Here are Scorebook Live California’s All-Inland Empire high school football teams for the 2019 season.
The teams — first team, second team, third team and honorable mentions — were compiled by Scorebook Live reporters Connor Morrissette and Lance Smith.
While many refer to only the western region of Riverside County and southwestern region of San Bernardino as the Inland Empire, all Southern Section schools in Riverside County and San Bernardino County were eligible for the teams.
Offensive Player of the Year: QB CJ Stroud – Rancho Cucamonga – SR.
Stroud threw for 3,878 yards and 47 touchdowns 65.9% completion for the Division 3 semifinalist. He signed in December with Ohio State.
Offensive Lineman of the Year: Elia Migao – Chaparral – JR.
The junior was given the Southwestern League Outstanding Offensive Lineman award.
Defensive Player of the Year: LB Justin Flowe – Upland – SR.
Flowe, the consensus top linebacker in the country, finished with 123 tackles and a career-high 18 tackles for loss, ten sacks, and 13 QB hurries. Flowe signed with Oregon in December.
All-Purpose Player of the Year: RB/DB Brody Hughes – Temecula Valley – SR.
The Southwestern League MVP was one of the top players in SoCal on both sides of the ball, in addition to standing out on special teams. On offense, Hughes rushed for nearly 1,700 yards and 27 touchdowns. On defense, he finished with 100 tackles at safety for the Division 7 champion. Hughes received double-digit college offers, primarily as a DB but perhaps in all phases of the game, before committing to San Diego State.
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE:
The 4-star recruit took another step as a senior and was one of the better passers in the country. In only 11 games, he threw for 3,081 yards and 40 touchdowns with only two interceptions, good for an amazing passer rating of 144.5. Illingworth will play his college ball at Oklahoma State.
The leading rusher in the Inland Empire with room to spare, Allain ran for 1,984 yards and 32 touchdowns as a sophomore, and finished with over 2,000 yards of total offense.
One of the best players on one of the better teams in the country, Floyd ran for 1,369 yards and 28 touchdowns on a strong 9.3 yards per carry. He also had a few slot receptions that put him well over 1,500 yards of total offense on the season.
Corona Centennial’s other top offensive threat, Gary Bryant Jr. is considered by many the top slot receiver in the country. He finished with 1,134 receiving yards, ten receiving touchdowns, 138 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, 115 punt return yards, and two punt return touchdowns. Bryant chose USC over at least 22 other schools.
Ashley totaled 1,333 receiving yards and 18 receiving touchdowns this season and has multiple D-1 offers.
In only ten games, Yary caught for 621 yards and 12 touchdowns at tight end. He’s received at least 15 D-1 offers.
The 6-5, 285-pound guard will play his college ball at Fresno State.
The First Team All-Baseline League lineman will next play at Washington State.
The best member of the Huskies’ dominant offensive line, Herrera was named the Big VIII’s OL of the year.
The top standout on the Huskies’ great offensive line, Perez committed to Sacramento State in November.
Estrada was named the Citrus Belt League offensive co-MVP, a rare honor for an offensive lineman.
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE:
DL: Korey Foreman – Corona Centennial – JR.
Arguably the top football prospect in the country in the Class of 2021, Foreman anchored one of the best front sevens in SoCal. It’s not uncommon to see three offensive linemen at a time with the sole task of containing Foreman.
DL: JayMax Jacobsen – Temecula Valley
The Southwestern League’s Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman, Jacobsen punctuated one of the SoCal’s better front sevens that put terror into Division 7. He finished with 77 tackles and a team high-25 tackles for loss and nine sacks. He also had an interception and two forced fumbles.
DL: Sione Lolohea – Aquinas – SR.
The Ambassador League Defensive Player of the Year led the Falcons to an improbable Southern Section Division 5 title and state championship game appearance, and will next play at Oregon State.
DL: Landon Gallagher – Vista Murrieta – JR.
Gallagher was one of the top players on the Division 2 quarterfinalist, and a First Team All-Southwestern League selection.
LB: Miguel Bautista – Corona Centennial – SR.
At just 5-11, 170, Miguel Bautista was one of SoCal’s top middle linebackers and the Big VIII League DPOY, leading Centennial in tackles (82), tackles for loss (seven–tie) and sacks (10.5).
LB: Anson Pulsipher – Temecula Valley – SR.
