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Foster, Buri are offensive, defensive MVPs at football banquet

Andreas Buri (48), who led the Vaqueros in solo tackles (33) and total tackles (68), was named defensive MVP. (Photo by Ken Sciallo/Sevilla Photography)
Andreas Buri (48), who led the Vaqueros in solo tackles (33) and total tackles (68), was named defensive MVP. (Photo by Ken Sciallo/Sevilla Photography)

Nick Foster was chosen as offensive MVP and Andreas Buri landed the defensive MVP award during the SBCC football banquet on Dec. 3 at the Endless Summer Bar & Café.

Foster was one of four unanimous Vaquero selections on the first-team All-American Pacific League squad. He caught 10 passes for 191 yards (fourth on all-time list) in the season finale and led the APL in receiving with 31 catches for 462 yards and 4 TDs in five games.

The other first-teamers were offensive lineman Sage Sobrado, inside linebacker Chase Elliott, defensive end Matthew Molina and punter Martin Ahlstroem.

Buri, a second-team All-APL choice from Switzerland, led the Vaqueros with 68 tackles.

Center Jake Tourtillotte, a sophomore from Cabrillo High, was the Most Valuable Lineman. Franco De Luca, the fourth-string QB who who played the last 5½ games, received the Most Improved award. Ahlstroem, who had the best punting average in the league (35.5 yards) and made 7-14 field goals, was the Special Teams MVP.

Here are the award winners:

 Offensive MVP – Nick Foster (Fr. WR)
 Defensive MVP – Andreas Buri (So. LB)
 Lineman MVP – Jake Tourtillotte (So. C)
 Special Teams MVP – Martin Ahlstroem (So. P/K)
 Most Improved – Franco De Luca (Fr. QB) 
 Coaches Awards – Chase Elliott (So. LB), Daniel Ekstrum (So. DL)
 Offensive Scout Team MVP – Bradley LaBelle
 Defensive Scout Team MVP – Jaylen Mitchell

Scholarship Awards

 Voorhees Family – Timothy Nunez
 Steven P. Gill Memorial – Taylor Ludwig
 Ian Brown Memorial – Ashkan Allen