All-State FB Nominees (Part 3)

QB Jayden Daniels (left) gets ready to complete a pass during Cajon of San Bernardino’s appearance in CIF D2-AA state final vs. San Mateo Serra. At right, RB Alex Jung is about to use stiff-arm for Sunny Hills Fullerton during breakout season that saw him rush for more than 2,600 yards. Photos: Willie Eashman &

We roll on with the selection process for the 39th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Teams with this third set of all-state nominees. This first group of players who were placed on our board were from the CIF Central Coast Section, CIF North Coast Section, CIF Northern Section, CIF Sac-Joaquin Section plus San Francisco & Oakland. The second group was from the Central Section, L.A City and San Diego sections. This third one is exclusively 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.

RELATED: All-State FB Nominees (Part 1) | All-State FB Nominees (Part 2)

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This post represents another 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 list 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 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.

Chris Adimora from Mayfair of Lakewood looks like he’s one of the state’s top juniors, probably as a defensive back. Photo:

Nick Acosta (Rancho Cucamonga) QB Sr.
Bryan Addison (Serra, Gardena) Ath. Sr.
Chris Adimora (Mayfair, Lakewood) WR/DB Jr.
Miguel Aguero (Schurr, Montebello) QB Sr.
Noal Aguilar (El Toro, Lake Forest) Sr. WR/DB
Manuel Allen (Rancho Verde, Moreno Valley) WR Sr.
Tyler Allgeier (Kaiser, Fontana) RB Sr.
JP Andrade (Bonita, La Verne) QB Sr.
Ateru Ane (Silver Valley, Yermo) RB/LB Sr.
Blake Antzoulatos (Chaminade, West Hills) LB Jr.
Michael Anyanwu (Charter Oak, Covina) DB Sr.
Blake Archuleta (Bishop Amat, La Puente) QB/RB Jr.
Akili Arnold (Mission Viejo) RB/DB Jr.
Jose Arredondo (La Quinta, Westminster) DE Sr.
Victor Arteaga (Glendora) OL Sr.
David Atencio (Edison, Huntington Beach) WR/DB Sr.
Christopher Atkins (Downey) WR Sr.
Lance Babb II (Schurr, Montebello) WR Sr.
Hank Bachmeier (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta) QB Jr.
Seth Baker (Apple Valley) DB Sr.
David Baldwin (Upland) QB Jr.
Coby Barber (Buena, Ventura) QB Sr.
Jacob Barlage (Valley View, Moreno Valley) QB Jr.
Jarrett Bell (Norco) OL Sr.
Micah Bernard (Gahr, Cerritos) RB Jr.
Khoury Bethley (Don Lugo, Chino) RB Sr.
Nathan Beveridge (Dos Pueblos, Goleta) OL Sr.
Stephan Blaylock (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) DB Sr.
Ashton Borgeson (Bishop Diego, Santa Barbara) LB Sr.
Colton Boronda (Paso Robles) DL Sr.
Zack Boyle (Calabasas) DL Sr.
Jermaine Braddock (Charter Oak, West Covina) WR Sr.
Steven Bradshaw (Paloma Valley, Menifee) LB Sr.
Dylan Brady (Santa Margarita, Rancho SM) PK Sr.
Tommy Brown (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) OL Sr.
Warren Bryan (Damien, La Verne) QB/RB Sr.
Zach Burrola (Redlands) LB Sr.
Adrian Burt (Lakeside, Lake Elsinore) RB Sr.
Damond Callahan (Warren, Downey) DB Jr.
Josh Calvert (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) LB/QB Sr.
Ernesto Camacho (Arroyo, El Monte) QB Jr.
Dallas Canley (Lompoc) RB/DB Sr.
Chris Cannon (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) DL Sr.
Jack Carmichael (Edison, Huntington Beach) RB Sr.
Raymond Carpenter (El Toro, Lake Forest) DE Sr.
K.C. Carr III (Tustin) RB Sr.
Mason Carvalho (Paloma Valley, Menifee) WR Jr.
Jaden Casey (Calabasas) QB Soph.
Juan Chacon (Fairmont Prep, Anaheim) DB Jr.
Zach Charbonnet (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) RB Jr.
Kevin Coblentz (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) OL Sr.
Quinn Commans (Whittier Christian, La Habra) QB Sr.
Steven Comstock (Northview, Covina) QB/RB Sr.
Matt Corral (Long Beach Poly) QB Sr.
Ryan Cragun (St. Margaret’s, San Juan Capistrano) WR Sr.
Riley Croft (San Clemente) LB Sr.
Aashari Crosswell (Long Beach Poly) DB Sr.
Erik Cuellar (Covina) RB Soph.
Jayden Daniels (Cajon, San Bernardino) QB Jr.
J.T. Daniels (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) QB Jr.
Josh Delgado (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) WR Jr.
Armando Diaz (Coachella Valley, Thermal) QB Sr.
Justin Dedich (Chaparral, Temecula) OL Sr.
Armando Deniz (Coachella Valley, Thermal) QB Sr.
Lontrelle Diggs (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley) RB Jr.

