Jan 14, 2013 9:34 PM by Andrew Masuda

26 area football players score All-CIF honors

Seven Mission Prep Royals, six Lompoc Braves, four San Luis Obispo Tigers and three Atascadero Greyhounds were among the twenty-six Central Coast high school 11-man football players earned All-CIF honors from the CIF-Southern Section on Monday.

The overall numbers of players recognized this season is a huge jump from years past. Eighteen area players earned All-CIF last year and fifteen scored the honor in 2010.

SLO High's Jack Ferguson, Lompoc's Ainuu Taua, Willie Iribarren and Taylor Cornejo, Templeton's Ross Berry and Mission's Joey Hall were named All-CIF for the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

Back: Scotty Cusack, St.Joseph - 891 rushing yards and 12 TD runs, 658 receiving yards and 6 TD catches, 3 kickoffs returned for TD
Back: Colton Madrigal, Paso Robles - 1,553 rushing yards and 15 TD; 240 receiving yards and 2 TD catches
Line: Adam Schwarm, Atascadero
Line: Colby Kerns, Paso Robles
Receiver: Luke Wilson, Righetti - 68 catches, 1084 yards, 7 TD
Line: Dominic Chance, Atascadero - 81 tackles, 6.5 sacks
Line: Cole Foubert, San Luis Obispo - 58 tackles, 3.5 sacks
Line: Hunter Groenveld, St.Joseph - 53 tackles, 5.5 sacks
Linebacker: Jack Ferguson, SLO - 110 tackles, 8 sacks, 19 QB hurries
Back: Nick Hill, SLO - 55 tackles, 7 interceptions
Back: Louie Thek, Atascadero (junior), 72 tackles
Punter: Garrett Giovannelli, SLO - 38 yards/kick; 709 passing yards, 10 TD, 4 INT; 730 rushing yards and 10 TD runs

Back: Nikko Hayes, Lompoc - 1,089 rushing yards and 15 TD
Line: Joshua Power, Lompoc
Line: Ross Berry, Templeton
Back: Taylor Cornejo, Lompoc - 20 Tackes, 1 INT, 611 rushing yards
Linebacker: Willie Iribarren, Lompoc - 82 tackles
Line: Ainuu Taua, Lompoc (junior) - 49 tackles, 7 sacks, 1 INT
Utility: Rafael Arellano, Lompoc - 44 tackles, 3 sacks, 6 interceptions; 271 rushing yards and 6 TD Runs, 444 receiving yards and 5 TD catches

Defensive Player of the Year: Andrew DaRosa, Mission Prep
- 84 tackles, 6 sacks, 16 QB hurries
Back: Michael Cardwell, Mission - 1,370 rushing yards, 14 TD
QB: Tyler Baty, Mission - 2,979 passing yards, 45 TD passes, 7 interceptions
Receiver: Joey Hall, Mission - 60 catches, 1,365 receiving yards, 24 TD catches
Reeciver: Patrick Laird, Mission (junior) - 21 catches, 506 receiving yards with 7 TD catches; 970 rushing yards and 13 TD runs
Line: Andrew DaRosa, Mission
Linebacker: Andrew DeSesa, Mission - 108 tackles
Back: Calvin Levisay, Mission (junior), 60 tackles, 2 INT, 18 pass deflections



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