All-State Football Nominees (NorCal)

One of the top junior QBs in the S.F. Bay Area is Jack Heneghan of Menlo School in Atherton. Photo by Harold Abend.

One of the top junior QBs in the S.F. Bay Area is Jack Heneghan of Menlo School in Atherton. Photo by Harold Abend.

The process to select the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Teams, which will be done for the 34th consecutive season, begins with list of nominees from CIF Northern California sections. We are open to get additional nominees from parents, coaches and fans.

The initial step toward selection of the annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Teams is for us to present lists of nominees that have been put up on our board.

This first one is for players from the CIF Central Coast Section, CIF North Coast Section, CIF Northern Section, CIF Oakland Section, CIF San Francisco Section and CIF Sac-Joaquin Section. The second one will combine players from the CIF Central Section, CIF L.A. City Section and CIF San Diego Section. We will then have a third post separately for the entire CIF Southern Section.

By no means are these meant to be all-inclusive lists of every possible all-state player in California. We encourage and welcome input from all users of our site and will be releasing a second, even more complete, updated list of nominees prior to when the teams are actually chosen and released.

Please do not wait until after all of the teams are announced to complain about a selection. We will consider players even if they are not added or are not currently shown on these lists.

Please send any nomination with each athlete’s height, weight, position, year in school, significant statistics. Comparing a player not on the board yet to one who already is can be very important toward eventual selection. Limit each nomination to one page please. Send to: or FAX (209) 463-1219 or call (209) 463-9050.

The format we will continue to use is to honor a 30-player overall all-state first team with 30 more on second team. Each first team player is written up. There also are 30 for medium schools (Div. III traditional state rankings division) and 30 for small schools (Div. IV and Div. V traditional state rankings divisions). We often get enough information to include second teams for all divisions as well.

Don’t assume we know all there is to know about a player on the list, either. Send us info to make sure all pertinent information is turned in and placed into our files.

With thanks to assistant editor Paul Muyskens, here are the current nominations from Northern California on our board for the various 2012 Cal-Hi Sports all-state football teams (an updated list of nominees will be posted in two weeks several days before the teams are chosen and announced):

Warren Miles-Long pointed the way for James Logan of Union City in the CIF North Coast Section D1 playoffs.

Warren Miles-Long pointed the way for James Logan of Union City in the CIF North Coast Section D1 playoffs.

