All-State Football Nominees (NorCal)

Two NorCal all-state candidates include WR Brandon Monroe (San Mateo Serra) & RB Marcel Dancy (West, Tracy). Photos: Courtesy family & elitetrainingacademy.com.

Two NorCal all-state candidates include WR Brandon Monroe (San Mateo Serra) & RB Marcel Dancy (West, Tracy). Photos: Courtesy family & elitetrainingacademy.com.


This is the first group of players who have been placed on our board to be considered for the 37th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Teams. These are players from the CIF Central Coast Section, CIF North Coast Section, CIF Northern Section, CIF Sac-Joaquin Section plus San Francisco & Oakland. We welcome additional nominees from parents, coaches and fans.

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This post represents 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 first list is for the the CIF sections in Northern California. The next one will be for the CIF Central Section plus San Diego and L.A. City. The final one will cover the massive CIF Southern Section.

By no means are these meant to be all-inclusive lists of every possible all-state player in California and we will miss listing some top juniors and sophomores on purpose because this isn’t a recruiting list. 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 Coast, North Coast, San Francisco, Oakland, Northern & Sac-Joaquin sections:

Valley Christian's Akil Jones is headed to the University of Colorado. Photo: 49ers.com.

Valley Christian’s Akil Jones is headed to the University of Colorado. Photo: 49ers.com.


CIF Central Coast Section
Matt Adamkiewicz (Christopher, Gilroy) QB Sr.
Eduardo Andrade (Wilcox, Santa Clara) QB/LB Sr.
Jacob Bergstrom (Bellarmine, San Jose) LB Sr.
Josh Bringuel (Bellarmine, San Jose) TE/LB Sr.
Jelani Brown (Oak Grove, San Jose) DL Sr.
Andrew Daschbach (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) TE/LB Sr.
Cole Doughty (Los Gatos) LB Sr.
Richard Fedelin (Piedmont Hills, San Jose) WR Jr.
Rashaan Fontenette (Oak Grove, San Jose) RB Sr.
Noe Garcia (Gilroy) LB/OL Sr.
Eli Givens (Palo Alto) WR/CB Sr.
Kevin Glajchen (St. Francis, Mountain View) LB Sr.
Devin Grant (Aragon, San Mateo) SS/WR Sr.
Cyrus Habibi-Likio (St. Francis, Mountain View) RB Jr.
Christian Haangana (Milpitas) OL Sr.
Cade Hall (Bellarmine, San Jose) DL Soph.
Justin Harmon (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) OL Sr.
Bobby Henderson (Overfelt, San Jose) CB Sr.
Jordan Hendy (Fremont, Sunnyvale) WR Sr.
Jake Holton (Los Gatos) LB Sr.
D’Shawn Hopkins (Monte Vista Christian, Watsonville) RB Sr.
Conner Howery (Del Mar, San Jose) LB/DE Jr.
Keith Ismael (Sacred Heart Cathedral, San Francisco) OL Sr.
Dontye James (Silver Creek, San Jose) RB Sr.
Collin Johnson (Valley Christian, San Jose) WR Sr.
Levi Johnson (Valley Christian, San Jose) OL Sr.
Tyrell Johnson (Oak Grove, San Jose) OL Sr.
Akil Jones (Valley Christian, San Jose) DL/LB Sr.
Akili Jones (Monterey) RB/DB Sr.
Peter Larson (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) PK Soph.
Kelepi Lataimua (Serra, San Mateo) DB Sr.
Jacky Lauvasa (Archbishop Riordan, San Francisco) QB Sr.
Paul Lomanto (Live Oak, Morgan Hill) RB Sr.
Kyle Macauley (Bellarmine, San Jose) RB/KR Sr.
Sophomore Maurice Washington of The King's Academy is a recruit to watch for Class of 2018. Photo: 49ers.com.

Sophomore Maurice Washington of The King’s Academy is a recruit to watch for Class of 2018. Photo: 49ers.com.


