The Times’ 2019 All-Star high school football team
A look at The Times’ 2019 All-Star football team:
Quarterback—Bryce Young, Santa Ana Mater Dei, 6-0, 190, Sr.: The Alabama-bound Young passed for 18 touchdowns in three playoff games, finishing with 4,528 yards passing and 58 touchdown passes.
Running back—Isaac Hurtado, Cypress, 6-3, 220, Sr.: A two-way standout, Hurtado rushed for 2,623 yards and had 42 touchdowns for 13-1 team.
Running back—Davon Booth, El Monte, 5-9, 180, Sr.: Booth ran for more than 100 yards in 14 of 15 games, leading his team to a 16-0 record and a state Division 5-AA bowl victory.
Receiver—Kody Epps, Mater Dei, 5-11, 175, Sr.: The Brigham Young-bound Epps set a school record with 28 touchdown catches. He finished with 93 receptions for the 12-1 Monarchs.
Receiver—John Humphreys, Corona del Mar, 6-5, 190, Sr.: The Stanford-bound Humphreys caught 32 touchdown passes for the 16-0 Sea Kings.
Receiver—Kris Hutson, St. John Bosco, 5-11, 170, Sr.: The Oregon-bound Hutson helped lead the Braves to a CIF Open Division bowl victory, finishing with 15 touchdown catches.
Davon Booth was a go-to running back in leading El Monte to a 16-0 record and a state title. He is the Times’ back of the year.
Offensive line—Justin Williams, Tesoro, 6-4, 270, Sr.: The All-South Coast selection was known for his strength and toughness.
Offensive line—Thomas Bouda, Corona del Mar, 6-4, 250, Sr.: A tenacious left tackle, he was the Sunset League lineman of the year in providing protection for quarterback Ethan Garbers.
Offensive line—Christian Herrera, Corona Centennial, 6-0, 262, Sr.: A backup as a junior, Herrera became the lineman of the year in the Big VIII League as a center.
Offensive line—Myles Murao, Mater Dei, 6-3, 315, Sr.: The Washington signee returned from a leg injury to be the standout among a dominant blocking crew.
Offensive line—Drake Metcalf, St. John Bosco, 6-3, 270, Sr.: The Stanford signee was the key blocker in helping the Braves win the Southern Section Division 1 championship.
Kicker—Scooter Carranza, Oxnard Pacifica, 6-0, 155, Sr.: He made 87 consecutive conversion kicks this season and set a state record with 157 in a row. He made 13 of 16 field goals.
Mater Dei quarterback Bryce Young, St. John Bosco lineman Drake Metcalf and Oxnard Pacifica coach Mike Moon headline the selections.
Defensive line—Lance Keneley, Mission Viejo, 6-5, 247, Sr.: The Stanford-bound Keneley contributed 13 sacks for the 11-1 Diablos.
Defensive line—Jordan Banks, Narbonne, 6-3, 243, Sr.: The Arizona State-bound Banks averaged more than eight tackles while also playing linebacker.
Defensive line—Korey Foreman, Corona Centennial, 6-5, 270, Jr.: In eight games, Foreman had five sacks and was a disrupter any time he was on field.
Defensive line—Kobe Pepe, St. John Bosco, 6-2, 299, Sr.: The USC-bound Pepe was a model of consistency in the middle, recording 11 sacks.
Linebacker—Justin Flowe, Upland, 6-2, 195, Sr.: The Dick Butkus Award winner as the nation’s top linebacker averaged 11 tackles and had 10 sacks. He’s headed to Oregon.
Linebacker—Raesjon Davis, Mater Dei, 6-1, 210, Jr.: Davis had 16.5 tackles for losses and was known for his versatility and aggressiveness.
Coach Mike Moon led Oxnard Pacifica not only to its first Southern Section title but also a CIF bowl game win this season.
Linebacker—Caleb McCullough, Oxnard Pacifica, 6-3, 215, Sr.: Bound for Arizona State, the Tritons’ leading tackler had three sacks in the Division 2-A bowl final.
Defensive back—Clark Phillips III, La Habra, 5-11, 180, Sr.: The Utah signee had four interceptions while setting a standard for excellence at cornerback.
Defensive back—Joey Hobert, San Juan Hills, 5-10, 180, Sr.: The Washington State signee had five interceptions and scored touchdowns six ways for the Southern Section Division 4 champions.
Defensive back—Mason White, Lake Balboa Birmingham, 6-1, 170, Sr.: City Section player of the year helped Patriots win the Open Division title, finishing with 16 blocked kicks in his career.
Defensive back—DJ Harvey, Chatsworth Sierra Canyon, 5-11, 170, Jr.: A two-way standout, Harvey had four interceptions for the Southern Section Division 2 champions.
Punter—Jack Stonehouse, West Hills Chaminade, 6-3, 175, Jr.: Stonehouse averaged 41.7 yards per punt and had 12 of them downed inside the 20-yard line.
The Times’ final 2019 high school football rankings: St. John Bosco secures top spot.
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