Video: Jake Dunniway's Senior Season Highlights
Watch the St. Mary's quarterback as he puts up prolific numbers in his senior campaign.
MaxPreps is honoring 2016's top players in California's Sac-Joaquin Section.
Performance during the 2016 regular season, postseason, stats provided to MaxPreps, local postseason honors and coach recommendations determined the selections.Player of the Year
QB - Jake Dunniway, St. Mary's (Stockton), Sr.
The Record's All-Area Football Player of the Year
threw for 4,066 yards and 46 TDs. Dunniway was intercepted nine times in 329 attempts. The senior lead the Rams to a CIF State Bowl Game appearance.
Offensive Player of the YearRB - Will Semone, Oakdale, Sr.
The Modesto Bee's Player of the Year
was the rock in Oakdale's run to a CIF State title. Per the Bee (Oakdale does not submit stats to MaxPreps), Semone rushed for a Stanislaus District-record 2,851 yards. The senior rushed for six touchdowns in Oakdale's state title victory.
Defensive Player of the Year/Athlete of the YearATH - Mason Hurst, Del Oro (Loomis), Sr.
The Sacramento Bee Player of the Year
was a pure playmaker in every aspect of the game. Hurst could have been named to basically any spot on the All-Section team. The senior finished with 17 receiving touchdowns, over 2,000 all-purpose yards, and was a force on defense with 76 tackles and two interceptions.
Junior Player of the YearRB - Dusty Frampton, St. Mary's (Stockton)
Frampton finished his junior season with more than 2,300 yards rushing and 42 touchdowns. He made a name for himself across the state when he rushed 359 yards and five touchdowns in the Regional Bowl game against Freedom. Frampton was often out late in the game due to big leads.
Sophomore Player of the Year DB - Tyler Green, Christian Brothers (Sacramento)
Green was named a national Sophomore All-American
after finishing third in the country with 12 overall interceptions.
Coaches of the YearSmall Schools - Bill Baker, Amador (Sutter Creek)Medium Schools - Trent Merzon, OakdaleLarge Schools - Tony Franks, St. Mary's (Stockton)First Team Offense
QB - Joe Curry, Folsom, Sr.
adds his name to the list of great Folsom quarterbacks. The senior
threw for over 3,800 yards and 53 touchdowns. Curry only threw seven
interceptions in 391 attempts.QB - Jayden Machado, Elk Grove, Sr.
The Co-Delta League MVP tossed for over 2,200 yards for Thundering Herd. Machado was fifth in the section with 35 passing TDs. RB - Elijah Dotson, Antelope, Sr.
was the most electric back in the Sac-Joaquin Section. He rushed for
over 100 yards in all but one game this season. His best performance may
have been against Grant in the playoffs, where he rushed for 287 yards
and three scores.RB - Tariq Hollandsworth, Sacramento, Sr.
UNLV commit broke onto the scene with his monster game against Folsom,
where he rushed for 268 yards on 26 carries. He also had a 271-yard game
against Stagg to open up the playoffs.RB - Tyree Marcelle, Grant (Sacramento), Sr.
Marcelle averaged eight yards per carry for the Pacers. The senior totaled 1,964 yards on the ground in 12 games.WR - Cutrell Haywood, Stagg (Stockton), Sr.
In 11 games played, Haywood led the section with 1,644 receiving yards. He also was tied for first with 22 touchdowns.WR - Brenden Hall, Vista del Lago (Folsom), Sr.
Hall was second in the section with 124.3 yards per game receiving. He also was tied with 22 touchdowns, and had a five-touchdown game.WR - Drake Stallworth, Folsom, Sr.
The senior made big plays as he averaged over 20 yards per reception this season. Stallworth caught 61 passes, 19 went for a touchdown.TE - Jimmy Jaggers, Roseville, Sr.
Jaggers was named the CVC Utility Player of the Year. The 6-foot-4 UCLA commit opened up holes and hauled in passes on offense. He also had eight sacks on the defensive side of the ball. OL - Popo Aumavae, St. Mary's (Stockton), Sr.
The Oregon commit could have been placed on either the offensive or defensive side of the ball. Aumavae was a major key to the Rams success this season.OL - Parker Blomquist, Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills), Sr.
Blomquist was named the SFL Lineman of the Year. The senior helped the Trojans average 35 points per game this fall. OL - Nico Sarale, Oakdale, Jr.
The junior was named an all-VOL selection after being the anchor of Oakdale's high-powered Wing-T offense. OL - Zach Rickard, Antelope, Sr.
The CVC Lineman of the Year opened up holes for Elijah Dotson and the explosive Antelope offense. ATH - Robert Holt, Monterey Trail (Elk Grove), Sr.
