All-State FB Nominees (Part 2)

Players who are selected to this year’s all-state teams will be able to get patches commemorating the achievement for the first time. When the first teams are announced in January, look for details. Photo: Mark Tennis.

The selection process for the 39th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Teams continues with the second set of all-state nominees. This first group of players who were placed on our board are from the CIF Central Coast Section, CIF North Coast Section, CIF Northern Section, CIF Sac-Joaquin Section plus San Francisco & Oakland. This second group is from the Central Section, L.A City and San Diego sections. 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 second list is 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 also 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 and 30 for small schools and yes we are struggling with what’s medium and what’s small with competitive equity. All that is certain is that players from large, public high schools will not be considered “small school.”

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.

Kerman QB Sean Chambers committed to Rutgers, but changed to Wyoming, which is where former Firebaugh High standout Josh Allen has become a prized NFL draft prospect. Photo:

CIF Central Section
Cole Acevedo (Clovis) OL Sr.
Christopher Acosta (Kerman) RB Sr.
Alex Aguilar (Shafter) QB Jr.
David Alcantar (Tulare Western, Tulare) RB/WR Sr.
Noah Alcantar (Strathmore) LB Sr.
Kazmeir Allen (Tulare Union, Tulare) RB/DB Sr.
Zach Angelillo (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) LB Sr.
Mario Aparicio (Rosamond) WR/DB Sr.
Ricardo Arias (Clovis West, Fresno) WR Sr.
Imanol Arredondo (Caruthers) RB/LB Sr.
Daniel Baca (Monache, Porterville) DL Sr.
Julian Banda (Firebaugh) LB Sr.
Jevon Bigelow (Central, Fresno) RB Sr.
Joseph Bonner (Hanford) OL Sr.
Michael Bray (Liberty, Bakersfield) OL Sr.
Elijah Burrell (Tulare Western, Tulare) QB Soph.
Jaali Burres (Ridgeview, Bakersfield) LB Jr.
Keshon Butler (Tulare Western, Tulare) WR Jr.
Victor Castrejon (Farmersville) WR Sr.
Dante Chachere (Clovis West, Fresno) QB Jr.
Sean Chambers (Kerman) QB/ATH Sr.
David Coa (Woodlake) DE Sr.
Preston Coni (Minarets, O’Neals) WR Jr.
Jalen Cropper (Sanger) WR Jr.
Emoryie Edwards (Tulare Union, Tulare) WR Sr.
Tate Eenigenburg (Bakersfield Christian, Bakersfield) DE Jr.
Tyler Ervin (Buchanan, Clovis) RB/LB Sr.
Isiah Escobar (Rosamond) QB Jr.
Jordan Flores (Granite Hills, Porterville) DB Sr.
Joseph Garcia (Strathmore) RB/S Sr.
Noey Garcia (Firebaugh) QB/RB Sr.
Christian Genetti (Exeter) DB Sr.
Leonard Glass (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) RB Jr.
Taylin Green (Edison, Fresno) RB Sr.
