2022-23 Grid-Hoop All-State Team

Jerry Mixon Jr. had many big moments during 2021-22 & 22-23 school years in football & basketball at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Photos: Twitter.com & shcathletics.com.

To continue our end-of-school year content of honoring the best athletes of the year (boys and girls), we take a deep look at the state’s 15 best football-basketball combo athletes on our 37th annual Cal-Hi Sports Grid-Hoop All-State team. Leading the 15-man group is player of the year Jerry Mixon Jr. of Sacred Heart Cathedral in San Francisco. We have even many more listed as Grid-Hoop athletes of distinction and some of these players are sure to be on our upcoming boys state athlete of the year lists.

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The 2022-23 school year marked a return to normal across the board and canvassing the state for the top football-basketball combo athletes revealed a refreshing trend of good multi-sport athletes, particularly in the CIF Central Section and greater Sac Joaquin Valley. Even the 2021-22 basketball season was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but we definitely had enough athletes to choose our 36th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Grid-Hoop team and this year we have an even deeper roster of standouts in the two popular sports that overlap and are not easy to excel in, particularly in this day and age.

Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) reform and the NCAA Transfer Portal has changed recruiting, especially in basketball. It is quite hard for California’s senior high school hoopers to attain a D1 scholarship. It seems like less and less players on our annual Cal-Hi Sports Hot 100 list commit to D1 colleges, as college recruiters favor experienced college players. For football players, many times the best option is to skip basketball as a senior to enroll early and get the benefits of spring football, especially for quarterbacks. That phenomenon has hurt the quality of our Grid-Hoop Teams for nearly 20 years now.

Jamar Howard of Mission Prep also was seriously considered for the top grid-hoop honor this year. Photo: Aaron Burgin / @FullTimeHoops1.

In addition to those Grid-Hoop setbacks and the realities of recruiting, there is injury to deal with and this year we had to choose our 2022-23 Cal-Hi Sports Grid-Hoop All-State Team from a pool that didn’t include 2021-22 Player of the Year Jax Leatherwood of Scripps Ranch in San Diego. The standout quarterback was injured and lost for the season in late August to a broken collarbone. A few other standout quarterbacks from last season who doubled as hoopers as underclassmen were also lost to injury during the 2022 football season. Every school year is different and we don’t make our Grid-Hoop selections based on reputation or what could have been if a player didn’t enroll in college early. It’s mainly production based.

In our final analysis, this year’s Grid-Hoop Player of the Year came down to the best overall basketball player of the bunch and the athlete who we felt had the most hoop impact that was a first team all-state football player. We decided the best choice and the 2022-23 Grid-Hoop Player of the Year would be linebacker-forward Jerry Mixon Jr. of Sacred Heart Cathedral of San Francisco. J.J. Howard from Mission Prep of San Luis Obispo is the best basketball player of the lot and Kollen Murphy of Rancho Christian in the IE is not far behind. Mixon, however, is the best football player of the trio and also played in a tougher basketball league than either of those two POY candidates.

Mixon was first team all-state at linebacker for the Fightin’ Irish after racking up 79 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, four sacks, two forced fumbles and and a blocked field goal in 10 games during the 2022 season, and he did way more than just that. The cousin of NFL back Joe Mixon threw a pair of touchdown passes on offense, ran back a kickoff for a 99-yard TD, blocked a field goal, rushed for five touchdowns and caught 24 passes for 323 yards and an additional score. Headed to Oregon for football, Mixon was named linebacker of the year in the powerful WCAL and was second team all-league in hoops. Now that might not seem like much to some, but the WCAL is one of the very best hoop leagues in the state. Mixon often posted double-doubles and scored 12 points in helping the Irish win the CCS open division title game over Serra of San Mateo after missing the playoffs in 2021-22.

A few of this year’s Grid-Hoop standouts also played baseball and/or ran track. With specialization a big thing, especially in big-time SoCal basketball and football, we love honoring small school standouts who otherwise wouldn’t get mentioned and many of those players do go on to make an impact, some in MLB as 3 or 4-sport standouts. If past all-state Grid-Hoop teams are any indication, a few from this year’s 15-man team and the other athletes of distinction will eventually play in the NFL and we might even see someone break into the big leagues (like Linden’s Aaron Judge). Grid-Hoopers love basketball, but our last Grid-Hoop POY to make it in the NBA was Matt Barnes of Fair Oaks Del Campo in 1997-98. It goes to show just how hard it is to make the NBA, as our great state has yet to produce 500 total NBA players.

