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Football: Jamaal Neal of South Gate is Eastern League player of the year

South Gate receiver lost his father and mother, but remains determined to succeed.

Standout senior receiver Jamaal Neal of South Gate has been named player of the year in the Eastern League.

The offensive player of the year was Frank Serpas of Bell. Th defensive player of the year was Carlos Nunez of Garfield. The offensive lineman of the year was Jesus Lara of Garfield. The defensive lineman of the year was Danny Martinez of South Gate.

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First-team all-league offense:

QB_Henry Polanco, Garfield, Jr.; Ernie Arcia, South Gate, Jr.; RB_Lawrence Nearn, South East, Sr.; Bey'jon Lee, Huntington Park, Jr.; Isaiah Zepeda, Roosevelt, Jr.; Brandon Jordan, Garfield, Jr.; OL_Angel Santillano, Bell, Jr.; Andrew Huerta, Bell, Jr.; Juan Perez, Garfield, Sr.; Angel Lucero, South Gate, Sr.; Alan Granados, Huntington Park, Sr.; Kevin Camargo, South East, Sr.; WR_Fernando Olmos, Roosevelt, Sr.; Jalen Lawrence, Garfield, Jr.; William Lucas, South Gate, So.; K_Hector Gomez, Roosevelt, Sr.; ATH_Victor Molina, Huntington Park, Jr.

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First-team all-league defense

DL_Steve Porras, South East, Sr.; David Lee, South Gate, Jr.; LB_Nick Delgadillo, Garfield, So.; Victor Rios, South Gate, Sr.; David Raygoza, Garfield, Jr.; Jonathan Padilla, South East, Sr.; Santos Rivera, Roosevelt, So.;Julio Velasquez, Huntington Park, Jr.; Mario Toro, South Gate, Sr.; DB_Damarryea Armstrong, South East, So.; Alejandro Castro, Bell, Sr.; Angel Hidalgo, Garfield, So.; Abel Martinez, Garfield, So.; P_Anthony Martinez, South East, Sr.; ATH_Edward Norton, South East, Jr.

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