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A RECAP OF THE 2022 CHAMPIONSHIP FRIDAY AND STATE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS
DIVISION 1 Liberty Patriots 29 Memorial Panthers 13
DIVISION 1-A STATE PLAYOFFS
Liberty 41 Yorba Linda 28
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FINAL
Liberty 48 Pittsburg Pirates 20
LIBERTY PATRIOTS ARE THE DIVISION 1-A STATE CHAMPIONS
DIVISION 2 Lemoore Tigers 62 CVC Cavaliers 46
DIVISION 3 Kennedy Thunderbirds 40 Sunnyside Wildcats 20
DIVISION 4 Shafter Generals 41 Caruthers Blue Raiders 35
DIVISION 5-A STATE PLAYOFFS
Shafter 20 Walnut 16
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
ORLAND 20 Shafter 7
DIVISION 5 Atascadero Greyhounds 27 Pioneer Valley Panthers 13
DIVISION 6-A STATE PLAYOFFS
Ataccadero 21 Colusa 0
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
Atascadero Greyhounds 41 San Gabriel 0
ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS ARE THE DIVISION 6-A STATE CHAMPIONS
DIVISION 6 Mendota Aztecs 38 Hanford West Huskies 8
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PAGMETER FOOTBALL ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR TEAM 2022
PAGMETER TEAM OF THE YEAR
There was no question that in 2021 the No 1 team was the Liberty Patriots. In 2022 the Patriots had some holes to fill and they sure did fill them. The Patriots played with a target on their back in every game and their only real loss was from a team who had a 5 star QB. The Patriots are the back to back Central Section Champions and Division 1-State Champions finishing at 13-2.
PAGMETER SMALL SCHOOL TEAMS OF THE YEAR
Soon there should be a 30 for 30 special on these young Shafter Generals known as the Cardiac Kids. The Generals won their first section championship since 1955. The Generals had so many tremendous comeback wins down the stretch. In the quarterfinals of the playoffs, the Generals trailed No 1 Liberty Madera 13-7 with 34 seconds to go when freshman QB Ezekiel Osborne threw a perfect 50-yard strike to freshman Mariyon Sloan and the Generals won. in the semifinals beating Torres 42-41 in overtime with another comeback win and in the Championship game, you guessed it, the Generals trailed Caruthers and had another story book comeback.
PAGMETER PLAYER OF THE YEAR
BRANDON RAMIREZ-Senior-MEMORIAL PANTHERS
Brando will go down as one of the best to ever play at Memorial. The Panthers rode Brando like he was the great Secretariat and the offensive game plan was to run Ramirez on almost every play down the stretch and it almost worked. Ramirez was a force on both sides of the ball. The Cal-Hi All State All Star rushed 1,967 yards and scored 31 TDs. On defense, Brando was stellar as well with 83 tackles and the next stop will be playing at Fresno State and the Bulldogs need to put Brando at Running back. Brando would be dangerous in the Bulldogs spread offense who has the speed to run by you, great hands and also run you over.
PAGMETER BEST TWO-WAY PLAYER OF THE YEAR
JAEDEN MOORE-Senior-CENTRAL VALLEY CHRISTIAN CAVALIERS
The most dominant player the Central Section has had in awhile. On defense, Jaeden was unblockable from the edge and most teams ran the other way. Moore finished with 9 sacks and was always double teamed and on offense he was always double teamed at TE/WR and still was a huge part of the offense scoring 11 TDs. Next stop will be playing on defense for the Oregon Ducks.
PAGMETER SMALL SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
TREY COOK-Senior-ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS
The Hounds are the Division 5 Section champions and also the Division 6-A State Champions and both are the first time in school history. The 6 ‘1, 220 RB/LB and was huge on both sides of the ball rushing for 1,952 yards, scoring 22 TDs along with 50 tackles at linebacker.
PAGMETER COACH OF THE YEAR
BRYAN NIXON-LIBERTY PATRIOTS
The Coach of the year was very close with Shafter Generals Italian stallion Jerald Perucci, Rich Tuman from the Lemoore Tigers, Mario Millan for the Kennedy Thunderbirds, Vic Cooper for the Atascadero Greyhounds and Beto Mejia from the Mendota Aztecs but we went with the Bryan Nixon and his staff.
Bryan Nixon and his staff are the model program that teams strive for. The Patriots are the Back to back Central Section Champions and also the Division 1-A state Champions.
PAGMETER OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
TY CHAMBERS-SENIOR-LEMOORE TIGERS
TC had one of the greatest Tiger careers in school history and in his senior year he led the Tigers to the Division 2 Section Championship. Ty was so dangerous running or throwing and it made the Tigers offense extremely tough to slow down.
The WYL Offensive MVP threw for 3,009 yards, 39 TD passes, rushed for 718 yards and scored 13 TDs. That is what you call a dual threat. Next stop will be playing at Reedley College and the Tigers are getting a good one. We all remember a QB that went to Reedley College and played at Firebaugh.
PAGMETER QUARTERBACK OF THE YEAR
JAYDEN MANDAL-Senior-BUCHANAN BEARS
The best QB to ever play at Buchanan and he’s already playing at Fresno State. Jay was recruited by many and after the football season, Jayden took his 4.0 GPA to Fresno State & spring ball. Jay did extremely well during spring ball and the Bulldogs are taking their time with their future starting QB. Jay is also an outstanding baseball player but decided to focus right now on football. Jay is a very accurate passer and threw for 2,844 yards and 23 TDs his senior year.
