All-State Football Nominations (CIFSS)

Zachary Bowles (left) from Loyola of Los Angeles already has been named Defensive MVP in the Angelus League. At right, St. John Bosco QB Pierce Clarkson celebrates with DeAndre Moore after the two hooked up for a TD during CIF Open Division state final. Photos: @LoyolaFB / & Scott Kurtz /

It’s been almost two weeks since the first group of nominees for our upcoming Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Teams were out for Northern California. This second group had to be done after all of the final state rankings were finished, but here they are. This will be the 44th consecutive season for these teams being done, which is why they are more prestigious than any others. This second group of nominees are from CIF Southern Section. The final group will be from the Central, San Diego and L.A. City sections. We welcome all additional nominations from anyone to make the final list.


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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 text/call (209) 608-1317. 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.

Kadin Semonza had a stellar three-year career as the starting QB at Mission Viejo. Photo:

Samarai Anderson (Centennial, Corona) LB Jr.
Travis Anderson (Mission Viejo) DB Jr.
Daylen Austin (Long Beach Poly) DB Jr.
Parker Awad (Edison, Huntington Beach) QB Sr.
Brandon Baker (Mater Dei) OL Jr.
Zigmond Berridge (Servite, Anaheim) DL Sr.
Jacob Bower (Santa Margarita) LB Jr.
Aydin Breland (Mater Dei) DL Jr.
Sinn Brennan (Los Alamitos) DL Sr.
Elijah Brown (Mater Dei) QB Jr.
Zabien Brown (Mater Dei) DB Jr.
Deven Bryant (St. John Bosco) LB Sr.
Cory Butler Jr. (Centennial, Corona) DB Soph.
Quaid Carr (Servite, Anaheim) RB/DB Soph.
DeAndre Carter (Mater Dei) OL Jr.
Israel Carter (Centennial, Corona) QB Sr.
Joshua Cason (Long Beach Poly) LB Jr.
Owen Chambliss (Centennial, Corona) LB Sr.
Clarence Chaney (JSerra, SJ Capistrano) LB Jr.
Pierce Clarkson (St. John Bosco) QB/RB Sr.
Donovan Comestro (Santa Margarita) DB Sr.
Lucas Conti (Centennial, Corona) DL Sr.
T.A. Cunningham (Los Alamitos) DL Jr.
Darius Curry (Long Beach Poly) QB Jr.
Mikey Damato (Mission Viejo) DB Sr.
Kainoa Davis (JSerra, SJ Capistrano) OL Jr.
Ramere Davis (Mater Dei) LB Jr.
Jordon Davison (Mater Dei) RB Soph.
Jake Foye (Santa Margarita) RB Sr.
Nathaniel Frazier (Mater Dei) RB Jr.
Deuce Frierson (Lutheran, Orange) DB Jr.
Kamar Garbourel (JSerra, SJ Capistrano) RB/DB Jr.
Nathan Gates (Edison, Huntington Beach) OL Sr.
Logan Gregory (Edison, Huntington Beach) RB/LB Sr.
Nathan Hale (Lutheran, Orange) OL Sr.
Sean Haney (St. John Bosco) OL Sr.
Vaka Hansen (St. John Bosco) OL Sr.
Cornell Hatcher (Centennial, Corona) RB Jr.
Wade Helton (Centennial, Corona) OL Jr.
Damian Henderson (Los Alamitos) RB Sr.
Khanrad Hernandez (Lutheran, Orange) Sr.
Jackson Holman (Mission Viejo) WR/TE Sr.
Carter Hogue (Edison, Huntington Beach) RB/DB Sr.
Khmouri House (St. John Bosco) LB Jr.
Talanoa Ili (Lutheran, Orange) LB Fr.
Auma Jennings (Lutheran, Orange) DL fr.
Josh Jornadal (JSerra, SJ Capistrano) WR Sr.
Dieter Kelly (Lutheran, Orange) PK Sr.
T.J. Lateef (Lutheran, Orange) QB Soph.
Ty Lee (St. John Bosco) DB Sr.
Makai Lemon (Los Alamitos) WR/DB Sr.
Niko Lopez (Santa Margarita) WR Sr.
Mikey Matthews (Mission Viejo) WR Sr.
Jack Matranga (Mission Viejo) Sr.
Jahlil McClain (St. John Bosco) WR Sr.
Dylan Michel (Long Beach Poly) PK Sr.
Ikenasio Mikaele (Long Beach Poly) LB Sr.
Jireh Moe (Lutheran, Orange) DL Jr.
DeAndre Moore Jr. (St. John Bosco) WR Sr.
Gabe Morin (Lutheran, Orange) LB Sr.
Emmett Mosley (Santa Margarita) WR Jr.
Sean Na’a (St. John Bosco) OL Jr.
Malachi Nelson (Los Alamitos) QB Sr.
Ethan O’Connor (Los Alamitos) DB/WR Sr.
Jordan Onovughe (Mater Dei) WR Sr.
George Perez (JSerra, SJ Capistrano) RB/KR Soph.
Israel Polk (St. John Bosco) WR Sr.
Gavin Porch (Los Alamitos) WR/RB Sr.
Jaxon Potter (Santa Margarita) QB Sr.
K.J. Reed (Mission Viejo) WR Sr.
Jack Ressler (Mater Dei) WR Jr.
Malachi Riley (Centennial, Corona) WR Sr.
Jadyn Robinson (Long Beach Poly) WR Soph.
Tyson Ruffins (Long Beach Poly) OL Sr.
Spencer Shannon (Mater Dei) TE Sr.
Michael Salgado-Medina (Mission Viejo) PK Jr.
Devin Samples (Long Beach Poly) RB Jr.
Kaden Semonza (Mission Viejo) QB Sr.
Zander Singh (JSerra, SJ Capistrano) QB Jr.
Levitius Su’a (Mater Dei) LB Sr.
Noah Sulick (Santa Margarita) LB Jr.
Chauncey Sylvester (St. John Bosco) RB Jr.
Mosiah Talanoah (St. John Bosco) OLSr.
LeVar Talley (Santa Margarita) DE Jr.
Trey Tolmaire (Mission Viejo) DB Jr.
B.J. Tolo (Mater Dei) OL Sr.
Tucker Tripp (Edison, Huntington Beach) WR/DB Sr.
Phoenix Tusa (Long Beach Poly) DL Sr.
Matayo Uiagalelei (St. John Bosco) DL/TE Sr.
Zeus Venegas (Mater Dei) DL Jr.
Kyngstonn Viliamu-Asa (St. John Bosco) LB Jr.
Luke Webb (JSerra, SJ Capistrano) TE/DE Soph.
Dylan Williams (Long Beach Poly) DL/LB Jr.
Marcelles Williams (St. John Bosco) DB Jr.
Blake Wilson (Santa Margarita) DB Sr.
Peyton Woodyard (St. John Bosco) DB Jr.
Nasir Wyatt (Mater Dei) LB Soph.

