All-State Football Nominees (NorCal)

Two on the board are QB Casey Mornhinweg from Stevenson of Pebble Beach and LB Jace Krick of Oakdale. Mornhinweg is from one of the all-time best football families in the CCS. Krick, a junior, had a memorable pick six during bowl win over Sutter. Photos: Hudl.com & Joe Cortez/The Modesto Bee.

Two on the board are QB Casey Mornhinweg from Stevenson of Pebble Beach and LB Jace Krick of Oakdale. Mornhinweg is from one of the all-time best football families in the CCS. Krick, a junior, had a memorable pick six during bowl win over Sutter. Photos: Hudl.com & Joe Cortez/The Modesto Bee.


It’s time to get rolling toward selection of the 38th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Teams. This first group of players who have been placed on our board of nominees is from the CIF Central Coast Section, CIF North Coast Section, CIF Northern Section, CIF Sac-Joaquin Section plus San Francisco & Oakland. Don’t get mad if a player isn’t listed. It’s our goal not to miss anyone at the end, a second set of nominees will be posted (Gold Club) and 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 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.
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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 call (209) 608-1317. Text messages to that number are okay as well.

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 with some D2) 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:

It looks like St. Francis DB Patrick Calcagno is getting charged up like a phone before taking the field in game vs. Bellarmine. Photo: Mark Tennis.

It looks like St. Francis DB Patrick Calcagno is getting charged up like a phone before taking the field in game vs. Bellarmine. Photo: Mark Tennis.


CIF Central Coast Section
Nolan Berry (Westmont, Campbell) RB Sr.
Mekhi Blackmon (Menlo-Atherton, Atherton) DB Sr.
Tariq Bracy (Milpitas) RB/DB/WR Jr.
Tyree Bracy (Milpitas) QB Jr.
Jackson Burrill (Bellarmine, San Jose) FB/LB Sr.
Patrick Calcagno (St. Francis, Mountain View) DB Sr.
Michael Camacho (San Benito, Hollister) DE Sr.
Marcelous Chester-Riley (Woodside) RB/CB Sr.
Alex Cornejo (Live Oak, Morgan Hill) WR/DB Sr.
Drew Dalman (Palma, Salinas) OL/C Sr.
Damon Diaz (North Salinas, Salinas) WR/DB Sr.
Richard Fedelin (Piedmont Hills, San Jose) WR/LB Sr.
Charlie Ferguson (Menlo School, Atherton) RB Sr.
Julio Galena (Alisal, Salinas) P/DL Sr.
Kian Ghelichkhani (Saratoga) WR Sr.
Cyrus Habibi-Likio (St. Francis, Mountain View) RB Sr.
Cade Hall (Bellarmine, San Jose) DL Jr.
Demarcus Hawkins (Seaside) DL Jr.
Andrew Hernandez (Soledad) LB Sr.
Robert Hernandez (Palma, Salinas) DL Sr.
Chase Hofmann (Half Moon Bay) RB Jr.
Conner Howery (Del Mar, San Jose) LB/DE Sr.
Aajon Johnson (Menlo-Atherton, Atherton) QB/RB Sr.
Michael Johnson (King’s Academy, Sunnyvale) QB Soph.
Ryan Johnston (Scotts Valley) WR Sr.
Austin Kause (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) WR/DB Sr.
Isiah Kendrick (Serra, San Mateo) RB/DB Jr.
Miles Kendrick (Valley Christian, San Jose) QB Sr.
Evan King (Menlo School, Atherton) WR/CB Sr.
Jared King (Leigh, San Jose) QB/RB Sr.
Sione Langi (Mills, Millbrae) RB/DL Jr.
Will Lansbury (Stevenson, Pebble Beach) WR/SS Sr.
Peter Larson (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) PK Jr.
Trent Laubach (Valley Christian, San Jose) LB Sr.
T.C. Lavulo (Serra, San Mateo) LB Sr.
William Liddle (Saratoga) QB Sr.
Alan Llamas (Everett Alvarez, Salinas) DE Sr.
Antonio Mafi (Serra, San Mateo) OL/DL Jr.
Tyler Manoa (St. Francis, Mountain View) DL Jr.
Emilio Martinez (Palma, Salinas) RB Sr.
Dylan McCreery (Valley Christian, San Jose) Sr.
Alexander Meredith (Stevenson, Pebble Beach) LB Sr.
Jordan Mims (Menlo-Atherton, Atherton) RB Sr.
Dillan Missaalefua (Oak Grove, San Jose) OL
Daniel Monroe (Westmont, Campbell) LB Sr.
Casey Mornhinweg (Stevenson, Pebble Beach) QB Sr.
Darren Nocetti (Sacred Heart Cathedral, S.F.) OL Sr.
Jordan Mims of Menlo-Atherton discovered the easiest way to get into the state record book: score on a 99-yard run. Photo: 49ers.com.