PAGMETER TIGHT END OF THE YEAR
ZACH ZWART-Senior-CENTRAL VALLEY CHRISTIAN CAVALIERS
So dangerous on both sides of the ball. The 6’4, 230 lb OLB/DE was outstanding on defense and tough to run against making 44 tackles. At TE, Zach was a big part of the tremendous Cavaliers running game. Zach has a big motor and team leader who caught 41 passes for 485 yards & 7 TDs. Zach also gets it done in the classroom with a 4.14 GPA and the next stop will be playing for UC San Diego.
PAGMETER RUNNING BACK OF THE YEAR
ANDREW CAMARILLO-Junior-OROSI CARDINALS
Andrew was the PAGMETER Player of the week twice this year with some monster games. Andrew was the leading rusher in the Central Section rushing for 2,256 yards and
scored 24 TDs. He set a school record rushing for 436 yards in a game. Get
ready for a tremendous senior year from the Cardinal express!
PAGMETER WIDE RECEIVER OF THE YEAR
MARSHEL SANDERS-Junior-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
Sanders was the most dangerous player with the ball in the TRAC this year and the Golden
Eagles did everything they could to get him the ball. Sanders played both ways
and caught 60 balls for 1,098 yards and scored 14 TDs. Sanders tied a national
high school record when he caught a 99 yard TD pass from Tyler Patrick. Along
with Landon Wright and Jordan Pierro, the Golden Eagles will have the 3 best
receivers in the state heading into this fall. Marshal’s top 5 schools that he is looking at are Arizona St, Cal, Oregon State and Fresno State.
PAGMETER OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
DAVIS MAY-Senior-GARCES RAMS
Davis was the most improved OL and got better and better with every game/practice all year long. Davis is physical, has tremendous speed with a 5.2 forty and agility for a 6’5 315 Lb OL who works his ass off on and off the field. Next stop will be playing for the Sacramento State Hornets
PAGMETER DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
GRANT BUCKEY-Senior-LIBERTY PATRIOTS
This was close but you have to go with the senior leader who helped the Patriots win back to back Central Section Championships. Grant made 64 tackles, including 9 for a loss, and a team-high 8 sacks. He also had 4 pass deflections and forced and recovered a fumble. Next stop will be playing at UCLA.
PAGMETER LINEBACKER OF THE YEAR
DAVID LUERA-Senior-MISSION PREP ROYALS
One of the best to ever play at Mission Prep and also one of the best team leaders that every coach would love to have. The 6’1”, 215 LB gets it done in the classroom with a 3.8 GPA and will leave as the Mission Prep single season record holder for tackles and he shattered it with 161 tackles. Next stop Could be Cal Lutheran or a JC. Stay Tuned.
PAGMETER DEFENSIVE LINEMEN OF THE YEAR
KAI PREISENDORF-Junior-REDWOOD RANGERS
Kai will come into next season as one of the best in the state at DE/MLB. The Rangers did a great
job moving the 6 ‘3, 245 LB around to keep offenses on their toes. Kia was by far the best defensive player in the EYL,
was double teamed wherever he lined up and still made 58 total tackles, 42
solo, & 21 for losses. He had 23 QB hurries & 6 Sacks, 3 caused fumbles
& 2 recovered, blocked 2 punts & 1 scoop and scored. Kai has 4.5 GPA, also an outstanding Wrestler, and is being
recruited by many including Washington State, Utah State, Brown University, Dartmouth, Stanford, Cal Poly, Nevada, Oregon State, Idaho, Boise State, and UC Davis….
PAGMETER DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE YEAR
CHASE FURTADO-Junior-BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES
Chase never came off the field and should have a big senior year. The 6 ‘1 FS/WR also gets it done in the classroom with a 4.0 GPA, led the Central Section with 9 interceptions and finished with 66 tackles. Chase is always around the football and will be a top recruit heading into his senior year.
PAGMETER SPECIALIST PLAYER OF THE YEAR
KRESEAN KIZZY-Senior-LIBERTY PATRIOTS
One of the most dangerous players in the state when he has the football and never comes off the field. It was crazy that teams would still punt or kick to Kresean because he can score on any play. In the state championship game, Kizzy showed the rest of the state just how good he is with a pick-6, caught an 85 yard TD pass and returned a kick-off for a TD. Kizzy is the first to score a TD on offense, defense and special teams in the state championship game.
Kresean was the Co-SYRL defensive player of the year, had 1,950 yards in total offense and scored 19 TDs. He caught 46 passes for 1,038 yards and 12 TDs, and also returned 4 punts, a kickoff along with 2 interceptions for TDs. On defense he was a lockdown corner and the next stop will be playing at Cal Poly.
PAGMETER KICKER/PUNTER OF THE YEAR
JOHNNY ENRIQUEZ-Senior-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
Every team loves a great kicker because it makes the offense even more dangerous. The kick-off team didn’t get many chances to tackle with so many kicks in the endzone with an 87% average. Johnny led the Central Section with 11 field goes and was 42-43 in extra points. Enriquez was also an outstanding punter averaging 41 yards.
PAGMETER UNDERCLASSMEN OF THE YEAR
EZEKIEL OSBORNE-Freshman-SHAFTER GENERALS
A star is born with Ezekiel who led the Generals to their first Section Championship since 1955 and the South Sequoia League Player of the year. The Generals will be very good the next 3 years after the super freshmen threw for 3,368 yards and 32 TD passes.
