All-State Football Nominees (CIFSS)

If there’s a player who should get free tickets to the new arena of the Golden State Warriors, it’s Chase Center (left), the senior QB from Crescenta Valley (La Crescenta) who helped the Falcons win a section title and finish 14-0 after they declined to participate in CIF regional/state bowls. At right is tight end Jack Yary of Murrieta Valley. The son of one of the greatest linemen ever from a California high school, Ron Yary, had committed to USC (where his father played), but recently de-committed. Jack still hadn’t signed or committed as of January 1. Photos: & @MVNighthawkFB /

Here is the third of three, free-to-see nominations lists of players who are 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. The first lists were from CIF sections in Northern California with the second one for the CIF Central Section, L.A. City Section and San Diego. This final one is for the entire CIF Southern Section. 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.


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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.

Julian Alessi of Palos Verdes was one of the top players in the South Bay region of the section. Photo: @SeaKingFootball /

Riley Acuna (Bishop Amat, La Puente) DL Sr.
Juan Ahn (Sunny Hills, Fullerton) RB Sr.
Zeus Alefosio (Villa Park) DE Jr.
Zion Alefosio (Villa Park) SS Sr.
Jeremiah Alemayehu (Crespi, Encino) LB Sr.
Julian Alessi (Palos Verdes, PV Estates) WR/DB Sr.
Khalil Ali (South Hills, West Covina) QB/RB Jr.
Fa’amaini Aina (Pacifica, Oxnard) SS Sr.
Eddie Allain (Norte Vista, Riverside) RB Soph.
Mavin Anderson (Mission Viejo) WR Jr.
Chris Andrade (El Rancho, Pico Rivera) QB Sr.
Johnathan Arceneaux (Whittier) RB Jr.
Jonathan Arellano (Alemany, Mission Hills) OL Sr.
Dylan Armendariz (Palm Springs) K Soph.
Kevin Armstead (St. Francis, La Canada) RB/DB Sr.
Steven Arellano (Loyola, Los Angeles) LB Sr.
Marquis Ashley (Norco) WR Sr.
Devin Aupiu (Pacifica, Oxnard) DL Jr.
Noah Avinger (Servite, Anaheim) DB Jr.
Ceasar Ayala (Eisenhower, Rialto) QB Sr.
Brandon Baker (Cornerstone Christian, Wildomar) SS Sr.
Amir Bankhead (Paraclete, Lancaster) RB Jr.
Manny Barreras (Fontana) OL/DL Soph.
Cole Batson (San Clemente) WR/DB Jr.
Anthony Beavers Jr. (Serra, Gardena) ATH Jr.
LeShaun Bell (Calabasas) DE Sr.
Nate Bennett (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley) WR/DB Sr.
Brad Bichard (Pacifica, Oxnard) LB Sr.
Nick Billoups (San Clemente) QB/RB Sr.
Liam Boersma (Dana Hills, Dana Point) DE Sr.
Silas Bolden (Rancho Cucamonga) WR Sr.
Davon Booth (El Monte) RB Sr.
Braeden Boyles (Edison, Huntington Beach) QB Jr.
Stephen Bradford (North, Torrance) RB Sr.
Lando Brown (Serra, Gardena) LB Jr.
Taliq Brown (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta) WR Sr.
Doug Brumfield (Serra, Gardena) QB Sr.
Gary Bryant Jr. (Centennial, Corona) WR Sr.
Josh Bryan (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) K Jr.
Bryce Buchanan (West Ranch, Valencia) LB Sr.
Marshawn Buchanan (Adelanto) RB Sr.
Joey Bustos (La Serna, Whittier) LB Sr.
LV Bunkley-Shelton (Junipero Serra, Gardena) WR Sr.
Diego Burgos (Loyola, Los Angeles) K Sr.
Keyan Burnett (J Serra, SJ Capistrano) Ath Soph.
Nin Burns (Covina) QB/RB Sr.
Nathan Burrell (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) DL Soph.
Austin Burrows (La Serna, Whittier) OL/DL Sr.
Jermaine Burton (Calabasas) WR Sr.
Ethan Calvert (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) ATH Jr.
Malik Cannon (Eisenhower, Rialto) DB Sr.
Jesse Carmona (Ganesha, Pomona) QB Soph.
Scooter Carranza (Pacifica, Oxnard) K/P Sr.
Jaden Casey (Calabasas) QB Sr.
Alex Castellanos (La Puente) ATH Sr.
Chase Center (Crescenta Valley, La Crescenta) QB/RB Sr.

