PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tariq Bracy, Milpitas
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Running back: Darrell Page, St. Francis, 5-10, 185, junior
What he did: The West Catholic Athletic League’s most valuable running back broke a 21-year-old St. Francis season rushing record, finishing with a Central Coast Section-best 2,294 yards in 307 carries with 23 touchdowns as the Lancers won regional and state championships. Page, the nephew of former St. Francis star Markee Lockett, ran for more than 200 yards in three games this season, including 228 in a 28-23 win over Manteca in a Northern California championship game, the contest that he broke Charles Tharp’s school rushing record that stood since 1996.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Patrick Walsh, Serra
What he did: Longtime Serra coach led Tom Brady’s alma mater to its first outright West Catholic Athletic League championship in 48 years, then guided the Padres to section, regional and state championships. The state title was Serra’s first in football and came after the team narrowly missed winning a state crown last season. “I call this team the team of never,” Walsh said after the state final. “We’ve never done this. We’ve never done that. We’ve never won 13 games in a season. Now we’ve erased kind of the big dog — we’ve never won a state championship is now gone.”
Quarterback: Luke Bottari, Serra, 5-11, 175, junior
What he did: WCAL’s most valuable quarterback threw for 2,850 yards, 26 TDs as Serra won league, section, regional and state championships.
Running back: Chase Hofmann, Half Moon Bay, 6-0, 180, senior
What he did: Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division MVP played both ways, finishing with 1,382 yards rushing and 40 TDs, nearly all on the ground.
Running back: Austin Jones, Bishop O’Dowd, 5-11, 190, junior
What he did: Rushed for 1,549 yards and 23 touchdowns in 147 carries while helping his team win a league title and reach the semifinals of the NCS Division III playoffs.
Running back: Isiah Kendrick, Serra, 5-11, 175, senior
What he did: Scored four TDs, three rushing, in 2-AA state title game win over Cajon, finishing the season with 1,630 yards and 30 TDs on the ground.
Wide receiver: A’jae Boyd, Pittsburg, 5-10, 175, senior
What he did: First-team all-league selection helped Pittsburg reach its first state title game, finishing with 50 catches for 916 yards and nine touchdowns.
Wide receiver: Tuni Faletau Fifita, Milpitas, 6-3, 220, senior
What he did: Senior of year in his league; caught 42 passes for 841 yards and 12 touchdowns as the Trojans won a state championship.
Wide receiver: Patrick Nunn, Serra, 6-3, 210, senior
What he did: The WCAL’s most valuable receiver and Washington State signee helped Serra win its first state championship, catching 64 passes for 876 yards and nine touchdowns.
Offensive line: Tyler Manoa, St. Francis, 6-5, 294, senior
What he did: Four-star prospect who has narrowed his college offers to finalists Oregon, UCLA and Utah was WCAL’s offensive lineman of the year, helping propel St. Francis to a state title.
Offensive line: Blake McDonald, San Ramon Valley, 6-5, 315, senior
What he did: Three-star standout helped lead SRV to a nine-win season, protecting QB Clark Baker and creating running lanes for the ground attack.
Offensive line: Brandon Mello, Clayton Valley Charter, 6-7, 290, senior
What he did: Cal-bound three-star prospect blocked for an offense than generated more than 4,700 yards — most on the ground — as CV reached the NCS Open playoffs.
Offensive line: Miles Owens, Bishop O’Dowd, 6-7, 310, senior
What he did: Three-star Cal signee anchored a line that helped the Dragons win nine games and a league championship.
Offensive line: Amani Trigg-Wright, McClymonds,6-5, 305, senior
What he did: Big presence on an offensive line that helped pave the way for McClymonds to repeat as regional and state champion.
Kicker: Mariano Robles, Milpitas, 6-2, 170, senior
What he did: Led the area in scoring with 108 points, including 13 in Milpitas’ victory in a state title game. Was 12 for 13 on field-goal tries and 72 for 73 on extra points on the season. Also averaged 58.3 yards on kickoffs.
Quarterback: Gavin Tomberlin, Half Moon Bay, 6-1, 180, senior
What he did: At the controls of HMB’s triple option, Tomberlin threw for 1,940 yards, 23 TDs and rushed for 533 yards, 7 TDs as the Cougars won league, section and regional titles.
