All-State Football Nominees (CIFSS)

Sol McGarey from Nordhoff of Ojai (left) rushed for more than 2,000 yards despite tough situation that prevented his team from having any playoff games. At right is Corona Centennial’s Cornell Hatcher, one of the leading all-state candidates for the running back positions. Photos: Nordhoff HS Football / & Mark Tennis.

Here is the second of three lists of players considered as nominees for the various 2023 season all-state football teams. These are all from the CIF Southern Section. This is the 46th consecutive year of Cal-Hi Sports all-state football teams. We welcome additional nominations to be sent in and apologize in advance for missing anyone. This is a very big state we have to cover.


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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.

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Each team is comprised of 30 players — 11 on offense with a kicker and 11 on defense with a punter plus six that we call multi-purpose (allows QBs with rushing yards & those with offense & defense stats to get on). These are not recruiting lists (high school stats are considered) but college commitments are checked and of course can make a difference. For the nomination lists, injuries for a player listed after last season or a transfer can easily be missed. Those will be caught later on in the process or can be fixed for our updated, final list of nominees.

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Aiden Rubin of San Clemente set school rushing records this season in helping Tritons win their league title over Mission Viejo. Photo: James Escarcega / Whittier SGV Prep Sports Report.

Max Amasio (St. John Bosco) DL Jr.
Connor Bachhuber (San Clemente) DL Sr.
Brandon Baker (Mater Dei) OL Sr.
Wyatt Becker (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) QB Jr.
Tayten Beyer (Centennial, Corona) DB Sr.
Aydin Breland (Mater Dei) DL Sr.
Eugene Brooks (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) OL Sr.
Elijah Brown (Mater Dei) QB Sr.
Marcus Brown (Mater Dei) WR Sr.
Zabien Brown (Mater Dei) DB Sr.
Ajon Bryant (Mater Dei) RB Sr.
Gage Burnett (Santa Margarita) LB Sr.
Cory Butler Jr. (Centennial, Corona) DB Jr.
Quaid Carr (Servite, Anaheim) RB/DB Jr.
DeAndre Carter (Mater Dei) OL Sr.
Clarence Chaney (JSerra, SJ Capistrano) LB Sr.
Steve Chavez (Lutheran, Orange) RB Jr.
Saxon Churchwell (Servite, Anaheim) DB Soph.
Terrell Cooks Jr. (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) RB Sr.
Carmel Crunk (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) LB Sr.
Jeilani Davis (Mater Dei) DB Sr.
Kainoa Davis (JSerra, SJ Capistrano) OL Sr.
Ramere Davis (Mater Dei) LB Sr.
Jordon Davison (Mater Dei) RB Jr.
Kayden Dixon-Wyatt (Mater Dei) WR Soph.
Daryus Dixson (Mater Dei) DB Jr.
Stacy Dobbins (Centennial, Corona) WR Sr.
Dane Dunn (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) RB Jr.
Madden Faraimo (JSerra, SJ Capistrano) DB Jr.
Carnell Ferguson (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) DL Sr.
Jake Flores (JSerra) OL Jr.
Nathaniel Frazier (Mater Dei) RB Sr.
Deuce Frierson (Lutheran, Orange) DB Sr.
Marquis Gallegos (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) DB Jr.
Kamar Garbourel (JSerra, SJ Capistrano) RB/DB Sr.
John Gazzaniga (Santa Margarita, Rancho SM) QB Jr.
Kwazi Gilmer (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) WR Sr.
Leo Hannan (Servite, Anaheim) QB Jr.
Marcus Harris (Mater Dei) WR Jr.
Cornell Hatcher (Centennial, Corona) RB Sr.
Brent Helton (Centennial, Corona) OL Sr.
Wade Helton (Centennial, Corona) OL Sr.
Drew Hill (Centennial, Corona) OL Jr.
Logan Hirou (Santa Margarita) DB Jr.
Dutch Horisk (St. John Bosco) DL Soph.
Khmouri House (St. John Bosco) LB Sr.
A.J. Ia (Lutheran, Orange) TE Jr.
Talanoa Ili (Lutheran, Orange) LB Soph.
Auma Jennings (Lutheran, Orange) DL Soph.
Cameron Jones (St. John Bosco) RB Sr.
Xavier Jordan (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) WR Sr.
King Large (St. John Bosco) OL Sr.
T.J. Lateef (Lutheran, Orange) QB Jr.
Marcus Lee (St. John Bosco) PK Sr.
Tay Lockett (St. John Bosco) DB Soph.
Jordan Lockhart (St. John Bosco) LB Sr.
Husan Longstreet (Centennial, Corona) QB Jr.
Chuck McDonald (Mater Dei) DB Jr.
Dylan Mills (San Clemente) QB Sr.
Jireh Moe (Lutheran, Orange) DL Jr.
Trent Mosley (Santa Margarita) WR/RB Soph.
George Perez (JSerra, SJ Capistrano) RB/KR Jr.
Dez Polamalu (Centennial, Corona) LB Sr.
Broderick Redden (San Clemente) DE/TE Sr.
Jack Ressler (Mater Dei) WR Sr.
Quinn Rosenkranz (Servite) WR/RB Sr.
Aiden Rubin (San Clemente) RB Sr.
Caleb Sanchez (St. John Bosco) QB Sr.
Noah Sulick (Santa Margarita) LB Sr.
Jaylen’Dai Sumlin (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) WR Sr.
Chauncey Sylvester (St. John Bosco) RB Sr.
Semi Taulanga (Mater Dei) DL Jr.
LeVar Talley (Santa Margarita) DE Sr.
Michael Tollefson (JSerra) QB Jr.
Trey Tolmaire (Mission Viejo) DB Jr.
Zeus Venegas (Mater Dei) DL Sr.
Kyngstonn Viliamu-Asa (St. John Bosco) LB Sr.
Luke Webb (JSerra, SJ Capistrano) TE/DE Jr.
Richard Wesley (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) DE Fr.
Madden Williams (St. John Bosco) WR/DB Soph.
Marcelles Williams (St. John Bosco) DB Sr.
Tanner Williams (Mater Dei) LB Sr.
Peyton Woodyard (St. John Bosco) DB Sr.
Nasir Wyatt (Mater Dei) LB Jr.
Jae’on Young (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) DB Jr.
Ashton Zamani (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) PK Jr.


