Dolphins Named All-League

Photo by Steve Galluzzo

By STEVE GALLUZZO | Sports Editor

After winning its first outright league title in 32 years, it is fitting Palisades High has the most players on this year’s All-Western League football team. Leading the  list is senior linebacker Sy Riley, who was named Defensive Player of the Year. Senior end Immanuel Newell is Defensive Lineman of the Year and senior Tommy Meek is Kicker of the Year.   

Six Dolphins are first-team ers on offense: junior quarterback Forrest Brock, senior receivers Max Palees and Teddy Suisman, senior running back Kenny Cline junior lineman Nick Calcaterra and senior lineman Justin Bahari.

Making the offensive second  team are senior tight end Eli Manheim, sophomore linemen Nick Raddon and Jonathan Pizante and junior lineman Luca Anna.

Joining Riley and Newell on the defensive first team are senior linebacker Noah Ghodooshim and senior safety Waka White.

Four more Dolphins are second-teamers on defense: senior end Christian Duran, senior linebacker Gage McCloskey, and senior cornerbacks Tayari Gloster and Xavier Whitfield.

Venice quarterback Luca Diamont is the Player of the Year and earning Offensive Player of the Year honors are Fairfax running back Jordan Reed and Venice running back Everson Bozeman. The Offensive Lineman of the Year is Michael McEntee of Westchester and the Punter of the Year is Ahmad Dunlap, also of Westchester.

Palisades allowed 41 points in five league games, all victories.