All-State Football Nominees (Part 2)

One of the nominees from the CIF San Diego Section is DE Joey DeMarco of Torrey Pines (left) while one of those from the CIF Central Section is RB Sheldon Croney of Bakersfield Ridgeview. Photos: Courtesy DeMarco family & CentralValleyFootball.com.

One of the nominees from the CIF San Diego Section is DE Joey DeMarco of Torrey Pines (left) while one of those from the CIF Central Section is RB Sheldon Croney of Bakersfield Ridgeview. Photos: Courtesy DeMarco family & CentralValleyFootball.com.


This is the second group of players who have been placed on our board to be considered for the 36th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Teams. These are from the CIF Central Section, CIF L.A. City Section & CIF San Diego Section. We welcome additional nominees from parents, coaches and fans.

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This post is part of the first step toward selection of the annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Teams and it is for us to present lists of nominees that have been put up on our virtual board.

This second list is for the CIF Central Section, L.A. City Section and San Diego Section. The final post will be for the CIF sections in Northern California. The first one was for the entire CIF Southern Section. To see that list, CLICK HERE.

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 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: markjtennis@gmail.com 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 appreciation to Stockton office assistant Paul Muyskens, here is a list of those currently on our board from the CIF Central Section, L.A. City Section & San Diego Section:

Krys Barnes was a defensive force for Liberty of Bakersfield. The junior had 17 tackles in win over Bakersfield. Photo: Student Sports.

Krys Barnes was a defensive force for Liberty of Bakersfield. The junior had 17 tackles in win over Bakersfield.


CIF Central Section
Michael Alvarez (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) QB Soph.
Uriel Arredondo (Caruthers) RB Soph.
Rolando Arrona (Kennedy, Delano) RB Sr.
LeGary Austin (Corcoran) RB/CB Jr.
Zach Balfanz (Bakersfield Christian) WR Sr.
Kaipo Barnes (Hanford) LB Jr.
Krys Barnes (Liberty, Bakersfield) LB Jr.
Emmett Brooks (Kingsburg) WR Jr.
Nigel Brooks (Bakersfield) DL Sr.
Marcus Bruce (Bakersfield) RB/LB Sr.
Blake Bryant (Liberty, Bakersfield) OL Jr.
Gabriel Cabezuela (Wasco) RB Sr.
C.J. Cambra (Liberty, Madera Ranchos) DL Sr.
Austin Cardoza (Exeter) RB Sr.
Chandler Cocklin (Dinuba) LB Sr.
Sheldon Croney (Ridgeview, Bakersfield) RB/DB Sr.
Desmond Curtis (Corcoran) DT Jr.
Jacob Daniel (Clovis North, Fresno) DL Sr.
Joseph DeLaCruz (Farmersville) WR Sr.
Willie Fairman (Roosevelt, Fresno) ATH Sr.
David Flores (Golden West, Visalia) LB Jr.
Zackery Frazier (Lemoore) DE/OT Sr.
Daniel Frea (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) DE Sr.
Dillon Fugate (Corcoran) WR Sr.
Dalton Gallis (Kern Valley, Lake Isabella) QB Sr.
Rickie Garcia (Redwood, Visalia) WR Sr.
Hunter Garrison (Dinuba) DB Sr.
A.J. Greeley (Edison, Fresno) DB Sr.
Robert Grier (Immanuel, Reedley) RB Sr.
Cort Groathouse (Lemoore) QB Sr.
Roman Guerra (Liberty, Bakersfield) OL Sr.
Christian Guillen (Madera South, Madera) P Sr.
Jameson Hale (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) OL Sr.
Hayden Haupt of Clovis North was first recognized as a sophomore when he played key role on team that won the Central Section Division I title. Photo: Mark Tennis.

Hayden Haupt of Clovis North was first recognized as a sophomore when he played key role on team that won the Central Section Division I title. Photo: Mark Tennis.


