All-State Football: Small Schools

All-State Small Schools RB Jullen Ison broke free from many tackles at Moreau Catholic. Photo: Willie Watson/piedmontfootball.com.

All-State Small Schools RB Jullen Ison broke free from many tackles at Moreau Catholic. Photo: Willie Watson/piedmontfootball.com.


Our announcements of the 37th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Teams begin with the small schools. These are for schools that were considered Division IV and Division V in our five-division state rankings and for the most part are D4 and below for the state bowl games. Five different schools were able to get two players each on first team: San Marino, Marin Catholic, Sierra Canyon, Grace Brethren and Bishop Diego.

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Leading players for the 2015 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Team for Small Schools includes Small Schools Player of the Year J.P. Shohfi of San Marino (already announced) along with junior standout Jullen Ison of Moreau Catholic (Hayward), eight-man player Harrison Hobbs of Avalon and CIF Northern Section MVP Donovan Switalski.

Donavan Switalski of East Nicolaus set all--time records in the CIF Northern Section. Photo: ncsasports.org.

Donavan Switalski of East Nicolaus set all–time records in the CIF Northern Section. Photo: ncsasports.org.


Shohfi, who also has been named as the Pasadena Star-News Player of the Year, broke a reported national record with 2,464 receiving yards in San Marino’s 15-1 season. He also finished with 122 catches and 29 TDs and he played defensive back for the Titans as well with five interceptions. Note that the team that defeated San Marino in the CIF Small Schools Open Division bowl game, Central Catholic of Modesto, has been classified as medium schools for all-state due to its league membership and section playoff division.

Ison, already named to the San Francisco Chronicle’s All-Metro Team as one of two running backs alongside Mr. Football State Player of the Year Najee Harris, ended with 3,044 yards rushing and 43 touchdowns.

Hobbs just had to be picked for our small schools team even though generally eight-man players are not considered after he was named the Defensive Player of the Year by the Long Beach Press-Telegram. In leading Avalon to the CIF Southern Section 8-Man Division I crown, Hobbs racked up 34.5 sacks, blocked three punts and forced three fumbles.

Switalski helped East Nicolaus become the first CIF Northern Section school to win a CIF state title and set a section record with 2,926 yards rushing. He also scored 36 touchdowns and was an outstanding player at linebacker.

Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football
Small Schools

First Team Offense
WR J.P. Shohfi (San Marino) 6-0, 185, Sr.
WR Logan Gamble (St. Anthony, Long Beach) 6-6, 200, Sr.
OL Clayton Demski (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) 6-3, 300, Sr.
OL Kanan Ray (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) 6-4, 260, Jr.
OL Christian Rebottaro (Monte Vista Christian, Watsonville) 6-2, 295, Sr.
OL Taylor Tuiasosopo (Paraclete, Lancaster) 6-4, 300, Sr.
OL Blake Walker (Central Valley Christian, Visalia) 6-8, 300, Sr.
QB Carson Glazier (San Marino) 5-11, 165, Sr.
RB Bobby Cole (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) 5-9, 190, Jr.
RB Jullen Ison (Moreau Catholic, Hayward) 5-8, 185, Jr.
RB Zikel Reddick (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley) 6-0, 205, Sr.
PK Michael Brown (Linfield Christian, Temecula) 6-2, 190, Sr.

Harrison Hobbs of Avalon has only been playing organized football for two years. Photo: thecatalinaislander.com.

Harrison Hobbs of Avalon has only been playing organized football for two years. Photo: thecatalinaislander.com.


First Team Defense
DL Alex Glover (St. Mary’s, Berkeley) 6-0, 235, Sr.
DL Hunter Kampmoyer (Bishop) 6-6, 240, Sr.
DL Phil White (Bradshaw Christian, Sacramento) 6-4, 220, Sr.
LB Josiah Erickson (San Dimas) 6-1, 225, Sr.
LB Harrison Hobbs (Avalon) 6-2, 210, Sr.
LB Greg Holt (Linfield Christian, Temecula) 5-11, 220, Sr.
LB Matt Shotwell (Bishop Diego, Santa Barbara) 6-0, 205, Sr.
LB Terry Wambolt (Nipomo) 5-8, 170, Sr.
DB Ryan Case (Immanuel, Reedley) 5-9, 165, Sr.
DB Dexter Myers (Maranatha, Sierra Madre) 6-1, 185, Sr.
DB Darrius Vukobradovich (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley) 6-2, 200, Sr.
P Fidel Romo (Banning) 6-2, 195, Sr.