CIF Central Coast Section
Jack Anderson (Palo Alto) DL Jr.
Clayton Archer (Stevenson, Pebble Beach) LB/TE Sr.
Shane Artim (St. Francis, Mountain View) DE Sr.
Chidobe Awuzie (Oak Grove, San Jose) WR/RB Sr.
Akeem Aziz (Overfelt, San Jose) RB/FS Sr.
Trevor Bearden (Live Oak, Morgan Hill) RB/LB Jr.
Nick Bernardo (Oak Grove, San Jose) RB/DB Sr.
Noah Bull (St. Ignatius, San Francisco) LB Sr.
Ben Burr Kirven (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) RB/DE Soph.
Cody Cameron (San Benito, Hollister) DB Sr.
K.J. Carta-Samuels (Bellarmine, San Jose) QB Jr.
Keller Chryst (Palo Alto) QB/P Jr.
Holland Crider (Leland, San Jose) LB Sr.
Francisco Cruz (Lincoln, San Jose) DB/WR Sr.
Kyle Dozier (Saratoga) WR/DB Sr.
Justin Ewing (Capuchino, San Bruno) RB Sr.
Daniel Garcia (Piedmont Hills, San Jose) OL/LB Soph.
Jesus Gonzalez (Milpitas) K Jr.
Fabiano Hale (Soquel) RB Sr.
Isaiah Hardy (Sobrato, Morgan Hill) WR/S Sr.
Tre Hartley (Milpitas) DB Jr.
Jack Heneghan (Menlo, Atherton) QB Jr.
Derek Hunter (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) TE/LB Sr.
Corbin Jackson (Wilcox, Santa Clara) LB Sr.
Joseph Jakubowsky (Seaside) DB Sr.
Kirk Johnson (Valley Christian, San Jose) RB/LB Soph.
Jaylen Jones (Terra Nova, Pacifica) WR Jr.
Marcus Jones (Mountain View) RB Sr.
Shaunne Katoa (Monterey) LB Sr.
Kevin Kiff (Soquel) LB Sr.
Nate Latu (Mountain View) OL/DL Sr.
Mike Lauck (St. Francis, Mountain View) QB Sr.
Brandon Lovett (Mt. Pleasant, San Jose) OL Sr.
Dominic Luca (Bellarmine, San Jose) OL-DL Sr.
Luis Maciel (Willow Glen, San Jose) OL Jr.
Hidelv Manzur (Palma, Salinas) DL Sr.
Connor Marden (Carmel) QB Soph.
Ulises Marrot (Gunderson, San Jose) DL/TE Sr.
Austin Martin (St. Francis, Mountain View) LB Sr.
Nick Matiasevich (Monte Vista Christian, Watsonville) QB Sr.
Aaron McAnerney (Aptos) RB/DB Sr.
Daniel Mendoza (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) OL Jr.
Drew Miller (Stevenson, Pebble Beach) DB/RB Jr.
Delshawn Mitchell (Wilcox, Santa Clara) RB Jr.
Jacob Moen (Christopher, Gilroy) LB/TE Soph.
Mark Mulligan (Archbishop Riordan, San Francisco) LB Sr.
Kenneth Olugbode (Bellarmine, San Jose) RB/LB Sr.
Benji Palu (Burlingame) OL Sr.
Jack Powers (Palma, Salinas) DL Sr.
Eric Redwood (Serra, San Mateo) RB/DB Sr.
Joey Sanfillipo (Bellarmine, San Jose) RB/LB Sr.
Jason Scrempos (Milpitas) OL/DL Sr.
Spencer Seeley (Palma, Salinas) OL Sr.
Ryan Severson (Valley Christian, San Jose) RB Sr.
Holden Smith (Carmel) RB Jr.
Keenan Smith (Fremont, Sunnyvale) RB Jr.
Thomas Spanos (Carmel) WR/DB Jr.
Connor Stastny (Menlo, Atherton) WR/DB Sr.
Ethan Stanton (Pioneer, San Jose) DE/FB Sr.
Jack Stinn (St. Ignatius, San Francisco) QB Sr.
Mike Taylor (Sequoia, Redwood City) QB/SS Sr.
Grant Tinker (St. Francis, Mountain View) LB/FB Sr.
Samson Tonga (Seaside) LB Sr.
Eric Troughton (Silver Creek, San Jose) LB/WR Sr.
Peter Tuipulotu (Serra, San Mateo) LB Sr.
Michael Turner (Seaside) QB Sr.
Ronnie Turner (Seaside) WR Jr.
Vita Vea (Milpitas) DL Sr.
Andrew Vollert (St. Ignatius, San Francisco) WR Sr.
Jonathan Walters (Saratoga) QB Jr.
Henry Wei (Saratoga) LB Sr.