Paramount’s Willie Cleveland tied a state record when he ran back three punts for touchdowns in the same game. Photo:

Zedekiah Centers (Servite, Anaheim) WR/DB Sr.
Floyd Chalk (Alemany, Mission Hills) RB Soph.
Willie Cleveland (Paramount) KR/DB/RB Sr.
Robert Coleman (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) QB/RB Sr.
Beaux Collins (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) WR Jr.
Anthony Cooper (Aquinas, San Bernardino) DB Jr.
Peter Costelli (Mission Viejo) QB Jr.
Evan Cox (Canyon, Canyon Country) OL/DL Sr.
Isaiah Creech (Highland, Palmdale) RB Sr.
Khary Crump (Culver City) CB/WR Sr.
Nicholas Cuda (San Dimas) RB Sr.
Erik Cuellar (Covina) RB Sr.
Jalon Daniels (Lawndale) QB/RB Sr.
Jaylin Davies (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) CB Jr.
Raesjon Davis (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) LB Jr.
Sebastian Deleon (Crescenta Valley, La Crescenta) ATH Jr.
Jime DeYoung (Simi Valley) LB Sr.
Garrett DiGiorgio (Serrano, Phelan) OL Jr.
Cristian Dixon (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) WR Jr.
Jayden Dixon-Veal (Rancho Cucamonga) WR Sr.
Matthew Donko (Alhambra) LB Sr.
Jaden Donovan (Shadow hills, Indio) RB Sr.
AJ Duffy (Rancho Verde, Moreno Valley) QB Soph.
Zevi Eckhaus (Culver City) QB Jr.
Walker Eget (West Ranch, Valencia) QB Jr.
Juaquin Elliott (South Hills, West Covina) RB Sr.
Kody Epps (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) WR Sr.
Hunter Escorcia (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) DB Sr.
Quentin Evans (Temescal Canyon, Lake Elsinore) LB/RB Sr.
Sean Evans (Rancho Cucamonga) LB/TE Sr.
Makell Esteen (Lawndale) DB Sr.
Bryce Farrell (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) WR/DB Sr.
Guilio Fernandez (El Toro, Lake Forest) LB Jr.
Noah Fifita (Servite, Anaheim) QB Soph.
Chandler Fincher (Corona del Mar, Newport Beach) DB Sr.
Freddy Fletcher (Cajon, San Bernardino) RB Soph.
Jonathan Flowe (Upland) LB Jr.
Justin Flowe (Upland) LB Sr.
Nick Floyd (Centennial, Corona) RB Sr.
Alonzo Fontenette (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) WR Jr.
Xzavier Ford (Glendora) RB Sr.