Another DPOY candidate from Temecula Valley, Pulsipher registered 151 tackles, 11 TFLs, seven interceptions, two fumble recoveries, and three passes deflected last season, a stat line that might be unmatched in SoCal. He’ll be playing at Stanford next season.
LB: Jonathan Flowe – Upland – JR.
The four-star recruit had 14 tackles for loss, nine sacks, and a team-high 14 QB hurries in only ten games. Flowe currently has at least 22 D-1 offers.
DB: Kameron Rocha – San Jacinto – SR.
The Mountain Pass League’s Defensive MVP made 112 tackles, 12 interceptions, ten deflections, and three forced fumbles for one of the top teams in CIFSS Division 6.
DB: Rodney Robinson – Cajon – SR.
Robinson was named the Citrus Belt League Defensive MVP. He finished with 80 tackles, four interceptions, and 12 deflections, and chose Boise State over at least ten other options.
DB: Isaiah Young – Corona Centennial – SR.
The First Team All-Big VIII League DB was one of the best lockdown cornerbacks in the Southern Section last season. Young will play college ball at Cal.
DB: Jaden Mickey – Corona Centennial – SO.
Another member of Cen10’s elite defensive backfield, Mickey snagged six interceptions and deflected ten passes as a sophomore.
ALL-IE SPECIAL TEAMS:
P: Colby Grames – Citrus Valley – SR.
K: Carson Irvin – Norco – JR.
LS: Randy Ruple – Paloma Valley – SR.
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE:
QB: AJ Duffy – Rancho Verde – SO.
RB: Jordan Jefferson – Rancho Verde – SR.
RB: Gemini Batimana – Elsinore – SR.
WR: Silas Bolden – Rancho Cucamonga – SR.
WR: Taliq Brown – Murrieta Valley – SR.
TE: Matt Lowe – Serrano – SR.
OL: Jacob Gardner – Los Osos – SR.
OL: Phillip Cyr – Heritage – SR.
OL: Nofoafia Tulafono – Oak Hills – SR.
OL: Dylan Lopez – Rancho Verde – SO.
OL: AJ Vaipulu – Corona Centennial – SO.
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE:
DL: De’Jon Roney – Etiwanda – SO.
DL: Esaiah Bogar – Rancho Cucamonga – JR.
DL: Jacob Mitchell – Corona Centennial – SR.
DL: Joshua Garcia – Upland – SR.
LB: Tucker Belville – Chino Hills – SR.
LB: Desi Gonzalez – San Gorgonio – SR.
LB: Jacob Moi – Citrus Valley – SR.
DB: Isiah Carl – Chino Hills – JR.
DB: Hunter Escorcia – Vista Murrieta – SR.
DB: Tyreese Shakir – Vista Murrieta – SR.
DB: Earl Estell – Upland – SR.
THIRD TEAM OFFENSE:
QB: Brandon Rose – Murrieta Valley – SO.
RB: Freddy Fletcher – Cajon – SO.
ATH: Marshawn Buchanan – Adelanto – SR.
WR: Jayden Dixon-Veal – Rancho Cucamonga – SR.
WR: Jordan Williams – Etiwanda – SO.
TE: Jack Pedersen – Vista Murrieta – SO.
OL: Francis Mauigoa – Aquinas – FR.
OL: Andrew Madrigal – Norco – JR.
OL: Kaden Stabile – Norco – SR.
OL: R.J. Taylor – Yucaipa – SR.
OL: Dominic Perez – Rancho Cucamonga – JR.
THIRD TEAM DEFENSE:
DL: Steve Pollard – Citrus Valley – SR.
DL: Ethan Saunders – Orange Vista – SR.
DL: Marshall Wiese – Linfield Christian – SR.
DL: Josh Hilton – Temecula Valley – SR.
LB: Shane Hefferon – Damien – SR.
LB: Peteli Mikaele – J.W. North – SR.
LB: Christian Jurado – Norte Vista – SR.
DB: Ricky Morrison – Norco – SR.
DB: Jesus Gonzalez – Norte Vista – JR.
DB: Johnathan Hoskins – Corona Centennial – SR.
DB: Isaiah Loera – Upland – SR.
QB: Kajiya Hollawayne – San Jacinto – JR.
QB: Dylan Wheatley – Citrus Valley – JR.
QB: Jayden Denegal – Apple Valley – SO.
RB: Jalen Punsalan – Great Oak – JR.