Others that were considered,
DEAGAN ROSE,Soph QB, Clovis Cougars. NOAH TASI, Soph QB, Coalinga Horned Toads, TY MILLER, Soph QB, Clovis East T Wolves, KOURDEY GLASS, Soph RB, Hanford Bullpups, MCKAY MADSEN, Soph, RB, Clovis North Broncos. JEROD “BUBBA” SMITH, Freshman, Fowler Redcats, HAROLD DUVALL, Soph, WR, Clovis East T Wolves.
PAGMETER MOST IMPROVED PLAYER
DEAGAN ROSE-Freshman-CLOVIS COUGARS
The Cougars are a young team and they made the call to go with Rose at QB from the get go and this 6’3” freshman got better and better with every game he played in along with playing a killer schedule. Rose makes tremendous decisions for a young QB, has a fantastic arm, can move around in the pocket and the next 3 years, the Cougars are going to be so good. Rose is already one of the best 2-way players in the state and will be up for plenty of PAGMETER awards the next 3 years in football & baseball. Rose threw for 2,429 yards and 26 TD passes. Rose is also going to be one heck of a baseball player and will be one of the most recruited QB’s in the state by the time he graduates. Rose already has offers from the University of Pittsburgh & Utah and look for other schools to offer soon like Fresno State, Cal, Oregon State, San Diego State, Sacramento State and counting…
PAGMETER ALL CENTRAL SECTION SUPER 75 ALL STARS
(In no Particular order)
DARIAN MENSAH-Senior-ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS
This QB got better with every game he played in and made the Knights tough to beat. Darian was an outstanding dual threat QB and gets it done in the classroom. The Knights averaged 43 points per game, threw for 2,256 yards, 25 TD passes, rushed for 392 yards and scored 8 TDs. Next stop will be playing at Tulane University and the Green Wave are getting a good one.
MARQUISE JONES-Senior-MEMORIAL PANTHERS
A monster on the D-line that was double teamed on most plays and still made 60 Tackles along with 9 Sacks. Jones is one of the best in the state, gets it done in the classroom with a 3.5 GPA and the next stop will be playing at Cal Poly.
JAXTON SANTIAGO-Junior-CENTENNIAL GOLDEN HAWKS
Will come into the 2023 season as one of the best players (TE/WR) in the State. Jaxton who is 6 ‘3, 220 lbs never comes off the field, catching 49 passes for 983 yards, scoring 13 TDs. On defense he picked off 5 passes, carries a 4.2 GPA and will be heavily recruited by plenty including Army West Point, Boston College, Harvard, Stanford, Air Force, Princeton, Fordham, Yale and counting.
JAYDEN ENRIQUEZ-Senior-MEMORIAL PANTHERS
The CMAC Defensive Player and the Panthers team leader finished with 82 tackles. Jayden was always around the ball and making big plays for the outstanding Panthers defense.
NOAH LUGINBILL-Senior-CLOVIS COUGARS
The senior leader for a young Cougars team finished with 152 tackles. Noah had one heck of a career playing for the Clovis Cougars.
AIDEN BLACKWOOD-Senior-MORRO BAY PIRATES
One of the best on the Central Coast at Linebacker and finished with 180 tackles. Aiden was the team leader and had a tremendous Pirates career.
WILL HENDERSON-Senior-IMMANUEL EAGLES
Every team that played Immanuel knew Will was getting the ball and he still rushed for 1,248 yards and scored 12 TDs. On defense the 6’2 220 lb made 81 tackles and also has 3.5 GPA in the classroom. The Tri-County Player of the year was the runner up for PAGMETER Linebacker of the year. It will be fun to watch Will play in the Central Valley All Star Football game (City-County) on June 16.
BRAYLON HALL-Junior-CENTRAL GRIZZLIES
Will come into next season as one of the best receivers in the state after catching 66 passes, 9 TDs for 1,090 yards. Braylon never came off the field and had 4 interceptions at DB along with returning kickoffs. Braylon is being recruited by many including plenty of PAC 12 teams so stay tuned where he decides to play.
KENNY JACKSON-Junior-MISSION OAK HAWKS
One of the best athletes in the state that never comes off the field. The Hawks do everything they can to get KJ the ball. The heavily recruited WR/DD/RB is also outstanding in Track with the High Hurdles along with getting it done in the classroom with 3.5 GPA. KJ caught 72 passes, for 1,070 yards and caught 8 TDs. KJ will be up for PAGMETER Player of the Year his senior year.
DEVIN SANCHEZ-Senior-COALINGA HORNED TOADS
One of the best athletes in school history that never came off the field. Devin caught 72 footballs for 1,081 yards and 18 total TDs. On defense DS picked off 8 passes and 3 went for TDs. Devin will be playing in the Central Valley All Star Football game (City-County) on June 16.
BRYSON DONELSON-Junior-CVC CAVALIERS
The best RB in the Central Section and will be one of the best in the state his senior year. After he transferred from El D to CVC, BD was unstoppable rushing for 1,466 yards in only 8 games and scored 18 TD’s. Bryson also caught 5 TD passes. Bryson is being recruited by so many and will be the leader in the club house for PAGMETER Offensive Player of the Year/Player of the year his senior year.
BRADY STOVALL-Senior-MEMORIAL PANTHERS
One of the most improved players in the Central Section and got better and better with every game he played in. Brady, who would run sideline to sideline, is one of the fastest Linebackers in the Section and finished with 63 tackles.
HUNTER BABB-Junior-CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS
Already one of the best to ever play for the Blue Raiders. Get ready for an off-the-charts senior year after a fantastic junior year rushing for 2,007 yards. Hunter led the Central Section in TD’s with 35.
