Corona del Mar High’s Scott Meyer earned the MaxPreps.com California Division III All-State Football Team Coach of the Year honor, while three CdM players, senior center Giovanni Gentosi, junior defensive end Parker Chase and senior safety Charlie Griffin made the first team, and Costa Mesa senior linebacker Oronde Crenshaw made the second team.
Newport Harbor senior left tackle Ramsey Hufford is on the MaxPreps.com California Division II All-State first team, and Newport Harbor senior cornerback Cory Stowell on the second team.
Meyer, in his third season, led CdM to its second straight undefeated Pacific Coast League title, its third straight CIF Southern Section Southern Division title, its first CIF State Division III Bowl Game title, and the Sea Kings became the first high school football team in California to finish a season 16-0.
Meyer has guided the Sea Kings to a 40-4 overall record and 14-1 mark in league during his time in charge. He guided the Sea Kings to a 27-15 win against Atherton Sacred Heart Prep in the CIF State Division III Bowl Game at the StubHub Center in Carson.
Meyer was named the CalHiSports.com All-State Medium Schools Coach of the Year, the CIF Southern Section Southern Division Coach of the Year, and the Orange County Coach of the Year.
Gentosi went 40-4 during his three years as a CdM starter. He won his final 26 games, helping the Sea Kings own the state’s current longest winning streak.
Gentosi, a 6-foot-2, 230-pounder, earned MaxPreps All-American Small Schools Football Team, CalHiSports.com All-State Medium Schools First Team, CIF Southern Section Southern Division Offensive Player of the Year, first-team All-Orange County, Pacific Coast League MVP and Daily Pilot Newport-Mesa Dream Team Player of the Year honors.
Gentosi anchored a CdM offense that averaged 219.1 rushing yards, 171.9 passing yards and 34.3 points per game.
Chase produced 16 sacks, two shy of CdM’s single-season record. He totaled 97 tackles with one interception, four fumble recoveries, returning one for a touchdown, and three forced fumbles.
Chase received CIF Southern Section Southern Division Defensive Player of the Year, first-team All-Orange County, first-team All-Pacific Coast League and Dream Team accolades.
Griffin, the lone senior starter on CdM’s defense, finished with 65 tackles and one interception. The Sea Kings allowed 9.6 points per game.
Griffin made the All-CIF Southern Section Southern Division team, All-Pacific Coast League second team and Dream Team.
Crenshaw totaled 120 tackles, his third straight 100-plus tackle season with Costa Mesa. He picked off four passes, returning one 72 yards for a touchdown, and forced three fumbles.
Crenshaw led Costa Mesa (7-4, 5-0 in Orange Coast League) to an undefeated league crown, its first since 2008.
Crenshaw also shined at tailback. He rushed 222 times for 1,971 yards and 28 touchdowns. He totaled a Costa Mesa single-season school record 32 touchdowns, three coming on kickoff returns.
Crenshaw earned All-CIF Southern Section Southern Division, first-team All-Orange County, Orange Coast League MVP and Dream Team Defensive Player of the Year honors.
Hufford, who’s bound for UC Davis to play football, anchored Newport Harbor’s eighth trip to the CIF Southern Section finals under Coach Jeff Brinkley. The Sailors (8-6, 3-2 in Sunset League) lost to Huntington Beach, 42-28, in the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division championship at Angel Stadium.
Hufford, a 6-4, 300-pounder, garnered All-CIF Southern Section Southwest Division, first-team All-Orange County accolades, shared the Sunset League Defensive Lineman of the Year award, and won the Dream Team Lineman of the Year award.
Stowell intercepted six passes, made 53 tackles and blocked two kicks.
Stowell, who earned All-CIF Southern Section Southwest Division, first-team All-Orange County, Sunset League Defensive Back of the Year and Dream Team honors, also performed at wide receiver. He made 83 catches, a Newport Harbor single-season school record, for 1,074 yards and nine touchdowns.
— From staff reports