Sophomore QB Bear Bachmeier of Murrieta Valley earned an all-time state record listing for piling up 608 total offense yards in his team’s 77-76 overtime loss to Norco. Photo:

Griffin Addison (Camarillo) WR Sr.
Tiumalu Afalava (Bishop Amat, La Puente) DL Sr.
Kenyon Agurs (Inglewood) DL Sr.
Anthony Albanez (St. Bonaventure, Ventura) LB Sr.
Aiden Alefosio (Chaparral, Temecula) DE Jr.
Caleb Alvary (Simi Valley) RB Sr.
Jordan Anderson (Millikan, Long Beach) WR Jr.
Daniel Andrade (Bonita, La Verne) QB Sr.
Jojo Apisala (Valley Christian, Cerritos) RB/LB Soph.
Dayday Aupiu (Pacifica, Oxnard) DB Jr.
Bear Bachmeier (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta) QB Soph.
Tiger Bachmeier (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta) WR Sr.
Luke Baklenko (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) OL Sr.
Jaelon Barbarin (Chaminade, West Hills) RB Sr.
Dieter Barr (St. Pius X-St. Matthias, Downey) QB Sr.
Ricardo Barrios (Citrus Valley, Redlands) LB Jr.
Malachi Beacham (Golden Valley, Santa Clarita) LB Sr.
Reyn Beal (Yorba Linda) QB Sr.
Wyatt Becker (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks) QB Soph.
Dane Benedix (Capistrano Valley, Mission Viejo) DB/WR Sr.
Ty Benefield (Crean Lutheran, Irvine) WR Sr.
Michael Beresford (Palos Verdes, PV Estates) WR/DB Jr.
Maddox Bernardino (Diamond Bar) WR/ATH Sr.
Dash Beierly (Chaparral, Temecula) QB/RB Soph.
Stacy Bey (Bishop Amat, La Puente) LB/RB Jr.
Zach Bowles (Loyola, Los Angeles) LB Sr.
Kobe Boykin (Orange) WR/DB/KR Jr.
Terrell Bradshaw Jr. (Inglewood) WR Jr.
Cameron Brandt (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) DL Sr.
Mathias Brown (Sunny Hills, Fullerton) PK Sr.
Beau Bruins (Ramona, Riverside) RB/DB Sr.
Eugene Brooks (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) OL Jr.
Bryant Carey (Downey) WR/DB Sr.
Zane Carter (Buena, Ventura) RB/QB Sr.
Trestin Castro (Upland) DB Soph.
Ethan Charpentier (Foothill, Tustin) LB Sr.
Asa Chatman (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta) RB Jr.
Demetri Chester (Palm Desert) RB Sr.
Corey Cheung (La Canada) RB Sr.
Kanyee Childress (Chino Hills) DB Sr.
Aidan Chiles (Downey) QB Sr.
Isaiah Chisom (Chaminade, West Hills) LB Sr.
Alonzo Contreras (Calabasas) QB Jr.
Chris Cooper (Beaumont) QB Jr.
Phil Cotton (Walnut) LB Sr.
Carmel Crunk (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) LB Jr.
David Davila (Garey, Pomona) DB Jr.
Nathan Davila (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta) PK Sr.
D’Angelo Davis (St. Pius X-St. Matthias, Downey) DL Sr.
Demaricus Davis (Etiwanda) QB Jr.
Carson de Avila (Newport Harbor, Newport Beach) DB Sr.
Jonah Dawson (Rancho Cucamonga) WR Jr.
Pedro Debora (Downey) LB Sr.
Jesse Deunsing (Esperanza, Anaheim) RB Sr.
Ty Dieffenbach (Agoura) QB Sr.
Josh Dixon (Harvard-Westlake, Studio City) LB Sr.
Stacy Dobbins (Chaparral, Temecula) WR Jr.
Dereun Dortch (San Jacinto) QB Sr.
Malik Douglas (St. Jeanne de Lestonnac, Temecula) RB Jr.
Ben Drewery (Bishop Montgomery, Torrance) DB Soph.
Tyler Dudden (Norco) QB Jr.
Dane Dunn (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) RB Soph.
Zavier Echevarria-Soto (Cantwell-Sacred Heart, Montebello) LB Sr.
Wesley Ekpo (Muir, Pasadena) DL Sr.
Matt Erhart (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) LB Sr.
Noah Faapito (Bishop Amat, La Puente) LB Soph.
Semisi Faingataa (Oak Hills, Hesperia) DL Sr.
Reid Farrell (Valencia) LB Jr.
Drew Faulkner (Western, Anaheim) Sr.
Dakoda Fields (Serra, Gardena) DB Jr.
Paki Finau (Oak Hills, Hesperia) OL Jr.
Jayden Flaig (Yorba Linda) P Sr.
Aiden Flintoff (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) PK Sr.
Delano Franklin (Bishop Amat, La Puente) WR Sr.
Tanner Fye (Hemet) LB Jr.
Marquis Gallegos (Chaminade, West Hills) DB Jr.
Ruben Gamboa (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) DB Jr.
Dylan Gardner (Yorba Linda) RB/DB Sr.
Sean Garvey (Big Bear, Big Bear Lake) QB/DB Sr.
Koen Glover (St. Bonaventure, Ventura) DE Soph.
Qu’ron Gossett (Bishop Diego, Santa Barbara) RB Sr.
Grant Gray (Norco) WR Sr.
Ryan Green (Hawthorne) WR/DB Sr.
Orlando Greenlow (Lawndale) DB Sr.
Dillon Gresham (San Jacinto) WR Jr.
Zach Gross (Rim of the World, Lake Arrowhead) RB Sr.
Christian Guarascio (Dana Hills, Dana Point) RB/LB Sr.

Kamar Mothudi of Campbell Hall earned one of our player of the week honors for Southern California in October and is a junior getting D1 college offers. Photo:

Dylan Hampsten (Saugus) LB Sr.
Adam Harper (Northwood, Irvine) RB/DB Sr.
Jason Harris (Rancho Cucamonga) WR Jr.
Thomas Hartanov (San Clemente) Sr.
Fox Haugen (Canyon, Anaheim) WR/DB Sr.
Kashton Henjum (Newport Harbor, Newport Beach) WR/DB Sr.
Trysten Henry (North, Torrance) LB Jr.
Hunter Herrera (Citrus Valley, Redlands) QB Sr.
Jordan Hewitt (Loyola, Los Angeles) DB Sr.
Chaz Hilst (West Ranch, Valencia) WR Sr.
Cooper Hoch (Corona del Mar, Newport Beach) WR Sr.
Vincent Holmes (San Jacinto) WR/DB Sr.
Kai Honda (Serra, Gardena) PK/RB Sr.
Aidan Houston (Cypress) QB Jr.
J.T. Houston (Warren, Downey) DL Jr.
Michael Hughes (Santa Ana) DL Sr.
Nicholaus Iamaleava (Warren, Downey) QB Sr.
Shawn Irwin (Hart, Newhall) Jr.
Jack Jacobs (St. Francis, La Canada) QB Sr.
Myles Jackson (Millikan, Long Beach) QB Sr.
Scooter Jackson (Warren, Downey) DB Sr.
Jake Javorsky (San Juan Hills, SJ Capistrano) LB Jr.
Preston Jernegan (St. Francis, La Canada) LB Sr.
Brandon Johnson (Highland, Palmdale) RB Sr.
Chris Johnson (Roosevelt, Eastvale) WR/DB Sr.
Corey Johnson (Bishop Amat, La Puente) DB Sr.
Jamari Johnson (Inglewood) TE/ATH Sr.
Kristian Johnson (Citrus Valley, Redlands) PK Sr.
George Jones (San Bernardino) RB/DB Sr.
Xavier Jordan (Cathedral, Los Angeles) WR Jr.
Noah Keohuloa (Serra, Gardena) Jr.
Amarion Kinnebrew (Verbum Dei, Los Angeles) DB Sr.
Christian Knoos (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) LB Soph.
Trey Kukuk (Capistrano Valley, Mission Viejo) QB/RB Sr.
Trevor Lagarde (North, Torrance) QB Sr.
Blake Lauritzen (Thousand Oaks) DE/TE Sr.
Troy Leigber (Laguna Hills) RB Sr.
Jalen Lewis (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) DB Sr.
Brockton Lium (Citrus Valley, Redlands) QB/RB/DB Sr.
Brandon Lockhart (Loyola, Los Angeles) DB Fr.
Jake Long (La Serna, Whittier) QB Sr.
Husan Longstreet (Inglewood) QB Soph.
Kevin Longstreet (Inglewood) DB Sr.
Diego Lopez (Oak Hills, Hesperia) QB Jr.
Robert Lucero (San Gabriel) RB Sr.
Anthony Luna (Western, Anaheim) QB Jr.
Anders Lundsberg (Canyon, Anaheim) QB Sr.
Vincent Macaluso (Upland) LB Sr.
Josh Mailander (Chaminade, West Hills) WR Sr.
Luis Marin (Charter Oak, Covina) PK Sr.
Chase Martin (Thousand Oaks) LB Sr.
Jack Martinez (Whittier Christian, La Habra) RB Jr.
Tyree McCowan (Lakewood) LB Sr.