JONATHAN YBARRA-Sophomore-SANGER APACHES
One of the best young offensive linemen in the state playing at 6’3, 290 lb. The Cal-Hi All State lineman is one of the hardest working players on and off the field that has a 3.8 GPA. Get ready for the recruiting to begin.
MCKAY MADSEN-Sophomore-CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS
If you don’t know about McKay yet, you will. McKay is 6’2, 225 lbs, real fast, STRONG, super athletic, RB/DB and has a 4.16 GPA. The Broncos will do everything they can to get the ball to their Cal-Hi All State speedy power back. McKay will be heavily recruited to play on Saturdays and has the makings to also play on Sundays. Yes, McKay is that good!
CALEB NOESKE-Junior-CVC CAVALIERS
Outstanding on both sides of the ball upfront and was quick at 275 lb. Will come into next year as one of the best in the state and will have plenty of offers.
CJ JONES-Sophomore-SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS/MEMORIAL PANTHERS
One of the best young Receivers in the state and by the time he enters his senior year, he will be recruited by plenty. Even though the Wildcats make up their own stats, CJ doesn’t need stats to show he is outstanding. CJ has great hands, speed, and will go across the middle to catch the tough ball. CJ is very green and has so much potential and the Wildcats game plan is to throw the ball up and let Jones go get it and so far it’s working. The next 2 years will be very exciting to watch CJ Jones! CJ has transferred to Memorial where they have some outstanding WR coaches.
KADO FELDER-Junior-WASHINGTON UNION PANTHERS
What is it about Union and having outstanding linebackers! Last year the PAGMETER Defensive player of the year was LB Keanu Kuma. The Leader in the clubhouse for PAGMETER Defensive Player of the year/ or Linebacker of the year will be the 6’1 225 lb Kado Felder who is almost unblockable after making 172 tackles and out of the 172 tackles, 120 were bone crushing hits. Every team that plays Union will think twice when they run in the middle of the field. The Cal-Hi All State LB is fast, real strong, has a 4.25 GPA and is being recruited by plenty of big time schools.
LOGAN STUDT-Junior-BUCHANAN BEARS
One of the best young LB in the state. The Cal-Hi All State LB is 6’2. 230 Lb, fast, strong and has a 3.4 GPA. Logan played most of the year injured and still made plays on defense. In today’s world of players not wanting to play with injuries, not Logan and that tells me that Logan loves the game and wants to compete! Logan will be up for some PAGMETER Defensive awards his senior year. Logan is being recruited by plenty including Nevada, Army, Air Force, Idaho, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Washington State, Cal, Fresno State…
RICKY ELIAS-Senior-GOLDEN WEST TRAILBLAZERS
The senior leader on a young Blazers team who never came off the field. The Blazers Captain lined up everywhere on both sides of the ball and made big plays. At Safety he made 48 tackles, picked off 4 passes and 3 went for TDs.
CHRIS TORRES-Senior-BULLARD KNIGHTS
The senior leader for a very young Knights team never came off the field. Torres played everywhere at LB, DB,WR & special teams. Torres is fast, loves to hit, smart and the hard working Torres will be playing in the Central Valley All Star Football game (City-County) on June 16 and then playing at William Penn University.
LANDON WRIGHT-Junior-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
Landon might just be the best receiver in the state that plays under the radar. He will not be under the radar any longer because Landon is getting recruited by plenty and Landon’s top schools are Fresno State, San Jose State, Colorado State and Washington State. Fresno State should do everything they can to keep Landon at home because he’s a game changer. Landon will be a star on Saturdays. Landon caught 42 footballs for 776 yards and scored 8 TD’s.
GAGE ARMBRUSTER-Senior-CORCORAN PANTHERS
One of the best athletes in the Central Section that never came off the field. Gage is fast and a physical hitter on defense. Gage stepped in at QB and threw for 2,000 yards, rushed for 700 yards and on defense he picked off 4 passes. Gage was the senior leader and the coach on the field.
YAJ VANCE-Senior-EDISON TIGERS
In the new world we live in with the transfer portal, some high school seniors are left behind. College coaches need to win now or they won’t be around so the senior recruiting gets tougher and tougher. Meet one of the best QBs in the state that people need to know about. Yaj Vance leaves as the all time single season leader in school history throwing for 3,059 yards, with 27 TD passes and scored 7 TDs. The Tigers have had some outstanding QBs in the 100 year school history. Vance threw 8 TD passes and 499 yards in a game to set a school record.
Vance is fast, has a tremendous arm, so smart running the offense and gets it done in the classroom. Yaj will be playing in the Central Valley All Star Football game (City-County) on June 16. Next stop for Vance will be playing for Minot State University and the Beavers are getting a good one.
XANDER CHISOLM-Senior-LIBERTY PATRIOTS
Xander had an outstanding career for the Patriots, never coming off the field and leaving with 2 Central Section Championship rings & one State Championship ring. Xander was one of the best safeties in the state, and teams didn’t throw his way much, was outstanding at receiver with plenty of double coverage against him and returned kickoffs. Next stop will be playing at Sacramento State and look for Xander to be the team captain very soon for the Hornets.
CADE GRETLIN-Senior-LIBERTY PATRIOTS
It would have been a slam dunk that Cade was going to be the PAGMETER Lineman of the year but he got hurt and ended the year early. Cade is 6 ‘4, 300lb and one of the most dominating OL in the state. Cade leaves Liberty with 2 Central Section Championship rings, one State Championship ring and the next stop will be playing for the Sacramento State Hornets.