Tyevin Ford (Upland) RB/LB Sr.
Korey Foreman (Centennial, Corona) DE Jr.
Jacobah Fuamatu (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) LB Sr.
Derek Fuentes (Servite, Anaheim) RB Sr.
Simon Gaete (Palm Desert) RB Sr.
Cooper Gallaway (Tesoro, Las Flores) DL Sr.
Isaac Gallegos (Chaminade, West Hills) LB Sr.
Isaac Galvan (Orange) RB Sr.
Ma’a Gaoteote (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) LB Jr.
Ethan Garbers (Corona del Mar, Newport Beach) QB Sr.
Tafisi Gauta (Garden Grove) OL/DE Sr.
Mason Gecowets (Corona del Mar, Newport Beach) LB Sr.
Jaden Genova (JSerra, SJ Capistrano) LB Jr.
Maximus Gibbs (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) OL Jr.
Ronald Gilliam (Junipero Serra, Gardena) WR Sr.
Jason Gilmore (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) OL Jr.
Noah Gomez (Rosemead) LB Sr.
Desio Gonzales (San Gorgonio, San Bernardino) LB Sr.
Justin Gonzales (Alhambra) OL/LB Jr.
Walter Gooding (Esperanza, Anaheim) RB Sr.
Payton Gourley (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley) DB Sr.
Kevin Green Jr. (Alemany, Mission Hills) WR Soph.
Earnest Greene (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) OL Soph.
Patrick Griu (Capistrano Valley, Mission Viejo) DE Sr.
Dylan Guerra (Warren, Downey) QB Sr.
Ben Gulbranson (Newbury Park) QB Sr.
David Gusta (Grand Terrace) DT, DE Jr.
Kingston Hala (Paramount) QB Sr.
Jake Hall (San Juan Hills, SJ Capistrano) LB Sr.
Xavier Harris (Oxnard) RB Sr.
D.J. Harvey (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) DB/WR/KR Jr.
Jaylen Henderson (Chaminade, West Hills) QB Jr.
Josh Henderson (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley) RB/LB Sr.
Angel Hernandez (Mayfair, Lakewood) OL Sr.
Brandon Hernandez (Yucaipa) OT Sr.
Nick Hernandez (Monrovia) QB Sr.
J.D. Hernandez (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) LB, FB Sr.
Andrew Henriquez (La Serna, Whittier) QB Sr.
Jared Heywood (Inglewood) QB Sr.
Dakota Hill (Santa Barbara) WR/DB Sr.
Deacon Hill (Santa Barbara) QB Jr.
Joey Hobert (San Juan Hills, SJ Capistrano) WR/DB Sr.
Austin Hogan (San Juan Hills, SJ Capistrano) RB Sr.