Running back: Giles Jackson, Freedom, 5-10, 180, junior
What he did: First-team all-league selection rushed for 1,586 yards and 22 touchdowns, averaging 7.2 yards per carry. Also caught 21 passes for 324 yards, 5 TDs.
Running back: Kairee Robinson, De La Salle, 5-9, 190, senior
What he did: Missed two-plus games because of injury but still rushed for 1,156 yards, averaging 10.4 yards per carry, as De La Salle won its 26th straight NCS title.
Running back: Aidan Quinn, Heritage, 5-8, 172, senior
What he did: First-team all-league selection; led NCS in rushing with 1,811 yards and 17 TDs, averaging 8.5 yards per carry.
Wide receiver: Baylei Coston, Freedom, 5-10, 165, senior
What he did: Finished with 58 receptions for 1,094 yards and 12 touchdowns for a team that reached the NCS Division I title game.
Wide receiver: Zane Hinojosa, Liberty, 6-0, 175, senior
What he did: First-team all-league player caught 54 passes for 1,128 yards and 13 touchdowns, helping Liberty win the NCS Division I title.
Wide receiver: Vincent Mossotti, Campolindo, 6-0, 185, senior
What he did: First-team all-league selection; caught 77 passes for 1,219 yards and 16 TDs, helping Campolindo reach a regional championship game.
Offensive line: Franklin Banks, El Cerrito, 6-3, 320, junior
What he did: First-team all-league standout helped his team go undefeated in league play and average five touchdowns per game on the season.
Offensive line: Justin Scrempos, Milpitas, 6-8, 320, junior
What he did: Powered a line that opened holes for an offense that gained more than 3,000 yards on the ground as Milpitas won league, regional and state championships.
Offensive line: Isaias Sierra, Pittsburg, 6-1, 285, junior
What he did: First-team all-league standout on offense, defense helped lead the Pirates to a league championship and a trip to a state final.
Offensive line: Zach Walsh, Foothill, 6-4, 293, senior
What he did: First-team all-EBAL player provided protection for QB Ben Wooldridge as Foothill reached the NCS Division I quarterfinals.
Offensive line: Payton Zdroik, Liberty, 6-1, 230, sophomore
What he did: Earned first-team all-league honors while helping Liberty win 11 games and the NCS Division I championship.
Kicker: Seppi Ortman, Campolindo, 6-0, 165, senior
What he did: Converted 65 of 66 field-goal attempts and was 10 of 13 on field-goal tries, with a long of 46, as Capolindo won a NCS championship.
Quarterback: Robby Rowell, Acalanes, 6-2, 200, senior
What he did: Offensive player of the year in his league. Led Acalanes to NCS Division III quarterfinals, throwing for 2,724 yards and 41 touchdowns with four interceptions.
Running back: Kyle Anderson, Leland, 5-9, 170, junior
What he did: Led his team to a league title and CCS final appearance, rushing for 2,005 yards and 21 TDs in 291 carries.
Running back: Charlie Bostic, Valley Christian; 6-1, 170, senior
What he did: San Jose State-bound standout rushed for 1,207 yards and 16 touchdowns as Valley Christian reached the semifinals of the section playoffs.
Running back: Paul Lautaimi, Aragon, 5-10, 185, junior
What he did: Rushed for 1,609 yards and 15 touchdowns as Aragon won 10 games and reached the semifinals of the CCS Open Division II playoffs.
Wide receiver: Alton Julian, Valley Christian, 6-3, 190, senior
What he did: First-team all-league player. In a run-dominated offense, caught 21 passes for 668 yards and 12 touchdowns, including three in the CCS playoffs.
Wide receiver: Jason Scirigione, Christopher, 6-2, 200, junior
What he did: Led team with 62 receptions for 760 yards. His 15 touchdowns also were a team-high. Christopher was 11-2 for the season and won a Central Coast Section title.
Wide receiver: Hayden Von Almen, Half Moon Bay, 6-3, 185, senior
What he did: First-team all-league player. Caught 37 passes for 676 yards and 10 TDs for team that went 14-1 and played for a state championship.
