All-State Football Nominees (Part 2)

Derrick Reynolds and Kyle Jean are all-state nominees from Van Nuys. Photo by Ronnie Flores.

Derrick Reynolds and Kyle Jean are all-state nominees from Van Nuys. Photo by Ronnie Flores.

This second group of nominees is from the CIF Central Section, CIF L.A. City Section and CIF San Diego Section. We still have the CIF Southern Section to go. Check inside to see how to send in a nomination on your own.

By no means are these first Cal-Hi Sports all-state nominations 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 the CIF Central Section, CIF L.A. City Section and CIF San Diego Section 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):

CIF Central Section

There were a number of versatile impressive players from the CIF San Diego Section's Coastal League, including La Jolla Country Day's Sage Burmeister.

There were a number of versatile impressive players from the CIF San Diego Section’s Coastal League, including La Jolla Country Day’s Sage Burmeister.

Cruise Adams (Garces, Bakersfield) QB Sr.
Kris Aguilar (Wasco) DB Jr.
Joshua Ames (Porterville) ILB Jr.
Antognoli Andrew (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) P/K Sr.
Darius Armstead (Mt. Whitney, Visalia) WR Sr.
Jason Black (Clovis) DB Sr.
Grant Bouma (Bakersfield Christian) LB/TE Jr.
Hatari Byrd (Central East, Clovis) DB Sr.
Parker Campbell (Bakersfield) PK Sr.
Austin Cardoza (Exeter) RB/DB Sr.
Eric Carrillo (Roosvelt, Fresno) OL/DL Sr.
Kamari Cotton-Moya (Ridgview, Bakersfield) QB/DB Sr.
Sheldon Croney (Garces, Bakersfield) RB/DB Soph.
Draven Davis (Porterville) DB Sr.
Isaiah Duran (Clovis North, Clovis) DL Jr.
Scott Feder (Mt. Whitney, Visalia) DL/TE Sr.
DeVaughn Gaines (Chowchilla) DB Sr.
Steven Gee (Taft) WR/DB Sr.
Carl Gonzalez (Selma) DB/RB Jr.
Terrance Grinner (Wasco) RB/DB Jr.
Cody Hall (Farmersville) WR/DB Sr.
Kole Harl (Liberty, Bakersfield) DB Sr.
Franquez Harvey (Kerman) DE/TE Sr.
Javin Harrison (Washington Union, Fresno) RB Jr.
Kevin Hayes (Bakersfield) WR Jr.
Josh Jackson (Bakersfield Christian) DB/WR Jr.
Johnny Johnson Jr. (Central, Fresno) CB Sr.
Hayden Kuchta (Bakersfield Christian) LB/WR Jr.
Casper Lopez (Wasco) RB/C Jr.
D.J. Martin (Stockdale, Bakersfield) RB Sr.
Armando Martinez (Woodlake) DB Sr.
Connor Martinez (Buchanan, Clovis) DE Sr.
Eric Martinez (Woodlake) FB/DT Sr.
Jordan Martinez (Firebaugh) CB/WR Soph.
Khary McGee (Edison, Fresno) QB/RB Sr.
Marcus McMaryion (Dinuba) QB Jr.
Tucker Mendonca (Mt. Whitney, Visalia) QB Sr.
Sam Metcalf (Farmersville) QB Soph.
L.J. Moore (Central, Fresno) DB Sr.
Carlos Morfin (Wasco) K/P Soph.
Eric Moya (Dinuba) K Soph.
Nick Nevills (Clovis) DL Jr.
Luis Paniagua (Porterville) ILB/RB Sr.
Kevin Parma (Mission Oak, Tulare) TE Sr.
Mitchell Pendergast (Central Valley Christian, Visalia) DB Jr.
John Pimentel (Tulare Union, Tulare) WR/DB Sr.
Jake Poindexter (Clovis) K/WR Sr.
Oscar Reyes (Tulare Union, Tulare) QB Sr.
Reed Robertson (Garces, Bakersfield) PK Sr.
Christian Rossi (Clovis North, Clovis) QB Sr.
Adrian Salas (Clovis) FB/LB Sr.
Cody Sanders (Liberty, Madera) MLB/T Sr.
J.J. Santa Cruz (Liberty, Madera) DE/TE Sr.
Edgar Segura (Mendota) RB/LB Jr.
Allen Seul (Clovis) DB Sr.
Isaiah Sharp (Wasco) RB/DB Soph.
Matt Smith (Bakersfield Christian) RB/DE Soph.
Chad Specht (Clovis West, Fresno) OL Sr.
Ryan Steele (Kingsburg) OL Sr.
Cody Styles (Strathmore) WR Sr.
Kevin Sundberg (Fowler) DL Sr.
Jake Sweaney (Garces, Bakersfield) WR/DB Sr.
Aaron Taylor (Dinuba) WR Sr.
Kaleb Toone (Corcoran) LB/RB Jr.
Deangelo Torres (El Diamante, Visalia) RB Jr.
Kenneth Trueba (Bakersfield) LB Sr.
Caleb Unruh (Buchanan, Clovis) LB Sr.
Edgar Velasquez (South, Bakersfield) DL Sr.
Adrian Vasquez (Liberty, Bakersfield) LB Sr.
Patrick Viveros (Corcoran) OL/LB Sr.
Blake Wright (Edison, Fresno) RB Jr.
Jake Young (Hanford) QB/FS Jr.