Sophomore linebacker Justin Flowe scores on a fumble return for Upland against Rancho Cucamonga. @Uplandfootball/

Halid Djibril (Cathedral, Los Angeles) LB Sr.
David Doane (Agoura) DE Jr.
Sean Dollars (Rancho Cucamonga) RB Jr.
Liam Douglas (Harvard-Westlake, N. Hollywood) OL Sr.
Shawn Dourseau (Citrus Hill, Perris) DB Sr.
Connor Downs (Valencia) QB Sr.
Travis Dye (Norco) RB/ATH Sr.
Kamren Fabiculanan (Westlake, Westlake Village) DB Jr.
Brayden Farr (Mission Prep, San Luis Obispo) RB/LB Sr.
Kobey Fitzgerald (Santa Margarita, Rancho SM) LB Sr.
Justin Flowe (Upland) LB Soph.
Kijjon Foots (Downey) QB Jr.
Kyle Ford (Orange Lutheran) WR Jr.
De’Gabriel Floyd (Golden Valley, Santa Clarita) LB Jr.
Mase Funa (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) LB Jr.
Peselao Gauta (Garden Grove) OL Sr.
Jack Genova (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) LB Sr.
Steven George (Downey) OL Sr.
Spencer Gilbert (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) LB Sr.
Tyson Giles (Rubidoux, Riverside) RB Jr.
Parks Gissinger (Chaminade, West Hills) DL Sr.
Ralen Goforth (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) LB Jr.
Jair Goiz (San Gorgonio, San Bernardino) OL/DL Sr.
Kekani Gonzalez (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) OL Sr.
Gabriel Grbavac (St. Francis, La Canada) DL Sr.
Darian Green (Valley Christian, Cerritos) LB Sr.
Olaijah Griffin (Mission Viejo) CB Sr.
Joshka Gustav (Aquinas, San Bernardino) TE/DE Sr.
Jake Haggard (JSerra, SJ Capistrano) P/PK Sr.
Jalen Hall (Long Beach Poly) WR Sr.
Nikko Hall (Calabasas) WR/DB Sr.
Shakobe Harper (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) RB Soph.
John Harris (Bishop Diego, Santa Barbara) RB Sr.
Robert Heiermann (Valley View, Moreno Valley) WR Sr.
J.J. Hernandez (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) WR/DB Jr.
Ryan Hilinski (Orange Lutheran, Orange) QB Jr.
Luke Hoggard (Edison, Huntington Beach) LB Jr.
George Holani (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) RB Jr.
Trevor Howarth (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) DL Jr.
Reggie Hughes (Calabasas) LB Sr.
Andre Hunt (Paraclete, Lancaster) WR Sr.
Gianni Hurd (Valley Christian, Cerritos) RB Sr.
Zaquand Irby (Ganesha, Pomona) RB Jr.
Julius Irvin (Servite, Anaheim) CB Sr.
John Jackson (Serra, Gardena) WR Sr.
Jonathan Jefferson (Citrus Hill, Perris) RB/QB Sr.
Jimmy Jizmejian (Arrowhead Christian, Redlands) DT Sr.
Cameron Jones (Harvard-Westlake) WR/DB Sr.
Cooper Jones (El Toro, Lake Forest) QB Sr.
Corey Jones (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) DB Jr.
Darren Jones (Cajon, San Bernardino) WR Jr.
Steven Jones (Chaparral, Temecula) OL Sr.
Tyler Jones (Aliso Niguel, Aliso Viejo) WR Sr.
Alex Jung (Sunny Hills, Fullerton) RB Sr.
Justin Keeling (Valley View, Moreno Valley) RB Sr.
Dylan Kellogg (Chaminade, West Hills) OL Sr.
Thomas Kinslow (Centennial, Corona) RB Jr.
Blake Kirshner (Santa Clarita Christian, Canyon Country) QB Jr.
Nick Lariviere (South Hills, Covina) DB Sr.
Christian LaValle (Mission Viejo) LB Sr.
Tae Le’ (Corona del Mar, Newport Beach) TE Sr.
Hunter Lee (Oak Park) OL Sr.
Treveon Lee (California Military Institute, Perris) CB Sr.

