All-State Football: Small Schools

Jake Taylor from Rim of the World (Lake Arrowhead) broke a lot of tackles en route to piling up 4,036 yards and scoring 57 touchdowns. He became just the second player in state history with more than 4,000 yards, including five straight outings of 300 or more. He was considered runner-up to Marin Catholic's Jared Goff for small schools state player of the year. Photo by Tina Lingenfelter.

Jake Taylor from Rim of the World (Lake Arrowhead) broke a lot of tackles en route to piling up 4,036 yards and scoring 57 touchdowns. He became just the second player in state history with more than 4,000 yards, including five straight outings of 300 or more. He was considered runner-up to Marin Catholic’s Jared Goff for small schools state player of the year. Photo by Tina Lingenfelter.

CIF Division IV state champ Central Catholic leads the pack with three first team honorees and three on second team. Marin Catholic is right behind while other schools with multiple picks include Wasco, Placer, Monrovia and Mission Prep.

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Note: Congratulations to all 60 players who have been selected to one of the two 2012 Cal-Hi Sports all-state football teams for small schools. We consider those schools to be small if they were Division IV for the CIF state bowl games or if they were Division IV or Division V for our traditional five-division state rankings. That is why some schools that were Division III for the bowl games are small schools for all-state consideration. Thanks to all who sent in a nomination in support of these teams. This is the 34th year of Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams in football and all first-team honorees get listed in the state record book.

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
WR Darren Carrington (Horizon, San Diego) 6-2, 185, Sr.
OL Alan Gonzalez (Escalon) 6-3, 275, Sr.
OL Gunnar Graham (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) 6-5, 280, Sr.
OL Jon Harvey (Saddleback Valley Christian, SJ Capistrano) 6-6, 270, Sr.
OL Jordan Poland (La Jolla Country Day, La Jolla) 6-8, 335, Jr.
OL Nate Velichko (The King’s Academy, Sunnyvale) 6-6, 285, Sr.
QB Jared Goff (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) 6-5, 200, Sr.
RB Justin Ewing (Capuchino, San Bruno) 6-0, 195, Sr.
RB Isaiah Sharp (Wasco) 5-10, 195, Soph.
RB James Toland (Shadow Hills, Indio) 6-0, 185, Sr.
RB Jacob Taylor (Rim of the World, Lake Arrowhead) 5-11, 175, Sr.
PK Kenny Smart (Central Catholic, Modesto) 6-1, 185, Jr.

Justin Ewing shined for Capuchino of San Bruno by setting CIF Central Coast Section records for most yards rushing in a game (494) and most yards rushing in a season (2,956). Photo: Harold Abend.

Justin Ewing shined for Capuchino of San Bruno by setting CIF Central Coast Section records for most yards rushing in a game (494) and most yards rushing in a season (2,956). Photo: Harold Abend.

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DL Andrew Da Rosa (Mission Prep, San Luis Obispo) 6-2, 275, Sr.
DL John Mundt (Central Catholic, Modesto) 6-5, 235, Sr.
DL Kevin Sundberg (Fowler) 6-3, 280, Sr.
DL Eddie Vanderdoes (Placer, Auburn) 6-3, 300, Sr.
LB Tyler Swartfigueur (Ripon) 6-1, 200, Sr.
LB Brett Walsh (Monrovia) 6-2, 205, Sr.
LB Phillip Wright (Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa) 6-1, 225, Sr.
DB Jake Holguin (Rio Hondo Prep, Arcadia) 6-3, 205, Sr.
DB Isaiah Pineiro (Placer, Auburn) 6-3, 180, Sr.
DB Daniel Thaure (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) 5-10, 185, Sr.
DB Daniel Young (Rubidoux, Riverside) 6-1, 175, Sr.
P Andrew Jimenez (Paraclete, Lancaster) 5-10, 165, Jr.

FIRST TEAM MULTI-PURPOSE
RB/LB Ge’vontray Ainsworth (Monrovia) 5-9, 185, Sr.
RB/DB Sty Hairston (Banning) 5-11, 180, Sr.
RB/DB Ray Lomas (Central Catholic, Modesto) 5-8, 180, Sr.
QB/RB Michael Turner (Seaside) 6-5, 205, Sr.
QB/RB Jihad Vercher (Salesian, Los Angeles) 6-0, 200, Sr.
QB/RB/P Manny Wilkins (San Marin, Novato) 6-3, 190, Jr.

