All-State FB Noms (Central, LA, SD)

Junior QB Tyler Kaschewski of Templeton (left) already has been named San Luis Obispo County Player of the Year and led the Eagles to the semifinals of the CIF Central Section D4 playoffs. At right is explosive receiver Keionte Scott of CIF San Diego Section Open Division champion Helix of La Mesa. Photos: &

Here are the second, free-to-see nominations lists from the CIF Central Section, CIF L.A. City Section and CIF San Diego. This is part of the early stages of the selection process for our annual all-state teams, which this year will be the 41st consecutive year they have been done. As usual, we welcome additional nominations plus any and all input. It’s become a great way for us not only to collect additional nominees, but to learn so much more about many of the players. Separate, all-state nominations also are coming soon for the CIF Southern Section.


Note: Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football content that will be for Gold Club members include second, final list of nominees plus second team, third team overall and All-State Juniors & Sophomores. The free posts will be first team overall and first team small schools and medium schools. If you can’t see this post and want to check out all of our rankings content, all of our all-state content and state record updates, you can check it out for just $3.99 to cover a one-month subscription. For info, CLICK HERE.

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.

Special thanks for the work done on these nomination lists to Northern California correspondent Daniel Poulter. He’s a great follow on Twitter and did great work for us on our State Top 50 rankings packages this season. Check him out at @DanielJPoulter.

Josh Magana of Dinuba wound up his prep career with more than 6,000 yards passing. Photo:

Kosi Agina (Sanger) RB Sr.
Ricardo Aguirre (Kennedy, Delano) LB Sr.
Christian Alvarez (Wasco) RB/FS Jr.
Manuel Andrade (Strathmore) C/WR Soph.
Ulices Arredondo (Chavez, Delano) DT Sr.
Blake Baldwin (Clovis East, Clovis) LB/TE/RB Sr.
Kennedy Batchelder (Bishop Union) OL/LB Soph.
Javier Benevidez (Portervoille) RB/WR Sr.
Brayden Blevins (Liberty, Bakersfield) K Jr.
Ryan Bonner (Bakersfield) K Sr.
Andre Bravo (Strathmore) CB Sr.
Elijah Burrell (Tulare Western, Tulare) QB/RB Sr.
Jordan Burrell (Tulare Western, Tulare) DB Sr.
Noah Cabrera (Sierra Pacific, Hanford) DE Sr.
Trent Calvert (Dos Palos) QB Soph.
Elijah Castro (Arroyo Grande) RB/LB Sr.
A.J. Cleveland (Highland, Bakersfield) QB Jr.
Thomas Cole (San Luis Obispo) DE Jr.
Finn Collins (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) QB Jr.
Quali Conley (Central, Fresno) RB/WR Sr.
Emilio Corona (San Luis Obispo) QB/DB Sr.
Ricky Correia (Central, Fresno) DT Sr.
Mac Dalena (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) WR/DB/PK Sr.
Daylon Davis (Hanford) CB Sr.
Peter Delis (Grace, Bakersfield) CB/K Sr.
Dom D’Amato (Garces, Bakersfield) DB Jr.
Aric Eades (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) OL/DL Jr.
Isaiah Ellis (Porterville) WR/FS Soph.
Aaron Estrada (Strathmore) OL/LS Sr.
Tanner Ewell (Clovis West, Fresno) LB Sr.
Leo Fernandez (Shafter) FS Sr.
Mikey Ficher (Tulare Western, Tulare) DB/KR Jr.
Cade Foraker (Clovis North, Fresno) DL Sr.
Isaac Franco (Caruthers) TE/DL Sr.
Aidan Galvan (Monache, Porterville) RB/LB Sr.
Pedro Garcia (Kennedy, Delano) LB Sr.
Salvador Garcia (Monache, Porterville) LB Sr.
Elijah Garza (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) LB Sr.
Carlos Gamboa (Chavez, Delano) LB Jr.
Dominic Gamboni (Bakersfield Christian) QB Sr.
Dai’Jon Giddens (Roosevelt, Fresno) Sr.
Alexis Girarte (Chavez, Delano) LB Soph.
Dre Greeley (Bullard, Fresno) DB Sr.
John Hadley (Mt. Whitney, Visalia) WR Sr.
Travis Hall (Kingsburg) QB/DB Sr.
Zion Hall (Ridgeview, Bakersfield) WR Jr.
Damian Hernandez (Woodlake) QB Sr.
Ramon Henderson (Liberty, Bakersfield) WR/ATH Sr.
Justin Hinzo (Ridgeview, Bakersfield) QB Sr.
Justin Holaday (Lemoore) QB Sr.
Jordan Hornbeak (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) RB/LB Jr.
Tory Horton (Washington, Easton) WR/DB Sr.
Jeremiah Hunter (Central, Fresno) WR Sr.
Michael Jacot (Clovis North, Fresno) WR/RB Soph.
Willie James (Tulare Union) WR Jr.
Velltray Jefferson (Edison, Fresno) WR Sr.
Isaac Jernagin (Bakersfield) DB/ATH Sr.
Max Jimenez (Granite Hills, Porterville) WR/CB Jr.
Tairyn Johnson (Tulare Western, Tulare) RB Sr.
Christian Jones (San Luis Obispo) OL Jr.
C.J. Jones (Buchanan, Clovis) DB Sr.
Jekob Jones (Central, Fresno) LB Jr.