We also love the fact that CIF Central Section athletes continue to lead the way on our annual team. There are five who made one of our three, five-man honor squads. We’re proud to name these next athletes to headline the 2022-23 Grid-Hoop All-State team.

Below is the complete Cal-Hi Sports Grid-Hoop All-State Team for the 2022-23 school year:


Jamar “J.J.” Howard (Mission Prep, San Luis Obispo) 6-6 Sr. WR/F
This talented athlete had a real scary moment in his final high school hoops game when he broke a vertebrae in his neck on a freak accident. It didn’t, however, diminish from his incredible Grid-Hoop career. In fact, J.J. is the best basketball player on this year’s team, as he finished No. 46 in the Cal-Hi Sports Hot 100 and will play in the WAC at UT Rio Grande Valley. According to Mission Prep coach Terrence Harris, Howard reached 1,000 points faster than any player in school history and averaged 24 ppg, 8 rpg and 3 apg after averaging 16.5 ppg as a freshman at Pacific Grove. He posted single-game career highs of 42 points vs. Righetti of Santa Maria and 19 rebounds vs. Lompoc and had nine games of 30 plus points on the season. On the gridiron, this explosive wing finished his senior season with 36 receptions for 863 yards (24.0 YPC) and 11 touchdowns.

San Diego Madison’s Jake Jackson also would rank near the top or No. 1 of any list of the state’s top three sport athletes. Photo: @MHSWarhawkBball / Twitter.com.

Jake Jackson (Madison, San Diego) 6-5 Sr. WR/F
A repeat first team selection, Jackson’s best sport and the one he’ll continue at the next level (San Diego State) is baseball, but make no mistake he’s a Grid-Hoop stud and could easily play football at the next level. Jackson fielded football offers from Hawaii and New Mexico State after latching on to 28 passes for 477 yards and seven TDs, for a 9-2 club that made the CIF San Diego Section open playoffs. Admittedly, the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Athlete of the Year cuts basketball from his daily workout schedule if there is not enough time for all three, but it didn’t matter. He led the Warhawks in scoring for the third consecutive season, averaging 22 ppg and nine rebounds for a club that went 17-11 and made the section D2 playoffs. He scored just under 1,500 career points and added 19 career touchdowns on the gridiron.

Jerry Mixon Jr. (Sacred Heart Cathedral, San Francisco) 6-3 Sr. LB/F
This 220-pound Grid-Hoop stud is the first Grid-Hoop Player of the Year selection from a Francisco school since Niamey Harris of Mission in 2016-17. He’s the first selection from a Central Coast Section and WCAL program since Rob Jones of San Francisco Riordan in 2006-07. Sacred Heart Cathedral has never had a Grid-Hoop POY before Mixon, but the Irish have had plenty of standouts in both sports, particularly Kevin Greene in 2008-09. He played very similar to Mixon and was a D3 state champ in hoops who eventually played in the NFL.

Kollen Murphy (Rancho Christian, Temecula) 6-3 Sr. DB/WR/G
Arguably the top grid-hooper in the massive CIF Southern Section, Murphy would rate even higher if he didn’t have to sit out games after a transfer from Colony of Ontario. Even though it’s not a strong year in the Southland, Murphy would still rate pretty high in any year after earning first team all-Inland Valley League honors as a hard-hitting defensive back. After sitting out 11 games in hoops, Murphy was the point guard for a state ranked club that was battling for a CIFSS open division berth all season long. Playing alongside three D1 recruits, he averaged 15.4 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 5.8 apg and 2.8 spg and is looking to play both sports at San Diego.

Caden Pinnick (Del Oro, Loomis) 6-0 Jr. QB/G
He earned third team all-state underclass honors and all-metro honors from the Sacramento Bee after passing for 1,679 yards and 22 touchdowns and adding an additional four scores on the ground. For his efforts on the 9-3 team, Pinnick was named the Sierra Foothill League Offensive Player of the Year. He also averaged 36.6 yards per punt and booted 10 inside the 20-yard line. On the hardwood, he earned honorable mention All-Metro and all-Sierra Foothill League honors after averaging 19.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.2 apg and 1.9 spg. A true lead guard who has turned the heads of California scouts at various grassroots events, Pinnick has been selected to play in the NCAA College Basketball Academy in Memphis, Tenn., July 24-27.