MARIO LUERA-Senior-MISSION PREP ROYALS
Outstanding on both sides of the ball at TE and OLB. Mario was a stud blocker with tremendous hands and on defense he finished with 133 tackles. Mario is strong with plenty of speed and the next stop could be playing at Cal Lutheran or a JC. Stay Tuned.
PARKER VALDERRAMA-Junior-SHAFTER GENERALS
The big man at 6’3, 315 lb that the Generals loved running behind. Parker has tremendous feet, strong, physical and is being recruited by many big schools. Parker was also fantastic on the D-Line in helping the Generals win their first Championship since 1955.
IMARI CONLEY-Senior-CENTRAL GRIZZLIES
The best athlete in the Central Section and that is saying a lot. The Cal-Hi All State DB is also one of the fastest track stars in the 100 meters. Imari never came off the field and was so dangerous everywhere he lined up. Imari one of the best lockdown corners in the section and teams didn’t throw his way. Next stop Imari will be playing at San Jose State.
DAYTON TAFOYA-Senior-CENTRAL GRIZZLIES
The Cal-Hi All State QB had a tremendous career at Central and this year he threw for 3,423 yards and 39 TD passes. DT has a quick release, accurate passer, gun-slinger, very mobile and rushed for 500 yards. In his 2 years, Dayton threw for 5,492 yards and 62 TDs. Dayton will be playing in the Central Valley All Star Football game (City-County) on June 16. Next stop will be playing at El Camino College.
KOURDEY GLASS- Sophomore-HANFORD BULLPUPS
A star is born with this Bullpups athlete that is 195 lbs, fast, powerful and has great hands. Glass rushed for 1,222 yards, scored 21 TDs, and caught 21 passes for 6 TD’s. Glass will come into his junior and senior year as one of the best running backs in the state. Glass will be one of the most recruited Central Section players and already has an offer from San Jose State.
JOE BASS-Junior-TORRES TOROS
Joe Seabass is very smart and will run by you or run you over at 6’0 215 lb. The NYL Player of the year rushed for 1,300 yards and scored 23 TDs and get ready for a big senior year!
JACOB GONZALEZ-Senior-REDWOOD RANGERS
JG is fast, physical and extremely tough to block from the edge that plays at 6’4, 225 lbs. Teams finally decided to not run his way for the WYL Most valuable lineman and still finished with 68 tackles and 6 sacks.
CARTER VARGAS-Junior-ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS
Outstanding junior year rushing for 1,365 yards and scored 17 TDs. Carter will come into the fall as one of the best running backs in the state and already has plenty of offers including Nevada, Boston College, Portland State, UC Davis, Army, Fresno State, Utah State and counting…
TOMMY NIX-Junior-SJM PANTHERS-CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES
One of the fastest lockdown Cornerbacks in the state at 6’3 195 along with being a very good WR. Tommy has a 4.0 GPA, runs a 4.5, forty and is the Dieon Sanders at Cornerbacks because teams flat out didn’t throw his way and that is saying a lot for Tommy and how good he is. If any DB in the Central Section can compare former Central Grizzlies & Chicago Bears Jalen Johnson it has to be Tommy Nix. Tommy has transferred to Clovis East and is being recruited by so many.
GRANT MEADORS-Senior-LIBERTY PATRIOTS
Grant will go down as the best kicker in school history and Liberty has had some outstanding kickers. The Patriots offense scored a lot of points and Grant converted 63 of 66 extra points and made 7 field goals, with a long of 47 yards. Grant was one of the top punters in the section, played defensive back and the next stop will be kicking for the Oregon Ducks.
ISAIAH MORALES-Senior-LEMOORE TIGERS
One of the best lineman on both sides of the ball in the state. West Yosemite Linemen of the Year is fast, strong and has a big motor that gets stronger as the game goes on that plays at 275 lbs. Morales has a 3.5 GPA and the next stop will be playing for the South Dakota Yellowjackets.
RILEY HAMM-Senior-CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS
The Broncos got it going after a slow start and a big part of it was the defense and leading the way was the fast, big & physical Hamster! Riley is one of the most improved players in the state that nobody knows about and sky’s the limit. Riley has a very good fast-first-step that offensive linemen struggled to slow down, a big motor and was a force against the run. Riley stuffed the middle and was in the backfield causing havoc playing at 290 lb. Riley will be playing in the Central Valley All Star Football game (City-County) on June 16. Next stop will be playing at Santa Barbara City College.
JESUS FIGUEROA-Junior-SHAFTER GENERALS
Jesus never came off the field and was the go to wide receiver in so many big plays especially down the stretch in helping the Generals win their first Championship since 1955. Jesus caught 52 passes for 1,174 yards, scored 13 TDs and will come into next year as one of the best players in the Central Section. At LB, Jesus made 85 tackles, 2 sacks and 1 INT.
LANDON ALMEIDA-Senior-CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS
Outstanding athlete in football & basketball and was runner up for PAGMETER Tightend of the year. Landon has tremendous hands at TE, a stud blocker that helped the Blue Raiders rush for over 3,100 yards. On defense,
Landon is fast and physical from the edge with 6 sacks and teams just ran the other way. Landon will be playing in the Central Valley All Star Football game (City-County) on June 16.
SERGIO GONZALEZ-Senior-KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS
The SSL defensive player of the year finished with 106 tackles, 7 sacks, 2 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles playing Linebacker. The senior team leader led the best defense in school history along with helping win the Division 3 Section Championship.