You name it, Holt did it for Monterey Trail. He had over 600 yards passing, nearly 900 yards rushing, and handled kicking and punting duties for the Mustangs. K - Bryce Wade, Central Catholic (Modesto), Sr.
Wade was a major weapon for the Raiders. He had 36 total touchbacks, missed one PAT in 51 attempts and was 4-of-7 on field goals. First Team Defense
DL - Tucker Fisk, Davis, Sr.
The Co-Delta League MVP was a force on both sides of the ball. Although Stanford is recruiting him as a tight end, Fisk caused every team to run away from him on defense.DL - DJ Johnson, Burbank (Sacramento), Sr.
Johnson finished the season with 85 total tackles and 15 sacks. He also recovered three fumbles.
DL - Jordan Stinhilver, St. Mary's (Stockton), Sr.
Stinhilver had 13 total sacks on the season. His best game may have been in the Section finals against Folsom where he had four sacks.DL - Israel Luna, Del Oro (Loomis), Sr.
The Del Oro senior had 25 tackles for a loss. He also racked up 13 total sacks. LB - Ariel Ngata, Folsom, Sr.
The Washington commit had 15 total tackles for loss and added 6.5 sacks for the Bulldogs. LB - Mustafa Noel-Johnson, Turlock, Sr.
Johnson was named the Black Hat Football Defensive Player of the Year
as he racked up 102 tackles. He had 34.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage.LB - Jake Bellecci, Elk Grove, Sr.
Bellecci was in on 84 tackles this season for the Thundering Herd. The senior also caught four touchdowns as a tight end. LB - Aaric Holt, Downey (Modesto), Sr.
Holt notched 149 tackles this season, including 12 tackles for loss and 99 solo tackles. LB - Bradley Canepa, Sonora, Sr.
Canepa recorded 140 tackles and was a Co-MVP of the Mother Lode League. Of his 140 tackles, 112 were solo. DB - Davion Ross, Inderkum (Sacramento), Sr.
Ross was second in the section with nine interceptions. The junior DB also had 38 solo tackles. DB - Cameron Stone, Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills), Sr.
Stone finished with eight interceptions on the season. The shutdown DB had three picks in the playoffs. DB - Trajon Cotton, Inderkum (Sacramento), Sr.
Not often does your quarterback play on both sides of the ball, but Cotton is such an athlete it was hard to keep him off the field. He finished with over 1,500 yards passing, while making 63 tackles and five interceptions on defense.DB - Lawrence Hardy, Grant (Sacramento), Sr.
Hardy finished with 73 total tackles and five interceptions for the Pacers. The senior was also a weapon as a receiver, too. Utility - Gino Campiotti, Manteca, Jr.
Campiotti was the quarterback, kicker and punter for the D-IV section champions. He was named the VOL's Outstanding Offensive Player, but really, the junior did it all for Manteca.Second Team Offense
QB - Brent Schaeffer, Vista del Lago (Folsom), Sr.
QB - Stone Smartt, Senior, Del Oro (Loomis)
RB - Ryan Graham, Senior, Lincoln
RB - Zach Orman, Senior, Galt
RB - Graylon Lindsey, Senior, Sheldon (Sacramento)
WR - Gavin Reinwald, Elk Grove, Sr.WR - Nate Eschleman, Union Mine (El Dorado), Sr.WR - Dewey Cotton, St. Mary's (Stockton), Sr.TE - Miquan Maxey, Lincoln (Stockton), Sr.OL - Chris Martinez, Pitman (Turlock), Sr.
OL - Dalton Heryford, Del Oro (Loomis), Sr.OL - Jacob Geist, Los Banos, Sr.OL - Jarett Carl, St. Mary's (Stockton), Sr.ATH - Marco Baldacchino, Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills), Sr.Utility - Landen Clark, Bear River (Grass Valley), Sr.
Second Team Defense
DL - Kelechi Njoku, Cordova (Rancho Cordova), Jr.DL - Justin Kakala, Manteca, Jr.DL - Morgan Rein-Robinson, Placer (Auburn),Sr.DL - Joshua Falo, Inderkum (Sacramento), Sr.LB - Brad Jenner, Folsom, Sr.LB - Montell Bland, Central Catholic (Modesto), Sr.LB - Jalend Dinwiddie, Stagg (Stockton), Sr.LB - Jason Gallagher, Jesuit (Carmichael), Jr.LB - Andrew Rapacon, American Canyon, Sr.
DB - Garrett Chapman, Antelope, Sr.
DB - Jonathon Amadi, Jesuit (Carmichael), Sr.DB - Keaton Hampton, St. Mary's (Stockton), Sr.DB - Devan Bass, Pitman (Turlock), Sr.P - Hassani Zackery, Edison (Stockton), Jr.