CIF L.A. City Section
Alex Alvarez (South East, South Gate) WR Sr.
Daniel Belton (South East, South Gate) LB Jr.
Keishawn Bierria (Narbonne, Harbor City) LB Sr.
Daquan Brown (Dorsey, Los Angeles) DB Sr.
Cameron Burton (Gardena) LB/TE Sr.
Jose Camargo (San Fernardo) WR/DB Jr.
Tyler Dietrich (Marshall, Los Angeles) DB/WR Sr.
Alex Dion (Canoga Park) QB Sr.
Tony Gates (Narbonne, Harbor City) RB Sr.
Ederson Gramajo (Lincoln, Los Angeles) LB Sr.
Ajene Harris (Crenshaw, Los Angeles) QB Jr.
Dominique Hatfield (Crenshaw, Los Angeles) DB Sr.
Chauncey Hill (Fairfax, Los Angeles) DL Sr.
Brian Irving (Crenshaw, Los Angeles) OL Sr.
Kyle Jean (Van Nuys) RB/DB Sr.
Mossi Johnson (Crenshaw, Los Angeles) Ath. Sr.
Paulo Leua (Narbonne, Harbor City) DL Sr.
Marquise Lomax (Narbonne, Harbor City) LB Sr.
Jonathan Lopez (Roybal, Los Angeles) OL/DL Sr.
Manoah Pearson (Carson) LB Jr.
Derek Reynolds (Van Nuys) DB Sr.
A.J. Richardson (Narbonne, Harbor City) WR Sr.
Josh Riggs (Verdugo Hills, Tujunga) DB/WR Sr.
Anthony Rios-Carlsen (Canoga Park) LB Sr.
Josh Riggs (Verdugo Hills, Tujunga) WR/DB Sr.
Larry Sanchez (South East, South Gate) K Jr.
Jonathan Santos (South East, South Gate) QB Sr.
Tyree Simmons (Gardena) RB/WR/DB Sr.
Cris Solano (San Fernando) QB Jr.
Marcus Stamps (Jefferson, Los Angeles) RB/LB Sr.
Sese Tauesi (Narbonne, Harbor City) OL Sr.
Daemon Thompson (San Fernando) RB/CB Sr.
Pu’e Togia (Carson) OL Sr.
Billy Vaughn Jr. (Dorsey, Los Angeles) CB Sr.
Andres Velasquez (Monroe, North Hills) OLB/SS Sr.
Troy Williams (Narbonne, Harbor City) QB Sr.

