Top high school kickers to watch

Senior Andrew Nielson made 54-yard field goal last season for Newhall Hart.

Top kickers to watch:

Manny Berz; Citrus Hill; 5-11; 175; Jr.; Made 10 of 11 field goals as a sophomore.

Mike Brown; Linfield Christian; 6-1; 205; Sr.; Made a 52-yard field goal last season.

Garrett Deane; Bonita; 5-8; 150; Jr.; Accuracy is his strength.


Jerry Fitschen; Orange Lutheran; 6-0; 175; Sr.; Known for booming kickoffs.

John Hilfer; Redlands East Valley; 6-1; 185; Sr.; Strong on kickoffs into end zone.

Andrew Nielsen; Hart; 5-10; 165; Sr.; Range is beyond 50 yards.

Fidel Romo; Banning; 6-2; 195; Sr.; Top punter with 4.3 grade-point average.


Mateo Thompson; Murrieta Mesa; 5-7; 160; Sr.; Made 11 of 14 field goals last season.

Alexander Vasquez; La Serna; 6-0; 160; Sr.; Made 10 of 11 field goals last season.

Caleb Watkins; Glendora; 5-10; 155; Sr.; Made 11 of 14 field goals last season.

Best of the rest:

Kyle Coale; Palos Verdes; 5-11; 200; Sr.; Had six field goals as a junior.

Elias Deeb; Mater Dei; 5-11; 205; Sr.; Top punter in the making.

Daniel Gutierrez; Granada Hills; 5-11; 175; Jr.; Top City Section kicker had eight field goals.

Steele Ledford; Thousand Oaks; 5-9; 165; Jr.; Made 10 of 12 field goals last season.


Sam Loy; Santa Margarita; 6-2; 185; Sr.; Has booming kickoffs, strong punts.

Chase McGrath; Mater Dei; 6-0; 185; Jr.; Capable of making long field goals.

Jason Neigler; Corona del Mar; 5-10; 160; Sr.; Had five field goals last season.

Jacob Olesniewicz; Claremont; 5-11; 175; Sr.; Made 10 of 11 field goals.

Jake Perez; Corona Centennial; 5-9; 160; Sr.; Will be busy kicking extra points.

Jared Porter; Redlands; 5-11; 165; Sr.; Top punter and improving kicker.