All-State FB Noms (Southern Sec)

Santa Margarita's Malone Mataele was known throughout the Southern Section for returning kicks for TDs while Valencia's Aaron Thomas led 10-3 team with more than 3,000 passing yards. Photos: & @VHSVikingsFball/

Santa Margarita’s Malone Mataele was known throughout the Southern Section for returning kicks for TDs while Valencia’s Aaron Thomas led 10-3 team with more than 3,000 passing yards. Photos: & @VHSVikingsFball/

Here’s the final set of nominees to get us going toward selection of the 38th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Teams. This final group of players who have been placed on our board of nominees are all from the CIF Southern Section. 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.

The first two lists (already posted) were for the CIF sections in Northern California and then one for the CIF Central Section plus San Diego and L.A. City. This final one covers 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: 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 Southern Section:

Grace Brethren's Noah Bean has some fun with school's shield prop. Photo: Grace Brethren football.

Grace Brethren’s Noah Bean has some fun with school’s shield prop. Photo: Grace Brethren football.

Nick Acosta (Rancho Cucamonga) QB Jr.
Adrian Alfaro (Chino) RB/LB Sr.
Nicholas Alvarez (Rancho Christian, Temecula) LB Sr.
Scott Arnold (Eastside, Lancaster) LB Sr.
Marc Audet (Saddleback Valley Christian, San Juan Capistrano) DB Sr.
Manecko Aupiu (Hueneme, Oxnard) LB/RB/WR Sr.
Antwaun Ayers (Northview, Covina) Ath. Sr.
Hank Bachmeier (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta) QB Soph.
Dondre Baker (Rio Mesa, Oxnard) LB Sr.
Jacob Barlage (Valley View, Moreno Valley) QB Soph.
Noah Bean (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley) WR Sr.
Drake Beasley (La Canada) RB Sr.
Terrance Beasley (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) RB Sr.
Chance Bell (Burroughs, Burbank) RB Sr.
Jamaal Bell (Paraclete, Lancaster) RB Soph.
Maurice Bell (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta) WR Sr.
Gabriel Bermudez (St. Paul, Santa Fe Springs) WR/DB/KR Sr.
Manny Berz (Citrus Hill, Perris) K/P Sr.
Khoury Bethley (Don Lugo, Chino) RB Jr.
Elijah Blades (Muir, Pasadena) CB Sr.
Jeremiah Boatner (Corona) WR Sr.
Michael Bonds (St. Francis, La Canada) QB Sr.
Jonathan Briseno (Santa Ana) ATH Sr.
Jorge Briseno (Santa Ana) RB Sr.
Scott Brooks (Moorpark) OL Sr.
Josh Brown (Long Beach Poly) LB Sr.
Kevin Brown (Capistrano Valley, Moreno Valley) QB Sr.
Tommy Brown (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) OL Jr.
John Buksa (St. Anthony, Long Beach) QB Jr.
B.J. Busbee (St. Anthony, Long Beach) WR/DB Soph.
Terrell Bynum (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) WR Sr.
Diego Cacho-Sousa (Loyola, Los Angeles) PK Sr.
Grant Calcaterra (Santa Margarita, Rancho SM) TE Sr.
Jacob Callier (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) DL Sr.
Bo Calvert (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) LB/DB Jr.
Jamire Calvin (Cathedral, Los Angeles) WR Sr.
Ernesto Camacho (Arroyo, El Monte) QB Soph.
Chris Cannon (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) DL Jr.
Kenny Carmichael (Edison, Huntington Beach) DE Sr.
Jack Carmichael (Edison, Huntington Beach) RB Jr.
K.C. Carr (Tustin) Jr.
Stephen Carr (Summit, Fontana) RB Sr.
Michael Chan ran, ran and ran for big yards and touchdowns for San Marino. Photo: Courtesy family.

Michael Chan ran, ran and ran for big yards and touchdowns for San Marino. Photo: Courtesy family.