COLLIN FASSE-Junior-ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS
Everybody in the stadium knew that the Knights would be throwing to Fasse and he still made the big plays. The super junior finished with 73 catches for 1418 yards and scored 20 TDs. Collin has a 3.85 GPA and the offers are starting to roll in.
JALEN HANKINS-Senior-LIBERTY PATRIOTS
Jalen was a big part of the Patriots winning back to back Central Section Championships and a state Championship. One of the most dangerous players in the state on both sides of the ball who rushed for 1,422 yards, scored 20 TDs, and returned punts/kickoffs. He also had 5 sacks and a pick on defense. Jalen has a 4.1 GPA and the next stop will be playing at Bakersfield College.
AJ ANDERSON-Junior-TEHACHAPI WARRIORS
Get ready for a huge senior year from AJ after rushing for 1,549 yards, scoring 18 TDs and also caught 10 passes for 310 yards and 3 TDs. On defense AJ made 42 tackles along with 3 sacks playing LB.
ZAMIR HALL-Senior-RIDGEVIEW WOLF PACK
The SYVL Offensive Player of the Year put the Pack back on the map with an explosive offense after rushing for 1,921 yards, scoring 21 TDs., and also returned a kickoff for a score. Next stop will be playing at El Camino College.
ERIK CERVANTES-Senior-MADERA SOUTH STALLIONS
Erik “Lightning” Cervantes never came off the field. 1st Team All Conference RB/LB and he was also the punter. The Stallions MVP rushed for 1,125 yards 7.9 yards per carry and scored 14 TDs. Lightning will be playing in the Central Valley All Star Football game (City-County) on June 16.
MALAKHI STATLER-Junior-FRONTIER TITANS
Malakhi will be one of the top QBs in the state along with being up for PAGMETER QB/Offensive Player of the year his senior year after throwing for 3,544 yards and 31 TD passes. Makakhi is a dual threat that got better and better with every game he played in.
JARED NOLTE-Senior-LIBERTY MADERA HAWKS
One of the best OL/DE in the Central Section. The Hawks were a running machine and loved running behind their senior guard. On defense, Jared made 51 tackles with stuffing the run along with getting after the QB with 8 sacks.
Jared will be playing in the Central Valley All Star Football game (City-County) on June 16.
WYATT RICHIE-Senior-TEHACHAPI WARRIORS
The senior team leader and one of the best linebackers in the Central Section. The SYML defensive player of the year was fast, physical and finished with 143 tackles & 7 sacks.
DEVIN COCKREN-Senior-FRONTIER TITANS
One of the best receivers in the Section who finished with 80 catches for 1,185 yards and 12 TDs, rushed for 149 yards and scored 4 TDs. DC was the senior team leader and will leave with a Division 4 Section Championship ring.
BO CARR-Junior-BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES
Get ready for a huge senior year from Bo who got better and better with every game he played in. Bo played TE and was also one of the best DEs in the Central Section who is tall, fast, physical at 6 ‘3, 210 lb. Bo was double teamed on so many plays and still had 9 sacks, 2 interceptions and was in the backfield causing havoc. Bo is getting recruited by plenty.
CAVIN ROSS-Senior-LOMPOC BRAVES
The 4-year starter will go down as the best in school history along with breaking Shane Lopes’ Santa Barbara County career passing record. The Mountain League MVP on offense threw for 3,100 yards, with 40 TD passes, and rushed for 15 TDs. Ross threw for 8,212 yards during his time at Lompoc.
TRACE JACKSON-Senior-KINGSBURG VIKINGS
If the PAGMETER had a Mr Gamer award, it would be TJ!. The Jackson’s have a big name in Kingsburg with former outstanding people/athletes and TJ will make them all proud. Trace was the Tri-County Offensive Player of the year rushing for 1,466 yards and scored 20 TDs.TJ had a 9 game streak by rushing over 100 yards and nobody worked harder in the Central Section than Trace Jackson. Trace will be playing in the Central Valley All Star Football game (City-County) on June 16.
LEO KEMP-Senior-PASO ROBLES BEARCATS
One of the best to ever play at Paso Robles after rushing for 1,481 yards and scoring 16 TDs. Leo averaged 159 all-purpose yards a game and that’s with 22 eyes focused on Leo on every play. Next stop will be playing for the San Diego State Aztecs.
MAKAI SAT-Senior-ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS
One of the best offensive left tackles in the state that plays at 6’3 325 lb. The Knights loved running behind the big man who runs a 5.2 forty. The Mountain League All Star is still undecided on where he will play this fall.
DEMEL TURNER-Senior-LEMOORE TIGERS
One of the best athletes in the state that never came out of the game. DT was the go to WR catching 44 footballs, for 1,304 yards and scored 21 TDs. On defense at safety he made 58 tackles with 2 interceptions and the next stop will be playing safety at Cal Poly.
DAULTON BEARD-Junior-SANTA YNEZ PIRATES
Daulton will be one of the top receivers in the state his senior year after catching 77 passes for 1,272 yards and scoring 12 TDs. The 6’5 receiver is tough to slow down and has great hands.
DREW HARRIGAN-Junior-MISSION PREP ROYALS
The Central Coast is loaded with outstanding junior talent and Drew is definitely top on the list.
The 215 lb rushed for 1,324 yards and scored 17 TDS. Drew has 3.7 GPA and watch for the offers to start rolling in from the hard working RB.
TYTUS KHAJAVI-Junior-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
The TRAC Defensive player of the year is 6 ‘2, 225 lb, fast, very physical and a big hitter for the Golden Eagles. Every offense had to game plan how to slow down Tytus who played DE/OLB and teams ran the other way and he still made 59 tackles along with 8 sacks. TK will come into his senior year as one of the best LB in the state along with being an outstanding TE.
