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Maxpreps highlights Filippini as overlooked 2021 player


Joseph Filippini runs the ball against Stagg High last year as a junior (Kristina Lewis).


High school:Tokay (Lodi, Calif.)

Athlete: Joseph Filippini

Height: 5-7

Weight: 175

Recommended college level: FCS

Accolades: First team All-TCAL RB. Team MVP. School record holder for rushing yards in a game (282), rushing TDs in a game (six) and rushing TDs in a season (20). Ran for 1,347 yards last season, second all time at our school. Also 15 receptions, 198 yards. Averaged 29 yards per kickoff return and had two kickoff returns for TD. Led team in tackles (76), one interception, 1.5 TFL, one fumble recovery.

Game film: Video

High school coach: Michael Holst — A competitor who always strives to give his best and plays with relentless effort to meet his goals. Loves to compete all the time and has a passion for the game. He will be a three-year varsity player this season and played RB at the HS level for the first time last year. He is a great mix of power, speed and athleticism playing RB and combines that with a great ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. After a slow start academically his freshman year, Joseph has become a 3.5 student.

Coach contact: mholst@lodiusd.net

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