Zane Carter (Buena, Ventura) 6-4 Sr. F/QB
Usually, the dual threat QBs in football are point guards or shooting guard in basketball, but for Zane he was an anchor up front on the court for the Bulldogs, who helped them go 31-6 and reach the CIF Division III state championship where they fell to Oakland High. Carter was the leading scorer for Buena in hoops as he hit for 16.9 points. He also grabbed 10.4 rebounds and handed out 2.7 assists per game. Zane had bigger numbers in football from his junior season in leading Buena to a CIF Southern Section divisional championship game. He passed for more than 1,800 yards and 13 touchdowns and rushed for 729 yards and 17 scores. Buena was only 5-6 in his senior season, but Carter still passed for 1,317 yards (six TDs) and rushed for 468 yards (10 TDs).

Zane Carter was the leading scorer for Ventura Buena’s 31-6 hoops team and in the last two years as QB in football he had 3,256 yards passing (25 TDs) plus 1,197 yards rushing (27 TDs). Photo: Mark Tennis.

Logan Kilbert (Sierra, Tollhouse) 6-4 Jr. WR/G
He became a cinch pick after tearing it up on the gridiron and leading the Chieftains to a NorCal D5 title in hoops. Kilbert was all-section in both sports and the PAGMETER Small School Player of the Year in hoops after averaging 28.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.2 apg and 2.7 spg. If he doesn’t go for 42 points in the first round of the section playoffs, Sierra doesn’t make a state run. Earlier in the season, he became the 25th player in section history to score 2,000 career points, according to section historian Bob Barnett, with his senior season to come. Already all-state D5 twice in hoops, Kilbert was just as impressive as a wideout on the gridiron. Against a combination of 8 and 11-man competition, he hauled in 70 receptions for 1,584 yards and a whopping 30 touchdown catches for a team that lost in the finals of the eight-man section title game. Logan does all this while finding time to play baseball and run track.

Dylan Lee (East Union, Manteca) 6-2 Sr. ATH/G
Sometimes we list players as athletes to have the most versatility on our honor squads, but with Lee he truly is a multi-purpose player. In his youth, hoops took up most of his time, and this past year he was a first team all-Valley Oak League selection and hit for 20 points on multiple occasions. Last spring, the football offers began to roll in and for good reason. He’s going to play linebacker for San Jose State, but for the Lancers he literally did everything. He passed for 1,161 yards and 11 touchdowns, rushed for 719 yards and eight scores and added 321 yards receiving and three more touchdowns to earn third team all-state Medium Schools honors. Don’t forget, he was also all-league caliber in baseball.

R.L. Miller (Sacred Heart Cathedral, San Francisco) 6-2 Sr. LB/F
In the CCS Open Division final, Miller led the Fighting Irish basketball team to the win with a monster 24-point, 8-rebound game in the title game over Serra of San Mateo. He’s not that far behind grid-Hoop POY and teammate Jerry Mixon Jr. for honors, as Miller was named the WCAL wide receiver of the year as a senior after catching 32 passes for 687 yards and eight touchdowns. On defense, Miller had 32 tackles, five interceptions and 143 return yards off those picks. A two-time all-leaguer and big game player, Miller was a standout in the 2021 CIF D4-A football title game win and was at his best in the CCS open division hoops playoffs as a senior. The team’s third leading scorer behind Fred Pernell and Mixon (10. 5ppg), Miller also contributed 4.6 rpg and 2.4 spg against tough competition.

Marshel Sanders (Clovis West, Fresno) 6-1 Jr. WR/DB/G
Numbers don’t exactly do Sanders justice in hoops, but trust us when he say he makes a huge impact, especially in coach Vance Wahlberg’s pressing defensive system and famous dribble-drive offense. On the gridiron, Sanders is a big-time recruit who is expected to make his college decision on July 21 between ASU, Cal, Fresno State, Oregon State and Washington. As a receiver he finished with 63 receptions for 1,098 yards and 14 touchdowns and was a first team all-state underclass choice at multi-purpose. He is a quality cover corner, too, just as you would expect from one of the best ball-hawking defenders in the state. He was named second team All-TRAC in hoops for the second consecutive year for a 30-4 team that fell in in the CIF Central Section Open Division championship game. Sanders (whose older brother Marcel was also a Grid-Hooper while sister Bre’yanna played hoops at ASU) went for 22 points in that loss to St. Joseph of Santa Maria and is a repeat selection.