Jeshua Gutierrez (Firebaugh) Ath. Jr.
Zach Hernandez (Centennial, Bakersfield) DB Sr.
Hunter Hogue (Firebaugh) RB Sr.
Jacob Hollins (Central, Fresno) LB Sr.
Jerry Huerta (Orosi) RB Jr.
Justin Hunt (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) DL/OL Jr.
Bo Jackson (Kingsburg) RB Jr.
James Johnson (North, Bakersfield) LB Jr.
Tye Johnson (Frontier, Bakersfield) RB Sr.
Shane Jones (Bakersfield) RB Sr.
Nathan Lamb (Tulare Union, Tulare) QB Jr.
Andres Lara (Strathmore) DE Sr.
Marquie Lewis Jr. (Highland, Bakersfield) DE Sr.
JJ Lino (Central Valley Christian, Visalia) QB Sr.
Cristian Loera (Clovis) DB Jr.
Josh Magana (Dinuba) QB Soph.
Shane Maldonado (Sierra, Tollhouse) RB/WR Sr.
Isaiah Matin (Garces Memorial, Bakersfield) RB Sr.
Setefano Maui (Taft) RB/CB Sr.
Ethan Mccombie (Monache, Porterville) LB Sr.
Justin McGill (Bakersfield) WR/DB Sr.
Jalen McMillan (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) WR Soph.
Trevor Medovitch (Tehachapi) DB Sr.
Kendall Milton (Buchanan, Clovis) RB Soph.
Colt Nelson (Madera) QB Jr.
Tylor Palmer (Firebaugh) WR/DB Sr.
Javier Perez (Reedley) DE Jr.
Damon Perry (Chowchilla) DB Sr.
Jaedyn Pineda (Mt. Whitney, Visalia) QB Jr.
Chris Puga (Caruthers) Ath. Jr.
Junior Ramirez (Selma) QB/RB/DB Sr.
Isidro Reyes (Highland, Bakersfield) DL Sr.
Eli Riofrio (Clovis West, Fresno) K/P Sr.
Tanner Rocha (Central Valley Christian, Visalia) DB Sr.
Gonzalo Rodriguez (Golden West, Visalia) RB Sr.
Chris Romero (North, Bakersfield) RB Jr.
Kaleb Roth (Liberty, Madera) RB/LB Sr.
Andrew Ruelas (Tulare) LB Sr.
Eric Saldana (Coalinga) RB Jr.
Gavin Saliemo (Central Valley Christian, Visalia) WR/LB Sr.
Toa Scanlan (Buchanan, Clovis) DL Sr.
Dusty Schramm (Clovis West, Fresno) LB Sr.
Asa Shields (Chowchilla) RB/DB Sr.
Luke Soto (Tehachapi) DL Sr.
Will Springer (Sierra Pacific, Hanford) QB Jr.
Steve Stephens (Edison, Fresno) DB Sr.
Sam Stewart Jr. (Liberty, Bakersfield) RB/DB Jr.
Joshua Summers (Golden West, Visalia) LB Sr.
Miguel Tapia (Monache, Porterville) Ath. Sr.
Jack Tobias (Garces, Bakersfield) LB Sr.
Trent Tompkins (Central, Fresno) QB Jr.
Jacob Torrez (Central, Fresno) WR Sr.
Alec Trujillo (San Joaquin Memorial) QB Jr.
Zack Tuaila (Taft) DB Sr.
Jay Vance II (Edison, Fresno) DE Sr.
Joziah Velasquez (Madera) WR Jr.
Tre Walker (Central, Fresno) LB Sr.
Brian Wendt (Tulare Union, Tulare) OL Sr.
Connor Whitbey (North, Bakersfield) LB Sr.
Jack Wilkins (Buchanan, Clovis) DB Sr.
Cameron Williams (Bakersfield) QB/DB Jr.
Jaden Williams (Central, Fresno) DB Sr.
Braden Wingle (Bakersfield Christian) QB Sr.
Rodney Wright (Clovis West, Fresno) WR Sr.
Tahj Wright (Bakersfield) WR/DB Jr.
Tyler Wright (Kerman) LB Soph.
Ben Yurosek (Bakersfield Christian, Bakersfield) DE Soph.
Jacob Zeimet (Bakersfield) DT Jr.