Offensive line: Ricky Camacho, Half Moon Bay, 5-11, 235, senior
What he did: Helped lead HMB to 14 wins and league, section and regional titles; first-team all-league standout was a steady blocker in team’s triple-option.
Offensive line: Jack Cope, Los Gatos, 6-0, 245, senior
What he did: Co-lineman of the year in the SCVAL’s De Anza Division helped block for an offense that gained 4,707 yards on the season.
Offensive line: John Deitchman, De La Salle, 6-2, 250, senior
What he did: First-team all-EBAL selection helped De La Salle win its 26th consecutive NCS championship and play for a state title.
Offensive line: Jeremiah Matt Famor, San Leandro, 6-0, 224, senior
What he did: Helped his team win eight games against one of the section’s most challenging schedules, earning first-team all-league honors along the way.
Offensive line: Ian Tapueluelu, Aragon, 6-1, 276, senior
What he did: First-team all-PAL Bay standout was a big presence on a line that helped Aragon win 10 games and reach a CCS semifinal.
Kicker: Dominic Cea, Harker, 5-11, 205, senior
What he did: Finished the season with 77 kicking points as he went 56 for 59 on extra points and 7 of 8 on field-goal attempts. Averaged 51.6 yards on kickoffs.
HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE
Quarterback: Joey Aguilar, Freedom; Clark Baker, San Ramon Valley; Justin Boyd, Pittsburg; TyRee Bracy, Milpitas; Quinn Brinnon, Bishop O’Dowd; Jay Butterfield, Liberty; Emoreea Fountain, McClymonds; Kenny Gardner Jr., Clayton Valley Charter; Nathan Gordon, Terra Nova; Aaron Hern, Alhambra; David Hernandez, Wilcox; Willem Karnthong, Antioch; Gabriel Reclusado, Piedmont Hills; Cameron Rottler, Westmont; Ben Sanford, Gilroy; Jonathan Singleton, Live Oak; Reed Vettel, St. Francis; Ben Wooldridge, Foothill.
Running back: Thomas Alatini Jr., Clayton Valley; Adi Anderson, Moreau Catholic; Alex Bruckhaus, Cupertino; Naseme Colvin, Skyline; Elijah Dominguez, Oak Grove; Dalton Evans, Irvington; Antonio Lion Faeeteete, Fremont-Oakland; Nolan Gallagher, Branham; Nick Hulman, Hillsdale; Jared Jones, Sobrato; Jarmar Julien, McClymonds; Erik Ketton, Santa Clara; Daniel Medley, San Ramon Valley; Mekhi McElroy, Livermore; Calel Justice Olicia-Aramboles, California School for Deaf; Eddie Orozco, Pioneer; Peter Stehr, Miramonte; Tyerell Sturges-Cofer, Liberty; Alvonte Thornton, San Leandro.
Wide receiver/tight end: DJ Barnes, Gunn; Gaudie Campbell, Antioch; Rodney Chand, Fremont-Sunnyvale; Troy Franklin, Menlo-Atherton; Ethan Fischler, Miramonte; Harrison Fong, Saratoga; Matt Gillespie, San Ramon Valley; Jayden Jackson, Berean Christian; Jaime Martinez, Live Oak; Isaiah Mays, Berkeley; Brian Merken, Acalanes; Jack Powers, De La Salle; Kenden Robinson, Encinal; Troy Rottler, Westmont; Sterling Stokes, Bishop O’Dowd; Jaden Tauanu’u, Pittsburg; Blake Thorpe, Las Lomas; Parker Windatt, Campolindo.
Offensive line: Johnny Castro, Valley Christian; Delayo Faatiliga, Encinal; Joseph Lavulo, Burlingame; Daniel Machado, Valley Christian; Max Peterson, Heritage; Charles Rutledge, Terra Nova; Giovanni Spinelli, Pittsburg; Moses Tameilau, Serra; Makisi Tonga, Menlo-Atherton; Matt Troxell, Lincoln-San Jose.
Kicker/punter: Damon Lewis, Serra; Ryan Redman, Deer Valley; Jason White, Dublin; Ryan Wright, California.