MaxPreps 2015 California Large Schools All-State Football Team

Kevin Askeland | MaxPreps.com Monday, February 8, 2016 3:00pm

Najee Harris of Antioch wins Large Schools Player of the Year, Justin Alumbaugh of De La Salle is Large Schools Coach of the Year.

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While De La Salle (Concord), Centennial (Corona) and St. John Bosco (Bellflower) may have been the top three teams in the state in 2015, the state's top large schools player comes from a team that didn't even reach a section championship game.

Antioch's Najee Harris is the MaxPreps California Large Schools Player of the Year after leading his team to an 11-1 record - the school's best record this century. In fact, since Harris has been on the varsity squad, Antioch has averaged nine wins a season. In the 10 years prior, Antioch averaged only three wins a year.

Harris was chosen as the player of the year in the Bay Area by the Contra Costa Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and Prep2Prep. The Alabama commit, who is ranked as the No. 2 player in the nation in the Class of 2017, rushed for 2,744 yards and 39 total touchdowns with season highs of 396 yards against Central Coast Section Division I runner-up Milpitas and 390 yards against North Coast Section Division I runner-up Foothill (Pleasanton).

Justin Alumbaugh of De La Salle is the Large Schools Coach of the Year. After losing its first game of the season to Trinity (Euless, Texas), De La Salle was planted firmly in the No. 3 spot in the state rankings for most of the season behind Southern California powerhouses Centennial and St. John Bosco. After Centennial knocked off St. John  Bosco in the Pac-5 Division championship game in the Southern Section, De La Salle proceeded to do the same to the Huskies, limiting the offensive juggernaut to just 21 points in a 28-21 win in the CIF Open Division Bowl Game.

Along the way, De La Salle also knocked off perennial Pac-5 contenders Servite, Orange Lutheran and Long Beach Poly and also topped CIF Division II-AA state champion Del Oro. The championship was the second in a row for Alumbaugh, who also defeated Centennial in last year's Open Division game.

The Large Schools All-State Team is made up of 30 members on the first team and 30 on the second team. The players are chosen from the largest state section enrollment divisions, including the following: North Coast Section 1; Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 and 2; Central Coast Section Open Division 1; Central Section Division 1; Los Angeles City Section Division I; San Diego Section Open Division and Division 1 and Southern Section Pac-5 Division and West Valley Division.

California Large Schools All-State Football Team

First Team Offense

Javon McKinley, Centennial
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Javon McKinley, Centennial
WR – Javon McKinley, Centennial (Corona), 6-2, 195
Honors: Los Angeles Times All-Southland Team, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Area Team, U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Southern Section Pac-5 All-Division Team, American Family Insurance All-State Second Team.
Stats: 56 catches for 1,173 yards, 13 touchdowns; Career – 174 catches for 3,596 yards, 38 touchdowns.

WR – Michael Pittman, Oaks Christian (Westlake Village), 6-4, 195
Honors: Los Angeles Times All-Southland Team, American Family Insurance All-State Offensive Player of the Year, Southern Section Pac-5 All-Division Team, U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Southern Section Pac-5 All-Division Team, Los Angeles Daily News All-Area Player of the Year, Ventura County Star Co-Player of the Year, Ventura County Football Coaches Association All-County MVP.
Stats: 81 catches for 1,990 yards, 24 touchdowns; Career – 128 catches for 2,904 yards, 36 touchdowns.

WR – Tyler Vaughns, Bishop Amat (La Puente), 6-3, 175
Honors: Los Angeles Times All-Southland Team, American Family Insurance All-State Team, U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Southern Section Pac-5 All-Division Team, San Gabriel Valley Tribune All-Area Team.
Stats: 84 catches for 1,319 yards, 13 touchdowns; Career – 194 catches for 2,897 yards, 29 touchdowns.