Lapitu Mahoni (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) RB Sr.
Troy Martig (Bellarmine, San Jose) QB/RB Sr.
Tafua Mataele (Milpitas) DL Sr.
Max McCann (Monte Vista, Cupertino) WR/RB Sr.
Brandon Monroe (Serra, San Mateo) WR Sr.
Alejandro Morales (Fremont, Sunnyvale) DB Sr.
Eugene Nfon (Live Oak, Morgan Hill) LB Sr.
Tanner Nguyen (Aragon, San Mateo) QB Sr.
Daniel Norman (Riordan, San Francisco) DB Sr.
Nick O’Donnell (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) WR Sr.
Laipeli Palu (Burlingame) LB Sr.
Joey Pledger (Terra Nova, Pacifica) QB Sr.
Ryan Quadros (Live Oak, Morgan Hill) LB/OT Sr.
Mason Randall (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) QB Sr.
Jack Richardson (Palma, Salinas) QB Jr.
Bryce Rodgers (Menlo-Atherton) DL Sr.
Marcus Romero (Piedmont Hills, San Jose) QB Sr.
Charlie Roth (Menlo School, Atherton) DE Sr.
Rocco Russell (Riordan, San Francisco) DE Sr.
Travis Schuhe (Santa Cruz) DE Sr.
Ben Sherriffs (Aptos) RB/DB Sr.
Cesar Silva (Milpitas) K/P Sr.
Shawndre Smith (Milpitas) DE Sr.
Tanner Spence (Scotts Valley) TE/LB Sr.
Cameron Taylor (Hillsdale, San Mateo) RB Sr.
J.H. Tevis (Menlo School, Atherton) DE Soph.
Anu Tuiono (Oak Grove, San Jose) RB/LB Sr.
Aidan Verba-Hamilton (Archbishop Riordan, S.F.) WR/KR/DB Sr.
Aaron Vogel (Saratoga) DT Jr.
Maurice Washington III (King’s Academy, Sunnyvale) RB Soph.
Jamar Williams-Sheppard (Sacred Heart Cathedral, S.F.) RB Sr.
Covossay Windham (Carmel) RB Jr.
Jonmae Wafford (Overfelt, San Jose) DE Soph.
Bennett Williams (St. Francis, Mountain View) DB Jr.
Cameron Woodard (Valley Christian, San Jose) TE Sr.
One of the top linemen in the NCS was Marin Catholic's Clayton Demski. Photo: Bill Schneider/VarsityPix.com.

One of the top linemen in the NCS was Marin Catholic’s Clayton Demski. Photo: Bill Schneider/VarsityPix.com.


CIF North Coast Section
Ryan Alquillera (Moreau Catholic, Hayward) DL Sr.
Keanu Andrade (De La Salle, Concord) LB Sr.
Aaron Andrews (Granada, Livermore) DL Sr.
Devin Asiasi (De La Salle, Concord) TE/DE Sr.
Aaron Banks (El Cerrito) OL Jr.
Aaron Bell (American, Fremont) WR/DB Sr.
Kobie Beltram (Antioch) LB Sr.
Brandon Boccaleoni (Rancho Cotate, Rohnert Park) OL Sr.
Bryce Brand (Clayton Valley, Concord) FB/DL Jr.
Jordon Brookshire (Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa) QB Jr.
Cash Connolly (Foothill, Pleasanton) RB/LB Sr.
Antoine Custer (De La Salle, Concord) RB/DB Sr.
Hadari Darden (Moreau Catholic, Hayward) LB Sr.
Clayton Demski (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) OL Sr.
Camilo Eifler (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) LB Sr.
Max Flower (Campolindo, Moraga) WR/DB Sr.
Isaiah Floyd (Foothill, Pleasanton) RB Sr.
Sean Gardner (St. Bernard’s, Eureka) DE Sr.
Matt Gates (Foothill, Pleasanton) RB/LB Sr.
Alex Glover (St. Mary’s, Berkeley) DL Sr.
Henry Grieve (Justin-Siena, Napa) OL/DL Sr.
Addison Gumbs (Stellar Prep, Oakland) LB Jr.
Matt Gutwald (Dublin) OL Sr.
Jake Haener (Monte Vista, Danville) QB Jr.
Kyle Harmon (Freedom, Oakley) LB Jr.
Jack Harris (Tamalpais, Mill Valley) QB Jr.
Najee Harris (Antioch) RB Jr.
Peyton Henry (Monte Vista, Danville) PK Jr.
Andrew Hernandez (De La Salle, Concord) RB/DB Sr.
Isaac Hodgins (Berean Christian, Walnut Creek) DE Soph.
Isaiah Hodgins (Berean Christian, Walnut Creek) WR Jr.
Phillip Huff Jr. (Swett, Crockett) DE Sr.
Jullen Ison (Moreau Catholic, Hayward) RB Jr.
Ray Jackson III (Clayton Valley, Concord) RB Sr.
Michael Kyle (Pinole Valley, Pinole) RB Sr.
David Letuligasenoa (Heritage, Brentwood) DL Sr.
Tuli Letuligasenoa (De La Salle, Concord) DL Jr.
Sutter Lindberg (Miramonte, Orinda) WR Sr.
Ledre McCollough (Amador Valley, Pleasanton) RB Sr.
Gunner Mefford (Rancho Cotate, Rohnert Park) QB Sr.
Ruben Mercado (Foothill, Pleasanton) WR Sr.
Jamonte Moore (Swett, Crockett) DE Sr.
Jack Newman (Analy, Sebastopol) QB Jr.
Jordan Parker (Pittsburg) DB Sr.
Ryan Payne (Antioch) WR/DB Sr.
Jake Peralta (Clayton Valley, Concord) RB/DB Sr.
Darius Peterson (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) QB Sr.
Charlie Ramirez already has been named Defensive MVP of the Bay Valley Athletic League. Photo: Prep2Prep.com.