First Team Multi-Purpose
RB/WR A.V. Bennett (Bishop Diego, Santa Barbara) 5-8, 170, Sr.
TE/DE Andrew Daschbach (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) 6-3, 210, Sr.
QB/RB Darius-James Peterson (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) 5-11, 180, Sr.
QB/RB Jack Rice (St. Bernard’s, Eureka) 6-2, 195, Sr.
RB/LB Donovan Switalski (East Nicolaus, Nicolaus) 6-1, 205, Sr.
WR/DB Damian Wallace (Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa) 5-9, 155, Jr.

Second Team Offense
WR Savaii Cravens (Saddleback Valley Christian, SJ Capistrano) 6-1, 175, Jr.
WR Isaiah Hodgins (Berean Christian, Walnut Creek) 6-3, 195, Jr.
WR Jairus Woodson (Valley Christian, Dublin) 6-0, 165, Sr.
OL Henry Grieve (Justin-Siena, Napa) 6-0, 230, Sr.
OL Justin Harmon (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) 6-3, 240, Sr.
OL Robby Swanson (Brethren Christian, Huntington Beach) 6-3, 255, Sr.
OL Daevon Vaenuku (West Valley, Cottonwood) 6-1, 255, Sr.
OL Jose Valle (Sutter) 6-1, 295, Sr.
QB Kaylor Sullivan (Fort Bragg) 6-3, 190, Sr.
RB C.J. Verdell (Mater Dei Catholic, Chula Vista) 5-9, 190, Jr.
RB Covossay Windham (Carmel) 6-0, 225, Jr.
PK Nathan DeJager (Bakersfield Christian) 6-0, 180, Sr.

Savaii Cravens of Saddleback Valley Christian is a junior to watch and is younger brother of Su'a Cravens, the USC linebacker who is going into the NFL Draft in April and should be chosen in the first round. Photo: Mark Bausman/OCSidelines.com.

Savaii Cravens of Saddleback Valley Christian is a junior to watch and is younger brother of Su’a Cravens, the USC linebacker who is going into the NFL Draft in April and should be chosen in the first round. Photo: Mark Bausman/OCSidelines.com.


Second Team Defense
DL Daniel Anderson (Bishop’s, La Jolla) 6-1, 295, Jr.
DL Mark Hooker (Stoneridge Christian, Merced) 6-0, 210, Sr.
DL Curtis Weaver (St. Anthony, Long Beach) 6-4, 290, Sr.
LB Nick Gernhard (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) 6-0, 220, Sr.
LB Sione Liku (Brookside Christian, Stockton) 6-2, 225, Sr.
LB Austin Martins (Orestimba, Newman) 5-8, 170, Sr.
LB Mario Solorio (Chavez, Delano) 5-11, 205, Sr.
DB Eddie Herrera (East Nicolaus, Nicolaus) 6-0, 160, Sr.
DB Kane Rodgers (Sonora) 5-9, 160, Soph.
DB R.J. Van Kampen (Valley Christian, Cerritos) 6-0, 170, Jr.
DB Ian Zamudio (Notre Dame, Riverside) 5-9, 165, Jr.
P Daniel Whelan (Rancho Mirage) 6-5, 190, Jr.

Second Team Multi-Purpose
QB/RB Jordon Brookshire (Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa) 6-2, 205, Jr.
PK/DB Patrick Crowley (San Marino) 5-10, 170, Sr.
WR/DL Kohl Hollinquest (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) 6-3, 210, Sr.
RB/DB Tamarick Pierce (St. Mary’s, Berkeley) 5-10, 195, Sr.
RB/DB Anthony Stewart (Chowchilla) 5-11, 185, Sr.
RB/WR Melquise Stovall (Paraclete, Lancaster) 5-9, 180, Sr.

Notes: Almost all of the various local honors teams done by newspapers across the state were collected for our final all-state selections, but both the Fresno Bee and Santa Rosa Press-Democrat have still not announced their teams. In addition to J.P. Shohfi as Small Schools State Player of the Year, also already announced earlier was Tom Crawford from Bishop Diego of Santa Barbara Small Schools State Coach of the Year.

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. Cmoney
    Posted January 29, 2016 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    Jullen”Booda”Ison destroyed the NCS this year on the field and in the classroom. 3044 yrds rushing 43 tds…adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.

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