Jordan Mims of Menlo-Atherton discovered the easiest way to get into the state record book: score on a 99-yard run. Photo: 49ers.com.


Sitaleki Nunn (Serra, San Mateo) QB Sr.
Hunter Nye (San Benito, Hollister) RB Sr.
Emmanuel Ortega (Soledad) RB Jr.
Stavro Papadakis (Menlo-Atherton, Atherton) LB Sr.
Hayden Pegley (Menlo School, Atherton) QB Sr.
David Peterson (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) LB Sr.
Trevor Ponos (Scotts Valley) KR/ATH Sr.
Joey Riccabona (Aptos) WR/DB Sr.
Keishawn Robinson (Seaside) RB/DB Sr.
Isaiah Rodriguez (Valley Christian, San Jose) RB/DB Sr.
Grady Ryan (Oak Grove, San Jose) LB Sr.
John Saens (Gunderson, San Jose) LB Sr.
Daniel Sayre (Seaside) DB Sr.
Bailey Schroeder (Valley Christian, San Jose) PK Sr.
Jake Seandel (Los Gatos) OL/DL Sr.
Brendan Semien (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) LB/OB Sr.
Jonathan Singleton (Live Oak, Morgan Hill) QB Soph.
Kyle Smith (Los Gatos) LB Soph.
Roman Stein (Fremont, Sunnyvale) QB Jr.
R.J. Stone (Valley Christian, San Jose) DE Jr.
Duncan Stewart (Sequoia, Redwood City) WR Jr.
Tyler Stow (Scotts Valley) QB Sr.
Javon Sturns (Valley Christian, San Jose) RB Sr.
Josh Takahara (Homestead, Cupertino) LB Sr.
Hesekaia Tali-Finefeuiaki (Wilcox, Santa Clara) DB Sr.
Moala Tautuaa (Palo Alto) DL Sr.
J.H. Tevis (Menlo School, Atherton) DE Jr.
Lasa Tofi (Archbishop Riordan, San Francisco) OL Sr.
Phillip Tran (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) QB/RB Sr.
Shane Villaroman (Serra, San Mateo) WR/DB Jr.
Aaron Vogel (Saratoga) DT Sr.
Covossay Windham (Carmel) RB Sr.
Jonmae Wafford (Overfelt, San Jose) DE Jr.
Rajah Ward (Homestead, Cupertino) RB Sr.
Bennett Williams (St. Francis, Mountain View) DB Sr.
Christian Wiseman (Menlo-Atherton, Atherton) LB Sr.
Isaiah Hodgins of Walnut Creek Berean Christian already was regarded as one of the top wide receivers in the state coming into the season. Photo: Willie Eashman.

Isaiah Hodgins of Berean Christian already was regarded as one of the top wide receivers in the state coming into the season. Photo: Willie Eashman.


