The Southern Section offices of the California Interscholastic Federation recently announced the names for the top student athletes that made the All-CIF First Team for the sport of 8- and 11-person contact football. These lists are presented by the LA84 Foundation, selected by the Football Coaches Association. According to CIF-SS Program Coordinator Anita Fopma, only First Team selections are recognized in 11-person.
“We only have an All-CIF First Team, if the coaches select a player for a Second Team, we do not recognize it as All-CIF,” she said.
On top of the list of local selections, the largest group of premier football players selected from the 2022 football season came from San Jacinto High School, who not only won the Mountain Pass League title, but also won a CIF Southern Section title, a SoCal Regional CIF State title and were runners-up in the CIF State Bowl Game. Their list also includes Championship Coach of the Year and Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year as well.
Chaparral also had a good number of players honored with four, and Murrieta Valley’s Bachmeier brothers, Tiger and Bear, won’t have any trouble sleeping at night knowing they were also on the list.
All-CIF First Team local selections:
Murrieta Valley: Bear Bachmeier, QB (10); Tiger Bachmeier, WR (12)
Chaparral: Caron Tyler, Skill (12); Stacy Dobbins, Skill (11); Izaiah Souriolle, Line (12); Aiden Alefosio, Line (11)
Vista Murrieta: Akili Smith Jr., Skill (10)
Orange Vista: Sire Gaines, WR (11); Corey Johnson, OL (12)
Great Oak: Trevor Schuck, LB/TE (11)
Murrieta Mesa: CJ Moran, Ath (11)
Temecula Valley: Jake Sinz, MLB (12)
Offensive Players of the Year: Dereun Dortch, San Jacinto and Dillon Gresham, San Jacinto
Defensive Player of the Year: Andre Taylor, San Jacinto
Championship Coach: Aric Galliano, San Jacinto
San Jacinto: PJ Enosa, OL; Malachi Brown, RB; Ahlijah Afemata, LB; Vincent Holmes, DB
Paloma Valley: Stephen Gallegos, Skill; Jacob Torres-Hornbeak, Skill
Elsinore: Mykai Skinner, Skill; Zavier Swoffer, Skill
Hemet: Tanner Fye, Skill
Liberty: Eddie Smith, Skill
Tahquitz: Dorian Levinston, WR (12); Do’Jonni Bryant, WR (12)
Linfield Christian: Jonathan Aguilar, Skill (12)
Santa Rosa Academy: Holden Weber, OL (12)
St. Jeanne de Lestonnac: Malik Douglas, Skill (11); Adrian Ortiz, Line (9)
Temecula Prep: Wyatt Lynch, Skill (12)
First Team Defense
Cornerstone Christian: Caden Kakoschke (12)
California Lutheran: Aiden Boehm (10)
Second Team (CIF recognized; All-Around)
Cornerstone Christian: Jaiden Chavez (12)
California Lutheran: Nathan Nash (12)
A complete list of selections from the entire state can be found online at www.cifss.org.
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