Trevor Gill of San Fernando already has been named the CIF L.A. City Section Division I Player of the Year. Gill and the Tigers defeated Dorsey in the section final. Photo:

CIF L.A. City Section
Isiah Adams (Cleveland, Reseda) WR Sr.
Ruben Alcantar (Marshall, Los Angeles) DL Sr.
Johnny Almendara (Marshall, Los Angeles) DL Jr.
Ernie Arcia (South Gate) QB Sr.
Dion Bascom (Dorsey, Los Angeles) DB Sr.
Alfred Bobadilla (Franklin, Los Angeles) Soph. QB
Estabon Bozeman (Westchester, Los Angeles) RB/WR Sr.
Zach Brumfield (Westchester, Los Angeles) Ath. Sr.
Darrien Butler (Narbonne, Harbor City) LB Sr.
Isaiah Chatman (Belmont, Los Angeles) RB Sr.
Jalen Chatman (Narbonne, Harbor City) QB Sr.
Sean Davenport (San Pedro) LB Sr.
Nicholas Delgadillo (Garfield, Los Angeles) LB Jr.
Romeo Doubs (Jefferson, Los Angeles) Ath. Sr.
Jaivontrel Eavan Turner (San Fernando) DE Jr.
Jalani Ellison (Reseda) CB Sr.
Vandrew Espena (Narbonne, Harbor City) Dl Sr.
Travis Faavae (Narbonne, Harbor City) LB Sr.
Dondell Findley (South Gate) WR Sr.
Tyjai Fulford (El Camino Real, Woodland Hills) DB Sr.
Trevor Gill (San Fernando) RB/DB Jr.
Tiquan Gilmore (Torres, Los Angeles) RB Sr.
Alonzo Gray-Hall (Reseda) DE Jr.
Jared Greenfield (Crenshaw, Los Angeles) DB Soph.
Daniel Grzesiak (Crenshaw, Los Angeles) DL Sr.
Johnny Hernandez (Marshall, Los Angeles) WR/DB Sr.
Kenny Howard (San Pedro) OL Sr.
Jermar Jefferson (Narbonne, Harbor City) RB Sr.
Isaiah Johnson (Crenshaw, Los Angeles) QB/RB Sr.
Erinn Jones Jr. (Sylmar) RB Sr.
Jalen Lawrence (Garfield, Los Angeles) WR Sr.
Bey’Jon Lee (Huntington Park) RB Sr.
Julian Lewis (Narbonne, Harbor City) LB Sr.
William Lucas (South Gate) RB/DB Sr.
Charles Mincy Jr. (Dorsey, Los Angeles) WR/DB Jr.
Sultan Moala (Banning, Wilmington) DB Sr.
Jonathan Murphy (Westchester, Los Angeles) QB Sr.
Isaiah Niko (Carson) OL Sr.
Demontii Peoples (Narbonne, Harbor City) DB Sr.
Christopher Pereda (Marshall, Los Angeles) DL Sr.
Maximiliano Perez (Granada Hills Charter) RB Sr.
Syr Riley (Palisades, Pacific Palisades) OL Sr.
Kendrell Ross (Fairfax, Los Angeles) LB Jr.
Ari Sallus (Palisades, Pacific Palisades) OL Sr.
Isaac Saludes (Arleta) LB Sr.
Ignacio Sanchez (Huntington Park) LB Sr.
Raymond Scott (Narbonne, Harbor City) LB Sr.
Olandston Skeet (West Adams, Los Angeles) DL Sr.
Daniel Soto (Marshall, Los Angeles) QB Sr.
Davy Stone (Eagle Rock, Los Angeles) QB Sr.
Logan Taylor (Narbonne, Harbor City) DB Sr.
Dejonte Thomas (Carson) RB Sr.
Nehemiah Thompson (Sylmar) LB Jr.
Joseph Todd (Santee, Los Angeles) RB Jr.
Juice Tupua (Narbone, Harbor City) DL Jr.
Alfonso Valencia (Huntington Park) LB Sr.
Miguel Vazquez (Eagle Rock, Los Angeles) WR Sr.
Julio Velasquez (Huntington Park) LB Sr.
Joshua Williams (West Adams, Los Angeles) RB Sr.
Rayshawn Williams (Crenshaw, Los Angeles) WR Sr.
Patrick Willis Jr. (Crenshaw, Los Angeles) LB Sr.