Garrett Bass-Sulpizio (La Jolla Country Day) 6-5 Sr. QB/F
This Four-year starting quarterback and team captain was also a lettermen in hoops for all four years at LJCD. “Bito” was an all-Coastal League selection on the hardwood and helped the Torreys win the league title and finish 24-8. He was the team’s leading rebounder (6.4) and also averaged 8.9 ppg and 1.9 apg. After passing for 3,380 yards while accounting for 46 TDs as a junior, injuries limited Bito to seven games on the gridiron, but he was still able to complete 156 of 238 passes (.655) for 1,913 yards and 16 touchdowns while adding six scores on the ground. The fact he still played hoops after suffering injuries should tell you something about the type of quarterback Cornell recruited.

Garrett “Bito” Bass-Sulpizo of La Jolla Country Day came back from a football injury to letter in basketball for the fourth time. Photo: Mark Tennis.

Jared Martin (Central, El Centro) 6-3 Soph. DE/LB/F
The D1 offers have been pouring in for Jared in the last few months as a pass-rushing defensive end. The second team all-state sophomore (arguably could have been first team) now has offers from Penn State, USC, Arizona State and many more. Martin also has been a monster on the basketball court. He averaged 21.2 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.1 spg, and 1.5 bpg for the first place team in the Imperial Valley League.

Conner McFall (Kingsburg) 6-2 Sr. WR/G
He moves up from honorable mention last year after putting together a monster senior campaign in both sports. As a wideout, McFall had 48 receptions for 859 yards and 10 TDs and was even better in hoops. The PAGMETER all-Central Section honoree in basketball will play at Reedley College after averaging 16.0 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.5 apg and 1.7 spg for the CIF Central Section D3 champs. McFall not only led the Vikings to a section title in hoops, his team beat D5 state runner-up Sierra of Tollhouse in the final and McFall leaves Kingsburg having won a CIF regional title (during the Spring 2021 season) and three overall section titles in his four years on the varsity.

Ya’j Vance (Edison, Fresno) 6-1 Sr. QB/G
The Tigers improved on the gridiron from 2-7 to 6-5 and this dual-threat quarterback’s ability was a big reason why. He threw for 499 yards and eight touchdowns in one game and finished the season with 3,059 yards passing, breaking the 1998 school record of Tigers legend and future NFL player Ricky Manning Jr. Vance completed 63 percent of his passes, threw 27 touchdown passes and added seven more scores on the ground. He’s going to Minot State for football, but still was one of the better hoopers in the Country-Metro League, as he displayed a terrific all-around game, averaging 13.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.8 apg and 2.8 spg for a playoff team.

Peyton Waters (Birmingham, Van Nuys) 6-1 Jr. DB/WR/G
As a sophomore, Waters earned first team all-L.A. City open division at DB and this season was named section co-Player of the Year at wide receiver along with first team all-state RB Dijon Stanley (Granada Hills). He finished with 60 catches for 1,077 yards and 1,897 all-purpose yards and 25 total TDs. Waters wasn’t all-city level in hoops, but that’s only because Birmingham also is competing for the open division title and not one of the lower divisions. He’s one of the better underclass players in both sports from the San Fernando Valley and rates as our top Grid-Hooper from the L.A. City Section for 2022-23. He won’t make the team next year, because he’ll be off to Washington after football season.

More Grid-Hoopers of Distinction (listed alphabetically):

Hayden Anderson (Windsor) 6-1 Soph.
Third team all-state medium schools had a 5-touchdown rushing game and 10 scores on the ground and as a receiver is already receiving Pac-12 interest. In hoops, he was a contributor for a 23-7 club.

Kaleb Annett (Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach) 6-3 Jr. QB/F
He has football offers from Boise St. and Princeton even though he wasn’t the full-time starter last year behind David Rasor; honorable mention all-leaguer in hoops.

Isaiah Baker (Kearny, San Diego) 6-2 Sr. ATH/G
Terrific three-sport athlete accounted for 20 touchdowns (13 rushing-receiving and 7 passing) and 1,178 all-purpose yards and led the Komets’ hoops club to the San Diego Section D4 semifinals as a first team all-Central League performer.

