2008 GSP All-Southern California FB Team

Tyler Gaffney

Here is a look at the top players in SoCal as Golden State Preps.com presents the All-Southern California Football Team for 2008...

For the second straight year, GoldenStatePreps.com has decided to do two separate teams for each part of the state, an all-Northern California team and an all-Southern California team (which only includes seniors). We'll also have a Super All-State Underclass team (Thursday), an all SuperSoph Team (Friday) and the All-State First Team next Monday.

Here is a look at the All-Southern California Football Team for 2008:

Headling the All-SoCal team is our Player of the Year and like the NorCal Player of the Year, this was an easy choice.  San Diego Central Catholic running back Tyler Gaffney.  The all-everything back, Gaffney ran for almost 2,900 yards and scored 56 touchdowns and led Cathedral to the CIF-San Diego Section D-III title and then ended his career with a memorable five touchdown, 329-yard game to lead CC to the CIF State Division III title.

Our Offensive Player of the Year is Taylor Martinez of Corona Centennial.  Martinez was a big part of the Huskies 15-0 season, both with his arm and with his feet.  This is the second year in a row a Husky player was named Offensive Player of the Year, Ryan Bass winning a year ago.

The SoCal Defensive Player of the Year is Corona Centennial linebacker Vontaze Burfict. The top middle linebacker in the country, Burfict led a stout Centennial defense that helped the Huskies go 15-0 and end the season ranked #2 nationally.  He finished the year with 146 tackles.

2008 Southern California Player of the Year

Tyler Gaffney, San Diego Cathedral Catholic  

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

QB- Taylor Martinez, Corona Centennial (SoCal Offensive Player of the Year)
RB- Jontell Reedom, Tulare Union 
RB- Arthur Burns, Corona Centennial
WR- James Johnson, Valley Center
WR- James Flynn, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame
TE- Morrell Presley, Carson
OL- Josh Cabral, Los Flores Tesoro
OL- Kevin Graf, Agoura
OL- Michael Philipp, San Bernardino Arroyo Valley
OL- Lars Bramer, Clovis Buchanan
OL- Greg Capella, Visalia El Diamante
AP-  Patrick Hall, Ventura St. Bonaventure

DEFENSE

DL- Iuta Tepa, Long Beach Poly
DL- Will Sutton, Corona Centennial
DL- James Boyd, Los Angeles Jordan
LB- Vontaze Burfict, Corona Centennial (SoCal Defensive Player of the Year)
LB- Travis Brown, Fresno Clovis West
LB- Robert Franco, San Pedro
LB- Eric Martin, Moreno Valley Rancho Verde
DB- Bijon Samoodi, Anaheim Servite 
DB- T.J. McDonald, Fresno Edison
DB- Marlon Pollard, San Bernardino Cajon
DB- Byron Moore, Harbor City Narbonne
AP- Preston King, Los Flores Tesoro

SPECIAL TEAMS

P/K- Eric Stern, Whittier
 

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

QB- Derek Carr, Bakersfield Christian
RB- Cameron Loeffler, Exeter
RB- Stefphon Jefferson, Visalia El Diamante
WR- Kevin Chandler, Mission Viejo
WR- Ricky Marvray, Corona Centennial
TE- Levine Toilolo, La Mesa Helix
OL- Trevor Fox, Temecula Chaparral
OL- Nik Abele, Irvine
OL- Brian Schwenke, Oceanside
OL- Zachary Burge, Anaheim Servite
OL- Everett Benyard, San Diego Cathedral Catholic
AP- Cierre Wood, Oxnard Santa Clara

DEFENSE

DL- Sione Tuihalamaka, Gardena Serra
DL- Talia Crichton, Lakewood
DL- Nate Ware, Visalia El Diamante
LB- George Daily-Lyles, Long Beach Poly
LB- Jacob Driver, Encinitas La Costa Canyon
LB- Scott Graves, Los Flores Tesoro
LB- Pat Su'a, Bakersfield Highland
DB- Stanjarivus McKay, Long Beach Poly
DB- Brandon Sermons, Pomona Diamond Ranch
DB- Tra Sumler, Rosemead
DB- Alex Mascarenas, Mission Viejo 
AP- Robbie Rouse, San Diego Madison

SPECIAL TEAMS

P/K- Roman Ferreira, San Diego Cathedral Catholic

 

THIRD TEAM

OFFENSE

QB- Robbie Picazo, Los Flores Tesoro
RB- Jon Lister, Thousand Oaks
RB- Ronnie Hillman, La Habra
WR- Bryson Lloyd, Santa Barbara
WR- Jake Peterson, Bakersfield Christian
TE- Christopher Coyle, Westlake Village Oaks Christian
OL- Brock Morris, Redlands
OL- Mitchell Van Dyk, Paso Robles
OL- Evan Finkenberg, Los Flores Tesoro
OL- Gavin Pascarella, Corona Centennial
OL- Albert Parrish, Long Beach Poly
AP- Desi Rodriguez, Saugus

DEFENSE

DL- Edward Nuckols, San Marcos Mission Hills
DL- Justin Brown, Compton
DL- Anthony Larceval, La Mesa Helix
LB- Marquis Simmons, Compton Dominguez
LB- Trevor Erno, Lakewood
LB- Chris Metcalf, Compton
LB- Todd Golper, Arcadia
DB- Lester White, Riverside North
DB- Justin Lilley, Westlake 
DB- Nathan Fellner, Fresno Clovis West
DB- J.B. Dock, Ventura St. Bonaventure
AP- Devon Flournoy, Van Nuys Birmingham

SPECIAL TEAMS

P/K- Brent Keys, Simi Valley

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