Marcus Carrasco (La Habra) LB Sr.
Brian Casteel (Charter Oak, Covina) WR/DB Sr.
Jesse Chamberlain (Burroughs, Burbank) OL Sr.
Michael Chan (San Marino) RB Sr.
Laron Cherry (Boron) RB Sr.
Bobby Cole (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) RB Sr.
Jalen Cole (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) DB Sr.
Quinn Commans (Whittier Christian, La Habra) QB Jr.
Steven Comstock (Northview, Covina) QB/RB Jr.
Josh Cooper (Downey) DE Sr.
Benji Cordova (La Quinta) RB Sr.
Matt Corral (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) QB Jr.
Savaii Cravens (Linfield Christian, Temecula) WR Sr.
Kaymen Cureton (Leuzinger, Lawndale) QB/RB Sr.
J.T. Daniels (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) QB Soph.
Cedric Dashiell II (Buena Park) DE Sr.
Wyatt Davis (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) OL Sr.
Armando Deniz (Coachella Valley, Thermal) QB Jr.
Daniel Dexter (Silverado, Victorville) WR Sr.
Halid Djibril (Cathedral, Los Angeles) LB Jr.
Ryan Dominick (Harvard-Westlake, N. Hollywood) RB/LB Sr.
Eric Doria (Oxnard) DB Sr.
Thomas Duckett (Pacifica, Oxnard) RB Sr.
Travis Dye (Norco) RB/ATH Jr.
Jalani Eason (Serra, Gardena) QB/RB Sr.
Hunter Echols (Cathedral, Los Angeles) DE Sr.
Clay Eggeman (Capistrano Valley, Mission Viejo) K Sr.
Christian Erickson (Paso Robles) RB Sr.
Marques Evans (Newbury Park) DB Sr.
Forest Fajardo (Burbank) WR/DB Sr.
Pika Fakava (San Gorgonio, San Bernardino) LB Sr.
Austin Faoliu (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) DL Sr.
Voi Fata (Redlands East Valley) LB Sr.
Seleti Fevaleaki (Centennial, Corona) DL Sr.
Pika Fakava (San Gorgonio, San Bernardino) LB Sr.
Justin Fisher (Centennial, Corona) WR Sr.
Arex Flemings (Cathedral, Los Angeles) WR Sr.
Demetrius Flowers (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) RB Jr.
Asa Fuller (Servite, Anaheim) K Sr.
Chase Garbers (Corona del Mar, Newport Beach) QB Sr.
Elijah Gates (Buena Park) CB Sr.
Peselao Gauta (Garden Grove) OL Jr.
Tristan Gebbia (Calabasas) QB Sr.
E.J. Ginnis (Edison, Huntington Beach) DB Sr.
J.J. Glass (San Juan Hills, SJ Capistrano) DL Sr.
Tyger Goslin (Moorpark) QB Sr.
Marcellous Gossett (Dos Pueblos, Goleta) DE Sr.
Thomas Graham Jr. (Rancho Cucamonga) CB Sr.
Karson Greeley (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) QB Sr.
Cade Henjum had several huge passing nights for Saddleback Valley Christian. Photo:

Cade Henjum had several huge passing nights for Saddleback Valley Christian. Photo:

Olaijah Griffin (Mission Viejo) CB Jr.
Javelin Guidry (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) CB/KR Sr.
Tevita Halalilo (Rancho Verde, Moreno Valley) LB Sr.
Nikko Hall (Calabasas) WR/DB Jr.
Jacobi Hardy (Woodrow Wilson, Long Beach) RB Sr.
Jeremiah Hawkins (Buena Park) ATH Sr.
Kaleb Hayes (San Gorgonio, San Bernardino) QB/RB Sr.
Robert Heiermann (Valley View, Moreno Valley) WR Jr.
Daniel Henderson (Royal, Simi Valley) LB Sr.
Cade Henjum (Saddleback Valley Christian) QB Sr.
Steven Hernandez (Los Amigos, Fountain Valley) ATH Sr.
Nick Hernandez (La Mirada) RB Sr.
Armando Herrera (Redlands East Valley) QB Sr.
Elijah Hicks (La Mirada) DB Sr.
Berkeley Holman (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) WR/KR Sr.
Brian Holmes (Rancho Verde, Moreno Valley) DT Sr.
Darnay Holmes (Calabasas) WR/DB Sr.
Aaron House (Redlands East Valley, Redlands) DE Sr.
Trevor Howarth (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) DL Soph.
Gabriel Huerta (El Rancho, Pico Rivera) WR Sr.
Jacob Huff (San Juan Hills, San Juan Capistrano) WR Sr.
Reggie Hughes (Calabasas) LB Jr.
Gianni Hurd (Valley Christian, Cerritos) RB Jr.
Tooni Ikahihifo (Paraclete, Lancaster) QB Sr.
Charles Ike (Hart, Newhall) LB Sr.
Shane Irwin (Palos Verdes, PV Estates) DL Sr.
Bryce Johnson (Yorba Linda) OL Sr.
Rahyme Johnson (Salesian, Los Angeles) LB Sr.
Taariq Johnson (Buena Park) WR Sr.
Keyshawn Johnson Jr. (Calabasas) WR Sr.
Cameron Jones (Harvard-Westlake) WR/DB Jr.
Tyreque Jones (San Gorgonio, San Bernardino) RB/DB Sr.
Nick Juels (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley) QB/RB Sr.
Roman Kafentzis (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) LB Sr.
Dillon Keefe (El Modena, Orange) LB Sr.
Justin Keeling (Valley View, Moreno Valley) RB Jr.
Jake Kelly (Burbank) LB Sr.
Cole Kinder (Newport Harbor, Newport Beach) RB Sr.
Morgan Koff (Agoura, Agoura Hills) WR Sr.
George Krantz (St. Margeret’s, San Juan Capistrano) QB Sr.
Elijah Hicks of La Mirada was one of the state's top corners and recently committed to Notre Dame. Photo: Under The Radar Sports Media.

Elijah Hicks of La Mirada was one of the state’s top corners and recently committed to Notre Dame. Photo: Under The Radar Sports Media.

Quentin Lake (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) DB Sr.
R.J. Lan (La Mirada) DB/ATH Sr.
Terrance Lang (Maranatha, Pasadena) DL Sr.
K.J. Latu (Paraclete, Lancaster) RB/LB Sr.
Tae Le’ (Corona del Mar, Newport Beach) TE Jr.
Deommodore Lenoir (Salesian, Los Angeles) CB Sr.
Jordan Leonard (Brethren Christian, Huntington Beach) RB Sr.
Aaron Lewis (Rancho Cucamonga) DB Sr.
Noah Lines (Yorba Linda) LB Sr.
Tyler Lytle (Servite, Anaheim) QB Sr.
Chad Magyar (Santa Margarita, Rancho SM) RB Jr.
Aaron Maldonado (Bishop Amat, La Puente) DL Jr.
Stanton Manumaluena (Norte Vista, Riverside) OL Sr.
Jonathan Martin (Culver City) QB Jr.
Nolan Martinez (Yucaipa) QB Sr.
Malone Mataele (Santa Margarita, Rancho SM)
Sawyer May (Arroyo Grande) QB Sr.
Connor McBride (Woodbridge, Irvine) RB Sr.
Tanner McKee (Centennial, Corona) QB Jr.
Brandon McKinney (Orange Lutheran) DB Sr.
Eric Melesio (Norte Vista, Riverside) RB Sr.
Tristan Meyer (La Mirada) QB Sr.
Anthony Miller (Don Lugo, Chino) LB Sr.
Tristan Miller (Santa Clarita Christian, Canyon Country) QB Sr.
Amon Milliner (La Salle, Pasadena) RB Sr.
Re-al Mitchell (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) QB Jr.
Austin Moore (San Clemente) DL Sr.
Daniel Moraga (Pacifica, Oxnard) DB/WR Sr.
Anthony Morales (Santa Paula) RB Sr.
Jonathan Moreida (Edison, Huntington Beach) LB Sr.
Broc Mortensen (Ventura) RB/ATH Sr.
Jacob Moss (Santa Clarita Christian, Canyon Country) WR Sr.
Jeremy Moussa (Roosevelt, Eastvale) QB Jr.
Gabriel Murgo (San Gorgonio, San Bernardino) LB Sr.
Malosi Napoleon (Rancho Christian, Temecula) RB/LB Jr.
Brett Neilon (Santa Margarita, Ranch SM) OL Sr.
Ryan Nelson (Buena Park) OL Sr.
Parker Neos (Hueneme, Oxnard) LB/DL Jr.
Tyler Nevens (Los Altos, Hacienda Heights) RB Sr.
Oaks Christian's Colby Parkinson is one of the nation's top-ranked tight ends. He's committed to Stanford. Photo: Willie Eashman.

