The 2012 Hudson Reporter All-Area Football Team features seven players who also earned All-Area honors a year ago.
The seven returning honorees are Isiah Roberts of Lincoln, Isaiah Diaz-Mays of Union City, Charlie Callinan and Tre Bell of St. Peter’s Prep Dante Cieri and Damian Corredor of Weehawken, and Donte Carter of Hoboken.
Corredor earns All-Area honors for the third straight year, the first Weehawken grid product to ever earn All-Area for a third time.
Once again, St. Peter’s Prep heads the All-Area honorees. Hudson County’s top football program places 10 members on the squad, showing once again the dominance that the Marauders have shown over the past decade.
NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2, Group I state champion Hoboken is next with five honorees, followed by Lincoln and North Bergen with four each.
The Hudson Reporter Defensive Player of the Year is Shane Huber of St. Peter’s Prep. The standout linebacker, headed for the University of Massachusetts, compiled a team-best 87 tackles this season, an average of just under 10 a game. He had four sacks, seven quarterback hurries, two interceptions and one forced fumble. Huber heads to college football as one of the finest all-around defenders in the school’s history.
The Hudson Reporter Offensive Player of the Year is Damian Corredor of Weehawken, who leaves the Weehawken football program as the best player in the history of Weehawken football.
Corredor had 1,643 yards rushing and scored 22 touchdowns. He compiled 2,386 total yards (rushing, receiving and return yards) and 27 touchdowns. He is the school’s all-time rushing leader with 5,216 yards and all-time touchdown leader with 66.
The Hudson Reporter Most Valuable Player is Donte Carter of Hoboken, who led the Red Wings to the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2, Group I state championship. Carter had 1,625 yards rushing and 26 touchdowns rushing and added other dimensions as a receiver and return artist, compiling an additional 600 yards and five touchdowns, giving Carter an astounding 31 touchdowns this season. Carter leaves Hoboken as one of the best running backs in the school’s history in a program that has produced solid running backs over the years.
The Hudson Reporter Coach of the Year is Lou Taglieri of Hoboken, who guided the Red Wings to a 10-2 record and his second state title as head coach. Taglieri also had to keep his team together through a trying time when the flood surge from Hurricane Sandy ravaged their home field, locker room and weight room. It’s a well deserved honor and a long time coming. – Jim Hague