Six PCC Football Players Make All-SCFA American Pacific League 1st Team

Lancer David Telles was named All-SCFA American Pacific League First Team.
Lancer David Telles was named All-SCFA American Pacific League First Team.

Wide receiver/returner David Telles was a unanimous selection in the All-Purpose category and was one of six Pasadena City College football players chosen to the 32-man, All-SCFA American Pacific League First Team by league coaches.

Telles, a freshman from Franklin High, was joined on the First Team by sophomores in wide receiver Forest Fajardo (Burbank High) , quarterback Mario Bobadilla (Franklin), running back Sultaan Sullivan (Serrano HS), offensive lineman Demarcus Gilmore (Newberry, South Carolina) and defensive tackle David Vardanian (La Canada High). 

Telles led the division in all-purpose yards per game at 124.9, including a league-high 626 yards on kick returns, and he made an APL best 37 receptions. Fajardo led the APL in touchdown catches with eight and was third in the league in receptions with 34. Bobadilla led the division in TD passes with 15 and totaled 1,433 yards in the air. Sullivan was third in rushing at 688 yards in 115 carries. Gilmore was the best player on an offensive line that helped the Lancers lead the state in ball-control possession time per game.

Vardanian, the lone Lancer on the First Team Defense, led PCC in tackles with 49 and forced three fumbles. 

On the Second Team, Telles was picked as a punt return specialist. Pasadena added nine other players including offensive frosh lineman Krikour Koustanian (Pasadena High), utility player and freshman running back Salman Gurung (Alhambra), letterman defensive tackle Jasper Iheaso (Muir High, 32 tackles), rookie defensive end Hector Palacios (Alemany, 30 tackles, team-high six sacks), second-year outside linebacker Kobe Quiroga (Northview HS, 40 tackles), safety Jeremiah Lugo (Arcadia, 38 tackles including a team-high 27 solos), and freshman cornerback Shane Andrews (Muir, 36 tackles, three breakups). Wildcard 2nd Team choices were sophomore offensive lineman Juan De La Torre (Salesian) and sophomore defensive end Lionel Humphrey III (La Canada, 8.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage).