Above: South Hills’ Brandon Parham making a tough catch against Los Altos
There is room for two, and sometimes three receivers on the Tribune All-Area first team. We have a great collection of wideouts, but we’ve narrowed it to the top ten (in no particular order).
Tommy Cogburn, South El Monte — Obviously one of the most talked about entering the season. He had a slow start but has lived up to expectations of late, helping the Eagles go to 3-0 in the MVL. He has 54 receptions for 810 yards and 9 TDs.
Daniel Limon, Sierra Vista — Area’s leading receiver with 47 receptions for 1,101 yards and 9 TDs.
Brandon Parham, South Hills — Who would have thought the starting quarterback at the beginning of the season would be on this list. He has great hands and big play ability. He’s averaging 18.9 yards a catch with five touchdowns after starting at wideout in week three. Huskies are undefeated with him at receiver.
Donnie McWhirter, Western Christian — Small school consideration because his numbers are so good, 48 receptions, 1,090 yards and 13 TDS.
Andrew Romero, Wilson — I haven’t seen him, but reporters who have rave about his athleticism and catching ability. He has 39 receptions for 667 yards.
Kyle Warren, Diamond Bar — Maybe it helps when your brother is also the quarterback. But there’s no doubt he’s among the valley’s elite.
Kevin Jones, Northview — Very good playmaking receiver with 467 yards and seven touchdowns.
Mikey Harrell, Charter Oak — With 36 receptions for 386 yards and three touchdowns, he doesn’t have the numbers of the others, partly because the Chargers’ offense is so versatile. But ask anyone, and they’ll tell you he’s among valley’s elite.
Tanner Zylstra, Bonita — Marveled at Zylstra when I watched him against San Dimas. If we had a draft, I’m guessing he would be a top three pick.
Frank Lopez, Bishop Amat — If the Lancers were having a better season, there would be more talk about this guy. He has great hands, and has 27 receptions for 415 yards.