The CIF-Southern Section released its All-CIF teams on Tuesday. The All-CIF teams are picked by the coaches that make up the respective divisions.
You can see them HERE.
And now for some REACTION:
PAC-5: NOBODY FROM AMAT? Uh, yeah. It’s true. Somebody check on Freddie for me. He must be beside himself. A lot of you were probably surprised that Amat only got one player (Jalen Moore) on our All-Area first team. Well, this kinda shows you why. Am I surprised Moore, who led the division in rushing for most of the season, wasn’t on the first team? Yes. But I don’t know who you take off to put him on. This is probably a sign of the times at Amat. Humbling and concerning, to say the least.
Inland: Charter Oak has FIVE, count ‘em FIVE guys on the first team!!!! TWO OF THEM ARE SOPHOMORES!!!! Big Lou has pulled off All-CIF coups in the past, but this one might be his best yet. It helps to have a coach lobbying hard for you (hint, hint). Congrats to Travis Santiago, Kurt Scoby, Chris Gilchrist, Eric Pervost and Aaren Vaughns. Congrats also go out to Naim Colbert and Nick Enriquez from Chino Hills.
Mid-Valley: Tribune Player of the Year Steven Rivera (Arroyo) takes home Offensive Player of the Year honors. M-Town’s Brett Walsh is the Defensive Player of the Year. M-Town’s Ryan Maddox was the Coach of the Year. OK, so you’re probably wondering how Ellis McCarthy wasn’t the Defensive Player of the Year. Well, from what I hear he wasn’t nominated. This is yet another reminder that McCarthy’s prowess belongs to the eye of the beholder. Some say he didn’t dominate enough. Fair argument. Some say his mere presence took away half the field. People ran away from him. People rolled away from his side. Fair enough. We’ve all got our opinions. Monrovia had a whopping 10 players on the first team, beside Walsh up top as Defensive Player of the Year.
Southeast: WestCo dominated. No shock. Chris Solomon is the Offensive Player of the Year. Dorrin Turner is the Defensive Player of the Year. Mike Maggiore is the Coach of the Year. When it comes to postseason honors, you really could take your pick of which West Covina player would be Player of the Year on offense and defense, and which players are merely first team. At the Trib, we say Justen Meaders is the Defensive Player of the Year. If you want to argue it’s Dorrin Turner, I can see your point. Hell, if you wanted to say the Solomon was the Tribune Player of the Year again this year, I can see that point, too. Six Bulldogs made the first team.
Southwest: Congrats to Aaron Porter being named the Defensive Player of the Year. No, La Habra didn’t win the division, but the Highlanders did well getting seven guys on the first team. Kinda odd how the Southwest does it. Porter made it as linebacker and running back and was the Defensive Player of the Year. Impressive and interesting.
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