Ryan McCulloch (Rio Hondo Prep, Arcadia) TE/DE Sr.
Jelani McLaughlin (Alemany, Mission Hills) DB Sr.
Julian Mercado (Notre Dame, Riverside) WR/DB Sr.
Mason Merriwether (Inglewood) OL Sr.
Brody Meyer (Camarillo) QB Sr.
Chase Miller (Norco) LB Sr.
Troy Mills (Canyon, Anaheim) LB Sr.
Kingston Moa (Compton) DL Sr.
Kayvon Monfared (Canyon, Anaheim) DB Sr.
Trevor Monteleone (Cypress) DB Sr.
Matthew Morrell (Cypress) WR/QB Sr.
Wyatt Mosier (Yorba Linda) LB Sr.
Aidan Moss (Cathedral, Los Angeles) QB Sr.
Kamar Mothudi (Campbell Hall, N. Hollywood) RB/LB Jr.
Devin Munoz (St. Paul, Santa Fe Springs) DB Sr.
Richie Munoz (Bishop Amat, La Puente) QB Jr.
Richie Munoz (Charter Oak, Covina) QB Sr.
Kade Musser (Chino Hills) LB Sr.
Nimeone Neal (Indian Springs) LB/ATH Jr.
Phillip Ocon (St. Francis, La Canada) OL Jr.
Myles O’Malley (Maranatha, Pasadena) RB Soph.
Misa K. Paiau (Bishop Diego, Santa Barbara) RB/LB/ATH Jr.
Ryan Pellum (Millikan, Long Beach) WR Jr.
Christian Pierce (Rancho Cucamonga) DB Sr.
Jake Pikor (Valencia) DE Jr.
Tray Pinkney (Bellflower) RB/DB Sr.
Rodrick Pleasant (Serra, Gardena) DB/KR Sr.
Weston Port (San Juan Hills, SJ Capistrano) LB Soph.
Raymond Pulido (Apple Valley) OL Sr.
Aaron Ramirez (Coachella Valley, Thermal) RB/DB Sr.
Ayden Ramirez (Salesian, Los Angeles) RB Soph.
Aiden Ramos (Bishop Amat, La Puente) RB Sr.
David Rasor (Corona del Mar, Newport Beach) QB Sr.
Nolan Reid (San Clemente) DL Sr.
Abel Renteria (Santa Barbara) QB/DB Sr.
Dustin Reynolds (Apple Valley) LB/RB Sr.
Cincere Rhaney (Serra, Gardena) RB Jr.
Damarion Richardson (Norte Vista, Riverside) Sr.
Cole Robertson (San Clemente) LB Sr.
Jason Robinson (Long Beach Poly) WR Jr.
Diego Rodriguez (Bishop Montgomery, Torrance) QB/PK Sr.
Victor Rodriguez (Cantwell-Sacred Heart, Montebello) DB Sr.
Gavin Rogers (Crean Lutheran, Irvine) QB Sr.
Shane Rosenthal (Newbury Park) WR Jr.
Jordan Ross (Warren, Downey) WR Jr.
Brandon Ruiz (Schurr, Montebello) WR/DB Sr.
Ashton Sanders (Cathedral, Los Angeles) DL Sr.
William Saucedo (Yorba Linda) RB Sr.
Ryon Sayeri (Chaminade, West Hills) PK Jr.
Isaiah Sepand (Campbell Hall, North Hollywood) QB Sr.
Jordan Shaw (St. Pius X-St. Matthias, Downey) DB Sr.
Jake Sinz (Temecula Valley, Temecula) LB Sr.
Brady Smigiel (Newbury Park) QB Fr.
Ajani Smith (Golden Valley, Santa Clarita) WR/DB Sr.

