Southern Section football: MVP candidates for spring season

Los Alamitos quarterback Malachi Nelson throws the football against Long Beach Millikan.
Los Alamitos quarterback Malachi Nelson, attempting a pass against Long Beach Millikan, was among the top players in the Southern Section this spring.
(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)

MVP candidates from the Southern Seciton spring football season:

Pos. Players, School, Ht., Wt., Yr., Comment

DE Ezekiel Larry, Sierra Canyon, 6-2, 235, Jr. Recorded eight sacks for 5-1 team

QB Malachi Nelson, Los Alamitos, 6-4, 180, So. Led team to 6-0 record

LB Raesjon Davis, Mater Dei, 6-1, 210, Sr. Fierce tackler and defensive leader

WR Tetairoa McMillan, Servite, 6-4, 185, Jr. Most feared offensive player in Southland

QB Zevi Eckhaus, Culver City, 6-1, 210, Sr. Passed for 24 TDs in five games

TE Matayo Uiagalelei, St. John Bosco, 6-5, 263, So. Two-way standout for Braves

DB Carson Schwesinger, Oaks Christian, 6-3, 215, Sr. Six interceptions, four TDs

OL Earnest Greene, St. John Bosco, 6-5, 332, Jr. Massive offensive tackle smashed defenders

QB Jaylen Henderson, Chaminade, 6-3, 205, Sr. Became best dual-threat QB in Southland

QB Elijah Brown, Mater Dei, 6-2, 180, Fr. Surprise star for 2021.

Mater Dei beat St. John Bosco 34-17 on the strength of 3 touchdown passes from freshman quarterback Elijah Brown to lay claim as the best in the state.

April 17, 2021