TE – Devin Asiasi, De La Salle (Concord), 6-5, 270
Honors: American Family Insurance All-State Team, U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Contra Costa Times All-East Bay Team, San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro Team, Prep2Prep All-North Coast Section Team, MaxPreps All-NorCal Team.
Stats: 17 catches for 311 yards, 5 touchdowns.

OL – Frank Martin II, Mater Dei (Santa Ana), 6-6, 295
Honors: Los Angeles Times All-Southland Team, American Family Insurance All-State Team, U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Southern Section Pac-5 All-Division Team, Orange County Register All-County Team.

OL – Jonah Williams, Folsom, 6-5, 255
Honors: American Family Insurance All-State Team, MaxPreps All-Sac-Joaquin Section Team, Sacramento Bee All-Metro Team, MaxPreps All-NorCal Team.

OL – Wyatt Davis, St. John Bosco (Bellflower), 6-5, 315, Junior
Honors: Los Angeles Times All-Southland Team Lineman of the Year, American Family Insurance All-State Team, Southern Section Pac-5 All-Division Team, Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team.

OL – Luke Wattenberg, JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano), 6-5, 275
Honors: Los Angeles Times All-Southland Team, American Family Insurance All-State Team, U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Orange County Register All-County Team.

OL – Matthew Brayton, Bishop Amat (La Puente), 6-4, 300
Honors: Los Angeles Times All-Southland Team, American Family Insurance All-State Second Team, Southern Section Pac-5 All-Division Team, San Gabriel Valley Tribune All-Area Team.

QB – Brock Johnson, Mission Viejo, 6-2, 195
Honors: Southern Section West Valley All-Division Offensive Player of the Year, Orange County Register Offensive Player of the Year.
Stats: 198 completions, 315 attempts for 3,605 yards, 41 touchdowns; Career – 343 completions, 576 attempts for 6,220 yards.

QB – Quentin Davis, St. John Bosco (Bellflower), 6-2, 208
Honors: Southern Section Pac-5 All-Division Team, Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team Offensive Player of the Year.
Stats: 204 completions, 293 attempts for 3,612 yards, 40 touchdowns.

RB – J.J. Taylor, Centennial (Corona), 5-6, 170
Honors: Los Angeles Times All-Southland Team Back of the Year, American Family Insurance All-State Second Team, Southern Section Pac-5 All-Division Offensive Player of the Year, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Area Offensive Player of the Year.
Stats: 251 carries for 2,149 yards, 44 total touchdowns, 282 points; Career – 449 carries for 3,967 yards, 76 total touchdowns.

RB – Sean McGrew, St. John Bosco (Bellflower), 5-8, 174
Honors: Gatorade State Player of the Year, Los Angeles Times All-Southland Team, American Family Insurance All-State Team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team Player of the Year, Southern Section Pac-5 All-Division Team.
Stats: 200 carries for 1,852 yards, 30 total touchdowns; Career – 630 carries for 5,762 yards, 85 total touchdowns.

RB – Najee Harris, Antioch, 6-2, 222, Junior
Honors: American Family Insurance All-State Team, Contra Costa Times All-East Bay Offensive Player of the Year, San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro Player of the Year, Prep2Prep All-North Coast Player of the Year, MaxPreps All-NorCal Offensive Player of the Year.
Stats: 243 carries for 2,744 yards, 39 total touchdowns, 300 points; Career – 547 carries for 5,172 yards, 63 total touchdowns, 486 points.

K – Peyton Henry, Monte Vista (Danville), 6-0, 185, Junior
Honors: Contra Costa Times All-East Bay Team, MaxPreps All-NorCal Second Team, Prep2Prep All-North Coast Section Team, San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro Honorable Mention.
Stats: 5 field goals, long of 52, 54 of 56 extra points, 55 touchbacks.

AP – Khalil Tate, Serra (Gardena), 6-0, 185
Honors: American Family Insurance All-State Team, Southern Section Pac-5 All-Division Team, Los Angeles Times All-Southland Team, Torrance Daily Breeze All-Area Offensive Player of the Year.
Stats: 127 completions, 233 attempts for 2,036 yards, 17 touchdowns; 203 carries for 2,130 yards rushing, 26 touchdowns; Career – 222 completions, 400 attempts for 3,543 yards, 36 touchdowns; 359 carries for 3,625 yards rushing, 46 rushing touchdowns.

