With the CIF San Diego Section football championship games scheduled for this weekend, we’re taking a look at the top player from each team. The list is in alphabetical order.

Trevor Brokowski – RB/DB – Francis Parker

One of several Lancers who play both ways, Brokowski is Parker’s leading rushing and also has three interceptions, three forced fumbles, and two blocked kicks. He’ll look to replicate his performance against Castle Park as Parker looks to avenge their earlier loss.

Tyler Buchner – QB – Bishop’s

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Very few players in the country can come close to the video game numbers that Buchner has posted this season. The Notre Dame commit has accounted for 73 touchdowns while leading the Knights to a 12-0 record.

Nicholas Gardinera – RB – Scripps Ranch

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Scripps Ranch teammates Nicholas Gardinera (left) and Ethan Nicholas.

The junior running back has run for over 100 yards in eleven straight games and has scored eight touchdowns in the last two weeks. He poses a big problem for the La Jolla defense.

Erik Hernandez – RB – Castle Park

The leader of the Trojans rushing attack, he’s run for multiple touchdowns in seven games this season including a season high in the first matchup against Francis Parker.

Keoni Lamoreaux – LB – Serra

Lamoreaux had an incredibly productive season that saw him total 113 tackles, eight sacks, and four forced fumbles. He’ll need to make his mark as the Conquistadors look for revenge against Santana.

Keyshawn Smith – WR – Lincoln

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Lincoln’s Keyshawn Smith (far left)

One of San Diego’s top receivers, Smith has shifted roles in recent weeks and rushed for three touchdowns over the past two games.

Max Smith – ATH – La Jolla

Smith has played a big role for the Vikings on both sides of the ball. He’s rushed for seven touchdowns on offense and grabbed five interceptions on defense and will need a huge effort to help La Jolla take down Scripps Ranch.

Nathan Temple – QB – Santana

Temple has posted great numbers and largely avoided turnovers over the past two seasons. He’ll need to continue that trend against a surging Serra defense.

Isaac Tinoisamoa – OL/DL – El Camino

Isaac Tinoisamoa (far left)

The two-way lineman is a big time run stopper and will be a big key to El Camino’s chances against Bishop’s.

Kavika Tua – RB – Oceanside

Oceanside’s Kavika Tua

Always a threat to break a long run, Tua has surpassed 2,000 rushing yards this season and is sure to have the attention of Lincoln’s defense.

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