RB: Hunter Roddy – Chaparral – SO.
RB: Fernando Chairez – Norco – SR.
RB: Kenny Teter – Heritage – SR.
RB: Rayce Thornton – Chino Hills – SR.
RB: Manny Robert – Hillcrest – JR.
RB: Corie Johnson – Murrieta Valley – SR.
RB: Juan Denny – San Jacinto – SR.
RB: Gustavo Lopez – Carter – JR.
RB: Elijah Kelsey – Moreno Valley – JR.
RB: Wahkill Sullivan – Serrano – SR.
RB: Elijah Monroe – Rancho Cucamonga – SR.
RB: Kenyard Edwards Jr. – Apple Valley – SR.
RB: Jordan Garcia-Frye – Citrus Valley – SR.
RB: Matthew Munoz – Ayala – SR.
RB/LB: Jacob Badawi – Ayala – JR.
RB/LB: Jaden Donovan – Shadow Hills – SR.
WR: Tyron Smith – Apple Valley – JR.
WR: Reshawn Burleson – Murrieta Mesa – SR.
WR: Tony Tedesco – Los Osos – SR.
WR: Devin Gandy – Silverado – SR.
WR: David Fisher – Yucaipa – SR.
WR: Ethan Leonard – Hemet – JR.
TE/DE: Ryan Webster – Apple Valley – SR.
OL: Chris Torres – Oak Hills – SR.
OL: Christian Duran – Etiwanda – SR.
OL: Michael Lopez – Ayala – SR.
OL: Anthony LaFrance – Ayala – SR.
OL: Michael Rodriguez – Ayala – SR.
OL: Toreon Penright – Cajon – SR.
OL/DL: Ricky Freymond – Ontario Christian – JR.
OL/DL: Nathan Kneubuhler – Chino Hills – SR.
DL: Logan Bishop – Chaparral – SR.
DL: Harper Bennett – Murrieta Valley – SR.
DL: Austin Marin – Roosevelt – SR.
DL: Kasen Brooks – Silverado – SR.
DL: Eric Hanlyn – Norco – SR.
DL: Coleton DeFalco – Temecula Valley – SR.
LB: Kyler Magsino – Damien – SR.
LB: Hector Lopez Jr. – Chino Hills – JR.
LB: Derick Rabadan – Rancho Cucamonga – SR.
LB: Gilbert Duran – Ayala – SR.
LB: Ethan Zentner – Norco – SR.
LB: Colby Summa – Corona Centennial – SR.
LB: Tristan Ramirez – Chaparral – JR.
LB: Cade Moran – Murrieta Mesa – SO.
LB: Brayden Frederick – Great Oak – SR.
LB: Westin Kanow – Great Oak – SR.
LB: Sam Jang – Apple Valley – SR.
LB: Zack Camarena – Damien – JR.
LB: Tony McGee – Colony – SO.
LB: Simon Hall – Corona Centennial – SR.
LB: Brandon Wilson – Temecula Valley – SR.
LB: Kaden Damico – Murrieta Valley – JR.
LB: Jason Mitchell – Cajon – SR.
DB: Samuel Carrillo – Chino Hills – SR.
DB: Brandon Bos – Norco – SR.
DB: Jeremy Justice II – Apple Valley – SR.
DB: Andy Moraga – Damien – SR.
DB: Marquis Cato – Apple Valley – JR.
DB: Arron Chaney II – Upland – SO.
ATH: Cole McCain – Ayala – SR.
ATH: Quentin Moten – Rancho Cucamonga – SR.
ATH: Jaden Navarrette – Norco – SR.
ATH: Gabriel Ortiz – Kaiser – SR.
ATH: Robert Coleman – Vista Murrieta – SR.
ATH: Donte Roby Jr. – Ramona – SR.
ATH: Crispin Wong – Linfield Christian – JR.
ATH: Justin Manqueros – Linfield Christian – SR.
ATH: Kenzel Lawler – Roosevelt – SR.
ATH: Francisco Mauigoa – Aquinas – JR.
ATH: Jacob Horne – Bonita – SR.
ATH: Jelani Whitmore – Carter – SR.
ATH: Destin Harston – Los Osos – SR.
ATH: Jordan Scott – Citrus Valley – SR.
ATH: Tyevin Ford – Upland – SR.
ATH: Anthony Ward – Colony – SR.