First Team Defense

Oluwole Betiku (47), Serra
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Oluwole Betiku (47), Serra
DL – Oluwole Betiku, Serra (Gardena), 6-6, 245
Honors: Los Angeles Times All-Southland Team, American Family Insurance All-State Defensive Player of the Year, Under Armour All-American Game, Southern Section Pac-5 All-Division Team, Torrance Daily Breeze All-Area Defensive Player of the Year.
Stats: 70 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, 17 sacks.

DL – Jacob Callier, St. John Bosco (Bellflower), 6-3, 247, Junior
Honors: Los Angeles Times All-Southland Team, Southern Section Pac-5 All-Division Team, Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team.
Stats: 64 tackles, 12 sacks.

DL – Damon Wiley, De La Salle (Concord), 6-0, 230
Honors: MaxPreps All-NorCal Defensive Player of the Year, San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro Team, Contra Costa Times All-East Bay Defensive Player of the Year, Prep2Prep All-North Coast Section Team.
Stats: 84 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 11 sacks.

DL – Boss Tagaloa, De La Salle (Concord), 6-3, 295
Honors: American Family Insurance All-State Team, MaxPreps All-NorCal Team, Prep2Prep All-North Coast Section Team, San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro Team, Contra Costa All-East Bay Team.
Stats: 48 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks.

LB – Joshua Brown, Long Beach Poly, 6-2, 225
Honors: Los Angeles Times All-Southland Team, Southern Section Pac-5 All-Division Team, Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team.
Stats: 121 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks.

LB – Zach Brumbaugh, Centennial (Corona), 5-11, 215
Honors: Southern Section Pac-5 All-Division Defensive Player of the Year, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Area Defensive Player of the Year.
Stats: 94 tackles, 5 tackles for loss.

LB – Jedediah Smith, Mater Dei (Santa Ana), 6-4, 210
Honors: Orange County Register All-County Defensive Player of the Year.
Stats: 87 tackles, 17 tackles for loss.

LB – Ezekiel Noa, Helix (La Mesa), 6-0, 220, Junior
Honors: San Diego Section Defensive Player of the Year.
Stats: 92 tackles, 9.5 sacks.

LB – Caleb Kelly, Clovis West (Fresno), 6-2, 213
Honors: American Family Insurance All-State Team, U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Fresno Bee All-Area Team.
Stats: 79 tackles, 10 sacks.

DB – Jack Jones, Long Beach Poly, 5-11, 160
Honors: Los Angeles Times All-Southland Team, American Family Insurance All-State Team, U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Southern Section Pac-5 All-Division Team, Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team Offensive Player of the Year.
Stats: 1 interception, 42 catches, 837 yards, 11 touchdowns.

DB – Chacho Ulloa, Centennial (Corona), 6-0, 185
Honors: Los Angeles Times All-Southland Team, Southern Section Pac-5 All-Division Team, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Area Team.
Stats: 51 tackles, 6 interceptions.

DB – David Long, Loyola (Los Angeles), 5-10, 175
Honors: Los Angeles Times All-Southland Team, American Family Insurance All-State Team, Southern Section Pac-5 All-Division Team.
Stats: 19 tackles, 1 interception.

DB – Brenden Schooler, Mission Viejo, 6-3, 185
Honors: Orange County Register All-County Team, Southern Section West Valley All-Division Defensive Player of the Year.
Stats: 91 tackles, 3 interceptions, 3 blocked punts, 2 blocked field goals.

P – Andrew Nielsen, Hart (Newhall), 5-11, 175
Honors: Los Angeles Times All-Southland Team, Los Angeles Daily News All-Area Team, Santa Clarita Signal All-Santa Clarita Valley Team.
Stats: 43.8 punting average, 31 touchbacks, 40 of 45 PATs, 8 field goals, long of 51.