ALEC DANSBY-Junior-BUCHANAN BEARS
The leader in the clubhouse for next year’s PAGMETER Offensive Lineman of the year.
One of the best Centers in the state along with playing on the D-line and being an outstanding Wrestler. The TRAC Lineman of the year is fast, strong and a big time competitor.
VINCE OBERTI-Senior-LIBERTY MADERA HAWKS
The NW Sequoia League MVP had one of the best senior seasons in school history. The Italian Stallion never came off the field, rushed for 1,196 yards and scored 19 TDs. On defense playing OLB, most teams ran the other way along with sitting out most 4th quarters because the Hawks were so powerful with big leads and still made 67 tackles. The Italian Stallion will be playing in the Central Valley All Star Football game (City-County) on June 16.
LOGAN MORENO- Senior-REEDLEY PIRATES
It’s never easy when the best player in school history (Ryan Warkentin) graduates and who will be the next guy up and Moreno stepped up and was the go to guy for the Pirates. The Tri-Sequoia Offensive Player of the year did it all and never came off the field. The City-County All Star rushed for 1,100 yards, scored 18 TDs, caught passes and played outstanding defense at linebacker.
ANGELO MORENO-Senior-MADERA SOUTH STALLIONS
Angelo “Thunder” Moreno was one of the best to ever play at MS. The NYL Offensive Player Of The Year rushed for 1250 yds, 7.5 avg per carry and scored 13 TD’s. Thunder will be playing in the Central Valley All Star Football game (City-County) on June 16.
DA’ ZIR NEWHOUSE-Sophomore-MCLANE HIGHLANDERS
One of the best 2-way players in the Central Section that can play all the skilled positions. He’s fast, strong, ball Hawk, and explosive. Hard worker on and off the field and will be the team leader the next 2 years and he gets it done in the classroom.
JOHNNY PESCHONG-Junior-TEMPLETON EAGLES
Hey Central Section, meet JP who is one of the best 2-way OL/DE in the section. He’s not the biggest guy upfront but has a huge motor, who is smart, very strong and tough. JP had a tremendous first step and led the Central Section with 19 sacks. Get ready for a huge senior year for this hard working team leader.
LONDON ALEXANDER-Junior-GARZA GUARDIANS
One of the best and most dangerous athletes in the state who will be up for many PAGMETER awards his senior year. The Guardians will do everything they can to get the ball in the hands of the explosive Alexander including punts and kickoffs. LA caught 42 passes for 973 yards when every team double and sometimes triple teamed him & scored 17 TDs. Teams watched film and learned early to not kick it deep to the dangerous kickoff returner who returned 4 kickoffs for TDs. On defense he made 85 tackles and 3 picks.
TANNER WILSON-Sophomore-SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS
Even though Sunnyside makes up fairy-tale stats, Tanner is still an All Star. Tanner finished the regular season with 2,799 yards and for the year 3,862 yards and 46 TD passes which is a heck of a year. Sunnyside didn’t have to cheat for their outstanding QB.
**If you are confused, Sunnyside put in false & corrupted stats and celebrated breaking Central Grizzlies Trent Tompkins regular season record for passing yards in 2018 which they did not. Everybody is still waiting for an apology to Trent, the CIF, stat legend Bob Barnett and the Central Grizzlies. In fact it is still up on Twitter/Max Preps which is embarrassing.
LUCA CUCCARO-Senior-SAN LUIS OBISPO TIGERS
One of the best players in the Central Section that never came off the field. The Central Coast All Star rushed for 1,284 yards scored 15 TDs and at linebacker, the Italian Stallion made 92 tackles and 2 interceptions.
LOGAN KILBERT-Junior-SIERRA CHIEFTAINS
Runner up for PAGMETER best 2-way player in football & basketball. Logan played 8 man & 11-man football but it doesn’t matter if it’s 8-man or 11-man, because Logan is now on the radar of plenty of colleges including Cal Poly, UC Davis, Sacred Heart University, William & Mary University, University of North Dakota, Harvard, BYU, UCLA & Fresno State. Not too shabby for a kid who is so green playing wide receiver with GREAT hands. Logan is one of the best receivers in the Central Section catching 70 footballs for 1,584 yards and scoring 30 TDs. The 6’4, 185 lb would be the No 1 receiver on 95% of the valley teams. In basketball, Logan was the PAGMETER Small school player of the year leading the Central Section averaging 29 ppg and being recruited by many.
BODEN ST MARIE-Junior-BISHOP UNION BRONCOS
The 6’0 195 lb QB did a great job leading the Broncos and get ready for a big senior year for this dual-threat QB who is a 4.0 student, high football IQ, and a strong arm that can run. I can see some day Boden will be HC Arnie Palu’s Offensive Coordinator. The Broncos will be tough to beat with St Marie running the show. St Marie had some tremendous teammates with junior Linebacker Austin Powell, junior Diego Ugalse at guard who is a workhorse on and off the field and senior Cain Omohundro who was a stud at RB & LB.
ISAIAH VELASQUEZ-Senior-ROOSEVELT ROUGH ROUGH RIDERS
One of the best edge rushers in the Central Section that nobody knows about. Isaiah is a beast who is fast, very physical (DE/OLB) that teams could not slow down. He was in the backfield causing plenty of trouble for every offense. Isaiah had 11 sacks and that’s with teams running the other way and also being double teamed. Isaiah would have been an All Star on any team he played on. The beast will be playing in the Central Valley All Star Football game (City-County) on June 16.