Romello Harris (Tulare Union, Tulare) RB Jr.
Hayden Haupt (Clovis North, Clovis) DE/LB Sr.
Lameshio Hill (Bakersfield) QB/RB Sr.
James Hernandez (Liberty, Madera) K Sr.
Tyler Horton (Edison, Fresno) WR/DB Sr.
Juwuane Hughes (Hanford) CB Jr.
Jestyn James (Ridgeview, Bakersfield) OL Sr.
Le’Andre Jefferson (Mission Oak, Tulare) WR/DB Sr.
Brandon Jones (Bakersfield Christian) QB Sr.
Isaiah Jones (Porterville) RB Jr.
Demarrea Joyce (Mt. Whitney, Visalia) DB Sr.
Hunter Kampmoyer (Bishop) DE Jr.
Caleb Kelly (Clovis West, Fresno) LB Jr.
Kamron Lewis (Edison, Fresno) WR Sr.
Darius Liles (El Diamante, Visalia) LB Sr.
Anthony Mariscal (Liberty, Bakersfield) RB/DB Sr.
Hugo Martinez (Chavez, Delano) DL Jr.
Jordan Martinez (Firebaugh) CB/WR Sr.
Ricky McCoy (Roosevelt, Fresno) TE Sr.
Joseph McDaniel (Hanford) RB Jr.
Brennen Medley (Kern Valley, Lake Isabella) LB Sr.
Sam Metcalf (Farmersville) QB Sr.
Carlos Morfin (Wasco) K/P Sr.
Eric Moya (Dinuba) K Sr.
Leo Nunez (Golden West, Visalia) PK Sr.
Coleman Olivas (Bakersfield) PK Sr.
Edrico Oliver Jr. (Bakersfield Christian) TE/DE Sr.
Bolu Olorunfunmi (Clovis North, Fresno) RB Sr.
Darrien Owens (Clovis West, Fresno) WR Jr.
Allen Perryman (Lemoore) WR/DB Jr.
Nico Portillo (Corcoran) QB Sr.
Adam Prentice (Clovis) LB Sr.
Dehlon Preston (Central, Fresno) WR/DB Sr.
Dehlon Preston from Central of Fresno was a dynamic talent on both sides of the ball. Photo: Student Sports.

Dehlon Preston from Central of Fresno was a dynamic talent on both sides of the ball. Photo: Student Sports.


John Ramirez (Sunnyside, Fresno) OL Sr.
Evan Rios (Madera) K Jr.
Blake Rocha (Central Valley Christian, Visalia) K Sr.
Joe Rogers (North, Bakersfield) LB Jr.
Vance Sams (Edison, Fresno) LB Sr.
Blake Schmiederer (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) DL Jr.
Braylin Scott (Liberty, Bakersfield) WR Sr.
Isaiah Sharp (Frontier, Bakersfield) RB/DB Sr.
Anthony Shepard (Edison, Fresno) DL Sr.
Josh Sierra (Kingsburg) QB Sr.
Isaac Siordia (Fowler) LB Jr.
Matt Smith (Bakersfield Christian) RB/DE Sr.
Peyton Solf (Liberty, Bakersfield) DE/DT Sr.
Mario Solorio (Chavez, Delano) LB Jr.
Trevor Stephens (Liberty, Madera Ranchos) OL/DL Sr.
Marco Tapia (Granite Hills, Porterville) LB Jr.
Leevel Tatum (Edison, Fresno) DL Jr.
Bradley Taylor (Central Valley Christian, Visalia) DB Jr.
Curtis Threlkeld (North, Bakersfield) RB Jr.
Joey Tobias (Exeter) DB Sr.
Adam Vance (Redwood, Visalia) QB Sr.
Wade Wallace (Liberty, Madera Ranchos) RB/DB Sr.
Tyler Watters (Golden Valley, Bakersfield) QB/P Jr.
Lawrence White (Ridgeview, Bakersfield) QB/RB Jr.
Charles Williams (Bullard, Fresno) RB Jr.
Khai Williams (Edison, Fresno) RB Sr.
Malcolm Williams (Sunnyside, Fresno) RB Sr.
Jassiem Wills (Clovis) WR Jr.
Edmund Winslow (Farmersville) LB Sr.
Michael Wright (Dinuba) RB Sr.
Ricky Ybarra (Corcoran) DB Sr.
Sheldon Arnold had one of the greatest seasons by a running back in L.A. City Section history. Photo: Student Sports.

Sheldon Arnold had one of the greatest seasons by a running back in L.A. City Section history. Photo: Student Sports.