Brandon Gilbert is a 6-foot-4, 215-pound junior TE/DE at Murrieta Valley who was all-league one year ago as a sophomore. Photo:

Khalil Abdul-Aziz (Orange Vista, Perris) QB Soph.
Jeremiah Acosta (Ramona, Riverside) QB Sr.
Tommy Acosta (Capistrano Valley, Mission Viejo) QB/RB Jr.
Zak Afutiti (Kaiser, Fontana) DL Sr.
Budder Aina (Pacifica, Oxnard) LB Jr.
Aiden Alefosio (Chaparral, Temecula) DE Sr.
Dreaddie Allain (Norte Vista, Riverside) RB Soph.
Jacob Alvarez (Chaparral, Temecula) TE Jr.
Travis Anderson (Mission Viejo) DB Sr.
Kaleb Annett (Corona del Mar, Newport Beach) QB Sr.
Boogie Anetema (North, Torrance) QB Fr.
Kington Anetema (North, Torrance) WR/DB Fr.
Jackson Askins (Valencia) QB Sr.
Jordan Anderson (Newport Harbor) WR Sr.
Jojo Apisala (St. Anthony, Long Beach) RB/LB Jr.
Jake Arellano (Loyola, Los Angeles) DB Sr.
Isaiah Arriaza (Damien, La Verne) QB Soph.
LaVar Arrington (Charter Oak, Covina) LB Jr.
Dayday Aupiu (Pacifica, Oxnard) DB Sr.
Bear Bachmeier (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta) QB Jr.
Joshua Barnes (St. Monica, Santa Monica) DB Sr.
Richardo Barrios (Citrus Valley, Redlands) LB Sr.
Bryson Beaver (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) QB Soph.
Devon Benjamin (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) DB Soph.
Nate Bennett (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) QB Sr.
Nate Bento (El Dorado, Placentia) QB Sr.
Dashaun Benton (Eisenhower, Rialto) WR Sr.
Michael Beresford (Long Beach Poly) WR/DB Jr.
Dash Beierly (Chaparral, Temecula) QB/RB Jr.
Stacy Bey (Rancho Cucamonga) LB/RB Sr.
J.J. Bittner (Rio Mesa, Oxnard) QB Jr.
Blake Bowen (M.L. King, Riverside) WR Soph.
Marquis Bradley (Ontario Christian) WR/DB Jr.
Terrell Bradshaw Jr. (Inglewood) WR Sr.
Cameron Brewer (Bishop Montgomery, Torrance) WR Jr.
Jaire Broach (Desert Hot Springs) LB Jr.
Jaymere Broach (Desert Hot Spings) LB Jr.
Christian Brooks (Corona del Mar, Newport Beach) LB Sr.
Kyle Brown (South, Torrance) DB Soph.
Wyatt Brown (Santa Monica) QB Soph.
Tariq Bush (Santa Fe, Santa Fe Springs) RB Sr.
Aaron Butler (Calabasas) DB Sr.
Jimmy Butler (Serra, Gardena) QB Jr.
Caleb Calvin (Baldwin Park) WR Jr.
Jeremiah Calvin (Mayfair, Lakewood) QB Jr.
John Carlson (Trinity Classical, Valencia) RB/LB Jr.
Logan Carpenter (Chaminade, West Hills) WR/ATH Jr.
Henry Casani (Loyola, Los Angeles) LB Jr.
Joshua Cason (Long Beach Poly) LB Sr.
Adrian Castro (La Serna, Whittier) LB Sr.
Tristin Castro (Upland) DB Jr.
Noah Celie (Apple Valley) QB Sr.
Braden Cervello (Xavier Prep, Palm Desert) WR/DB Sr.
Asa Chatman (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta) RB Sr.
Carter Christie (Villa Park) RB/WR/DB Sr.
Nathan Chung (Walnut) LB Sr.
Drew Cofield (St. Bonaventure, Ventura) DB Jr.
Shakir Collins (Adelanto) RB/LB Sr.
Alonzo Contreras (Calabasas) QB Sr.
Chris Cooper (Beaumont) QB Sr.
Clayton Corbett (Western, Anaheim) LB Sr.
Karson Cox (Oak Hills, Hesperia) RB Jr.
Charles Cravings (Santa Monica) WR/DB Jr.
Nathaniel Crawford (Cerritos) LB/RB Jr.
Adonyss Currie (Quartz Hill) WR/DB Jr.
Darius Curry (Long Beach Poly) QB Sr.
Nate Curtis (Rio Hondo Prep, Arcadia) RB/DB Jr.
Sid Danenhauer (San Marino) WR/DB Sr.
Demaricus Davis (Etiwanda) QB Sr.
Decker Degraaf (Glendora) TE Sr.
Nico De La Cruz (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach) QB Jr.
Jonah Dawson (Rancho Cucamonga) WR Sr.
Brady Dieffenbach (Agoura, Agoura Hills) WR/DB Jr.
Isaiah Dillon (Pacifica, Oxnard) WR Jr.
Jared Doolittle (Western Christian, Upland) QB Sr.
D.J. Doss (St. Bonaventure, Ventura) WR/DB Sr.
Judah Douglas (Temple City) WR Jr.
Dominic Duran (Pacifica, Oxnard) QB Jr.
Jake Duronslet (Covina) QB Jr.
Brady Edmunds (Huntington Beach) QB Fr.
Noah Ellison (Monrovia) WR Sr.
Fabian Escamilla-Sanchez (Schurr, Montebello) WR Sr.
Eimesse Essis (Tustin) RB Soph.
Chase Everett (Village Christian, Sun Valley) QB Soph.
Dominic Ezeonye (Wilson, Hacienda Heights) RB/DL Jr.
Noah Faapito (Bishop Amat, La Puente) LB Jr.
Luke Fahey (Mission Viejo) QB Soph.
Evan Fanner (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) LB Jr.
Chase Farrell (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) WR/KR Sr.
Reid Farrell (Valencia) LB Sr.
Dakoda Fields (Serra, Gardena) DB Sr.
Paki Finau (Oak Hills, Hesperia) OL Sr.
Dylan Fingersh (Capistrano Valley, Mission Viejo) PK Sr.
Tanner Fye (Hemet) LB Sr.
Sire Gaines (Orange Vista, Perris) RB/DB Sr.
Matthew Galvan (Diamond Bar) LB Jr.
Dylan Gardner (Yorba Linda) WR/DB Sr.
Ishmael Gibbs (Chaminade, West Hills) DB Sr.
Zachery Gibbs (Palm Desert) LB Sr.
Brandon Gilbert (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta) TE/DE Jr.
Chaz Gilbreath (Mayfair, Lakewood) WR/DB Soph.
Julius Gillick (Edison, Huntington Beach) RB Jr.
Jordan Glaspie (Desert Hot Springs) DB Sr.
Koen Glover (St. Bonaventure, Ventura) RB Jr.
Jayden Graham (Simi Valley) DB Sr.
Hunter Gray (Huntington Beach) WR Sr.
Dillon Gresham (San Jacinto) WR Sr.
Luke Griffin (St. Monica, Santa Monica) DB/WR Sr.
Brody Guinn (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) WR/DB Sr.
Ronnie Gula (Chaffey, Ontario) DB Sr.
Ayden Gutierrez (Damien, La Verne) WR/KR Sr.
Tony Gutierrez (Bishop Montgomery, Torrance) QB Sr.
Darren Haggerty (Viewpoint, Calabasas) DB Fr.
Hoi Hansen (Edison, Huntington Beach) LB Sr.
Elija Harmon (Inglewood) LB Fr.
Myles Harper (Yucca Valley) RB/LB Sr.
Brice Hawkins (Simi Valley) RB Jr.
Trysten Henry (North, Torrance) LB Sr.
Timmy Herr (San Juan Hills, SJ Capistrano) QB Soph.
Jacob Higgs (Sultana, Hesperia) QB Jr.
J.D. Hill (Mission Viejo) DL Soph.
Jason Hong (South Pasadena) RB Sr.
Jacob Hornbeak (Paloma Valley, Menifee) LB Sr.
Aidan Houston (Cypress) QB Sr.
J.T. Houston (Warren, Downey) DL Sr.
Dorian Hoze (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta) RB Jr.
Gavin Hrynezuk (Don Lugo, Chino) WR/DB Sr.
Javin Hudson (Yucca Valley) DB Jr.
Miles Hull (Agoura, Agoura Hills) WR Sr.
Madden Iamaleava (Warren, Downey) QB Jr.
Anthony Irons (Buena Park) DB Sr.
Shawn Irwin (Hart, Newhall) WR Sr.
Jake Javorsky (San Juan Hills, SJ Capistrano) LB Sr.
Jaden Jefferson (Cathedral, Los Angeles) QB Fr.
Preston Jernegan (St. Francis, La Canada) LB Sr.
Anthony Jones (Crean Lutheran, Irvine) LB/DL Soph.

Tackling machine Jackson Sievers of Capistrano Valley has committed to UC Davis. Photo:

Carter Jones (Crean Lutheran, Irvine) LB Jr.
Chase Jones (Yorba Linda) RB Sr.
Jake Jones (Temple City) Sr.
Desmin Joshway-Fairley (Western, A) WR/DB Jr.
Larry Joyce (Vista del Lago, Moreno Valley) QB Sr.
Troy Karg (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta) LB Jr.
Riley Kelley (San Clemente) DB Sr.
Silas Kemp (Thousand Oaks) WR/DB Sr.
Jakiel Kendricks (Salesian, Los Angeles) DB Jr.
Noah Keohuloa (Serra, Gardena) Sr.
J.R. Kirkwood (Culver City) LB/DB Sr.
Christian Knoos (Oaks Christian) LB Jr.
Rueben Kok (Arrowhead Christian, Redlands) DB Sr.
Jackson Kollock (Laguna Beach) QB Jr.
Max Krosky (Capistrano Valley Chr., SJ Cap.) WR Jr.
Chris Kulikov (Burroughs, Burbank) QB Sr.
Timmy Larkins (Hart, Newhall) QB Sr.
Isaiah Leilua (Servite, Anaheim) LB Fr.
Reese Leonard (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach) WR Sr.
Nate Lewis (Villa Park) QB/RB Jr.
Hinesward Lilomaiava (Mission Viejo) RB Jr.
Brandon Lockhart (Loyola, Los Angeles) DB Soph.
Owen Long (La Serna, Whittier) RB/LB Sr.
Troy Long (Ramona, Riverside) LB Soph.
Charlie Lopez (Artesia, Lakewood) QB/RB Jr.
Diego Lopez (Oak Hills, Hesperia) QB Sr.
Boone Lourd (Brentwood, Los Angeles) QB Sr.
Blake Lowe (Chaparral, Temecula) DB Sr.
Ryan Luce (Trabuco Hills, Mission Viejo) WR Jr.
Legend Lyons (Charter Oak, Covina) WR/DB Jr.
Justin Ludovico (Etiwanda) PK Sr.
Anthony Luna (Western, Anaheim) QB Sr.
Allen Macias (Santa Paula) RB/LB Jr.
Deshaun Malone (Paraclete, Lancaster) LB Sr.
Eric Mayes (La Sierra, Riverside) DB/ATH Sr.
Caden McCallum (Santa Monica) RB/LB Sr.
Tyree McCowan (Lakewood) LB Sr.
Cory McEnroe (Thousand Oaks) LB Jr.
Sol McGarey (Nordhoff, Ojai) RB Sr.
Spencer McKeon (Silver Valley, Yermo) DB Soph.
Matthew Medina (South El Monte) QB Jr.
Daniel Mendoza (Hemet) RB/LB Sr.
Royce Mendoza (Ramona, Riverside) DB Sr.
Peter Mesa (Ramona, Riverside) LB Sr.
Nicholas Miali (Foothill, Tustin) QB Sr.
J.P. Mialovski (Millikan, Long Beach) QB Jr.
Daniel Mielke (Bonita, La Verne) QB Fr.
Noah Mikhail (Bonita, La Verne) LB Jr.
Marquis Monroe (Ayala, Chino Hills) RB/DB Sr.
C.J. Moran (Murrieta Mesa, Murrieta) FB/LB Sr.
Kaleb Moreno (Valley View, Moreno Valley) DB Jr.
Ardwon Morris (Orange) RB Sr.
Kamar Mothudi (Los Alamitos) RB/LB Sr.
Loyall Mouzon (Millikan, Long Beach) DB/WR Sr.
Richie Munoz (Bishop Amat, La Puente) QB Sr.
Blake Nadler (Rancho Christian, Temecula) QB Fr.
Holden Nagin (Yorba Linda) QB Jr.
Nimeone Neal (Indian Springs) LB/ATH Sr.
Brady Nelson (Paloma Valley, Menifee) QB Sr.
Jarret Nielsen (Jordan, Long Beach) QB Jr.
Harrison Novak (Agoura, Agoura Hills) QB Sr.
Cash O’Byrne (Tesoro, Las Flores) QB Jr.
Phillip Ocon (St. Francis, La Canada) OL Sr.
Myles O’Malley (Maranatha, Pasadena) RB Jr.
Jaden O’Neal (Newport Harbor, Newport Beach) QB Soph.
Ifeanyi Onye (Murrieta Mesa, Murrieta) LB Sr.
Adrian Ortiz (St. Jeanne De Lestonnac, Temecula) DL/TE Soph.
Kalib Pacheco (Don Lugo, Chino) QB Jr.
Andrew Padron (Bloomington) WR/DB Sr.
Misa K. Paiau (Bishop Diego, Santa Barbara) RB/LB/ATH Sr.
Jesus Pazos (Xavier Prep, Palm Desert) LB Jr.
Ryan Pellum (Millikan, Long Beach) WR Sr.
Noah Penunuri (Rio Hondo Prep, Arcadia) RB/LB Soph.
Matthew Perez (St. Bonaventure, Oxnard) DT Soph.
Mays Pese (Bishop Diego, Santa Barbara) DL Jr.
Max Peters (St. Bonaventure, Oxnard) DB Sr.
Isaiah Phelps (Pacifica, Oxnard) DB Fr.
Dominick Pichardo (Santa Fe, SF Springs) LB Sr.
Steele Pizzella (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks) QB Jr.
Vander Ploog (Troy, Fullerton) WR Jr.
Weston Port (San Juan Hills, SJ Capistrano) LB Jr.
Evan Powell (Cajon, San Bernardino) QB Jr.
Ryan Rakowski (Palos Verdes, PV Estates) QB Fr.
Aaron Ramirez (Coachella Valley, Thermal) RB Jr.
Ayden Ramirez (Salesian, Los Angeles) RB Jr.
Jacob Ramirez (Glenn, Norwalk) DB Jr.
Koa Rapolla (Palm Springs) Jr.
Koa Regalado (Colton) QB Fr.
Owen Reid (West Covina) OL Fr.
Abel Renteria (Santa Barbara) QB Sr.
Zander Requena (West Covina) RB Jr.
Cincere Rhaney (Serra, Gardena) RB Sr.
Nate Richie (Capistrano Valley Chr., SJ Capistrano) QB Jr.
Dylan Riley (Rancho Verde, Moreno Valley) RB Sr.
Oscar Rios (Downey) QB Jr.
Chuck Roberts (Alemany, Mission Hills) DB Fr.
Jadyn Robinson (San Juan Hills) WR Jr.
Jason Robinson (San Juan Hills) WR Sr.
Juan Rodriguez (Salesian, Los Angeles) OL Sr.
Miguel Rodriguez (Coachella Valley, Thermal) WR Jr.
Johnny Rojas (Whittier Christian, La Habra) LB Sr.
O.J. Romero (Glenn, Norwalk) LB Sr.
Andre Romo (Glenn, Norwalk) LB Fr.
Shane Rosenthal (Newbury Park) WR Jr.
Jalen Ross (Warren, Downey) WR Soph.
Jordan Ross (Warren, Downey) WR Sr.
Max Ruff (St. Margaret’s, SJ Capistrano) QB Sr.
Caleb Ruiz (Jurupa Hills, Fontana) QB Sr.
Isaiah Ruiz (West Covina) LB Jr.
Brian Salazar Jr. (Monrovia) QB Sr.
Michael Salgado-Medina (Mission Viejo) PK Sr.
John Sanders (St. Francis, La Canada) QB/RB Jr.
Noah Sandoval (Upland) QB Sr.
Ryon Sayeri (Chaminade, West Hills) PK Sr.
Trevor Scheider (Norco) RB Fr.
Jared Schnoor (Edison, Huntington Beach) DB Sr.
Mark Schroller (Mission Viejo) OL Sr.
Griffin Seals (Santa Monica) WR Sr.
Jesse Sereno (Simi Valley) QB Sr.
Seth Shigg (Chaminade, West Hills) QB Jr.
Jackson Sievers (Capistrano Valley, Mission Viejo) Sr.
Myles Singleton (Culver City) WR/DB Jr.
Jade Slack (Desert Hot Springs) DB Sr.
Hayden Slegers (Ontario Christian) QB Sr.
Brady Smigiel (Newbury Park) QB Soph.
Eddie Smith (Liberty, Winchester) RB/LB Sr.
Kamarie Smith (Long Beach Poly) WR/KR Soph.
Kameron Smith (Granite Hills, Hesperia) RB/KR Sr.
Ryder Smith (Great Oak, Temecula) LB Soph.
Tyler Soles (Paraclete, Lancaster) Sr.
Tanu Sosa (Serra, Gardena) LB Sr.
Vance Spafford (Mission Viejo) WR Soph.
Tyler Starling (Agoura, Agoura Hills) DB Soph.
Kelton Strickland (Warren, Downey) RB Fr.
Sammy Silvia (Culver City) QB Sr.
Justin Tauanuu (Huntington Beach) OL Sr.
Scott Taylor (Loyola, Los Angeles) LB Jr.
Jackson Taylor (Thousand Oaks) QB Soph.
Khalil Terry (Tustin) DB Fr.
D’Mariya Thomas (Diamond Ranch, Pomona) WR/DB Sr.
Samuelu Tofaeono (Barstow) DL Sr.
Matai Tagoa’i (San Clemente) DB Jr.
Sincere Tolbert (Ramona, Riverside) RB Jr.
Kiyel Tyler (Kaiser, Fontana) RB Sr.
Elijah Vasquez (Western Christian, Upland) WR Sr.
Alphonso Vega (Glenn, Norwalk) DB Sr.
Emiliano Villarreal (Rancho Cucamonga) QB Jr.
Ronald Weathers (Arroyo Valley, San Bernardino) RB Sr.
Russell Weir (Corona del Mar, Newport Beach) WR Sr.
Sean Weston (Lawndale) RB Jr.
Jett White (Los Alamitos) WR/DB Jr.
Khary Wilder (Serra, Gardena) DL Soph.
Da’lon Williams (Hesperia) RB Soph.
Dylan Williams (Long Beach Poly) DL/LB Sr.
Gavin Williams (Damien, La Verne) DB Fr.
Jaden Williams (Mission Viejo) DL Jr.
Justice Williams (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) WR Sr.
Marvin Williams (Bellflower) RB Sr.
Tre Williams (Moreno Valley) RB Soph.
Zacharyus Williams (Serra, Gardena) DB/WR Sr.
Bryan Wilson (Roosevelt, Eastvale) QB Sr.
Elijah Wilson (St. Monica, Santa Monica) RB Fr.
Trey Wilson (Rancho Cucamonga) RB Sr.
Zachariah Winters (Lynwood) LB Soph.
Venilaite Wolfgramm (Inglewood) LB Jr.
Anthony Wolter (St. Bonaventure, Ventura) QB Sr.
Rahim Wright (Rancho Cucamonga) DB Sr.
Justin Wyrick (Salesian, Los Angeles) WR/DB Sr.
Ronen Zamorano (Loyola, Los Angeles) LB Soph.

