All-Area Football First Team
Burbank High's James Williams was named to the All-Area Football First Team. (Raul Roa/File Photo)
QB – Brian Gadsby, Junior, Crescenta Valley
Pacific League first-team selection had an eye-popping season, completing 170 passes in 284 attempts for 2,465 yards and 33 touchdowns versus only eight interceptions, adding two rushing scores.
RB – Joe Mudie, Senior, St. Francis
Versatile speedster was an excellent cornerback and a game-breaking running back, earning All-Mission League first-team honors. The All-Area Player of the Year candidate, who played through a hamstring injury late in the season, rushed for 1,350 yards in 179 carries (7.54 yards per carry) and 14 touchdowns. He also caught 39 passes for 612 yards and four touchdowns to go along with 23 tackles and 532 yards on returns.
RB – James Williams, Junior, Burbank
Pacific League Offensive Player of the Year tallied a school-record 22 rushing touchdowns, running for 1,469 yards (second-most in a season in school history), averaging nine yards a carry. All-Area Player of the Year candidate added 22 catches for 482 yards and five touchdowns.
Rec. – Oharjee Brown, Senior, Burbank
First-team All-Pacific League pick was Burbank’s biggest receiving threat, hauling in 55 passes for 976 yards (17.7 yards a catch) and 17 touchdowns.
Rec. – Dylan Crawford, Soph., St. Francis
Breakout season saw All-Mission League first-team honoree catch 54 passes for 993 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Rec. – Conor Joyce, Senior, Burroughs
Had 44 catches for 713 yards (16.2 yards a catch) and 12 of his team's 14 touchdown receptions in a season in which he was voted to the All-Pacific League first team.
OL – Davo Hakobyan, Junior, Crescenta Valley
Was a first-team Pacific League offensive lineman who was also a power on defense with 40 tackles and two sacks.
OL – Joe Loubier, Senior, St. Francis
A force at left tackle, the stalwart was a second-team All-Mission League pick and a huge asset in protecting Ty Gangi’s blindside and opening big holes on the left side.
OL – Andrew Mills, Junior, Burroughs
Maintained Burroughs’ tradition of stellar offensive linemen as he grabbed first-team All-Pacific League recognition.
OL – Trevor Provencio, Senior, St. Francis
A three-year starter at three different positions on the offensive line, the second-team All-Mission League selection made line calls and was at the center of everything the Golden Knights offense did.
OL – Michael Wong, Senior, Burbank
Was a cornerstone for a juggernaut of an offense that keyed Bulldogs’ march to a CIF Southern Section Southeast Division semifinal berth, with the first-team All-Pacific Leaguer paving the way.
K – Kareem Zeenni, Junior, St. Francis
All-Mission League first-team selection made all 33 PATs he attempted, converted on seven of 11 field goal attempts and sent 54 of 88 kickoffs into the end zone.
DL – Brody Felkel, Junior, St. Francis
A first-team All-Mission League punter who averaged 36 yards a punt and also hauled in a pair of touchdowns as a short-yardage tight end, but his true talent was at defensive end, where he notched 37 tackles (six for a loss) and four sacks.
DL – Hawkins Mann, Senior, Burroughs
Pacific League Lineman of the Year, who’s headed to the University of Nevada, had 64 tackles in seven games, averaging 9.1 tackles a game, and recorded five sacks.
DL – D’Andre Sims, Senior, La Cañada
Two-way starter earned a spot on All-Rio Hondo League first-team offense.
DL – Marko Tinoco, Senior, St. Francis
All-Mission League first-team pick made huge plays throughout the season, tallying 58 tackles, 21 for a loss and 13 sacks.
LB – Austin Brines, Senior, Crescenta Valley
First-team Pacific League defender paced Falcons with 89 tackles, while tallying an interception and a fumble recovery.
LB - Ricky Urzua, Senior, St. Francis
All-Mission League first-team honoree had a team-high 104 tackles, including 12 tackles for loss and five sacks.
LB – Michael Weber, Senior, St. Francis
Versatile in ability to play defensive back or linebacker, the All-Mission League second-team pick had 87 tackles, with six for a loss and three fumble recoveries.
DB – Kevin Hello, Senior, Crescenta Valley
Impact player could play defensive back, linebacker, running back and receiver, as he made myriad big plays, rushing for 549 rushing yards and eight touchdowns, while tallying 35 tackles, two sacks and five interceptions and blocking three punts. Was a second-team All-Pacific League pick in a true first-team season.
DB - Kevin Maloof, Senior, St. Francis
One of Golden Knights’ captains, was an All-Mission League second-team honoree with 75 tackles, including two for a loss and two sacks.
DB – Sebastian Santoro, Senior, Burbank
A first-team All-Pacific League pick who tallied 80 tackles, an interception and two sacks.
DB – Avery Williams, Soph., St. Francis
Phenomenal coverage cornerback, whose physicality progressed as the season went along en route to him earning All-Mission League first-team accolades. Had four interceptions and three fumble recoveries along with 69 tackles (three for a loss).
John Carroll, Junior, St. Francis
All-Mission League first-teamer hauled in 49 passes for 694 yards and seven touchdowns as a receiver/tight end, while notching 25 tackles, seven for a loss, and four sacks as a linebacker/defensive end.
Ryan Meredith, Senior, Burbank
Quarterbacked Bulldogs to CIF semifinals for first time since 1927 by throwing for a school-record 29 touchdowns to just two interceptions. He completed 128 of 226 passes for school-record 2,320 yards and rushed for two scores, though he was slighted with just an All-Pacific League honorable mention.
Stefan Smith, Senior, Flintridge Prep
Despite missing significant time due to injury, the All-Prep League first-team pick had 168 rushes for 1,212 yards and 14 touchdowns, adding 16 receptions for 223 yards and two touchdowns.