CIF North Coast Section
Kalei Aukai (Santa Rosa) WR/CB Sr.
Clark Baker (San Ramon Valley, Danville) QB Jr.
Aaron Banks (El Cerrito) OL Sr.
Cassius Banks (Santa Rosa) S Sr.
Evan Barney (Clayton Valley, Concord) DB Sr.
Jackson Baughman (Windsor) RB/DB Sr.
Eric Bendyk (Analy, Sebastopol) WR Sr.
Joey Berzins (Campolindo, Moraga) TE Sr.
TreChaun Berkley (Tamalpais, Mill Valley) RB Sr.
Ajae Boyd (Pittsburg) WR Jr.
Bryce Brand (Clayton Valley, Concord) FB/DL Sr.
Jordon Brookshire (Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa) QB Sr.
Nick Calzaretta (Redwood, Larkspur) RB/LB Sr.
Damon Cole Jr. (El Cerrito) WR Sr.
Baylei Coston (Freedom, Oakley) WR/CB Jr.
Cory Cox (Freedom, Oakley) S Sr.
Chandler Davis (Berean Christian, Walnut Creek) QB Sr.
Isaiah Dunn (Antioch) DB Sr.
Isaiah Foksey (De La Salle, Concord) TE/DE Soph.
Micah Fontenot-Comely (St. Bernard’s, Eureka) WR/DB Jr.
Emerson Freeman (Kennedy, Fremont) LB Jr.
Shane Giaccani (Fort Bragg) WR/CB Sr.
Johnny Grillos (Berean Christian, Walnut Creek) LB Sr.
Addison Gumbs (Stellar Prep, Oakland) LB Sr.
Jake Haener (Monte Vista, Danville) QB Sr.
Jamarr Hardy (Deer Valley, Antioch) OL/DL Sr.
Kyle Harmon (Freedom, Oakley) LB Sr.
Najee Harris (Antioch) RB Sr.
Peyton Henry (Monte Vista, Danville) PK Sr.
Isaac Hodgins (Berean Christian, Walnut Creek) DE Jr.
Isaiah Hodgins (Berean Christian, Walnut Creek) WR Sr.
Eddie Holbrook (Ukiah) DB Sr.
Jevon Holland (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) WR/DB/KR Jr.
Jullen Ison (Moreau Catholic, Hayward) RB Sr.
Jordan Jackson (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) DE Sr.
Austin Jones (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) RB/DB Soph.
Iffy Joyner (Pittsburg) Sr.
Hunter Juarez (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) WR/DB Sr.
Jahari Kay (San Leandro) LB Sr.
Isaiah Kelly (Hercules) DE Sr.
Erik Krommenhoek (Monte Vista, Danville) TE Sr.
Trevor Leathley (California, San Ramon) TE/DE Sr.
Tuli Letuligasenoa (De La Salle, Concord) DL Jr.
Cory Luciano (Monte Vista, Danville) OL Sr.
Dylan Martin (St. Helena) QB Sr.
Marshel Martin (St. Patrick-St. Vincent, Vallejo) RB/LB Sr.
Jalen McKenzie (Clayton Valley, Concord) OL Sr.
Trey Miller (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) P/K Sr.
Deanadre Morgan (Concord) DE Sr.
Darius Moses (Kennedy, Fremont) RB/SS Sr.
Vincent Mossotti (Campolindo, Moraga) WR/DB Jr.
Clayton Valley's Jalen McKenzie, the son of Oakland Raiders' GM Reggie McKenzie, was eligible as a sophomore and wasn't eligible to be on the all-state team last year because he only played a few snaps in the first game before going out with a knee injury. He helped the Ugly Eagles go 9-2 this season. Photo: Prep2Prep.com.

Clayton Valley’s Jalen McKenzie, the son of Oakland Raiders’ GM Reggie McKenzie, was eligible as a sophomore and wasn’t eligible to be on the all-state team last year because he only played a few snaps in the first game before going out with a knee injury. He helped the Ugly Eagles go 9-2 this season. Photo: Prep2Prep.com.


Jack Newman (Analy, Sebastopol) QB Sr.
Sebastian Olver (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) TE/DE Sr.
Bas Osborn (Windsor) DL/OL Jr.
Connor Parkerson (Livermore) LB/ATH Sr.
Joseph Patterson (Hayward) DE Sr.
Brandon Perrilat (California, San Ramon) DB Sr.
Shane Perry (Monte Vista, Danville) RB/SS Sr.
Spencer Petras (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) QB Jr.
Jonathan Pierce (Freedom, Oakley) QB Sr.
Zay Randle (Monte Vista, Danville) WR/DB Sr.
Elias Rantissi (Rancho Cotate, Rohnert Park) LB/OL Soph.
Jack Rice (St. Bernard’s, Eureka) QB/ATH Sr.
Ronnie Rivers (Freedom, Oakley) RB Sr.
Kairee Robinson (De La Salle, Concord) RB Jr.
Ryan Robinson (Kennedy, Richmond) LB Sr.
Mack Roesner (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) LB Jr.
Kobe Roman (Windsor) QB/RB Sr.
Chantz Russell (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) OL Sr.
Jake Simmons (Rancho Cotate, Rohnert Park) QB/DB Jr.
Isaiah Steele (Santa Rosa) QB/WR Sr.
Trystin Strickland (Fort Bragg) RB/DE Sr.
Tim Tague (Miramonte, Orinda) QB Sr.
Antoine Tanner (Antioch) DB Sr.
Montaz Thompson (Pittsburg) RB Sr.
Rico Tolefree (De Anza, El Sobrante) LB Sr.
John Torchio (Campolindo, Moraga) Jr.
Lucas Triplett (Fort Bragg) QB/DB Sr.
Heikoti Vaisima (Clayton Valley, Concord) NG/DT Sr.
Jocquil Veazey (Mt. Eden, Hayward) RB/DB Sr.
Alijah Vera-Tucker (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) OL Sr.
Spencer Vogel (Analy, Sebastopol) WR Sr.
Damian Wallace (Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa) WR/DB Sr.
Josh Wallunas (De La Salle, Concord) OL Sr.
Zach Walsh (Foothill, Pleasanton) OL Jr.
Jaelen Ward (Rancho Cotate, Rohnert Park) WR/DB Jr.
Jacob Westphal (Campolindo, Moraga) QB Sr.
Tre White (De La Salle, Concord) DB Sr.
Aidan Willard (Justin-Siena, Napa) QB Sr.
Brandon Williams (Hayward) LB Jr.
Ben Wooldrige (Foothill, Pleasanton) QB Jr.
Nick Zell (Heritage, Brentwood) QB Sr.