Charlie Ramirez already has been named Defensive MVP of the Bay Valley Athletic League.
Photo: Prep2Prep.com.


Charlie Ramirez (Pittsburg) LB Sr.
Huston Reuter (South Fork, Miranda) LB Sr.
Jack Rice (St. Bernard’s, Eureka) QB/ATH Jr.
Ronnie Rivers (Freedom, Oakley) RB Jr.
Carl Savona (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) LB Sr.
Danny Shelton (Rancho Cotate, Rohnert Park) DB Sr.
Christian Silva (Tennyson, Hayward) QB/DB Sr.
Noah Sol (Monte Vista, Danville) WR Sr.
Kyle Spalding (McKinleyville) QB Sr.
Sterling Strother (Campolindo, Moraga) OL Sr.
Kaylor Sullivan (Fort Bragg) QB Sr.
Anthony Sweeney (De La Salle, Concord) QB Sr.
Boss Tagaloa (De La Salle, Concord) OL/DL Sr.
Tim Tague (Miramonte, Orinda) QB Jr.
Kimo Tarp (Tamalpais, Mill Valley) WR Sr.
Chris Taylor-Yamanoha (Rancho Cotate, Rohnert Park) WR/DB Sr.
Harold Tidwell (Concord) LB Sr.
Seperini Togiai (Hayward) DL Sr.
Montaz Thompson (Pittsburg) RB Jr.
Shurod Thompson (Liberty, Brentwood) DB Sr.
Lucas Triplett (Fort Bragg) WR/DB Jr.
Heikoti Vaisima (Clayton Valley, Concord) NG/DT Jr.
Shuyler Van Weele (Analy, Sebastopol) WR/DB Sr.
Damian Wallace (Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa) WR/DB Jr.
Blake Wardy (De La Salle, Concord) OL Sr.
Gabe Watson (Piedmont) RB Sr.
Jacob Westphal (Campolindo, Moraga) QB Jr.
Damon Wiley (De La Salle, Concord) DL Sr.
Jairus Woodson (Valley Christian, Dublin) WR Sr.
Running back Jerrell Alberty was one of the top performers for 12-1 McClymonds. Photo: Willie Eashman.

Running back Jerrell Alberty was one of the top performers for 12-1 McClymonds of Oakland. Photo: Willie Eashman.


CIF Oakland/San Francisco Sections
Jerrell Alberty (McClymonds, Oakland) RB Jr.
Niamey Harris (Mission, San Francisco) QB/DB Jr.
Derrick Purvis (McClymonds, Oakland) RB/DB Jr.
Nicholas Sagaiga (Balboa, San Francisco) DL Jr.
Paul Scott (McClymonds, Oakland) LB Jr.
Jihad Stephens (Castlemont, Oakland) RB/CB Jr.
Jacquez Williams-Chish (Lincoln, San Francisco) RB Sr.