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  1. Sean Diaz
    Posted December 4, 2023 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Please consider San Marino OL/DL Mitch Mooney, JR
    2 Time League Lineman of the Year.

    Can’t copy stats, but they are there!

  2. Michael Cobleigh
    Posted December 5, 2023 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    Jett White didn’t even play. Davon Michell TE? You got more guys that came in 4th place in the sunset than Los Alamitos

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted December 5, 2023 at 8:46 am | Permalink

      Haven’t looked at any all-league teams yet but will before doing final list and before actually doing any all-state teams.

  3. Donte D.
    Posted December 5, 2023 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    I know Norcal is not out yet but seeing that they missed a few Socal guys I had to post. Hope they dont overlook that WR Jalen Scroggins from Aragon. He had so many big plays he was Averaging almost 30 yds a catch throughout the year! He was supposed to be a late Serra transfer but missed transfer date. They will wish they had him against Mater Dei this next game

  4. Anonymous
    Posted December 5, 2023 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    23 nominations you did not mention the best o line in the Central Valley Clovis east Razo brothers. They are more then deserving they are the only players that play two ways in the trac and no one seems to notice. Some bullahit nominees

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted December 5, 2023 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

      I’m supposed to list every single lineman? Feel free to nominate anyone but leave attitude at the door. Do the best we can for more than 40 years.

  5. T.Taylor
    Posted December 5, 2023 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    More coming out of Foothill League. Submitting later today. Hold the list open.

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted December 5, 2023 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

      The list isn’t held open. It’s updated all at once later on after collecting all responses.

  6. Jim Silvia
    Posted December 5, 2023 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Please correct Sammy Silvia last name spelling

    Last name is Silvia (not Sylvia)

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted December 5, 2023 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

      Sorry. Will do.

  7. Larry D
    Posted December 5, 2023 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    Christian Davis RB, Sr Desert Hot Springs , was pretty much the reason DHS made it to playoffs in 2023 since 2011. 1,140 yards on 185 carries 19 TD’s rushing , 3 Receiving.

  8. Brad thomas
    Posted December 5, 2023 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    When you post on these kids make sure you check stats of the area in Northern California. They don’t do accurate nominations for those kids. I’ve seen several not on any All league team and they had better stats that are cited in by coaches groups out there. Be aware. Something sketchy going on with the small schools

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted December 5, 2023 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

      We won’t look at all-league teams until later in the process. This is just the first step. Nominations lists will all be updated. Goal this year was simply to get the first run-throughs out before the state championship weekend instead of later as in previous years.

