Here are Scorebook Live California’s All-Southern Section high school football teams for the 2019 season. The three teams — first team, second team and honorable mention — were compiled by Scorebook Live reporters Connor Morrissette and Lance Smith. Players from all 14 Southern Section Divisions were considered. All selected players are seniors unless otherwise noted.
FIRST TEAM ALL-SOUTHERN SECTION
QB: Bryce Young – Mater Dei
Young won the Gatorade state player of the year award, given annually to California’s top football player. He signed with Alabama on Dec. 18.
OL: Myle Murao – Mater Dei
Muraro was an All-Trinity League selection and a three year starter at Mater Dei. He signed with Washington on Dec. 18.
OL: Drake Metcalf – St. John Bosco
Metcalf was an All-Trinity League selection. He signed with Stanford on Dec. 18.
OL: Jonah Monheim – Moorpark
Monheim was named the Camino League co-offensive lineman of the year. He signed with USC on Dec. 18.
OL: Jeffrey Persi – JSerra
Persi was an All-Trinity League selection. He signed with Michigan.
OL: Elia Migao – Chaparral – Jr.
Migao was named the Southwestern League offensive lineman of the year.
TE: Mark Redman – Corona Del Mar
Redman caught 72 passes for 979 yards and 13 touchdowns for the undefeated state champion Sea Kings. He signed with Washington.
RB: Damien Moore – Bishop Amat
Moore was named the Mission League MVP. He signed with Cal.
RB: Davon Booth – El Monte
Booth led the state in rushing yards with 2,935. He also scored 36 touchdowns.
WR: Kris Hutson – St. John Bosco
Hutson was consistently clutch for St. John Bosco during their state championship run. He finished the season with over 1,000 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. Hutson signed with Oregon.
WR: John Humphreys – Corona Del Mar
Humphreys signed with Stanford. He caught 111 passes for 2,001 yards and 32 touchdowns for the undefeated state champion Sea Kings.
DL: Kobe Pepe – St. John Bosco
Pepe was an All-Trinity League selection. He signed with USC.
DL: Tyler Wegis – San Juan Hills
Wegis had 37 tackles for loss in his senior season. He signed with Utah.
DL: Lance Keneley – Mission Viejo
Keneley had 13 sacks in 2019 for the Division 1 semifinalist Diablos.
DL: LeShaun Bell – Calabasas
Bell terrorized defenses all season. He was constantly on opposing offenses minds. The senior finished the year with 60 tackles.
LB: Ma’a Gaoteote – St. John Bosco – Jr.
Gaoteote made the key strip sack in St. John Bosco’s Southern Section championship win over Mater Dei. He was an All-Trinity League selection.
LB: Justin Flowe – Upland – Jr.
Flowe won the Dick Butkus award winner given out annually to the nation’s top high school linebacker. He signed with Oregon.
LB: Caleb McCullough – Pacifica
McCullough led the Southern Section in tackles with 234. He signed with Arizona State.
DB: Clark Phillips – La Habra
Phillips intercepted four passes this season. He signed with Utah on Thursday.
DB: JonJon Vaughns – St. John Bosco
Vaughns was an All-Trinity League selection. He signed with UCLA.
DB: Jaylin Davies – Mater Dei – Jr.
Davies was an All-Trinity League selection.
DB: Grady Liddell – Camarillo
Liddell intercepted eight passes this season.
SECOND TEAM ALL-SOUTHERN SECTION
QB: DJ Uiagalelei – St. John Bosco
OL: Tai Marks – Mater Dei
OL: Nathan Cardona – Yorba Linda
OL: Kyle Juergens – St. Margaret’s
OL: George Miki-Han – Mater Dei – Jr.
OL: Joseph Church – Upland
TE: Jack Yary – Murrieta Valley
RB: Isaac Hurtado – Cypress
RB: Willy Camacho – Chaminade
WR: Joey Hobert – San Juan Hills
WR: Kody Epps – Mater Dei
DL: Korey Foreman – Corona Centennial – Jr.
DL: JayMax Jacobsen – Temecula Valley
DL: Logan Schwenke – Mission Viejo
DL: Derek Wilkins – Santa Margarita – Jr.
LB: Ray Leutele – Mater Dei
LB: Raesjon Davis – Mater Dei – Jr.
LB: Kourt Williams – St. John Bosco
DB: DJ Harvey – Sierra Canyon – Jr.
DB: Domani Jackson – Mater Dei – So.
DB: Ceyair Wright – Loyola – Jr.
DB: Malik Sherrod – Pacifica
THIRD TEAM ALL-SOUTHERN SECTION
QB: Ethan Garbers – Corona Del Mar
OL: James Maae – Long Beach Poly
OL: Edward Riley – St. John Bosco – Jr.
OL: Justin Williams – Tesoro
OL: Nicholas Martinez – Servite
OL: Julian Ripley – Rancho Cucamonga
TE: Jake Muller – Capistrano Valley
RB: Walter Gooding – Esperanza
RB: Isaiah Creech – Highland
WR: Chris Miller – Culver City
WR: Gary Bryant – Corona Centennial
DL: Nathan Burrell – St. John Bosco – So.
DL: Jake Shipley – Shadow Hills
DL: Ethan Rodriguez – Bishop Amat
DL: Sione Lolohea – Aquinas
LB: JD Hernandez – Sierra Canyon
LB: Sebastian Deleon – Crescenta Valley – Jr.
LB: Josh Henderson – Grace Brethren
DB: Nate Bennett – Grace Brethren
DB: Kade Jones – South Torrance – Jr.
DB: Kameron Rocha – San Jacinto
DB: John Humphrey – Muir
K: Josh Bryan – Sierra Canyon – Jr.
P: Jack Stonehouse – Chaminade – Jr.
Returner: Trenell Ridgley – St. Paul
QB: Shane Illingworth – Norco
QB: CJ Stroud – Rancho Cucamonga
OLB: Mason Gecowets – Corona del Mar
MLB: Dean Neeley – Mater Dei
DE: Tyler Narayan – Mater Dei – Jr.
RB: Jessie Valenzuela – Camarillo
DB: Noah Avinger – Servite – Jr.
S: Jake Newman – St. John Bosco
OL: Earnest Greene – St. John Bosco – So.