CIF Oakland/San Francisco Sections
Jerrell Alberty (McClymonds, Oakland) RB Sr.
Quincy Culpepper (Fremont, Oakland) RB/DB/KR Sr.
Emoreea Fountain (McClymonds, Oakland) QB Jr.
Niamey Harris (Mission, San Francisco) QB/DB Sr.
Roel Marania (Lincoln, San Francisco) QB/RB Sr.
Ronald Phelps (Lincoln, San Francisco) DL Sr.
Derrick Purvis (McClymonds, Oakland) RB/DB Sr.
Nicholas Sagaiga (Balboa, San Francisco) DL Sr.
Paul Scott (McClymonds, Oakland) LB Sr.
Jihad Stephens (Castlemont, Oakland) RB/CB Sr.
Devin White (McClymonds, Oakland) WR/DB Sr.

Austin Garber helped Paradise reach CIF Northern Section D2 title game. Photo: ParadisePost.com.

Austin Garber helped Paradise reach CIF Northern Section D2 title game. Photo: ParadisePost.com.


CIF Northern Section
Will Asnicar (Enterprise, Redding) WR/DB Sr.
Trent Banner (Foothill, Palo Cedro) QB Sr.
James Barker (East Nicolaus, Nicolaus) LB Sr.
Tucker Bennett (Biggs) DB Soph.
Garrett Best (Central Valley, Shasta Lake) QB Sr.
Patrick Blake (Foothill, Palo Cedro) WR/DB Sr.
S.J. Brown (East Nicolaus, Nicolaus) QB/ATH Sr.
Ryan Busby (Pleasant Valley, Chico) RB Sr.
Noah Cassell (Burney) LB Soph.
Wesley Clawson (Red Bluff) QB Sr.
Jordan Cooley (Pleasant Valley, Chico) RB Sr.
Justin Cryer (Sutter) LB Sr.
Edgar Cuevas (Portola) RB/DB Sr.
Lucas Davison (Colusa) DB Sr.
Steven Edwards (Gridley) DL Sr.
Jack Enos (Sutter) DE Sr.
Trevor Facey (Sutter) RB Jr.
Austin Garber (Paradise) RB Sr.
Robert Giannini (Yreka) DE Jr.
Sammy Gonzales (Winters) SS Jr.
Nolan Goyet (East Nicolaus, Nicolaus) LB Sr.
Dawson Gruhler (University Prep, Redding) LB Jr.
Colby Harris (Lassen, Susanville) RB/DB Sr.
Devante Hubbard (Sutter) OL Sr.
Logan Hungrige (Sutter) LB/DL Sr.
Jonathan Iniguez (Fall River, McArthur) RB/PK Sr.
Dylan Jones (Maxwell) LB Sr.
Jarrett Kingston (Anderson) DE/G Jr.
Chris Kunz (University Prep, Redding) RB/LB Sr.
Kary Kutsch (Shasta, Redding) OL Sr.
Kyle Lindquist (Pleasant Valley, Chico) QB Sr.
Lukini Lualemana (Biggs) RB/DL Sr.
Connor McKenzie (Red Bluff) WR Jr.
Joe Merkel (Enterprise, Redding) TE/LB Sr.
Ashton Morgan (Pleasant Valley, Chico) OL Sr.
Dominic Morse (East Nicolaus) DB Soph.
Eli Munoz (Biggs) OL/DL Jr.
Tyler Reynolds (Sutter) QB Jr.
Trevor Schluter (Modoc, Alturas) OL/DL Jr.
Manny Tovalin (Durham) RB/CB Jr.
Syrus Tuitele (Pleasant Valley, Chico) OL Sr.
Payton Williams (Pleasant Valley, Chico) WR Sr.
Dawson Wolcott (University Prep, Redding) DE Jr.
Cousins DaRon Bland (left) and Montell Bland from Central Catholic of Modesto both gained all-state junior recognition. Photo: Mark Tennis.