One of the reasons Moorpark made it to the CIFSS D5 championship was the play of WR/DB Drake London. He’s also one of the top grid-hoopers in the section. Photo:

Jonah Lipel (Chaminade, West Hills) PK Sr.
Antonio Loera (Rancho Cucamonga) PK Sr.
Nathan Logoleo (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) DL Sr.
Drake London (Moorpark) WR/DB Sr.
Jack Luckhurst (Bishop Diego, Santa Barbara) P Jr.
Austin Maciel (Rio Mesa, Oxnard) QB Sr.
Chad Magyar (Santa Margarita, Rancho SM) RB Sr.
Aaron Maldonado (Bishop Amat, La Puente) DL Sr.
Kejuan Markham (Long Beach Poly) KR/DB Sr.
Keon Markham (Long Beach Poly) WR/DB Sr.
Jeremiah Martin (Cajon, San Bernardino) DE Sr.
Jonathan Martin (Culver City) QB Sr.
Abdul-Malik McClain (JSerra Catholic, San Juan Capistrano) LB Sr.
Mike Mauai (Long Beach Poly) RB Sr.
Bru McCoy (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) Ath. Jr.
Camren McDonald (Long Beach Poly) TE Sr.
Steve McIntosh (Alemany, Mission Hills) DB Jr.
Tanner McKee (Centennial, Corona) QB Sr.
Dino Maldonado (St. Joseph, Santa Maria) QB Sr.
Nathan Manning (Capistrano Valley, Mission Viejo) QB Jr.
Jamon McGlory (Arlington, Riverside) RB Sr.
CJ McMullen (Hart, Newhall) DL Sr.
Chris Melesio (Norte Vista, Riverside) RB Jr.
Jeff Miller (Murrieta Mesa, Murrieta) QB Sr.
Phillip Mills (Paloma Valley, Menifee) DB Sr.
Jeremy Moussa (Roosevelt, Eastvale) QB Sr.
Anthony Munoz (Western, Anaheim) QB Jr.
Chris Murray (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) OL Sr.
Malosi Napoleon (Rancho Christian, Temecula) RB/LB Sr.
Parker Neos (Hueneme, Oxnard) LB/DL Sr.
Richard Newton (Palmdale) RB/DB Sr.
Chance Nolan (Paloma Valley, Menifee) QB Sr.
Josiah Norwood (Santa Margarita, Rancho SM) QB/RB Sr.
Griffin O’Connor (Edison, Huntington Beach) QB Sr.
Austin Osborne (Mission Viejo) WR Sr.
Allen Pacheco (Santa Ana) RB Sr.
Justin Padilla (Dos Pueblos, Goleta) DE Sr.
Jordan Palmer (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks) OL Sr.
Chris Parks (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) WR Sr.
Jake Parks (JSerra, SJ Capistrano) OL Sr.
Jarrett Patterson (Mission Viejo) OL Sr.
Jonathan Perkins (Cajon, San Bernardino) LB Jr.
Camron Pitcher (Centennial, Corona) LB Sr.
Mycah Pittman (Calabasas) WR Jr.
Clark Phillips (La Habra) DB Soph.
Marques Prior (Rancho Mirage) RB Sr.
Jeffrey Ran (Webb Schools, Claremont) DE Sr.
Christopher Randazzo (Don Lugo, Chino) OL Sr.
Brandon Rankins (Aquinas, San Bernardino) RB Sr.
Nikko Remigio (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) WR Sr.
Sean Rhyan (San Juan Hills, San Juan Capistrano) OL Jr.
Elias Ricks (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) DB Soph.
Manny Ridge (Desert Mirage, Thermal) RB Jr.
Cameron Rising (Newbury Park) QB Sr.
Zach Ritner (Capistrano Valley, Mission Valley) DE Sr.

LB Merlin Robertson capped an outstanding three-year varsity career for powerhouse Serra of Gardena. Photo:

Merlin Robertson (Serra, Gardena) LB Sr.
Matt Robinson (JSerra, SJ Capistrano) QB Sr.
Sebastian Rodriguez (Rancho Mirage) LB Sr.
Baraq Ross (Downey) RB Sr.
Anthony Ruiz (Cantwell-Sacred Heart, Montebello) Ath. Sr.
Giovanni Sanders (Murrieta Mesa, Murrieta) WR Sr.
Shermar Savage (Lompoc) WR/KR Sr.
Jaden Schiebrel (Rancho Christian, Temecula) RB/DB Sr.
Jordan Schmidt (Orange) WR Sr.
Ben Seymour (Valencia) DL Jr.
Khalil Shakir (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) WR/DB Sr.
Tommy Shields (Santa Clarita Christian, Canyon Country) DL/OL Sr.
Jack Shippy (San Clemente) DB Sr.
JT Shrout (Hart, Newhall) QB Sr.
Justin Skidmore (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley) LB Jr.
Jonoven Smith (Fulleton) DB Sr.
Kobe Smith (Serra, Gardena) WR Sr.
Skyler Smith (Boron) DL Jr.
Marquis Spiker (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta) WR Sr.
Sal Spina (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) TE/DL Sr.
Amon-Ra St. Brown (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) WR Sr.
Latavion Staples (Silverado, Victorville) WR Sr.
Chris Steele (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) DB Jr.
Chris Street (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) RB Soph.
Brooks Stephenson (Palm Desert) WR/DB/P Sr.
Ryan Stevens (Chaminade, West Hills) QB Sr.
Melquan Stovall (Paraclete, Lancaster) WR Jr.
Dylan Streett (Bishop Diego, Santa Barbara) DB Sr.
Matthew Tago (Quartz Hill) QB/LB Sr.
Gabriel Tapia (Montebello) QB Sr.
Toa Taua (Lompoc) RB/DL Sr.
Jonah Tavai (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach) DL Sr.
Levi Taylor (Silverado, Victorville) QB Sr.
Kayvon Thibodeaux (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) DL Jr.
Damion Thompson (Northview, Covina) Ath. Sr.
Kai Thompson (Murrieta Mesa, Murrieta) RB Sr.
Isaak Togia (Pacifica, Garden Grove) LB Sr.
Jakai Torres (St. Bernard, Playa del Rey) LB Soph.
Jacob Torres (Grand Terra) DE Sr.
Sal Tovar (South El Monte) RB Sr.
James Townsend (Crespi, Encino) LB/LS Sr.
Carter Tredway (Rancho Christian, Temecula) QB/DB Sr.
Blake Truhitte (Santa Maria) Ath. Sr.
Solomon Tuliaupupu (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) LB Sr.
Jaxen Turner (Rancho Verde, Moreno Valley) S Jr.
Solo Vaipulu (Centennial, Corona) OL Sr.
Tommy Vanis (Loyola, Los Angeles) TE/LB Sr.
Isaiah Veal (Bishop Diego, Santa Barbara) DB Sr.
Chris Venable (Centennial, Corona) DB Sr.
Jauqine Vukobradovich (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley) DB Sr.
John Ward (Palmdale) LB Sr.
Jaydyn Webb (Yorba Linda) RB Sr.
Shane Wells (Diamond Bar) WR Sr.
Shemar Whetstone (Upland) DB Sr.
Brevin White (Paraclete, Lancaster) QB Sr.
Brock White (Rancho Verde, Moreno Valley) QB Soph.
Sherod White (Heritage, Menifee) DB Sr.
Austin Whitsett (San Clemente) RB Sr.
Chuck Wick (St. Bonaventure, Ventura) RB Sr.
Roy Wiley (Rancho Cucamonga) LB Sr.
Jason Wilkinson (Orange) QB Sr.
Chase Williams (Roosevelt, Eastvale) Ath. Sr.
Devon Williams (Antelope Valley, Lancaster) Ath. Sr.
Max Williams (Serra, Gardena) DB Jr.
Joshua Willis (Pacific, San Bernardino) DL Sr.
Jordan Wilmore (Lawndale) RB Jr.
Johnny Wilson (Calabasas) WR Soph.
Michael Wilson (Chaminade, West Hills) WR Sr.
Jaiden Woodbey (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) DB Sr.
Cortez Wright (Culver City) LB Jr.
Mykael Wright (Valencia) WR/DB Jr.
Bryce Young (Cathedral, Los Angeles) QB Soph.
Gerardo Zul (Santa Maria) DE Sr.

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  1. Dajour Dixon
    Posted December 28, 2017 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    Dajour Dixon led Paraclete defense with 11.5 sacks and 10 TFL . He had 54 total tackles . He is a standout DE/DT and certainly deserves to be on this list.

  2. Columbus ward
    Posted December 28, 2017 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    Isaiah ward inderkum high school starting qb and lb first team all league

    • Posted December 29, 2017 at 6:24 am | Permalink

      Wrong list This is for the southern section. You need the San Joaquin section list.

  3. Guadalupe Razo
    Posted December 28, 2017 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    Blake Truhitte, Santa Maria High,only QB in state to have rushed over 2000 yards and passed over 2000 yards. Amazing only 5ft 7″” tall and 140 pounds.

    • Shrek
      Posted January 11, 2018 at 9:05 am | Permalink

      That IS amazing. Good for him.

  4. Julian Burrola
    Posted December 28, 2017 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Zach Burrola had 134 total tackles with 70 solo tackles, 9 tfl, 5 sacks in 9 games this year for end of regular season totals. Tackle numbers were good for 1st in CBL, 1st in division 5, and second in the entire southern section. On offense he had 382 scrimmage yards with 5 touchdowns this season. As a junior he had 153 total tackles. Was 1st team allCBL,1st team all CIF and all area 1st team. He is a stellar football player who has been on varsity since sophomore season in which he had 77 total tackles. Hard working consistent football player.

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