10 Dec 18
Palma record setting quarterback Grant Sergent was named the Gabilan Division Offensive Player of the Year after a vote of coaches.
Sergent tossed a school record 27 touchdowns, throwing just two interception in 232 attempts for the Gabilan Division co-champion Chieftains.
Sebastian Gomez was chosen as the Defensive Player of the Year for Gabilan Division co-champion Salinas.
Marcos Reyes of Central Coast Section Open Division III champion Aptos was named the Player of the Year.
Also named to the first team offense from Palma were running back Anthony Villegas, receivers Jon Jon Berring and Micah Olivas, and lineman Mike Lizaola.
Chosen from Salinas were quarterback Carl Richardson, receiver Roderick Gaskins and lineman Abel Garcia.
Rounding out the first team offense were San Benito’s Stevan Navarro and lineman Aidan Pung and Blaze McShane, and Aptos lineman Hayden Mennis and Josh Sousa-Jimenez.
Named to the first team defense for Salinas were lineman Joshua Gomez, linebackers Nathan Martorella and Nick Marquez and defensive back Zach Robison.
Representing Palma were defensive backs Mateo Martinez and Matthew Morales. Linebacker Dre Gomez and lineman Josh Powell were first team selections for Aptos.
Rounding out the first team defense were San Benito’s Albert Rodriguez, Marcus Aranda and Jon Reyes, Gilroy’s Silvano Lopez and Christopher’s Joe Fleming.
Carmel receiver Rashaan Ward was named the Mission Division’s Offensive Player of the Year while teammate Robert Brown was chosen as the Defensive Player of the Year.
Ward turned 38 catches into 10 touchdowns for the Mission Division champion Padres, averaging over 24 yards a catch. Brown compiled 112 tackles and 14 sacks.
Scotts Valley quarterback/defensive back Kyle Rajala was named the Mission Division Player of the Year.
Rounding out the first team offense were Carmel quarterback Kai Lee, tailback Dakota Mornhinweg and offensive lineman Grant Zubick.
Alisal running back Dorian Segovia was a first team selection along with lineman Isaac Duenas and Julian Cardenas, while Soledad receiver Angel Olivas earned a spot.
Monte Vista’s Daniel Breiley, Anthony Shepard and Alec Ramirez were first team selections along with Scotts Valley’s Jordan Smith and Casey Collins and Watsonville’s Dylan Vargas.
First team selections on defense went to Carmel safety Zach DeZee, linebackers Yungjae Chee and Tristan McCallister and Brown.
Selected from Soledad were linebackers Jaycob Olivas and Victor Ocampo, as were Alisal lineman Alexis Lopez and defensive back Israel Corona.
Rounding out the first team defense were North Salinas linebacker Xavier Barragan and defensive back Manuel Camberos, Monte Vista’s Scott Tinsley, Watsonville’s Rodrigo Hernandez and Scotts Valley’s Cameron Deeleuw and Rajala.
Running back Tim Byrd was named the Cypress Division’s Offensive Player of the Year for league champion Monterey.
King City’s Francisco Sandoval was chosen as the Lineman of the Year while Aidan Callahan of San Lorenzo Valley was the Defensive Player of the Year.
Chosen to the first team offense from Monterey were linemen Jake Romo and Blaine Cruz, while King City was represented by receiver Luis Briseno, tight end Isaias Gonzales and Sandoval.
North County quarterback Brandon Ducusin was a first-team selection along with offensive lineman Spencer Gonzalez.
Rounding out the first team were SLV’s Taj Glasky, Jacob Auldridge and Callahan, Santa Cruz’s Henry Campion and Ben Williams and St. Francis’ Andrew Seymour.
Chosen to the first team defense from Monterey were defensive back Evans Charles, linebacker Javier Espinal-Perez and defensive lineman Darius Garrard.
Briseno was a first team selection for King City on defense as well as a cornerback. He was joined by linebacker Alex Villasenor and lineman Gabriel Ortiz.
North County’s Riley Anderson was chosen as a defensive back along with linebacker Adrian Gomez while Pacific Grove’s John Kerick was chosen as a defensive lineman.
Rounding out the first team defense were St. Francis’ Devin McLeod and Isaac Davila, San Lorenzo Valley’s Callahan and Ty Martinez.
Santa Lucia Division
Central Coast Section rushing champion Payton Flores was named the Santa Lucia Division’s Most Valuable Player.
Flores rushed for over 2,400 yards and 31 touchdowns for Gonzales, which won its first league title in 16 years.
Stevenson’s Alex Murray was named the Defensive Player of the Year and Soquel’s Darius Bedford was selected as the Offensive Player of the Year.
Gonzales coach Art Berlanga was named Coach of the Year.
First team selections on offense from Gonzales went to quarterback Raul Morarles, receiver Dominic Emery and lineman Miguel Arreola.
Stevenson quarterback Dylan Santos was a first team selection along with tight end Ryan Douglas and lineman Bohan Xu.
Chosen from Greenfield were running back Jaime Soto, receiver Jose Hernandez and lineman Chris Espinosa while Marina receiver Ernie Guevara and lineman Felipe Olvera were also named to the team.
Rounding out the first team offense were Soquel quarterback Tanner Jones and lineman Jeremiah Corpuz, and Pajaro Valley running back Carlos Hernandez.
Gonzales had three players named to the first team defense in lineman Pablo Villasenor, linebacker Nael Vasquez and defensive back Frankie Cisneros-Leon.
Stevenson linebacker Connor Adams was a first team selection along with Marina defensive back Elijah Norlund and Greenfield defensive back Raul Martinez.
Rounding out the first team defense were Pajaro Valley lineman Manuel Murillo, Soquel lineman David Blanke and defensive back Jarred Martinez, and Harbor linebacker Brendan Bobo.