CIF North Coast Section
Nick Abrams (St. Mary’s, Berkeley) OL/DL Sr.
Jalen Avery (Monte Vista, Danville) WR/DB Sr.
Cameron Birse (San Ramon Valley, Danville) QB Sr.
Justin Brady (Tomales) OL/LB Sr.
Ty Brantley (Rancho Cotate, Rohnert Park) RB/LB Sr.
Joey Brink (St. Helena) WR Sr.
Andrew Buckley (De La Salle, Concord) WR/DB Sr.
Derik Calhoun (El Cerrito) LB Jr.
Michael Carroll (St. Vincent de Paul, Petaluma) WR/LB Sr.
Christ Catana (Ferndale) OL/DL Sr.
Andrew Celis (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) RB/LB Jr.
Austin Connolly (Justin-Siena, Napa) RB/LB Sr.
J.P. Crudo (Petaluma) OL/DL Sr.
Darrell Daniels (Freedom, Oakley) WR Sr.
A.J. Davidson (Rancho Cotate, Rohnert Park) OL Sr.
Victor Egu (De La Salle, Concord) LB Sr.
Jon Finkelstein (Tamalpais, Mill Valley) LB Sr.
Loran Fonseca (Hercules) K/P Jr.
Jeff Francis (Fort Bragg) DL/LB Sr.
Griffith Gates (Foothill, Pleasanton) DL Sr.
Jared Goff (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) QB Sr.
Dominic Gomes (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) WR/DB Sr.
Gunnar Graham (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) OL/DL Sr.
Jalen Harvey (El Cerrito) WR Jr.
Noel Hernandez (Piner, Santa Rosa) QB/DB Jr.
Natu Hezchias (Piner, Santa Rosa) WR/DB Sr.
Jacob Hicks (Analy, Sebastopol) RB/DB Sr.
Brett Higbee (California, San Ramon) OL Sr.
Chris Hill (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) DB/WR/K Jr.
Austin Hooper (De La Salle, Concord) DE Sr.
Sumner Houston (De La Salle, Concord) DL Jr.
Antonio Huey (Pittsburg) DL Sr.
Michael Hutchings (De La Salle, Concord) LB Sr.
Karris Johnson (California, San Ramon) RB Sr.
Nick Jordan (Arroyo, San Lorenzo) FB/DL Sr.
Tyler Keil (Arcata) RB/DB Jr.
Justin Lang (Ferndale) RB/DB Sr.
Troy Langley (South Fork, Mirada) WR Soph.
Jajuan Lawson (Casa Grande, Petaluma) QB/RB Jr.
Kyle Lewis (Analy, Sebastopol) RB/DB Sr.
Carlos Lopez (California School for the Deaf) QB/LB Sr.
Jalon Luque (Rancho Cotate, Rohnert Park) RB/DB Sr.
Aaron Maher (Analy, Sebastopol) WR Sr.
Dante Mayes (Freedom, Oakley) QB/RB Sr.
Motekial Maile (Pittsburg) DE Sr.
Dante Mayes (Freedom, Oakley) QB Sr.
Jesse Medrano (Clayton Valley, Concord) RB/LB Sr.
Warren Miles-Long (James Logan, Union City) RB/LB Sr.
Dominic Miroglio (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) QB Sr.
Joe Mixon (Freedom, Oakley) RB/LB Jr.
Fono Misi (Rancho Cotate, Rohnert Park) FB/LB Sr.
Hau Moala (Tennyson, Hayward) FB/DT Sr.
D.J. Moffitt (De La Salle, Concord) LB Sr.
Kyle Moreno (Amador Valley) QB Sr.
Darin Newman (Analy, Sebastopol) QB Sr.
Oscar Pimentel (St. Bernard’s, Eureka) WR/DB Sr.
Alex Poksay (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) LB Sr.
Joe Protheroe (Clayton Valley, Concord) RB Sr.
Michael Protheroe (Clayton Valley, Concord) QB/RB Sr.
Jeffrey Prothro (James Logan, Union City) QB/DB Sr.
Elijah Qualls (Casa Grande, Petaluma) DT Sr.
Anthony Randel (Windsor) DL Sr.
Nick Reynolds (Rancho Cotate, Rohnert Park) OL/DL Sr.
Tate Roseberry (Tomales) OL/DL Sr.
Harris Ross (Pittsburg) RB Jr.
Jack Ryan (Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa) OL Sr.
Sebastian Segura (St. Helena) RB/LB/K Jr.
Mitch Sheppard (St. Vincent de Paul, Petauma) QB Sr.
Dustin Sloane (Sonoma Valley, Sonoma) WR/DB Sr.
Zach Smith (Fort Bragg) RB/SS Jr.
Brett Stephens (Campolindo, Moraga) QB Sr.
Derrick Stom (Las Lomas, Walnut Creek) DL Sr.
Aleric Stone (Arcata) RB/LB Sr.
Akili Terry (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) RB/LB Sr.
Olito Thompson (Concord) RB Sr.
Fred Tidwell (Newark Memorial, Newark) WR/DB Jr.
Andrew Trimble (Concord) LB Sr.
Das Tautalatasi (De La Salle, Concord) RB/DB Jr.
Tiapepe Vitale (De La Salle, Concord) RB Sr.
Brandon Weaver (Justin-Siena, Napa) TE/LB Sr.
Nzuzi Webster (Deer Valley, Antioch) WR/DB Jr.
Simba Webster (Deer Valley, Antioch) QB Jr.
Chris Williams (De La Salle, Concord) QB Jr.
Howard Wikle (Valley Christian, Dublin) RB/DB Sr.
Joey Wittlake (South Fork, Mirada) QB/DB Jr.
Dustin Woolley (Potter Valley) RB Sr.
Phil Wright (Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa) LB Sr.
Nikita Zamora (Monte Vista, Danville) QB Jr.