ADAM DELGADO-Junior-KERMAN LIONS
One of the best 2-sport athletes also in baseball for the powerhouse Lions baseball team. Adam never came off the field at WR & DB. Adam caught 37 passes for 710 yards, scored 11 TDs, picked off 4 passes and look for Adam to have a big senior year in football and baseball.
LAMAJ TRAVIS-Senior-CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES
LT played everywhere for the T Wolves at Running back, Linebacker and Defensive back. Lamaj was a power runner with speed and loved being physical. LT rushed for 1,100 yards in a pass happy offense and scored 16 TDs. Next stop will be playing at Fort Hays State and the Tigers are getting a good one.
PAYTON VANWORTH-Junior-DOS PALOS BRONCOS
One of the best small school players in the Central Section in football and baseball that would be a star on any team. The West Sierra League MVP QB should have a huge senior year! Payton threw for 2,000 yards, rushed for 500 yards and had 3 interceptions playing DB.
LOGAN STOTTS-Junior-FRESNO CHRISTIAN EAGLES
Meet one of the best 8-man QBs ever! Logan would be one of best 11-man QBs in the section because he’s a dual threat, has a tremendous arm, a playmaker and is very smart. Logan threw for 2,000 yards with 38 TDs, rushed for 400 yards, scored 10 TDs in leading the Eagles to back to back Championships.
D’ARTAGNION MARTIN-Senior-HANFORD BULLPUPS
The West Yosemite Defensive Player Of the Year is fast, strong and played sineline to sideline. Martin finished with 138 Tackles, with 16 Tackles for Loss. The next stop will be playing at Fresno City College.
ALEX ALDANA-Senior-MENDOTA AZTECS
One of the best OL/DL in the Central Section who played with a big motor. Alex is fast, strong, physical and got stronger as the game went on. The WSL Linemen MVP had a tremendous career for Head Coach Beto Mejia. Alex will be playing in the Central Valley All Star Football game (City-County) on June 16.
GUS REMLINGER-Senior-BUCHANAN BEARS
One of the best 2-way players in the Central Section and a huge part why Buchanan was successful. Gus was outstanding at running back who has speed and power. Gus is one of the fastest players in the Central Section and this year broke the school record in the 100M with an amazing time of 10.39. On Defense his speed made him dangerous at OLB. Next stop will be playing at Fresno State.
MAX NULICK-LIBERTY MADERA HAWKS
Outstanding on both sides of the ball at TE/DE and works very hard on and off the field. The Hawks love to pound the ball and when you have a physical Tight end with good hands, it makes the offense even more dangerous. On defense, Max is fast, physical and tough to run the ball against on his side of the field and finished with 8 sacks. Max will be playing in the Central Valley All Star football game (City-County) and next stop will be playing for the US Merchant Marine Academy.
JORDAN PIERRO-Junior-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
JP is no secret any longer and is one of the best WR/DB combo’s in the state and colleges are starting to find out. Jordan has big time speed on defense playing lockdown corner and making 55 tackles. He also had two picks, 8 pass deflections, along with forcing a fumble. At wide receiver, he caught 38 passes, has great hands and can score on any catch.
The offers are starting to roll in with schools like San Diego State, Campbell and Fresno State. Look for a big senior year from this 5’11 speedster.
NOE VIVEROS-Senior-REDWOOD RANGERS
The senior team leader had a fantastic Rangers career and this year he made 81 tackles, had a pick-6 and helped the Rangers stuff the run playing DT. Noe was always double teamed and one of the hardest working players in the Central Section.
ISAAC MORAN-Senior-SANTA YNEZ PIRATES
The senior leader that played both ways at RB & LB. Isaac was tough to slow down at running back with speed, great hands and a force on defense making 121 tackles. Isaac works hard and the kind of player that coaches love to coach.
DIEGO REAL-ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS
A huge force on defense that helped lead the Greyhounds to a division 5 Section Championship. Diego played both ways at RB, very physical and made 140 tackles at linebacker playing sideline to sideline.
NICKY JOHNSON-Senior-MORRO BAY PIRATES
Nicky is a back to back PAGMETER All star that threw for over 6,100 yards at 75 TDs. This year, the gun-slinger threw for 3,019 yards and 38 TDs. Nicky leaves with a Division 6 Section Championship ring his junior year, has a 3.8 GPA and the next stop will be playing at Saddleback College.
JACKSON COOPER-Junior-ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS
When you have a good Center, it makes your offense even more dangerous and the Hounds have one of the best in the Central Section with Jackson. Jackson also played on the D-line for the Division 5 Section Champions and will come into his senior season as one of the best Centers in the state.
MARIO DELGADO-Senior-COALINGA HORNED TOADS
The Defensive West Sierra League MVP had a monster senior year making 166 tackles and 8 sacks. Mario is fast and physical and will be playing in the Central Valley All Star Football game (City-County) on June 16.
BRIAN MONIGHETTI-Senior-RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS
The Italian Stallion was the Warriors Rock, the team leader, worked his ass-off and never came off the field. Brian was the go to running back especially on big plays and on defense, he made over 100 tackles.Brian is fast, physical and in the classroom he carries a 4.41 GPA
NATE ABBOTT-Junior-GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS
Nate would be an All Star on any team in the Central Section. Nate is 6’1 has a big motor, also plays TE, strong, fast, finished with 90 tackles, 13 sacks and get ready for a big senior year.