Joey Hobert of CIFSS D4 champion San Juan Hills ran back kicks, caught TD passes and led the team in interceptions. Photo: @sjhhsfootball /

Luke Holland (Trabuco Hills, Mission Viejo) K Sr.
Kajiya Hollawayne (San Jacinto) QB/ATH Jr.
Justin Horton (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks) DB Sr.
Justin Houston (Junipero Serra, Gardena) LB Sr.
Ethan Howard (Lutheran, Orange) LB Sr.
Brody Hughes (Temecula Valley, Temecula) RB/LB Sr.
John Humphrey (John Muir, Pasadena) CB Sr.
John Humphreys (Corona del Mar, Newport Beach) WR Sr.
Ethan Hurst (Tesoro, Rancho Santa Margarita) DL Sr.
Isaac Hurtado (Cypress) RB Sr.
Kris Hutson (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) WR Sr.
Shane Illingworth (Norco) QB Sr.
Carson Irons (Sunny Hills, Fullerton) LB Jr.
Lian Jacildo (Duarte) RB Sr.
Domani Jackson (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) CB Soph.
Elijah Jackson (Lawndale) CB Sr.
Jay Max Jacobsen (Temecula Valley, Temecula) DE Sr.
James Jimenez (Northview, Covina) QB, LB Sr.
Andrew Johnson (Laguna Beach) QB Sr.
Chad Johnson (Cathedral, Los Angeles) WR Sr.
Jamier Johnson (John Muir, Pasadena) CB Jr.
Zach Johnson (Hart, Newhall) QB Sr.
Alex Jones (Oak Park) WR Jr.
Kade Jones (South, Torrance) CB Jr.
Nathaniel Jones (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) RB Sr.
Mehki Jordan (Long Beach Poly) QB/RB Sr.
Brian Jurado (Mayfair, Lakewood) DB Soph.
D.J. Justice (Alemany, Mission Hills) WR Jr.
Elijah Kelsey (Moreno Valley) RB Soph.
Lance Keneley (Mission Viejo) DL Sr.
Jyden King (Calabasas) RB Sr.
Kristopher Koontz (La Habra) WR Sr.
Clarence Krebs (Servite, Anaheim) OL Sr.
Kyle Kyckelhahn (Aliso Niguel, Aliso Viejo) QB Sr.
Kenzel Lawler (Eleanor Roosevelt, Corona) ATH Sr.
Elijah Leiva (Simi Valley) RB Sr.
Montana Lemonious-Craig (Inglewood) WR Sr.
Grady Liddell (Camarillo) SS Sr.
Sean Lindgren (Tesoro, Las Flores) QB Sr.
Sione Lolohea (Aquinas, San Bernardino) DE Sr.
Ryan Lotton (Vista del Lago, Moreno Valley) LB/DE Sr.
Logan Loya (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) WR Sr.
Rayshon Luke (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) RB Soph.
James Maae (Long Beach Poly) OL Sr.
Race Mahlum (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) PK/P Sr.
RJ Maria (Pacifica, Oxnard) QB Sr.
Tai Marks (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) OL Sr.
Jermaine Marshall (Antelope Valley, Lancaster) RB Sr.
Cade Marshman (Glendora) WR/DB Sr.
Easton Mascarenas (Mission Viejo) LB Jr.
Ross Maseuli (JSerra, SJ Capistrano) OL Jr.
Tsrong Mataele (Mayfair, Lakewood) RB Jr.
Jaylen Matthews (San Gorgonio, San Bernardino) SB/CB Sr.
Caleb McCullough (Pacifica, Oxnard) LB Sr.
Dyson McCutcheon (Bishop Amat, La Puente) DB Jr.
Campbell McHarg (Calabasas) OL Jr.
Brody McKinnon (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach) WR Jr.
Khalil Mclin (California City) DE Sr.
Larenzo McMillan (Cajon, San Bernardino) WR Sr.
Tetairoa McMillan (Servite, Anaheim) WR Soph.
James McNamara (Camarillo) QB Sr.
Miles Mena (St. Paul, Santa Fe Springs) PK Sr.
Drake Metcalf (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) OL Sr.
David Meyer (Mission Viejo) LB Sr.
Sam Mikaele (Bishop Diego, Santa Barbara) WR Soph.
George Miki-Han (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) OL Jr.
Chris Miller (Culver City) WR/DB Sr.
Zatyvion Miller (Los Alamitos) DL Sr.
Mario Minor (Monrovia) WR Sr.
Jonah Monheim (Moorpark) OL Sr.
Damien Moore (Bishop Amat, La Puente) RB Sr.
Jacob Moore (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks) LB Jr.
Miller Moss (Alemany, Mission Hills) QB Jr.
Myles Murao (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) OL Sr.
Maalik Murphy (Junipero Serra, Gardena) QB Soph.
Drew Nash (South, Torrance) QB Sr.
Jacob Nash (Redondo Union, Redondo Beach) DT Sr.

Myles Murao of Mater Dei played in this year’s All-American Bowl in San Antonio. Photo:

Jaden Navarrette (Norco) ATH Sr.
Jake Newman (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) DB Sr.
Hunter Nicely (Monrovia) LB Sr.
Angel Ochoa (Crescenta Valley, La Crescenta) DB Sr.
James Odom (Workman, City of Industry) WR/CB Sr.
Ivan Ostry (Rosemead) QB/SS Jr.
Jake Overman (Servite, Anaheim) TE Sr.
Nathan O’Rourke (Marina, Huntington Beach) LB Sr.
Jake Palmer (Nordhoff, Ojai) WR/K Jr.
Bryun Parham (Long Beach Poly) LB Jr.
Isaiah Paul (Palmdale) FS Sr.
Chayden Peery (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) QB Jr.
Kobe Pepe (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) DT Sr.
Dominic Perez (Rancho Cucamonga) OL Jr.
Jeffrey Persi (JSerra, San Juan Capistrano) OT Sr.
Caleb Peterson (Aliso Niguel, Aliso Viejo) WR Sr.
Orion Peters (Inglewood) WR Jr.
Ryan Pettway (Woodrow Wilson, Long Beach) QB Sr.
Clark Phillips III (La Habra) WR/DB Sr.
Jeremiah Phillips (Santa Barbara) DL Sr.
Marcus Power (La Salle, Pasadena) LB Sr.
Anson Pulsipher (Temecula Valley, Temecula) LB Sr.
Carlos Ramirez (Muir, Pasadena) OL, DE Sr.
Darius Ramirez (Santa Clara, Oxnard) RB Sr.
Kamari Ramsey (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) DB Soph.
Mark Redman (Corona del Mar, Newport Beach) TE Sr.
Preston Rex (San Clemente) WR/DB Sr.
Joseph Reyes (El Rancho, Pico Rivera) K Sr.
Trenell Ridgley (St. Paul, Santa Fe Springs) RB/DB Sr.
Rodney Robinson (Cajon, San Bernardino) DB Sr.
Kameron Rocha (San Jacinto) CB Sr.
Ethan Rodriguez (Bishop Amat, La Puente) DL Sr.
Jesse Rodriguez (Coachella Valley, Thermal) LB Sr.
Matt Rodriguez (Tustin) RB Sr.
Raymond Rodriguez (Chaffey, Ontario) RB/WR/RB Jr.
Brandon Rose (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta) QB Soph.
Isaac Samano (Chino) SS Sr.
Luka Sarac (Oak Park) DE Sr.
Caine Savage (Western, Anaheim) WR/CB Sr.
Cassius Savage (Western, Anaheim) WR/KR Sr.
Justin Schafer (Tesoro, Las Flores) WR Sr.
Bradley Schlom (Corona del Mar, Newport Beach) WR Sr.
Henry Seiuli (Moreno Valley) DE Sr.
Moses Sepulona (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) LB Sr.
Tyreese Shakir (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) DB Sr.
Malik Sherrod (Pacifica, Oxnard) RB Sr.
Jake Shipley (Shadow Hills, Indio) De Sr.
Marco Siderman (Westlake, Westlake Village) QB Sr.
Jaylin Smith (Alemany, Mission Hills) DB Jr.
Phillip Smith (Rim of the World, Lake Arrowhead) RB Sr.
Adrian Soracco (Bishop Diego, Santa Barbara) RB Sr.
Devin Spencer (Centennial, Corona) OL Jr.
Julien Stokes (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley) RB Jr.
Chris Street (JSerra, San Juan Capistrano) RB Sr.
C.J. Stroud (Rancho Cucamonga) QB, RB Sr.
Wahkill Sullivan (Serrano, Phelan) WR/DB Sr.
JD Sumlin (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) RB/DB Jr.
Terayon Sweet (Aquinas, San Bernardino) RB Sr.
Terrence Sweetman (South Pasadena) CB Jr.
Jordan Tagaloa (Bishop Diego, Santa Barbara) OL/DL Jr.
Keanu Tanuvasa (Mission Viejo) DT Sr.
Malaki Teo (JSerra, SJ Capistrano) LB Soph.
Jason Terry (Fairmont Prep, Anaheim) RB Soph.
Kenny Teter (Rancho Verde, Moreno Valley) RB/DB Sr.
Zach Thannum (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) DE Sr.
Ashton Thomas (Hart, Newhall) WR Sr.
Cole Thompson (San Clemente) PK/P Sr.
Deshon Thompson (Northview, Covina) WR Jr.
Jay Toia (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley) OL/DT Jr.
Soane Toia (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley) DE/FB Sr.