CIF Northern Section
Nathan Ahlers (Sutter) RB Sr.
Caleb Anderson (Paradise) OL Sr.
Cam Anderson (Modoc, Alturas) QB Sr.
Chas Benton (Pierce, Arbuckle) OL/DL Sr.
Trevor Candelaria (Willows) DL/OL Sr.
Trevor Carr (Sutter) NG Sr.
Brady Casselman (West Valley, Cottonwood) FB/LB Jr.
Austin Clark (West Valley, Cottonwood) DB Sr.
Kaden Culp (Yreka) DB Sr.
Justin Declusin (Dunsmuir) DB Sr.
Tom Hays (Paradise) QB Sr.
Brody Hill (Pleasant Valley, Chico) PK Sr.
Jesse Holmes (Chico) WR Sr.
Colin Houlihan (Chester) RB/LB Sr.
Ben Howard (Orland) OT/DE Sr.
Davis Kepon (Foothill, Palo Cedro) WR/K Sr.
Aiden Lang (Sutter) LB Sr.
Riley Larranaga (Modoc, Alturas) WR Sr.
Andrew Lopez (Live Oak) WR/DB Jr.
Ricky Lowdermilk (Portola) S Sr.
Zack Martinez (Portola) RB/CB Sr.
Chris Mayes (Winters) QB/LB Sr.
Blaine Miller (Winters) OL/LB Sr.
Willie Mitchell (Foothill, Palo Cedro) DL Jr.
Ryan Pollard (Foothill, Palo Cedro) QB Jr.
Daniel Robbins (Chico) QB Sr.
Philip Robledo (Sutter) LB/DB Sr.
Andrew Rodriguez (Colusa) LB/RB Sr.
Aldrick Rosas (Orland) K/FS Sr.
Ryan Staas (Sutter) LB Sr.
Larry Tanner (West Valley, Cottonwood) LB Jr.
Nick Tomasin (Enterprise, Redding) RB/LB Soph.
Zach Trueblood (Enterprise, Redding) QB/FS Sr.
David Vicondoa (Lassen, Susanville) LB/G Sr.
Robert Wall (Burney) RB/LB sr.
Garrett Wallace (Sutter) DE/TE Sr.
Blake Williams (Modoc, Alturas) G Sr.
Brad Woods (Enterprise, Redding) RB/LB Sr.

CIF Oakland/San Francisco Sections
Antonio Cummings (McClymonds, Oak.) LB Sr.
Hiromi Fujita (Lowell, S.F.) OL Sr.
Derek Morrell (Lincoln, S.F.) QB/DB Sr.
Kendrick Payne (Skyline, Oak.) WR Sr.
Antoine Porter (Mission, S.F.) QB/DB Sr.
Young Potasi (Lincoln, S.F.) OL/DL Sr.
Ben Puafisi (Fremont, Oak.) DL Sr.
Kevin Vaughn (McClymonds, Oak.) OL Sr.
Demetrius Williams (Lincoln, S.F.) RB/DB Sr.
Keith Williams (McClymonds, Oak.) QB Sr.