CIF Northern Section
Zach Argo (Durham) ATH Sr.
Trent Banner (Foothill, Palo Cedro) QB Jr.
Patrick Blake (Foothill, Palo Cedro) WR/DB Jr.
Taylor Bronaugh (Lassen, Susanville) DL Sr.
Wesley Clawson (Red Bluff) QB Jr.
Justin Cryer (Sutter) LB Jr.
Edgar Cuevas (Portola) RB Jr.
Lewis Davalos (Williams) DL Sr.
Austin Garber (Paradise) RB Jr.
Jake Garcia (Biggs) RB Sr.
Dominic Garzoli (Orland) RB Sr.
Nolan Goyet (East Nicolaus, Nicolaus) LB Jr.
Colton Gruhler (University Prep, Redding) LB Sr.
Spencer Hartman (University Prep, Redding) RB Sr.
Eddie Herrera (East Nicolaus, Nicolaus) WR/DB Sr.
Brandt Hughes (Pleasant Valley, Chico) QB Sr.
Dylan Jones (Maxwell) LB Jr.
Grant Kingston (Anderson) RB Sr.
Ivan Martinez (Winters) DL Sr.
Nicholas Maximov (Chico) DE Sr.
Ryan McLain (Pleasant Valley, Chico) TE/DE Sr.
Kaleb Meder (Wheatland) DE Sr.
Jace Neugebauer (Fall River, McArthur) QB Sr.
Jarrett Royce (Modoc, Alturas) LB Sr.
Mason Simas (Esparto) DL Sr.
Donavan Switalski (East Nicolaus, Nicolaus) RB/LB Sr.
Tanner Thomson (Orland) DE Sr.
Syrus Tuitele (Pleasant Valley, Chico) OL Jr.
Juan Carlos Venegas (Fall River, McArthur) DB Sr.

Popo Aumavae, a junior, was regarded as the top overall lineman in the Stockton area by the Stockton Record. Photo: Mark Tennis.

Popo Aumavae, a junior, was regarded as the top overall lineman in the Stockton area by the Stockton Record. Photo: Mark Tennis.


CIF Sac-Joaquin Section
Montel Aaron (Antelope) QB/ATH Sr.
Brad Aquino (Oakdale) RB/DB Sr.
Nick Arnaiz (Tokay, Lodi) DB Sr.
Popo Aumavae (St. Mary’s, Stockton) OL Jr.
Devin Baldwin (Cordova, Rancho Cordova) WR Sr.
Terrell Barron Jr. (Kennedy, Sacramento) DE Sr.
Cullen Bearden (Oakdale) LB Jr.
Jake Bellecci (Elk Grove) LB Jr.
Montell Bland (Central Catholic, Modesto) LB Jr.
Neville Bood (Monterey Trail, Elk Grove) LB Sr.
Ian Book (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills) QB Sr.
Jordan Boyd (Wood, Vacaville) LB Sr.
Devin Brocchini (Whitney, Rocklin) WR Sr.
Chris Brown (Modesto Christian) WR/CB Jr.
Osai Brown (McNair, Stockton) QB Sr.
Justin Burrage (Del Oro, Loomis) DB Sr.
Lavante Bushnell (Stagg, Stockton) QB/RB Sr.
Javier Canella (Central Catholic, Modesto) OL Sr.
Jacob Capra (Placer, Auburn) OL Sr.
Andrew Carrera (McClatchy, Sacramento) LB Sr.
Colby Carrera (Vista del Lago, Folsom) RB/LB Sr.
Diego Cervantes (Elk Grove) Sr.
Alex Chavez (Hilmar) WR Sr.
J.J. Clauvo (Grant, Sacramento) DB Sr.*
Deshawn Collins (Grant, Sacramento) RB Sr.
Tyler Cordell (Vacaville) CB Jr.
Dewey Cotton (St. Mary’s, Stockton) WR Jr.
Trajon Cotton (Inderkum, Sacramento) DB Jr.
Ramar Crump Jr. (Kennedy, Sacramento) DL Sr.
Tayvian Cunningham (Wood, Vacaville) WR Sr.
Sam Cusano (Granite Bay) ATH Sr.
Marcel Dancy (West, Tracy) RB Sr.
Tyran Daniels (Downey, Modesto) DB/KR Sr.
Dante Davis (Cosumnes Oaks, Elk Grove) RB Sr.
Jordan Davis (Rio Vista) TE Sr.
Elijah Dotson (Antelope) RB/SS Jr.
Jake Dunniway (St. Mary’s, Stockton) QB Jr.
Frederick Elkins (Edison, Stockton) DL Sr.
Tucker Fisk (Davis) DL Jr.
Kekupaa Freehauf (Central Catholic, Modesto) LB Sr.
Moses Ghiorso (Central Valley, Ceres) RB Sr.
Brian Gomez (Lodi) DL Sr.
Nate Gookin (Sonora) DL Jr.
Jay Green (Beyer, Modesto) RB/LB Sr.
Tre Green (Folsom) RB/DB Sr.
Derrion Grim (McNair, Stockton) WR Sr.
Chase Hatada of Rocklin was one of the top defensive linemen in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section. Photo: Mark Tennis.