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
WR Brennan Cassone (Malibu) 6-0, 165, Sr.
WR Ben Sukut (Capistrano Valley Christian, SJ Capistrano) 6-1, 175, Fr.
OL Zack Black (Rim of the World, Lake Arrowhead) 6-4, 220, Sr.
OL Joseph Dominguez (Wasco) 6-0, 280, Sr.
OL Dajon Ford (McClymonds, Oakland) 6-3, 305, Sr.
OL Remy Linares (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) 6-5, 280, Sr.
OL Spencer Stark (Central Catholic, Modesto) 6-2, 300, Jr.
QB Tyler Baty (Mission Prep, San Luis Obispo) 6-1, 185, Sr.
RB Xavier Miniefield (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) 5-10, 185, Sr.
RB James Sams (Los Banos) 5-11, 175, Sr.
RB Rey Vega (Central Catholic, Modesto) 5-10, 185, Sr.
PK Chris Hill (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) 6-0, 170, Jr.

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DL Will Pretty (Paraclete, Lancaster) 6-3, 220, Sr.
DL Hunter van Emmerik (Ferndale) 6-3, 220, Sr.
DL Brandon Weaver (Justin-Siena, Napa) 6-2, 220, Sr.
LB Clayton Archer (Stevenson, Pebble Beach) 6-3, 220, Sr.
LB Grant Bouma (Bakersfield Christian) 6-3, 220, Jr.
LB Mike Covell (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) 6-0, 185, Sr.
LB George Frazier (Monrovia) 6-3, 230, Sr.
LB Alex Poksay (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) 6-0, 205, Sr.
DB Joey Abbate (Central Catholic, Modesto) 5-7, 155, Sr.
DB Kris Aguilar (Wasco) 5-9, 190, Sr.
DB Triston Brown (Paraclete, Lancaster) 5-10, 165, Jr.
P Phillip Rauch (Mariposa County, Mariposa) 5-10, 175, Jr.

SECOND TEAM MULTI-PURPOSE
QB/RB Craig Bruinsma (Ontario Christian) 6-1, 185, Sr.
WR/DB/P Andrew Celis (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) 6-0, 180, Jr.
QB/RB Austyn Fink (Boron) 6-2, 170, Sr.
FB/LB Darius Henton (Brookside Christian, Stockton) 6-0, 225, Sr.
RB/DB Edgar Segura (Mendota) 5-9, 165, Jr.
QB/PK/DB Mitch Sheppard (St. Vincent de Paul, Petaluma) 6-2, 170, Sr.

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11 Comments

  1. Mark Grosz
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    How did Joey Hall not make it as a WR (led the state in TD rec 24) #1 in Northeast Division in receiving – 60 rec 1365 yards 22.75 Yds/Rec 105.0 yards per game 24 TD’s – # 5 in all of Southern Section in receiving yards # 1 in average per catch. Joey had 3 INT and 2 kickoff returns for TD’s

  2. Posted January 24, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Joey Hall was the third player we were considering from a Mission Prep team that did not win a section championship. In evaluating the players off of that team, Tyler Baty (the QB) was first since he was the SLO Tribune Player of the Year. The defensive lineman, Andrew Da Rosa, was next since he was a CIFSS divisional defensive player of the year. Hall was next, basically beaten out for first team by Carrington (Oregon recruit) and possibly the No. 1 receiver in the San Diego Section regardless of class. Sure, Joey had a great year, too. Just can’t find room for everybody.

  3. Kevin
    Posted January 25, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    No Akili Terry, RB from Marin Catholic seems surprising. He had an outstanding year and will likely earn a scholarship in the next few weeks. But great work on the list overall.

  4. Coach
    Posted January 25, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    When will the next small schools all state come out.

    • Posted January 25, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

      After the 2013 season.

      • Coach
        Posted January 26, 2013 at 10:33 am | Permalink

        I wanted to know if QB Brandon Martinez from EL Monte made any of the all state teams. He threw for 4300 yards and 44tds ran for 793 yards and 8tds.

  5. bobby
    Posted January 26, 2013 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    How there’s no all state games?

  6. JWiser
    Posted January 28, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    I am happy to see two of my friends on the final team list, they both had great seasons and are representing two of the smallest schools in SoCal to be playing 11-man football. Fink and Holguin. As for me, thank you for the nomination.

  7. Posted January 29, 2013 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    Coach, Brandon Martinez was first team All-State for Medium Schools. Congrats to Brandon and the entire El Monte program.

  8. Mr, French
    Posted January 29, 2013 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    Props to J Wiser for recognizing Fink and Holguin. He too could have easily been on any of these teams in my opinion. The players at Rio Hondo Prep all say he is a good guy and it shows through his post. Sorry that we are not playing Boron in 2013, it was actually a fun rivalry while it lasted. Best of luck to you Jadrian and Boron football

  9. Posted July 9, 2013 at 2:35 am | Permalink

    Amazing web site. A lot of helpful info below. We are transmitting the idea to some good friends ans also sharing inside tasty. And lastly, thanks on your own hard work!

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