Isaiah Young led Diamond Bar to a 12-2 record and a spot in CIFSS D9 title game. Photo: Diamond Bar High School.

Eddie Smith (Liberty, Winchester) RB/LB Jr.
E.J. Smith (Warren, Downey) LB Sr.
Kameron Smith (Granite Hills, Hesperia) RB/KR Jr.
Tanu Sosa (Serra, Gardena) LB Jr.
Adam Sotelo (Chaminade, West Hills) OL Sr.
Izaiah Souriolle (Chaparral, Temecula) OL Sr.
Ryan Staub (West Ranch, Valencia) QB Sr.
Trevor Sturdivant (Serrano, Phelan) WR/DB Sr.
Jaylen’Dai Sumlin (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) WR Jr.
Jack Susnjar (Loyola, Los Angeles) OL Sr.
Jaggar Tavai (Serra, Gardena) OL Sr.
Kaden Taylor (Pasadena) QB/RB Sr.
Eric Terrazas (Sierra Vista, Baldwin Park) RB/DB Sr.
Cameron Theiss (Palm Desert) WR Sr.
C.J. Tiller (Rancho Cucamonga) QB Sr.
Delon Thompson (St. Bonaventure, Ventura) RB Sr.
Johnny Thompson (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) RB Sr.
Javance Topuata-Johnson (Chaminade, West Hills) QB Sr.
Justin Tauanuu (Huntington Beach) Jr.
Devyn Turner (St. Francis, La Canada) RB Sr.
Aitor Urionbarrenechea (Chaminade, West Hills) OL Sr.
Jacob Viger (Saugus) LB Sr.
Jordan Washington (Jordan, Long Beach) RB/DB Sr.
Jett White (Orange) WR/DB Soph.
Xavier White (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) LB/RB Sr.
Luke Whitfield (Laguna Hills) PK Soph.
Jordan Whitney (Pacifica, Oxnard) LB Sr.
Dylan Williams (North, Torrance) DB Sr.
Zacharyus Williams (Serra, Gardena) DB Jr.
Reese Winchester (Camarillo) WR/DB Sr.
Kyle Yamano (San Clemente) LB Sr.
Isaiah Young (Diamond Bar) RB/LB Sr.
Jae’on Young (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) DB Soph.
Shane Young (Oak Hills, Hesperia) WR/DB Sr.
Kyle Zeman (Agoura, Agoura Hills) LB Sr.
Ashton Zamani (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) PK Jr.

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