Skipstone had three players selected to the 2012 Glory For Christ All-Star Team: Senior defensive end/tight end Rico Corbin, senior linebacker/offensive lineman Josh King and sophomore strong safety and running back Christian Stewart.
Skipstone head football coach Dan Salvador said he was ecstatic to learn about his players making the GFC All-Star Team.
“I was really glad to see those three guys made it to the All-Star team; they’re all well-deserving,” he said. “I think our junior running back Jamiro Winston probably deserved to be on the team as well. He was hurt for a while, but he came back and played well down the stretch for us.”
Skipstone only went 3-7 overall (3-6 against GFC teams) in its inaugural GFC season, but Salvador said having his players selected for the All-Star team means the program is on the rise.
“I believe this is a step forward for us. The 2012 GFC season was our first-ever season playing 11-man football and I think we all know what to expect in the future,” Salvador said. “We’ll hate to lose Rico and Josh, but Stewart will be back along with several other very good players next year.”
Corbin sprained the MCL in his knee early in the season, but he returned from the injury to record 65 tackles at DE and catch six touchdown passes at tight end. Stewart had more than 1,000 yards combined rushing and receiving for the year and King had nearly 50 tackles on the season and led the Warriors in special teams tackles. King — Skipstone’s first four-year starter — was also the team’s best offensive lineman, opening up several holes for the Warriors running backs all season long at left tackle.
A total of 48 players were named to the 2012 GFC All-Star Team.