Cousins DaRon Bland (left) and Montell Bland from Central Catholic of Modesto shined. Photo: Mark Tennis.


CIF Sac-Joaquin Section
Jonathon Amadi (Jesuit, Carmichael) WR/DB Sr.
Marcus Aponte (St. Mary’s, Stockton) WR Jr.
Popo Aumavae (St. Mary’s, Stockton) OL Sr.
Jemaurri Bailey (Vanden, Fairfield) WR/DB Sr.
Marco Baldacchino (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills) QB/RB Jr.
Devan Bass (Pitman, Turlock) RB/DB Sr.
Cullen Bearden (Oakdale) LB Sr.
John Becerra (Merced) DE Sr.
Jake Bellecci (Elk Grove) LB Sr.
DaRon Bland (Central Catholic, Modesto) WR/DB/KR Sr.
Montell Bland (Central Catholic, Modesto) LB Sr.
Marcellus Boykins (Ceres) WR/DB Sr.
Mateo Bromstead (Bradshaw Christian, Sacramento) RB Jr.
Bishop Brown (Monterey Trail, Elk Grove) WR/DB Sr.
Chris Brown (Modesto Christian) WR/CB Sr.
Calvin Brownholz (Jesuit, Carmichael) QB Sr.
Lorenzo Burkes (Jesuit, Carmichael) RB Jr.
Gino Campiotti (Manteca) QB/RB Jr.
Brad Canepa (Sonora) FB/LB Sr.
Brian Catchings (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills) OL Jr.
Alex Cook (Sheldon, Sacramento) WR Sr.
Tyler Cordell (Vacaville) CB Sr.
Dewey Cotton (St. Mary’s, Stockton) WR Sr.
Trajon Cotton (Inderkum, Sacramento) QB/DB Sr.
Tariq Hollandsworth and team at Sacramento  were highly ranked all season after upset win over Folaom. Photo: Paul Muyskens.

LB/RB Tariq Hollandsworth and team at Sacramento High were highly ranked all season after upset win over Folsom. Photo: Paul Muyskens.


Jaime Cousey (Sacramento) LB Jr.
Jake Cruz (Whitney, Rocklin) QB Jr.
Joe Curry (Folsom) QB Sr.
Jalend Dinwiddie (Stagg, Stockton) LB/DB Sr.
Elijah Dotson (Antelope) RB/SS Sr.
Jake Dunniway (St. Mary’s, Stockton) QB Sr.
Nate Eschleman (Union Mine, El Dorado) WR/DB Sr.
Josh Falo (Inderkum, Sacramento) TE Sr.
Tucker Fisk (Davis) DL Sr.
Dusty Frampton (St. Mary’s, Stockton) RB Jr.
Davon Frazier (Elk Grove) DB Jr.
Dalton Gee (Del Oro, Loomis) RB/DB Sr.
Jacob Geist (Los Banos) OL Sr.
Ulonzo Gilliam Jr. (Merced) RB Sr.
Quincy Glasper (Brookside Christian, Stockton) QB Soph.
Nate Gookin (Sonora) DL Sr.
Ryan Graham (Lincoln) RB Sr.
Tyler Green (Christian Brothers, Sacramento) DB Soph.
Calvin Grover (Downey, Modesto) WR/LB Sr.
Brenden Hall (Vista del Lago, Folsom) WR/CB Sr.
Keaton Hampton (St. Mary’s, Stockton) WR Sr.
Devin Hardaway (Liberty Ranch, Galt) K Sr.
Cutrell Haywood (Stagg, Stockton) WR/DB Sr.
Tariq Hollandsworth (Sacramento) RB/LB Sr.
Aric Holt (Downey, Modesto) LB Sr.
Robert Holt (Monterey Trail, Elk Grove) RB/QB/DB Sr.
Mason Hurst (Del Oro, Loomis) WR/DB Sr.
Jamarri Jackson (Christian Brothers, Sacramento) RB/DB Sr.
Jimmy Jaggers (Roseville) TE Sr.
Tre Jenkins (St. Mary’s, Stockton) DB Jr.
Parker Jenks (Marysville) OL Sr.
Brad Jenner (Folsom) TE/LB Sr.
Deonte Johnson (Burbank, Sacramento) DE Sr.
Noel Johnson (Turlock) LB Sr.
Weston Jones (Capital Christian, Sacramento) DL/OL Sr.
Justin Kakala (Manteca) DL Jr.
Bryce Kinsey (Ripon) LB Sr.
Jahari Kirkendoll (El Camino, Sacramento) DE Sr.
Justin Kraft (Whitney, Rocklin) WR/DB Jr.
Jace Krick (Oakdale) LB Jr.
Bryce Leach (Capital Christian, Sacramento) DB Sr.
Reuben Lee (Brookside Christian, Stockton) RB/ATH Jr.
Graylon Lindsey (Sheldon, Sacramento) RB/LB Sr.
Chris Lubinsky (Ceres) QB Sr.
Israel Luna (Del Oro, Loomis) DT Sr.
Jayden Machado (Elk Grove) QB Sr.
Michael Maldonado (Vanden, Fairfield) LB Sr.
Hard-hitting LB Ferrin Manuleleua is one of several highly-rated juniors who will be returning next season at Manteca. Photo: Mark Tennis.