Helix QB Carson Baker threw for 322 yards in CIF D1-AA state final. At the time, many in the Sacramento area thought he would be playing in college at nearby UC Davis. The hometown San Diego State Aztecs, however, made a late push for Baker and he understandably switched from his earlier commitment. Photo: Willie Eashman.

CIF San Diego Section
Spencer Alligood (La Jolla Country Day) DB Sr.
Andrew Alves (St. Augustine, San Diego) LB Sr.
Matt Araiza (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) K/P Sr.
Carson Baker (Helix, La Mesa) QB Sr.
Brenton Bell (Kearny, San Diego) RB Sr.
Anthony Bland (La Jolla Country Day, La Jolla) WR Soph.
Josh Bornes (San Marcos) LB Sr.
Chris Brown (El Camino, Oceanside) RB Sr.
Will Burton (Granite Hills, El Cajon) DL Sr.*
Chris Calhoun (Mission Hills, San Marcos) LB Sr.
Thadeo Campbell (Central, El Centro) DB Jr.
Jaden Casey (El Camino, Oceanside) QB Sr.
Don Chapman (Lincoln, San Diego) DB Sr.
Kenan Christon (Madison, San Diego) RB Jr.
Bernard Coe (Eastlake, Chula Vista) DB Sr.
Jonah Cranford (Classical Academy, Escondido) DL Sr.
Garrett Curran (Granite Hills, El Cajon) Sr.
Kieve Curry (Serra, San Diego) LB Sr.
Jared Desmond (Olympian, Chula Vista) LB Jr.
Kevin Even (Central, El Centro) DL Sr.
Matthew Faa’lele (Point Loma, San Diego) LB Sr.
Chris Fatila (Madison, San Diego) LB Sr.
Gus Ferreira (Hilltop, Chula Vista) WR Sr.
Niko Figueroa (Mar Vista, Imperial Beach) OL/DL Sr.
Baraquiel Fimbres (Vincent Memorial, Calexico) LB/DT Fr.
Thomas Fishburne (Steele Canyon, Spring Valley) QB Jr.
David Folsom (Point Loma, San Diego) OL Sr.
Andres Garcia (Central, El Centro) DL Sr.
Rock Gonzalez (Olympian, Chula vista) LB/DL Sr.
Tyler Gonzalez (Granite Hills, El Cajon) DL Sr.
Casey Granfors (University City, San Diego) WR Jr.
Gunnar Gray (University City, San Diego) QB Soph.
Grant Hansink (Southwest EC, El Centro) LB Sr.
Asante Hartzog (Lincoln, San Diego) QB Sr.
Miles Hastings (San Marcos) QB Jr.
Diego Hernandez (Imperial) LB Sr.
Charles Hicks (Lincoln, San Diego) LB Sr.
Edward Hill (Valley Center) OL Jr.
Brandon Hueso (Imperial) RB Sr.
Martell Irby (Morse, San Diego) RB Sr.
Jacob Jackson (Bishop’s, La Jolla) WR Sr.
Jeffrey Jackson (Bishop’s, La Jolla) QB Sr.
Brad Jeremiah (Christian, El Cajon) QB Sr.
Devon Jones (Kearny, San Diego) DB Jr.
Maurice Jones (Mission Hills, San Marcos) Sr.
Hunter Joseph (Montgomery, San Diego) RB Sr.
J.R. Justice (St. Augustine, San Diego) WR Sr.
Uluaki Katoanga (El Camino, Oceanside) LB Sr.
Donovan Laie (Oceanside) OL Sr.
Trey McAllister (Southwest, El Cajon) LB Sr.
Jahmon McClendon (Monte Vista, Spring Valley) RB Jr.
Joshua McCurty (Eastlake, Chula Vista) LB Jr.
Mozes Mooney (Bishop’s, La Jolla) WR/DB Sr.
Michael Moreno (Brawley) RB Jr.
Adrian Navarro (Vincent Memorial, Calexico) LB Sr.
Cesar Nillaga (Madison, San Diego) DL Sr.
Elelyon Noa (Helix, La Mesa) RB Soph.
Ubaldo Nolasco (Chula Vista) DL Sr.
Josh Oedewaldt (Santana, Santee) QB Sr.
Chris Olave (Mission Hills, San Marcos) WR Sr.
Juan Pablo Ruiz (Vincent Memorial, Calexico) WR Sr.
William Payne (Helix, La Mesa) OL Sr.
Kyle Phillips (San Marcos) WR Sr.
Micah Pietila-Wiggs (Eastlake, Chula Vista) WR Sr.
Shawn Poma (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) RB Jr.
Dallas Prince (Mountain Empire, Pine Valley) DB Jr.
Dorian Richardson (Rancho Buena Vista, Vista) RB Jr.
Jeremiah Rivera (Hilltop, Chula Vista) RB Sr.
Quinn Roff (San Marcos) DL Jr.
Kevin Rowe (Mt. Carmel, San Diego) DL Sr.
Malachi Russell (El Camino, Oceanside) WR/DB Sr.
Tyler Saikhon (Southwest, El Centro) DB/RB Sr.
Julian Sanderlin (Grossmont, El Cajon) DL Sr.
Rashad Scott (Helix, La Mesa) DB Sr.
Trevor Scully (La Jolla) QB Sr.
Marty Sesma (Sweetwater, National City) RB Sr.
Michael Shawcroft (Helix, La Mesa) LB Jr.
Jacob Siegfried (Granite Hills, El Cajon) Ath. Sr.
Gabe Solis (La Jolla) WR Jr.
Tristan Stacy (Ramona) WR/KR Sr.
Manu Ta’a (Otay Ranch, Chula Vista) LB Sr.
Isaac Taylor-Stuart (Helix, La Mesa) CB Sr.
Cameron Thomas (Carlsbad) DB Sr.
Donyal Thompson (Eastlake, Chula Vista) DL Sr.
Jack Tuttle (Mission Hills, San Marcos) QB Sr.
Eduardo Valenzuela (Vincent Memorial, Calexico) QB Sr.
Cameron Will (Mountain Empire, Pine Valley) LB Jr.
Isaiah Wooden (Helix, La Mesa) WR/KR Sr.
Israel Zermeno (Southwest EC, El Centro) LB Sr.