Tyler Kaschewski (Templeton) QB Jr.
Ian Kirby (Buchanan, Clovis) QB Soph.
William Kloster (Lemoore) LB/FB Sr.
Brian Kowall (Mission Prep, San Luis Obispo) RB/DB Sr.
Keanu Kuma (Washington Union, Easton) LB Soph.
Grant Lake (Clovis) WR/CB Sr.
Daniel Lomax (South, Bakersfield) RB, LB Sr.
Josh Magana (Dinuba) QB Sr
Dezjhon Malone (Edison, Fresno) DB Sr.
Haden Mann (Liberty, Bakersfield) QB Jr.
Nathan Mariscal (Liberty, Bakersfield) LB Sr.
Dominic Martinez (Orosi) RB/LB Jr.
Tyree Martin (Dos Palos) RB Sr.
Luke McClean (Bishop Union) QB Sr.
Khalil Mclin (California City) DE Sr.
Marquis McKenzie (California City) LB Jr.
Jalen McMillan (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) WR Sr.
Gil Medina (Arvin) RB Sr.
Tyler Mello (Hanford) LB/TE Sr.
Dominic Mendez (Central, Fresno) LB Sr.
Zane Merrell (Dos Palos) WR Sr.
Matt Merritt (Buchanan, Clovis) LB Sr.
Kendall Milton (Buchanan, Clovis) RB Sr.
Carlos Moreno (Strathmore) RB/LB Soph.
Hector Nava Jr. (Porterville) QB Jr.
Dirk Nelson (Central Valley Christian, Visalia) OL Sr.
Kidasi Nepa (Righetti, Santa Maria) RB/DB Jr.
Sam Olson (Redwood, Visalia) TE Sr.
Jalen O’Neal (Bullard, Fresno) ATH Sr.
Shamar Oliver (Mira Monte, Bakersfield) RB Sr.
Tobin Phillips (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) DL Sr.
Kaden Preston (Kern Valley, Lake Isabella) QB Jr.
Ryan Ramirez (Dos Palos) RB/OLB Jr.
Jaalen Rening (Central Valley Christian, Visalia) RB/DB Sr.
Mario Reynosa (Orange Cove) RB/DB Sr.
Tristan Risley (Clovis) RB Soph.
Zane Rix (Buchanan, Clovis) OL Sr.
Adam Rodriguez (Selma) FB/LB Sr.
Christian Rodriguez (Strathmore) SS Sr.
Kwamain Ross (California City) ATH Sr.
Jackson Sanchez (Shafter) WR, CB Sr.
Jameson Silva (Central, Fresno) QB Sr.
Johnny Solorio (Riverdale) DB Sr.
Blake Spomer (Kingsburg) RB/DB Jr.
Bobby Staley (Caruthers) RB/LB Sr.
Jake Steels (Righetti, Santa Maria) DB Sr.
Dwight Tatum (Central, Fresno) OL Sr.
Matt Tiger (Immanuel, Reedley) FB/DB Sr.
Garrett Trees (Liberty, Bakersfield) OL Sr.
Daniel Trujillo (Lindsay) RB Sr.
Blayne Twissleman (Templeton) RB/LB Sr.
Martin Urroz (Minarets, O’Neals) QB Sr.
Andres Vargas (Santa Maria) K Sr.
Cameron Vaughn (Central, Fresno) DL Jr.
John Velasquez (Kerman) OL/DL Jr.
Aramel Villa (Liberty, Madera) K Sr.
Hudson Walker (Redwood, Visalia) DL Sr.
Juaron Watts-Brown (Hanford) QB Sr.
Hunter Weimer (Monache, Porterville) LB, RB Jr.
Shalom Welch (Bullard, Fresno) RB Sr.
Lonnie Wessel (Golden West, Visalia) RB/LB Jr.
Michael Wessel (Golden West, Visalia) WR/DB Jr.
Logan Whittington (Sierra, Tollhouse) LB Sr.
Keanu Williams (Clovis) DE Jr.
Xavier Worthy (Central, Fresno) WR Jr.
Tyler Wright (Kerman) LB Sr.
Ben Yurosek (Bakersfield Christian) DE/TE Sr.