Second Team Offense

Wesley Preece, Rocklin
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Wesley Preece, Rocklin
WR – Derrion Grim, McNair (Stockton), 6-0, 180
Honors: Stockton Record All-Area Player of the Year, MaxPreps All-Sac-Joaquin Section Team, Black Hat All-209 Offensive Player of the Year, MaxPreps All-NorCal Second Team.
Stats: 96 catches for 1,928 yards, 34 touchdowns; Career – 131 catches for 2,565 yards, 44 touchdowns.

WR – Devaughn Cooper, Narbonne (Harbor City), 6-0, 175
Honors: Los Angeles City Section Division I Offensive Player of the Year, Torrance Daily News All-Area Team.
Stats: 67 catches for 1,280 yards, 19 touchdowns; Career – 104 catches for 1,917 yards, 27 touchdowns.

WR – Austin Osborne, Mission Viejo, 6-3, 175, Sophomore
Honors: Southern Section West Valley All-Division Team, Orange County Register All-County Team.
Stats: 51 catches for 1,262 yards, 18 touchdowns.

TE – Wesley Preece, Rocklin, 6-6, 225
Honors: Sacramento Bee All-Metro Team, MaxPreps All-Sac-Joaquin Section Team, MaxPreps All-NorCal Second Team.
Stats: 49 catches for 733 yards, 10 touchdowns.

OL – Michael Alves, St. Augustine (San Diego), 6-5, 320
Honors: American Family Insurance All-State Second Team, Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, All-San Diego Section Team.

OL – Alex Akingbulu, Narbonne (Harbor City), 6-6, 265
Honors: Los Angeles Times All-Southland Team, Los Angeles City Section All-Division I Team, Torrance Daily Breeze All-Area Team.

OL – Blake Wardy, De La Salle (Concord), 6-3, 215
Honors: San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro Team, Contra Costa Times All-East Bay Team, Prep2Prep All-North Coast Section Team.

OL – Logan Bathke, Orange Lutheran (Orange), 6-5, 270
Honors: American Family Insurance All-State Second Team, Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, Southern Section Pac-5 All-Division Team, Orange County Register All-County Team.

OL – Chuck Filiaga, Vista Murrieta (Murrieta), 6-6, 315, Junior
Honors: Southern Section West Valley All-Division Team, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Area Team.

QB – Roman Ale, Narbonne (Harbor City), 6-2, 181
Honors: Los Angeles City Section Division I Player of the Year, Torrance Daily Breeze All-Area Team.
Stats: 213 completions, 308 attempts for 3,558 yards, 45 touchdowns.

QB – Sean Kuenzinger, Clovis, 6-1, 185
Honors: Fresno Bee All-Area Co-Offensive Player of the Year.
Stats: 185 completions, 305 attempts for 3,056 yards, 30 touchdowns.

RB – Torreahno Sweet, Bishop Amat (La Puente), 5-10, 185
Honors: Southern Section Pac-5 All-Division Team, San Gabriel Valley Tribune All-Area Offensive Player of the Year.
Stats: 231 carries for 1,808 yards, 36 total touchdowns.

RB – Ryan Robards, Elk Grove, 6-0, 190
Honors: Sacramento Bee Player of the Year, MaxPreps All-Sac-Joaquin Section Athlete of the Year, MaxPreps All-NorCal First Team.
Stats: 312 carries for 2,884 yards, 50 total touchdowns, 324 points.

RB – Charles Williams, Bullard (Fresno), 5-11, 180
Honors: Fresno Bee All-Area Co-Offensive Player of the Year.
Stats: 287 carries for 2,142 yards, 28 total touchdowns.

K – Hayden McGinnis, Tesoro (Rancho Santa Margarita), 6-0, 180
Honors: Orange County Register All-County First Team.
Stats: 54 of 57 extra points, 10 field goals, long of 42.