  9. Coleman DeGrazia
    Posted December 6, 2023 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    Please consider Angel Serrano for this list as well he led the rio hondo league in tackles this season with 94 tackles even though he missed a game if he would have played that game he would of had over 100 tackles on the season and he also had a 100+ rushing yard game as well

  10. Coleman DeGrazia
    Posted December 6, 2023 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    Please consider Angel Serrano for this list as well he led the rio hondo league in tackles this season with 94 tackles

  11. Coleman DeGrazia
    Posted December 6, 2023 at 2:09 am | Permalink

    Angel Serrano middle linebacker RB from temple city high school

  12. Brian Gonzalez
    Posted December 6, 2023 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    JD Sanchez soph LB/RB
    Charter Oak High School
    124 tackles 35 solo 89 asst

  13. Larry moraga
    Posted December 6, 2023 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    Please take a look at stevie amar from oaks christian Jr oaks christian wr

  14. Anonymous
    Posted December 6, 2023 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    Luke Anderson, 2025 Junior Safety, Santa Margarita Catholic
    D1 #3 (Southern Section) in total tackles for 2025 players
    D1 #10 (Southern Section) in total tackles overall
    72 total, 40 solo in only 8.5 games played.
    8.5 tackles per game in the most difficult league in the nation.

  15. Tony Wilson
    Posted December 8, 2023 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Please consider senior Kyren Condoll-CB(Duke Commit) from Rancho Cucamonga HS.
    All Baseline League 1st Team DB
    55 tackles
    7 pass breakups
    4 fumble recoveries
    2 forced fumbles

  16. Brandon Jefferson
    Posted December 10, 2023 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Quran Turner 81 tackles 14.5 sks, 4 ff, 3 Fr 58 pressures (Most in South Los Angeles)

  17. Lucas Simone
    Posted December 12, 2023 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    Please consider me for this list.
    Huge impact player! Unblock-able
    Lead Villa Park Spartans to a 11-2 record
    D3 Playoffs
    Lucas Simone Lb/Edge/Te

  18. Alvyna Sanders
    Posted December 14, 2023 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations to all the nominees!!!

  19. Bianca P
    Posted December 15, 2023 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    All of the Northern Cal /Small-Medium school All league kids are selected by coaches helping vote each other Guys in. I would check the stats. All league teams mean nothing. Lots of players with stats are being overlooked. Taking away from a ton of deserving kids if you ask me. Hope the way you guys select is based off the hard work these kids put in abs not who you know coach to coach. My nephew was 2nd in the section Rushing and was overlooked be sure these small area politics. Thank you ahead of time.

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted December 16, 2023 at 8:51 am | Permalink

      There’s no politics whatsoever. Read the intro. This is just the first step. Other players can be nominated and considered and will be added to a second list of nominees. We have 1,500 schools to cover and will always miss players on the first run-through.

  20. John E Torgeson
    Posted December 20, 2023 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    I know you all work hard to figure your list out but please let me point out an obvious selection that was left out and would look strange if 1 of the best players in SoCal was left out:
    Shaun Torgeson – Senior OT – St.Bonaventure
    Portland State Commit
    Part of the 1A State Chamionship runner-up team
    247Sports 3 Star
    2x All League, Conference & County
    2023 VC Linemen of the year
    2023 L.A. Times All-Star (24 players)

    • John E Torgeson
      Posted December 20, 2023 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

      Sorry Mark…. Email sent!

  21. Mark Thompson
    Posted December 22, 2023 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    Please consider WR Talan ODell Sr from Bishop Amat. He was first team all league in the Mission and First Team All Area. There are kids from mission league on here he had way better season than.

  22. Nathan Chung
    Posted January 6, 2024 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    Nathan Chung
    SR. LB 117 Tackles 9 TFLs 1 INT
    2x 1st Team All League & 1st Team All CIF
    Walnut HS, Walnut

  23. Anonymous
    Posted January 29, 2024 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    Who nominates these players? I definitely know a well deserved player, good grades, very humble and has showed up both ways, including special teams (Varsity all 4 years) who was overlooked. He actually made a one handed catch against James Logan, and made your Cal-hi play of the week as a sophomore. If the coaches make the nomination then shame on them.

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted January 29, 2024 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

      You could have nominated yourself. But if it’s too late, it’s too late. We do the best we can and we know there are going to be some people pissed afterward. It’s the way high school sports has become.

  24. Anonymous
    Posted February 18, 2024 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    No mention of Mike Lawson out of Perris, Ca.
    C/O 2025
    840 Yds Receiving
    14 Tds
    56 Receptions

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