Sy Riley of Palisades was the SoCal Defensive Player of the Week early in the season. Photo:

Matthew Abajian (El Camino Real, Woodland Hills) QB Jr.
Dominic Arango-Serna (Canoga Park) WR/DB Soph.
Axel Ayers (Eagle Rock, Los Angeles) QB/FS Jr.
Raejion Baker (Venice, Los Angeles) LB Jr.
Jordan Banks (Narbonne, Harbor City) LB/DE Sr.
Jordan Berry (Narbonne, Harbor City) DT Sr.
Michael Blow (Manual Arts, Los Angeles) LB/RB Jr.
Arlis Boardingham (Birmingham, Lake Balboa) WR Soph.
Alfred Bobadilla (Franklin, Los Angeles) Sr. QB
Everson Bozeman (Venice) RB/WR Sr.
Jack Brown (Narbonne, Harbor City) RB Sr.
Trent Butler (Reseda) QB Sr.
Jelium Carter (Westchester, Los Angeles) QB/LB Sr.
Joshua Christopher (Canoga Park) DB Sr.
Alan Cisneros (Eagle Rock, Los Angeles) ATH Sr.
JoJuan Collins (Narbonne, Harbor City) RB Sr.
Tyreese Conner (El Camino Real, Woodland Hills) RB Sr.
Jackson Dadich (Birmingham, Lake Balboa) QB Sr.
Luca Diamont (Venice) QB Sr.
Eren East (Narbonne, Harbor City) WR Sr.
Hugo Escobedo (Franklin, Los Angeles) DE Sr.
Diego Espinoza (Chavez, Los Angeles) OL Sr.
Jake Garcia (Narbonne, Harbor City) QB Jr.
Peter Jason Garcia (Garfield, Los Angeles) RB Sr.
David Gomez (Canoga Park) QB Sr.
Ryan Gomez (Marquez, Huntington Park) DT Sr.
Jared Greenfield (Narbonne, Harbor City) DB Sr.
Darion Green-Warren (Narbonne, Harbor City) CB Sr.
Armando Guardado (Marquez, Huntington Park) RB Sr.
Hector Gutierrez (Canoga Park) DE Sr.
Tomarion Harden (Narbonne, Harbor City) RB Soph.
Njiah Harrison (Torres, Los Angeles) WR/DE Sr.
Ja’Quez Harvey (Locke, Los Angeles) ATH Jr.
Elijah Hawkins (Jordan, Los Angeles) RB Sr.
Jorge Hernandez (Canoga Park) RB/LB Jr.
Isaiah Howard (San Pedro) LB/DL Jr.
Josh Jackson (Narbonne, Harbor City) WR Sr.
Chris Jauregui (Franklin, Los Angeles) WR/LB Sr.
Brandon Jones (Narbonne, Harbor City) CB Sr.
JQ Ladson (Canoga Park) DT Sr.
Hedrix Lopez (Birmingham, Lake Balboa) DL Sr.
Miguel Lopez (San Pedro) LB Sr.
Christopher Martinez (Lincoln, Los Angeles) LB Sr.
Mario Martinez (Reseda) WR/DB Sr.
Tyron McDaniel (Gardena) DE Jr.
Michael McEntee (Westchester, Los Angeles) OL Sr.
Thomas Meek (Palisades, Pacific Palisades) K/P Sr.
Cody Mincy (Dorsey, Los Angeles) DL Sr.
Matt Noriega (Garfield, Los Angeles) LB Jr.
James Ochoa (Arleta) RB Sr.
Max Palees (Palisades, Pacific Palisades) RB Sr.
Kwanta Pugh (Gardena) LB Sr.
Christopher Quijada (Franklin, Los Angeles) WR Jr.
Dranel Rhodes (Reseda) WR/CB Sr.
Syaire Riley (Palisades, Pacific Palisades) LB Sr.
Enrique Rincon (Garfield, Los Angeles) DL Jr.
Matt Rodriguez (San Pedro) OL Sr.
Anthony Ruvalcaba (Garfield, Los Angeles) DE Sr.
Erick Salas (Marquez, Huntington Park) QB Sr.
Tre Samuel (Westchester, Los Angeles) RB, LB Jr.
Richie Sanchez (San Pedro) DB Jr.
Justin Sherman (Canoga Park) LB Sr.
Michael Smith (Grant, Van Nuys) RB/CB Sr.
Prophet Tagoai (Reseda) CB Sr.
Tui Tuafua (San Fernando) DL Sr.
Virgil Tynes III (Manual Arts, Los Angeles) LB/RB Jr.
Aaron Vasquez (Eagle Rock, Los Angeles) CB Jr.
Josh Ward (San Pedro) RB/LB Sr.
Andre Watkins (Lincoln, Los Angeles) RB/S Soph.
Mason White (Birmingham, Lake Balboa) WR/DB Dr.
Macen Williams (Narbonne, Harbor City) CB Sr.
Daniel Zamora (Eagle Rock, Los Angeles) RB Sr.
Note: Players from Narbonne were in nine games, which is more than enough to make them eligible for all-state honors and being nominees.