Jayden Barnes (Garfield, Los Angeles) 6-1 Jr. DB/G
Finally getting some recruiting attention in hoops at a school that hasn’t produced a D1 signee in 50 years, Jayden was the L.A. City D3 POY in basketball playing for his father Jamaal Barnes as the school won its first ever section title. In football, Barnes was one of the top defenders as a DB as the Bulldogs went to the LA City open title game.

Jeremiah Bernard had a game-clinching blocked shot for Modesto Christian in a big win over St. Joseph of Santa Maria. Photo: Mark Tennis.

Malachi Barnes (Sunnyside, Fresno) 5-10 Soph. WR/G
He is being recruited by D1 colleges as a wideout after racking up 83 receptions for 1,215 yards and 15 touchdowns as a 10th-grader. There has been some questions about the online statistical output at Sunnyside, but what can’t be disputed is Barnes is a terrific athlete. In hoops, he scored at a leading 16.8 ppg for a 18-8 club.

Jeremiah Bernard (Modesto Christian) 6-1 Jr. WR/G
First team all-state small schools choice in football hauled in 87 catches for 1,313 yards and 13 TDs. He made a lot of big plays in hoops for one of the best teams in the state that advanced to the CIF NorCal open final. His blocked shot in the final seconds gave MC a big win in January over St. Joseph of Santa Maria at the De La Salle MLK Day event.

Ty Chambers (Lemoore) 6-0 Sr. QB/F
He was solid in hoops (8.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg) but spectacular on the grid, as he earned second team all-state medium schools honors after leading the Tigers to the section D2 title with 3,009 yards passing 39 TDs with 718 yards rushing and 13 more scores.

Kanye Clark (Capital Christian, Sacramento) 5-11 Sr. WR/G
He amassed over 1,000 yards combined on the ground and receiving and scored 12 touchdowns while earning a walk-on spot at UCLA. The Sac Bee All-Metro choice was also a spark plug for the Cougars’ basketball team.

Jackson Daniels (Helix, La Mesa) 6-0 Jr. ATH/G
This talented athlete was all-Grossmont Hills League in both sports and played to an all-County level in football. He finished with four interceptions and five TD receptions.

Kaleb Edwards (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills) 6-6 Soph. TE/F
Potential big-timer in both sports was all-metro by the Sac Bee and a second team all-state sophomore choice after catching 27 passes for 628 yards and seven touchdowns. In hoops, Edwards was the second leading scorer (11.7 ppg) and leading rebounder (8.7 rpg) for a team that battled for a San Joaquin Section D1 playoff berth.

Azlan Enriquez (Ramona) 6-0 Sr. ATH/G
The sixth man on San Diego Section D3 championship hoops team also was a star on the gridiron. He finished with 46 tackles and seven interceptions on defense and eight touchdowns on offense.

John Gazzaniga (Orange Lutheran) 6-7 Soph. QB/C
He didn’t start on the football team, but is considered a D1 prospect at QB and already had some big hoop games in the Trinity League as a 10nth-grader.

Rollin George III (Mater Dei Catholic, Chula Vista) 6-2 Sr. WR/G
After enjoying a standout football season for the CIF D2-AA state champs (53 receptions, 791 yards, 6 TDs), Rollin was a solid reserve on a San Diego Section open division hoops team.

Seamus Gilmartin (Serra, San Mateo) 6-4 Sr. TE/F
The honorable mention all-league hooper for team that went to the CCS Open final also seemed to come up with a big catch or two in every one of Serra’s football games. He will play next at Harvard.

Qu’Ran Gossett (Bishop Diego, Santa Barbara) 6-0 Sr. RB/G
A monster senior season resulted in Gossett getting 2,126 yards rushing and 30 TDs for a CIFSS semifinalist. In hoops, he can really hound the ball as a defensive stopper. Qu’Ran is headed to UTEP as a RB.

Landon Humphrey (Colusa) 6-0 Jr. WR/DB/G
The only all-CIF Northern Section honoree in both sports, Humphrey is also a standout on the baseball diamond. In football, he caught 45 passes for 669 yards with four touchdowns and had 34 tackles and two interceptions on defense. In basketball, he averaged 18.3 ppg for a team that had a 23-game winning streak and advanced to the Northern Section D4 title game.

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C.J. Jones (Sunnyside, Fresno) 6-3 Soph. WR/F
There is some controversy about the football statistics for the Wildcats, but there is no question Jones is uber-talented. He is setting records for his pass-catching in football, and also was plenty good in hoops (15.3 ppg) for a 18-8 club.

