Area’s top offensive lineman: “The Sweet 16”

In no particular order, these area the area’s top offensive lineman. Obviously this is the toughest category to nail down. Stats don’t do these guys justice, and they hardly ever get their names mentioned in the newspaper, but they’re the heart and soul of any football team. Thanks to the coaches and those of you who emailed in to help put this list together. Inevitably, there will be a few players who are deserving that we left off, but we did the best we could.

Above: Glendora center Austin Sefton getting ready to snap the ball to Drew Kaluzny.

Dominique Austin, Bishop Amat, 6-4, 250, senior — The area’s biggest and baddest stud.
Willie Vess, Covina, 5-11, 230, senior, — One of the reason’s the Colts move so easily on offense.
Nick Longoria, Los Altos, 6-2, 240, senior — Need to step up more than ever with depleted frontline.
Domanic Blanco, Charter Oak, 6-0, 240, senior — When pressed, Farrar said he’s the one
Robert Diaz, Northview, 6-0, 270, senior — Vikings don’t have a lot of seniors, but he’s a special one.
Austin Sefton, Glendora, 5-10, 235, senior, — Arguably the area’s best center.
Ryan Doll, San Dimas, 6-0, 220, junior — Already a two-year starter who makes life easy for Nico Barbone.
Carl Schmitz, Damien, 6-6, 322, senior — Incredible size and potential.
Charles Cisneros, Diamond Ranch, 6-3, 275, senior — Three year starter who thrilled coach at Army All-American combine.
Roland Penaloza, Arroyo, 5-11, 225, senior — Knights coach Jim Singiser has nothing but praise for the tough guy.
Jarred McGarry, Glendora, 5-11, 290, senior — Another one of the Tartans’ big hogs.
Andrew Oviedo, Rosemead, 6-1, 240, senior — Koffler always has good offensive lineman and he’s one of them.
John Earnest, South Hills, 5-10, 270, senior — Was second team all league as a junior.
Stephen Ochoa, Bishop Amat, 6-4, 235, senior — Guys love running behind this big senior.
Rod Arrant, Covina, 5-11, 280, senior — Another Colt that league coaches had high praise for.
Cory Geer, San Dimas, 6-4, 205, senior — Saints three-year varsity starter.

Above: Charter Oak coach Lou Farrar looking over his O-Line.

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