Option QB Trey Tribble was the individual standout for Fontana Kaiser’s 10-0 regular season team. Photo:

BJ Tolo (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) OL Fr.
Jakai Torres (St. Bernard, Playa del Rey) LB Sr.
Trevian Tribble (Kaiser, Fontana) QB/RB Jr.
Niuafe Tuihalamaka (Alemany, Mission Hills) LB Soph.
Tuli Tuipulotu (Lawndale) DT Sr.
Sefita Tupe (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) DT Sr.
Larry Turner-Gooden (Calabasas) WR Soph.
Edwin Udengwu (Glenn, Norwalk) RB, SS Sr.
D.J. Uiagalelei (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) QB Sr.
Victory Vaka (Westlake, Westlake Village) DT Jr.
Jesse Valenzuela (Camarillo) RB/ATH Sr.
Jonathan Vaughns (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) DB Sr.
Nick Veloz (Cathedral, Los Angeles) LB Sr.
Semaj Verner (Mayfair, Lakewood) DB Sr.
Darius Wallace (Paramount) ATH Sr.
Danny Walters III (Western, Anaheim) DE/OL Sr.
Mike Walters (Edison, Huntington Beach) RB/LB Sr.
Kyron Ware-Hudson (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) ATH Jr.
Kamar Watkins (Muir, Pasadena) OL, DT Sr.
Tyler Wegis (San Juan Hills, SJ Capistrano) DE Sr.
Dylan Wheatley (Citrus Valley, Redlands) QB Jr.
Jackson White (Crespi, Encino) DE Sr.
Nate White (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) DB Sr.
Sam Whitney (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach) QB Jr.
Derek Wilkins (Santa Margarita, Rancho SM) DL Jr.
Aalias Williams (Bonita, La Verne) WR/FS Sr.
Anthony Williams (Paramount) WR/DB Sr.
CJ Williams (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) WR Soph.
Hunter Williams (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) WR/DB Sr.
Isaiah Williams (Culver City) LB Sr.
Kourt Williams (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) LB Sr
Mister Williams (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) LB Sr.
Dion Wilson (Orange Vista, Perris) ATH Sr.
Jake Wilson (Palos Verdes, PV Estates) RB/DB Sr.
Johnny Wilson (Calabasas) WR Sr.
Kyrie Wilson (Pacifica, Oxnard) WR/DB Sr.
Ryan Wilson (Palos Verdes, PV Estates) LB/RB Sr.
Ceyair Wright (Loyola, Los Angeles) CB Jr.
Daushin Wright (St. Pius X-St. Matthias, Downey) DB Jr.
Jack Yary (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta) TE Sr.
Bryce Young (Mater Dei, Los Angeles) QB Sr.
Isaiah Young (Centennial, Corona) CB Sr.
Ryan Zanelli (La Habra) QB Sr.
Mikey Zele (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley) QB Jr.

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  1. Anonymous
    Posted January 6, 2020 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Why are you including players that barely even played this year? Is this not based on actual performance … or is it just name recognition. You have players that were hurt for 75% of the season, transfers that only played in 4 games … and at least 1 that played in just a few games and was then kicked off the team.

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted January 8, 2020 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

      We may not see injury reports for the 1,200 high schools in California.
      If we know of a player who was injured and only played a few games, we take them off the list from the previous season.
      If we don’t know, that player is going to continue to be listed.
      We did kick off a few players that were not on their teams for various reasons, but again if we don’t know we’re going to leave a player on until we do know.
      When we get to actually picking players on all-state teams, we will know all of those who didn’t play in enough games.
      Part of the reason for doing nomination lists is to find out about players like you describe and it’s why these are not the final all-state nomination lists we’ll look at.

  2. Ross fontes
    Posted January 6, 2020 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    Aaron Fontes of Oxnard High was the only receiver (Univ Montana commit) to scored two touch downs against state champs Pacifica ( of Oxnard) in their only loss. He also scored three touchdowns in Oxnard second round CIF game vs Thomas Aquinas (Div 5 champs), scored a 45 yard bomb in the first round win against St Bonaventure, ran a 99 yard kick off score in a win against CIF finalist Chaminade he was pacific view league receiver of the year and first team all Ventura county.

  3. Ross
    Posted January 16, 2020 at 10:12 pm | Permalink


  4. Ross
    Posted February 22, 2020 at 10:15 am | Permalink


    • Mark Tennis
      Posted February 23, 2020 at 9:49 am | Permalink

      He’s on our lists and we have seen him play. See all of our stuff and you would know.

    • ROSS
      Posted April 8, 2020 at 5:17 pm | Permalink


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