CIF Sac-Joaquin Section
Juan Abalos (Highlands, North Highlands) QB Sr.
Joey Abbate (Central Catholic, Modesto) WR/DB Sr.
Joey Banks (Franklin, Elk Grove) LB/RB Jr.
Christian Basden (Vanden, Travis AFB) WR-DB Sr.
D’juan Bellaire (Center, Antelope) RB/LB Sr.
Ryan Bohnet (Benicia) QB Sr.
Wayne Brooks (Stagg, Stockton) QB Jr.
Jake Browning (Folsom) QB Soph.
Kyle Bryant (Colfax) WR Jr.
Austin Caldron (Brookside Christian, Stockton) QB Jr.
Grant Caraway (Granite Bay) QB/P Sr.
Nathan Chunn (Escalon) FB/LB Sr.
Zack Claiborne (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills) LB Sr.
Aaron Cochran (Buhach Colony, Atwater) OL Sr.
John Cooley (Granite Bay) RB Sr.
Chris Corpuz (Los Banos) QB Sr.
Johnathon Costa (Escalon) LB Sr.
Anthony Cota (Sierra, Manteca) RB/SS Sr.
Kyle Cota (Nevada Union, Grass Valley) QB Sr.
Ian Davis (Nevada Union, Grass Valley) WR/DB Sr.
Justin Davis (Lincoln, Stockton) RB Sr.
Wyatt Demps (Pleasant Grove, Elk Grove) WR/DB Jr.
Preston Dobbins (Center, Antelope) OL/LB Sr.
Jomon Dotson (American Canyon) RB Jr.
Anthony Fleenor (Yuba City) RB/LB Sr.
Robert Frazier (Elk Grove) RB/DB Sr.
Ja’quan Gardner (Central Valley, Ceres) RB Jr.
Alan Gonzalez (Escalon) OL Sr.
Nick Gordon (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills) LB Sr.
Zack Greenlee (Lincoln, Stockton) QB Sr.
Quenton Hagen (El Camino, Sacramento) LB Sr.
Mike Hatfield (Del Campo, Fair Oaks) DB/WR Sr.
Trayvon Henderson (Grant, Sacramento) DB Sr.
Darius Henton (Brookside Christian, Stockton) LB Sr.
Beau Hershberger (Granite Bay) LB Sr.
Junior Jenkins (Highlands, North Highlands) OL/LB Jr.
Matt Jimison (Vista del Lago, Folsom) QB Soph.
Josiah Johnson (Sacramento) QB Sr.
Ryder Johnson (Amador, Sutter Creek) DE Sr.
Taron Johnson (Sheldon, Sacramento) DB Jr.
Tyler Juncker (Hilmar) DL Sr.
Aaron Knapp (Granite Bay) DB Sr.
Troy Knox (Folsom) WR Jr.
Trevon Lampley (Franklin, Elk Grove) WR/KR/DB Sr.
Brady Laolagi (Folsom) RB/LB Soph.
Noah Letuligasenoa (Elk Grove) LB Jr.
Eteuati Levi (Cosumnes Oaks, Elk Grove) LB Sr.
Brandon Lewis (Pleasant Grove, Elk Grove) RB/DB Jr.
Andre Lindsey (Stagg, Stockton) WR/P Sr.
Ray Lomas (Central Catholic, Modesto) RB Sr.
Richard Lopez (Downey, Modesto) WR/CB Sr.
Steven Machado (Orestimba, Newman) RB/LB Jr.
Joe Marquez (Buhach Colony, Atwater) DB/QB Sr.
Na’im McGee (St. Mary’s, Stockton) DB Sr.
Mosese Moala (Grant, Sacramento) LB Jr.
Brandon Monroe (Del Oro, Loomis) RB/DB Sr.
John Mundt (Central Catholic, Modesto) TE/LB Sr.
Chris Napoli (Brookside Christian, Stockton) DT Sr.
Stephen Nogosek (Woodcreek, Roseville) QB Sr.
Lucas Owan (Folsom) WR/DB Sr.
Brian Pacsqual (St. Mary’s, Stockton) WR Jr.
Wadus Parker (Elk Grove) RB/LB Jr.
Kaleb Parrish (St. Mary’s, Stockton) QB Jr.
Jason Perry (Center, Antelope) OL/DL Jr.
Isaiah Pineiro (Placer, Auburn) DB/WR Sr.
Gerald Pliman (Burbank, Sacramento) DE/WR Jr.
Brad Rittenhouse (Vista del Lago, Folsom) WR Soph.
Bruce Russell (Tracy) RB Sr.
A.J. Samatua (Del Campo, Fair Oaks) OL Sr.
James Sams (Los Banos) RB Sr.
Jason Samuels (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills) QB Sr.
Damion Sanders (Franklin, Elk Grove) WR/DB Sr.
Sam Scheidt (Merced) LB/RB Jr.
Kameron Schroeder (Consumnes Oaks, Elk Grove) OL Jr.
Spencer Sheff (Elk Grove) LB Soph.
Kenny Smart (Central Catholic, Modesto) K Jr.
Cameron Smith (Granite Bay) LB Soph.
Deaundre Terrell (Pleasant Grove, Elk Grove) QB/DB Jr.
Ngalu Toga (Burbank, Sacramento) DL/OL Jr.
Spencer Thomas (Oakdale) QB Sr.
Abnor Toma (Grant, Sacramento) LB Sr.
Sean Tow (Union Mine, El Dorado) RB Sr.
Ben Trumm (Folsom) K/DB Jr.
Tanner Vallejo (Nevada Union, Grass Valley) LB Sr.
Eddie Vanderdoes (Placer, Auburn) DL Sr.
Alex Van Dyke (Cosumnes Oaks, Elk Grove) WR Jr.
Rey Vega (Central Catholic, Modesto) RB Sr.
Eric Walters (Inderkum, Sacramento) RB/DB Sr.
Isaiah Williams (Burbank, Sacramento) RB/LB Sr.
Lester Williams (Stagg, Stockton) RB/WR Soph.
Aaron Zwahlen (Downey, Modesto) QB Sr.

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  1. Chris
    Posted December 25, 2012 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    Mark you need better Sac-Joaquin Section coverage.

  2. Antoiine pickett adarius's big brother
    Posted December 29, 2012 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    what about Adarius Pickett from EL Cerrito High school he has 3 offers he made all-east bay and all metro 1st teams at DB.He’s maid top 300 and top 250 for all state nominees

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