Ke’ontae Springs took over as the featured back at San Diego Madison after State Athlete of the Year Kenan Christon graduated and headed off to USC. Photo:

Evan Aguon (Mission Bay, San Diego) RB, CB Sr.
Christopher Alba (Grossmont, El Cajon) LB Sr.
Nicholas Albert (La Jolla Country Day) RB/LB Sr.
Jordan Allen (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) LB Sr.
Marquese Allen-Patmon (Lincoln, San Diego) LB Sr.
Jahiem Allen-Pompey (Mount Miguel, Spring Valley) WR Sr.
Zach Alligood (La Jolla Country Day) OL/DL Sr.
Jalen Bainer (San Marcos) DB Sr.
Kegan Baker (Valhalla, El Cajon) RB/SS Sr.
Logan Berzins (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) OL Sr.
Nick Blanchard (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) LB Sr.
Anthony Bland (La Jolla Country Day) WR Sr.
Holden Brosnan (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) OL Sr.
Maximus Brown (Classical Academy, Escondido) DB Sr.
Tyler Buchner (Bishop’s, La Jolla) QB Jr.
Josh Butler (Poway) RB/DB Sr.
Sam Camposeco (Francis Parker, San Diego) RB/LB Sr.
Byron Cardwell (St. Augustine, San Diego) RB Jr.
John Carroll (Helix, La Mesa) LB Sr.
Matthew Castillo (Patrick Henry, San Diego) QB Sr.
Grady Chancellor (Vista) CB Jr.
Malachi Cooper (Serra, San Diego) DE Jr.
Javin Deanda (Hilltop, Chula Vista) QB Sr.
Broock Desta (Serra, San Diego) CB Sr.
Jose Devoux (Holtville) RB, CB Jr.
Luke Durkin (Scripps Ranch, San Diego) QB Jr.
Devin Dye (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) LB Sr.
Dustin Ellison (Serra, San Diego) RB/DB Jr.
Nico Estrada (Kearny, San Diego) RB Jr.
Baraquiel Fimbres (Vincent Memorial, Calexico) LB/DT Jr.
Jeremiah Fletcher (Helix, La Mesa) LB Sr.
David Flores (Vista) RB Sr.
Clarence Freeman IV (Bishop’s, La Jolla) WR, CB Sr.
Nicholas Gardinera (Scripps Ranch, San Diego) RB/LB Jr.
Eavan Gibbons (St. Augustine, San Diego) DB Sr.
Anthony Gilpin Jr (Olympian, Chula Vista) DB Sr.
Axel Gonzalez (Grossmont, El Cajon) K Sr.
Gunnar Gray (University City, San Diego) QB Sr.
Robert Greer (Westview, San Diego) LB Sr.
Alex Guzman (Chula Vista) WR/CB Sr.
DJ Harris (Orange Glen, Escondido) WR Sr.
Jakob Harris (Oceanside) QB Jr.
Manai Hazlett (Del Norte, San Diego) RB, SS Jr.
Connor Heffler (St. Augustine, San Diego) LB Sr.
Erik Hernandez (Castle Park, Chula Vista) RB Jr.
Chris Hunter (Oceanside) Sr.
Mo Jackson (San Diego) RB/LB Jr.
Kai Jessie (Patrick Henry, San Diego) WR/S Jr.
Chance Johnson (Steele Canyon, Spring Valley) DB/KR Sr.
James Johnson (Granite Hills, El Cajon) WR Sr.
Matthew Killam (Scripps Ranch, San Diego) K Sr.
Brandon Kim (La Jolla Country Day) WR/DL Sr.
Colby Kopacz (Poway) LB Sr.
EJ Kreutzmann (La Jolla Country Day) QB Sr.
Blake Krigbaum (Brawley) RB/LB Sr.
Kiki Laie (Oceanside) DE Sr.
Keoni Lamoreaux (Serra, San Diego) LB Jr.
Jacob Laverdiere (Mount Miguel, Spring Valley) QB Jr.
Julien Lesa (Orange Glen, Escondido) LB Sr.
Chase Leveque (Santa Fe Christian, Solana Beach) DE Sr.
Elijaih Lux (Patrick Henry, San Diego) RB Soph.
Nicolas Magana (Castle Park, Chula Vista) K Sr.
Michael Malauulu (Morse, San Diego) OL Sr.
Jason Martinez (San Ysidro) LB Sr.
Shawn Martinez (Helix, La Mesa) OL Sr.
Ezekeal Mata (Mission Hills, San Marcos) PK Sr.
Justus McComb (Granite Hills, El Cajon) QB Jr.
Tyson McWilliams (St. Augustine, San Diego) CB Sr.
Ryder Merten (Holtville) LB, OL Jr.
Nathan Meyers (Serra, San Diego) DE Jr.
Jose Monge (Vincent Memorial, Calexico) DE/OL Sr.
Charlie Mossy (Bishop’s, La Jolla) DT/OL Sr.
Angel Nava-Esparza (Central, El Centro) ATH Sr.
Ozzie Nicholas (La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad) LB Sr.
Elelyon Noa (Helix, La Mesa) RB Sr.
Benjamin O’Brien (Lincoln, San Diego) DB Sr.
Jaime Odom (Grossmont, La Mesa) QB Sr.
Landon Ogles (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) K Sr.
Deniro Osuna (Central, El Centro) QB Sr.
Cael Patterson (Orange Glen, Escondido) RB Sr.
Deandre Patterson-Forte (Lincoln, San Diego) LB Sr.
Clay Petry (Bishop’s, La Jolla) WR Jr.
Dylan Quinn (Carlsbad) DB Sr.
Ethan Ramos (Imperial) LB Jr.
Jalen Ramsey (Oceanside) DB Sr.
Kyler Riche (Valley Center) RB Sr.
Michael Richter (Santana, Santee) DE Jr.
Ulolo Samoata (Steele Canyon, Spring Valley) OL Sr.
Diego Sanchez (Olympian, Chula Vista) LB, FB Sr.
Aidan Sayin (Carlsbad) QB Jr.
Samuel Scaife III (St. Augustine, San Diego) WR/DB Sr.
Keionte Scott (Helix, La Mesa) DB/WR Sr.
Shiloh Seau (Mission Hills, San Marcos) DL Sr.
Jeremiah Serrano (Hilltop, Chula Vista) RB Sr.
Brandon Silva (Imperial) LB Sr.
Josh Simmons (Madison, San Diego) OL Jr.
Keyshawn Smith (San Diego) WR, DB Sr.
Max Smith (La Jolla) LB Sr.
McKyle So’oto (Mission Hills, San Marcos) LB Jr.
Ke’ontae Springs (Madison, San Diego) RB/DB Sr.
Dee’shon Swafford (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) DB Jr.
Desmond Taua (Vista) RB Sr.
Nathan Temple (Santana, Santee) QB Sr.
Nick Tiefer (San Marcos) LB Sr.
Delshawn Traylor (Helix, La Mesa) DB/ATH Sr.
Kavika Tua (Oceanside) RB/LB Jr.
Jalil Tucker (St. Augustine, San Diego) DB Soph.
Robert Tucker (Grossmont, La Mesa) Jr.
Jonathan Tuitasi (El Camino, Oceanside) OL Sr.
Kyle Vassau (Carlsbad) LB Sr.
Johnny Vega (San Pasqual, Escondido) LB Sr.
Antoine Walker (Steele Canyon, Spring Valley) DB Sr.
Zavien Watson (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) RB Sr.
Christian Washington (Helix, La Mesa) RB Soph.
Treyton White (Eastlake, Chula Vista) LB Soph.
Chris Williams (Francis Parker, San Diego) CB Fr.
Cole Wright (Carlsbad) WR/CB Sr.
D.J. Young (Carlsbad) DB Sr.
Timmy Zebroski (Serra, San Diego) QB Sr.

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