Chase Hatada of Rocklin was one of the top defensive linemen in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section. Photo: Mark Tennis.


Andrew Guevara (Sierra, Manteca) DE Sr.
Nathan Gutierrez (American Canyon) LB Sr.
Sean Hamilton (McNair, Stockton) WR Sr.
Keaton Hampton (St. Mary’s, Stockton) WR Jr.
Larry Hardy (Inderkum, Sacramento) RB/DB Sr.
Chase Hatada (Rocklin) DL Sr.
Cutrell Haywood (Stagg, Stockton) WR/DB Jr.
Derrick Henderson (Inderkum, Sacramento) LB Sr.
Scott Henrichs (Granite Bay) WR Sr.
Evyn Holtz (Rocklin) RB Sr.
Mark Hooker (Stone Ridge Christian, Merced) DE Sr.
Marcus Howard (Wood, Vacaville) QB Sr.
Christian Huber (Folsom) WR/DB Sr.
Mason Hurst (Del Oro, Loomis) WR/DB Jr.
Lamar Jackson (Franklin, Elk Grove) DB Sr.
Jamarri Jackson (Christian Brothers, Sacramento) RB/DB Jr.
Jimmy Jaggers (Roseville) TE Jr.
Jake Jeffrey (Folsom) QB Sr.
Conner Johnson (Tracy) LB Sr.
Davaeon Johnson (Antelope) DB Sr.
Deonte Johnson (Burbank, Sacramento) DE Jr.
Kevin Kassis (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills) WR Sr.
Caleb Kettlehut (Lincoln) WR Sr.
Brandon Labry (Gustine) RB Sr.
Michael Lawson (Patterson) WR/KR Sr.
Damon Lewis (Wood, Vacaville) RB/DB Sr.
Jaelen Lewis (Antelope) DL Sr.
Sione Liku (Brookside Christian, Stockton) LB Sr.
Kevin Loheit (El Camino, Sacramento) PK Sr.
Anthony Machado (Los Banos) Sr.
Louis Marsella (Oakdale) DL Sr.
Austin Martins (Orestimba, Newman) RB/LB Sr.
Ethan Milber (Granite Bay) SS Sr.
David Moala (Grant, Sacramento) TE/LB Sr.
Joseph Moraga (Merced) OL Sr.
Jacob Naschke (Woodland Christian, Woodland) DB Sr.
Roger Neal (Folsom) LB Sr.
Brett Neves (Downey, Modesto) QB Jr.
Mustafa Noel-Johnson (Turlock) LB Jr.
Elijah Orr (Grant, Sacramento) DB Sr.
Mike Osborne (Gregori, Modesto) DL Sr.
Sam Page (Sonora) QB/RB Sr.
Mark Paule Jr. (Sierra, Manteca) RB Sr.
Unique Perez (Cordova, Rancho Cordova) QB Sr.
Hunter Petlansky (Central Catholic, Modesto) QB Sr.
Johnathan Phillips (Stagg, Stockton) LB Sr.
Wes Preece (Rocklin) TE Sr.
Ben Purcell (Del Campo, Fair Oaks) QB Sr.
Austin Rees (Stone Ridge Christian, Merced) LB Sr.
Gavin Reinwald (Elk Grove) WR Jr.
Trevor Reinwald (Elk Grove) OL Sr.
Justin Rice (Central Catholic, Modesto) RB Sr.
Throwing for seven TD passes in one half got Rocklin Whitney's Hunter Rodrigues into the state record book. Photo: StudentSports.com.

