Mr. Football Player of the Year Dillon Baxter headlines strong contingent of San Diegans, who nab five of the 30 first-team positions. We went with two wideouts on offense, a 4-3-4 on defense and the usual six on multi-purpose. This is the 3oth annual CalHiSports.com All-State Team and we produce what is regarded as perhaps the best package of all-state teams in the nation.
2009 All-State Team (1ST TEAM)
By Mark Tennis, Executive Editor
Contributing: Paul Muyskens, Ronnie Flores, Steve Brand, Greg Biggins, Harold Abend
Note: We apologize for the delay in getting these published, but it’s more important to us to take extra time to try to get these teams as correct as possible. With a state as massive as California, however, the scouring is never completely 100 percent. The all-state first team below and the accompanying second and third teams are for all players, regardless of school size or year in school.
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
WR Kenny Stills (La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad) 6-2, 180, Sr.
The son or former NFL player Ken Stills set a San Diego Section record for career receiving yardage and finished with more than 3,000. He faced constant double-teams this year, but still ended with 45 grabs for 914 yards and 10 scores. Stills, who had more than 1,000 yards receiving as a sophomore and junior, was one of the top recruited wideouts on the West Coast as well. He is expected to sign with Oklahoma.
WR Robert Woods (Serra, Gardena) 6-1, 180, Sr.
The Cavaliers went a perfect 15-0 and captured the CIF Division III state bowl game crown. The first name that comes up when you think about this team is Woods, possibly the fastest player in the state with the ball in the open field. Despite playing with another talented wideout, junior George Farmer, he caught 66 passes for 1,112 yards and 15 touchdowns while being a force on the defensive side of the ball with 96 tackles and eight interceptions. In the 24-20 bowl game win over Marin Catholic he had eight receptions for 180 yards and two touchdowns. The USC commit also was a finalist for our Mr. Football State Player of the Year.