*We’re honored to included Burton on this list. He recently died in a car accident on the Monday night of CIF state championship week. This mention is not because of that tragedy, however. Burton already was named first team All-CIF San Diego Section by a media panel based on the season he had for the Eagles.

Paul Muyskens is a contributing writer/compiler for Mark Tennis is the co-founder and publisher of He can be reached at Don’t forget to follow Mark on the Cal-Hi Sports Twitter handle: @CalHiSports

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  1. David Pena
    Posted December 28, 2017 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Tadeo Campbell is from (Central, El Centro) DL
    Andres Garica is from (central, El Centro) LB

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted December 28, 2017 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for catching that. At least we got one of them correct.

  2. Kimberly Rogers
    Posted December 29, 2017 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    Jonah Rogers 6’3 270lb Sr. Bakersfield Christian. All Area 1st Team Offense and Defense. Previously CalHi Sports All Area 1st Team. 54 tackles, 11 sacks, 3 Forced Fumbles, and 1 Fumble Recovery. Would of had more numbers, if it wasn’t for him being double and triple teamed all season long. Has been told by multiple opposing coaches that they purposely changed their offense run game , to keep away from

  3. Kimberly Rogers
    Posted December 29, 2017 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    Jonah Rogers 6’3 270lb Sr. Bakersfield Christian. All Area 1st Team Offense and Defense. Previously CalHi Sports All Area 1st Team. 54 tackles, 11 sacks, 3 Forced Fumbles, and 1 Fumble Recovery. Would of had more numbers, if it wasn’t for him being double and triple teamed all season long. Has been told by multiple opposing coaches that they purposely changed their offense run game , to keep away from him

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