All-Area Football First Team
Chance Bell, Junior, Running Back, Burroughs
Pacific League Player of the Year and All-CIF selection tallied a whopping 23 rushing touchdowns with an area-best 1,378 rushing yards, as he averaged better than 100 yards per game.
Ryan Breneman, Senior, Running Back, La Cañada
First-team Rio Hondo League selection made the Spartans’ offense go as he tallied 11 rushing touchdowns and 1,026 yards in 172 carries. Added 27 tackles on defense.
Anthony Garcia, Senior, Offensive Lineman, Burroughs
Co-Pacific League Lineman of the Year was also an All-CIF selection as the anchor to the talented Indians’ offensive line.
Erick Hernandez, Senior, Receiver, Burroughs
Showcased a nose for the end zone with 13 receiving touchdowns as the first-team all-league pick caught 36 passes for 532 yards.
Steven Hubbell, Senior, Quarterback, Burroughs
A season away from football didn’t stop the Pacific League Offensive Player of the Year and All-CIF honoree from putting forth a phenomenal season. He completed 146 of 223 passes (65%) for 1,820 yards and 27 touchdowns to six interceptions, while he also rushed for six scores and 250 yards.
Bostin Lakin, Senior, Receiver, Crescenta Valley
Crescenta Valley’s most consistent and dangerous presence on offense, the Pacific League first-team receiver tallied 49 catches for 796 yards and eight touchdowns. Added a rushing touchdown and, on defense, four interceptions.
Bryce Martinez, Senior, Offensive Lineman, Burroughs
A pillar of the league-champion Indians’ offensive line who was voted Pacific League co-Lineman of the Year.
Josh Milner, Senior, Offensive Lineman, St. Francis
First-team All-Angelus League pick was the Golden Knights’ most reliable offensive lineman, showcasing versatility in addition to consistency and talent as he started at guard and center.
Cade Mockary, Senior, Offensive Lineman, St. Francis
Left tackle was one of the best talents in the area. Was a second-team All-Angelus League pick as he missed two league games due to injury, both of them losses for St. Francis, which served as further evidence to his worth to the Knights.
Areg Nazarian, Senior, Running Back, St. Francis
Missed three games and change, but still wrapped up a stellar career with a first-team All-Angelus League nod. Versatile back had 182 carries for 854 yards and seven touchdowns, surpassing 1,000 total yards with 234 receiving and a score on 32 catches.
Charlie Weiss, Senior, Offensive Lineman, La Cañada
A leader on the field and off for the Spartans, the Rio Hondo League first-team selection concluded a terrific tenure.
Dulles Hanula, Junior, St. Francis
Second-team All-Angelus League pick got his chance later in the season and made good every time, converting 13 of 13 extra-point attempts and all five of his field-goal tries.
Michael Calmette, Senior, Linebacker, St. Francis
First-team All-Angelus League pick made 54 tackles and had a knack for making big plays with 10 tackles for a loss, three sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a blocked kick.
Jacob De La Hoya, Senior, Defensive Back, St. Francis
Phenomenal cover man was an All-Angelus League first-team pick who notched 55 tackles, two interceptions and eight passes defensed.
Forrest Fajardo, Junior, Defensive Back, Burbank
Big-play presence for Bulldogs’ tenacious defense earned first-team All-Pacific accolades with five interceptions and 57 tackles.
Conor Garden, Senior, Linebacker, Burroughs
Tallied 66 tackles, six sacks and two interceptions on way to first-team All-Pacific League and All-CIF Southern Section honors.
Gabriel Grbavac, Sophomore, Defensive Lineman, St. Francis
Made an instant impact with 41 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and 10 sacks to earn All-Angelus League second-team honors. Also had three rushing touchdowns as a short-yardage back.
Cole Gurley, Senior, Defensive Lineman, Burroughs
An All-CIF selection and the Pacific League co-Defensive Player of the Year garnered 59 tackles and 10 sacks for the CIF quarterfinalists.
Maxx Jakeway, Junior, Linebacker, St. Francis
All-CIF Southern Section Southeast Division and second-team All-Angelus League selection was a constant force for the Golden Knights. He notched a team-high 113 tackles, with nine for a loss and three sacks. Added three rushing scores on offense as a goal line back.
Nobel LeDuc, Junior, Linebacker, Crescenta Valley
Had a true breakout season with 122 tackles, 11.5 for a loss, 7.5 sacks and two forced fumbles for the Falcons en route to grabbing All-Pacific League recognition.
Andy Reyes, Junior, Linebacker, Burbank
Pacific League co-Defensive Player of the Year and All-CIF selection had a truly remarkable season. Set a school record with 132 tackles to go along with four sacks and four fumble recoveries.
Buster Roebuck, Senior, Defensive Lineman, St. Francis
An emotional presence for the Golden Knights with an unrelenting motor, earned first-team All-Angelus League selection with 49 tackles, nine tackles for loss and five sacks.
Andrew Sarceda, Senior, Defensive Back, La Cañada
First-team All-Rio Hondo League honoree was an excellent cover guy who tallied 40 tackles to along with three interceptions and three fumble recoveries.
Robert Awunganyi, Senior, Burroughs
First-team All-Pacific League defensive back and All-CIF honoree had 52 tackles and three interceptions on defense, 239 yards receiving on offense, 726 total yards as a kick/punt returner and six total touchdowns.
Tyler Hill, Junior, Crescenta Valley
All-CIF and All-Pacific League first-team pick tallied 62 tackles, two interceptions, one fumble recovery and one caused fumble on defense. On offense, he tossed eight touchdowns and for 703 yards and rushed 138 times for 692 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Andrew Tsangeos, Senior, Flintridge Prep
Three-year starting quarterback was named the Prep League Offensive Most Valuable Player and led the Rebels in passing and rushing. Completed 125 of 227 passes (55%) for 1,764 yards and 15 touchdowns, while rushing for 520 yards and 13 scores in 88 carries.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Keith Knoop, Burroughs
Long respected by his coaching counterparts in the Pacific League and beyond and long regarded as one of the area’s top coaches each and every season, Knoop perhaps saved his best for last. Burroughs ran roughshod over the Pacific League, going 7-0 to win its first league title since 2011 and opened the playoffs with a win over Norwalk for its first postseason victory since 2010 before an injury-riddled team lost to St. Francis in the quarterfinals. Shortly after, Knoop stepped down as the Indians head coach following a 10-2 season.