Knights Junior RB Cameron Skattebo Named League MVP

The Rio Linda High School Varsity Knights unstoppable running back Cameron Skattebo has been named as the 2018 Foothill Valley League MVP.

The Junior back ended the regular season as the Sac-Joaquin Sections top rusher with 2,152 yards and 25 rushing touchdowns. If the Knights go deep in the playoffs, he could end the year over 3,000 yards.

Rio Linda QB Tyson Ybarra was named to the first team, as well as offensive linemen Nico Salaices and Eddie Rabuku. Defensive lineman Jack Clark, linebackers Abraham Banks and Ben Pau were also honored, along with DB Johnny Serrano. Of the seven Rio Linda players honored, five of them are underclassmen and will return next year.

Second Team players were not available at time of publication.

The Knights were idle this week, but will face Pacheco of Los Banos on Friday, November 9th at home in the quarterfinals of the Division IV playoffs. Game time is 7pm.

Pacheco narrowly escaped Sierra in the first round on Friday night, 34-33.


2018 All-Foothill Valley League Football


Cameron Skattebo, RB, Rio Linda, JR

Offensive Player of the Year

Hans Grassmann, RB, Placer, JR

Co-Offenisve Linemen of the Year

Joey Capra, Placer, SR; Blake Baughman, Placer, SR; Colton McElroy, Placer, SR

Co-Defensive Players of the Year

Chase Laguana-Scott, Placer, SR; Chandler Dakin, Placer, SR

Coach of the Year

Joey Montoya, Placer

1st Team All-Foothill Valley League


Michael Stuck, Placer, SR; Tyson Ybarra, Rio Linda, SR; Joseph Mintmier, Oakmont, SR; Tommy Turner, Lincoln, SR

Running Backs

Dawson Fay, Nevada Union, SR

Offensive Line

Nico Salaices, Rio Linda, SR; Eddie Rabuku, Rio Linda, JR; Dylan Hart, Nevada Union, SR; Kyle Christensen, Placer, JR

Tight End

Louis Fudge, Placer, SR

Wide Receivers

Jacob Lemus, Lincoln, SR; Harry Rounds, Lincoln, SR;

Defensive Line

Stephen Sparks, Oakmont, SR; Eduardo Mendoza, Lincoln, JR; Jack Clark, Rio Linda, SR; Jesus Castillo, Placer, JR


Brad Bishop, Placer, SR; Ben Pau, Rio Linda, JR; Abraham Banks, Rio Linda, JR; Colby Green, Lincoln, JR; Grady Manley, Lincoln, JR; Sean Myles, Oakmont, SOPH; Duke Morales, Nevada Union, JR

Defensive Backs

Seth Miller, Oakmont, SR; Johnny Serrano, Rio Linda, JR; Jesse Whigam, Placer, JR; Ian Howes, Placer, SR; Jorge Maldonado, Placer, SR

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