Oaks Christian’s Colby Parkinson is one of the nation’s top-ranked tight ends. He’s committed to Stanford. Photo: Willie Eashman.

Richard Newton (Palmdale) RB/DB Jr.
Joey Noble (Los Alamitos) DL Sr.
Hector Nolasco (Bishop Diego, Santa Barbara) OL Sr.
Riley O’Brien (JSerra, SJ Capistrano) WR/DB Sr.
Griffin O’Connor (Edison, Huntington Beach) QB Jr.
Michael Onyemaobi (Chaparral, Temecula) ATH Sr.
Austin Osborne (Mission Viejo) WR Jr.
Olita Palmer (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta) RB Sr.
Colby Parkinson (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) TE Sr.
Jarrett Paterson (Mission Viejo) OL Jr.
Tyson Pauling (Silverado, Victorville) OL Sr.
Connor Pettek (Thousand Oaks) OL Sr.
Jaelan Phillips (Redlands East Valley, Redlands) LB Sr.
Mycah Pittman (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) WR Soph.
T.J. Pledger (Chaminade, West Hills) Jr.
Zane Pope (Moorpark) DB Sr.
Brandon Porter (Oak Hills, Hesperia) QB Sr.
Cross Poyer (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) LB Sr.
Brendan Radley-Hiles (Calabasas) ATH Jr.
Brandon Rankins (Aquinas, San Bernardino) RB Jr.
Kanan Ray (Sierra Canyon, Moreno Valley) OL Sr.
Jaylon Redd (Rancho Cucamonga) DB Sr.
Miles Reed (Centennial, Corona) RB Sr.
Brandon Reeves (San Clemente) RB/DB Sr.
Cameron Rising (Newbury Park) QB Jr.
Zach Ritner (Capistrano Valley, Mission Valley) DE Jr.
Camron Rivas (La Habra) LB Sr.
Kellen Roberts (Dos Pueblos, Goleta) QB Sr.
Merlin Robertson (Serra, Gardena) LB Jr.
Tucker Robertson (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley) OL Sr.
Moses Robinson-Carr (Antelope Valley, Lancaster) TE Sr.
Casey Roddick (St. Bonaventure, Ventura) OL/DL Sr.
Prince Ross (La Habra) WR Sr.
Terry Ryan Jr. (Pacific, San Bernardino) QB Sr.
Michael Saffell (Edison, Huntington Beach) OL Sr.
Michael Salcedo (Los Altos, Hacienda Heights) LB Sr.
Dorian Sanchez (Montebello) CB Sr.
Sebastian Sanchez (Camarillo) OL Sr.
Francisco Sanchez (La Mirada) PK Sr.
Shermar Savage (Lompoc) WR/KR Jr.
Colin Schooler (Mission Viejo) LB Sr.
Jack Sears (San Clemente) QB Sr.
Khalil Shakir (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) WR/DB Jr.
Aaron Shampklin (Long Beach Poly) RB Sr.
Tommy Shields (Santa Clarita Christian, Canyon Country) DL/OL Jr.
Rhedi Short (Cathedral, Los Angeles) DB Sr.
Nick Sipe (Villa Park) QB Sr.
Kobe Smith (Serra, Gardena) WR Jr.
Luke Smith (Newbury Park) LB Sr.
Martin Solano (Norte Vista, Riverside) LB Sr.
Jahquon Speed (Valencia, Placentia) Sr.
Marquis Spiker (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta) WR Jr.
Sal Spina (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) TE/DL Jr.
John Stamos (Villa Park) LB Sr.
A.J. Stanley (Hart, Newhall) DB Sr.
Javoris Steward (Pomona) DL Sr.
EJ Stewart (Rancho Verde, Moreno Valley) QB Sr.
Amon-Ra St. Brown (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) WR Jr.
Osiris St. Brown (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) WR Sr.
Derek Sutherland (Twentynine Palms) DB Sr.
Jarrell Sykes (San Dimas) RB Sr.
Matthew Tago (Quartz Hill) QB Jr.
Dylan Tait (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) WR/DB Sr.
Lompoc's Toa Taua became a feared running back in the Central Coast region of the section during his junior season. Photo: Lompoc Football/