Hard-hitting LB Ferrin Manuleleua is one of several highly-rated juniors who will be returning next season at Manteca. Photo: Mark Tennis.


Ferrin Manuleleua (Manteca) LB Jr.
Tyree Marcelle (Grant, Sacramento) RB Sr.
Chris Martinez (Pitman, Turlock) OL Sr.
Miquan Maxey (Lincoln, Stockton) WR/TE Sr.
Jordan McKay (Rosemont, Sacramento) DB/LB Jr.
Damario McLean (Elk Grove) DB Sr.
Eric Merino (Rocklin) LB Sr.
Vito Merritt (Big Valley Christian, Modesto) RB/LB Sr.
Evan Michalet (Folsom) WR/DB Sr.
Charles Middleton (Lincoln) LB Sr.
Dakota Mills (Rio Vista) DB Jr.
Robert Moreno (Bear Creek, Stockton) LB Sr.
Brett Neves (Downey, Modesto) QB Sr.
Ariel Ngata (Folsom) LB Sr.
Kelechi Njoku (Cordova, Rancho Cordova) DL Jr.
Cole Norgaard (St. Mary’s, Stockton) DL Sr.
Zach Orman (Galt) RB Sr.
Nate Otto (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills) LB Jr.
Trey Overton (Rocklin) DB Sr.
Jon Pochop (Elk Grove) OL Sr.
Gabriel Quezada (Central Valley, Ceres) DE Sr.
Morgan Rein-Robinson (Placer, Auburn) DE Sr.
Gavin Reinwald (Elk Grove) WR Sr.
Kyle Reis (Manteca) OL Sr.
Cody Rentfro (Hilmar) RB Sr.
Jared Rice (Central Catholic, Modesto) RB/KR Sr.
Vernon Robinson (Foothill, Sacramento) QB/ATH Sr.
Kane Rodgers (Sonora) DB Jr.
Killian Rosco (Sonora) OL/DL Sr.
Davion Ross (Inderkum, Sacramento) DB Jr.
D’Marcus Ross (Capital Christian, Sacramento) RB Soph.
Nico Sarale (Oakdale) OL Jr.
Brent Schaeffer (Vista del Lago, Folsom) Sr.
Lavar Seay (American Canyon) LB Jr.
Toby Silva (Orestimba, Newman) DL Sr.
Stone Smartt (Del Oro, Loomis) QB Sr.
Austin Spinelli (Napa) QB Sr.
Drake Stallworth (Folsom) WR/DB Sr.
Jordan Stinhilver (St. Mary’s, Stockton) DE Sr.
Cameron Stone (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills) DB Sr.
Carson Strong (Wood, Vacaville) QB Jr.
Kyle Swinford (Bradshaw Christian, Sacramento) DE Sr.
Kaderro Tamondong (Franklin, Elk Grove) DB Sr.
Bear Tennis (McNair, Stockton) LB/DE Sr.
Daylan Thetford (Amador, Sutter Creek) RB Sr.
Aaron Thomas (Lincoln, Stockton) QB Sr.
Ray Thomas (Del Oro, Loomis) DL Sr.
Taylor Tank Tonda (Granite Bay) OL Sr.
Orlando Umana (Grant, Sacramento) OL Sr.
Tyler Vander Waal (Christian Brothers, Sacramento) QB Sr.
Danny Velasquez (Turlock) ATH Sr.
Mark Vincente (Sierra, Manteca) QB Sr.
Chris Volek (El Dorado, Placerville) WR Sr.
Bryce Wade (Central Catholic, Modesto) PK Sr.
Jack Weaver (East Union, Manteca) QB/RB Sr.
Jalen Williams (Brookside Christian, Stockton) LB/WR Soph.
Justin Williams (Brookside Christian, Stockton) WR/DB Sr.
Brandon Wright (Amador, Sutter Creek) LB Jr.
Keoni Zagata-Vera (Folsom) DL Sr.

