Here is Scorebook Live California’s All-LA City Section football team for the 2019 season. The team was compiled by Scorebook Live reporter Connor Morrissette. Players from all four LA City Divisions were considered. All selected players are seniors unless otherwise noted.
Since Narbonne did not compete in the postseason this year, their players were not selected. The team had a large group sign to play football in college on Wednesday. Those players are listed below.
Scorebook Live California’s All-CIF LA City football team
QB: Luca Diamont – Venice
Diamont threw for 2,161 yards and 23 touchdowns, but it’s his rushing numbers that gave him the edge over other QB’s. The Duke signee rushed for 1,520 yards and 24 scores.
OL: Matt Rodriguez – San Pedro
Rodriguez paved the way for teammate Josh Ward all season. He’ll be an All-City player.
OL: Jaden Smith-Jackson – Crenshaw
Smith was Crenshaw’s top blocker. He’ll be an All-City selection.
OL: Joesph Silva – Venice
Silva was one of the main reasons Venice ran the ball so effectively in 2019. He’ll be an All-City player.
OL: Elijah Vasquez – El Camino Real
Vasquez was the West Valley League’s offensive lineman of the year.
OL: Donavan Reyes – Grant
Reyes was named the East Valley League’s offensive lineman of the year.
TE: Arlis Boardingham – Birmingham – So.
Admittedly, this is a bit of a cop out. Boardingham is a great receiver and defensive end, who rarely lines up at tight end. I slotted him here because he deserves to make this list and I wanted to include as many players as possible.
Boardingham caught 54 passes for 910 yards and 12 touchdowns for the City’s top team in 2019. He had three sacks and two fumble recoveries on defense.
RB: Joshua Ward – San Pedro
Ward rushed for 1,061 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2019. He signed with UC Davis on Wednesday.
RB: James Ochoa – Arleta
Ochoa rushed for 1,791 yards and 25 touchdowns this year.
WR: Dominic Arango-Serna – Canoga Park – So.
Arango-Serna led the City with 1,341 receiving yards. He caught 15 touchdowns.
WR: Dranel Rhodes – Reseda
Rhodes caught 35 passes for 959 yards, that’s 27 yards per catch, which led the City. Rhodes hauled in ten TD’s.
DL: Carlos Rivera – Birmingham – So.
Rivera was one of the top defensive linemen in the City. He was an All-West Valley League selection.
DL: Erick Anaya – Garfield
Anaya made 44 tackles in 2019, six were for loss.
DL: Hendrix Lopez – Birmingham
Lopez was named the defensive lineman of the year in the West Valley League. He made 73 tackles.
DL: Isaiah Howard – San Pedro – Jr.
Howard averaged a sack per game for San Pedro.
DL: Diego Gudino – Banning
Gudino was the top defensive lineman for the Open Division runner up Banning Pilots.
LB: Sy Riley – Palisades
Riley had 17 tackles for loss in his senior season.
LB: Christopher Figueroa – Birmingham
Figueroa was named the West Valley League defensive player of the year.
DB: Joshua Christopher – Canoga Park
Christopher led the City Section with nine interceptions.
DB: Mason White – Birmingham
White was named the MVP of the West Valley League. He’s a tremendous receiver and special teamer in addition to being a great defensive back. White had three picks as a senior.
DB: Micah Gardner – Carson
Gardner had opposing coaches afraid to throw his way in 2019.
DB: Deajon Little – Gardena
Little had four interceptions as a senior. He was the top player on a Gardena team that won a Division 3 title in 2019.
K/P: Tommy Meek – Palisades
Meek led the City Section with eight made field goals in 2019. He also averaged the longest punts at 44 yards per boot.
Returner: Andrew Hernandez – San Fernando
Hernandez returned two punts for touchdowns this season.