Trevor Ladd (La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad) 6-3 Jr. TE/F
Already fielding D1 and high academic offers as a tight end, Ladd was a solid hoops contributor to a strong program in the San Diego Section.

Owen Lauderale (San Marcos, Santa Barbara) 6-1 Sr. LB/F
It was All-Channel League honors in both sports for a Grid-Hooper who impacted on the grid in a variety of ways, whether catching passes, blocking kicks or coming up with big tackles.

McCade Long (Granite Bay, 6-4 Sr. QB/F
Honorable mention All-Metro signal-caller was also first team all-league in football in the always tough Sierra Foothill League. McCade also is known for his team play on the hardwood.

Damian Rickett (Bella Vista, Fair Oaks) 6-3 Jr. WR/DB/F
A budding athlete who starred on both sides of the ball, Rickett had 26 receptions, four touchdowns, 49 tackles, four sacks and two caused fumbles in football. The Sac Bee All-Metro choice also was nearly as good in hoops, averaging 13.8 ppg, 6.9 rpg, and 2.8 apg.

Devon Rivers (Heritage, Brentwood) 5-7 Sr. RB/G
Third team all-state back had a huge senior season on the gridiron and even after signing his letter of intent to play football at Fresno State, he still made a point to contribute to the Patriots’ third place hoop team in the BVAL. Rivers rushed for 1,759 yards and 24 touchdowns and over 2,000 all-purpose yards.

Central Valley Christian’s Justin Stroud is one of those players who just looks like a grid-hooper. Photo: 661 Hoops Live.

Amarius Rowell (Independence, Bakersfield) 5-10 Soph. WR/G
He has a chance to be big-time in hoops if he keeps developing, but at the next level the gridiron also could be his calling. He was Independence’s leading scorer in hoops and has done well at showcase events, but also has a knack for making big plays as a wide receiver.

La’Danian Streets (Central, Fresno) 6-1 Sr. WR/G
Leading scorer (14.2 ppg) for Grizzlies in hoops also has next level ability as a wideout (56 receptions, 835 yards, 9 TDs).

Justin Stroud (Central Valley Christian, Visalia) 6-4 Jr. TE/F
The all-Tri County Conference Sequoia League’s Offensive Player of the Year after averaging 18.1 ppg, 8.2 rpg and 3.4 apg, he’s also pretty talented on the gridiron for a team that advanced to the Valley D2 title game.

Treyvon Tolmaire (Mission Viejo) 5-11 Jr. DB/G
Boise State commit as a cornerback had 15 pass break ups and two interceptions in football. In hoops, Trey was a solid defensive player and ball-handler playing alongside his brother Isaiah Tolmaire.

Argus “DeMel” Turner (Lemoore) 6-1 Sr. DB/WR/G
West Yosemite League POY in hoops (9.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.2 spg) was good enough on the gridiron to get an offer from Cal Poly SLO after catching 44 passes for 1,304 yards and 21 TDs. He also had 58 tackles and two interceptions.

Charles Williams (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) 6-2 Jr. RB/G
He was a second team All-State Medium Schools choice in football after leading the Wildcats to the NCS D4 title over Cardinal Newman for the second consecutive season. At that point, Marin Catholic was 13-0 and despite him rushing for 220 yards and two touchdowns in the NorCal D2-A title game, the Wildcats fell to San Ramon Valley of Danville, 19-17. Williams was also a solid contributor for a hoops team that hovered around .500 on the season and is primed for a big senior campaign.

Note: A few other high-level football players who might have made the third team had they played hoops this year include QB Dominic Nankil (Mater Dei, Chula Vista), tight end Cody Smith (Liberty Ranch, Galt) and WR Rashid Williams (Pittsburg), plus 2021-22 second five pick Jaeden Moore (Central Valley Christian, Visalia).

Ronnie Flores is the managing editor of CalHiSports.com. He can be reached at ronlocc1977@gmail.com. Don’t forget to follow him on Twitter: @RonMFlores

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One Comment

  1. Kenneth Moore
    Posted July 17, 2023 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Got a Grid-Hooper for you.

    Cayden Ward(Saint Mary’s, Stockton) 6’4” Jr. Wr/G
    23 rec for 316 5tds
    14.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.9 apg
    (19 points vs Granite Bay, 22 points vs De La Salle, 33 total points in two games Vs Modesto Christian

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