CIF L.A. City Section
Roman Ale (Narbonne, Harbor City) QB Jr.
Chris Alvidrez (San Pedro) LB Sr.
Jorge Amaya (Hawkins, Los Angeles) QB Jr.
Sheldon Arnold (Santee, Los Angeles) RB Sr.
Brendan Barrett (Grant, Van Nuys) CB Sr.
Damian Cohen (El Camino Real, Woodland Hills) LB Jr.
Justin Conde (Banning, Wilmington) OL Sr.
Louie De La Cruz (San Fernando) DE Sr.
Luis Dorame (Monroe, North Hills) QB Sr.
Tavon Duker (University, Los Angeles) LB Sr.
Manu Enesi (Carson) DL Sr.
Jericho Flowers (Hamilton, Los Angeles) WR Sr.
A.J. Frazier (San Pedro) DB Jr.
Isaiah Gable (Arleta) RB Jr.
John Gonzalez (Torres, Los Angeles) DE Sr.
Marco Gonzalez (Arleta) RB/LB Sr.
Daniel Gutierrez (Granada Hills) K Soph.
Miles Herron (El Camino Real, Woodland Hills) OL Sr.
Greg Johnson (Hawkins, Los Angeles) Ath. Soph.
Darius Jones (Canoga Park) Ath. Sr.
Khalil Jones (Crenshaw, Los Angeles) DL Jr.
Nick Jovanelly (Eagle Rock, Los Angeles) WR Sr.
Kaymen Cureton (Los Angeles) QB Soph.
Ricky Magana (San Fernando) DE Jr.
Jabari Minix (Carson) RB/WR Sr.
Brandon Oroxon (Lincoln, Los Angeles) WR Sr.
Carter Otte (Verdugo Hills, Tujunga) WR Sr.
Joey Pena (Wilson, Los Angeles) DB Sr.
Ricky Powell (Narbonne, Harbor City) DE Sr.
Sean Riley (Narbonne, Harbor City) RB Jr.
Juan Rodriguez (Marshall, Los Angeles) DE Sr.
Sterling Salguero (Birmingham, Lake Balboa) RB Jr.
Russell Shaw (Hamilton, Los Angeles) WR/DB Sr.
Alex Shelton (Bernstein, Hollywood) RB/LB Jr.
Alec Simpson (Palisades, Pacific Palisades) LB Jr.
Mike Spinosa (San Pedro) OL Sr.
Tahje Spratley (Carson) OL Sr.
Qu’Ali Thomas (Locke, Los Angeles) Ath. Jr.
Lavell Thompson (South Gate) RB Sr.
Dylan Urbaez (Fairfax, Los Angeles) OL Sr.
Joe Villarreal (Banning, Wilmington) RB Soph.
Clarence Williams (Sylmar) QB Jr.
Michael Wood (Locke, Los Angeles) OL Sr.
Helix QB Michael Austin is just a junior and will be a three-year starter next season. Photo: Mark Tennis.

Helix of La Mesa QB Michael Austin is just a junior and will be a three-year starter next season. Photo: Mark Tennis.


CIF San Diego Section
Daniel Anderson (Bishop’s, La Jolla) DT Soph.
Johnny Arzola (Oceanside) WR Sr.
Michael Austin (Helix, La Mesa) QB/RB Jr.
Jack Bailey (Torrey Pines, San Diego) WR/DB Sr.
Jake Bailey (Santa Fe Christian, Solana Beach) K Sr.
Logan Baker (Valhalla, El Cajon) LB Jr.
Alex Beaubien (Clairemont) RB/DB Sr.
Josh Bernard (Oceanside) RB Sr.
Daniel Bonahoom (Orange Glen, Escondido) LB Sr.
Brandon Bonham (La Jolla) WR Sr.
Jaquille Bradford (Hoover, San Diego) DL Sr.
Garrett Brinkley (Ramona) WR/DB Sr.
Austin Brown (Hoover, San Diego) OL/DL Sr.
Frank Buncum IV (St. Augustine, San Diego) CB Sr.
Braxton Burmeister (La Jolla Country Day) QB Soph.
Lewis Butler (Hoover, San Diego) LB Jr.
Brad Cagle (El Capitan, Lakeside) QB Sr.
Isaiah Capoocia (El Capitan, Lakeside) WR Sr.
Ralphy Carr (West Hills, Santee) WR/DB Sr.
Derrick Clark (Mission Bay, San Diego) RB Jr.
Kareem Coles (Madison, San Diego) QB/RB Sr.
Drew Cowell (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) RB/DB Sr.
Clay Cromwell (El Capitan, Lakeside) DL Sr.
Christian Cronk (Oceanside) OL Sr.
Joey DeMarco (Torrey Pines, San Diego) DL Sr.
Mau Ena (Vista) DL Sr.
Kevin Estes (San Marcos) OL Sr.
QB Kareem Coles led Madison to the CIF San Diego Section Division I championship game. Photo: Student Sports.