CIF San Diego Section
Jordan Arnold (West Hills, Santee) DL Sr.
Derek Babiash (Poway) DB Sr.
Aaron Baltazar (Eastlake, Chula Vista) RB Sr.
Garrett Bogard (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) QB Sr.
Neil Bonahoom (Orange Glen, Escondido) LB Sr.
Darrian Borboa (Santa Fe Christian, Solana Beach) OL/LB Jr.
Jeff Bowers (Grossmont, El Cajon) WR Sr.
Donovin Buck (Brawley) DE Jr.
Sage Burmeister (La Jolla Country Day, La Jolla) RB/DB Sr.
Markel Byrd (Horizon, San Diego) QB/CB Sr.
Elijah Campbell (Eastlake, Chula Vista) DL/TE Sr.
Darren Carrington (Horizon, San Diego) WR Sr.
Hank Childs (Parker, San Diego) WR/DB Sr.
Kareem Coles (Madison, San Diego) QB Soph.
Pierre Cormier (Madison, San Diego) RB/LB Sr.
Thai Cottrell (Oceanside) WR Jr.
Fernando Elizarraraz (Oceanside) K Sr.
Russell Ewbank (Hilltop, Chula Vista) DL Sr.
Royce Freeman (Imperial) RB Jr.
Benjaminn Giese (Tri-City Christian, Vista) RB/LB/K Jr.
Keifer Graham (Eastlake, Chula Vista) LB Jr.
Tavarus Green (Eastlake, Chula Vista) RB Sr.
William Gulley (Oceanside) LB Sr.
Tigran Gumushyan (Grossmont, El Cajon) LB Sr.
Gabe Harrington (Parker, San Diego) QB Sr.
Justin Harrison (Calvary Christian, Chula Vista) RB/LB Sr.
Spencer Havird (Valhalla, El Cajon) DB Sr.
Kyle Hawkins (Otay Ranch, Chula Vista) QB Jr.
Johnny Hayes (Mar Vista, Imperial Beach) DL Sr.
Devin Holiday (Mission Hills, San Marcos) DB Sr.
Keoni Kanoa (Madison, San Diego) LB Sr.
Anthony Lawrence (Grossmont, El Cajon) QB Jr.
Chris Martin (Otay Ranch, Chula Vista) WR/DB Sr.
William Milo (Helix, La Mesa) DL Sr.
Alec Moreno (Poway) LB Sr.
Cole Needham (Santa Fe Christian, Solana Beach) WR/DB Jr.
Rey Osuna (Olympian, Chula Vista) LB Jr.
Rayvon Owens (Christian, El Cajon) DB Sr.
Tofi Pao Pao (Oceanside) QB/RB Sr.
Jonathan Petersen (Poway) LB Sr.
Victor Ponce (Imperial) LB/G Sr.
Toshaun Poumele (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) LB Sr.
Josiah Poutoa (La Jolla Country Day, La Jolla) LB/FB Sr.
Elijah Preston (St. Augustine, San Diego) RB/DB Fr.
Scott Quessenberry (La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad) OL Sr.
John Luke Reinke (Tri-City Christian, Vista) DB/WR Jr.
Tyree Robinson (Lincoln, San Diego) DB/WR Sr.
Tyrell Robinson (Lincoln San Diego) RB/DE Sr.
Ramsey Romano (Valhalla, El Cajon) QB Sr.
Sebastian Swift (Christian, EL Cajon) LB Jr.
David Tristan (Horizon, San Diego) LB/RB Sr.
C.J. Tauala (Oceanside) OL Sr.
De’Shawn Tone (Valhalla, El Cajon) DL Sr.
Jovan Vera (Hilltop, Chula Vista) DL Sr.
Sam Vermillion (Madison, San Diego) DE/OL Jr.
Lawrence Walker (Madison, San Diego) WR Sr.
Jacob Whannel (Calipatria) WR Sr.
Hunter Wharton (Brawley) LB Sr.
Justin Williams (El Camino, Oceanside) Sr.
Blake Wilson (Eastlake, Chula Vista) LB/TE Sr.

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  1. Mark Grosz
    Posted December 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    In Southern section CIF you had Joey Hall 5-9 175 WR that had 1365 receiving yards 22.75 per catch with 24 receiving TD which I believe led the southern section in Receiving TD’s. Plus a 29.00 average in KOR – with 2 TD’s

    Andrew DeRosa 6-2- 265 NG that has been electronically timed in the 40 at a 4.81 was named Defensive Player of the year for the Northeast Southern section CIF.

    Tyler Baty 6-1 185 QB 152-252 .603 completion 2979 yards 45 TD’s 7 int with a QB rating of 130 which is the highest rating of the top 13 QB’s in Southern Section CIF all divisions

  2. don
    Posted December 30, 2012 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    Elijah Campbell of Eastlake High School SD County, is a “MANSTAR”.


    Playing DTakle he got 5 sacks vs a Very Talented Otay Ranch (league rival).

    2 sacks strip fumble in the CIF title game lead to a score n a 21-14 victory over #1
    Mission Hills.

    Plays the run dominating at point of attack controlling both ‘A’ gaps. He is the Real Deal.

    This Kid Deserves To Be 1St team all state!!!!

    Thanks for supporting high school sports and keep up the good work!!

  3. JC
    Posted December 31, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Kevin Sundberg “Defensive Player of the Year 2012” by CBS47 (@ 19:48):
    Cal State 5-Star Game Starter, 116 tackles CA#2, 7 sacks for 44 yards!!!

    Posted January 8, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Permalink


    • Joseph
      Posted January 30, 2013 at 11:21 am | Permalink

      Gulley is man! All you have to do is watch him play and you know!

  5. Brendan
    Posted January 30, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    Scott Feder
    • 115.5 tackles (74 solo, 27 assists, 14.5 sacks for 94 yards lost), 2 blocked punts, 1 blocked PAT, 4 hurries, 2 caused fumbles, 1 pass deflected over 11 games.
    • Led the team, league, and division in tackles and sacks. Second in the section in sacks, first among defensive lineman.
    • West Yosemite League Defensive Player of the Year
    • Tulare County Defensive Player of the Year.

  6. Richard ewbank
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Permalink


    • Richard ewbank
      Posted February 6, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

      1st team metro southbay best def lineman

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