Throwing for seven TD passes in one half got Rocklin Whitney’s Hunter Rodrigues into the state record book. Photo: StudentSports.com.


Kooper Richardson (Folsom) OL Sr.
Austin Rigsby (Union Mine, El Dorado) RB/LB Sr.
Ryan Robards (Elk Grove) RB/DB Sr.
Thor Rodoni (Pacheco, Los Banos) OL Sr.
Kane Rodgers (Sonora) DB Soph.
Hunter Rodrigues (Whitney, Rocklin) QB Sr.
Michael Roots (Burbank, Sacramento) RB Sr.
Owen Scott (Placer, Auburn) RB Sr.
Gunnar Simpson (Bear River, Lake of the Pines) TE/DE Sr.
Stone Smartt (Del Oro, Loomis) QB Jr.
Drake Stallworth (Folsom) WR/DB Jr.
Austin Stiles (Ceres) WR/DB Sr.
Lau Ta’amu (Elk Grove) DL Sr.
Isaiah Tenette (Highlands, North Highlands) QB/RB Sr.
Bear Tennis (McNair, Stockton) LB/DE Jr.
Ray Thomas (Del Oro, Loomis) DL Jr.
Austin Thurman (Inderkum, Sacramento) RB/CB Sr.
Matt Torres (Folsom) LB/DB Sr.
Joseph Townsell (Lincoln, Stockton) OL Sr.
Soape Tupou (Grant, Sacramento) OL Sr.
Trey Udoffia (Del Oro, Loomis) WR/DB Sr.
Orlando Umana (Grant, Sacramento) OL Jr.
Demetrius Vinson (Gregori, Modesto) RB Sr.
Caden Voges (Sacramento) QB/P Sr.
Chris Volek (El Dorado, Placerville) WR Jr.
Jack Weaver (East Union, Manteca) QB/RB Jr.
Deon White (Chavez, Stockton) DB Jr.
Phillip White Jr. (Bradshaw Christian, Sacramento) DE Sr.
Bryan Willhide (Del Oro, Loomis) K Sr.
Jonah Williams (Folsom) DL Sr.
Daniel Wyatt (Sierra, Manteca) WR/DB Sr.

*Honorary nominee. He died just before Grant’s first playoff game. Might have been a nominee regardless.

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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27 Comments

  1. Carl Merritt
    Posted January 2, 2016 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    FYI: QB Brett Neves, Downey, Modesto, QB, is a JR, not SR. Thanks!

  2. Will adams
    Posted January 2, 2016 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    Not one player from Amador Valley from the EBAL, that’s just wrong!!

    • monte300
      Posted January 5, 2016 at 9:37 am | Permalink

      I agree Will, not one from Cal High either. I can think of a couple that probably deserve to be nominated. Can’t believe Ledre McCullogh not listed.

      • andre
        Posted May 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

        Look at the list again, ledre from amador is on the list.

  3. Stan
    Posted January 3, 2016 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    How do you compare them? A small school player might be dominant in a very low division (D-VII) but would fare less well in an even slightly higher division. Do you look at player highlight film at all? I realize that would be VERY time consuming!!

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted January 3, 2016 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

      Competition faced is always considered and we admit there are going to be some small school kids listed as nominees because they have big stats but might not be close to being one of the top 10 players for example at a D1 school. We just can’t list everyone and have to draw the line somewhere. We will look at a highlight film to decide between a few players who otherwise are virtually tied. Looking at more than just a handful, however, is indeed impossible and takes too much time. It’s not like we’re ignoring boys and girls basketball that’s going on at the same time and don’t have resources (staff) to watch a bunch of tape.