AP – Jake Jeffrey, Folsom, 6-0, 180
Honors: Sacramento Bee All-Metro Offensive Player of the Year, MaxPreps All-Sac-Joaquin Section Team, MaxPreps All-NorCal First Team.
Stats: 274 completions, 394 attempts for 4,194 yards, 50 touchdowns; 168 carries for 974 yards, 11 touchdowns.



Second Team Defense

Kurtis Brown, Liberty
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Kurtis Brown, Liberty
DL – Carter Hartmann, Mission Viejo, 6-3, 270
Honors: Los Angeles Times All-Southland Team, American Family Insurance All-State Team, Southern Section West Valley All-Division Team, Orange County Register All-County Team.

DL – Kurtis Brown, Liberty (Bakersfield), 6-5, 240
Honors: Bakersfield California All-Area Defensive Player of the Year.
Stats: 96 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 6 sacks.

DL – Daniel Bender, Valhalla (El Cajon), 6-5, 225
Honors: All-San Diego Section, East County All-Area Defensive Player of the Year.
Stats: 92 tackles, 14 sacks.

DL – William Hackenberg, Chino Hills, 5-10, 210
Honors: Southern Section West Valley All-Division Team, Daily Bulletin All-Inland Valley Defensive Player of the Year, San Bernardino Sun All-Area Team.
Stats: 97 tackles, 29 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks.



LB – Jacob Bergstrom, Bellarmine College Prep (San Jose), 6-3, 225
Honors:: San Jose Mercury News All-Area Team, San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro Team, Prep2Prep All-Central Coast Section Team.
Stats: 103 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 interception.

LB – Krys Barnes, Liberty (Bakersfield), 6-2, 225
Honors: Bakersfield California All-Area Team, American Family Insurance All-State Second Team.
Stats: 78 tackles.

LB – Curtis Robinson, Mater Dei (Santa Ana), 6-3, 215
Honors: Los Angeles Times All-Southland Team, American Family Insurance All-State Team, U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Southern Section Pac-5 All-Division Team, Orange County Register All-County Team.
Stats: 55 tackles, 10 sacks.

LB – Mustafa Noel-Johnson, Turlock, 6-2, 245, Junior
Honors: Modesto Bee All-District Large Schools Team, MaxPreps All-Sac-Joaquin Section Team, Black Hat All-209 Defensive Player of the Year, Turlock Journal All-Area Defensive Player of the Year.
Stats: 67 tackles, 8.5 sacks.



DB – Josh Hokit, Clovis, 6-2, 215
Honors: Fresno Bee All-Area Defensive Player of the Year.
Stats: 94 tackles, 820 yards rushing, 8 touchdowns.

DB – Trey Udoffia, Del Oro (Loomis), 6-0, 180
Honors: Sacramento Bee All-Metro Team, MaxPreps All-NorCal First Team.
Stats: 37 catches for 729 yards, 8 touchdowns, 54 tackles, 4 interceptions.

DB – Jordan Parker, Pittsburg, 5-11, 185
Honors: American Family Insurance All-State Second Team, San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro Team, Contra Costa Times All-East Bay Team, Prep2Prep All-North Coast Section Team.
Stats: 3 interceptions, 6 passes defended.

DB – Brandon Burton, Serra (Gardena), 6-2, 195
Honors: American Family Insurance All-State Team, Under Armour All-American Game, Southern Section Pac-5 All-Division Team, Torrance Daily Breeze All-Area Team.
Stats: 69 tackles, 1 interception.



DB – Isaiah Floyd, Foothill (Pleasanton), 5-9, 175, Senior
Honors: San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro Team, Contra Costa Times All-East Bay Team, Prep2Prep All-North Coast Section Team, MaxPreps All-NorCal First Team.
Stats: 1,800 yards rushing, 38 touchdowns.

P – Sam Loy, Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita), 6-2, 192
Honors: Orange County Register All-County Team.
Stats: 40 punting average, 15 inside 20, 50 touchbacks.