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31 Comments

  1. Neil stinson
    Posted December 29, 2016 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    Your missing out on Offense and Defense lineman Andrew Berrier from East Nicolaus . He is the Co MVP of the Mid Valley League and a returning two way starter. He is a returning all northern section player.

  2. Travis Barker
    Posted December 29, 2016 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Andrew Berrier is easily one of the best lineman in the North Section. Take a look at his highlight film on hudl if you want to see a kid dominate a game. It would be a shame not to have him on this list.

  3. Jimmy Johnson
    Posted December 29, 2016 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    who nominates these players?

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted December 29, 2016 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

      We do our own research and then anybody can send one in and we’ll check it out for accuracy.

      • Jabari
        Posted December 31, 2016 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

        How is Jalen McKenzie on this list? The guy started off at Tackle and than was moved to Center after their loss to Helix. Put that kid in a real offense and he will struggle. Have you even seen a CV offensive lineman play? They run block by deception. Or maybe he is on this list because his size and who his brother and father is.

        • Mark Tennis
          Posted January 1, 2017 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

          He does have offers from Miami and UCLA. I didn’t see him this year, but Paul did and thought he was at minimum an all-state nominee. I did see him at NorCal Nike camp and looked better than most who were there that day. If he looked awful, it wouldn’t matter who is father is.

  4. Joe Kramer
    Posted December 29, 2016 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    What criteria is used to compile this list? Is it by hype and popularity or by statistics ? How is it that a Kid can rush for over 2000 yards and average over 200 yards per game and not make your list? Case and point Greg Cabral Del Campo High school. I know these list are highly subjective and you do the best you can but come on man. This kid deserves his props.

    • Jimm Welch
      Posted December 29, 2016 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

      Hey Joe , just checking the state leaders and with 2000 he’d be 3 rd in the section!! Max preps has no numbers on him??

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted December 30, 2016 at 9:39 am | Permalink

      It’s easier to miss someone when their coach doesn’t use MaxPreps. We do see the Sac Bee most weeks and Greg had some good games but didn’t have one that made us check the record books and hence make his name more familiar to us. He’ll be added to the second list and will be considered for every team he is eligible to make.

      • Joe Kramer
        Posted December 31, 2016 at 4:15 am | Permalink

        Hey Mark and Jimm,
        I think his coach doesn’t post stats on his players because he likes the anonymity. I personally don’t agree with this practice because of this example right here. Keep up the good work guys. I know its a thankless job and you cant please everyone. FYI Greg rushed for almost 400 yards in game 1 against Merced. He had a 70 plus yarder called back or he would have had close to 500 yards that game. Thanks again Guys!

  5. Jay jackson
    Posted December 29, 2016 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    I want to give props to my sons teammate. Jaquari Godfrey from Bishop ‘O Dowd high school. He was the defensive MVP of their league and a cal commit. His dmsrats don’t stand out because teams simply refused to throw at him. He plays the cornerback position with ease and I didn’t see him give up 1 reception this entire year. He did get hurt after the 1st game in the playoffs in a freak practice accident. Maybe that ms why he was mistakenly overlooked. He’s easily the best cornerback in Northern California and probably in the state.

  6. Ryan Huddleston
    Posted December 29, 2016 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Zane Hijanosa from Liberty High in Brentwood, Ca. One of the top WR in NCS.