  4. Mike
    Posted January 3, 2016 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Aidan Willard /qb – justin Siena /jr

  5. Eddie
    Posted January 4, 2016 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    Del Oro’s Logan Woods did not play this year. Show how much you know . Must just pick based on reputation

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted January 6, 2016 at 11:09 am | Permalink

      We actually do know more than anyone else who covers the entire state. Just forgot to delete a few players who were on list last year and might have been incorrectly listed as a junior.

  6. David
    Posted January 4, 2016 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    When is the info due into you, when do lists come out? If a player is on this list sounds like they will b on the next list? So when should submission of a brief summary be done on a kid already on the list to try to present clarity, sway you in the “right” direction? Now I gotta join the Gold Club! Really enjoy what u guys do… Thanks

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted January 6, 2016 at 11:11 am | Permalink

      The various all-state teams will begin to be announced in about two weeks. We have to get out players of the year first, then the second lists of nominees and covering boys and girls basketball at the same time.

  7. David
    Posted January 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Tre Green Folsom Bulldogs is a Sr. not a Jr. for CIF San Joaquin Section

  8. Mike
    Posted January 5, 2016 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    How does a player like Nathan Gutierrez SR MLB American Canyon not make this list. Shocking!

  9. PapaBear
    Posted January 5, 2016 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Hello when will second phase of All State selection be complete thanks

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted January 6, 2016 at 11:05 am | Permalink

      Second phase will be done next week (Jan 11-15) after we announce Mr. Football State Player of the Year and the other State Players of the Year.

  10. monte300
    Posted January 6, 2016 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    Even though I don’t always agree with the names on this list or one’s that aren’t on the list, it’s a hell of a task and you guys do a good job, MT.

  11. Marc Howard
    Posted January 6, 2016 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    5′-9″ Qb from Wood,Vacaville,Marcus Howard has some of the best Qb stats in California for 2015.His explosive offense was ranked #1 in state and was the most potent passing attack in Solano Co HISTORY!He threw for almost 3,500yds and 42td’s,6 more rushing.Will C Wood made it to rd 2 of Sac-Joaquin section playoffs where they were knocked out by Del Oro,who went on to win the title.In a losing effort,Howard passed for 483 yds and almost brought his team back.They lost 59-49,putting up more points than anyone else against Del Oro!He has a very strong and accurate arm and is vey mobile,eyes always downfield as he extends almost every play.A natural athlete,IF he was 6′ or taller he’d go Div 1 for sure.He was also MVP of East-West All Star Classic in Napa a few weeks back.

  12. Kevin king
    Posted January 6, 2016 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    Ramar crump jr from Kennedy is probably the best pass rusher I’ve seen in a long time I also seen him play basketball kids not bad he’s very competitive and never gives up his cousin Terrell barron that also attends Kennedy high is one heck of a running back ramar crump and Terrell barron definitely need to be on this team hands down I know they won’t let you down

  13. Rio Americano
    Posted January 7, 2016 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    No one from rio americano?

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted January 8, 2016 at 11:26 am | Permalink

      Not yet. Not done yet, either.

  14. Robert
    Posted January 8, 2016 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    How does a student athlete get nominated ?

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted January 8, 2016 at 11:28 am | Permalink

      The process to get nominated is explained just above the nominations list. Email is best.

  15. PapaBear
    Posted January 14, 2016 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    Hello know you are busy wanted to know if second list for all state was complete .thanksSgt1v

    • PapaBear
      Posted January 14, 2016 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

      Mark hello living the dream teaching coaching loving waiting for one program Head Coach DC LB Coach to see what they are looking for in Bear Tennis keep you posted . Mark waiting for the date to be set for Oakland Nike Combine they said originally jan8 2016 nothing yet have you heard anything thanks Popa Bear

      • Mark Tennis
        Posted January 15, 2016 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

        Not in the loop on those camps/combines anymore. Keep visiting studentsports.com and it will be posted as soon as they get all dates/sites done. Only takes one site to be held up for the entire schedule to be delayed in its announcement.

  16. Colton Gruhler
    Posted January 17, 2016 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    Thank you for the nomination!I was wondering when will the small school all state selections be announced?

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted January 18, 2016 at 11:57 am | Permalink

      Small school and medium school all-state teams are bunched together and come out after the juniors & sophomores. Could be on Sunday the 24th.

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