 sacks; draws double/triple teams.
* Nick Terry, Pleasant Grove, DL, 6-4, 270, Sr.
Has multiple offers; aims to have a statement game vs. Burbank
* Eddie Vanderdoes, Placer, DT, 6-4, 303, Sr.
Area's No. 1 recruit created own burger aptly named "The Big Eddie." Teams with another recruit in Sacramento State-commit Stone Sander at DE.
* William Vi, Franklin, DT, 6-0, 210, Sr.
Weight room demon also plays fullback with head of steam; charmer who knocks helmets off.
* Tanner Woods, Del Oro, OL/DL, 6-1, 240, Jr.
2-way man makes sacks & leads way for run game to free Brandon Monroe.
* Josh Wormley, Folsom, OL, 6-1, 260, Sr.
"Big Lovely" is superb pass protector & insists he's a top rap artist/dancer, too.
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PHOTO CAPTION: Eagles Isiah Saunders is brought down by Trojan Zach Claiborne for no gain in the first quarter in a game between No. 7 Oak Ridge plays No. 8 Pleasant Grove in Delta River League football game at Sheldon High School. Jose Luis Villegas/Sacramento Bee

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