Quintet selected to play in OC All-Star football game
Corona del Mar High quarterback Cayman Carter, Newport Harbor tailback Talalelei Teaupa, Estancia running back Robert Murtha, and CdM kicker Griff Amies and defensive end Tim Reinhardt have been selected to play in the 54th Brea Lions Club Orange County North-South Prep All-Star Football Game at Orange Coast College on June 28.
The five seniors from Newport-Mesa Unified School District schools will play for the South All-Stars. CdM Coach Scott Meyer will coach the South.
Carter, who plans to walk on at Southern Methodist University, led CdM (12-2, 5-0 in Pacific Coast League) to a second straight CIF Southern Section Southern Division championship and the program’s first undefeated league championship.
Carter passed for 2,210 yards and 17 touchdowns, with only six interceptions, and rushed for 1,073 yards and 15 touchdowns. He earned All-CIF Southern Section Southern Division, Daily Pilot Newport-Mesa Dream Team Player of the Year and All-Pacific Coast League MVP honors.
Teaupa lifted Newport Harbor to its best record (4-1) in Sunset League play in 35 years and the quarterfinals of the Southwest Division playoffs, the program’s first quarterfinal appearance in seven years.
Teaupa rushed for an area-best 1,662 yards, to go with 11 touchdowns. His single-season yards ranks eighth in Newport Harbor’s history. He earned All-CIF Southern Section Southwest Division, third-team All-Orange County, Dream Team Offensive Player of the Year and All-Sunset League Offensive Player accolades.
Murtha, a three-time All-CIF Southern Section Southern Division selection, rushed for 1,594 yards and 15 touchdowns, leading Estancia (7-4, 4-1 in Orange Coast League) to the Southern Division playoffs for the fourth straight year.
Murtha, the All-Orange Coast League Offensive Player of the Year, finished as the Newport-Mesa career leader for yards rushing (5,489) and touchdowns (58).
Amies, who is bound for Orange Coast College, converted 22 of 30 field-goal attempts, tying the state single-season record for field goals made. His longest successful field goal was a 52-yarder.
Amies, who converted 45 extra-point kicks and recorded 26 touchdowns, garnered first-team MaxPreps All-American, first-team All-Orange County and Dream Team honors and the All-Pacific Coast League Kicker of the Year award.
Reinhardt, a two-time All-CIF Southern Section Southern Division selection, finished with nine sacks, 47 tackles, one safety and one forced fumble.
Reinhardt earned second-team All-Orange County and first-team All-Pacific Coast League honors.
— From staff reports
QB – Alek Torgersen (Edison, 6-2, 210), Cayman Carter (Corona del Mar, 6-1, 195)
RB – Tala Teaupa (Newport Harbor, 6-0, 190), Robert Murtha (Estancia, 5-9, 180)
WR – Cole Robinson (Capistrano Valley, 6-4 195), Alec Shoffeitt (El Toro, 6-0 170), Cody White (El Toro, 6-1, 180), Scott Hoover (San Juan Hills, 6-2 190), Alex Staff (Trabuco Hills, 6-0 190), Kevin Norman (Northwood, 6-0 175)
OL – Zach Cody (Trabuco Hills, 6-2 265), Mitchell Dixon (Trabuco Hills, 6-2, 272), Frank Dipietro (Rancho Santa Margarita, 6-3, 290), Jon Harvey (Saddleback Valley Christian, 6-5, 275), Miah Frost (Edison, 6-2, 350), Sebastian DeMartini (Huntington Beach, 6-0, 250), John Mitzel (Aliso Niguel, 6-4, 280)
K – Griff Amies (Corona del Mar, 5-11, 180)
DL - Jeff Nelson (El Toro, 6-1, 215), Tim Reinhardt (Corona del Mar, 6-3, 235), Garrett Marino (Mission Viejo, 6-2, 260) Jackson Stoddard (Mission Viejo, 6-2, 255), Derek Baljeu (Edison, 6-0, 230), Trenton Aschoff (Edison, 6-4, 220), Milo Aviles (Huntington Beach, 5-10, 220)
LB – Devon Vise (Dana Hills, 6-5, 220), Connor Toohey (Tesoro, 6-3, 215), Landon Cook (San Clemente, 5-10, 205), Daniel Antonson (Mission Viejo, 6-1, 205), Peter Eggert (Laguna Hills, 6-4, 235)
DB – Drake Martinez (Laguna Beach, 6-2 ½, 200), Will King (Laguna Hills, 5-10, 175), Nick Crouch (Tesoro, 6-0 200) Reid Andrew (Rancho Santa Margarita, 5-10 180), Jeff Schott (Capistrano Valley, 6-0 190), Alex Cliatt (Irvine, 5-11, 170)