All-State Football: Medium Schools

Justin Rice wore down teams such as Marin Catholic above in leading Central Catholic of Modesto to fourth straight CIF state title. Photo: Andy Alfaro/The Modesto Bee.

Justin Rice wore down teams such as Marin Catholic above in leading Central Catholic of Modesto to fourth straight CIF state title. Photo: Andy Alfaro/The Modesto Bee.


Announcement of 37th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Teams continues. These are for schools that mostly were from our Division III state rankings that were topped by Central Catholic of Modesto and led for most of the season by Camarillo. The Raiders landed two on first team and one on second while the Scorpions have one on first team and two on second.

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Leading players for the 2015 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools Football Team include Player of the Year Mique Juarez from North of Torrance (already announced) plus quarterback Jake Constantine of Camarillo and running backs Justin Rice of Central Catholic (Modesto) and Romello Harris of Tulare.

Tulare running back Romello Harris has committed to Washington State. Photo: CentralValleyFootball.com.

Tulare running back Romello Harris has committed to Washington State. Photo: CentralValleyFootball.com.


Juarez, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound linebacker/quarterback who also was a Mr. Football State Player of the Year finalist and has won this year’s Glenn Davis Award from the L.A. Times, just returned from a weekend recruiting trip to Alabama and is scheduled to visit BYU next weekend.

Constantine, who just committed last week to Boise State, led Camarillo to the CIF Southern Section Northern Division title and to a finalist appearance in the CIF Division 2-AA state bowl game (note: winning team Del Oro of Loomis is considered large school due to league membership and section playoff division). He passed for 3,988 yards and 51 TDs and already has been named Co-Offensive Player of the Year for Ventura County along with All-American receiver Michael Pittman of Oaks Christian.

Rice, who has committed to Fresno State, led Central Catholic to a 16-0 record and to the first-ever CIF Small Schools Open Division state championship. He had 216 yards and two TDs in the team’s 56-21 win in the final game over San Marino and finished the season with 2,698 yards rushing and 32 TDs.

Harris, who has committed to Washington State, nearly broke the all-time career rushing record for the CIF Central Section despite missing games with a broken finger and then later suffering a season-ending knee injury. Harris had at least 240 yards rushing in the six games he played without an injury being involved and went for 300 yards three times, including 390 yards and four TDs in a win vs. Redwood of Visalia. Despite the injuries, he’s still getting many local honors.

Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football
Medium Schools

First Team Offense
WR Chris Taylor-Yamanoha (Rancho Cotate, Rohnert Park) 6-2, 185, Sr.
OL Jacob Capra (Placer, Auburn) 6-6, 260, Sr.
OL Jake Curhan (Redwood, Larkspur) 6-7, 315, Sr.
OL Francisco Perez (Baldwin Park) 6-5, 300, Sr.
OL Matt Gutwald (Dublin) 6-5, 295, Sr.
OL Sterling Strother (Campolindo, Moraga) 6-5, 270, Sr.
QB Jake Constantine (Camarillo) 6-3, 190, Sr.
RB Greg Bell (Bonita Vista, Chula Vista) 6-0, 185, Sr.
RB Romello Harris (Tulare) 5-10, 180, Sr.
RB Justin Rice (Central Catholic, Modesto) 6-2, 210, Sr.
RB Sultaan Sullivan (Serrano, Phelan) 5-9, 175, Sr.
PK Evan Rios (Madera) 5-9, 180, Sr.

We first saw Rancho Cotate's Chris Taylor-Yamanoha as a freshman. We could tell he was probably going to be an all-state player even then. Photo: Harold Abend.

We first saw Rancho Cotate’s Chris Taylor-Yamanoha as a freshman vs. Cardinal Newman. We could tell he was probably going to be an all-state player even then. Photo: Harold Abend.


First Team Defense
DL Daniel Bender (Valhalla, El Cajon) 6-4, 225, Sr.
DL Jacob Burton (Granite Hills, El Cajon) 6-6, 240, Sr.
DL Sean Davitt (St. Francis, La Canada) 6-5, 225, Sr.
DL Cedric Muzik (Redondo, Redondo Beach) 6-2, 240, Sr.
DL Keanu Saleapaga (La Mirada) 6-6, 265, Sr.
LB Mique Juarez (North, Torrance) 6-3, 220, Sr.
LB Kekupa’a Freehauf (Central Catholic, Modesto)
6-2, 250, Sr.
LB Kevin Meitzenheimer (Moreno Valley) 6-1, 220, Sr.
DB Khalil Dorsey (Colony, Ontario) 6-0, 170, Sr.
DB Ju’Waine Hughes (Hanford) 5-11, 165, Sr.
DB Mekhi Ware (Culver City) 6-0, 170, Sr.
P Kyla Coale (Palos Verdes, PV Estates) 5-11, 200, Sr.

