Preseason All-State FB Teams

Jacob Bandes (left) of Pittsburg was one of the top defensive linemen at Nike’s The Opening, an event held in July in Dallas that brought together more than 100 of the best college prospects in the nation. Kyle Ford (right) of Orange Lutheran was one of the best receivers. Photos: &

We have two squads selected with 30 players each. Defending CIF Open Division champion Mater Dei leads the way with seven who’ve been named with St. John Bosco and Cajon of San Bernardino both checking in with three. Other schools with more than one player chosen are Orange Lutheran, De La Salle, Jesuit of Carmichael, Oaks Christian, Westlake, Folsom, Calabasas and Narbonne.

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Jordan Wilmore of Lawndale already has more than 4,000 yards rushing in his prep career and has D1 offers from USC and most of the Pac-12 Conference. Photo:


WR – Kyle Ford (Lutheran, Orange) 6-2, 200, Sr.
WR – Darren Jones (Cajon, San Bernardino) 6-8, 195, Sr.
WR – Joe Ngata (Folsom) 6-4, 210, Sr.
OL – Sataoa Laumea (Eisenhower, Rialto) 6-4, 305, Sr.
OL – Myles Murao (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) 6-3, 270, Jr.
OL – Sean Rhyan (San Juan Hills, SJ Capistrano)
6-5, 300, Sr.
OL – Jason Rodriguez (Oak Hills, Hesperia) 6-6, 320, Sr.
OL – Jonah Tauanu’u (Narbonne, Harbor City) 6-6, 310, Sr.
QB – Ryan Hilinski (Lutheran, Orange) 6-4, 220, Sr.
RB – Austin Jones (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) 5-11, 190, Sr.
RB – Jordan Wilmore (Lawndale) 5-8, 200, Sr.
PK – Matt Hoffman (Monte Vista, Danville) 6-3, 170, Sr.


DL – Jacob Bandes (Pittsburg) 6-3, 295, Sr.
DL – Drake Jackson (Centennial, Corona) 6-4, 245, Sr.
DL – Josh Pakola (St. Francis, Mountain View) 6-3, 260, Sr.
DL – Kayvon Thibodeaux (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) 6-5, 235, Sr.
LB – De’Gabriel Floyd (Westlake, Westlake Village) 6-2, 220, Sr.
LB – Mase Funa (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) 6-2, 245, Sr.
LB – Henry To’oto’o (De La Salle, Concord) 6-2, 215, Sr.
DB – Chris Adimora (Mayfair, Lakewood) 6-1, 195, Sr.
DB – Isaiah Rutherford (Jesuit, Carmichael) 6-2, 170, Sr.
DB – Chris Steele (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) 6-1, 190, Sr.
DB – Max Williams (Serra, Gardena) 5-7, 170, Sr.
P – Ryan Sanborn (Parker, San Diego) 6-3, 195, Sr.


QB/RB – Hank Bachmeier (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta) 6-3, 190, Sr.
QB/RB – Jayden Daniels (Cajon, San Bernardino) 6-3, 190, Sr.
WR/ATH – Bru McCoy (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) 6-3, 215, Sr.
QB/RB – D.J. Uigalelei (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) 6-4, 240, Jr.
WR/DB – Mykael Wright (Narbonne, Harbor City) 5-11, 180, Sr.*
QB/RB – Bryce Young (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) 6-0, 175, Jr.

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WR – Mycah Pittman (Calabasas) 5-11, 195, Sr.
WR – Johnny Wilson (Calabasas) 6-5, 215, Jr.
OL – Edward Hill (Valley Center) 6-3, 300, Sr.
OL – Justin Scrempos (Milpitas) 6-7, 300, Sr.
OL – Marist Talavou (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) 6-3, 315, Sr.
OL – Wyatt Terlaak (El Modena, Orange) 6-4, 325, Sr.
OL – Dohnovan West (Alemany, Mission Hills) 6-3, 290, Sr.
QB – Joey Yellen (Mission Viejo) 6-3, 210, Sr.
RB – Zach Charbonnet (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) 6-2, 215, Sr.
RB – Sean Dollars (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) 5-10, 185, Sr.
RB – Kendall Milton (Buchanan, Clovis) 6-2, 210, Sr.
PK – Nicholas Lopez (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) 5-9, 175, Sr.

We couldn’t get Calabasas standout Mycah Pittman onto the first team so we did the next best thing. We joined Pittman on the second team with junior Johnny Wilson (shown above). Yes, we do think Calabasas has two of the top five or six receivers in California. Photo:


DL – Laiatu Latu (Jesuit, Carmichael) 6-5, 240, Sr.
DL – Noa Ngalu (Menlo-Atherton, Atherton) 6-2, 280, Sr.
DL – Jamar Sekona (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) 6-3, 295, Jr.
LB – Blake Antzoulatos (Chaminade, West Hills)
6-2, 225, Sr.
LB – Josh Calvert (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) 6-3, 220, Sr.
LB – Justin Flowe (Upland) 6-2, 220, Jr.
LB – Jonathan Perkins (Cajon, San Bernardino)
6-1, 210, Sr.
LB – Tristan Sinclair (San Ramon Valley, Danville) 6-2, 210, Sr.
DB – Jeremiah Criddell (Mater Dei, Santa Ana)
5-11, 190, Sr.
DB – Kamren Fabiculanan (Westlake, Westlake Village) 6-1, 175, Sr.
DB – Kejuan Markham (Long Beach Poly) 6-0, 175, Sr.
P – Jack Luckhurst (Bishop Diego, Santa Barbara) 6-1, 175, Sr.


QB/RB – Kaiden Bennett (Folsom) 6-0, 175, Sr.
QB/RB – Brendan Costello (San Clemente) 6-0, 180, Sr.
TE/DE – Isaiah Foksey (De La Salle, Concord) 6-4, 220, Sr.
WR/RB – Giles Jackson (Freedom, Oakley) 5-9, 175, Sr.
QB/RB – Trent Tompkins (Central, Fresno) 6-1, 200, Sr.
QB/DB – Cameron WIlliams (Bakersfield) 6-0, 200, Sr.

*Wright isn’t officially listed on Narbonne’s roster, but his transfer to that school has been widely reported by numerous media organizations.

Mark Tennis is the editor and publisher of Cal-Hi Sports. He can be reached at Don’t forget to follow Mark on the Cal-Hi Sports Twitter handle: @CalHiSports

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  1. Charles James
    Posted December 21, 2018 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    Will the southern sec. all state team as well COY be posted?

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted December 21, 2018 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

      Getting out final rankings first, then the next two parts of the nominations for all-state football. State Coach of the Year selections will be out perhaps not until later next week.

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