  7. Alamo Brown
    Posted December 29, 2016 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    Ryan Juice Robinson,,Kennedy of Richmond, led the state in sacks at 25,,Amazing player..

  8. Justin Steeley
    Posted December 29, 2016 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    Justin Steeley, 3 year varsity 2 way starter! Southern athletic league Co-MVP. RB, 1400 yards rushing, 17 TD’s, OLB 4 INT’s, 1 TD, KO return TD. all league first team runningback,2nd team all League OLB, all district 1st team OLB Turlock jounal, all district 1st team OLB Modesto Bee. Denair high school

  9. Jason Hong
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 7:43 am | Permalink

    Cooper Hagmaier from Bishop O’Dowd was 1st Team All League at TE and DE and has better offensive stats than Berzibs from Campolindo and the same defensive stats as teammate Jordan Jackson. Hagmaier was totally missed, he should be on your NCS list.

  10. Rachel Geernaert
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    Looks like this list is compiled by people who have no regard for stats or are on the take. Hagmaier from O’Dowd was 1st team All League at both TE and DE and has the same Stats as DE teammate Jordan Jackson. Hagmaier should have either joined Jackson on this list or replaced him. Shame on you Cal High Sports!

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted December 30, 2016 at 9:31 am | Permalink

      We’re on the take because we missed a kid on the first run-through of a list in which we specifically asked for nominations? Wow, that’s a new one. We’ll of course add Cooper to the second list. You should know we cover the entire state of California and have very limited resources to continue to do all of the things we do (record updates, all-state, rankings in five sports, etc). Please feel free to submit more info, but do it without an attitude. With all other factors being equal (including stats), I guarantee a kid with parents who aren’t jerks is going to be selected higher over a kid with parents who are jerks.

      • michael prefling jr
        Posted January 3, 2017 at 9:55 am | Permalink

        That was a good come back, Mark

        My Kid didn’t make the list from St. Marys and was a 3 year starter on O. Line. But hey.. Lots of guys to choose from.
        Onward and upward. High school is over!

  11. Rachel
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    This list clearly doesn’t take stats into consideration or is compiled by people who are on the take. Hagmaier at BOD had better stats than teammate Jordan Jackson and played both sides of the ball. Godfrey from O’Dowd should also be on this list and is missed. Poor reporting…Shame on you!

  12. Jim
    Posted January 1, 2017 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    Will Semone was, um, pretty good. You guys should maybe read this:

    http://www.modbee.com/sports/high-school/prep-football/article122872749.html

    • Jim
      Posted January 1, 2017 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

      2,851 rushing yards and he missed two games. He averaged about 300 a game in the playoffs.

      • Mark Tennis
        Posted January 1, 2017 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

        We know all that stuff. He will be considered strongly for all-state overall, all-state medium schools.

        • Jim
          Posted January 2, 2017 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

          That’s great. Keep up the good work!

  13. B
    Posted January 3, 2017 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    When is the deadline for submissions? Your Northern Section list is missing Chico High School’s running back DJ Miller. He was D2 / EAL’s 2nd leading rusher with over 100 less carries. 9.4 YPC and 17 TDS, 1209 yards on 129 carries! Despite playing on a losing team, opposing coaches voted him EAL All-League.

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted January 3, 2017 at 8:48 am | Permalink

      Deadline is basically when we push the publish live button on the first all-state team (which will be in about two weeks). We’ll accept nominations right up until the last second. It’s only fair because don’t want to miss anyone. D.J. Will be added to the second, updated list of NorCal nominees. Thanks.

      • B
        Posted January 3, 2017 at 10:56 am | Permalink

        OK thank you Mark.

        • michael prefling jr
          Posted January 6, 2017 at 9:01 am | Permalink

          how do you nominate players?

          • Mark Tennis
            Posted January 6, 2017 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

            Simple emails to markjtennis@gmail.com are best. Include why certain players should be on the lists and actual teams.

  14. awill72
    Posted January 3, 2017 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    Brandon Willamson Central Catholic, Modesto, 1st team OL & DL in the Valley Oak League

  15. Oakdalefootball
    Posted January 5, 2017 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    Peep these highlights, this kid was already a nominee, but he definitely deserves first team all state!!!
    http://www.hudl.com/v/18uUBB

    • michael prefling jr
      Posted January 9, 2017 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

      That oakdale kid is a beast..for sure.

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