QB Kareem Coles led Madison to the CIF San Diego Section Division I championship game. Photo: Student Sports.


Conner Finnestad (Mater Dei Catholic, Chula Vista) LB Sr.
Brandon Gansch (Ramona) RB Sr.
Johnny Garcia (Lincoln, San Diego) LB Sr.
Joshua Gaudet (Horizon Christian, San Diego) QB Sr.
Chris Gesell (St. Augustine, San Diego) OL Sr.
Brennan Goring (La Jolla Country Day) WR/DB Soph.
Bulla Graft (Bishop’s, La Jolla) RB Sr.
DeChaun Holiday (Mission Hills, San Marcos) DB Sr.
Luke Holloway (Helix, La Mesa) DE Sr.
Martrel Holmes (Mission Hills, San Marcos) WR Sr.
Joseph Huerta (Imperial) LB Sr.
David Jeremiah (Christian, El Cajon) QB Jr.
Clayton Jimerson (Madison, San Diego) OL Sr.
Jaylon Kuykendall (Helix, La Mesa) OL Sr.
David Lewis (Morse, San Diego) DB Sr.
Austin Lucht (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) OL Sr.
Corey Maddox (San Ysidro) RB Soph.
Quenton Meeks (Del Norte, Poway) DB Sr.
Dakota Miller (Mission Hills, San Marcos) QB Jr.
Jordan Miller (Oceanside) DB Sr.
Zeke Noa (Helix, La Mesa) LB Soph.
Isaiah Osborne (Madison, San Diego) RB Sr.
Anthony Oseguera (Horizon Christian, San Diego) WR Sr.
LB Quinn Seau was key player on St. Augustine team that won CIF San Diego Section Division I crown. Photo: Hudl.com.

LB Quinn Seau was key player on St. Augustine team that won CIF San Diego Section Division I crown. Photo: Hudl.com.


James Owen (El Capitan, Lakeside) CB Sr.
Dezmon Patmon (Patrick Henry, San Diego) WR/DB Jr.
Adrian Petty (Christian, El Cajon) RB Jr.
Elijah Preston (St. Augustine, San Diego) RB/DB Jr.
Caleb Ramirez (Oceanside) K Sr.
Traylon Reed (Eastlake, Chula Vista) RB Jr.
Riley Reyes (Granite Hills, El Cajon) DB Jr.
Adrian Rodriguez (Otay Ranch, Chula Vista) DB Jr.
Julio Rodriguez (Central, El Centro) DE Sr.
Matthew Romero (Oceanside) QB Sr.
Collin Rugg (La Jolla) QB Sr.
Ronnie Salee (Eastlake, Chula Vista) LB Sr.
Griffin Seaman (Bishop’s, La Jolla) QB Jr.
Quinn Seau (St. Augustine, San Diego) LB Jr.
D.J. Smith (El Capitan, Lakeside) LB Sr.
Ray Smith (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) DL Sr.
Isaiah Strayhorn (Eastlake, Chula Vista) RB Sr.
Nate Sweat (Eastlake, Chula Vista) Ath. Jr.
Anthony Taele (El Camino, Oceanside) WR Sr.
Justus Te’i (Mission Hills, San Marcos) DE/TE Jr.
Casey Toohill (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) LB Sr.
David Traganza (Parker, San Diego) LB Sr.
Jarred Turner (El Capitan, Lakeside) DB Sr.
Troy Warner (Mission Hills, San Marcos) DB Jr.
Amadeo West (Oceanside) DL Sr.
Elijah Wofford (La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad) OL Sr.
Tommy Woo (Oceanside) DL Sr.

Mark Tennis is the co-founder and publisher of CalHiSports.com. He can be reached at markjtennis@gmail.com. Don’t forget to follow Mark on the Cal-Hi Sports Twitter handle: @CalHiSports


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One Comment

  1. Coach B
    Posted January 7, 2015 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    Luke Holloway Helix Charter #11 – 18 tackles for loss 5 Sacks 12 Hurries
    Defensive End
    Runner up CIF Open Division – San Diego Section

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