Lompoc’s Toa Taua became a feared running back in the Central Coast region of the section during his junior season. Photo: Lompoc Football/

Josh Talbott (Long Beach Poly) DB Sr.
Toa Taua (Lompoc) RB/DL Jr.
Taz Tauaese (El Segundo) RB/DB Sr.
Keith Taylor (Servite, Anaheim) CB Sr.
Khalid Taylor (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks) WR/DB Sr.
Levi Taylor (Silverado, Victorville) QB Jr.
Wallace Tagata (Channel Islands, Oxnard) DE/DT Sr.
Dylan Thigpen (Damien, La Verne) RB Sr.
Nathan Tilford (Colony, Ontario) RB Sr.
Aaron Thomas (Valencia) QB Sr.
Derek Thomas (Huntington Beach) DE Sr.
Jordan Thomas (Norwalk) DE Sr.
Manny Thomas (Quartz Hill) RB Sr.
Tyrel Thomas (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) DB Sr.
Bryan Thompson (Rancho Verde, Moreno Valley) WR Sr.
Kobe Toa (La Mirada) OL Sr.
Mason Tolliver (Crespi, Encino) LB Sr.
Lamin Touray (Alemany, Mission Hills) LB Sr.
Andrew Tovar (Cathedral, Los Angeles) QB Sr.
Sal Tovar (South El Monte) RB Jr.
James Townsend (Crespi, Encino) LB Jr.
Duy Tran-Sampson (Claremont) RB Sr.
Carter Tredway (Rancho Christian, Temecula) QB/DB Jr.
Cameron Trimble (Westlake, Westlake Village) LB Sr.
Grant Trueman (Chino Hills) DL Sr.
Travis Tuitasi (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) LB Sr.
Solomon Tuliapupu (Claremont) LB Jr.
Jaxen Turner (Rancho Verde, Moreno Valley) S Soph.
Addison Umrarong (Palos Verdes, PV Estates) WR/DB Sr.
Solo Vaipulu (Centennial, Corona) OL Jr.
Coleman Vanderhorst (Saugus) DB Sr.
R.J. Van Kampen (Valley Christian, Cerritos) WR/DB Sr.
Chris Venable (King, Riverside) DB Jr.
Jason Villa (Arroyo, El Monte) LB Sr.
Mekhi Ware (Culver City) DB Sr.
Daniel Whelan (Rancho Mirage) P Sr.
Hunter White (Los Altos, Hacienda Heights) P/ATH Sr.
Sherod White (Heritage, Menifee) DB Jr.
Kyle Whitefield (Rancho Mirage) RB Sr.
Chuck Wick (St. Bonaventure, Ventura) RB Jr.
Kylan Wilborn (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks) DE/RB Sr.
Roy Wiley (Rancho Cucamonga) LB Jr.
Jordan Wilmore (Lawndale) RB Soph.
Michael Wilson (Chaminade, West Hills) WR Jr.
Jaiden Woodbey (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) DB Jr.
Mykael Wright (Valencia) WR/DB Soph.
Ian Zamudio (Notre Dame, Riverside) RB/DB Sr.
Danny Zimmerman (Redondo, Redondo Beach) OL Sr.
Logan Zylstra (Bonita, La Verne) DL Sr.

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