First Team Multi-Purpose
WR/DB Damian Alloway (Summit, Fontana) 5-7, 190, Sr.
RB/DB Zion Echols (Charter Oak, Covina) 5-10, 175, Sr.
QB/RB Matt Fink (Glendora) 6-3, 190, Sr.
QB/RB Max Gilliam (Thousand Oaks) 6-2, 195, Sr.
WR/DB Darnay Holmes (Calabasas) 6-0, 185, Jr.
WR/DB Kevin Howell (Thousand Oaks) 5-10, 190, Sr.

Kaymen Cureton will play next at San Jose State. Photo: #D1Bound.com.

Kaymen Cureton has committed to San Jose State. Photo: #D1Bound.com.


Second Team Offense
WR Terrell Burgess (San Marcos) 6-0, 180, Sr.
WR Frankie Tostado (Camarillo) 6-3, 190, Sr.
OL Sean Chisholm (Camarillo) 6-5, 285, Sr.
OL Justin Gonzalez (La Mirada) 6-3, 270, Sr.
OL Jake Kitten (Santana, Santee) 6-2, 275, Sr.
OL Andrew Vorhees (Kingsburg) 6-6, 290, Jr.
OL Brian Weitzman (Oak Park) 6-3, 315, Sr.
QB Tristan Gebbia (Calabasas) 6-3, 190, Jr.
RB Mikey Dean (Chaffey, Ontario) 5-8, 170, Sr.
RB Freddie Holly (Norte Vista, Riverside) 5-11, 205, Sr.
RB Sei-J Lauago (La Mirada) 5-7, 180, Sr.
PK Lane Trapp (Oakdale) 6-0, 190, Sr.

Second Team Defense
DL Arthur Kaslow (Calabasas) 6-3, 225, Sr.
DL Jaelen Lewis (Antelope) 6-6, 270, Sr.
DL Bryce Rodgers (Menlo-Atherton, Atherton) 6-3, 270, Sr.
LB Daniel Campos (La Serna, Whittier) 6-1, 225, Sr.
LB Noah Davis (Pleasant Valley, Chico) 6-3, 225, Sr.
LB Darrion Franklin (Downey) 6-1, 210, Sr.
LB Jack Harris (Aptos) 6-2, 205, Sr.
LB Tommy Jacobson (Palm Desert) 6-2, 220, Sr.
DB Trajon Cotton (Inderkum, Sacramento) 6-1, 180, Jr.
DB Nathaniel Myles (Palmdale) 6-1, 180, Sr.
DB Jordan Yancy (Warren, Downey) 6-0, 170, Sr.
P Matt Blair (Campolindo, Moraga) 6-1, 195, Sr.

Second Team Multi-Purpose
QB/RB Montel Aaron (Antelope) 6-3, 190, Sr.
QB/RB Kaymen Cureton (Los Angeles) 6-2, 200, Jr.
RB/DB Alexander Mattison (San Bernardino) 5-10, 180, Sr.
QB/RB Hunter Petlansky (Central Catholic, Modesto) 6-2, 215, Sr.
QB/P Jack Richardson (Palma, Salinas) 6-5, 205, Sr.
QB/RB Caden Voges (Sacramento) 5-10, 180, Sr.

Notes: There also are schools that were in our D2 state rankings that were considered medium schools. Looking at the state bowl games, these would be schools generally from D3 and below plus all schools from the CIF Northern Section top division. In addition to Medium Schools State Player of the Year Mique Juarez, the Medium Schools State Coach of the Year (already announced) was La Mirada’s Mike Moschetti.

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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4 Comments

  1. Mustang man
    Posted January 26, 2016 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Everthing works my user name was changed thanks for the help go mustangs

  2. Chad Bradshaw
    Posted January 26, 2016 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Why are there any tight ends?

  3. Chad Bradshaw
    Posted January 26, 2016 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Why aren’t there any tight ends?

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted January 27, 2016 at 11:10 am | Permalink

      Usually we have too many top-notch WRs and RBs for us to lose one of those players just to put a tight end in the lineup and we also aren’t going to choose more than 11 for obvious reasons since that’s how many can be on the field. Sometimes, if it’s a tight end/defensive end combination we can list that player on multi-purpose.

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