PAG METER FOOTBALL ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR TEAM 2019 SPECIAL AWARDS
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PAG METER ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR FOOTBALL TEAM 2019 SPECIAL
A Recap from the Central Section Championship and State games Results 2019
CENTRAL SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP
Central Grizzlies 28 Buchanan Bears 21
State Playoffs Division 1-AA Central 38 Oak Ridge 32
Central 34 Sierra Canyon 19
CENTRAL GRIZZLIES ARE THE DIVISION 1-AA STATE CHAMPIONS
Memorial Panthers 35 Tulare Western Mustangs 16
State Playoffs Division 1-A Serra Padres 28 Memorial Panthers 18
Bakersfield Christian Eagles 28 CVC Cavalier 14
State Playoffs Bakersfield Christian Eagles 42 Sunny Hills Lancers 21
State Championship game
Bakersfield Christian Eagles 42 Rancho Cotate (Rohnert Park) Cougars 21
BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES ARE THE DIVISION 3-A STATE CHAMPIONS!
Selma Bears 35 Washington Union Panthers 21
State Playoffs Selma lost to Highland Bulldogs, Palmdale 42-29
Caruthers Blue Raiders 27 Dos Palos Broncos 22
State Playoffs Milpitas 26 Caruthers 19
Bishop Union Broncos 34 Orosi Cardinals 7
State Playoffs Bishop Union Broncos (Bye)
State Championship Salesian 37 Bishop Union 18
PAG METER HEART AWARDS
This was the year that some teams lost their stars to injuries. These players were the heart and soul for their teams!
JAALEN RENING-Senior-Central Valley Christian Cavaliers
One of the best running backs in the state! Unfortunately, Jaalen went down with an Achilles injury. One of the best running backs in CVC history, Rening will be attending Montana State in the fall.
JET JACKSON-Junior-Kingsburg Vikings
Dangerous in the position of QB, Jackson can both run and throw. Jet went down with a knee Cap injury in week 7, which greatly impacted the Vikings. Jet will be ready to roll in 2020.
JAKE STEELS-Senior- Righetti High Warriors
Jake was injured with a badly sprained ankle midway through the year. Righetti, one of the best players on the central coast, was one of the 2018 Pag Meter All Stars. He was a standout in the positions of wide receiver, defensive back, & punter. Jake is also a tremendous baseball player. In the classroom Jake has a 3.8 GPA and somebody at the next level is getting a good one.
PAG METER TEAM OF THE YEAR
CENTRAL GRIZZLIES 15-0 & State Champions
This was real close one for the honor of TOTY with Memorial, Bakersfield Christian, Selma, Caruthers, and Bishop Union! The Pag Meter had to go with the undefeated 15-0 State Champions Central Grizzlies!
This Grizzlies team was on fire from day one and it didn’t matter if they played on Tuesday morning or on Friday Night Lights. The Grizzlies were business like on both sides of the ball.
It started with the tremendous Grizzlies Coaching staff. The Offense steamed rolled and the defense was fantastic! Tremendous team effort from start to finish.
The Grizzlies are 3-peat Central Section Champions, Division 1-A State Champions, and have won 24 straight TRAC games dating back to Oct of 2015.
PAG METER PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MAC DALENA-Senior-Memorial Panthers
This was an easy choice for Pag Meter Player of the Year. Big Mac was amazing on both sides of the ball. At Wide receiver he caught 69 passes for 1,212 yards and scored 19 touchdowns. Playing Safety, he made 33 tackles along with 7 interceptions. Mac was also a Pag Meter Student athlete of the week and that means he gets it done in the classroom.
The next stop will be playing at Fresno State.
PAG METER SMALL SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
BOBBY STALEY-Senior-Caruthers Blue Raiders
Staley had an outstanding career playing for the Blue Raiders and he leaves with two Division 5 Section Championship rings. Bobby was a 3-year starter and a monster on both sides of the ball. When you played the Blue Raiders, there were 22 eyes on Bobby every play. This year he rushed for 1,834 yards, led the Central Section scoring 37 Touchdowns, & at linebacker he made 102 tackles.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
KENDALL MILTON-Senior-Buchanan Bears
Kendall was simply the best Running Back in the Central Section and one of the top backs in the Country. Kendall was also the most underused 5-star player in the Country and that might be the big reason why the Bears didn’t win it all for the 2nd straight year. Kendall averaged 157 yards per game. Kendall rushed for 1,261 yards (10.1 yards per carry), scored 20 TD’s in splitting reps. He also caught 15 passes for 300 yards and scored 3 TD’s.
Side note-When you have a 5-star horse you ride the 5-star horse.
Kendall Milton, has already graduated from Buchanan and now in school at Georgia and will play for the Bulldogs.
PAG METER QUARTERBACK OF THE YEAR
JAMESON SILVA-Senior-Central Grizzlies
All eyes were Jameson Silva especially after record setting QB Trent Tompkins graduated. What was life after Trent going to look like for the Grizzlies?
It’s pretty simple, if Jameson Silva doesn’t have a big year, the Grizzlies are not Division 1-A undefeated State Champions. Jamo was one of the most accurate throwing QB’s in the Country. He threw it 314 times and completed 221 passes (71%) for 3,301 yards & 44 TD passes in leading the Grizzlies to an undefeated 15-0 season.
PAG METER RUNNING BACK OF THE YEAR
DOMINIC MARTINEZ-Junior-Orosi Cardinals
This kid would be the No 1 back on any school in the Central Section. Dominic has speed and he will run you over. Dominic was the leading rusher in the Central Section rushing for 2,279 yards and scored 31 TD’s.
PAG METER CO-WIDE RECEIVER OF THE YEAR
JALEN MCMILLAN-Senior-Memorial Panthers
Jalen will go down as one of the best to ever play in the Central Section. He caught 89 passes for 1,644 yards and scored 12 TD’s. In Jalen’s career, he caught 251 footballs(10th best in the state), for 5,121 yards(3rd best in the state), & scored 54 touchdowns(8th best in the state). Next stop will Jalen be playing for the University of Washington.
JEREMIAH HUNTER-Senior-Central Grizzlies
The hardest working receiver in the state. Hunter leaves with 3 Central Section Championship rings and a Division 1-AA state Championship. Hunter has speed, and is capable of catching over the middle and taking on a defender. He finished with 79 receptions for 1,194 yards with 16 touchdowns. Next stop will be playing for the Cal Bears. The Bears are getting a good one!
PAG METER TIGHT END OF THE YEAR
BEN YUROSEK-Senior- Bakersfield Christian Eagles
Big Ben might just be the best player in the Central Section. Every team that played the Division 3-A State Champions, focused on the Tight End. Ben has great hands and is a tremendous blocker. Ben caught 49 balls for 741 yards, scored 11 TD’s and that’s being double teamed on every play. Ben also never came off the field and made 90 tackles with 18 sacks playing DE. Next stop will be playing for the Stanford Cardinal and they are getting a good one.
PAG METER LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
ZANE RIX-Senior-Buchanan Bears
Playing at center, Zane was the heart of the Bear’s offense. Somebody will be getting a fantastic competitor at the next level. Looking forward to seeing where he chooses to play with multiple offers on the table.
PAG METER DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
TYLER MELLO-Senior- Hanford Bullpups
Tyler made 145 tackles and punished the ball carriers. He also had 9 sacks.Tyler lined up everywhere because defenses did their best to double team him! Somehow he still controlled the line of scrimmage. The Bullpups finished at 11-1 & back-to-back WYL Champions for the first time since 1935/1936. Tyler was a Pag Meter Student Athlete of the week and next stop will be playing for the FSU Bulldogs.
PAG METER DEFENSIVE LINEMEN OF THE YEAR
RICKY CORREIA-Senior-Central Grizzlies
Ricky was a man beast up front that you couldn’t block. Ricky is 6’4 & 330 lbs and was double and sometimes triple teamed and still controlled the line of scrimmage. Ricky was injured last year & this year he was 100% healthy and dominated in the trenches with his size and quickness. Most teams ran away from the beast and he still made 70 tackles, along with 5.5 sacks for the 3-peat Central Section Champions & Division I-AA state Champions. Next stop Ricky will be playing for the Cal Bears.
PAG METER LINEBACKER OF THE YEAR
JE’KOB JONES-Senior-Central Grizzlies
One of the top Linebackers in the last two years in the Central Section and a huge part of the Grizzlies defense. Back-to-back Pag Meter All Star that finished with 85 tackles. He also had 5 sacks, 2 interceptions and the Grizzlies Wildcat QB for the 3-peat Central Section Champions & Division I-AA state Champions. Next stop could be UC Davis. Stay Tuned.
PAG METER DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE YEAR
MIKEY FICHER-Junior-Tulare Western Mustangs
Mikey will go down as one of the best to ever play at Tulare Western and just wait until his senior year. Mikey set a Central Section Record by returning 4 interceptions for touchdowns in one season. He finished with 51 tackles, 7 interceptions, returned punts, kickoffs and played at QB in the last 4 games. He completed 8 of 12 for 147 yards & 3 TD passes, rushed 78 times for 577 yards and scored 7 TD’s, caught 39 balls for 502 yards and 6 TD’s. The only thing the back-to-back Pag Meter All Star and Student Athlete of the Week didn’t do was drive the bus to the away games. Holy Moly that’s a year!
PAG METER SPECIALIST PLAYER OF THE YEAR
LUKE MCCLEAN-Senior-Bishop Union Broncos
Luke is a good old fashioned high school football player. Luke never came off the field and was the leader on both sides of the ball for the Division 6 Section Champions. Head Coach Arnie Palu had his leader play QB/RB, defense, return punts, and kickoffs. Luke threw for 1,000 yards, rushed for 1,300 yards, made 95 tackles and picked off 5 passes.
PAG METER KICKER OF THE YEAR
BRAYDEN BLEVINS-Junior-Liberty Patriots
Blevins was a huge weapon for the Patriots with his strong leg. Brayden led the Central Section with 10 field goals and was 40 out of 41 with extra points.
PAG METER CO-COACH OF THE YEAR (AND STAFF)
It was so close and all the coaches did such a GREAT job but I have to go with the two state Champions.
KYLE BIGGS-CENTRAL GRIZZLIES
Kyle and his staff have taken the Grizzlies to another level! This year the Grizzlies finished the year at 15-0, 3-peat Central Section Champions, and Division 1-AA State Champions. The last 3 years the Grizzlies are 40-3 and have won 24 straight TRAC games dating back to Oct of 2015. That is what you call lapping the field.
DARREN CARR-BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES
The Eagles got hot at the right time and dominated. The Eagles won the Division 3 section Championship beating CVC 28-14. They did it with a speedy/physical defense and a fast offense. The Eagles beat the Sunny Hills Lancers 42-21 in the first round of the State playoffs & won the Division 3-A State Championship beating the Rancho Cotate(Rohnert Park)Cougars 42-21. Darren Carr and his staff did a heck of a job!!
PAG METER UNDERCLASSMEN OF THE YEAR
TRENT CALVERT-Sophomore-Dos Palos Broncos
What a story out at Dos Palos! DP has been around for MANY years and Trent rolls in as a sophomore an crushes almost every QB record. For starters Trent threw 6 TD’s in one game, and finished the year with 2,688 passing yards (Record) along with 32 TD passes (another record). By the time Trent graduates, he will shatter every Broncos record and will be one of the all time Central Section leaders in passing.